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Papa Leno's Restaurant

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108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
(859) 986-4497
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hyden, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent!!! A must stop and eat restaurant. Pizza, salad, breadstick, etc. A very authentic Italian Restaurant. Now you can even drink a beer with your Pizza!!!

Thank amuncy
Shanghai, China
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice local Italian casual restaurant. The food was good, service was good and prices were affordable.

Thank Quiltstitcher
Shelbygt350, Owner at Papa Leno's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks. Come back and see us. Jerome More 

Maui, Hawaii
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in town around 7:00 so many shops were already closed. We decided to stop to eat at Papa Leno's as it appeared to be the more casual experience we were looking for. We were very warmly welcomed and asked if it was our first visit. You seat yourself and place your order at the counter and pay when... More 

1 Thank Anna S
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shortly after moving to the Berea area a friend suggested a meeting at Papa Leno's and since that time when i want Italian food and even great pizza I don't go anywhere else. From the garlic buttery bread sticks the size of a chunk of firewood to the manicotti to the sandwiches you can find something to tickle your taste... More 

1 Thank Corey L
Berea, Kentucky
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is just a great place for sandwiches, pizza and beer, in the best small college town in America. Berea, Ky. Nice feel in the atmosphere department, not trying to be anything but a hometown pizza and now finally beer establishment. Berea has been dry since Jesus walked the earth!! So put on some casual duds and go pig... More 

Thank Paul F
Cecilia, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit restaurant in Berea. Try the mountaineer pizza. They are now serving beer and wine. Order your food grab your beverages and relax while they prepare your food.

1 Thank Homer T
Henderson, Kentucky
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, this establishment appears to be more expensive, like fine dining, than it actually is. Once inside, you find plain tables/chairs and booths. A rather dismal atmosphere. There are really no servers. You go to the front counter, grab a menu, select what you want and place your order. Water and soft drinks are fountain style to the... More 

1 Thank kentucky101
Berea, Kentucky
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now that this legendary local eatery can serve beer, the pizza tastes even better. The service is good, but is limited to counter service (they do bring your order to you, everything else you get for yourself. There are other options besides pizza (sandwiches, strombolis, salads, etc.) so everyone can find something they like to eat there.

1 Thank Mitch H
Fairborn, Ohio
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99 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant, we stopped in Sept 2016. We were staying one night in a nearby hotel and called to order a to go pizza. We were using our GPS to locate the restaurant. The GPS missed locating the place by maybe a block or so. Although this does not seem to be much it... More 

2 Thank Alanc125
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful buffet for a family, around $8.00 per person. Freak pizza continually put out along with a salad bar / dessert / and other Italian food. You'll get all you want and leave full and satisfied.

1 Thank Sandra A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: (859) 986-4497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?