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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

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1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313 (Portage Trail)
3309237999
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4:00 pm - 9:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Best Italian for the price in Akron

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Caylagoon
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Naples, Florida
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Naples, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I have had several meals at Papa Joes and have been a fan of the Iacomini family for a long time(we had our rehearsal dinner at Little Joe's pub in 1980). Joes family though had done an outstanding job providing quality food, great service at reasonable prices. My wife has the Chicken Francais most of the time.... More 

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Pittsburgh
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped here with a bus tour group. The food, lasagna and chicken marsala, was excellent. It did not taste like "banquet food" in any way. Everything was fresh and delicious. I found a couple of things about the service a bit strange though. Our large group was adequately accommodated in a separate room. We were comfortable if we were allowed... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is my third trip to Papa Joes/ Iacomini's. The previous two times were satisfactory. I ordered Chicken Parmigiana on one occasion, and on the other, a seafood dish. This time was different. I asked our waitress if I should order the pork chop. She said OH YES! I did and WOW, it was phenomenal! I had the side of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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337 reviews 337 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?