Village Host Pizza

Restaurant review of Village Host Pizza in Lexington KY, Central Kentucky restaurant review of Village Host Pizza,

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Dinner

Village Host Pizza

431 Old Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 455-3355
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The occasion was a working dinner with my former manager.  I have dined here on many occasions since a friend suggested this place for a girls’ nite out last year.  Village Host is located in an out of the way spot downtown – the site of the former (and famous) PhilDunn’s Cookshop.  Village Host is a real untapped gem – one of those great spots you really like, once you have been there a few times.  While Village Host offers an extensive menu, the absolute highlight for me is their 40+ item salad bar.  It is such a shame that more places don’t offer a good salad bar.  It seems that this trend has become nearly extinct in the restaurant world –yet, at the same time, we profess the need to eat more vegetables!  There is a one trip salad bar as well as an unlimited version –the price difference being about $2.50.  Take it from a veteran – not many people can eat more than one trip/bowl of this salad bar.  The bowls are huge and if you know how to strategically “pile on” – then save your $2.50.  Perhaps order some garlic bread or split an 8 inch pizza with a friend as an add-on.  Village Host salad bar offers every possible topping known to mankind, plus a variety of salad greens.  Rounding out the offering, there is a decent variety of what I like to call the “church supper salads;” homemade potato salad, broccoli salad, etc….Other menu offerings include:a big selection of pizzas (medium-thick crust), appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, fish and ribs.  My dinner companion ordered the Reuben with a side of slaw.  He was pretty happy with his selection except for the rye bread not being exactly what he expected.  Service was very efficient.  There is an outdoor patio for warm weather dining as well as live music a few nights per week.  There is plenty of parking on the street and an after-hours lot next door.  There is also a decent size Breakfast menu – which is served on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm.  Village host also has a full service bar and is quite busy during Happy Hour.  I am not a huge fan of thicker crust pizza, but Village Host’s pizza is pretty good none the less.  I have been here many times and never had a bad meal – but if you are craving a good salad, this is one of the best places in town to dine!  My dinner, with tax, but excluding tip was $10.  A great value for the money!

Gluten Free Options – only one specific call-out: “Gluten-free pizza: small size only.  Cheese $14.  Add any toppings at pricing shown above (on the pizza menu).”

Vegetarian Options – clearly, a vegetarian could be very happy ordering the salad bar.  There are also several pasta and pizza selections for vegetarians.
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