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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313
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Ranked #9 of 392 Restaurants in Akron
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Price range: $20 - $30
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Portage Trail
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been a few times over the years and the food has always been consistently good. Quality ingredients shine through. The filet steak 8oz was delicious and cooked perfectly $27. Salmon fresh and excellent too. This is a family restaurant with a lot of locals and probably the best food in the area. Friendly service and fair prices. There... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of my favorite places to eat. I am beyond discerning when it comes to lasagna & Italian food, but they have fantastic lasagna, eggplant, & eggplant lasagna. They also have large pans of lasagna to order to go, again, extremely good. Their cannoli are also very good, although being in Akron, it’s not like you can get too picky... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have been 'regulars' here for years. The service is always excellent. The food is good, but stick with their classic Italian foods. The other day I had swordfish that was undercooked and had a rubbery texture. I think it was frozen rather than fresh. In any case, Papa Joe's has maintained a good experience for decades in Akron.

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Medina, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stop by here after golf for lunch. Lunch specials were very good. I got grill cheese sandwich which had grilled onions and a bowl of wedding soup for under 10. One got the meatball sandwich which looked huge and it was and very good. I will be back.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Iacominis has been serving homemade Italian meals and prime steaks for 75 years. The lasagna is some of the best anywhere. House specialties include the pink bean salad and the sauerkraut balls. The White French creamy garlic salad dressing is somewhat of a legend. The servers are both friendly and well-polished and will insure a pleasant dining experience. The location... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Papa Joe's is above average and sometimes very good. There are some old stand byes and also more contemporary meals. The restaurant traces back to the 1930s. I've been to the various versions many times over many years and have always been happy, even if not overwhelmed. You'll get efficient attentive service and good food.

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Mentor, ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and stopped at Papa Joe's/Iacominis today for lunch after spending the morning at the Akron Zoo. I live an hour away so I don't get to dine here often. I have always been very impressed with the quick service, the beautiful presentation, and large delicious portions. I had the spaghettini with marinara sauce and an added meatball and... More

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Akron, Ohio, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We meet for lunch at Papa Joes every Wednesday for 20+ years and have never been disappointed. The menu is imaginative, realistic and the food is good. The wait staff averages 20+ years and the service is great.

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191 reviews 191 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Lunch here was very good; prices are reasonable; service is good. Mostly Italian with some other choices including sandwiches. One member of our group said the spaghetti & meatballs was the best she had ever had. Sandwiches come with delicious home-made potato chips. The half rueben sandwich is large enough for almost anyone. Carry-out available including their famous white French... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Food, atmosphere and service was perfect. There is an art to cooking a good veal dish and Papa Joe's nails it! Took half my Veal Scallopini home and it was as good, if not better, the second time around. The Veal Parmesan, salad and smoked mozzarella appetizer were also delicious and enjoyed by others in our group.

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