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Papa Leno's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
+1 859-986-4497
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Known for excellent pizza and signature bread. They all have one of the best chicken philly sandwiches I have ever had.

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Ky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I selected this wonderful restaurant for my birthday dinner. The pizza was incredible and enough to take home for a second meal. My husband and I also treated ourselves to one of their fabulous bread sticks. Great food prepared fresh for you after you order. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Close to shops that are fun to visit.

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Thank Kytravelor
Radcliff, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I honestly do not understand the hype about this place. Food is mediocre at best, way overpriced for the quality, service barely exists at least the music playing during the meal was good. Not a fan of this place and will not go back, you are better off going to the drive through at the clown's place.

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Thank Joseph S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Papa Leno's fills a niche for comfort food on the Berea College Square. College students and visitors of all ages can enjoy pizza, pasta and subs at reasonable prices, quite a contrast to the Boone Tavern Restaurant. The brick oven makes otherwise ordinary pizza taste great. Be prepared for cheese-overladen pasta dishes - the lasagna is the gooiest - but... More 

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Thank KeeblerDuet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food at a reasonable price . If you are ever in Berea for any reason, stop by this place and enjoy yourself, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank dan s
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely delicious food! I have tried different menu items and this restaurant is consistently great! Food and Service is top notch! Very affordable too!

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Thank Zipgirl2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade Pizza and pasta. Order at counter then hope to find a seat in the dining room. Food is brought to you but everything else is self serve. Pizza came out hot and fresh. Crust has a nice chew although somewhat doughy. Ravioli came out piping hot with lots of cheese baked on top. All pasta comes with a GIANT... More 

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Thank Patrick E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been living here in Berea for about 4 years and I must say that I love me some PappaLenos Pizza, Chicken , Fries and Pasta!!! It is like that guilty pleasure that once you take a bite you no longer feel guilty. I absolutely love it!

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Thank Feesa J
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your usual order-at-the-counter type place. Pros- fresh bread, large menu, great views. Cons- spaghetti and meatballs were just meh, grilled chicken sandwich ordered (and confirmed with chef working right behind cashier) with no butter, oil Or mayo on bread) came on heavily buttered and grilled roll. Chicken was great, though!

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Thank tvlfam4
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here with another couple and it was fair. We all had a bit of a upset stomach. The guys had chili and home made bread sticks with cheese, both ladies had a veggie burger without bread that was suppose to be gluten free. Not sure that was the case. Probably wouldn't eat here again. Nothing special

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: +1 859-986-4497

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