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Palermo Viejo

$$$
Highlands
Italian, International, Spanish, Pub, Argentinean
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1359 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204 (Midland)
(502) 456-6461
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
To Bad the Best Argentian Restaurant in the Midwest has Closed

It was by far the best Argentina Restaurant in the Midwest, bar none, I should know as I have eaten at most of the so-called Argentina restaurants in North America over the years, but eating in Argentina as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Rob B
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was by far the best Argentina Restaurant in the Midwest, bar none, I should know as I have eaten at most of the so-called Argentina restaurants in North America over the years, but eating in Argentina as well

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of best restaurants in Louisville. If you like Argentinian cooking Palermo Viejo is what you're looking for. Excellent steaks. Unfortunately, Chef Fransisco is closing Palermo Viejo 2/21/15 to spend more time with his family. So if you don't already have reservations, you will miss out on a great restaurant.

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Louisville
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

From the moment I walked in the door, it was a great time. Everyone greeted me as I walked in and I was told I could sit where I wanted. It was a cold evening so I chose a table further in near the kitchen. My server was bubbly and attentive. The cocktail was great! The calamari was a great... More 

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Caeur D Alene
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The experience for me started with the call to ask for directions. Wonderful and friendly person on the other end. Parking is easy with options in the back Loved the open grill area where you can see the chef. The guys in the kitchen friendly smiling and having a good time. That translates to the food Prevoleta prevoleta prevoleta. Love... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Calamare are wonderful and make a great appetizer for two. The wine menu lists some of Argentine Malbecs that are wonderful--such as the Colome. The steaks are wonderfully prepared and cooked precisely as asked by Frank, the owner and grillmaster. The Papas Provencial are tasty French Fries. It makes for a wonderful evening. If you plan to go, get... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited with my wife on a Saturday night during Bardstown's Christmas Glow celebration. The restaurant was not too busy, our reservations were fro 6pm... Tip: If it's cold, don't let them seat you near the door, the constant opening/closing got a little chilly...or maybe sit to the left or right of the front door to avoid the draft... The place... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had dinner and drinks here on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We had a carafe of red wine Sangria that was fantastic. They mix it fresh to order and much to my pleasant surprise, it had a kick. I had a vegetarian pasta dish with red sauce and it was tasty! The food and service were good. This place was... More 

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Louisville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Palermo tonight. Not only was the food over cooked and bland, the server was blanantly rude. When she asked "how was the food", I replied it was "ok" in a very non-offensive way (I could have told her truth...a chicken basket from Dairy Queen was better). She said "just ok"?! She then said "well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Got the recommendation from our ziplining tour guides! The best advice and steak ever! Gotta try the entree with the sample of grilled meats! Delicious! Loved it!!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The meat is excellent but the surprise is the large number of vegetarian dishes. We took friends and the wife was a vegetarian. She thought it had great choices for her. Us meatatarians love the place.

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Additional Information about Palermo Viejo

Address: 1359 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Phone Number: (502) 456-6461
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, International, Spanish, Pub, Argentinean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1359 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
    (Midland)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighborhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: (502) 456-6461

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Spanish, Pub, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?