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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” (203 reviews)
“pizza” (203 reviews)
“bread stick” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with my 3 daughters. Great restaurant in a cool old church building. Our waitress was fantastic. She brought us some complimentary bread sticks with gravy (marinara). It was the best I've ever had. I hope it was an old family recipe....More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food and always friendly service. Located in an old church building near UK campus. Owner is present most of the time and is well known and liked in our community. We go oft

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best lasagna around! Giant breadstick soaked in garlic sauce! I've also had their pizza and it's great too! Check them out!

Thank luvdalejr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner there a couple of weeks ago, had not visited in a few years. Still the same great food and service. Love the atmosphere. The bread sticks are amazing and the portions very large. Really wanted to try dessert, but could not eat another...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a bit slow to start on getting drinks but the waitress we ended up with was amazing. We were there on Labor Day and I think they were short staffed and unexpectedly busy around 2 that day. She gave us our breadsticks for...More

Thank amullins77
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My husband had eaten here and just went on about it. I went with him after arriving in Kentucky and I was so glad he suggested this place.

Thank Consstance P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Off the beaten path but their huge breadstick in a tray of garlic butter is a meal in itself. Delicious. Independently owned good variety of pizzas. Lots of college students, professionals, cops, everyone who enjoys good Italian food.

Thank rbcopwriter
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The breadsticks are made fresh and are served drizzled with garlic butter. These are huge. You only need to order one. We love visiting Joe Bologna's on our Lexington visits.

Thank Alecia L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our family celebrated our young adult granddaughter's birthday at Joe Bologna's and we had a great time. There was about 20 of us and we were all seated together at a long table. The food and service were excellent Some shared pizzas and others enjoyed...More

Thank 181dennisp209
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Fa.ily went to joe b's last week for late lunch,very good food. Breadsticks with garlic butter are so good and hot. Salads are fresh and the house Italian dressing is so good. Lasagna,fettuccine Alfredo and pizza were loved by all. Price less than 60 dollars...More

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