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Papa Leno's Restaurant

108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
+1 859-986-4497
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic bread” (35 reviews)
“pizza” (150 reviews)
“italian sub” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Best pizza in Berea hands down. Another restaurant makes a good white sauce (Alfredo) pizza in Berea, but, Papaleno's has the best traditional pizza. Sometimes a wait to put in an order during busy times and there is a reason for that......the food is very...More

1  Thank papagrit
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We always stop in Berea on our way home to Indiana from vacation in the south and we always eat at Papa Leno's. First we share side salads amongst our group. Then we order baked spaghetti and share those too. And we each get a...More

Thank dshendri
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Quick stop to get a bite to eat..it was the only option close to our hotel passed 8pm..we had pasta dishes..food was ok..it's more of a fast food Italian place..

Thank KLBLUE85
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a late dinner/snack after arriving late to town. One of the few places still open. Service was fast. It was self serve for drinks and you order at the counter and the food was brought to your table. Family friendly

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Dined here many times and ordered take out as well. Never a bad meal. Love the Mountaineer Pizza, Lasagna, Spaghetti, and Garlic Butter Bread! All excellent choices. Can't go wrong with Papaleno's. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Larry F
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

A long term landmark pizza and Italian fare spot in Berea, one of the most consistent kitchens in the area. Service can be slow but the ample portions and fine food are worth it. College crowd and visitors in a casual setting.

1  Thank Ciderwinemaker
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were traveling from Charlotte, North Carolina back to our home in Northwest Indiana. We decided to check out the Visitor's Center, which led us to the campus area. We stayed to eat some pizza before getting back on the road. Oh...More

Thank Mindy S
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We were passing through and chose this place from the Trip Advisor suggestions. Beautiful exterior and awesome pizza! They are very busy and don't really serve your table; you get your own drinks, ect. and stand in line to order, once you've decided what you...More

Thank bluegrassraised
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This is a staple restaurant in Berea. Sits in the Berea College Boone Square. They serve great pasta and pizza, along with your meal you get a awesome piece of bread.

1  Thank Brandon R
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

College food done Italian style. Skip the spaghetti. Stay with the pizza. Efficient service and okay prices.

Thank Gina G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: +1 859-986-4497
  • E-mail