The Black Italian offers authentic Italian cuisine with a touch of Soul and a mission to bring families and friends together for food, fellowship and fun!

Available for Pickup
Wed. 10/19 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Thurs: 10/20 4:30pm – 7:00pm

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.

  • Product at the ValuMarket in the Highlands!  *Meal Prep!  Cold, Frozen and Bulk!
  • Budget and dietary friendly Personalized menus
  • Pop Up Pick Up and Delivery orders from our Shoppe by appointment! (Follow us on social media)
  • Gift cards
  • TBI Merch (aprons, t-shirts, cups, insulated mugs, magnets, bags and MORE!)
  • Ask about our private cooking instructions and Family Focus First Ministry bringing families together for food,  fellowship and fun!


Please include subject “Urgent” request for a more immediate response.  Please allow 48 hours response time.

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!


This Season, we will continue to offer our family-style, buffet style and individually boxed catering!” 

For Catering Inquiry

We also will offer fast casual Pop-Up days at our Shoppe on 2009 Highland Avenue, so please  click on our calendar link for dates, menu and ordering!  Be sure to sign up for our email blasts or follow us on social media for the most immediate updates, promotions and chef specials!

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 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