Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

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$30 and under
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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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EricS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey was awesome. Very knowledgeable about the menu and specials. Helped us celebrate my daughters 21st birthday.

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vipJohnBD
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Love Monday night half priced wine bottles! Great Martinis too.

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vipBarbaraH
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our entrees were fish and they were all over cooked. The drinks and appys were the best. Disappointed. 🥴 over $300 for 4 of us too. We did have a $45 bottle of wine. It was delicious.

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AaronB
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Haven’t been here in quite a while but came for a birthday. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ate out on the patio and listen to some nice jazz.

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SusanW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a perfect 40th Birthday celebration. The food was prepared perfectly even accommodating gluten free and vegan diners! Highly recommend!

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StephanieM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful experience with amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambiance would have been 5 star but the location of our table for 8 was too dark. Several of us had to use phone light to read menu

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DaphneJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Very laid back but very accommodating! My pasta was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful including the service.

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vipBFFD
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is chock full of Italian classics, some with a local spin on them. There’s something to please everyone. My meal was excellent. The wine list expansive and appropriate to the cuisine. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Everything was excellently prepared, fresh, tasty, and well presented.

(One minor recommendation: if a patron asks for some wine tastes before deciding what to buy, just bring a small taste. Don’t tell the patron, “we don’t have a license for that.” It’s inelegant. Italian dining is about the bella figura. You don’t need a special license to share a very small taste of wine with a patron to help him or her decide what to buy. No one’s going to call the police or turn you in. You’ll sell more wine by making your wines easily accessible.)

Highly recommended in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food here, but was disappointed with my ribeye. There was no seasoning so it was just bland. I’ll stick to pasta dishes here in the future as they are always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go once a year- never disappoints

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KathyL
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and staff wonderful. We had three July birthdays amongst our group practicing distancing due to virus. We come every year to eat dinner. All of us appreciated that you took temperatures when arriving.

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StacyN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent. The food is amazing. We visit at least 3 or 4 times a year. This is one of our favorite restaurants. Lasagna and chicken piccata are wonderful dishes. Homemade cannoli’s and creme brûlée are to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for date night... for the past 10 years.!

ME
MistieE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as I took my first bite of steak I looked at my husband and said this was the best steak I have ever eaten. It was amazing!

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LeeW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was excellent!

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golfnut
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent , we had the fruitti de mare. Service was great. Ambiance a little weird with the Covid restrictions but overall very nice.

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GandD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe's always delivers. Exceptional food and service. Quiet ambiance.

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mlderes
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was uninspired - honestly I think most of it came from a can or the freezer. The salad dressings for instance were not made “in house” by any means the sauces were very salty and lumpy like gravy. The bread offering is as no better than Aldi $.99 loaf.

The service was terrible. First the silver was wrapped in cloth and Saran Wrap (fine I get being cautiously clean), but when the waiter comes to take the bread plate (which apparently doubles as an appetizer plate as well), he picks up my knife and fork “in case I need it later”. WTF, is washing the utensils a once per night activity that I can have clean ones for another course? Then the waiter made a mistake on my wife’s meal, (okay, fine people mess up - even me sometimes) but then he went about taking care of other tables for 15 minutes. By the time we saw him again (sans correct order) I was done eating my TV dinner. He “graciously” offered to box up the proper meal (which was “nearly ready”) but since we were traveling from out of town couldn’t really take it.

In the end, I paid $70 for one appetizer, 1 entree, and a glass of wine. Won’t be going back again for sure.

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Ccpettit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easy online reservation, warm welcoming upon arrival a restaurant, and food delicious as always.

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CortneyC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The ambiance was delightful. We will be back soon.

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GeraldL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and enjoyable. Our server was excellent. I believe his name was Devin. The food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing food, range of prices, great by the glass list of wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience, food, employees were all great

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Terri21
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was deciduous & the jazz player did a wonderful job.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our waiter, Cory I believe was his name was prompt and patient and great knowledge of menu! Also extremely safe atmosphere! Bueno!

JB
JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary choosing a restaurant that we had never visited together. Under the circumstances with the current safety precautions the staff and restaurant did an amazing job. The food was excellent and the service was amazing. We can't wait until our future date nights so we can eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely our favorite restaurant in Lexington. Food is delicious and service is always excellent.

MT
MicahT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable even during Covid. Service was great!

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Jon1
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in Lexington. Period.

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vipTonyL
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Giuseppe's for a while and it was even better than we remembered. I had Carbonara Italianoh was one of the best I have ever had. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass and the citrus cream sauce was phenomenal. Make reservations early they are always busy.

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LindaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You drive up and think this can't be the restaurant you wanted. Then you walk inside. Place is amazing. Great for date night, anniversary, or just because. Had the real saltimbocca. It was awesome. The scallops with risotto appetizer is incredible. Scallops tasted like the were fresh from the ocean. Don't forget the desserts. This place is a must.

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GlennS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and wine

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BobW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a wonder birthday dinner with friends for 2 hours. Our server Todd gave us space but always showed us just at the right time. The food was excellent as always.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe with the Covid 19 restrictions eating inside a restaurant. Food was awesome. Service wonderful. Recommend to anyone.

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Barb
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

52 nd wedding anniversary. A favorite place to go to for a good meal and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, as always. The wine was great, pasta is always amazing, and server was friendly. Good precautions in place for Covid

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 1409 OpenTable diners.

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