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“Veal Parm was excellent”

Martini Italian Bistro
Ranked #143 of 1,770 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: East Louisville
Description: "Essentially and authentically Italian..." Best describes this comfortable yet sophisticated locally owned restaurant and bar. Whether you're stopping in for lunch or dinner to savor the generously portioned and exquisitely flavored pastas, pizzas, meats and seafood dishes, Martini Italian Bistro is everything you love about Italy and more. We are proud to offer a made-from-scratch menu, serving only the freshest of ingredients to ensure a dining experience that is sure to delight. Our Chefs are able to modify any dish to taste and accommodate any dietary needs you may have. We also offer a choice of whole wheat or gluten free pastas as well. The bar at Martini Italian Bistro is in a class all its own. We are honored to house a bar program that produces local and regional award winning mixologists. Our fully stocked bar comes complete with a menu of over 60 handcrafted martinis, a Bourbon selection to please any novice or aficionado, and an extensive wine list that blends the best of California, Italy, France and beyond. Ultimately, Martini Italian Bistro is great people delivering genuinely hospitality. We are passionate about creating a memorable dining experience for our guests and look forward to serving you soon!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Veal Parm was excellent”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect when I went in to this place, but I was surprised. Our server was friendly and recommended the veal parm. It was a little different, but the veal was tender and the dish was huge - lots of food. They had a half off wine by the glass night when we went and that was a nice bonus. I would return when I come back.

Visited November 2012
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“Handle Large Group Very Well”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had a very large business dinner here, they didn't have a seperate room, just put up a curtain to split the dining room which was ok but kind of tacky. Otherwise food was outstanding, service was outstanding and they did a really nice job of accomodating everybody, it didn't appear as the "other" customers suffered in service either.

  • Visited October 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Martini's Italian Bistro”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very nice restaurant with excellent staff. According to news reports this restaurant is now independently owned (by the former gen. manager) since the parent chain ceased operations.
Food quality and quantity is excellent. My most recent visit was early dinner at % pm so the restaurant was quiet, but can be a little noisy during busy times.

  • Visited October 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Italian at its BEST - Homemade away from Home”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

My favorite Italian place in Louisville, and in my top 3 favorite Italian places anywhere. The kitchen makes EVERY dish fresh, including filling and cooking ravioli. They have very good Gluten Free options. Food is tasty and service is very good, although not always the speediest due to nature of making all dishes to order. Amazing Martini selection and good desserts. Loyalty program for frequent diners as well. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.

  • Visited August 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Consistently good Italian Fare!”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Cameron Mitchell restaurants are always worth a trip. This place and Mitchell's Seafood across the breezeway are both good choices if you're near The Summit. We have several good Italian options in town and this is certainly one of them.

Visited July 2012
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