Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipJohnBD
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Excellent food, drinks and service. Our waiter Cory is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome meal on the patio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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SteveH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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PaulM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. My companion was a first time customer and an ethnic Italian. She was impressed.

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Annie
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fabulous as always. I love the Marsala Chicken. My husband got one of the Chef's Special, which he said was very savory. It was our anniversary and we got free desserts. The food and the people are always divine and lovely. Beautiful place for an anniversary or birthday.

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PatrickC
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were visiting from Huntington WV which is a nice 2hour getaway for us. The food was great and the service was excellent. Very good atmosphere and friendly staff. We will definitely return to try more of the awesome items on the menu.

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EmmaV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing food, good service, and they gave us a free dessert since we were celebrating! Will definitely go back for special occasions.

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SMLee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guiseppe’s is the place my husband and I go for any special reason. It is our absolute favorite. The service is always impeccable. The drinks from the bar are fantastic. And the food is always top notch. We both tried new things this time, I ordered the lobster ravioli and my husband ordered the pan fried grouper special and both were delicious. We’ve never been disappointed in anything we’ve ordered. We usually take desserts to go and they are always really good, whether we eat them the same day or the next.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was good, Only thing I was disappointed in my ribeye and having to fight so many flies out on the patio

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We were one of only two tables in the whole restaurant and for some reason it took forever to be attended to. Tea was disgusting. Prices were too high. Food was just okay.

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KikiN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! Even tho we are living through this damn pandemic, the staff was courteous and professional. Food was delicious! I have been going there for 30 years and it gets better every year!!! Love it and recommend it 👍.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 had a great time. We were served and everyone who worked with us was kind helpful and engaging. Great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipElizabethB
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! The service was great! Thanks.

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Fred
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the favorite restaurants in Lexington for my wife and I. We have been there numerous times and have never been disappointed. We've recommended it to others and they were pleased as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe’s is always great! You cannot go wrong with the service and the food is impeccable!!! One of our favorite places!!!

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LandN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, food was great, parking was very tight. Was a little over priced in my opinion.

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viplynnieb
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Our go-to destination for every special occasion. Food and service was excellent and the social distanced tables made for a very relaxing and stress-free dinner.

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LydiaM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, some of best pasta we have had! Service was great as well. Sat outside on balcony and enjoyed wonderful jazz music. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Girlfriend’s birthday. Food was great. Service was excellent. 10/10 recommend this for a quality dinner

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insplash4
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard a lot about the food at this restaurant being really good, and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed, this was one of the best Italian food restaurants I've eaten at! My wife and son will agree with me that everything we had from appetizers to entrée was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend Giuseppe's to anyone looking for great atmosphere and amazing Italian food to go there! Oh I forgot to mention the bread, tasted like it just came out of the oven! Thank you Giuseppe's for the great meal and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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NickP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food, as always was excellent. Drinks were good. Service was good, perhaps somewhat tempered by the quarantine restrictions.

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Collette
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a romantic birthday dinner and Giuseppes didn't disappoint. Neither of us had been before and we were both pleasantly surprised. I'm sure we will return in the future.

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vipBobA
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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vipsusanas
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve always loved this place and overall everything was great but the boloñesa is not very good and too liquid like.

Other than that great!!

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vipFlash1963
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and Service were great, I would recommend to anyone!

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MilesMom
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Wonderful ambience, great dinner music and outstanding service.

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vipBFFD
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy everything about the restaurant. It has an expansive menu of Italian classics as well as offering some local adaptations. The service is friendly and solicitous and the ambiance of the restaurant is both warm and welcoming. Everything I’ve had from the menu is prepared well. Particularly impressive is the tutti di mare. It had more seafood in it than pasta! Normally places cheat you on the seafood, not Guiseppes! They load it up. And the sauce is a perfect mix of creamy and spicy.

The only thing that could use a bit of improvement is the wine list. It’s more limited than you might expect for a restaurant of its kind. Other than that, I think it’s an excellent restaurant. Highly recommended!

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Katelynn
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table, wine, food, service, dessert- It was all WONDERFUL. One of my favorite places in Lexington and each time is a new and pleasant experience

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you're in the mood for Italian and haven't tried this place, do yourself a favor and get there! The food is amazing, great atmosphere, always had great service and an overall good experience. Its not the cheapest Italian menu in town, but if you care about quality, its well worth alil extra. Its a great spot for a special date. I highly recommend it to everyone!

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vipDavidS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside on the patio. Flies were persistent, but everything else was great!

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MNdd
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars on all categories should say it all. On top of 5-star ambiance and exceptional food, my twin granddaughters and I enjoyed excellent service from our waiter, Joey and an altogether wonderful evening. Giuseppe's is just plain classy. I would gladly give it 10 stars if that rating was available!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. From food to service

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IanH
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during a pandemic Giuseppes makes everything special. The service was perfect. The food was wonderful. Giuseppe’s is THE place to go for a wonderful experience.

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EvangelineP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious as always! Perfect spot for any and all celebrations

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EllenB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal! A must for fine dining when in Lexington.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eggplant Parmesan, Wow!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Wedding Anniversary. Food and service was excellent and made for a very nice evening and anniversary celebration.

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 1453 OpenTable diners.

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