At The Italian Table

2359 Frankfort Ave, Louisville
(502) 883-0211

Recent Reviews

Diana Banks

4 couples celebrated birthday with dinner. Great fresh food, wonderful friendly service and a wonderful setting.

Cheryl Bensing

I would not go back. The salad was really good but the rest was ho hum. The deserts were brought in from somewhere else and not so hot. Definitely not worth the price. Louisville has plenty to offer elsewhere.

Jeffrey P

Having traveled throughout Europe including Italy, this restaurant was stupendous! We really enjoyed the antipasto, salad, main course and especially the dessert. This restaurant follows Europe lifestyle, in that, the dinner is the evening. Look forward to returning soon!

Phyllis Herald

Had high expectations on this restaurant last night and was very disappointed! The bill was almost $500.00 for 5 ppl and we maybe had $60.00 worth of food! Would not recommend this restaurant!!!!!

Lindsay H.

Wonderful food and atmosphere!! The owners are lovely people who make the experience fun and informative. Seriously wonderful food and wine. The communal dining experience was great!

Chris M.

Amazing restaurant, ambience and service! I hidden gem, must go! I had to change my reservation, extremely professional and accommodating.

Nina A.

What a fun experience!! Made rezzies well in advance w some friends and could not wait to go. It definitely lived up to the hype! We were greeted w Prosecco, given mixed nuts and were allowed to roam around while waiting for all the guests to arrive. It ended up being kind of open seating, and everyone at our table was delightful to talk with. Each course of the meal was truly delicious, and we left with a little sparkle after having had a great meal and making some new friends. Would highly recommend this fun and unique experience!!

Brian C.

This was my fifth time at the Italian Table. It was my girlfriend's birthday. (Hi Jesse.) This time we booked a table for 10 people. Just when I think the experience can not get better - somehow it does. We were greeted at the outside patio with a cold Prosecco and warm greeting. Inside the atmosphere is welcoming and cozy. Gina and her team put together an amazing meal with excellent wine choices. The service was on point - attentive but not overbearing - in true Italian style. She is an amazing cook and extraordinary hostess! Important reminders - the restaurant has two tables - both sit 10 people. If you have less than 10 in your party, you are joining a table so bring a smile. The meal is pre-set - you have no choices - but what you get is better than what you would have selected. The course servings are at a thoughtful pace - time to enjoy your meal and not be rushed. I plan on a 1 1/2 to 2 hour experience. A great place for a group of friends to celebrate.

megan scott

Whenever I have dined at ATIT (four times over the past five years) I have had a pleasurable experience. The service is attentive, the food is authentic and delicious, Chef Gina will gladly accommodate special meal requests (e.g. vegetarian), and the atmosphere is lively and amicable. I have to say, though, that I am severely disappointed in the lack of attention our reservation for six received this time around. Our party was booked a month in advance for a birthday - on the day of the birthday, a Thursday evening. The Monday of that week someone from ATIT called and notified us that the restaurant had been double booked for that evening and they would not be able to accommodate our party. We were offered a slot for the following week. Yes, ATIT is worth the visit but hold your expectations loosely until you are in place on the night of your reservation. Otherwise, you may be sorely disappointed, as were we.

Megan S.

Whenever I have dined at ATIT (four times over the past five years) I have had a pleasurable experience. The service is attentive, the food is authentic and delicious, Chef Gina will gladly accommodate special meal requests (e.g. vegetarian), and the atmosphere is lively and amicable. I have to say, though, that I am severely disappointed in the lack of attention our reservation for six received this time around. Our party was booked a month in advance for a birthday - on the day of the birthday, a Thursday evening. The Monday of that week someone from ATIT called and notified us that the restaurant had been double booked for that evening and they would not be able to accommodate our party. We were offered a slot for the following week. Yes, ATIT is worth the visit but hold your expectations loosely until you are in place on the night of your reservation. Otherwise, you may be sorely disappointed, as were we.

Ryan Brink

They served me stale bread and pasta that tasted like WalMart bought noodles. Also they'll criticize you for holding a wine glass wrong.

Rachael P.

Missing a course: First off, service and food was amazing so don't let that stray you. The price and the amount of food should. First course was an antipasto with a hand made burata, Charcuterie was a second course but it was merely assorted meat and bread, very light for a table of 8. Third and final course was the pasta, homemade noodles (delicious) with tomato sauce with pecorino cheese. Desert was a wonderful whipped ricotta and raspberry's. For any Italian enthusiast, you know there's an actual course with meat or some type of protein. It was $65 per person and we all left hungry, on a positive, it was a great experience and food was good!

Jayant Dave

You have to go there to experience it. Great food cooked with pride and love added by good host. Thanks to Mehrotra family to invite us .

Jennifer Robinson

Lots of fun, good food and lots for wine!

Jane W.

