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Frank and Dino's, Lexington, KY

Frank and Dino's

4.8
4.8
1256 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
FRANK AND DINO'S

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Traditional fine Dining Italian Restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner reservations 7 days a week

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 303-4007
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Carlo E Vaccarezza
  • Catering
    YES
  • Private party facilities
    YES
  • Neighborhood
    Lexington
  • Cross street
    Mill and Short
  • Parking details
    PUBLIC PARKING LOT, STREET METERS
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Best Ambiance

  • Lexington

    Hot spot

  • Lexington

    Great for fine wines

  • Lexington

    Romantic

1,256 Reviews
  1. MaddieC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such great food and service! I really appreciate the gluten free pasta options, too!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food , beer was a bit on the high side !!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner with the wife before the opera. She got the lobster ravioli and I got the gnocchi pesto and a bottle of Chianti. The waiter and food were excellent.

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  4. RLLEX

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a late lunch before the UK basketball game. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Frank and Dino’s is one of the best restaurants in downtown Lexington.

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  5. charles

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute fave when visiting in Lexington. Amazing food, coupled with top level service. Coat rack near table is clutch on a cold day!

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  6. Wildcat21

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch on 2-24-24 . My friend ordered off the brunch menu and I had the veal scallopini. Everything was delicious. I ordered a glass of a super Tuscan wine and my friend had a bloody mary. Our server was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and overall experience. Will be back again.

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  8. MicheleD

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always try to eat here when visiting our daughter in college. Every time it’s great food and service. We’ll keep coming back until she graduates.

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  9. AmyT

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it.

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  10. Allison

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted to try something new! Everything was great! We drove an hour and a half to get there and we will go back.

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  11. di4ky

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tortellini Sinatra was awesome - creamy, little bit sweet and delicious.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Well, I’ve been hearing a lot about Frank and Dino’s so me and Friend decided to go check them out. It’s a nice place. When it comes to the menu, it’s OK they are very pricey, which is OK as well until you see the portions you get. You’re basically paying a huge sum of money for this gigantic plate that you can’t finish. We had a waiter and I think his name was Billy or something older gentleman. He was nice and rude at the same time . He seemed very annoyed to be there. The food was OK but I don’t think the food was that great . The drakes were insanely overpriced and weren’t that good . I feel like that if I wanted to get a better meal, I should’ve just left the restaurant and just to Dudleys or the lockbox . Will I or anyone else I know we going back to Frank and Dino’s honestly absolutely not. Also, our waiter kept us waiting for a long time and we watched them. I don’t think he liked us. When it came to the bill, I didn’t see the tip area first on the receipt. he showed me the tip that I had to pay. So I humored him because I don’t think that he thought that I had any money. 

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  13. GretchenA

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious! The Best chicken parmigiana! The best tiramisu!!

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  14. EileenK

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Our server was great. Nice atmosphere, quiet enough to enjoy our company.

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  15. BernieP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner. Great server. Special was amazing

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  16. Jeremy

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought the atmosphere was very nice especially the Sinatra music. The food was good but not great. I had the Frank and Dinos salad but did not like it with balsamic dressing and it’s expensive. I had the gnocchi and had to had protein. My overall experience is it was good but way overpriced. They have a very ooor selection of beers as well.

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  17. jamesk

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time. Very impressed. Will be back enjoyed

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  18. Foodiewannabe123

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. Our lobster ravioli wasn’t hot coming out to the table. It was warm but it was still good. Calamari was unreal.

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  19. HD123

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely horrible. Ordered the lobster ravioli, overpriced and overrated. Tasted like a worse version of the lobster bisque and lobster ravioli from Trader Joe’s. And it was $48… our server barely attended to our table. Out bread wasn’t brought out until after we finished our entrees. My husbands chicken parm was okay, but he said he has had better at many other establishments. They seemed to be rushing us from the restaurant. The staff appeared to attend to other tables more than us. Left us to speculate if it was because we were a young interracial couple. Not a good look.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had heard such good things about this restaurant we were excited to try it. Unfortunately right from the start it wasn’t what we expected. First, we stood at the host stand while 3 employees stood there talking amongst themselves not even acknowledging us. Once seated, it felt like they couldn’t turn the table over fast enough. The food was ok, big portions quantity over quality though.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to see the U.K. campus and heard about your great food. You did not disappoint and the service was impeccable!

