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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
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Thu 23:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

True italian flavor with family feel, this authentic pizza spot was friendly and delicious. We came as a 19 piece family including 4 under 4 yrs old and Joe and his crew help create a great family meal. We actually got to meet Joe after I mispronounced his name (its ya not ee). Thanks Joe.

Thank jasonG_Asheville
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another great trip to Joe Bologna's. We tried something different with the supreme pizza, with anchovies! Although we really didn't taste them because the pizza was piled so high with other meaty options: pepperoni and bacon and sausage and yum! Breadsticks were great as usual, and another in our party loved the Mexican pizza.

Thank foxsocks
Hillsboro, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our most favorite place in Lexington! The menu has many options for all and is family friendly! Our kids really enjoy eating here - with the giant breadstick sitting in garlic butter as their favorite! We love the pastas, pizzas and sandwiches - all are very good. The atmosphere is wonderful - especially when there is a UK game on... More 

Thank 431lindaz
Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restored/updated 100+ year old church. High ceilings, a loft , stained glass windows, wood floor, etc. It specializes in pizza and pasta. Relaxed atmosphere We had a hand tossed pizza with our choice of toppings and a small was plenty for two. We went early & it was busy when we left. If I had to pick... More 

Thank Stewfamily
Evansville, Indiana
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164 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were NOT expecting such a cool place filled with so much history and fun and electricity! We didn’t realize there was a hugely accommodating parking lot in the back, so counted ourselves lucky to find a place on the street on a Saturday night. Being from out of town, we thought the main entrance was at the front of... More 

Thank BradandStacy41
Versailles, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe Bologna's, "Joe B's" to locals, has been an institution in this college town for decades. Being one of my personal "5 star" establishments since the late 70's (think munchies!), I recently had an experience that makes me think their popularity may have finally gone to their heads. Granted, it is home of Lexington's best pizza and even better breadsticks... More 

Thank jrominechandler
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually make day trips just to go to this place. (It is 2 hours from our house). We love everything we have ever eaten here! Pizza, spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, fetachini alfedo and ohhhh the breadsticks! The building is an old church w lots of charm and you are sure to see Joe himself walking around tending to things. Parking... More 

Thank blakeandi
Oxford, Michigan
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This converted church retains the stained glass but the pulpit is now a bar. Parking is an issue but worth the aggravation. You get your own breadstick but it's like a mini loaf in oil with garlic butter, even better than it sounds. Portions are great, mix and match the noodles, sauce etc for matching your personal taste. Sausage can... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I took my UK freshman with 3 of her friends for dinner. I will start by saying the interior leaves much to be desired but when our waitress brought out the homemade breadsticks in individual trays for each patron with garlic butter I was immediately sold. I had the spaghetti and meatballs....really good, and I am picky. Prices were fair,... More 

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Batesville, Indiana
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I've been coming to Joe Bologna's since the late 1970s and it is still excellent. The breadsticks are still a good today as they were back then when we would buy 100 and take them back to our campus party. The building is an old church which makes it truly unique.

Thank Centre79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?