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Pesto's Italian Restaurant

566 S 5th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2321
+1 502-584-0567
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible3%
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“black olives” (3 reviews)
“pitas” (2 reviews)
“kabob” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Persian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
566 S 5th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2321
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Clean, excellent food and always a warm greeting at the door. My wife always has Italian and I choose Persian. Have eaten here 10-15 times over the years and never disappointed.

Thank peekay52
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My husband and I have eaten here with our friends on weekend evenings many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The sahbzi is a delicious "greeting" (gratis) appetizer with what taste like homemade pitas, feta cheese, fresh herbs (tonight was mint), and...More

Thank Burgesskpc
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were the first people in the door on a Saturday morning; 11:13 hours of the day. The owner still had the keys in the lock and, with a smile, turned the bolt and welcomed us in. To be candid, there is much as Syrian/Lebanese...More

Thank MDFS333
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a treasurer for Italian and Persian dining. Our group of 10 enjoyed a variety of items that were all excellent. The only recommendtion is to chill the white wines. We will be back whenever we are in Louisville!!!

Thank Tennswo
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We headed to downtown to the 4th street activities in Louisville and just by accident found this wonderful little restaurant. We had a party of six and were seated quickly. I had noticed an inspection grade of A on a card right when you walk...More

Thank Lovethebeach2013
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect spot for a business lunch or a quiet, romantic dinner near downtown. We had our rehearsal dinner here a year ago, and it was perfect for both our party size and our budget. I have been back several times for lunch...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

It really does not worth to go for dinner. Do not pay more than 10 for such a place. The food is ok, but the service is below average. They also made a mistake on my check .......

Thank Pipete40
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The description says "skewer of marinated grilled Chicken served with a side of Basmati Rice, grilled Tomato & Pita Bread" But what you actually get is chunks of cold, bone-dry flavorless chicken with a side of plain dry rice and an unidentified burned object. Disgusting....More

Thank asharp65
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Great food and service and a fine interior outweigh the iffy neighborhood. It appears that residents don't know about it as it's pretty quiet.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The kebabs were good per se, they were well-cooked and delicious, but the rice portion was small for one person, and almost all the foods didn't have the salt Persian dishes usually have, so the taste was not as I expected to enjoy an authentic...More

Thank Ghamzak
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 S 5th St, Louisville, KY 40202-2321
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-584-0567
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