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Lilly’s – A Kentucky Bistro

1147 Bardstown Road



February 25, 2017

Italian Prix Fixe Dinner

Celebration of Guest Chef Nicola Dini

$60 Per Person

$20 Optional Wine & Bourbon Pairing

Call for reservations today! (Click here for Menu)


A casual lunch. A hand-crafted cocktail. A dinner with friends. A special occasion or any occasion. Make your dining destination Lilly’s — A Kentucky Bistro. 

We’ve led the effort to support our local farmers by using products grown within a short distance of our restaurant. Organic vegetables. Free-range beef. Kentucky Proud Beef. Artisan cheeses. It’s our mission to provide an unparalleled dining experience — one that reflects the original flavors of the Bluegrass state. 

Make a reservation to dine with us today. Or join us for one of our many special events, such as wine and cocktail pairings and prix fixe meals. And while you’re visiting our site, take a look at these photo galleries to get a feel for the vibe that’s uniquely Kentucky and singularly Lilly’s.


from fARM-to-table, we love our local farmers:

Foxhollow Farm, Ashbourne Farm, Capriole Farmstead Cheese, Kenny's Cheese, Sapori d'italia, Stonecross Farm, Longfield Farm, Woodland Farm, Grateful Greens, Bourbon Barrel Foods, Rivercrest Farm, Chelsea's Eggs, Marksbury Farm, Old hat, Field 51, and Magnificent mushrooms.

“If you ever see a list of Louisville’s best restaurants that doesn’t include Lilly’s Bistro, please do us a favor and disregard it. Like the aforementioned Edward Lee, the name Kathy Cary should be known throughout the land. She opened her beloved Lilly’s Bistro in 1988, sourcing all of her produce from local farmers and purveyors (whatever they couldn’t provide, she grew herself). Thanks to starters like a perfectly executed, locally sourced chicken liver pâté served with house-made bread, cornichons, and Dijon mustard, and entrees like a chile-rubbed pan-seared pork chop served with corn pudding, Cary has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Southeast multiple times.”
— KEITH PANDOLFI (Saveur Magazine)

Save The Dates:

February 8, 2017 | Dine Out For Apron

Special Small Plate Menu, Select Half-Priced Bottles of Wine, Live Jazz Music


February 23, 2017 | Costa Rican Dinner  

(Click here for more info)


March 28, 2017 | Peter Franus Wine Dinner

More information coming soon!




Italian Prix Fixe Dinner

Celebration of Guest Chef Nicola Dini

February 25, 2017




Fried Pizza

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Basil 


Mini Old Hat Company Meatballs

Parmesan, Lemon Zest, Thyme, Besciamelle, Fresh Herbs



Eggplant, Zucchini, Olives, Bell Peppers, Onion, Pine Nuts, Raisons


House-made Italian Sausage Arancini

Pecorino, Black Pepper


Chicken Liver Pate Bruschetta

Carrot, Onion, Celery, White Wine, Parmesan, Fresh Herbs


***Suggested Wine Pairing: Le Siepi di San Giovanni, Pignoletto ***



First Course


Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli

Butter Sauce, Nutmeg


Lasagne Ragu

Rivercrest Ground Beef, Stonecross Pork, Mirepoix, Fresh Herbs, Parmesan, Red Wine, Tomato Sauce


***Suggested Wine Pairing: Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona, Toscana Rosso***


Second Course


Veal Rovellina

Chive Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Spinach, Tomato Caper Sauce


***Suggested Wine Pairing:  Tenuta Sassoregle, Sangjovese***


Third Course




***Suggested Bourbon Pairing: Eagle Rare***