The Old Spaghetti Factory is an italian restaurant chain with several dozen locations in the United States, Canada and Japan. These restaurants are always located in old warehouses or historic buildings and the decoration consists of antiques and tram-related things. In the case of the one in Louisville, it´s in a beautiful brick building in the center of the city. The interior is no less spectacular with all wood paneling and lots of mirrors and antique lamps. The food obviously revolves around pasta. The crab ravioli I ate were really good. The atmosphere is great and the prices are affordable.
Proof on Main is housed in an art-rich, historic hotel. The ambiance is certainly part of the price but worth it for an overall memorable dining experience. The menu features some American Southern-Italian fusion resulting in great variations in the dishes. Delicious burgers and Gulf Shrimp rolls too. I have to admit I was enticed by their creative condiments and sides like the sweet potato mustard and pickled blueberries. Bar features a host of Kentucky bourbons.
Despite Proof of Main being famous for seasonally inspired cooking, based on the fresh ingredients in season, dessert is not to missed. We were there when their menu had the Banana Split for two. It was simply heavenly. Make room for it! Perfect ending to an absolutely delicious meal in Louisville.