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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Italian Food In Berea, KY

Very good Italian food in small town Kentucky setting. Homemade bread and crusts with specialties usually found in larger Italian restaurants in bigger cities. Outstanding pizza, pasta and recommend having a little extra time since always busy with lines out the door. Place order and then find own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Gene S
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University Park, Florida
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  • Families with children
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University Park, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very good Italian food in small town Kentucky setting. Homemade bread and crusts with specialties usually found in larger Italian restaurants in bigger cities. Outstanding pizza, pasta and recommend having a little extra time since always busy with lines out the door. Place order and then find own seats.

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Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Everyone says you gotta try Papa Leno's. I found it to be an adequate Pizza place, with brick oven pizza.

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Flatgap
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have never been disappointed with my food from Papa Leno's. Get the veggie sub lots of times and really enjoy the Mountaineer pizza.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The best pizza we have had in a long time. Very friendly staff. We walked in and were asked if this was the first time in. Yes, we were instructed to take the menu to any seat and come back to the counter to order. We ordered and got our own drinks. The pizza was delivered to the table along... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great food, especially the pizza! Friendly staff. Gets very busy so be patient it's worth it. It is very loud with all having a good time. Parking in the rear.

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening with friends at Papa Leno's Restaurant. The pizza was good, salads filling, and service adequate. It must be a local favorite spot because it was full by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. I would go back when in the area to visit.

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We got in late but were a little hungry, so the hotel suggested we try Papa Lenos. A busy little place that serves several Italian dishes, sandwiches and soups and salads. Not to bad for dessert either. I had a chocolate brownie that was very tasty.

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St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Reading on TripAdvisor that the pizza was the best in town, we planned to eat here on a Saturday evening. All the good comments are true. The aroma of the Italian foods lured us in off the street and the girl at the counter could not have been more helpful with letting us know their hours, the care they take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Good pizza....homemade with quality ingredients. Pretty much self service---order at the counter and seat yourself.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You walk up to the counter to order and then sit and wait for food. The pizza we had was great and so was the chocolate cake however the restaurant had lots of flies in it and the folks at the counter were less than friendly. We waited about 15 minutes for our pizza.

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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?