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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C
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate my husbands birthday this year! The food was excellent! We will definitely be back.

FG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place didn’t disappoint. Great dinner and service. Took my MIL and husband for a dinner out and she loved it.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful 5 year Anniversary . The whole experience was great. Food and service outstanding.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The old fashioned is top notch. Great service. Love the live jazz music.

I
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Best nochee I have ever ate.

JB
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Giuseppe’s. Great food & drinks. Monday night half priced wine. Our favorite Lexington restaurant!

RC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Chardonnay by the glass selections need to be reconsidered.

BK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our 29th Anniversary there for dinner. Very nice. I can't wait to to back again.

CP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely outstanding experience at Giuseppe's! We were dining with my parents and we really wanted to have a nice time with great food and we didn't want to have to worry about flagging down the server to ask for a refill or another glass of wine. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing and it allowed our dinner to flow smoothly. We really appreciate the experience. The live musician was an added bonus that made our dinner even more enjoyable!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waiter seemed annoyed to answer menu questions and the prices were steep for just decent food, we didn’t have anything overly spectacular and most likely will never return.

DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!! Service was great, and the music was lovely.

NB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lasagna was great, scallops ere perfectly cooked. Lovely gorgonzola salad.

DM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little gem in Lexington. Authentic Italian cuisine, great service, good value for the price.
Everything was great, entertained some out of town guests and they loved it.
only negative: parking is limited

JF
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music in the bar. Whenever I eat at Giusseppe's, I leave there felling that I ate at the best place in Lexington.

SN
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service. Food was great.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very tasty. Environment is nice. I was celebrating my birthday with my boyfriend. It was my first time and will come back.

B
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe's is always a favorite. The food is always delicious and ambience pleasant. We were there on a night with live music, making the ambience even more special.

JM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, waiter was helpful in recommending food and of course, Bourbon. We enjoyed our meal.

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Two birthdays were handled with flair and flavorful dessert offerings.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a perfect spot for a special birthday dinner. The food was incredible. Our entrees were perfectly seasoned without being covered in sauce or cheese. The wine and creme brulee topped it all off. I only wish the saxophone player could've been heard in the dining area.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dining experience at Giuseppe’s!

JM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first time at Giuseppe’s. We have wanted to visit for years, finally found the right time. The food was good, we split the chicken pepperoni, shared the Arancini appetizer, and had cannolis for dessert. I would order everything but the cannolis again.

BC
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Our dinner was excellent. We ordered veal dishes which were perfect, tiramisu and shrimp cocktail were also perfect. Management needs to look at service. There seemed to be enough staff, just not appropriately assigned. Out server had too many tables, we received very little attention. The wine by the bottle is exorbitantly priced. I don't mind paying restaurant prices for a bottle, but this was ridiculous. $50 for a $16 bottle of wine puts a damper on your evening. If you order by the glass, you may not get a second one. We love this restaurant and will probably go again, but I would like to have a truly enjoyable evening with reasonably price wine and better service. Absolutely cannot complain about the food.

EL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

SA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We have eaten here many times and unfortunately service was slow, and food was terrible. I was ill later in evening

M
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Good entertainment. Fun bar.

DM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Giuseppe's in Lexington. What a true hidden gem. I was entertaining 2 guests and did not know what to expect. Upon my arrival, I waited at the bar to have a drink and was greeted by a very friendly bar tender who excelled at his mixology abilities and made me feel welcome while I waited for my guests. Promptly at our appointed reservation time we were escorted to our table. The service was professional, friendly, knowledgeable and our meals were outstanding. Overall, I believe this was a five star experience and Giuseppe's is a little hidden gem in Lexington. Highly recommended.

MW
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Service was good, but no one told us the specials of the day. The waiter next to our table told his table all options and we would have ordered had our waitress shared with us. Instead she told us nothing and we missed the opportunity!

JB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service. The restaurant was quite loud when we began our meal. After a while, the crowd thinned a bit and we were able to have a conversation around the table.

JT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Lexington. Seafood is excellent as well as pasta and beef. Will definitely return. Love the bar and live music.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent really great Italian fine dining experience!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been in years, and were pleasantly surprised to see the food is just as good as we remembered. Easily the best place in Lexington to get any classic Italian meal.

G
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Keeneland and had to stop by to eat at this favorite spot. Its always a tucked away treat!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was top notch. Will definitely go back.

AE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious menu. The sea bass was outstanding and the asparagus wrapped in provolone and prosciutto was top notch.

c
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Devin did a superior job as our server. Ask for him,

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a nice night out with family for a birthday. Giuseppe’s was recommended to me and it did not disappoint

FW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Eat there frequently and always have great food and service.