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ItalX

4.6
4.6
158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
ItalX, an avant-garde Italian restaurant, is now open for weekend lunch and dinner six days a week at City Center. The restaurant is located at 160 West Main Street. The team draws inspiration from Italy’s emphasis on simple, fresh, quality ingredients and inspired hospitality in a warm and inviting space. A twist on traditional Italian fare, the menu will feature multiple scratch-made pastas, reimagined small plates, vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, and everyone’s favorite desserts. Popular Italian dishes will be reinvented with elegant presentation. ItalX’s bar program offers extensive Italian wines from all regions of ‘the Boot’ and an inventive cocktail list, backed by house-made ingredients and Italian liqueurs.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 407-5100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

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  1. RS

    RichardS

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    The music was annoyingly loud and not conducive to fine dining. As more people were seated, the louder the environment became because they were trying to talk above the loud music. Lighting was too dim to see the menu. We were seated at 6:15 pm and received our food at 7:17 pm - far too long to be served. The vodka martini had too much vermouth. The food was average. The wine was excellent. The server was excellent and apologized more than once for the high noise level. I’ve eaten here about 3 other times. Will probably not eat here again. The atmosphere, slow kitchen, and noise caused me to feel high anxiety throughout the evening. Didn’t order dessert because we just wanted to get out of the obnoxious surroundings. Disappointed to say the least.
  2. SS

    SteveS

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    First time being there For the money didn’t get much Also charged for bread which I think should have been automatically Salad we ordered was very small Whatever probably won’t go back
  3. A

    Anne

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and the dining experience was superb from the time we sat down until we left 3 1/2 hours later. We shared the Prosciutto di Parma appetizer, and for two of us, that was almost enough for dinner. Our waiter (who was exceptional) gave us space to enjoy our appetizer and conversation before ordering our entrees. I loved the ambience with perfect lighting and decor.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for modern Italian!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent, elevated Italian dining. We were passing through Lexington just staying one night, and happened across this restaurant. The restaurant manages to hit the balance just right on feeing high-end but also with a relaxed atmosphere. The food was some of the best (European) Italian food I have had in a long time, especially in the mid-west! Highly recommend the the charcuterie with burrata and the bolognese pasta. Excellent wine selection too.
  6. AB

    AmandaB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The host was lovely and helpful throughout the evening. Our server, Shane was (is) an absolute gem. His recommendations and his stellar service made our evening perfect!. Food was delicious! We will definitely be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was wonderful…..a very nice place!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Place. Wish the Management Team trained their staff better on Italian wine choices. Hard to know what to order if you are not familiar with Italian wine and neither are they. Otherwise great place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely meal. Our server was attentive but we didn’t feel rushed. A truly great experience!
  10. B

    Britten68

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a good meal with a variety of the offerings. This meal almost didn't happen. I made a mistake on the booking app open table. I mistakenly booked for the following night. I went to the host stand and realized my mistake. The maitre d was rude unhelpful and told me it would be a 2 hour wait with multiple tables open in the restaurant. We left and was looking for another restaurant on open table and Italx had a table available 10 mins after my mistake. I booked the table and was seated promptly by another hostess. It's frustrating when someone tells you there's a problem but does nothing to help solve it. His dismissive handling of the situation would have cost the restaurant a $150 party. Anyhow we were seated, enjoyed 2 great appetizers (fried ravioli special and the meat balls) had a couple of entrees and a dessert. Check out the pics. The server ( Hannah) was exceptional. Overall I may return here but not sure. The food was good but not exceptional or great.
  11. JK

    JulzK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Nice ambiance. Great for date night or for family/friend get together!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent service & excellent food! Me and my boyfriend had a wonderful time!
  13. DB

    DBEdp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience all around. Our waiter Shane was great.
  14. SJ

    SandyJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachael, our waitress was just wonderful - so attentive and nice offering recommendations. Just loved her!
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always so good. Shane, our server, was really great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Overpriced for average tasting food. Six of us all ordered different entrees and all agreed that they were just okay tasting.
  17. R

