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Papa Leno's Restaurant

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108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403
(859) 986-4497
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't Wait to Stop Here Again!

A quintessential college town restaurant, me and a friend of mine were delighted with both the food and the atmosphere of Papa Leno's. I had Mama's Lasagna; my buddy had chicken Parmesan. Both dishes were excellent! The garlic bread was great as well. The only challenge here will be parking, so be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Buford81
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Corbin, Kentucky
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  • Families with children
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Corbin, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A quintessential college town restaurant, me and a friend of mine were delighted with both the food and the atmosphere of Papa Leno's. I had Mama's Lasagna; my buddy had chicken Parmesan. Both dishes were excellent! The garlic bread was great as well. The only challenge here will be parking, so be prepared for that. Otherwise, it was a great... More 

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London, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went to papalenos on 4-6-15 and ordered a full meatball sub (with default chips) $5.59, a full Italian sub with side fries $7.58. Total so far is $13.17. I added a tap water and a small coke and total came out to $19.13!!!! So does coke/pepsi now cost in the $5 range? Its mostly my fault because I'm hard... More 

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Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The bread is very good . The baked spaghetti was enough for two . They made an error on my pizza sub and did it on bread it was even better about half way through eating it they brought me a sub also . I talked them into an employee eating the sub . Mine already was big enough for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Great food good place to unwind and enjoy good food that is not over priced and great area to walk around and shop

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Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

From outside Papa Leno's at College Square in Berea looks like a quaint Italian bistro. Inside it's a typical college pizza place. Not too bad, except for those awful vases of old, giant silk flowers! Get those out, guys! LOL. Seriously. You order at the counter, which was a bit awkward - holding a full-size menu and trying to order... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stopped in December 2013 as we do nearly every trip driving through Kentucky and bought some carry out pizzas. One had a plastic tube in the pizza. I called to complain and was promised a free pizza next time we drove through and was assured that the pizza would be there even if it was a year or more.... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant has the best pizza and service around. It is a beautiful restaurant. The staff are always friendly and willing to help. Their pizza and Italian food are superb, and will please any Italian love's hunger for great Italian food.

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Winchester, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great little restaurant in a the middle of all the shops of Berea. Service was very friendly. Nice small town atmosphere.

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Pizza and subs ...hand toss crust with homemade bread for the subs very quaint but very very good. .....

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Lexington, Kentucky
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119 reviews 119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Across the street from Berea College a lot of students eat here. But locals and tourist also like it. You go to desk and order then pickup your own drink and silverware. So not a lot of service but the food is very good. Pizza is a big seller. They bring a huge piece of bread with a ton of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: (859) 986-4497

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?