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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
+1 859-252-4933
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

We heard how wonderful the pizza was, so we had to try it. Honestly, it was no big deal. Papa Johns is just as good. I didn't find it to be anything special. Great atmosphere, but at the end of the day, you have to...More

Thank JRD222
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Should have figured we'd be in for sub par service when we stood at the hostess stand for 5 minutes without being acknowledged.....though there two folks standing very close. No eye contact, no nothing. We finally got seated and the waitress took our order efficiently...More

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I ate here over the summer and it was awesome! Yes, the wait was a little long, but the chicken parm was wonderful and completely made up for it. Our server was friendly and prompt. I have no complaints about my service here!!!

Thank Loralei H
Reviewed December 23, 2015

Have eaten there many times. Great pizza many ways. Pastas are very good for a casual place. Breadsticks are famous with garlic butter dipping sauce !

Thank Barney m
Reviewed December 19, 2015

Joe Bologna's has been serving pizza and other wonderful Italian dishes in Lexington for over 20 years. One of the very first restaurants to go smoke free. The food is delicious and the setting in an old church is unique.

Thank 316melee
Reviewed December 17, 2015

Deep dish carb overload, and oh so good. For years JoeB's has been the goto pizza place in Lexington. The refurbished church also makes this an enjoyable meal. If you love pizza don't miss it! Also, don't miss the fried banana peppers!

Thank AustinEEE
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Joe Bologna's is a really nice place to have dinner. The food is really good and the price is more than fair.

Thank RalfR177
Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been eating at Joe Bologna's since childhood and they never disappoint! They have the best food and service you could ever ask for. It doesn't matter if you go in at lunch or in for dinner, it is all great. It is downtown...More

Thank Cassie B
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Interesting interior as the building was a church/synagogue in its prior lives. First-rate Italian food; breadsticks so tasty they're a meal in themselves; good desserts. Family-friendly eatery for locals and fun destination for tourists. But perhaps the nicest thing about this Lexington institution is the...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed December 10, 2015

This place is a must if you visit Lexington. The pizza Is to die for, salads are great as is the pasta. But....if you go to Joe B's as the locals call it, you must get a garlic bread stick. It is heaven on a...More

Thank Terrispal1
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January 25, 2017|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
while it's best to call ahead to help them accommodate a larger group, it's not necessary. you may have to wait longer to have that many tables together to accommodate you where if they have advanced notice they can work... More
February 23, 2015|
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Response from 316melee | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking on the street and in the back. But, with the unusual amount of snow we have had, it may be a bit difficult to find parking out front.
February 23, 2015|
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Response from wandaellene | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have parking off the street. We parked almost at the door.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 859-252-4933
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