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Pazzo's Pizza Pub

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Pazzo's Pizza PubPazzo's Pizza Pub
BA SCORE
96
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Taps: 39
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

385 S Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky, 40508-3090
United States
phone: (859) 255-5125

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Reviews by bobhits:
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

OK, I've been going to Pazzos since I was 16 year old. 25 now and nearly a decade of loving this place. Of course only 4 years of getting to enjoy the beers.

This place just feels like a beer bar. It's a touch less desirable than some place and I've been here when the AC was out in the middle of summer. Nobody is perfect I suppose. Plenty of TV's in places, other places lack. The outside patio that they added after taking over Kitty's is great but they really need more service out there (where else would you eat on a nice day?). Their bourbon bar area is well done...exceptional perhaps.

The service is iffy. They have a tendency to hire women and well having worked in the restaurant industry this is often a bad idea. For every great female server I've known 10 were just awful. Expect some slow service, many aren't overly knowledgeable about beer, but over all they do try.

40 taps give or take, and 200-300+ bottles....I can't think of a better pizza place.

Their food takes way too long to come out, but gosh it's slow to make.

Prices here are just amazing. 4 bucks for a pint of some of the best beers out there. I can't remember paying more than 5 for a pint and I"ve gotten treats such as 5 year old stone barely wine, and other rarities that periodically show up.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Pazzo's Pizza has been a UK staple for years and has some of the best beer you'll find in Lexington. They have daily pint specials and lots of taps, as well as lots of bottles. The selection is one of the best in town, but if you're into more eclectic beers, you might have trouble honing in on a beer; with so many bottles and taps, it's hard to keep their beer menus up to date and since the majority of staff are college kids just trying to make a buck, asking for a bottle of The Reverend can result in, "I'm sorry, I can't find it, I think we're out," even when it's in plain view in the downstairs cooler. They do have the occasional hard to get beer, like BCBS or KBS.

The place is huge and it seems like it's always growing. There is a bar downstairs, a main level bar and dining area at the front entrance, a small front patio, an upstairs dining area and bar, and upstairs covered patio, and a newer uncovered patio that's absolute huge. They just added a roundbar to the outside patio as well. The crowd is typically college kid oriented because of its location on campus, which means it will dwindle during seasonal breaks.

Their pizza is some of the best you'll find in town. That's really all I can say about that. Expect to wait at least 30 minutes for a pizza, that's just the way it's always been. I don't know if that's intentional to get you to try more beer or not, but that's what I always end up doing.

If you make it in on a Wednesday, Pazzo's has a "Pint Night" where you can buy a particular pitcher of beer and take home two branded pieces of glassware. If you're a collector, they often give away unique pieces.

It's hard to beat the combination of beer and pizza, and Pazzo's has it mastered. Definitely stop in if you can.

Photo of zimm421
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I was in town for the weekend, and decided to find a nice place near my hotel to get dinner and some good beers. Based off everything I read, this was probably my best option. We arrived slightly before 5 PM, and the place seemed really empty. That being said, I'm sure this would be completely different if UK was in session.

We didn't get to see much of the place, because we were seated right at the front of the place, next to the bar. The host provided us with menus and a beer list, but it took waiting for 10+ minutes, and me going to ask the host about our server, before anyone showed up to help us. I'd read that the service could be spotty, so I wasn't too surprised, but was disappointed. The tap list was pretty good, but I wasn't blown away. I've seen more impressive lists, but was glad to see a few things I sometimes have trouble finding in Columbus.

The food was great! We had the pesto bread appetizer, which the wife loved, and the Bourbon Bootlegger pizza. Both were excellent, and I wasn't disappointed in that. Prices were pretty average, but I was disappointed in their happy hour options. Founders was the brewery of the month, so it was $1 off per pint, but otherwise, there wasn't much of a discount.

Other than the service, I was pleased with the trip. On an even busier night, I'd expect to receive much worse service, but if you can deal with that, the drinks and food are well worth it.

Photo of eyeenjoybeer
4.08/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I have been coming to Pazzo's since they opened. During the early 2000s, I was a much more frequent visitor. However, more recently, I have only been able to visit about one time per year. These notes are from a visit on 7/3/2011.

The patio additions and other new spaces have made this place a great destination for families as well as well as the after work beer. It is a very accommodating space.

The beer selection has not changed much over the last five years. This is and always was my biggest complaint with Pazzo's. I would like to see more rotation of some rarer brews and seasonals. That said, they do boast quite a few taps as well as bottles.

The wait staff was always friendly in the past and I was not disappointed during this visit.

The pizza, however, was far below the quality of the past. I have always loved getting a pie and beer. This time, the pizza was made with seemingly poorer quality cheese, too much cheese, and toppings scattered haphazardly. It was an uneven oily mess.

All of that said, I look forward to my next opportunity to sit on Pazzo's patio and drink good beer.

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Pazzo's Pizza Pub in Lexington, KY
96 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.