Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
2229 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
There’s a quiet country road hiding near one of Lexington’s busiest intersections. Tucked down the lane in a tree-lined cove, Giuseppe’s has been serving great Italian cuisine serenaded by live music for the last 25 years. Renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, hand-cut steaks, traditional and contemporary pasta dishes, homemade desserts and extensive wine list, Giuseppe’s captures its guests with the ambiance of candlelight, easy sounds of slow jazz and a taste of passion which flows from your fork, making every dish its own invitation to return. Whether you prefer a table in the main dining room, the lounge, or the patio, Giuseppe’s is the perfect romantic spot for dates and anniversaries, and it’s also a favorite for large gatherings of family and friends. Giuseppe’s Private Dining Room provides a relaxed, intimate venue for business and social events. That is how something so hidden still stands out, and that is why those who find us return again and again.
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HannahS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our service was excellent, the food was a step above Olive Garden

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome!! Even gave us a free dessert for my husbands birthday! Always our favorite place to eat when we are in Lexington!

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OksyV
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good, but I expected it to taste a bit better. I hade the something Vincenzzo. The beef tips were good, pasta didn’t taste that fresh. Our server was great, quick and friendly. We sat in the covered patio, and it was warm at first, but as people left, it cooled too much and was cold. Overall a good place, just wasn’t the experience I expected from the previous times I was there.

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abcd
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they had Fernets Italian after dinner drink, love that post a big meal!

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MichaelG
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food was hot and original. Our server was great!!! We would highly recommend this restaurant for a special dinner out!

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CraigR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe's consistently had great food and service. Half price bottles of wine on Monday makes it pretty popular to start out the week! Never had an average meal there!

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CindyM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants. Never disappoints.

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BCarr
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent waitress, atmosphere was inviting. Loved sitting in the Lounge and listening to the jazz music.

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JohnM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant, food and service are outstanding. Best lasagna I have ever had anywhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best meal in Lexington

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JeffW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Great atmosphere, music and food.

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vipMikeM
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a regular. As always, great food and service.

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nanabiker
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat. High quality food. Friendly staff.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was our first experience with Giuseppe’s. We ordered an appetizer & two entrees. The appetizer had no flavor. One of the entrees was deliciously seasoned and flavorful and left us both wishing we had ordered it. The other entrée was a “House Favorite” and had zero flavor, was bland, as if no seasonings had been added at all. With the price of each entrée, we expected both dishes to be outstanding but only one left us wanting more. This experience alone and inconsistent seasoning/flavor leave us uninterested in ever trying it again. The service, however, was top notch! Just not enough to bring us back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

From start to finish our meal was excellent. You won't be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was yummy but we were a little upset with the ambiance. The restaurant is very nice with jazz music and we were put on the outdoor patio. It was cold and you couldn’t hear the music. Definitely a mood killer for a date night occasion.

Also, ordered a salad with our appetizer only to find out when we ordered our entrees that our server said the entree included a salad. Would have been nice to have known that we didn’t need to order one if they came with the entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a late holiday celebration. The live music was amazing and the food, service and ambience couldn’t have been better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great variety including daily selections

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LindseyD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was courteous and attentive. The food was excellent. I had the chicken pepperoni and my husband has shrimp scampi in lemon sauce. The chocolate lava cake with ice cream was just the right amount.

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Sharkbite
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian
Excellent service
We will be coming back

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Swimmer
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We hadn’t eaten here in years, so we decided to give it a try. It was fantastic.
Food was excellent. We had fried oysters for an appetizer and it was more than enough for two.
Wine list is great. Server did an excellent job without hovering.
We were seated on what appeared to be an enclosed porch. For the full dining experience next time we’ll definitely ask for main dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! The food was wonderful and the service was great! Couldn’t have been a better experience … looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared and presented to perfection! Excellent recommendations and knowledge by our waiter. Probably the best meal eating out in 6 months. Ambiance was inviting and relaxing - smooth, live jazz music was perfect - not too loud but able to enjoy the music and conversation all at once. Definitely looking forward to going back in the future.

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garym
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE WERE GREETED VERY NICELY AND OUR TABLE LOCATION WE REQUESTED WAS PERFECT. THE MUSIC WAS GREAT AND THE FOOD WAS, AS ALWAYS, DELICIOUS,,, THIS WAS A VERY FINE EVENING AND WE WILL RETURN...KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. The fruti de mar is was phenomenal!

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HelenM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey was an awesome server. He laughed at all our bad jokes! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat Italian food in Lexington! Our waitress Mel was awesome!

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JoshZ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, was seated before our reservation, food was very good, and a free dessert for a birthday is very nice. Very happy with our dinner no complaints!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food2service5ambience3

Had heard great things but not what I had expected for the price and the patio was dirty feeling just wasn’t good for first time but the drinks were awesome sauce no skimping on them

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wwilson247
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Lexington’s best Italian restaurants! Had multiple friends recommend this and they were spot on. Great service, food arrived fast and fresh. Will definitely be going back!

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Very pleased. Highly Recommended. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, as delicious meal
And fantastic dining experience!

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vipMareaA
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Generous portions -- I always take home leftovers!

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Wadsy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Italian restaurant in the area. Extensive menu and wine list. Full bar. Well informed and attentive wait staff. Traditional white table cloth approach. Booth was roomy, with good leg room, and permitted a measure of privacy. The culture of the area will not permit a dress code, so if you like to dress for dinner, be prepared for fellow diners in tee shirts, jeans, etc.

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KimS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local restaurant. Excellent food and service. We enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was A+! I love leaving a restaurant completely satisfied and knowing I’ll be back! And I love the taste of tiramisu that lingered on my tongue and in my memory as the one of the best desserts I’ve ever had the pleasure to taste!
Reserve and go!

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Richard
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and wonderful cocktails. The espresso martini is so good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent and the service couldn’t have been any better.
The only thing I would try and change again is the location of our table.
I had read a review here that said the side room was cold so I requested by text to restaurant the day before that I did not wish to be seated in the side dining room because it is cold there.
Being in our 70’s I wanted to feel comfortable while eating such a nice dinner. My husband is also handicapped and I wanted him comfortable as well.
When being taken to our table, it was in the side room that i had requested not to be in and mentioned this to the young lady but she didn’t offer to seat us anywhere else.
Possibly that was the only place available, as well.
I had to wear my coat the whole time. My hands were cold, too but the thermostat on the wall units of each heater said 72 so it wasn’t terrible.
I’m easily chilled so I had to toughen up.
Other than that one small thing everything was perfect.
We ended taking our leftovers home.

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vipebj100
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Service on point as always. Can’t miss Italian food.

FAQs

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 272-4269.

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 2229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.