Celebrating 90+ Years!
Thank you for choosing us for your dining experience! The history of the Blue Parrot is long, colorful and many traditions have started here. Mary Colacci gave an open invitation to the residents of Louisville to join the Colacci family for big Italian dinners on Sunday afternoons. As more and more locals discovered the great taste, Mike and Mary Colacci decided to start a restaurant and officially opened the Blue Parrot in 1919. Their two sons, Joseph and Anthony, better known as Joe and Tony, worked here with their families throughout the years, but in 1955, Tony started "Colacci's" located down the street, but the sold in the early 1990’s, limiting the Colacci family to the Blue Parrot.
Mary passed away in 1949 at the age of 48, and Mike carried on the restaurant until he passed away at 83 in 1970; Joe and his family took over the Blue Parrot at that time. Tony died in September of 2006 at the age of 83, and Joe died in August of 2007 at the age of 90. We miss all of them very much and remain committed to carry on the tradition of serving good food at a reasonable price and offering good service and companionship.
The third, fourth, and fifth generation is here and available to serve you with the love and caring that has made the Blue Parrot famous all over the world. Joan Colacci Riggins heads the restaurant and has worked here since 1970 with the help of her son, David, her daughter Jennifer, her sister Edie, and three grandchildren, Kevin, Alecia, and Aaron.
In November of 2001, we opened our banquet room in the basement below the dining rooms. The banquet room can seat up to 140 people for special events and private parties. Please keep us in mind for your next event.
Enjoy your time with us, and please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time with us a better experience. We thank you for your past patronage and look forward to serving you in years to come.