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Reviewed June 13, 2021

I chose Sutton's Restaurant for my wife's and my 49th wedding anniversary dinner because of the high ratings and reviews that others had left. I was disappointed. Upon entering, I noticed that both glass entry doors were heavily smudged with handprints. Inside the door was...a double stack of perhaps eight cases of cutlery. The floor appeared dusty as if it had not been recently mopped. The hostess was very friendly and engaged in cheerful and humorous banter. Our waitress, Terra, came to us quickly and was engaging, knowledgeable and friendly. We found that she was from our neck-of-the-woods. I ordered spaghetti with meat balls and my wife ordered baked spaghetti with one meat ball. I warned her against more because my experience with other places is to receive huge, tasty meatballs. I was disappointed. Our meatballs were small, tough to chew and not as tasty as I had hoped. My meat sauce seemed a little greasy and not as fresh-tasting as I expected. My wife, however, was satisfied with the flavor of her spaghetti sauce and her meatball, although disappointed about the small size. While there, I watched two employees have a testy exchange right in front of us with another cluster of four standing around a table behind us, talking quietly but with looks that I took to be discontentment on their faces. They did not appear to be happy at all. With the exception of the two wonderful employees with whom I reacted, the whole experience was a let-down for me, and I apologized to my wife for the dinner choice.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 21, 2020 via mobile

12/20/20 I came here with my date for dinner after church, as we both haven’t been to this restaurant in a while, and wanted to try something different. Upon entering, you must wear a mask as the staff is wearing theirs, and once seated you...can take it off. I’ll never understand this method but they’re complying with the covid rules. There’s no dividers but they do space you out far from any other tables. I ordered the mussels appetizer as my main dish, and my date had their French onion soup. The food was good, but not enough for me to come running back. I’ve spoiled my taste buds and had better quality mussels elsewhere. Also, my date didn’t enjoy the French onion soup, was disappointed in the bland taste. Overall, the experience was good, our waitress took great care of us and we took care of her. Unfortunately, we were told the bar was open until 11pm but it actually closed @10 pm with the entire restaurant. I’ll come back here again to try one of their many pasta dishes, whenever I’ll be in the mood for a carb filled meal.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Gordon, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2021

Hello Miss Sassy, thank you for taking the time to send us a review. Unfortunately, we did not meet your expectations. Our hours of operation have significantly changed since March of 2020. Our mussel recipe has not changed, nor the French Onion soup. I am...More

Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

The food was delicious, I have gone two times over the past 3 weeks. Both times I ordered chicken Gorgonzola and it’s superb. The service was great the first time and good but slow the second time. It won’t stop me from going again, for...sure will.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Gordon, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2021

Hello Snapkris. We are thrilled you have enjoyed the Chicken Gorganzola! Thank you for taking the time to send us this fantastic review! we look forward to serving you soon! Best regards, Gordon

Reviewed October 13, 2020

We were seated right away with social distancing being observed. We ordered a flat bread pizza and it was very good.

Date of visit: October 2020
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GordonL28, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Barb, Thanks for sharing your experience! Safe travels, Gordon

Reviewed January 8, 2020

The food was ok but really not worth the price. The house wine was very good and the bread was fresh. Our server was very knowledgeable about menu items and made some great suggestions. There was a strong seafood smell when we entered the restaurant....strange.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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GordonL28, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Dear wtb1129, We regret to hear that your purchase did not reflect the value for which we are known. As for the seafood smell, we do serve alot of seafood. We also create soups and entrees from scratch using seafood stock. I will be sure...More

Reviewed October 4, 2019

I have recently started going to Suttons and I love it. Great food, great service. Nice place. Great menu selection of variety. I enjoy the atmosphere (pictures, music). They also have a great selection of drinks.

Date of visit: October 2019
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GordonL28, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a fantastic review! We're so happy to have you as a new regular guest. We look forward to serving you again soon! Have a great weekend. Sincerely, Gordon

Reviewed September 24, 2019

We went to Sutton's during a football weekend trip and truly enjoyed our experience. My husband and I were actually on a diet, so we split a meal (the pork chops), and we had more than enough food to fill up both of us. And...it was quite delicious! My sister and her husband were with us, and each thoroughly enjoyed their meals (quite plentiful and delicious) as well. The atmosphere was casual and cozy, and the service was wonderful! We will come again the next time we are in Lexington!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! I'm so glad that your visit went well. We truly appreciate your business. Please come back and see us again the next time you're in town! Sincerely, Gordon

Reviewed September 18, 2019

I went with friends for dinner at Sutton's. I arrived late, but my friends had already been seated on the patio. We all placed our orders, I ordered the shrimp pasta. First came the bread. The bread was excellent. Once we had finished our main...course, we elected to try the desert. The desert is free on Tuesday. We each ordered a different desert and then shared our prize. The volcano cake and ice-cream was probably the best of the four.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to share these kind words with future Travelers. We've been doing Tastey Tuesday for about 6 months now. We hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Gordon

Reviewed September 16, 2019

Wait staff were rude and slow food was cold and mushy. The ice tea was bitter and warm. When we asked abut it the server said" Well, that is how it is made?More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Dear Lois, my most sincere apologies for the way you were treated. That is simply unacceptable. I assure you that this is not how we treat our guests and I apologize for our performance. Thank you for sharing your experience and constructive criticism. I hope...More

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Was staying in Lexington, ask the front desk, wanted a good place to some dinner. We walked in and to our surprise seating on a Friday night. We ordered drinks and an appetizer, which consisted of stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and a pepperoni puff (which was...pepperoni wrapped with mozzarella cheese then breaded and deep fried), my husband ordered the meatball sandwich and I had the French onion soup. The fresh bread was excellent being served with a nice olive oil sauce. During our meal, the owner came over and chatted with us. We were admiring the gangster photos, the Rat Pack. I would highly recommend this Restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Hi Brenda. I enjoyed visiting with you! Thanks so much for sharing your review and mentioning a few of our signature dishes. I hope that you'll come visit us again the next time you're in town! Safe travels! Sincerely, Gordon

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Sutton's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4