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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313
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Ranked #16 of 391 restaurants in Akron
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Portage Trail
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83% Recommend
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English first
Medina, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great restaurant for excellent Italian dishes. Great variety of choices, nice relaxing atmosphere, very nice people. Everything from pasta to filet mignon to fresh fish. Along with the wonderful dining, Papa Joe's also has a superb wine list, along with their own wine store. The Carry-Out store also includes a vast array of choices from their menu... More

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We have eaten at Papa Joe's before, but this is the first time we ever got food for take out. We were having a few people coming over right after Christmas and were too exhausted from all the holiday cooking. The lasagna, salad, and Italian bread was just as good for take out as if we had been served by... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went for an anniversary dinner and we were seated promptly without reservations. The staff was very attentive to our needs and the food was excellent with very large portions. I was allowed to swap a salad from the menu for an up charge and was it ever worth it. There is a deli attached where you can get cooked food... More

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