What a wonderful experience! This was something I had not done before but was truly a treat! We met some interesting people and had an awesome meal! You need to come hungry and ready to mingle!

Alison R.

Walked into my grandmother's dining room this evening! Sorry this Tebow has taken so long to write. We enjoyed a fantastic meal here in March to celebrate my husband's birthday. The restaurant is designed to make you feel like you are in someone's home and it did just that. The dining room is set with two communal tables - our party of 4 were seated with another couple celebrating their anniversary and another foursome celebrating a birthday. Our host greeted us with a glass of proseco along with some nuts while we got a look into the kitchen and meet some of the wait staff. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Our first course was a type of flan /custard with fennel that was sublime. A stuffed pasta course followed that was so delicate and flavorful. Beyond words. The main course consisted of pork roasted to perfection accompanied by classic italian mashed Potatoes (they literally tested just like my grandmother's) and a veggie...all served family style with two platters and bowls per table. Next came a salad which wad followed by dessert which I remember as being custardy and rich. The menu changes each night. Reservations must be made in advance. $60 per person plus an 18% gratuity. IT'S WORTH IT!!!

Katie Dilbeck

Went here for a birthday dinner. Really enjoyed it. The food was wonderful and the chef/owner as well as the other staff were amazing. Very homelike setting.

Tim Lindell

Awesome food and great atmosphere!!

Joel Z.

Delicious plus charming atmosphere. We were joining a group so I cannot speak to cost. But every one of the 4 courses was perfect. Service was excellent. This is a place you can relax with friends, enjoy a wonderful meal, and have the staff totally dedicated to your 2 tables. You can book the whole place (2 tables of 10). Or some of seats. Or you can call to see if there are seats open for one, two or more of your party. Note we all received the same meal but no one took exception. I look forward to my next visit.

John Pacyga

GREAT food! An even better experience eating at two tables and making new friends.

Gretchen Andres

This place is a unique little gem with a wonderful atmosphere, amazing food and always great company.

Erich C.

What a gem for the City of Louisville! Chef Gina the owner personally feeds you and she is an expert on Italy, Italian foods and travel. The service was excellent, wine list very good/affordable and the food was delicious! If you can grab a seat I highly recommend dining At The Italian Table if you can!

timimichellet

I have been following the restaurant on social media for nearly 2 years. Finally decided to give the place a shot. I am mad at myself for not stepping in sooner. The staff greeted us upon arrival and encouraged us to come in to the kitchen. Chef Gina was working on the food and answered questions, conversed with us, and pointed out different decor of interest to us. Once the meal began I fell in love. We sampled food from the Northern region of Italy. The staff was attentive, friendly, and Chef Gina was even conversing during the meal. The food was some of the best I’ve ever ate. The pork was to die for, melts in your mouth and tender. An overall wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. My next time I visit will be on Tuesday’s for the hands on class. Louisville sure has a gem in this restaurant.

Charlotte Lopez

Wonderful. A home cooked meal with people who want to show you a great experience. Negative reviews seem to focus on how much you get for the price ...I thought it was plenty of food, and such high quality! Wine selection is fabulous. You will feel so welcome as soon as you walk in. Please go here. You will not regret it.

Bennett Reynolds

It's a nice atmosphere and neat idea. But, the food just isn't worth the cost. Somewhat small portions and nothing that blew anyone in our party away. Probably wouldn't go back.

Ginny Thomas

Cannot Express how this small TRUE Italian restaurant can bring you around a table of strangers and you leave a family. The food, the wine, the personal chef Gina right at your table. Please be sure to book reservations way in advance, this dime is well hidden but far from ever forgettable. You will be elated once you leave and won't be able to stop talking about it on the drive home.

Ryan Kuhl

Nice experience, but the food was just too expensive for being that basic.

Meredith Payne Mathes

What an amazing dining experience! Food was perfection. Staff made it so fun for our group and I loved the ambiance with the candles and the dim lighting. Great place!!

Amy Hillenbrand

An Intimate experience and amazing food!

Korie Acord

There is no reason why this should not be 5 stars across the board. Chef Gina is a quiet rockstar. I love her food but mostly her passion!! What an amazing undiscovered treat here in Louisville! The kindness & hospitality that was shared from the second we stepped foot onto her patio, throughout dinner & dessert was wonderful. Thank you for a delicious tour through Italy. Best in Louisville by far!

Bridget Hempel

ATIT is a wonderful dining experience! Chef Gina is welcoming, informative and talented. The atmosphere is cozy, the food outstanding and when you leave, you feel like family. I’ve dined with ATIT a few times and always look forward to going back.

Kristen G.

This is a great place to celebrate! It is family style for a few of the items during dinner. The food was GREAT! Everything is made from scratch and right next to the dining area. She was so nice, and so were the waiters that served. The only difficult part was getting a reservation, we were cancelled on twice. But I am so glad that we stuck with it!

