Travinia Italian Kitchen - Lexington

4.4
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our restaurant has something for everyone. We boast a creative menu of both Italian and American dishes, sure to satisfy any palate. Everything we provide is handmade by master cooks who have years of experience blending spices, flavors, and high-quality ingredients together. We constantly push the boundaries of Italian cuisine to find new, innovative dishes that our customers will enjoy. Only the freshest ingredients pass our standards here. We build our dishes from top-quality fruits, vegetables, and meat. Whether you’re craving a juicy steak, crisp salad, or fresh seafood, rest assured that you’ll be delighted. And we also offer many gluten-free options! Thanks to years of culinary innovation and hard work, our restaurant stands at the forefront of fine dining in Lexington. Visit us today and see what makes us stand out. Check out our weekly specials and drop by for Happy Hour every 4 - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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JaneA
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I wish I could remember our waiters name. She did a great job and was very personable and fun! We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine I really enjoyed the chicken Marsala…

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New Years Eve - we had a party of 7 with 6:30 reservations. Our waitress, Katie, was among the very best I have ever encountered! Wonderful personality and very professional. Although the food was a little slow arriving, she kept us informed and ensured our glasses were full. Food was very good especially for the price. We were definitely pleased and will return!!

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ChristineD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our server wasn’t very familiar with the specials and had no idea what the soup was. There was no silverware on the tables. The server later explained to us that she is diabetic and her blood sugar was low when she first came to our table. Having a son who is also type 1 diabetic we understood how low blood sugar is dangerous if untreated quickly and causes confusion, dizziness and unsteadiness. She needed to eat something. It’s vitally important the staff understands when working with a type 1 diabetic. Their condition can change quickly, especially while active and under stress.

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TracyW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The wait for our food was ridiculous. We were seated at 6:30, received our entree at 8:40. We were a party of 10, they brought out 5 of the meals then about 7 minutes later brought out another 4. When they finally brought the last entree it was wrong. My friends were polite and waited for everyone to get their meals before eating which was uncomfortable. The food tasted excellent so you had that going for you…and the fact that I was with 9 of my favorite people the wait was bearable…but disappointing to say the least. I expect more from Travina, so in that regard I’m disappointed. The server needed to make more of a connection with us…apologizing for the hold up, that’s all it would have taken. He didn’t go out of his way to apologize for the slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was outstanding! Our service was excellent! One of our favorites in Lexington!

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ReggieG
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall good experience at the restaurant. The waitress who took care of our party of 7 was outstanding. Did a great job of checking on us and kept glasses filled with tea and water!

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Tomslooking
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Travinias. Food choices are great, food is delicious and memorable. Great food requires great service, however, and service has suffered (mostly in attention to needs of table) as their VERY GOOD wait staff is truly stretched. Bring a good attitude and a helping of patience and enjot.

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Vicke1985
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice experience, waiter was nice and food was good but portions were not what’s expected from the price but the food was still great. Will be returning!

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RebekahB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great location, great time! All of our needs were met.

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CGB96
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

For the most part this was a good experience, however, the food was not as good as it probably should have been. Case in point... two of the dishes we tried lists "pan seared Chicken" as part of the dish. Pan-Seared was not the correct way to describe what came on the plate.
Mine looked as though it had been slightly breaded and the chicken was flavorless and the outer part of it a bit mushy. The other dish, the chicken was so white my guests had to dig thru the dish to verify it was even on there. Again, it was Bland, and flavorless.
It's our opinion that had the meat been properly seared instead of Par-Boiled (apparently too long, at that) the dishes would have been 10+'s instead of fair 6's.

The service was Great... however, as far as ambiance: we were placed immediately next to a large party who were loud talkers [the facility looked to be well under 25% capacity]. So, it was too noisy for our liking but when they were finally eating is was a really nice atmosphere.

The Dessert was Awesome, the Zucchini starter was very tasty.
We may well return once more just to see if it was an off day type of experience. But, if we do - we'll know how to order more specifically to avoid taste/flavor issues.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good a little slow coming out but delicious. Live music great too!

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GaryT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Will - our waiter was Great
The manager/somalier was Supper

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Dona
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every Christmas we celebrate our traditional ornament exchange at Travinia’s…the service was tremendous and the food was delicious! We chose to go earlier this year so parking was not a problem which it can be this time of the year or anytime actually..our waiter was so gracious and has been with the restaurant several years so he remembered us! The Golden Girls!

