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Papa Leno's Restaurant

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108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403
(859) 986-4497
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Papaleno's is a favorite among the locals. If you are looking for the best pizza or sub in town this restaurant is for you. Philly cheesesteak is my personal fave, but my husband likes the meatball sub. Seasoned and lightly battered fries are also great. Limited pasta dinners are available in this seat yourself and order at the counter restaurant.... More 

1 Thank Joyce T
Berea, Kentucky
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a hometown staple. Good pasta and sandwiches, better pizza. In the center of town so very accessible from anywhere.

1 Thank gwicker314
Franklin, Ohio
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here during our stay in Berea. We shared pizza and chicken parm and also had a side salad and everything was very good. It was very busy on a Sunday evening, but most other places were closed, so it was understandable.

Thank Rhonda H
Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garlic bread is the best ever. We had Lasagna which was delicious. You order at counter and are served when its ready. Highly recommend this place.

Thank taxlady63
Bloomfield HIlls, Mich USA
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170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure why this place is so popular, but maybe others go for the pizza or other hot food. My salad was just OK. It's a sit-down meal, but you have to order and pay at a counter, then wait for your food to be delivered (be prepared to wait awhile!) Those bussing the tables are very friendly!

Thank MissShoe
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two pizzas between our family; one was a pre-selected toppings and the other one had toppings we chose. The pizzas were hot and came quickly; they tasted great! The crust was thin and crisp, without being dougnhy, and without being cracker like. There were a lot of toppings, and they were very fresh. It is a little bit... More 

Thank Cincy513OH
Berea, Kentucky
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and great customer service. Nice place to take the whole family for lunch or dinner. I been here numerous time and have never been disappointed.

Thank b_nichols_56
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the Berea Craft Festival. It was our first time so we didn't know what to expect. We split a pizza and both got a breadstick. We were not disappointed. Both had great flavor-probably the best I've had. It was pretty busy and still only waited about 15-20 minutes for our food. We live... More 

Thank Shannon G
Berea, Kentucky
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good and the atmosphere is excellent. What ever you order to eat you can't go wrong.

Thank EODVoodoo13
Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there last evening. I had the beef ravioli which was best I ever tasted. The garlic bread was very fresh & not over powered by the taste of garlic. The seasoning level was just right. My husband had the spaghetti with meat sauce. He liked it, but not as well as my homemade. He,too, enjoyed the garlic bread.... More 

Thank luvwicket

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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
  • 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?