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Frank and Dino's

4.5
4.5
452 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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Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Good for Groups

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Anne

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Fagotini Sinatra and Ravioli Nona are incredible, get them! Service was OK, could have been more accommodating, and we didn’t get one entree wrapped up (let us box our own food if we’d like to!). We miss the old bread & olive oil. Veal chop was overcooked but they comped it. We’d like to see prices on the bourbon list, we had to ask pricing for multiple items, it’s inconvenient and puts the guest in an uncomfortable position. Would definitely recommend the two dishes above, they’re the best we’ve ever had anywhere!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful brunch with friends, great food and service, I love going here for dinner and now brunch!

  3. EL

    EinLEX

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was spot on! Manager & servers were wonderful

  4. MH

    MissyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic and our waitress, Lucy, was phenomenal. I will ask for her table again when I return.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    First time dining there. Very good Italian. We will return.

  6. CB

    CatB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, you can dress it up and not feel too formal, staff was light, but service remained good. Food was delicious. and parking lot directly across the street. Pay lot, but convenient. No complaints, all compliments!

  7. SL

    SabrinaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very romantic and great food!!! My husband and I enjoyed everything from beginning to end!

  8. CM

    CMull

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Family get together

  9. S

    Susan

    Louisville

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, John, was attentive and helpful. Food was excellent.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    I've been here several time and it's always a good choice

  11. MC

    MarcellaC

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Good food and service! I’ll come back soon

  12. RR

    RobynR

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely place to lunch with friends as you can actually talk. The food was very good. Quickly becoming my favorite lunch spot in Lexington

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience5

    Birthday. Service was atrocious (and we are not high maintenance)

  14. KB

    KimB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3

    Gorgeous Space! Attentive wait staff. Food, ok, but not distinctive or memorable.

  15. MR

    MikeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great bar. John our waiter was an old pro. Air conditioning was too cold however

  16. i

    ihatevegans

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  17. M

    Maude

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1

    I was looking for a premier experience and I appreciate that you cannot control the dress of patrons, but generally even they were fine. The waiters and waitresses were all dressed in appropriate attire in black and white with ties. But, our hostess was in short blue jeans with open midriff and a loose floppy white blouse. Totally not what I expected from a restaurant where I would spend $160 for a meal. Why would you put your restaurant at risk for this little girl? I assume she must be someone’s daughter. A sign that you only care so much. This was Mother’s Day, was it not special for you?

  18. KR

    KelliR

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We had a great time here! Took awhile to get drinks. I went to the bar to get a glass of wine and water for my daughter and myself. My husbands and my sons drink were more involved so they just waited. We had our drinks probably ten minutes before they got theirs. Everything else came out as expected timing wise. We got two caesars to split between 4 people. So. Good. 13$ each. Daughter got lobster ravioli. She loved it. Rest of ours was well cooked, just simply needed more salt. Big deal though. On all dishes. Very fun place to be for us. We had a great time! Im sure we’ll go again at some point. 180$ for us before tip. Ages 41,38,19,12

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This was our first visit. We truly enjoyed ourselves and will be back. Our server, John, was wonderful!

  20. JM

    JMHollin

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time for brunch, and it was amazing!

  21. L

    Lexfoodie

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Seated promptly. Very nice menu for Mother’s Day brunch. No special menu to jack up prices. Very slow bar service and their “bottomless“ Bellini‘s, mimosas, Bloody Mary’s were not the great value anticipated. Drink serving was very small and I had to wait a very long time for my mimosa, which was finally presented without any garnish in a wine glass less than half full. When I asked for a Bellini as my next choice, the bartender gave me another mimosa. I don’t know if it was the server’s fault or the bartenders but I don’t think I would do that again. Good food but the preparation was fairly basic. The service was prompt and the server was very pleasant.

  22. GM

    GingerMermaid

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience & food for Mother’s Day with friends from out of town post Derby.

  23. AH

    AnnieH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire dining experience at Frank & Dino’s was amazing!

  24. J

    Johnson1

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Loved the vibes at Frank and Dino's. The wine was great, the food hit the spot and the live music was lovely! I'll be back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Slow lunch service Over priced (which is

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was very lacking in flavor. Or mine was overwhelming with too much sauce. The waitress was not friendly. We were a table of three and asked for bread and she brought out two pieces. Then we asked for olive Pui and she said they were out of olive oil. Out of olive oil in an Italian restaurant? She would clank plates with other plates when setting our entrees down or removing plates.

  27. RB

    RuthB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Was told there would be an up charge to substitute broccoli instead of mashed potatoes. The up charge was $10! That is ridiculous!!

  28. M

    Mary

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time dining here… we had heard so many nice things, we just had to try it. Allison was our server….she was the absolute best. Very attentive- not pushy, well versed on the menu and chef specials, as well as the wines We will definitely be back

  29. DM

    DianeM

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time at Frank & Dinos! What a find. We were in from out of town and took a guess - delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and great service. Fantastic in every way. Thank you!!

  30. FL

    FLbird

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Food was good, I don’t know if it’s worth the cost good though. Definitely was not a fan of the service. It felt like they wanted to turn us away until they finally asked if I had a reservation which I did. Our waiter was pushy and basically telling us what to order. Suggestions are great but he seemed irritated when we went with other options. Weird vibe from the staff.

  31. S

    Smwjack

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    The waiter delivered two incorrect meals. Accidents happen and we were totally fine waiting for the correct meal to be brought out but the waiter proceeded to argue that we had ordered the wrong dish instead of working to help make it right. The correct dishes were delivered and the food was ok but overall nothing we would return to experience.

  32. B

    Bryan

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, great wine selection, good service, food average and poor value for money.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Not the best. Gave our table up since there were only 2 of us. We sat at the bar so someone else could be sat. We were there over an hour. In that time we were able to get one drink and an appetizer. Service was less than friendly and extremely slow. We tried to order a second drink, then they took our menus so we did not even get to order dinner. Decided to leave and went to Somewhere else for dinner.

  34. F

    Fred

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We enjoyed our visit but thought the service was a little off. I don’t think it was the fault of our server as he was working incredibly hard. I think the restaurant was under staffed for the amount of people dining. We thought the food was excellent. There were 3 of us and we each really enjoyed our entrees. The only negative about the food was our entrees arrived at the table about 3 minutes after we got our salads. We will definitely go back but will pick a weekday when Keeneland is not in session.

  35. FW

    ForestW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, unhurried dinner. Love the curious food combos. Good wine by the glass selection

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent first time experience! The food was delicious and service was outstanding! We will definitely be back.

  37. 0

    03jakam

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good, but we had a timing issue with our entrees for 6 that made the dinner less than perfect. They comped a dessert on a $500+ check which felt like a pretty tiny gesture given the frustration of people in the party feeling guilty for eating (was a 15 minute delay for 2 plates). Hopefully they can resolve the expediting issue on the line and it could be a perfect spot!

  38. t

    theperrys

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Frank and Dino's was a great location for our Administrative Professionals Day celebration!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!! Excellent Italian food. Service was great as well! Will definitely be back!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Tim is the best!

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 4.5 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Frank and Dino's

271 W Short St Lexington, KY 40507-1272

Dining areas

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

  • 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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