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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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“bread sticks” (55 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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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
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This place is a classic!!!! Grew up going here, love taking the kids here and always take out of town guests here!!! Their garlic bread sticks in garlic butter are a staple!!! Pizza is the best!! Even Gluten Free Crusts are now an option! Great...More

Thank amysS9899TV
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have been here a few times. The service and food has always been good. They have been in this town for a long while. Their location used to be a old church, that they renovated. Atmosphere is great. The bread sticks are to die...More

Thank 1957Dana
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I tried to be fair in my reviews and understand that the food service industry is a tough place to work. Given that, here's the one highlight I found about Joe Bologna's to be true. The food didn't completely suck. That being stated here's what...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Joe bologna's is amazing! This is my favorite Italian restaurant. The food is amazing and homemade. The staff is always friendly. The prices are really decent for what you get.Not fast food prices but not fine dining prices either. The atmosphere is beautiful as well...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The parking is a pain had to wait until someone left to park. The pizza and bread sticks was very fresh and delicious. The service wasn't so great but other than that it was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The building is an...More

Thank tonyalruble
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Some places are good, some places are great, and here is one that is great! Simple as that! There is a reason Joe Bologna's has been around forever, and it's great food, and great service. Restaurants in town come and go, but here is a...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Joe Bs is a Lexington institution they have the best bread sticks and the house salad and dressing are excellent. The pizza is awesome I especially like their Italian sausage.

Thank Roy C
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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