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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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 327
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Authentic Italian Food and Great downtown location

My friend from Anthem came over to spend the night and play in Prescott so we went to Papa's last night and had the best authentic Italian meal EVER! From the minute we walked into the place we felt like we were home. The hostess was sweet and very nicely dressed. We were sat a a cute little table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Kimey C
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Prescott, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Prescott, Arizona
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My friend from Anthem came over to spend the night and play in Prescott so we went to Papa's last night and had the best authentic Italian meal EVER! From the minute we walked into the place we felt like we were home. The hostess was sweet and very nicely dressed. We were sat a a cute little table and... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Service was very excellent, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The menu is totally Italian, but the food was just average. I had the shrimp scampi and while the shrimp was plentiful, overall it was tasteless. It was also noisy, due to several large groups. Of course, I don't think that too many restaurants in Prescott are very quiet... More 

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

Hello there, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Certainly we wish you enjoyed your experience better. Our shrimp scampi is a popular pick on our menu and usually receives high praise. I'm sorry your taste buds weren't tantalized. It sounds like you visited us on a bustling evening and the volume of the large parties in your... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Papa's was recommended to us by Chris, bartender at Jersey Lilly Saloon on Whiskey Row. We were able to get a table on a busy Friday night with only a short wait. While busy the service of all the staff was excellent. While Papa's was full it did not feel crowded. We shared the Tortellini Bianco, a delicate cheese filled... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you so much for your awesome feedback. We are flattered that Papa's was recommended to you while you were visiting the Prescott area. We are delighted that you enjoyed our flavors, atmosphere and wine selection! It will be our pleasure to have you in again for dinner when you are up from Tucson. Cheers! Andrea at Papa's More 

Glendale, Arizona
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On a scorching 118 degree day in Phoenix, our electrical power went out. So we decided to take an hour drive and head up to Prescott for dinner. I'd seen Papa's from the street on our last trip to Prescott and we decided to try it. BEST DECISION EVER! Fantastic food, fantastic service! I had the tortellini bianco, hubby had... More 

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

Hello Susan, We are so touched and flattered by your lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us as well as your recommendations to others. Mama enjoyed connecting with the two of you as well. It's always sweet to hear her share our family traditions & stories with our guests. Grandma would be... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm Italian....so I'm very picky about Italian food. Papa's is the real deal and authentic Italian! I love the cozy atmosphere and how they make you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. Mama, Andrea & the friendly staff are there to greet you with a smile and treat you as if you are cherished guests.... More 

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

Buongiorno! We really appreciate hearing such wonderful praise for our family restaurant. We love our local guests and look forward to seeing them time after time. You are a cherished guest and I want to thank you for sharing your dining experiences as well as your menu recommendations to others. Looking forward to cooking for you next time you want... More 

Prescott, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went to this restaurant with my mom when she came in to Prescott to visit. The waiter was nice and they offered a sample soup to us. The food is simple but delicious, definitely recommend trying the calamari as an starter,

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

Hello there, Thanks for such a nice review and bringing your mom in for dinner! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We value your feedback and appreciate your recommendation to try our calamari as well. Looking forward to having you in again. Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The rare combination of casual, fun atmosphere, first-class service, and exquisite food. The food is on another level--authentic, flavorful, and substantial. The service is attentive without hovering. One of those meals that makes you want to cancel plans afterwards so you can just go have a good cup of coffee and reminisce. Spectacular.

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

Hello there, Thanks for such awesome feedback! I'm so happy that we could make a great night out for you. We look forward to your next visit with us. Warm Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Mesa, Arizona
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We made a reservation for dinner at Papa's after reading good reviews and we are glad we did! Mama came right to our table with her homemade Minestrone soup and it was to die for. We read the portions are huge so we shared the Chicken Parmesan. I am glad we did. Very large portions for the price and it... More 

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

Hello Melody, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review as well as your high recommendation to Papa's! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our portions, price point and personal attention. We hope to see you again for dinner when you are back in Prescott. Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

Gilbert, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate here on our family vacation. What a delicious meal we had. Friendly service and great food makes is place a must in Prescott.

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

Hello Robert, Thanks for your awesome review and choosing Papa's for dinner when you were in Prescott! It will be our pleasure to cook for you and your family again when you are up from Gilbert. Kind Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 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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PAPA14, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Mike, Wow! Thank you for such wonderful feedback. I am thrilled that the Papa's team has consistently extended the personal attention you have highlighted in your review. Thanks for sharing your top picks on the menu as well as your tips to others. We all look forward to taking care of you when you are craving Italian in Prescott!... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions
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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