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Papa Leno's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403
+1 859-986-4497
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Italian flavor. Exellent bread. Good service. The Chicken Philly sandwich is one of the best I have tried.

Thank Amy B
Berea, Kentucky
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Berea, I have lots of opportunity to eat at Papa Leno's and I have NEVER had a bad meal. The Mountaineer pizza is loaded with toppings, the lasagna has incredible flavor, the Italian sub is fantastic. No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong!

Thank DenayP
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After traveling all day, we were looking for a quick meal. The chicken dumpling soup was ok, the ravioli florentine was very tasty and the garden salad was excellent. But the garlic bread, soaked in butter, was the best of all! You order at the counter and pick out a table. We got the salad and soup immediately and didn't... More 

Thank jmbjrb
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, the garlic bread was outstanding. The staff was less than friendly. No "welcome", no "enjoy your meal", no "thank you". Most could not get away from us quickly enough. However, eat here for the food and try to tolerate the people.

Thank Marty I
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

They have a great Stromboli and the mountaineer is always good. Great for the family and they have beer now.

Thank Bobby A
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Known for excellent pizza and signature bread. They all have one of the best chicken philly sandwiches I have ever had.

Thank Pissed-A-Hole
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I selected this wonderful restaurant for my birthday dinner. The pizza was incredible and enough to take home for a second meal. My husband and I also treated ourselves to one of their fabulous bread sticks. Great food prepared fresh for you after you order. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Close to shops that are fun to visit.

Thank Kytravelor
Radcliff, Kentucky
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I honestly do not understand the hype about this place. Food is mediocre at best, way overpriced for the quality, service barely exists at least the music playing during the meal was good. Not a fan of this place and will not go back, you are better off going to the drive through at the clown's place.

Thank Joseph S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Papa Leno's fills a niche for comfort food on the Berea College Square. College students and visitors of all ages can enjoy pizza, pasta and subs at reasonable prices, quite a contrast to the Boone Tavern Restaurant. The brick oven makes otherwise ordinary pizza taste great. Be prepared for cheese-overladen pasta dishes - the lasagna is the gooiest - but... More 

Thank KeeblerDuet
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food at a reasonable price . If you are ever in Berea for any reason, stop by this place and enjoy yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Thank dan s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Center St, Berea, KY 40403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: +1 859-986-4497

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?