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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%
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“garlic bread” (54 reviews)
“pizza” (200 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403-1761
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the grilled shrimp alfredo, delicious. The garlic bread was dripping with garlic butter. If ur not counting carbs I would recommend this treat.

Thank katsatplay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You order at the counter and get your own drinks. Then take a seat and wait for your food. It Took quite a while to get the food after ordering. But it was worth the wait. Had the oven baked spaghetti.

Thank deborah r
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We tried to make it to Berea in time for dinner at the Boone Tavern Inn, but did not realize the restaurant closed earlier on Sunday nights. Fortunately, Papaleno's stayed open until 10pm. The pizza was very good as was the made from scratch garlic...More

Thank SarahPU
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We travel across south central Kentucky for high school football on Friday nights. When the schedule comes out in the fall, we look for opportunities to make to to Berea just so we can eat at Papaleno's. I always have the Italian sandwich. The fries...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Their chocolate cake was recommended by a store owner in the community. Unfortunately the cake was not available when we went to try it. Service was friendly and good.

Thank Kandee G
Shelbygt350, Owner at Papaleno's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you , hope you will be back

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Berea as the final night of a road trip and found this fun place by chance! Met some fun locals and enjoyed a pizza, salad, spaghetti, and ravioli dinner. Make their breads from scratch. Everyone enjoyed all they had. The breadsticks were amazing...More

Thank Allisonspring
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My family ate at Papaleno's for dinner on 8/3. My wife and son had sandwiches and I had their baked spaghetti with meatballs. The sandwiches were nothing interesting. My spaghetti was OK and the serving was large enough, but it did not have a great...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We were visiting family in Berea and dined here on 7/28/18. For an early Saturday evening it was extremely crowded due to a softball tourney in the area. Their policy is to wait in line and order. You are then given a number and your...More

Thank yankeefanalways
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The 45-minute wait was posted near the ordering spot at 12:45pm on Saturday. The restaurant was very crowded. The young lady told us not to order Pizza (their specialty) because they only have 2 ovens. So we ordered a stromboli sandwich and tuna fish sandwich....More

Thank JackieLou123
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This seems to be a local favorite - with lots of patrons around the dinner hour. The food however was great and so was the atmosphere.

Thank spudfriend
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August 9, 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
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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