As a family-owned business, we are trying our best to give our loyal customers the service they deserve. In order to do so, we must remain healthy as a family! We are working on expanding our team so that every emergency won’t comprise our business hours. However, until then, our operating hours will fluctuate as needed. We would like to thank everyone for their CONTINUED support and for sticking with us through the rough times. 

Please check our calendar below for updated hours.

Beginning Monday 8/23, The Black Italian has partnered with Aramark’s Local Restaurant Row Program.

We will be providing lunch and dinner at the University of Louisville’s Student Activity Center to the students and staff until Friday 9/10.

We are still accepting catering and family meal package orders in advance for pick up or delivery for 9/13 and moving forward.

Beginning in October, we will be offering pre-orders for Italian Soul to Go! These orders will provide all of our Black Italian Family the opportunity to order a variety of delicious options – your faves and some of our new chef seasonal specials! Also, stay tuned for our promotions during 502 Black Eats week this October!

During the upcoming months, we are revamping what we do to make it better and transition into some exciting ventures such as offering retail, specialty dinner nights (family dinner and movie night, date night, family game night, holiday specials, back to school bashes, etc.) cooking camps for kids and families, our very own cooking show, cooking classes, fundraising for the community and more!

We are super excited and cannot wait to share more with you!

This transition, will take several months, so that’s why in the mean time, we want to offer these special pick up dinner dates starting in October once or twice a week. Again, we will still continually offer catering and pre-ordered family meal packages (you can order now for any time starting 9/13).

All of this will be updated on our website and social media soon too!

Thank you your continued support and patience!

Remember to follow us for updates!

AND, stay tuned for our upcoming TikTok videos and YouTube channel!

Authentic Italian Soul To Go!
Carryout, Curbside

Only Outdoor Seating Available. Weather Permitting

Upcoming Events

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” - John 6:35

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Welcome To The Black Italian

Your Authentic Italian-Soul To-Go Specialists!

We make our food with a mission to fill your hunger with unique and delicious foods cooked with love. We bless each meal before it comes to you and we are encouraging families, friends, co-workers or any group to enjoy meals together, becoming one in breaking bread together and fulfilling your hunger physically and spiritually. The Black Italian offers family style catering to-go with a unique concept. This means your dishes are readily available for delivery and set up so that all can present and serve themselves. This is an old authentic Italian traditional way of eating. Everyone gets to pick a little of what they like or a lot of what they love! We always provide disposable serving-ware and also provide the option of disposable eating-ware and chafers and sternos if needed. Plus, everything is yours to keep including any left-over food which is one of the differences between traditional full-service caterers and what The Black Italian’s Family Style Catering To-Go method is.

The Black Italian offers authentic Italian Soul cuisine cooked with love and a mission to bring family and friends together for food and fellowship.


Happy Holidays from The Black Italian! We have recently received a multitude of Family Meal Packages and Catering Orders.
Due to limited staff and supplies, we unfortunately will not be able to fulfill any individual orders until after Christmas.
Orders which have already been placed will still be available for pickup and/or delivery at the original date/time.
We will reopen Shoppe Tuesday, December 29th. We’re so sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your support!

Authentic Italian with a
Touch of Soul


We are preparing everything as fresh as possible so there is almost a guaranteed wait for pasta dishes.  By calling ahead, we can give you an estimated time to pick up your order and allows for safer social distancing.

We also offer online ordering through and for delivery, pick up or curbside for every day Shoppe Orders.

2009 Highland Ave.
Louisville, KY 40204

Please see our calendar for our most updated hours of operation

Last call-in orders taken 30 minutes prior to close.

Ask us about our new LOYALTY CARD PROGRAM!

You’ll get 1 punch per visit for entree’s $9.95 and more.  After your 5th visit, receive free entree or discount valued up to $11.95

Present your loyalty card at time of purchase for a 10% Discount on carryout/curbside orders!

Due to the inability to always provide full time services or menu items, our regular business hours may be adjusted accordingly