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Reviewed September 19, 2021

We have been coming here for years, and wish we had known about it sooner. I'm getting a kick out of those negative Tripadvisor review below.....this is a not a high-end restaurant and doesn't pretend to be one, so get over it....or go somewhere else....Paisano's IS a quaint little Italian restaurant with good food, never crowded, the servers are always friendly, and it's a romantic little getaway for two.....every time. And with Frank Sinatra singing in the background....well, it's just about perfect. We have tried nearly everything on the menu, and it's always always good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed May 10, 2021

This was a delightful find after a day of driving to Lexington. It was quiet, with some enjoyable nooks for eating. The food was very good — and the servings large enough to share and still be full....but not too full for a great dessert!...We would absolutely return!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 25, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Order the chicken piccata and be sure to get the creamy Italian salad dressing, you will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 15, 2020

Saturday December 12th, we spent an overnight in Lexington, KY. We looked for a Mom n Pop restaurant for dinner. By happenstance, we found Paisano's. Due to covid, they offered carry out only. I ordered spaghetti with mushroom sauce, Louise ordered veal parmesan. Food and...service was great. Traditional Italian food, the opposite of franchise Italian fare. A perfect stop for our dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 23, 2020

My husband and I went to try out a new place, because the parking lot looks full. This place is terrible. The calamari was awful. It had like a tempura batter that was spongy and cold. We both ordered shrimp pasta dishes (mine a chef...specialty) and there was nothing special about either one. The menu states the paisano shrimp is served over linguini. No, can with penne. Server disagreed with me until I showed him the menu. The wine was hot, not 55-60 degrees like a cab should be served. It is cheap, so you get what you pay for. We will not be back. It was that bad.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

We enjoy local mom and pop places and this one does not disappoint. They have a huge selection on the menu and a decent wine list. The Toklas with the meal were awesome and our chicken was perfect. Dessert was great as well. Our server...was attentive and had a great sense of humor. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019

this is by far better than giusseppes and Joe blognas. I ordered the sampler plater and it was amazing, almost as good a homemade if not as good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed April 21, 2019

We decided to go here to try out there cuisine and for the price it was very good.The service was Great. Timing of the dishes were spot on.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Been a customer for years. My meal was cooked to mush. Complained to waitress who said she’d inform kitchen then asked if I wanted to-go box. My companion thought his meal tasted off but ate some anyway. Bad idea. Until then I’ve never had bad...meal or poor service. No adjustment to bill eitherMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Paisanos is a family favorite. It's a quiet little Italian restaurant that serves delicious Italian food. I highly recommend the cheese loaf appetizer with marinara sauce and the meatballs. Best ever.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Lexington for 4 days from Texas, Brought here Tuesday 7:30ish by in-laws. Paisanos their neighborhood go-to place for good and reasonably priced fare. Sinatra music in background, absolutely no disappointments. Service prompt and efficient, full bar, wine selection by-the-glass covered varietals you expect with...Italian food. Located in a strip center, entrance not obvious, it in the corner.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Markkakar k, Owner at Paisano's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Paisanos. That means a lot to a small family owned restaurant.

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We ate here a few years ago, and our experience was not positive, but it this time it was very good. We were greeted by our server who had a server-in-training with her. We were brought a nice bottle of Cabernet, along with some huge...hot yeast rolls, and they were delicious. My husband and I split an order of Caesar salad and eggplant Parmesan, and our friends had the chicken Marsala. The Caesar salads came out fairly quickly, but the entrees were slow to be delivered. Our server told us the kitchen was backed up, and our orders would be out soon. All the meals were delicious, and we were too full for dessert. I'm glad this little place has come back around. They were quite busy, and much positive energy abounded!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

First, kudos to our waitress Chelsea, who was prompt and attentive. She kept the meal moving, but we never felt rushed. My husband had Paisano’s Chicken and I had Eggplant Parmesan. The dinners came with hot fresh bread and a cold crisp salad. We each...had a glass of wine, served at the perfect temperature for each. Don’t overlook this hidden treasure!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Three of us started with a couple of starters. Fried Mushrooms and fried calamari were both lightly battered and fired perfectly. The waitress was excellent, very attentive and friendly. The entrees were also the best of our three meals in Lexington. Great job! We had...an array of entrees, pasta, veal, and eggplant.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Based on a recommendation from Tyler at the Hampton Inn we decided to drive 3/4 of a mile to Paisano's for a bite to eat. The parking is limited there as they share spaces with other businesses. We loved the fresh warm bread and the...meals come with salad. My sampler was $16. and more than enough food for me. My wife had the shrimp with pasta at $17. and was a hearty meal. We topped off our meal with tiramisu. Overall, very good food, prices, and servings. We were glad it wasn't crowed as there are probably two to many tables in the dining area making the accommodations a little to tight.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Paisano's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5