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Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano, Lexington, KY

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

4.9
4.9
3831 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
There’s a quiet country road hiding near one of Lexington’s busiest intersections. Tucked down the lane in a tree-lined cove, Giuseppe’s has been serving great Italian cuisine serenaded by live music for the last 25 years. Renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, hand-cut steaks, traditional and contemporary pasta dishes, homemade desserts and extensive wine list, Giuseppe’s captures its guests with the ambiance of candlelight, easy sounds of slow jazz and a taste of passion which flows from your fork, making every dish its own invitation to return. Whether you prefer a table in the main dining room, the lounge, or the patio, Giuseppe’s is the perfect romantic spot for dates and anniversaries, and it’s also a favorite for large gatherings of family and friends. Giuseppe’s Private Dining Room provides a relaxed, intimate venue for business and social events. That is how something so hidden still stands out, and that is why those who find us return again and again.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 272-4269
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Olmstead
  • Neighbourhood
    Lexington
  • Cross Street
    Old Nicholasville Road
  • Parking Details
    Giuseppe's has a parking lot by the front door of the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz in our Lounge: Dave Hall plays saxophone Weds, Thurs and Fri. Tom Senff plays keyboard Sat.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,831 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Overall

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Service

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Hot spot

  • Lexington

    Great for fine wines

  • Lexington

    Good for special occasions

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

3,831 Reviews
  1. RussellM

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evrerthin is absolutely spot on. Appetizer to dessert was amazing! We crave the gnocchi in fontina cream sauce and got excited pulling in. Reservations are a must and never have had to wait past that time.

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  2. Burndoc48

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is by far the best Italian restaurant in Lexington. The menu is quite varied. The soup last night was very good as was the fish special. They have a good bar with very competent bar tenders. The best news last night was the availability of ice spheres, which they have never had before. Always prefer my rye or bourbon cold son a large cube or, better yet, a ice sphere.

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  3. Jemm

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places in Lexington. Food is always delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A menu for all. The appetizers were good (especially calamari). The waiter (Cory) was very attentive. The food was excellent. It’s worth a visit.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual! Best experience in Lexington. Our go to spot!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious! Veal marsala. Service a little slow but place was very busy. Music was nice. Always good. Known for a slow kitchen but if u order timely no problem.

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  7. Billy

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Besides our waitress being new which was fine everything was very good.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Friendly service, very charming.

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  9. DanaS

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in Lexington! Service was top notch and the food and atmosphere were amazing.

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  10. HeatherR

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We'd been wanting to try this place, since an Italian friend recommended it. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was friendly and professional without being stuffy, and the food was great. Good bar, too.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal as always. Easily the best Italian place in Lexington and personally in my top 3 restaurants in Lexington! Food is always incredible, love the frequent live music, and the waiting staff are incredibly friendly and attentive! Can’t wait to go back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love having Tim as our waiter. He’s very knowledgeable about the menu and is always so kind.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place and the food is always fresh and taste awesome!

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  14. Amy222

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for my birthday! Always consistent good food with great ambiance and excellent service ♥️♥️!

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  15. MarthaT

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable and the food was superb. We celebrated two birthdays and they sent out two pieces of cake! Everything was wonderful!!

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  16. TeriN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giuseppe’s never fails and you can bank on a wonderful dining experience across the board with every visit!! It’s a special treat to dine here! Thank you for being a constant in service and product!!

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  17. DawnB

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Giuseppe's is a favorite of ours. The food was fantastic! Highly recommend the Tortellini de Simpson! Our server was superb. We wholeheartedly recommend Giuseppe's!

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  18. Boaters

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, Giuseppe’s was phenomenal. Our drinks and meal were superb and Devin is the best server in Ky, hands down. We can’t wait to go back.

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  19. ConnieF

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious! Great service! Very enjoyable experience!

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  20. LoisM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Julia was our bubbly server. She and the staff were spot on with excellent service and food. We were glad that the enclosed porch was closed because of the weather and a bad review about it being drafty. Giuseppe’s has been our go to place for important occasions for decades in the main dining area.

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  21. TDR1952

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience. Excellent service, engaged, interested and helpful server. Great explanation of specials. We even changed our mind on appetizer choice and were delighted. Food was well portioned and delicious from salad, to sides to entree. Loved every moment.

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  22. BrandyO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful, our server was delightful and allowed for us to have a lovely meal without feeling rushed. They had live jazz that evening- and to be honest- I hate jazz, but I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the music and it never took away from our ability to talk. Everything about the evening was so enjoyable. Yes the bill was a bit pricey, but for the quality of drinks, food, desserts, service, etc- it was worth every penny.

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  23. 300m

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place for its menu, food, ambiance, music and service. Would visit more often if it was closer to Richmond. Corey always does a nice job and David's jazz is first class.

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  24. TonyaL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic date night. The live jazz was an excellent added touch.

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  25. angelap

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is always top notch. I have never been disappointed.

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  26. DelectableDiner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Loved the music! Italian food was very good. Loved the stuffed mushrooms and live music

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  27. TanyaS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We will always come back here. Authentic flavors. Meal timed out perfectly!

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  28. Gillian

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the wine selection was amazing. A little overpriced, but we enjoyed ourselves. The calamari and Tortellini di Simpson were stand out dishes.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a wonderful valentines dinner at Giuseppe’s! I got the pasta of the day and we shared the stuffed mushrooms. Everything was delicious!

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  30. SabrinaP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little over zealous on the lemon on both entrees but still delicious!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Lexington! Food and service are always great!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of Lexington’s few and finest Italian restaurants. Tucked away just off of Lexington Road in a secluded location. Food and service was great!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and freat service. Always a pleasure to eat here!

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  34. SteveD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in town. Every time we’ve been there the food and service have been outstanding. Couldn’t recommend Giuseppe’s enough - wonderful place!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was so sweet food was outstanding! I can’t wait to go back !

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  36. BRINTC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Listen everyone, this is THE BEST RESTAURANT IN LEXINGTON! BBN, get over there and get your best dinner ever!

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  37. JimM

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bright Positive Service, skilled wine recommendations, delicious sea bass and an absolutely fantastic valentines dinner experience for two. I keep thinking about last night at Giuseppe’s!

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  38. JoeW

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with wonderful service, really enjoyed the live music and atmosphere.

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  39. MaryL

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALways a great meal and service. We've been going here for Valentine's Day and other special occasions since 2005 and can't wait to come again!

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  40. candaceq

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband had the Seabass. It was outstanding. I had the halibut special. Much to my disappointment it was mushy. This is the second time halibut has been mushy at Giuseppe’s. Ordering in the past it has been outstanding. Don’t know what changed.

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FAQs

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 272-4269.

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.9 stars by 3831 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 p.m.


Booked 67 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

4456 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40515

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Old Nicholasville Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Lexington
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Giuseppe's has a parking lot by the front door of the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Olmstead
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz in our Lounge: Dave Hall plays saxophone Weds, Thurs and Fri. Tom Senff plays keyboard Sat.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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