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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“breadsticks” (178 reviews)
“bread sticks” (55 reviews)
“pizza” (214 reviews)
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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We recently took a trip to Lexington where my husband used to live for many years. He picked his favorite places to eat and Joe Bologna’s was at the top of the list. It was my first time but I see why it is a...More

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the mood for pizza so we decided to go to Joe Bologna's. It is a Pizza place that is in an old church. Still has the stain glass windows and all. I rate the pizza as average, OK but nothing to go...More

Thank bobo1Ky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard it was voted best pizza in Lexington so we had to try it ourselves. Reviews were correct. We got there a few minutes before they opened to try and get parking and avoid crowding. It worked out great. There was only a few...More

Thank Sabrina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Lexington, we can't eat anywhere else except Joe Bologna's. We were there with 2 other couples, one couple had never eaten at Joe B's. I suggested Joe B's but the one couple who had been there before said, "we've eaten there...More

1  Thank Jack S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love to eat at converted spaces so when I read that the location was formerly a church and synagogue it made for an easy dinner decision. I was very disappointed from beginning to end. The outside looked good. Inside was a different story. I...More

Thank Maureen1771
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must when in Lexington! Pizzas are a meal, beer is cold, salads are plentiful. You HAVE to get an order of the bread sticks! The building is an old Lexington church and historically enjoyable. Come early or late if you don’t...More

Thank lexy57
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Neat atmosphere, excellent service and terrific food. Enjoyed our dinners and of course the breadstick! Worth the stop when in Lexington!

Thank 86MissyJ
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Joe Bologna's is a Lexington Staple that has been operating in the same location for just shy of 40 years. In a business where longevity is rare, Joe has obviously figured out the restaurant business. I'm no expert, but I'm confident Joe's longevity results from...More

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

That breadstick in bath of butter and parmesan cheese was to die for... salad and spaghetti chicken parm also great... Buffalo wings weren’t very good but the balance made up for it! We will be back. Great festive atmosphere with UK basketball on every TV.

Thank joez06
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite Italian restaurant in Lexington. Large variety of food and drink, pizza pastas,and traditional dishes. Prices are reasonable and quality of food is great. The biggest problem is parking but food is worth the trip

Thank Donald M
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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
24 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.
24 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
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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