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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 183 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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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I ate here for the first time on a Thursday night. The place was hopping but the very nice hostess managed to find us a high top in the small bar area. We were just under the end of happy hour so we were able to order half price appetizers. My wife had the caprese and the... More

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

Hello Dave, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Papa's! It was our pleasure to have you and your wife in last Thursday evening. I am glad that you were able to enjoy our "happy hour" specials. I do hope that you both had a lovely stay in Prescott and we look forward to cooking for... More

Gilbert, Arizona
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner after a day of hiking and I wasn't disappointed. This a true family owned place and everyone was so very warm and friendly. Atmosphere was very simple and inviting and did remind you that you were in an Italian restaurant. My server came out immediately and I placed my order for the pasta pesto, which... More

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

Hello there, I want to thank you for sharing your recent experience at Papa's! It was a pleasure having you in for dinner. On behalf of my family and staff we look forward to serving you again when you return to Prescott! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More

Seaford, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Based on reviews here we were really looking forward to eating at Papa's on our last night in Prescott. We called and they told us to be sure to get there prior to their 8:00 closing - we appreciated the heads up. We got a table for 3 way in the back and to be honest the room was VERY... More

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

Hi Mr. Swanson, Thank you for giving us your honest feedback on your recent visit to Papa's. Although it sounds like your overall experience was pretty good, I can see that we missed the mark on a few things. My sincere apologies for the room temperature...you are right, it was a warm evening in the Tuscan room and your server... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Papa's restaurant is to die for. By far the best alredo sauce I have ever had. The decor is charming, the mother/daughter owner's are there to greet you, the service is top notch. There isn't one negative thing to say about Papa's. It is our new favorite place to eat in Prescott.

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

Hello Robyn, I am flattered and delighted that you have found your new favorite place in Prescott! Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to cooking many more meals for you in the future! Regards, Andrea at Papa's More

Prescott, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I frequent Papa's . It is a great Italian restaurant where they make you feel like family. Mama always brings a sample of her version of Minestrone soup to the table while you are waiting for your order. The staff is very friendly . The food is truly Italian. The portions are very large and we always... More

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

Hello Joy, It has been our pleasure to have you and your husband in for dinner on several occasions. It's customers like you that add to the hometown feeling you described in your review... I want to thank you and your recommendations to others that are desiring authentic Italian food when visiting Prescott. See you soon! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More

Chino Valley, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I made a discovery on 8/2/2014. My wife and I went to PaPa's Italian restaurant to find they did not open till 4:00PM it was 2:45PM at that time. So we decided to wait for them to open so we sat along the sidewalk for an hour and did some people watching. When the restaurant opened we were greeted by... More

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

Hello Steve, I remember you and your wife and I want to thank you for patiently waiting for our doors to open up for dinner at 4:00. It means a great deal to our family & staff when our customers leave Papa's content, happy and inspired enough to share such a positive review as yours! Thank you for taking the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We come to Prescott often and had heard of Papa's but had not had an opportunity to eat there. We were definitely missing out!! Dove was our server. Her recommendations were spot on. I would disagree that the calamari was the best in town......would say best ever! I had the spicy baked gnocchi - very good. Our friends had the... More

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

Hello Mary, Thank you for your delightful review! We are flattered that you rate our Calamari the best ever... Grandma would be proud! We are blessed with an amazing staff and I am glad that you put your trust in Dove & her recommendations for you and your friends. The Papa's family looks forward to having you in again when... More

arizona
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

From the minute you walk in you are made to feel welcomed. The staff was super friendly and attentive (it seems that they share some of the work when it comes to cleaning your table and refilling drinks, so there was always someone attending to our table). The decor is very charming and even the bathroom was whimsical. The owner... More

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

Hello Arizona traveler's! It was a pleasure having you in our restaurant for dinner. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. The Papa's family looks forward to cooking for you when you are back in Prescott. Ciao til we meet again! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More

Goodyear, Arizona
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
258 reviews 258 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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