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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” (204 reviews)
“pizza” (205 reviews)
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12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Divided into two tables of four to get seated in under 20 minutes--across from each other. Atmosphere great in old synagogue prior to that church. Ate the recommended specialty items--Joe's breadsticks dipped in garlic butter (breathing to good health long after I dipped so much)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had read about Joe Bologna’s and decided to give it a try. Went around 4 on a Friday which was Happy Hour. $5 pitchers, $.99 breadsticks...could not go wrong! The breadsticks were amazing. We had a small Sicilian pan pizza which was perfect for...More

Thank k4la
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I have heard the advertisements so many times and growing up where great Italian restaurants were, I expected so much more. If only it were all hand made.

Thank Worldatyourwhim
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Circumstance found us, mid-afternoon, having missed both breakfast and lunch. Bologna's was nearby and the parking lot was nearly empty so we chose it, almost as an easiest option. We're glad we did. Inside, we realized the parking lot was a deception - Bologna's seems...More

Thank comunikat
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We dined here Friday October 27 with another couple after a day at Keeneland. Food is always reliable - very acceptable!! The seating - wasn’t good. We were seated in a narrow heavily travel path in the rear of the restaurant, I was seated in...More

Thank akaomi
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was absolutely terrible, and the food was comparable to TV dinners. Looks like a diner.

Thank lind37
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went on a weeknight. Great service; seated promptly. We had the delicious cheese sticks and a couple of huge garlic breadsticks as an appetizer. Then we dug into the All-Vegetable pizza. Love all the toppings and the crispy crust. Great visit!

Thank foxsocks
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

First visit to JB's in a long while and my first as a TripAdvisor reviewer. While a lot of choices appealed to me on menu, I opted for the veggie pizza. It turned out to be a great selection, full of flavor. It was a...More

Thank Xface43
Reviewed 14 October 2017 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 13 October 2017

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
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26 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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