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Papa's Italian Restaurant

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129 1/2 N Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86301
928-776-4880
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 277
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the stuff pizza

We always come to Papas and live it service us great and friendly and the Stuff Pizza is to die for!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Tammy S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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372 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woodmere, NY
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We hosted friends here on our first trip to prescott and chose it based on these Tripadvisor reviews. Food was pseudo Italian, the minestrone soup and eggplant parmesan was near inedible. Matt our server was inept. We had to ask for straws, spoons, and to have the table cleared. The decor was a puzzle and seemed less than sanitary. I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We always come to Papas and live it service us great and friendly and the Stuff Pizza is to die for!!!

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

Hello Tammy, Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoy our stuffed pizza. We look forward to making many more for you! Ciao until next time, Andrea at Papa's More 

Prescott, Arizona
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is warm and intimate and the food is delicious. The bar makes good drinks and the wait staff are friendly - service is good. If Mama is on site she will bring you a wonderful appetizer.

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

Hello Jean, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your review. It was our pleasure to have you in for dinner and we all look forward to your return! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

Prescott, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a nice surprise that this restaurant has turned itself around from ho hum experience to a memorable time out. Having relocated to downtown Prescott seems to have inspired itself to be a better restaurant overall. From food to atmosphere to service!!! First of all, we four did not have a reservation and it was a busy Thursday night. They... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you for your lovely review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our downtown location and that we gave you & your guests a five star experience. We work hard at creating a balance of great food, stellar service and a price point that is pleasing to our customers. We all look forward to next time.... More 

USA
Top Contributor
541 reviews 541 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Are those who have given reviews on Papa's kidding? My word, this had to be some of the worst Italian food I have had in a very long time. Clearly it is a popular place in town because it was teeming with people. I was super excited because of the reviews and very let down :( The place itself is... More 

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

By the tone of your harsh review It is evident that you are not a Papa's fan. We take all genuine feedback seriously and I am concerned about your recent dining experience with us. We have been a family owned restaurant for over 20 years following many of my grandmothers recipes. We strive to consistently give our customers great food... More 

Vernon, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We called for a 5 pm reservation. They were not busy when we arrived but were packed by 6 pm. Service, food and value were all excellent. Servings were so large that we should have ordered an extra salad and shared a meal. Our waiter said this is often done. The lady we think to be the owner or manager... More 

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

Hello John, Thank you for visiting our family restaurant while you were vacationing in Prescott. We appreciate you taking the time to share your dining experience as well as your positive feedback regarding our food, service and value. We would be delighted to serve you if you a back in the area again! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

Prescott, Arizona
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Papas is our "go to" Italian restaurant! Always both excellent food and service. Large portions and very reasonable prices. Always enjoy it when the owner brings samples of her soup to try. They are always busy, so reservations usually needed.

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

Hello Bruce, We are flattered that you have chosen us as your local favorite for Italian! We value your continued business and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and tips to others. Warm Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Canton, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I don't know where to start, but if you are looking for a GREAT Italian restaurant and you are in the Prescott area Papa's is an absolute must (I'd go out of my way to get there). The food is beyond outstanding, the atmosphere is so inviting, but the people really made the experience (well the food quality and quantity... More 

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

Hello Ed, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us as well as your high recommendation to others. I am pleased that you felt like family and enjoyed our flavors. We value your feedback and It would be our pleasure to cook for you again if you are in Prescott for business or pleasure! Regards,... More 

Anthem
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We made a reservation then had to change the time. They were very helpful and obliging. The food is sooo good.

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

Hello there, Thank you for your positive comments. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again when you are visiting from Anthem! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant during a business trip to Prescott. We arrived a few minutes before they opened and they happily opened the doors for us. We were introduced to "Mama" on the way in. The place starting filling up immediately. I soon saw why. Mama came out with a free sample of her home made soup and it... More 

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

Hello Raejean, It was our pleasure to have you in for an early dinner. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and we look forward to serving you again whether you are in Prescott for business or pleasure! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 1/2 N Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86301
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott
  • Phone Number: 928-776-4880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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