    Richard

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing i would say that is negative is that the acoustics of the room are terrible. The food is delightful and well portioned. The server we had was amazing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Place is amazing and a great location
  19. P

    Postie

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Food was good to average. Server was Snooty. Like she was being in inconvenienced working. It is her job to take orders unless she didn’t read her job description when she accepted the job. Atmosphere is pretty. Great location.
  20. H

    Helga

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant is way too noisy; it is impossible to have a nice dinner with 4 people. The food was good, but not steaming hot anymore when it was served.
  21. C

    Carrie2b

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!! Great spot in downtown Lexington
  22. C

    Cincinnatus

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food was tasty, the service was good, and the overall value was solid. The only negative was the noise level. I had to shout to be heard across the small table. The noise level was more appropriate for a very crowded bar than a restaurant. The restaurant can open up to the sidewalk, which is cool... though it was not open the evening I was there.
  23. NS

    NancyS

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good was great and the place was packed! I will go back..
  24. KF

    KelleyF

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. A bit noisy. Highly recommend however
  25. CW

    ChiroWife

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dinner out at Italix. The servers are always so friendly and helpful, excellent food and the espresso martini is the best one in Lexington!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had the pumkin, kale and mushroom pasta. Was the perfect combination. Well done.
  27. MD

    MDAODL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Food quality is moderate, at best. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. The manager on this particular night, however, was not. We were charged a large party surcharge (20%) even though there were only 4 of us. We were at a business dinner for a large local employer. The manager claimed that the large party surcharge is automatically and always added to those types of bills, which is a lie (we were not charged that the last time we were there) and is absolutely ridiculous, insulting, and unacceptable. We have cancelled our next reserved business dinner at ItalX. We will not be returning.
  28. CJ

    ClarkJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, Modern decor, Friendly staff. Will definitely go back.
  29. C

    Ctgipson14

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in Lexington to eat, if you love Italian food and aren’t a fan of the traditional American Italian spots like Carraba’s or Bella Notte, this one certainly delivers on all points. Possibly the most Al Dente noodles I’ve ever eaten.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caleb is the best server there! He always makes sure we have a great dinning experience!
  31. P

    Paul

    Louisville

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Italx used to be a special meal with amazing flavors and quality. It is not the same. Our service was good and the cocktails were good but the food was meh. We used to LOVE the Farinata but last night it was just okay. The tiramisu was NOT good and the server said it was their best. Probably will not go back.
  32. CH

    CharlesH

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Staff and service top notch.
  33. A

    Amber

    Louisville

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere at ItalX. Tried the Linguine di Gamberi and it was delicious!
  34. MM

    MarcMO

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food at Italix continues to be outstanding. A great menu with plenty of variety without being overwhelming. The service was not good last night. Plenty of staff, just not very motivate. Ordered sparkling wine. It was set on our table for us to pour. Eventually a ice bucket was delivered. We had to wait a long time for cocktail refills. Our server was NOT attentive. I had to write anything bad as I so want all of our downtown restaurants to make it. We brought out of town friends with us to show off Italix, but it fell short and we were embarrassed.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Dinner with out of town guest. The food was pretty good but it was very noisy. It was hard to have a conversation.
  36. SH

    SandraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience! Food & service was excellent! Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner celebration! We will be back soon!❤️
  37. RM

    RickM

    Louisville

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was our first time and we were meeting good friends for dinner. Our first impression was positive as the restaurant is fresh, open and light, albeit the tables are rather densely arranged. Given the architectural focus on glass and hard surfaces, the noise level was intense. So much so, that conversation was difficult, especially given that a table of four patrons, fueled by alcohol, overtly shared their words and laughter with everyone around them. Definitely not a place for an intimate or conversational dinner. The service was very good and the food was good.
  38. MM

    MalloryM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! The food, our waitress, the service. One of the best restaurant meals I’ve had in a long time.
  39. MT

    MindiT

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a nice first experience, we will try it again!
  40. S

    Sam2568

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for Keeneland racing

FAQs

ItalX offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 407-5100.

ItalX is rated 4.6 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for ItalX

160 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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