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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 - 11:00 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
Good for:
Families with children
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 56
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Michigan
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 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

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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Doha, Qatar
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a good Italian restaurant for those who enjoy pizza and some traditional Italian fare. The bread sticks are huge and soaked in butter -- they're more along the lines of a small loaf of bread than a breadstick. They do not offer any gluten free options and use wheat in all of their soups.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Best pizza I've ever had, hands down. I've had a couple other items and they were great as well. Very nice staff and nice atmosphere. Its very popular, so it can be really packed some days, but its worth the wait!

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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?