We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Anselmo's Bistro & Bar

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1511 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1109
+1 502-749-0444
17:00 - 01:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri 17:00 - 04:00
Sat 12:00 - 04:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 35: English reviews
Level Contributor
88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went there mid evening on Saturday night. Felt rushed by our server ( although they were not busy) Young girl tried very hard but not knowledgeable about the menu. Menu seemed limited to what we saw on line. The soup was very, very good but everything else middle of the road. Would not recommend to anyone for a second... More 

Thank Beaton62
Columbia, Tennessee
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

While shopping on Bardstown, we asked where we could find some good Italian food besides the many pizza shops that we had seen. Someone suggested Anselmo's, and we were very pleased with their recommendation! It's a cute, local place that services dishes straight from Grandma's recipes. The fried ravioli were fabulous, and the chicken parmigiana was just as great! We... More 

Thank awherry8
Versailles, Kentucky
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Came upon this place by accident, but it was a delicious surprise! The bruschetta was delicious, as was the Ceasar Salad and Lasagna. The salad was not drenched in dressing, which made it light and refreshing. It took a while for our food to come but our waitress was very attentive, bringing us drinks and checking in on us. It's... More 

1 Thank Bella713
Prospect, Kentucky
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Tim gave us great service. We started w/ 1 of the 49 bourbons & a specialty martini. Both of us choose caesar salads w/ anchovies, of course. As for dinner, we had a Grandma's Meatsballs & mine was the spicy Rattlesnake pasta. Both were as yummy as expected. We have been there before & I love sitting by the windows... More 

Thank New240059
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Best meal we had spending a whole week in Kentucky. Angela is a fabulous bartender. Of the 10s of restaurants in Highlander, this is the one.

Thank Eric W
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the service very attentive. My husband loved the meatballs. The pasta primavera was okay but not great. The atmosphere is lovely and it is open on Sunday evening which is a plus. It was also half price bottle of wine night. We had a very nice visit and hope to return.

Thank Pam G
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Kenny, the owner, came around and checked on us. The food is remarkable and the service was outstanding! Loved the meatballs

Thank Amy L
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Do not listen to these negative reviews. My friends and I eat at Anselmo's pretty regularly and the food is always amazing and the service is great. We dine all over town and have much to compare to. We've never had anything on the menu we didn't love, it's reasonably priced, and the staff are always attentive. If you are... More 

Thank Megan I
Level Contributor
38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Most enjoyable evening with really good and somewhat unique dishes. The rattlesnake pasta had just enough heat. Portions were generous. Appetizer was good and so was the dark draft. Service was spot on and parking was no problem. Definitely recommend this place!

Thank Tom B
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

This was chance visit. The staff was attentive and the food was great. I have been coast to coast and this was one of the best I have had the pleasure to eat at. Recommend to couples small but enjoyable staff and manger

Thank Basque01

Travellers who viewed Anselmo's Bistro & Bar also viewed


Been to Anselmo's Bistro & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1109
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-749-0444

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Anselmo's Bistro & Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Anselmo's Bistro & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?