DrKorie_DCPD

There is no reason why this should not be 5 stars across the board. Chef Gina is a quiet rockstar. I love her food but mostly her passion!! What an amazing undiscovered treat here in Louisville! The kindness & hospitality that was shared from the second we stepped foot onto her patio, throughout dinner & dessert was wonderful. Thank you for a delicious tour through Italy. Best in Louisville by far! . Multiple times we have visited here & feel even more positive ATIT is a 5 star experience. Tonight was fantastic. Sharing a table with six strangers that quickly turned into a night of laughter between the delicious food & wine.

Korie D.

There is no reason why this should not be 5 stars across the board. Chef Gina is a quiet rockstar. I love her food but mostly her passion!! What an amazing undiscovered treat here in Louisville! The kindness & hospitality that was shared from the second we stepped foot onto her patio, throughout dinner & dessert was wonderful. Thank you for a delicious tour through Italy. Best in Louisville by far! Multiple times we have visited here & feel even more positive ATIT is a 5 star experience. Tonight was fantastic. Sharing a table with six strangers that quickly turned into a night of laughter between the delicious food & wine.

Brian C.

Last night we ate at The Italian Table. It was my fourth visit. I have traveled to Italy several times and enjoyed highly rated restaurants. I can tell you the Italian Table exceeded any meal in Italy. Most everything is made from scratch and is of the highest quality. Gina and her staff could not be more engaging, polite and fun. Please note there are two tables with 10 seats. So it is a community table experience (part of the fun) and the menus are set for each night. The pricing is very straight forward and a bargain for the experience. If you are looking for a world class dining experience in Louisville KY, you can find it at the Italian Table!

FOC

Great portion sizes. Lovely atmosphere. The people at our table were very nice and we had good conversation. Already planning a second outing.

shelby_beller

As we planned for this to be an enjoyable experience- it was nothing but enjoyable. When we entered the restaurant we were made to stand in the kitchen and talk amongst each other (as in each other I mean the group we came with, the chef and the other employee’s did not introduce themselves). We wanted to sit down but they wouldn’t let us. Finally, we sat down on our own. Next, we began dinner. The food was good- but average. We knew it would be a set menu and we knew the price, but, for the price we expected A LOT more of it. While it was delicious, it was not anything we couldn’t get at another restaurant in our area. They also nickel & dime you. A family member who was dinning with us was charged $9.00 for a 12oz Diet Coke. I thought that was a tad over priced. Also, anything they offer you is made to seem included, and it is not in any way. Anything other than the meal & water is NOT included. This was a very unwelcoming dinning experience. We expected to feel like we were eating in an Italian dinning room as that is what they advertise, but, instead we’re made to feel unwelcome & intruding. Unfortunately, our party of 10 will NOT be back.

Kay S.

This was an enormous disappointment. I had planned a dinner for a table of 10 family members. It was for a very special event, and we planned it months in advance. We knew it was expensive, but we also knew that we were paying for the experience. The experience was not good. There was no welcome, and there were no introductions. We stood around awkwardly and were told that we weren't allowed to sit down at the tables. The owner was quite unfriendly to us. She, nor anyone else, asked why our family was there celebrating. They did not attempt any friendly conversation. This is a restaurant that is supposed to be a welcoming Italian experience, instead we felt like unwelcome intruders in someone else's home. The entire staff acted like they didn't want to be at work. Also, they nickel and dime you! We paid $9 for what was equivalent to a 12 oz. can of Diet Coke. Anything they offer you, that would seem to be included with the meal/experience, is added to your bill. Lastly, the food was good, but it was nothing special. We could have eaten better in MANY other places in Louisville.

Amanda L.

A group of friends made a reservation at the Italian Table several months ago. The night before our reservation, I decided to get on their website and look at the menu. I didn't realize that the menu is set and that you are at the mercy of the chef. As a control freak and picky eater, I immediately started to panic. I called the restaurant and they went over the menu with me. First we had bread with olive oil, cooked down kale and beans, next was truffle butter risotto, and the entree was stuffed pork with potatoes and salad. Dessert was moose with baked apples and an amoretto cookie. The food was delicious, but the Italian Table is about the experience: sharing a table and having a meal with strangers. While we were having dinner, two different groups of carolers came through and sang Christmas songs, which was perfect. Chef Gina and our server, Steven, were both very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. If you are looking for authentic Italian food and a true dining "experience", I would recommend At The Italian Table.

G M

Gina Stipo and staff love to cook and welcome you to their home. I say home because this cozy space serves 20 people and you are invited in the kitchen or patio area when you arrive before dinner. Since we are on the mailing list, we received an email alerting us to a special 'white truffle' dining experience added due to an overwhelming response to the first offering. If you enjoy authentic Italian food, meeting new people, and not knowing the menu ahead of time, this is the foodie experience for you.