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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“breadsticks” (223 reviews)
“pizza” (196 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Joe Bologna's is one of the best pizza places in town. It's set in an old Catholic Church in downtown Lexington. The pizza is always delicious! I won't lie, I've never tried anything else but they also serve pasta and calzones and other sandwiches. GET...More

1  Thank ashley200688
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Stopped to eat with friends based on recommendation of Hotel. Ordered the Ruben and Cannoli. They were both good. Waiter was very accommodating to our special needs as my friends were celebrating their 25th anniversary. They brought us some cake to celebrate after the meal...More

Thank LJ K
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I first visited Joe Bolgona's nearly a decade ago when we were in Lexington checking out some local historical sites. Since then, I've been back three times, and each time I make it a point to stop at Joe Bologna's. The pizza, pasta, and especially...More

1  Thank tennesseetraveler58
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at Joes for 30 years. JB's has been around forever and for good reason! Great pizza's, pastas, and garlic bread dripping in butter. If you absolutely gotta have pizza and you want to eat at a true locals spot, the this...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Joe B's is quite the place! The restaurant, originally a church, is family owned and serves as a classic representation of the Lexingtonian culture: family-centered yet experimental. My partner and I frequent Joe B's for date nights and are never disappointed. From a value and...More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I love dining at Joe B's. The breadsticks are a must try and I love the garlic they serve. I've tried several things on the menu and I don't think I could pick a favorite because everything is fabulous. My boyfriend and...More

Thank MomOf2InKY
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great authentic Italian pizza and pasta but don't visit without getting one of their famous bread sticks!

Thank GimmeShelter1
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Our school team always visits Jo B's everyone we come into town. Breadsticks are a must, and try their house salad with house dressing. Service staff is accommodating. Do note that large groups will not be seated untill all is present.

Thank JWK1402
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Everything here is HOMEMADE, EVERYTHING!! This is also one of the cleanest place I’ve ever worked-yes I’m a former employee/waitress for 10 years, over 15 years ago-Wow. However, we still stop in with our kids to enjoy the Bologna family and the best Italian in...More

1  Thank Eleisha K
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I moved away from central Kentucky years ago but every time I'm in the area, I try to visit Job B's. For the last few weeks, I have been working in Lexington and have been able to visit Joes 3 times and will be working...More

Thank mmoore218
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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
23 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.
23 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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