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Papa Joe's

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1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313 (Portage Trail)
3309237999
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Looked for Italian & got it!

Had been looking for a good Italian meal and was pleased to have gotten an excellent one here. The atmosphere was 'old' and we were wondering what to expect with our meal but were very pleasantly surprised with a great meal. We did order the appetizer of herbed bread. Our waitress warned us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, OH
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First, let me say I've frequented this restaurant for as long as it's been open. I've hosted many celebrations for family here. But my last visit was very disappointing. I had my favorite, the 1932 Express, which is red sauce and chicken livers over pasta. The sauce tasted different. So different my usual doggie bag of half my meal didn't... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had been looking for a good Italian meal and was pleased to have gotten an excellent one here. The atmosphere was 'old' and we were wondering what to expect with our meal but were very pleasantly surprised with a great meal. We did order the appetizer of herbed bread. Our waitress warned us about the size but we figured we'd... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Truly a classy Italian restaurant, with multiple dining areas. The bar room is referred to as the café room and has daily happy hour specialties. The food was all amazing and the waitress somehow sassy and pleasant/helpful all at the same time. The crowd was medium-to-older aged, but a few children/family groups as well. The food was amazing and their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This restaurant is my second kitchen. The menu is changed every month, and the food is always fabulous. My favorites are the filet, and the chicken marsala. I ask for the marsala sauce right on the pasta also. Visit the wine shop for and check out their extensive selection of wine. Service is always very good.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for years. Has an older look and vibe to it but the food makes up for it's like of modern touches. The prices are fair,,not too high,, but not super cheap. So if you are super cheap go get a pizza somewhere. The selection is pretty good and the dinner comes with a... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you want great Italian food and wonderful service, this is the restaurant for you. Their French cut pork chops are cooked to perfection. The Chicken Francese is tender with a lemon sauce and never fatty. Also, you can't go wrong with any of their seafood choices. My husband and I are frequent guests and love the wait staff !... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This experience will be my last with this place. I was seated at a table that smelled like cat urine, the host had my party wandering around looking for my table and my server although very friendly, completely forgot 1/2 of my order. I ordered a salad and it had so much dressing on it that it was hard to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Meatballs, sausage, lasagna, chicken and veal Parmesan - all the usual suspects - very well done. Enormous portions. Very good hot bread. Friendly service. What more to like? Well, the wine list is really interesting. They prominently feature Orin Swift wines and I discovered Master Wines (Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir) here. So this is a good choice of solid food... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Papa Joe's is one of the best Italian fares you will find in this area. Highly recommend this place - any time of the day.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The menu offers a nice variety of foods. The meals were well prepared and presented. Service could have been better. Prices were high but the food was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313
    (Portage Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: 3309237999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?