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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 - 8:00 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, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 243
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  • 24
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  • 10
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  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Good italian food

Great food and service. Mama is great with her free samples of minestrone soup to start the evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Jim B
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Prescott, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. Mama is great with her free samples of minestrone soup to start the evening.

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

Hello Jim, Thanks for the positive feedback. It's always a pleasure to serve our local customers and we look forward to having you back when you are craving Italian. Many thanks from Mama for your compliments on her soup! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is Prescott's answer to a NY family style Italian restaurant. They got it right in several areas. The greeting at the front door was friendly and personal. The hostess made sure that you were happy with your table. The decor was kind of Little Italy style. The food was good. My server got both my appetizer and main course... More 

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

Hello Prescott visitor, Thank you for your positive review & candid feedback. I'm delighted that we shined for you in several areas of your recent visit to Papa's, but I do want to apologize for not getting your order right. It sounds like the server in your section was having some difficulty that evening and the communication to our kitchen... More 

Prescott, Arizona
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Papa's is the best Italian restaurant in Prescott. I found the food at Rosa's to be heavily oversalted, yet there's always a line of people outside waiting to get in. The restaurant is called Papa's, but Mama always comes out to check if you like her delicious minestrone soup, which is served complimentary. Outstanding service. The Sicilian calamari is wonderful.... More 

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

Hello Papa's visitor, We are always striving to give a five star dining experience to our guests and it's customers like you that reinforce our efforts. We just started our new early bird special and we appreciate your positive feedback. The Papa's family looks forward to having you in again! Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Best italian restaurant I've found yet, and I traveled full time 8 states for 2 years! Papa's is by far the best! My favorite is the eggplant parma. Second favorite is the pizza. The portions are huge! The prices are more then fair for how much food you get. To die for salad and salad dressing and trust me just... More 

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

Hello Donnie, We truly appreciate our local customers and It was my pleasure to lend you a helping hand. We are delighted that you enjoy our flavors and I want to thank you for sharing your feedback & favorite picks with others. Whether your are dining in or picking up a to-go we all look forward to serving you again.... More 

Prescott, Arizona
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The old Papa's on Iron Spring' Road was located on a well travelled road but not in a thriving environment. In its new location on Cortez, it is surrounded by activity, main thoroughfare sights, and city noises;which is a good thing!!! The service is attentive, the food well prepared and the ambiance oh-so- friendly!! The whole family can eat here.

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

Hello there, We value your input and I am pleased that you & your family enjoy dining at our downtown location. It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your feedback. Thanks so much! We all look forward to your return. Sincerely, Andrea and the Papa's family - More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, Great Italian variety, great servers & staff, darling environment. Reservations recommended.

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

Thank you Leslie for such wonderful feedback. We are always striving to give our guests five star service and I applaud our entire staff for their continued efforts. The Papa's family looks forward to cooking many more meals for you. Warm Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Prescott, Arizona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited this restaurant twice in the past 3 months without a reservation. Both times they were very busy but managed to seat us with minimal wait. As soon as we were seated, the owner brought out free samples of the delicious minestrone. Both food and service were very good. I would, however, recommend making reservations. We just got... More 

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

Hello there, We value our local customers and we appreciate you taking the time to share your tips to others. Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We look forward to your return! Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Prescott, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Elegant atmosphere..nice view on the street and park. In the the heart of town,etc, etc, etc ,etc, etc,etc ..

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We appreciate you sharing your recommendation to others as well. Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

Temecula, CA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I have been hearing about Papa's Italian for months from coworkers about how great their food is, and finally stopped in to check it out. We did not have reservations, but arrived right at opening for dinner. The owner greeted us and found us a table. This place fills up fast so I highly recommend a reservation. I ordered a... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for stopping in for dinner with your mom. I'm so glad that we gave you the "New York experience" you described. We value your genuine feedback and it will be our pleasure to set a table for the two of you again! Ciao til next time - Andrea at Papa's More 

Prescott, Arizona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Papa’s 2 ½ This restaurant opens @ 4PM. Because we are older we now eat at that time. We were 1st in line when they opened and a party of 6 was behind us. The seating receptionist said “We take reservations only BUT we have 1 table for 2 left”. She told the party of 6 they could not be... More 

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

Hello Jacky, I remember you and your partner arriving at 4:00 on valentines day for dinner without a reservation. We had been booked for many days but we were genuinely happy to seat you due to a 4:00 cancellation. It is true that we could not seat the party of 6 behind you. Your perception of the large open table... 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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