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Papa Leno's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
(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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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the type of restaurant where you order at the counter and they serve it to you at your table. That makes for quick service. The food was good and hot. The garlic bread is out of this world, as others have reviewed. The ambiance is ok. The prices are very reasonable. They just recently received license to serve... More 

Thank indianamerk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The pizza was amazing. Their garlic butter bread is outstanding. The cook made a mistake on one of our toppings and already had a second pizza in the oven before we received the first pizza.

1 Thank epdmiller
Solon, Ohio
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the Mountaineer pizza (minus the green peppers and onions) and it was very, very tasty. We also had side salads which I thought were quite good. This was our first time here and we were a little confused when we first entered. The restaurant is huge with three different sections and it was not obvious that we needed... More 

Thank Luvs2Travel75
Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate an early dinner here on a Saturday and they were packed. Our food was good and no problems. Couldn't believe how nice the employees were even under the stress of such a busy Saturday. Side salads good and so was the pizza. Wish we would have tried the chocolate cake it looked amazing

Thank travelingqueen1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious pizza, creative dinner salad, out-of-this-world tiramisu for dessert--what's not to love??? Get there early to avoid waiting in line to order.

Thank WiVisitor
Hyden, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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?