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Frank and Dino's

4.6
4.6
730 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 47 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 730 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

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Romance

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service very good. Very few other diners. Hope this restaurant will do some advertising so that they remain in business.
  2. SD

    StaceyD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service, and entertainment! Really got you in the mood for the holidays!
  3. R

    Robin

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner served by a very adept waiter, Dennis, who helped to make our experience that much more enjoyable. The food was wonderful. The Italain sauces are just perfect.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meatball is always delicious! Our server was excellent and made good suggestions on the menu. Ohhhh and the music last night was great.
  5. JP

    JeffP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere.. the Eggplant appetizer was fantastic!
  6. C

    Charlotte

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing
  7. PB

    PhilB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time taking our kids- everyone loved it
  8. JF

    JohnF

    Toronto

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening, meals were very tasty and described. Jalyn was excellent in service. Well done
  9. HS

    HeidiS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As far as I’m concerned the top restaurant in Lexington. Quality food, service, ambiance, bar selection, we always leave fully satisfied and our expectations exceeded. Frank and Dino’s doesn’t shout its name out there loudly like others, it seems confident those seeking an understated, classy dining experience will eventually turn up.
  10. A

    Alicia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here....Thanksgiving 2022. Meal options, quality and taste were wonderful. Excellent service.
  11. AT

    AmyT

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was amazing!! This one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington. Service is always top notch!!
  12. JP

    JeannetteP

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Thanksgiving.
  13. TO

    TOMKAT

    Louisville

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent as usual. Our server was a little slow. Don’t know if she was new or just busy. Grateful they were open on Thanksgiving!
  14. SP

    SandiP

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving! Family of five for Thanksgiving dinner! It was wonderful! We had a fantastic time! The food was excellent. Our server was so great—her recommendations were perfect! We loved it so much, we already booked for Christmas!!
  15. TB

    TalbottB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Great service great food and a great Thanksgiving
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Frank and Dino’s for my wife’s birthday and loved it. The service was top notch and the food and atmosphere where even better. We will certainly be back.
  17. S

    Skeeter

    Cleveland

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service excellent. The veal dishes are wonderful.
  18. WT

    WhiskeyTangoMan

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought family in from FL for great Italian, and again, F&D didn’t disappoint. Five*s across the board. Ryan and the SAs were Excellent! Great service and food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  20. B

    Billy

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere & ambiance. Amazing service. Excellent food with large portions. Enjoy!
  21. M

    Mommaofthree

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    My husband and I wanted a nice dinner and were sat by a baby and toddler for our dinner. We ordered 4 shrimp cocktails for $9 each shrimp. It was served flat on a plate, like I would have done at home. No horseradish, bland cocktail sauce and the shrimp was very cold, almost icy, and chewy. NOT good! Our wine options were minimal (like one option for a pinot, chard, cab, etc. unless you wanted a bottle). NO cocktail menu. Prices were elevated based on food options. Waitress never asked if we liked our food. Overall do not plan to visit here again unless it is a last resort.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was ok, needed more seasoning. Portions were enough for 2.
  23. TL

    TomL

    Atlanta

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Active bar scene. Service was very good. I’d go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Overall experience was good. Food was simple and fresh. Calamari was awesome! Our server Allison was very pleasant and attentive. Ownership is of native born Italian. Ambiance was beautiful. Loved the singer. Hostess was great and sat us at a perfect table.
  25. m

    mikem

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was great, drinks were great and loved the atmosphere. The food was just bland no flavor on any of the entrees.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome
  27. j

    jgfrankfort

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hanna our server was outstanding. Prompt and efficient. All our dishes were great, including a perfect cannoli to top off the evening.
  28. AG

    AngieG

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The appetizers were very good. My husbands dish was lukewarm and my friends dish was absent pine nuts.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating 7 out of the 8 people’s birthday in our party. Our reservation stated it was birthdays. There really wasn’t recognizing anything.
  30. s

    sebuck

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The worst service I’ve ever experienced in a fine dining restaurant—ill-informed and inattentive. Food was ridiculously overpriced and lacked variety. Very limited and poor wine list. No acknowledgement of the birthday that I noted in the reservation. We paid for our app and left after 45 min when our entree order still hadn’t even been taken. No idea how this place is still in business!
  31. p

    pegannc

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My maternal grandmother was Sicilian and I had a dish called Rigatoni alla Siciliana. I can not speak to the authenticity of the dish but I can say I've never had eggplant that tasted any better and the taste of the sauce was superb. I always judge an Italian restaurant by whether I like their tomato sauce and this was absolutely delicious. I'll definitely return to check out some of the other menu items.
  32. LM

    LynneM

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places for food, wine and great service. Calamari appetizer is our go-too. Caesar salads (one with grilled chicken, one with salmon) were excellent. The butternut squash pasta special was flavorful and plentiful. Our servers, Michael and Jaylen were the best! We'll ask for them again next time.
  33. A

    Anthony

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food was so salty and so processed tasting it was unacceptable.
  34. NA

    NobuA

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We were there for business meeting and waitress spilled beer all over to my client’s suite! Instead of seat us to other table, they were busy cleaning floor. The waiter came to help trying to hand me the half spilt beer bottle asking if we want the bottle!? Manager didn’t come to apologize until we asked to speak to him. My client paid for the meal (no complimentary) so I am not sure if they gave us discount…NO CLASS!!!
  35. w

    wsutter

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for dinner. The music, food, service and ambiance were great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, no steak on the menu!
  37. HB

    HaganB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We have been coming to Lexington for the past 10 years and this was by far the WORST dining experience we have ever had…such a disappointment!
  38. m

    marmar60

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flight line wins the Breeders Cup! Our WPT teams horse!!!! Best dinner (chicken Parm)
  39. WT

    WhiskeyTangoMan

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They nailed tonight!! Thank you best Salmon dishes around. We’ll trained staff!!
  40. CB

    ChristyB

    Tulsa

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time. Once our salads arrived, it took an hour for our entrees to come.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised 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 730 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 47 times today
Google Map for Frank and Dino's

271 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1272

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Mill and Short

  • Neighbourhood

    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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