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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Inside-Outside-Then there's the food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
TakenByTravel777
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Michigan
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  • Families with children
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Berea, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

It's alright. The food is good but the employees are all college kids and they act like small children. They aren't worried about you or your perception of the establishment. They obviously don't care about tips, because after you receive your food they're done. No refills or anything... There are better Italian resteraunts in Berea Try Gondoliers or Marios for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have never ordered anything here that wasn't good, pizzas are great, crust, toppings, bread sticks, and all of the rest are great

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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?