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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Good Meals

I have eaten at Papaleno’s a few times, and I have always enjoyed my meal. I just do not enjoy the wait times. I wish the food was served faster.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Harry T
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Berea, Kentucky
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  • Families with children
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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We ditched our reservations at another prominent Berea establishment because the service was incredibly slow and we couldn't find anything under $26 on the dinner menu -- and ate here, instead. So glad we did. Homemade sauces make the pasta tasty, and the giant wedge of garlic bread they bring to your table is so good!

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Berea, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Papaleno’s a few times, and I have always enjoyed my meal. I just do not enjoy the wait times. I wish the food was served faster.

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Berea, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I come here often, I'm a local student, and I can't say I have ever been disappointed with a meal. My favorite dish is the chicken alfredo; the chicken is spiced and flavorful and the sauce is creamy and delicious. There isn't one dish that I can think of that I wouldn't recommend to someone. Most people rave over the... More 

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I can see why this is a Berea institution. Casual, laid back, atmosphere perfect for college student or families. I had the grilled chicken salad with mixed greens. Very good. Came with a HUGE piece of crusty garlic bread. Nice servers come around to refill your drinks. Looking forward to many more meals during our visits to Berea college over... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I actually didn't order Italian. I had a Philly Cheesesteak which was very good. They are a little heavy handed with the green peppers but otherwise great. Their brew fries are very good as well. My colleagues had the chicken sandwich and a pizza and both agreed that their meals were very good. I would highly recommend the restaurant. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was a great place to get some Italian food, while staying within the college student budget. It definitely makes you crave their bread often, so I find myself coming back again and again. If you need to be full and have some money left over, this is the place to be!

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you come to Berea, you simply cannot miss Papaleno's. Located in the College Square in the heart of the College, and with prime restaurant hours, Papaleno's attracts countless customers. The food is really commendable - fresh and great taste. I recommend the BBQ Chicken Pizza and Chicken Alfredo. For desserts, they have different options every week, but the Chocolate... More 

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Mooresburg, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My wife and I arrived in Berea, Ky a little before noon on June 13, 2015. We talked about eating at The Boone Tavern but since we were staying and eating there that evening we decided on Papa Leno's. What a great menu with lots of variety. Since it was lunch we decided to eat less so we split a... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've had Papalenos on several occasions, and collectively I'll say that I've never been disappointed. Their prices are fair, the service is really good, and the food is pretty awesome. Each time I've gone, i traditionally get the bacon ranch pizza, but sometimes i'll get a sandwich. If you're in Berea, this is your one stop food shop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Papaleno's is known for their unique and homemade pizza. To me, their pizza is only okay because I believe they're a bit pricey and the food doesn't equate with the expense. But for travelers, I believe this may a great place for them to stop especially if they are interested in Italian food.

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Additional Information about Papa Leno's Restaurant

Address: 108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403
Phone Number: (859) 986-4497
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian, 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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?