Is it just our imagination, or has the Louisville dining scene been graced all of a sudden with a rich variety of Italian restaurants? The two newest to hit the market are in Germantown and out on S. Hurstbourne, ready to join Caio in Irish Hill, ROC in the Highlands, Lupo and Butchertown Pizza Hall in Butchertown and bar Vetti downtown.
Those two newest arrivals are Milantoni Italian Restaurant, 1600 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., and Sarino, 1030 Goss Ave.
Milantoni quickly moved into the space vacated by Gilberto’s This East End restaurant serves up all you would want in an Italian eatery: mozzarella sticks and calamari; subs and Philly cheesesteaks; pizzas and calzones; and a dozen or so different pastas.
Owners and brothers, Carmelo and Michael Gabriele, the next generation of the Gabriele family, have taken over the short-lived Goss Ave. Pub space for their casual, authentic Italian restaurant that emphasizes fresh pasta and Neapolitan pizza. The menu will also feature Sicilian street fare, Italian cheeses paired with charcuterie, and traditional entrees, something Germantown and been lacking.