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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 182 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
Goodyear, Arizona
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Papa's Uptown - Rated #1 by Trip Advisor and I certainly can see why. This is the place for authentic Italian food. You are looking at over 100 years of history in this restaurant .Donna the owner is a sweetheart who greets you with her homemade Minestrone soup that is absolutely wonderful. What a way to start out your dinner.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife's family is Italian and this is one of their favorite places to go in Prescott. The ambiance is terrific and the staff is wonderful - very friendly, accommodating, attentive, informative, and fun. The food is reasonably priced and the portions are ample. The complimentary bread they bring out along with the garlic butter disappears shortly after it is... More

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St. George's, Grenada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant lives up to the reviews we read beforehand - excellent service, welcoming and charming atmosphere, and great food. Our waitress, Dove, and the rest of the support staff were very attentive and courteous. The ambiance, the exquisite aromas of the wonderfully prepared food made this a memorable evening and we will definitely be going back. We ordered the... More

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Chandler, AZ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After seeing all the raving reviews I have to say "Sorry, it's not that good". It's not BAD but I have had much better elsewhere. The ministrone soup that everyone raves about, I did not even finish it. I wanted to send it back, but no bothered to check on us after the food was brought. It also would have... More

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

Hello there, After reading your review I remember you and your wife and I will be bold in asking that you give us another try. Your genuine feed back tells me that you are a fair person and still would return.. but the lack of service to your table has steered you away. We pride ourselves on giving the best... More

Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'll tell you why: they long to be close to the owner, Mama and her staff! ( a reference to the song by the Carpenter's CLOSE TO YOU!) I put myself through 8 years of college by "waitressing" ( sorry that used to be what we called it!) in many states and in many restaurants. I worked in fine dining... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our second visit to Papa's in a year. We had Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast make our reservations. When we arrived we treated like royalty and given a delightful table near just before the bar area. Our reservations were for 8PM on a Saturday. The bartender was our server, however everyone helped each other and made you feel... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on other trip advisor reviews and are happy we did. Great food and great service at a very reasonable price.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

First things first you walk in and the decor and smells are amazing. Then there is the family. Mama is GREAT. She is on the floor greeting the guest and serving food. Did I also mention she makes the food with her son in law. Recipes from her family. This is a must when you come to Prescott

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Prescott, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We like Papa's so much that we seldom go anywhere else now. My husband loves their veal, and I love pasta, especially the tortellini. The complimentary minestrone is superb! And the tiramisu is home-made and absolutely delicious! It's so big, we share one. The wine list is excellent. We have always had top-notch service; all of the staff are super-friendly.... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Had the worst shrimp scampi ever..no flavor..bland...my wife ordered eggplant parmesan and they brought veal by mistake which was tough with the most disgusting marinara sauce..we had been to their previous location three times or so...this was a huge disappointment

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

It is very disappointing to me that you left Papa's unhappy. We strive to give our customers the best dining experience possible. I apologize that we made an error with your wife's dinner entree. I wish that it was brought to our attention and we would have gladly served her the eggplant that she ordered. Our Veal Margherita is made... More

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