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JCGOLDFINGER
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Three star restaurant with five star process. Nice restaurant but, it's not what it used to be pre pandemic. Mussels were an excellent choice but, the veal was cooked to the point where it tasted like a Salisbury Steak. Extremely disappointing that you don't have experienced chefs in a restaurant like this anymore. I'm not sure if there's a management issue now but, quality has greatly diminished over they last two years.

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Anon
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, very nice waitress, nice ambiance. Unfortunately, like most restaurants now, they are understaffed, so a bit of a wait for food, but our waitress was very attentive.

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KerriK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kailey was a great server! We had a great date night and overall experience!

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kirstenc
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated an engagement and the wine room was a perfect so spot

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ans service was really good.

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
254 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleased with this experience. The restaurant was packed. Live music was very good. Service was top notch. Food was authentic, hot and delicious

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StephenW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was terribly slow. Took over an hour for our food to come and we had to get it to go. Everything else was fast and it overall the quality was excellent. Our server exceedingly nice and didn’t charge us for the food and gave us a gift card due to the issues with the timing. Will go back to try again and hopefully it’s faster!

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time at Travinia's and it was for a birthday ocassion. Matt was our server and his was great. We had awesome dining experience we will be back real soon.

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TrishaC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a small business lunch and learn here on 12/15/21. They had a separate, quiet and clean room with a great view. It was light and bright. The service was outstanding and so was the food. I will utilize this venue again for personal or business needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner

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MattC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, great value! Love the special rooms!

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BillyN
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with the food and service. Favorite appetizer is the calamari and the mussels.

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vipDavid
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We had a reservation for a private room, made 6 weeks in advance for a work Christmas party… I explained during making the reservation that it was a Christmas party and we would be playing games and clarified all on the phone with a staff member. Arrived to the restaurant to be seated at a table in the main room (so playing games was out of the question) and the manager come out and basically said that because two “larger” groups also wanted the private rooms, we got bumped, even with a 6 week advanced reservation for a MONDAY night. Highly unprofessional. I told them all they had to do was call me and tell me that was what they were doing so that we could have made arrangements elsewhere. Food took over an hour to get and everyone’s was barely warm and everyone took a few bites and sent there’s back. Very disappointed in this visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin, one of the managers, was outstanding to help us get the room we needed and made our annual Christmas event so enjoyable. Thanks.

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vipBethhuff59
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner. Start to finished. Good cocktails. Loved the Blood Orange Cosmo. Shared zucchini frittes. I had the carbonara. Amazing. Recommend the apple pecan dessert. He liked the tiramisu martini. Great service.

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JoAnnS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mark (our server) made our group dinner a pleasurable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super experienced and alert to all of our needs. Kaylee was awesome. We stayed 2 hours and 45 minutes to “talk.” It was an early lunch & they were not real busy but we were not rushed at all.

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FELICIAP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our dining experience! The sever was so nice and helpful and the food was delicious!

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Guyonadiet
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been here many times. This is the first time I have been charged for anchovies on my Caesar salad. Price of the salad went from $4 to $13!!!
Salmon dish ordered med rare came out well done (not done well). My wife's entre' Caesar was the same size as my side Caesar. Add anchovies (4) and 2 quarter-sized scallops and her salad was now $26. Felt ripped off and unlikely to go back any time soon (was going 1-2 times a month.
Service was good and attentive although slow in the kitchen.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The manager Justin was amazing. Very accommodating. We had a party of 20 And our waitress did a superb job.

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DebbieN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I invited my team for dinner to celebrate the holidays. There were 12 of us and we were in the wine room. The private room was great for us to celebrate and have conversations. Our server was prompt and courteous. The food delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another nice evening at our favorite restaurant. The mahi-mahi special with asparagus was fabulous as was the cauliflower crust uncle Tony’s pizza. Wonderful wine list, great waitstaff and bartenders.

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TerriSC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travinia Italian Kitchen - Lexington is so very delicious. Service outstanding. Our waiter made perfect suggestions for us! This is a nice place to go for great Italian choices as well as seafood and steak. Wine was also good with different price ranges to choose from.

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MarthaB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time! Jessie (think that was her name) did a wonderful job. She was delightful and courteous, efficient and pleasant!!
All Good!! I have reserved this room many times and I have never been disappointed in any way🥰

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DeannaP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and reasonably priced. Pan roasted chicken my favourite🙂

FAQs

Travinia Italian Kitchen - Lexington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 957-2422.

Travinia Italian Kitchen - Lexington is rated 4.4 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.