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Papa's Italian Restaurant

129 1/2 N Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86301
928-776-4880
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Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Arizona
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a good Italian restaurant, don't look here. Complimentary Minestrone was watery and everything went downhill from there.

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We take all of our reviews seriously and It is unfortunate that you left our restaurant unhappy enough to post your negative comments. Our minestrone soup is made from scratch daily by Mama. I'm sorry you were not pleased with the complimentary sample. The Papa's team works hard at consistently giving our customers the best overall experience possible. I assure... More

Mesa, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We were in Prescott for the weekend and headed into town on a very rainy, chilly late Saturday afternoon. We arrived at the restaurant a short while before they opened for dinner and my husband opened the door. Although they were still closed, we were welcomed in from the rain and the proprietor, Mama, seated us and brought us both... More

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Robin, How sweet of you to take the time to write your review. It means so much to us when a customer leaves Papa's inspired enough to share their experience. We were happy to open our doors early and warm you up with Mama's minestrone. We look forward to taking care of you again when you are up from... More

Silver City, N.M.
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We visited Papa's during the very busy Labor Day weekend. If we had not made a reservation far in advance, we'd not likely have gotten a table. Many w/o reservations were (politely) turned away at the door as they were fully booked. This is not a large restaurant and I'd suspect reservations would be wise on any weekend. Mix of... More

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Jim, Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Papa's. We are delighted that you and your wife found our restaurant while visiting Prescott. I am so glad that we were able to give you a great dining experience amidst the hustle and bustle of the Labor Day rush. We appreciate you taking the time to share such positive... More

Sedona, Arizona
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

After reading all the great reviews we made the drive from Sedona (pretty big commitment right there) with high expectations for a great b-day meal for someone in our group. I'm quite certain that with all my dining experience & recent Trip Advisor accolades that I'd know a great Restaraunt when I find one. "This is the best Italian Restaraunt... More

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there, How wonderful it is to be able to give our customers a great dining experience...especially when celebrating a Birthday! We are flattered that you made a special trip from Sedona to visit Papa's. Thank you for sharing such positive feedback! It means a great deal to us to know that we have given our best to you and... More

Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Took the TripAdvisor advice and went to Papa's for dinner on a Friday night. We got lucky and were seated at "Mama's table" in the corner by ourselves. Probably the most private table in the place. No sooner had we sat down when Mama herself came out of the kitchen and announced, "I made soup today - here's a bowl"... More

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Prescott visitor, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Papa's! We are so glad that you enjoyed dining at "Mama's table". On behalf of Mama & the Papa's team we all look forward to serving you again when you are visiting Prescott. Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food is fresh..the service is the best. Very cozy. Lots of Italian restaurants to choose from. Papas is my favorite of the ones downtown. Just awesome everytime.

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Rebecca, With so many dining options to choose from in Prescott we want to thank you for choosing us as a favorite! We look forward to having you in for dinner again when you are craving Italian! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More

Prescott, Arizona, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Great food as usual and Amy was a fantastic server/bartender! She even was able to get me a "special" that wasn't on the menu. True Italian food and a wonderful atmosphere! Mama even brought over her complementary Minestrone soup, Yum!

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We always appreciate feedback and I look forward to sharing your glowing comments with our entire staff! I'm delighted that we were able to create that "special" dish for you. It will be our pleasure to cook for you again. Thanks so much, Courtney! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I'm from Tempe, Arizona and me and my family came up to Prescott to stay at my aunts house in Pondarosa Pines. I google searched best restaurants to go in Prescott, Arizona and "Trip Advisor" suggested Papa's as the #1. Donna aka "Mama" spoke to us during our dining experience. She told us about one particular appetizer "Calamari Sicilian Style"... More

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Maria, It was a true pleasure having you in for dinner! Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. Mama and the Papa's family look forward to cooking for you and your family when you are visiting your aunt in Prescott again. Warm Regards, Andrea at Papa's :) More

Sun Lakes, Arizona
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The menu describes the meat sauce as "our slow-cooked traditional meat sauce." I have tried meat sauce in more places than I can count and this one rates about one star in my book. A truly slow-cooked meat sauce would not be tomato red, it would be darker and thicker than this sauce. A good meat sauce has a combination... More

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Paul, I remember you and your wife and I wish you would have indicated to me that you were not pleased with your dish last week. Our meat sauce truly is "slow cooked" for hours and has remained the same recipe for 4 generations. Your description of a good meat sauce in your review is accurate and we do... More

Prescott, Arizona
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The entrance to the business is so small, it is easy to miss walking down the street. Once inside the restaurant just seems to go on and on. I am a meat and potatoes person, so Italian food is not my favorite, but my dinner here was very good, the setting extremely pleasant, and the wait staff competent and attentive.... More

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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Lawrence, We are flattered that you and your wife have rated us as one of your favorite restaurants in Prescott! With so many dining options in the area we truly appreciate and value all of our local following as well as our Prescott visitors. We look forward to having the two of you back in for dinner. I will... More

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