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  22. Merrymomlex

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely! Our server was so sweet and accommodating. We told her we wanted to take our time and felt completely unrushed. The food was delicious and the portions are huge! We appreciated the wine recommendations from the house sommelier.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

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  24. Alex

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were amazing! The pace of the restaurant was perfect!

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  25. GaryM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Food as always! Service was good but not excellent. Not as attentive as previous visits. Always great to see the Manager making rounds and checking in twice at our table.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food, highly reccomend for the atmosphere.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the lobster tail and filet mignon, the lobster was fantastic, the filet was perfectly cooked it just lacked a little flavor profile, my dates meal was excellent. Over all a great dinner, great atmosphere, and our server I can’t remember her name but she was amazing. Quick all around with refills and making sure everything was good.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful place to celebrate Valentines. Everyone was accommodating and personable. The atmosphere was beautiful in every waiter or waitress that came to our table was absolutely remarkable.

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  29. gtarjohn

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I was so excited to come here on valentines Day. I had heard that they have live music and it was pretty but people had told me the food was just mediocre. I was really hoping for live music so decided we would give it a try. We get there and it’s very attractive inside and it was busy. The waitress was not very friendly through our whole meal. We asked about live music and there was none. I was surprised they wouldn’t have that on a holiday. That was disappointing. They did have nice music playing though like Sinatra and Tony Bennett. I ordered a nice glass of wine but my husband was very upset that they didn’t have any beers beside Budweiser and basic American beers. He was hoping for an IPA. We have a couple local breweries right down the road so I’m surprised they were not carrying anything local. That almost ruined the whole date night for my husband and he just had water. We both ordered the pesto gnocchi and it was fair. We both thought it was ok but we have had better. It was so lackluster that I didn’t even care to bring home the leftovers. For dessert, I had the tiramisu and he had the blondie or some kind of brownie and ice cream dessert. Those were both good. So, needless to say, it was ok, but we both agreed we won’t be returning. There are too many other Italian restaurants to try. My rating would be a 2 out of 5.

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  30. JustinH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic. Sadly, I can't remember our waitress's name, but she was terrific with recommendations and service. She even left us a flower and some chocolate after our meal.

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  31. Penny

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Frank & Dino’s! Excellent service and food.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First off I want to say we love Frank & Dino’s. We always go Valentine’s weekend! This is our go to for date night. However, last night we were seated in the back room. A group of 10 men were sitting at a back table. The asked to move to a bigger table. This in turn made staff have to move tables around us and they were such a disturbance. They would sing and be so loud yelling from one end to the other to chat with that person. It was very hard for us to enjoy our dinner and conversation. We got our dessert to go bc we were ready to leave because of these loud men.

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  33. WilliamsJ

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best authentic Italian that I have found in Lexington.

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  34. DawnK

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining at Frank and Dino’s and it was outstanding! From the service, to the food to our waitress singing to us. The only thing I would change would not go when UK is playing. One loud patron kind of put a damper on the evening.

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  35. AlisonJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I've dined here twice, and while the service and ambience is good, I just don't really care for the entrees. In my opinion, the appetizers are much better than the main courses. The calamari and lobster ravioli have been the favorite so far. I would recommend trying this restaurant and deciding for yourself, but I will not be coming back, as I don't think the food is worth the cost.

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  36. RobertW

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Alicia, was very helpful and assisted with some special requests. Food was wonderful and dreative.

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  37. Green

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and experience! Very well recommended to anyone looking for a nice dinner .

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  38. GretchenA

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and dinner. One of our favorite restaurants.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. Max was attentive, polite and friendly, wonderful service! Food was delicious, large portions. Ambience is always beautiful.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Frank and Dino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 303-4007.

Frank and Dino's is rated 4.8 stars by 1256 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 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Frank and Dino's

271 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1272

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mill and Short
  • Neighborhood
    Lexington
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    PUBLIC PARKING LOT, STREET METERS
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Carlo E Vaccarezza
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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