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Anselmo's Bistro & Bar

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1511 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1109
+1 502-749-0444
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri 17:00 - 04:00
Sat 12:00 - 04:00
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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Prospect, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Small, intimate dining. Great food, exceptional service, pretty patio for outside dining. Varied menu offers delicious entrees, flat bread pizzas, salads and hoagies.

Thank Sassymae1
Louisville, Kentucky
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This was my fifth visit. Other times I have been delighted with the food. Not this time. Shrimp Scampi was very bland without the usual great seasonings. Cheese ravioli was not served hot. Only scotch available was Dewar's and only one tequila offering of a low quality. For such a nice cozy bar one would think there would be more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?