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Joe's Italian Cuisine

403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
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Ranked #65 of 300 Restaurants in Escondido
Price range: $0 - $20
Tue - Thu 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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San Diego
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278 reviews 278 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
377 helpful votes 377 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Four of us recently went to Joe's on a Tuesday night at 6:00 PM. We tried to make a reservation, but could not because you need 6 or more. When we arrived, all the tables were taken. Because we did not want to wait outside in the sun on a very warm night, we chose to wait inside in the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I visit Escondido about once a year and Joe's Italian Restaurant is one place we never miss. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. The rooms are filled with so many items that the walls are covered with fun items to see. As the food is prepared individually, it really makes the time go by... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were in Escondido and decided to go for a nice bowl of pasta. Based on Yelp's reviews, we ended up at Joe's Italian Dinners. The 4 stars are way over rated and don't understand on what it is based. We were expected at least average, but could only give 1 star for service. The service was quick and friendly... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We arrived in Escondido rather late in the day, had no idea where to eat, and tried Joe's based on an ad in a local magazine. We didn't expect much but were quite pleasantly surprised. When we got to the relatively small restaurant it was pretty late and it was full. But they offered to seat us in a back... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

had a great server, the employees seemed happy and were efficient, and we even met Joe! discuss opera with him!

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Additional Information about Joe's Italian Cuisine

Address: 403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
Phone Number: 760-489-6835
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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