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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
(859) 252-4933
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Ranked #36 of 755 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This Pizzeria has been a part of Kentucky for over 30 years. It was one of the very first to go non-smoking. The Pizza is truly delicious and the ambience is wonderful.

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Fullerton, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I ate at Joe Bologna's at the recommendation of the folks at the Hyatt next to the convention center. Close to the hotel, I enjoyed the walk up a short hill to get there although there is plenty of street parking in this trendy and historic neighborhood. I was promptly seated when I arrived although the waiter took a while... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Joe B's for 25+ years. I try pizza all over town and go back to Joe Bs for the best. The best bread stick in garlic butter, the best pizza and awesome subs and burgers too. Great service, relaxed and quiet atmosphere, hot, consistent, fresh food. My #1.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is just a fun place casual pizza place. Nice to bring out of town guests when looking for a casual stop. The food is better than average. The service, once you are seated is also better than average. The parking situation is tricky and there is usually a wait time for a table. But it is a nice party... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This isn't your typical pizza joint, as it is housed in an old church building. There is off street parking, and easy access. The service was fast and attentive. My husband and I shared pizza and bread sticks. The pizza was ok, but the bread sticks were really good. There was a good beer and wine selection too. Definitely recommended.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My mother went to UK in the 70s and worked at Joe's. She used to take us there as children every time we were in town and I love it as much now as I did then. It is wonderful to go into a restaurant that has been a part of your life for 35 years and still see the... More

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Evansville, IN
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal at Joe Bologna's. Located in an old church/synagogue in the heart of Lexington's University of Kentucky campus area. Great service and great food. Bread sticks (which my wife remembers from her days as UK student) are wonderful with garlic/butter for dipping. We had spaghetti and lasagna, and both were well-prepared, hot and very flavorful. Even though... More

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Oxford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was told that I HAD to go to this restaurant. My friends drive over an hour to eat the pizza. I am not sure why. We ate there for lunch. We ordered a breadstick--because everyone loves them so much--a personal sized pepperoni pizza and a personal buffalo pizza. The waitress was pretty agressive about the amount/size of the food... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This restaurant is in an old synagogue. The breadsticks are a meal in themselves - huge, fresh and delicious. The service is superb - and the food very good. I had a zucchini pasta dish and the sauce was great. The salads are fresh and large.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Joe B's is truly one of Lexington's treasures, and a local restaurant not to be missed! You must have one of their famous breadsticks, you won't regret it! Great pizzas, pasta, homemade soups & desserts too!

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