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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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$$ - $$$
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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
(859) 252-4933
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my UK freshman with 3 of her friends for dinner. I will start by saying the interior leaves much to be desired but when our waitress brought out the homemade breadsticks in individual trays for each patron with garlic butter I was immediately sold. I had the spaghetti and meatballs....really good, and I am picky. Prices were fair,... More 

Thank Margiep63
Batesville, Indiana
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been coming to Joe Bologna's since the late 1970s and it is still excellent. The breadsticks are still a good today as they were back then when we would buy 100 and take them back to our campus party. The building is an old church which makes it truly unique.

Thank Centre79
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have attempted dinner here three times but the wait was always too long ( always ended up at pizzeria .. think that's the name which is wonderful as well) .. but we got there around d 6 and had a 15 min wait. First off, it was probably due to dinner hour but it was loud... More 

Thank betseyjohnson
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Joe's Bologna's while vacationing in Lexington. Our hotel recommended the restaurant. We were enticed because it is set in an old synagogue with the original stained glass windows in place. We visited on a Wednesday evening. We did not have to wait for a table and our server was prompt in greeting us. I wished I... More 

Thank Michelle F
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone to Joe Bologna's for lunch since the 1990's when I worked down the street at Dudley Square and it remains consistently delicious. My usual go-to dishes are the meat lasagna with a super tasty breadstick and crisp house salad, the personal Mexican pizza and the manicotti. My husband loves their potato soup. The price is right, the ambience... More 

Thank Karen H
Lexington, Kentucky
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for Italian food. The pizzas are great ! The pasta dishes are wonderful too . No matter what you eat you must order a breadstick. They are served with garlic butter and are out of this world delicious!

Thank Tina J
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, eat there every time in Lexington. Breadsticks are unreal good! Pizza pretty darn good too! Cool atmosphere in an old church. Can be busy at times. Walking distance from UK. Always order extra to take home.

Thank Rob T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While parking was temporarily an issue it was worth the walk. This converted church was a great way to preserve history and the multiple stained glass windows. Service was great and the food was almost great, especially as a novel way to order and serve food and bread. Everybody received a mini loaf of bread complete with bath of garlic... More 

Thank Bruce M
Clearwater, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually visit Joe's once during trips to Lexington and have never been disappointed. This is mainly a pasta with red tomato sauce and pizza kind of place and it does it well. Don't go there for fancy veal dishes, you won't find them. What you do find will leave you full and satisfied. All portions are generous, including the... More 

Thank David B
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 7 and each person had a different and tasty meal... Friendly and helpful service... A bit noisy and not exactly romantic atmosphere but good overall.

Thank Cornelia K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 252-4933

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?