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Joe's Italian Cuisine

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403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
760-489-6835
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Birthday Dinner

When I asked my wife what she'd like to eat for her birthday dinner she replied Lasagna. We have a special requirement though, she's allergic to parsley. We've eaten at Joe's and enjoyed it, so I gave them a call and explained our situation. Yes, they can do it! We arrived on a Tuesday night around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Escondido CA
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere very Italian - pictures of Italy, salami, grapevines hanging from ceiling, background music of Italian operatic singers, quiet romantic booths to enjoy the wonderful food and wine. Felt like we were in a little Italian restaurant in Italy.

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Escondido CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

When I asked my wife what she'd like to eat for her birthday dinner she replied Lasagna. We have a special requirement though, she's allergic to parsley. We've eaten at Joe's and enjoyed it, so I gave them a call and explained our situation. Yes, they can do it! We arrived on a Tuesday night around 6:30, as we had... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to Joe's on a Tuesday evening about 5:30pm. The place is tastefully decorated and cozy (6 booths, plus tables with seating for 12-15 inside, and 4 tables outside). We were promptly seated at one of the booths and served ice water, bread and menus. Our waitress came and took our drink orders: I had a Birra Moretti and... More 

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Escondido, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

When you enter this restaurant you feel that you have entered Little Italy - it is very cozy just gives you a welcoming feeling. Couple this with great italian pasta dishes and you have a winner!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Joes has always been a favorite. But, they really dropped the ball when they served me "canned" clams with their Linguini in white clam sauce. I've eaten this dish in 100 Italian restaurants and never had it served without fresh clams. Boo Hoo Joe.

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SAN DIEGO,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have been going to Joe's for years, and again stopped last evening for dinner. The food is always excellent as is the service despite being full. A family run restaurant one cannot go wrong with any of the dishes that are individually prepared so the food is hot when served. I love going for a nice meal in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We made a last minute choice to eat here, as it was New Years eve and we had no reservation anywhere. Luckily we were allowed in with just a 10 minute wait for a table. This place is very cute inside, warm and inviting. A real family owned restaurant. Joe even came out to speak with folks as they dined.... More 

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Missoula, MT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Traveling thru town, we thought we would try Joes. It has some charm from days gone by, but the food quality was really lacking. A generic antipasto and salad. The sauce for the Alfredo was without flavor, like eating fettuccine in a bowl of thick milk. Very disappointing. Sorry Joe.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Joe's was perfect in every way. It's a cozy place with a fun and vintage kitschy Italian decor. The server was really attentive and Joe himself even stopped by to say hi. The house wine was a decent Chianti that was surprisingly good. We had a bruschetta appetizer that was amazing, much better than the typical toast with tomato spread... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went to Joe's around 5 pm and had a choice of tables. The interior is quaint and cosy and made us feel right at home. Service was attentive but not intrusive, and the foid great and authentic. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: 760-489-6835

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?