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Frank and Dino's

4.6
4.6
515 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 38 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 515 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. HJ

    HelenJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great food! Fun night!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

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

  4. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service great vibe

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  7. MH

    MackenzieH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. AA

    AllenA

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Parents anniversary

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! Waiter was amazing.

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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!!

  26. j

    jennjk

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Great service. Fun space. Definitely worth trying!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. K

    Kywildcats

    Louisville

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The ambiance is second to none. I wish the menu had a non-veal beef/pork option, plus I wish they had would offer a non-carb side option. Even if there was an upcharge, I think they should offer something beyond pasta and mashed potatoes.

  32. DA

    DavidA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our 5 year anniversary. This place was amazing!

  33. EE

    ErinE

    Austin

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Check it out!!! We highly recommend it!!! It’s delicious!!! The calamari was fantastic and cooked to perfection!!! The special, Lobster Ravioli, was wonderful but spicy. I knew it would be spicy, but IMO, a little too spicy. My hubby had the Rigatoni Bolognese and added a couple meatballs. The menu didn’t say it came with one but it did. Our waitress added 3…don’t worry, they didn’t go to waste!!! LOL

  34. AB

    ABishop

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great music, great service! We will definitely return.

  35. AW

    AlexW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rarely do we go to a restaurant that is perfect in every way, that was our first time at Frank & Dinos. Fantastic evening, food was great and price was in line with high end restaurants.

  36. f

    fraley

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Our table was in front of the musician. The music was too loud. We could not have conversation around our table or hear our server. Our food was good and arrived quickly. Our server was attentive. We indicated we were celebrating our son’s birthday when we made our reservation. It was not acknowledged. It was overall a disappointing evening.

  37. BL

    BlairL

    Louisville

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We enjoyed eating here for the first time. The service was excellent. The menu is a little pricey but the portions were plentiful. The server did a good job of highlighting items in the menu.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class. Portions massive however

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    There wasn’t much flavor in the food and the service was horrible. Will not be returning.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Trey was our server and was outstanding.

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 515 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 38 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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