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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313
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Ranked #11 of 396 Restaurants in Akron
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
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 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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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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