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Frank and Dino's

4.6
4.6
641 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 4 times today

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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What 641 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Romantic

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Environment was what was expected, live music was fitting, waiter was par but not recognizing of when drinks were needed or when to properly deliver appetizers vs main course. Meal size was surprisingly large for price. The 16 oz pounded veal was the best in Lexington!
  2. NF

    NicoleF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Our table was in a awful place and we felt like we were in the middle of the walk way. The owner/manager was very attentive to the table next to us but very much ignored everyone else which.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very beautiful restaurant but very loud. Food was ok
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was very good. Service also. Room was quite noisy. Will return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my first time here and it was awesome!!
  6. JF

    JessicaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and atmosphere were fantastic! We will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Went on a really slow night and wait staff was okay. Serving room temperature tap water doesn’t set high expectations. Portions are large and the food is pretty good.
  8. F

    Fabio

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food, great service (thanks to Josh) and great ambiance. We love the place!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service and food outstanding! Will definitely go again. The chicken parmesan was the best I have ever had and big enough for two.
  10. KG

    KristinG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious but $$! Atmosphere was very nice. Portion side was generous. Overall a nice evening to celebrate my graduation!
  11. RD

    RachelD

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, service, and food was excellent for our large party.
  12. c

    chestert

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Hour was a welcomed treat. Dining room service was excellent Ryan provide professional attention to our request. Food took a while to prepare. Tasty and quality quickly resolved this miner delay. Overall I’d recommend Frank And Dino’s
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Italian food with large portions. Lobster ravioli was superb. Other dishes were comparable. Service is excellent. Go hungry or consider splitting entrées.
  14. EM

    ElizabethM

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was my birthday but it was Monday and we choose to eat early. Overall really good experience and we will be back.
  15. F

    Fabio

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out there Friday night for a dinner with friends, as usual the food was delicious (the veal costoletta is super!) we had a very good cocktail and the service was even better. Thank you and keep up with what you do, this is definitely one of our favorite restaurant in Lex.
  16. J

    Jeff

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. We will definitely be back. Everything was delicious. Food portions are very large.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! The staff was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was elegant with a cool vibe. Can’t wait to go back!!
  18. JJ

    JJLex

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food. Maybe out of anyones control - but he had a terrible table of kids next to us that were drunk and probably high really destroying the ambience of the place. We couldn’t not even have a conversation with these clowns sitting near us.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Server was ver helpful with suggestions. Live saxophone player. Wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown.
  20. SB

    SteveB

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  21. M

    Minitaur

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere
  22. n

    nedw

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Website says dress code is “business casual” but in reality the manager said “only interested in ur money”. So either change the website and continue to accept; ball caps, cowboy hats, jeans, ripped jeans and tee shirts. Or enforce your policy.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food was extremely mediocre- shrimp appetizer had extremely overcooked shrimp, scallop appetizer was wrapped with raw bacon and the scallops were also raw most of the way through. Steamed broccoli was soggy and tasteless. Total disappointment
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food !!
  25. JZ

    JohnZ

    New York Area

    388 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    388 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place with very good food, I can’t wait to return.
  26. Z

    Zach

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is absolutely stunning but the food left a lot to be desired, especially for the price point.
  27. LM

    LisaM

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal here. Always excellent service.
  28. BL

    BryanL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a lovely way to start a Sunday. I would recommend it totally.
  29. FF

    FouadF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Felt like they just hired anyone to serve, even tho our server was nice but not knowledgeable about the menu or food.
  30. CL

    CarolinaL

    Deactivated - Central Queensland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for a good Italian food in the city! Totally recovered.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent!
  32. MS

    MikeS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Overall outstanding dining experience. I will make this a regular stop when visiting Lexington.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first experience at Frank and Dino’s. The service is wonderful, the waiter was extremely personable and professional. The food was absolutely delicious!
  34. TW

    TowandaW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    First time dinning here. Had family in from out of town and they wanted some good Italian food. The decor & ambiance was very nice, however the food was not! All the food was extremely bland & tasteless. ALL of it. Again nice restaurant but for the $$$ and very mediocre food, I will not be returning.
  35. S

    Semiretired

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    1) 1pg of menu wasn’t included in “folder”. Took almost 10 mins for someone to come back (not our table, rather the table next to us), for us to ask for a full menu. 2) Appetizers were great. 3) Butter removed from table before anyone could use it, had to ask for it to be returned, but bread was slightly warm and crunchy…yum. 4) 2 of the 4 meals ordered were great…the other 2 were “so-so”.
  36. AL

    AL90

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    In the beginning of the meal I was rushed with plates being taken before I finished and the manager tried to take my half full bottle of wine. Then it was like I was forgotten and waited a long time for my tab and card to come back. When I complained the manager was very combative. I won’t ever come back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan’s service was outstanding! Absolutely incredible food and the ambiance/decor were sensational!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were perfect. Favorite dish was the calamari appetizer. Melt in your mouth, cooked to perfection. Flavor of light breading and marinara were the best I’ve had in a long time. Loved the ambiance of Sinatra era with contemporary additions.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. I have to eat gluten free and the clams with white wine sauce was delicious, I wasn’t big fan of the gluten free pasta. I’m not sure if it wasn’t cooked long enough because I had some hard noodles. But overall my boyfriend loved his as well as my 16 yr old.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around experience.

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 4.6 stars by 641 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 4 times today
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

  • 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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