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Papaleno's Restaurant

108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
+1 859-986-4497
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (47 reviews)
“pizza” (190 reviews)
“italian sub” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went and ordered a garlic stick and a large pizza. Instead of getting the food that was ready out to the the customers they were too busy doing nothing else.

Thank ocoee62
Shelbygt350, Owner at Papaleno's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What time of day was this ? Thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago

The bread sticks are unbelievable! NEVER have I ever had such a rich, thick Italian grandma made bread stick out like this one. The Pizza was very good and fresh ingrediants. I would eat here twice a week if it was in my town!

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opted for a pizza since we saw the homemade dough being tossed in the air. Was delicious! Glad we stopped. All the other food we saw being delivered to other tables looked delicious too! Wish I had room for the cheesy garlic bread!

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This place has the best pizza around. The area is quaint and near some cute shops. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a seat if you have a larger group but it's definitely worth it!

Thank travellvr09
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I was sort of hoping for some gluten-free options here, but you have to opt for tuna salad or chicken salad if you want something without wheat. On the other hand, my colleagues all said the pizza was quite good, and the slices were generous.

Thank Mara B
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I’m not a big pizza fan but I really enjoyed the Mountaineer pizza (minus beef and olives). We visited the Saturday of Berea College homecoming and the line to place an order stretched out of the door. The place was packed and the staff hustled...More

Thank DubbysMom2
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

As a family of five we had a wonderful lunch at this place. Everyone had something different from sandwiches to pizza to pasta. The gang gave their meals a big thumbs up. Pricing was fair. Great place to stop in the town.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The "Mountaineer" is the one! A 10" piping hot from the oven pizza with a beer/glass of wine was just the perfect lunch this afternoon! Papleno's is in the same block as the Boone Inn & Tavern, and so very convenient to anyone stay there....More

Thank Mariellen C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I enjoyed this, especially the breads. Otherwise expect a causal pizza type experience where you order at a desk and then wait for the food. Prices were as expected and the people were very nice.

Thank s j
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Papa Leno’s or Papaleno’s? It’s the same place. No-frills, serve yourself. You stand in line, grab a menu & be prepared to place your order & pay when you get to the register. 35 cents for cup and ice if you order water. Sodas &...More

Thank eachdayagift
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Andrea D | Reviewed this property |
I just called Papa Leno's for you and was told they would be open on Labor Day at 11 a.m. and yes they can accommodate seating for your group of 10. I know as we have gathered there for dinner with 12 people. It is quite... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: +1 859-986-4497
  • E-mail
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