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Joe Bologna's Restaurant and Pizzeria

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120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
+1 859-252-4933
23:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 23:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Louisville, Kentucky
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I ate at Joe B's the first time over 30 years ago. It is a great place for pizza and of course bread sticks. It is a very casual place so if you are looking for a quiet dinner don't go here. It right near Rupp Arena so when something is going on at Rupp it will be busy. There... More 

Thank Patrick O
Batesville, Indiana
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I first ate at Joe Bologna's in the late 1970s and it is still as good today as it was back then. The breadsticks (marinara or garlic butter) are gigantic, and there is no other way to describe them except for awesome. I did try something different on this visit.... for the first time I did not order a hoagie... More 

Thank Centre79
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant used to house a church here. Have been coming here for years. The pizza and the pasta are handmade and are excellent.

Thank Mike H
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food here is adequate. Service is often slow. Could be difficult for a person who has some mobility issues. The redone church is interesting decor.

Thank kc4jox
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Joe's is one of the good guy's. He has helped our church with fundraisers for Guatemala in the past and has been a tremendous success. He keeps a clean, well ran establishment in his close to UK campus location. Everything i have tried i have liked. there isn't anything bad i can say about this place. It's one of the... More 

Thank James L
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Went based on reviews. Food was average; nothing exceptional. Building seemed more old than historic. Waiter was terrible. Ordered regular coffee and instead of making a new pot he "slyly" poured us decaf thinking we couldn't see him. Had to ask multiple times for creamer which we still didn't get until he saw me ask another waitress who was walking... More 

Thank IamKangaroo52
Pataskala, Ohio
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117 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The prices were reasonable enough if a little high for the quality and portions. The breadsticks were good, and the rest of the food alright. The ambiance is less than expected, and in fact realized when we arrived I had been here before and had been just as much unimpressed. However, you can do worse, and it is a decent... More 

Thank froghop96
Chesapeake, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Joe's is located in an old church with beautiful stained glass windows. There are many great menu options. We love the subs and fries, lasagna and pastas. The breadsticks are a must! They are brought to the table in a pool of garlic butter. You will want 2!

Thank Hutch4Family
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We are visiting Lexington and went to Joe's at the suggestion of our host. The food was very good - we especially liked the chicken primavera. Our server, Bethany, was excellent. The bread sticks are a must, and the portions were generous.

Thank LCL5403
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Food was great and so was the service, bread sticks were AMAZING. Will definitely go back next time I'm in Lexington!

Thank ktj30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?