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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 319
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    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
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We go to Papa's often, the obvious reason is that the food is so special. When you are there you are immediately reminded that the other reason we come is that the staff makes you feel special. From the owner through the wait staff, even the accommodating kitchen, there is a tangible understanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Mike K
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Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We go to Papa's often, the obvious reason is that the food is so special. When you are there you are immediately reminded that the other reason we come is that the staff makes you feel special. From the owner through the wait staff, even the accommodating kitchen, there is a tangible understanding of service. The red gravy is full... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went for dinner and we had mixed experiences with our food. I had the baked gnocchi but I found it to be very starchy (as if left in the water too long). My husband had linguini with white clam sauce and he thoroughly enjoyed it - lots of clams. A few weeks later we met friends... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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157 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food. The Proprietor is very cordial and friendly. She goes from table to table and visits with the guests. We had the Chicken Florenti. Delicious. The antipasto plate is PLENTY for two folks. They have a good selection of wines, and everything was delicions. I love Spumoni. They have the BEST that I have had in years. You can't... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best review on Google so we tried it after a long softball day. Almost closing time but they welcomed us in. Food was delicious and very generous portions. Highly recommend!

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

Hello Lora, It was our pleasure to set a table for you and your group after a long day in the field. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our flavors and portion size. Thanks for sharing such wonderful feedback and we hope to cook for you again next season! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We made reservations for our large family of 10 (4 adults and 6 kids). Our waitress Dove was kind, professional and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic, if you are in town try this place!!!

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

Hello there, How fun it was to have you and your lovely family in for dinner! We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed your evening with us. Dove and the rest of our family thank you for your awesome review as well as your recommendation to others looking for Italian fare in Prescott. Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Montrose, Colorado
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had dinner at Papa's. The restaurant is located in the tourist area of Prescott, which has only street parking. In this area, the street is lined with antique stores and might be a great place for lunch as you combine prowling the antique stores. If you have handicapped folks with you, drop them off at the... More 

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

Hello Kristen, Thanks so much for your positive feedback and high recommendation to Papa's! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your recent dining experience with us. We hope to have the opportunity to cook for you and your husband again when you are back in Prescott. Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

West Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Travel and work conspired to see me in Prescott -on my own - on a Friday evening. A quick check on Tripadvisor showed strong reviews for Papa's Italian AND it was close enough to walk. Easy choice! I was greeted at the door by Momma and, I'm guessing, Andrea. Despite not having a reservation, they organized a high-top by the... More 

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

Hello Ian, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are always striving to extend old world hospitality and the comforts of home to our dinner guests. I am so happy that we could create a memorable dining experience for you. We would be delighted to cook for you again is you find yourself back in Prescott for business... More 

Renton, Washington
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The portions are huge and the food is fabulous. I had the Mediterranean Salad 1/2 order which could easily feed two people. My daugher had the Pasta pesto. I highly recommend stopping here when in Prescott.

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

Hello Marcia, Thank you for stopping in for dinner while you were traveling through Prescott. I am happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your dining experience with us! We value your positive feedback and thank you for sharing your high recommendation as well. Kind Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

San Diego
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A quaint spot, the food is absolutely outstanding... but it is the staff that makes the difference. We arrived on a Friday evening after a long drive. We specifically located Papa's due to 3 recommendations. Unfortunately no one mentioned we should secure a reservation. The place was packed and we had hoped to celebrate my son's birthday. The staff come... More 

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

Hello Prescott visitor, Thank you for sharing such positive feedback! I'm so happy that we were able to set a table for your son's birthday celebration on such a busy eve. I applaud our hard working staff for thinking on their feet and creating a wonderful memory for you. It would be our pleasure to cook for you and your... More 

Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend! Near whiskey row! Great atmosphere and kinda kitchy. Reminds me of old family owned Italian restraints on the east coast in days past. Great food and service. Waitress said soup changes every day at mama's whim and with he mood. Worth going to for sure!!

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

Hello Laurie, Thank you so much for such a high recommendation as well as your wonderful review. We are flattered that we brought back memories of the Italian restaurants you grew up with back east. Grandma would be proud! It would be our pleasure to have you in for dinner again if you return to the Prescott area. Warm Regards,... More 

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Additional Information about Papa's Italian Restaurant

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

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?