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Sutton's Italian Restaurant

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110 N Locust Hill Dr, Lexington, KY 40509-1514
+1 859-268-2068
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best Italian meal we have ever had. The lasagna was authentic and fresh. Just wonderful!!! My husband had the Ciopinno. He loved it. We will be back. Hugh menu. We have decided that Suttons may replace Malones as our new "go to" restaurant. Hidden gem in Lexington.

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Thank Alicia W
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alicia, Thank you for the fantastic review and highly appreciated compliment! Hopefully your review will help increase public knowledge of our hidden little secret. Most sincerely, Gordon More 

Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travel back an forth to NC. Always stop in Lexington to eat here. Great service and wonderful, tasty delicacies. All with a gourmet twist! Nice. Anna, a server, is superb.

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Thank Brettster2
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bret, Thanks for taking time out to review our restaurant! We are humbled by your loyalty when traveling to Lexington! I'll be sure to thank Anna for her continued commitment to service excellence! Safe Travels, Gordon More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There the name was - on one of those Interstate Exit signs with Wendy's, Arby's, and KFC. "One of these is not like the others" as the childhood rhyme goes. Sutton's has real meals with lots of choices at reasonable prices, and service as slow - or fast - as you want it. Sandwches, pasta, salads, pizza, and great looking... More 

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Thank Winchesterfox
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Winchesterfox, Thank you for sharing your thoughts to our wonderful traveling clientele. You nailed it with so many important observations. Our servers certainly buy into our vision and understand the great lengths we travel to and demand when we add items to our menu. We put a great deal of pride into every dish. I'm so glad you were... More 

Winchester, Kentucky
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our children introduced us to Sutton's, and we are so glad they did! We enjoy the atmosphere, great service, and the food is superb. Try their stuffed mushrooms!

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Thank myredcord
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the fantastic review. Growing up on a mushroom farm I certainly learned many ways to prepare mushrooms. I am very pleased that you enjoyed our recipe! Tell your children we said thank you for introducing you to Sutton's. We hope to serve you again soon. Until then safe travels, Gordon More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

First and maybe last time trying Sutton's. This place seems to have an identity crisis. It isn't a pub and it isn't really Italian. There wasn't anything bad about the food, in fact my mahi mahi with pasta was only a tad bit overcooked. Our waiter, however, didn't seem to want to believe that I liked it and asked me,... More 

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Thank lovetogo2662
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our small family restaurant. Our culinary diversity is a reflection of my palate. I am truly a foodie and love to prepare items that I have created or experienced which includes all types of cuisine. My family roots are Italian and Ukrainian. However, being born and raised in America exposed me to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Sutton's for the first time tonight. We had the seafood sampler--mahi, shrimp, and sea scallops all grilled to perfection. Our server Josh was friendly, attentive, and was able to give some great advice on entrée items. (Plus he was a pretty cool guy.) Perhaps the only thing I found lacking would be the atmosphere.... More 

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Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Erin, Thank you for taking the time to send a nice review to Trip Advisor! We are so happy you enjoyed the seafood. We spend our money providing the highest quality and freshness available. In doing so, we spend less on atmosphere but hope we provide you with a great experience in both regards. I will thank Josh for... More 

Clinchco, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I visited Sutton's for the first time on Saturday night........our server, Jose was very nice........We had the Scallops and Prime Rib and were very pleased with both. Broccoli was cooked to perfection........the rice pilaf was just OK...........would certainly return to this restaurant

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Thank David R
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our prime rib and fresh scallops! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. I will definitely relay the message about service to Jose. This is his very first week on the floor waiting tables for our company and he is going to really appreciate your... More 

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137 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Calamari is average to pretty good. Staff is prompt and friendly. Locals like this place. Bread is fresh and crisp, served with garlic spiced oil. Seafood pasta, scallops, and prime rib Food was okay.

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Thank Armina H
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Armina, thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback for our travelers. We hope to serve you again very soon. Until then, safe travels! Gordon More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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452 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were meeting some family for dinner here so we ended up as a group of 7. The restaurant atmosphere is a bit plain and loud, although nothing wrong with it. Being a party of 7, they did squeeze us into a slightly small table, which while workable was certainly not ideal. I did take advantage of their call ahead... More 

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Thank Kevin S
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, I'm so glad that you enjoyed our seafood. Your timing oddly about Tilapia is interesting as I just finished writing a new menu replacing Tilapia on the entire menu with Mahi. We hope to have the new menu back from the printer in the next week. Thank you for your feedback. Upgrading Tilapia to Mahi is just another... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was our 1st visit. We had heard good things about the food. The food was good, but... We arrived about 6:30 on a Thurs. They put us on 30 min wait, although dining room had mostly open tables. Clearly were short-staffed. No place to sit in the bar. When we got seated, no one asked about drinks. We sat... More 

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Thank lastpricehillian818
Gordon L, Owner at Sutton's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lastpricehillian818, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that we underperformed and provided you with less than an exceptional visit. I will use this information to improve our service from the host, server, and the manager. If you'd like to give me more details about your visit I would appreciate a phone call. 859-221-5034. Most sincerely, Gordon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N Locust Hill Dr, Lexington, KY 40509-1514
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-268-2068
Description
Local family owned an operated Italian restaurant with an American Pub. Made from scratch, local, organic family recipes. Open for lunch and dinner. We serve food very late 7 days a week. Daily specials, happy hours, and discounts. Patio seating and Bocce Ball courts available.

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