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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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Sun Lakes, Arizona
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The menu describes the meat sauce as "our slow-cooked traditional meat sauce." I have tried meat sauce in more places than I can count and this one rates about one star in my book. A truly slow-cooked meat sauce would not be tomato red, it would be darker and thicker than this sauce. A good meat sauce has a combination... More

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

Hello Paul, I remember you and your wife and I wish you would have indicated to me that you were not pleased with your dish last week. Our meat sauce truly is "slow cooked" for hours and has remained the same recipe for 4 generations. Your description of a good meat sauce in your review is accurate and we do... More

Prescott, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The entrance to the business is so small, it is easy to miss walking down the street. Once inside the restaurant just seems to go on and on. I am a meat and potatoes person, so Italian food is not my favorite, but my dinner here was very good, the setting extremely pleasant, and the wait staff competent and attentive.... More

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

Hello Lawrence, We are flattered that you and your wife have rated us as one of your favorite restaurants in Prescott! With so many dining options in the area we truly appreciate and value all of our local following as well as our Prescott visitors. We look forward to having the two of you back in for dinner. I will... More

Prescott, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Best to make a reservation. They don't open until 4:00 P. M. but we called around 3:00 and left a message that we wanted to eat at 7:00. They called us back so we were able to make that reservation. This was the first tine we have been there and we will definitely go back. The food was excellent and... More

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

Hello June, We are delighted that you have found a new dinner spot in Prescott! Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience this past weekend. We do welcome reservations and I am so glad we were able to fulfill your request. We look forward to setting a nice table for you when you return. Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was here with a large group (~30). We were seated in two different areas of the restaurant. (The restaurant is much larger than it appears from the outside.) The decor is old world Italy. The food is classic Italian. The was as described on the menu. It was good but not knock your socks off. The service was impeccable for... More

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

Hello there, We love celebrations at Papa's and I have to say it really was a pleasure to celebrate multiple birthdays with you and your fun group of 30...even in separate rooms :) I am so glad that you were pleased with your experience on such a busy night. Thanks for your feedback and we do hope to see you... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Saturday, August 30th. 5pm for dinner. Some of the best Italian food we have had in a long time! On a very busy Memorial Day weekend we found ourselves in Prescott at dinner time. Read some of the reviews on Trip Advisor and thought we would try to get into their top rated restaurant which was Papa's. Called for a... More

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

I want to thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback! I am so happy we were able to have you in for dinner on such a busy night. The entire Papa's family works hard at making our customers feel "right at home" and I look forward to sharing all of your positive comments with our staff!... More

Sedona, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I ate at Papa’s a couple years ago in their old location and thought it was amazing. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of eating at the new location in downtown Prescott and will tell you it is simply the best Italian food I have ever eaten. Their staff was pleasant and very attentive to our requests. Their Chicken Prosciutto... More

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

Hello Sedona visitor! Thank you for your delightful review! It truly was our pleasure to cook for you and your guests. I am so glad that you enjoyed our downtown location as well. I will share your kind words and experience with the Papa's crew! We all look forward to having your group in again when you are in Prescott.... More

Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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134 reviews 134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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