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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
+1 859-252-4933
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“breadsticks” (226 reviews)
“pizza” (198 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the food. I ordered a side of zucchini Parmesan as an appetizer, a spinach salad, combination manicotti and cannelloni and a glass of merlot. Hubby ordered potato soup, eggplant Parmesan a melody. Both meals were excellent. Hubby had ordered 2 meatballs and our server...More

Thank BLMerce
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were a group of 8 and only had a limited time to eat and get back to our conference. Service was good. The breadsticks were amazing. Portion sizes are huge so if you can opt for the half size. I had the zucchini parmesan...More

Thank DeniseWayne
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

As a child visiting Lexington and even as a UK college student, this was my favorite haunt. I recently took my family of 6 back here to experience Joe B's and was made to look the fool. There were no crowds on a Saturday night,...More

1  Thank Fourandthedog
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

One of the old time great places to dine! Never miss a chance to eat at one of Lexington's Historic spots! All the food is prepared with classic family recipes! Check it out!

Thank Goggans
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have had pasta and pizza in many parts of the world, including several times in Italy, and this place doesn't really serve up a decent Italian meal. The place, an old church, has a certain and rather worn ambiance, and it is quite crowded,...More

Thank SamHogal
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Joe Bologna's has been an institution in Lexington for decades. Their pizza is delicious and breadsticks are to die for!

1  Thank keithjill
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Second time visiting JB. Portions and price and unbelievable. Manicotti is superb. Bread sticks are HUGE. The atmosphere in this old church with its stained glass is remarkable by itself.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Visited Joe B's this past weekend and really enjoyed our meals. The breadsticks were incredible and the salad was so fresh. I had spaghetti with meatsauce and my daughter had chicken alfredo with broccoli. We both really enjoyed the meal. The wait for a table...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Where do I start? Obviously "the Breadstick", a fresh, warm soft delectable to dip in garlic butter and parmesan cheese. I think we set a world record for how fast we gobbled those down. There was no frozen fake food here. Everything was freshly prepared...More

1  Thank Iris N
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

You had me at breadsticks and garlic butter. Seriously the best ever! I also love the lasagna and the veggie pizza. Add a cold Kentucky Ale and you have the perfect solution to all your problems. When family members come to town, we always make...More

Thank fantifan
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25 January 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
23 February 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.
23 February 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
23:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
23:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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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