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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“breadsticks” (215 reviews)
“pizza” (192 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I first visited Joe Bolgona's nearly a decade ago when we were in Lexington checking out some local historical sites. Since then, I've been back three times, and each time I make it a point to stop at Joe Bologna's. The pizza, pasta, and especially...More

Thank tennesseetraveler58
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been eating at Joes for 30 years. JB's has been around forever and for good reason! Great pizza's, pastas, and garlic bread dripping in butter. If you absolutely gotta have pizza and you want to eat at a true locals spot, the this...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe B's is quite the place! The restaurant, originally a church, is family owned and serves as a classic representation of the Lexingtonian culture: family-centered yet experimental. My partner and I frequent Joe B's for date nights and are never disappointed. From a value and...More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I love dining at Joe B's. The breadsticks are a must try and I love the garlic they serve. I've tried several things on the menu and I don't think I could pick a favorite because everything is fabulous. My boyfriend and...More

Thank MomOf2InKY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great authentic Italian pizza and pasta but don't visit without getting one of their famous bread sticks!

Thank GimmeShelter1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our school team always visits Jo B's everyone we come into town. Breadsticks are a must, and try their house salad with house dressing. Service staff is accommodating. Do note that large groups will not be seated untill all is present.

Thank JWK1402
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything here is HOMEMADE, EVERYTHING!! This is also one of the cleanest place I’ve ever worked-yes I’m a former employee/waitress for 10 years, over 15 years ago-Wow. However, we still stop in with our kids to enjoy the Bologna family and the best Italian in...More

Thank Eleisha K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I moved away from central Kentucky years ago but every time I'm in the area, I try to visit Job B's. For the last few weeks, I have been working in Lexington and have been able to visit Joes 3 times and will be working...More

Thank mmoore218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Joe B's. Love the pizza. Love the new building, even though they've been there a long time now, as I still remember where it was when I went to UK.

Thank jlwilli2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being gone from the area for several years, we recently moved back and rediscovered Joe B's. It was every bit as delicious as we remembered. LOVE the garlic breadsticks ... pizzas and subs are great too!

Thank LW1214
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations or call ahead seating for larger parties - we would like to bring a group of 8. thanks!
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
do they have parking?
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.
do they have parking?
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail