Authentic Italian Food    

A popular downtown lunch spot, Pesto's serves up classic, tasty Italian fare in an eclectic atmosphere. Pesto's is known to the downtown crowd for it's speedy lunch service. However, the restaurant evolves from its fast paced nature to a quiet dining experience on the weekends, serving two cuisines in one, Italian as well as a unique Persian.

At Pesto's we have represented a welcoming getaway for our tasteful guests for the past 30 years, pleasing them with our authentic Italian as well as our traditional Persian cuisine. The proprietor Esse Chitsaz  prides himself on the authenticity and quality of cuisine and service that makes Pesto's so distinctive amongst the wealth of  Downtown Louisville restaurants.

We consider it a privilege to have you and your guests visit our dining room and for us to serve you.

Italian Cuisine

All the warmth of true Roman hospitality and the Authentic Italian cuisine when you don't have time to visit Italy.  more...

Whether you are entertaining business clients, celebrating a special occasion, or simply visiting us to enjoy great food, you will enter a world of caring Persian hospitality and a beautiful culture from the moment you walk through the door.  more...

Art Gallery

Our collection of  artwork from a Persian artist creates a unique atmosphere that will enhance your dining experience. more...


Hours of Operation

 Lunch                     Dinner                  

Italian Cuisine          Italian & Persian Cuisine

Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm                         Friday  5:30 pm-9:00 pm  
                                                             Saturday 12:00 pm -9:00 pm