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Frank and Dino's

4.6
4.6
526 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 14 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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What 526 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Good for Groups

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Romantic

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Catfan300

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and atmosphere were wonderful. Service was a little slow. We were never checked on after receiving our dinners and after we had eaten 3/4 of our meal the server asked if we wanted Parmesan cheese. Then she forgot and we had to ask for it. We were almost finished with our dinners when she brought the Parmesan cheese.
  2. DA

    DANIELLEE

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Food was just okay. Prices were astronomical. The waitress was great though! Hostesses were horrible. If you’re going to charge prices like that, you need to get better people greeting you at the door! First time & last time dining here.
  3. DW

    DaleW

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A little expensive but the food is great. Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata are outstanding
  4. TB

    TammyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner experience. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. Highly recommend the Rigatoni Calabrese”. Our server, Caitlin, was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Will definitely go back!
  5. NA

    NormanA

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere
  6. R

    Rondox2

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food is fine but not outstanding. The service was fine. Very noisy and even more so because of live music. Fairly expensive. Nice decor.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere lovely! One of our favorite places to gather!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the ambiance of this restaurant. I feel like I'm in Rome!
  9. H

    Hayes

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The bread wasn't homemade and was OK but nothing special. The eggplant appetizer (Involtini de Melanzane) was wonderful. No salads. The Linguini with clams was very good, the gnocchi dish (Gnocchi al Pesto) was wonderful, the lobster ravioli (Special) was OK and the Spaghetti Primavera with vegetables was OK. The wine 410 Cusamano Merlot @ $32 was wonderful , Rodney Strong Chardonnay was OK 9.50 but the Ketel One martini's at $17 were overpriced. No free dessert for the birthday "girl". Overall pretty good dinner but at $269.73 incl 15% tip should have been better.
  10. JM

    JamesM

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had been told by friends to try the meatball appetizer, we did not expect 23 ounces.. It was surprisingly light, Emile itself was fantastic. This will be our new favorite place before shows at the opera house.
  11. HJ

    HelenJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice place, fun decor, comfortable seating. My second time there and it was enjoyable although our server was not as attentive as we would have liked Food was good or better than expected
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food! Fun night!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining venue. 1/2 price drinks during happy hour. A bit pricey but the food was good.
  14. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great vibe
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  17. MH

    MackenzieH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great dinner! Excellent food and ambiance. Best Italian in Lexington.
  18. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and staff! Made for a wonderful Father's Day lunch.
  19. JS

    JodieS

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to lunch to celebrate Father’s Day. Everything was top notch. Service was exceptional and the food tasted delicious.
  20. AA

    AllenA

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  21. PP

    PamelaP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We so enjoyed our Father's Day meal at Frank & Dino's and Josh, our server, was the absolute best. I wish there was a way to blunt some of the sun coming in through that big window in the summertime.
  22. m

    maggim

    Des Moines

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    cant think of any Italian restaurant that is any better - coast to coast simply the best menu, service, and food you will find
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    All was great except for the evening sun burning through the street side windows. Had to put on sunglasses to survive. Several others with shades on. A little more shade from early evening sun and it would have been perfect.
  24. D

    Dymngym

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, dinner, great service, very good cocktails, and loved the music!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    We arrive on time for our reservation to find out we will be put on a waiting list. 25 minutes later we get seated in a small room next to a party of 18 next to us. The room was so loud we could not even hear the waiter speak who by the way was a great waiter. The food was ok but hard to enjoy because of the noise level . The best part of our experience was our waiter John.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents anniversary
  27. GF

    GiannaF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was such a cool atmosphere. There was a live band and had a nice energy to the place. I had the best ravioli I have ever had in my life and the best pasta dish! The wine selection was also impressive! Our server was so sweet and did an awesome job. The only drawback would be the sun, very sunny in the room but overall such an awesome experience!
  28. MR

    MichaelR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. First time we have went there. The placement of our 2 top table was in a narrow section at far end of restaurant that had two large groups. Could not hear the live entertainment and felt crowded. Wish I had refused the table and asked for a better location.
  29. G

    Gabriel

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A/C was not working well. A bit too warm. Received appetizers before cocktails, however the food was amazing.
  30. M

    Mama

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This was a great place! My only problem was a dish that my husband ordered was extremely spicy. Over the top spicy. We told the waitress and she said no one has ever said that particular dish was spicy. She asked if we wanted to see the manager. My husband declined because he didn’t want to complain. We should have told the manager. Other than that, atmosphere was great and service was very good.
  31. J

    Jimmy

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had the 23ounce meatball appetizer and it was really good, better than the entrees. We’ll try it again and order something different.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Waiter was amazing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was fantastic! Everything took a really long time to get but worth the wait. It was really crowded and hot in there!
  34. TO

    TOMKAT

    Louisville

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter John was fabulous! Menu items were exciting and exceptionally prepared! Salted Carmel brownie dessert was heavenly!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal here. Everything was fabulous!!
  36. j

    jennjk

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great service. Fun space. Definitely worth trying!
  37. JH

    JulieH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! It’s our new “go to”. The food and drinks are fabulous and the restaurant itself is beautiful. The bartenders are friendly and always remember the drinks we like. Definitely recommend when you’re in the mood for Italian!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff went out of their way to assist one of our party in a wheelchair chair. They also made sure we were well served. The drinks, food and service was excellent!
  39. ER

    EliseR

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We met two friends for dinner at 7 on a Friday night. We were seated right away but it took 30 minutes to get water and drinks and 90 minutes to get bread and butter after asking multiple times. The food was delicious once we got it. After we placed the order, it took an hour for them to come back and tell us they were out of the special. Our waiter was terrible. Non-reactive and never bothered to come by an check on us.
  40. c

    ceceraz

    Louisville

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We all got one of the specials. Food and service were good. Noise level was very loud.

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 526 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 14 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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