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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 22
    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
I felt like The Godfather himself could walk thru any minute........

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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113 reviews 113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 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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Additional Information about Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

Address: 1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313
Phone Number: 3309237999
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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?