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“Fresh and Authentic”

Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria
Ranked #13 of 892 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
“Fresh and Authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Have eaten here three times and food has been consistent. Once it was with a large party and they accommodated us well. The menu has some creative offerings in terms of the pizza - more like I have found in the larger cities back east. All seemed very fresh and well prepared. The hostess has generally seemed a bit less than gracious - often seeming rather harried/irritated and the wait staff has also seemed to be rushing. The food, however is worth it. Very interesting building- originally a synagogue then a church, there is evidence of those previous days including stained glass. Noise level can be high so not a reliable place for quiet conversation.
Bread sticks tasted delicious but unfortunately they are served with butter (not olive oil) so I declined.

  • Visited January 2013
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Richmond, Kentucky
1 review
“Worst ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you weigh 500lbs this is your place honestly didn't feel comfortable for 3 days plenty of chemicals and dough conditioner

  • Visited April 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great food! The bread is Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We didn't dine in and took carry out back to our hotel. The food was VERY good and the enormous breadsticks were so soft and yummy! We had a lot of people in our group and a lot of food and everything ordered was good, hot and tasted perfectly homemade.

  • Visited April 2013
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Butler, Tennessee
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Same JB's as always”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

8 family members went,of course had to wait for table--not bad. We all ordered bread sticks (of course-great) and different pizza's--every one said their pizza was great. Service was fast and correct .If you want the best bread sticks in KY, maybe anywhere -GO. Real good pizza also.

  • Visited March 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
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“Local landmark”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

My family and I have been eating at this local landmark since I was a child. The food is always very consistent. My wife and I LOVE the spaghetti and meatballs. This is Joe's place and he is often at the restaurant taking care of whatever needs to be done. We love Joe B's!!

  • Visited December 2012
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