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“awful!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
(859) 252-4933
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Ranked #33 of 771 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Chicago IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“awful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This might be the best in Lexington, but if you have eaten pizza elsewhere you will know that this is wonder bread with cheese. I don't have time to provide a complete list of the awful characteristics of this pizza, but as a start the crust is too yeasty, the small amount of sauce is slimy, and the cheese is from Papa John's. Maybe other meals are better, but if you've had pizza in another town avoid it here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Greatest Pizza in Lexington”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you're in Lexington and looking for some good pizza, this is the place! The pizza and bread sticks are just amazing and it's great for a place to hang out with family and friends. I love this restaurant and go all the time, and it gets busy a lot. You got to try the food here, you'll be glad you did!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Sicilian crust all the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Best pizza crust ever. Don't expect great service or a fantastic menu but if you get the sicilian crust pizza you won't be disappointed. I've had some of their pasta dishes as well and they weren't any better than Fazoli's so stick to the pizza.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“All time classic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Place never gets old. Best pizza in town and the fried zucchini is tops. Parking is sometimes a beast but the walk is worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Trip from PA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Joe could not have been a better host! Pizza was great , service was great (Joe had to accommodate 30+ parents and basketball players; all who were starving) just an overall great place to eat! Joe lived up to his promise that the small wait we had would be worth it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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