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Joe's Pasta House

3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
+1 505-892-3333
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Ranked #3 of 93 restaurants in Rio Rancho
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Serving the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area for 14 years; Joe’s Pasta House proudly shares with you the traditional Italian American cuisine created with immigration recipes taught to Joe while growing up in his grandmother’s kitchen. Working in the family bakery, Joe also learned the pastry trade from his father; but his heart remained in grandma's kitchen. After working with many chef's Joe started his first local business with Dagwood's Restaurant following with Avanti's Pizzeria & Dakota's Catering. Using fresh, natural and some local/organic ingredients the chefs create each dish when you order it; so please inform your server of any special requests you may need. From a plate of Spaghetti with meatballs or sausage to Chicken Marsala or a dish of pasta with fresh vegetables like zucchini, basil, garlic and mushrooms; you will find every dish a culinary delight.
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new mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and his best friend are prime rib lovers and usually find that even tho it's a pricey dish the portions are small. Not at Joe's ! Loved the Ribs, the portions and the price was right. Staff is great. Very polite and extremely attentive.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've been to Joe's many times but mostly for lunches. They have a great lunch buffet. It has many comfortable choices that all taste really good at a fair price. Now, imagine a great eggplant sandwich and go to Joe's. You won't be disappointed. I don't have to name other Italian places in Rio Rancho but if you asked me... More

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Albuquerque
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Authentic, casual, dining and a great buffet. A little pricey but a very relaxing atmosphere and the wait staff is very attentive.

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

We work hard at achieving a relaxing atmosphere, where people can have conversations without having to yell at each other & are very happy you enjoy it. If you compare "apples to apples," so to speak, as far as the high grade of ingredients we use to other restaurants in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho/ Corrales area that use the same quality... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Used to eat here a lot during their lunch buffet, but like most other places now days prices hold me at bay. Food is good, but as other's have stated theirs better Italian food to be found else where. I would recomend it though. And Joe and staff are good folks to meet and converse with.

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us. Sorry to hear our lunch buffet price holds you at bay… At $7.99 it is as low as we can go & keep the food we offer on it made fresh with good ingredients & no MSG. Many of our menu recipes are Sicilian (Southern Italian) immigrant based that were handed down from Joe's family... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Been going to Joe's for years and love the food and atmosphere. I try and visit at least once a month and now they are having fish fry tuesdays. My normal dish in either the eggplant or lasagna. Service is always impeccable, and you always leave with a full belly, and the New Yorker always comes out when i am... More

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

It is always nice to receive compliments from a fellow New Yorker; we all tend to have high standards when it comes to East Coast Italian/Red Sauce food - that is quite an endorsement! If we are pulling you between Tuesday night Fish Fry, Eggplant Parmigiana or Lasagna; there are other options if it is a matter of staying home... More

Albuquerque
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a favorite restaurant. The owner is always friendly and comes by and says hello. The food is top quality, plentiful, and delicious. This is far better than any other Italian place in the entire metro area.

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

Wow, we couldn't ask for a better review, thank you! Joe & I put in a lot of hours, 6-7 days a week, because we believe it is important to be hands on making sure our guests feel warmly welcomed; like coming into our home. It means the world to us to hear you appreciate our efforts whether it is... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I dined here for the first time this evening to celebrate his birthday. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. We were waited on by 3 different people and they continuously made sure we had plenty of bread and drinks. Our meal was also very good. We had fettuccini alfredo with chicken and a ribeye steak. They were very... More

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

So glad you chose to dine with us to celebrate your husband's birthday & to hear how much you really enjoyed it! We will be definitely be giving our staff big gudos for providing excellent service & delicious food. They all have worked with us for a long time; we love letting them know how much our customers appreciate them... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service is excellent, the food delicious, and a value for the money. Most lunch choices are $8, including the all you can eat buffet, and for the menu selections, they are generally large enough for two meals.

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

This is a great review for us, thank you. It is nice to see you appreciate the value of the quality & quantity with the different menu options we offer whether it is the lunch buffet, lunch menu or dinner menu. Our serving staff is always happy to hear our guests really enjoy their service. Your comments & the time... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not bad but not great, much better places in Abq. Would rather drive into Albuquerque for etter atmosphere and better food.

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you don't think so highly of our restaurant; we use fresh ingredients & cook from scratch with many family recipes that came both the Maternal & Paternal sides of Joe's Sicilian family. We put a lot more time into preparing our food than many area Italian restaurants that use a lot of canned sauces & pre-packaged foods.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The food is delicious, would recommend Joe's Pasta House to anyone who loves Italian food. I've been to JPH multiple times and although the experience doesn't present a "Wow" factor the food over compensates for that.

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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us to anyone who loves Italian food & for sharing this review of us. Visiting multiple times & always finding our food delicious attests to our determination to consistently serve high quality, well made food; we really appreciate the validation of our efforts. We are always looking for ways to "raise the bar" with our food,... More

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