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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
Closed now
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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, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Boy that Garlic Bread😄

The food was very tasty but the Garlic bread was the BOMB. I had to order an extra piece because one just wasn't enough. I would go back just for the bread😄😄 The service was decent, seat yourself and order at the counter. Food is brought to the table when ready. Everything else ( drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Cindy D
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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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  • Families with children
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I don't really like their pizzas !!it is expensive and not really worth it. However it is so crowded ! So long line for an oily pizza.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food was very tasty but the Garlic bread was the BOMB. I had to order an extra piece because one just wasn't enough. I would go back just for the bread😄😄 The service was decent, seat yourself and order at the counter. Food is brought to the table when ready. Everything else ( drink, flatware, condiments etc) is self... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited this place en route to home. Only chose because of its ranking on TA. Our four children enjoyed the casual atmosphere while my husband enjoyed the games on the wall mounted TVs throughout. We ordered the Meats and Meats, Cheese, and Chicken Bacon Ranch. All were very good. The crust was relatively thick. Crisp bottom but chewy middle. Not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Each Derby Day weekend, my son and daughter play in a high school regional tennis tournament at Berea College. The team's favorite place is eat is Papa Leno's. You can expect a wait, because each order is made fresh in the order it is placed. Very quaint, casual atmosphere. Look forward to returning next May.

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Corbin, Kentucky
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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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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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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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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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?