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Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano, Lexington, KY

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

4.9
4.9
2678 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 272-4269

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve Olmstead

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    Old Nicholasville Road

  • Parking details

    Giuseppe's has a parking lot by the front door of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz in our Lounge: Dave Hall plays saxophone Weds, Thurs and Fri. Tom Senff plays keyboard Sat.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,678 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Food

  • Central Kentucky

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  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

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  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was by far the best Italian food I have ever had! Food, service and ambiance excellent!!! Will definitely be back
  2. m

    mikem

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and great service
  3. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my wife for her 40th birthday. It was great. We really enjoyed ourselves. The service and food were great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very helpful and had his nose to the grindstone the entire time Devin if I recall correctly HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
  5. MM

    MayoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Great service. On the expensive side but delicious food.
  6. MW

    MarieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there for my Wedding Day Dinner and the service and dinner was excellent. Thanks
  7. F

    Fabio

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Special thank you to our server last night. She was very patient and gave us an outstanding service. Food was ok, but the environment is nice and cozy.
  8. E

    Earl

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and wonderful food. The atmosphere is very peaceful.
  9. NE

    NormanE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite
  10. D

    Doc9

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Drinks and wine are excellent as is the food and service. It's a bit pricey, but a good value for the price.
  11. C

    Carol

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The oven baked sea bass was wonderful, the best from a restaurant. There was live jazz, but my table was on the opposite side of the restaurant making it difficult to hear the music, which was slightly disappointing All in all though, a wonderful meal
  12. EF

    EmmaF

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Waitress was not friendly, food was so so
  13. BB

    BruceB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The price for entrée and salad is very reasonable and the food was very good. I had the eggplant Parmesan and a Caesar salad.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Regular go-to for special occasions for us. Food is always good, never had a bad server. This time we had Todd who was excellent. I had the special which was absolutely amazing.
  15. A

    Axel

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Saying it's the best Italian food in Lexington is probably selling it short. It's one of the best Italian restaurants I've been to, period. Up there with RVA's Edo's Squid and Enoteca Sogno.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in Lexington. Highly recommended.
  17. c

    candaceq

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fav Lex restaurant. Great food drinks and service
  18. MR

    MarioR

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  19. GM

    GregM

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always outstanding
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, good service! We will be coming back!
  21. SC

    SusanC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was tasty and at the right temperature, the service was attentive and friendly, the wines are a nice selection. Great place all around!
  22. JY

    JohnY

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent value. Food was at the right temperature with excellent flavor. The service was also very timely.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend’s 60th birthday. Experience was perfect as always
  24. AD

    AngieD

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! We love coming by here whenever we’re in town. I still haven’t found a lobster ravioli that can come close to Giuseppe’s!
  25. JM

    JeniM

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal shared with friends. We are on the patio and it was cool and quiet. Will dine here again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  27. ST

    StephenT

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was outstanding
  28. SW

    SusanW

    Louisville

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite the addition of new Italian restaurants to the Lexington dining scene, Giuseppe's is the gold standard for this cuisine. Add the music of David Hall, the relaxed and clubby atmosphere of the lounge, the excellent bar, and the stage is set for a great evening, no matter what is chosen from the extensive menu.
  29. J

    Julie

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service..Liz was great.. enjoyed the jazz music
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great .. we got there at 4 reservations from Open table for 28 percent off … we had done this w another time and it was great … but we did not get the 28 percent off because we did not tell our server … nor did we before and the Manager was so rude .., it ruined the evening … we have been coming here for 28 years . The Manager handed us a discount for another time refusing to redo the ticket and was just down right nasty !
  31. Z

    Zander

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Live jazz music, great food and drinks, amazing service! Will go back in the future!!
  32. B

    Boaters

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always ask for Devin because he is absolutely the best. We know the food and drinks are going to be amazing every time but Devin just takes it to a whole new level. Our favorite place, hands down.
  33. G

    Grant

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was fantastic. Seabass is the best
  34. f

    flutemom

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Giuseppe's is always a favorite place for us to dine. The food is consistently outstanding, as is the service. We love the atmosphere - and the live music.
  35. B

    Bill

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Liz was great at the bar for our “pre-dinner” drink. Food was tremendous - Julia did a fine job taking care of us. We have been here many times and never had a bad meal. Ever!
  36. d

    dshill65

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Giuseppe's on Saturday evening was wonderful! Our server, Devin, was so cordial, and helpful with suggestions about entrees and drinks! He checked in on us frequently throughout our meal. The atmosphere was just like it always is at Guiseppe's--very relaxing. The appetizer and entrees were absolutely delicious! It had been a while since I had been to Guiseppe's. But I won't wait so long to go back again!
  37. P

    Phoebe3

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    This is the second year in a row we dined here for our anniversary. It was good but it didn’t feel as special as it did last year. We made a reservation in advance but were disappointed to be seated at the worst table in the restaurant right next to the doors to the kitchen. Like most places, prices are higher than last year and the food was good but again not as good as last year. Fettuccine Alfredo sauce was a bit watery in texture and we felt that our meals, the blue cheese dressing, and dessert all tasted a bit bland. However, the service was great and we were given a complimentary dessert for our anniversary which was very nice.
  38. DW

    DonW

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service each time we have dined here. Highly recommend and definitely get reservation
  39. PB

    PerryB

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    food, service and ambiance make this a wonderful experience.
  40. TP

    TPLex

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal once again. Tasty drinks and appetizers paired with huge main portions.

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 4.9 stars by 2678 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

4456 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40515

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Nicholasville Road

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Giuseppe's has a parking lot by the front door of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Olmstead

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz in our Lounge: Dave Hall plays saxophone Weds, Thurs and Fri. Tom Senff plays keyboard Sat.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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