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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 #4 of 99 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "Our Focus is on Quality Ingredients, Great Atmosphere & Personal Service." Voted Best Italian Restaurant Albuquerque 2013, Best Pasta Albuquerque 2013 & Best Dessert: Tiramisu; as voted on in Albuquerque the Magazine, The Weekly Alibi & Best of Taste of Rio Rancho 2014! Serving Rio Rancho & Albuquerque, New Mexico area for over 14 years & reviewed as one of the Best Restaurants; 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 reiceving culinary training in NYC; Joe started out in the restaurant business as dishwasher, then a cook while also serving & he worked his way up. Being experienced with working with several chefs, he started his first business with Dagwood's Restaurant following with Avanti's Pizzeria & Dakota's Catering. Kassie (KC), Joe's wife, started out as server in her teens, working her way up to food & beverage management by her early 20's; both in restaurants & catering. Together Joe & Kassie Guzzardi team up to serve you with over 50 years combined restaurant & catering experience. It is our joy & pleasure to serve you.
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is not your fine dining Italian restaurant. But you didn't expect that in any phase of the process. There are some flaws (Bruscetta is usually served on thin slices of toast, not on thick slabs of something barely above wonderbread), but the overall result is very satisfying. The pasta is cooked to perfection, the ingredients taste fresh (I had... More 

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Rio Rancho NM
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hey, if you are looking for a good Italian meal in Rio Rancho, you can go wrong with Joe's. We eat there often and we are foodies. Occasionally, we will go there for lunch and the buffet is not too bad.

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Joe's place is good basic East Coast style Italian food. He makes you feel at home and the service is very good.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

awesome food, awesome service and great atmosphere.... Best place in Rio to eat....well actually one of the only restaurants in Rio that are not a chain type

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Joe's Pasta House is doing it right. The have a delightful lunch buffet that is reasonably priced. Their selection is more than adequate and the service is top notched. This restaurant has changed hands a few times but Joe has made it his own and has been there for years. The ambiance is not the greatest....it's nice but nothing special.... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went for lunch and had the lunch buffet. Loved the seasoned olive oil that they provided with the bread at the table. Fresh ingredients for the salad - although there wasn't a tomato to be seen. The pasta was not sticky - you could add your choice of sauces. My husband had the sauce with the sausage and he loved... More 

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

Thank you for joining us for lunch & letting us know how much you enjoyed our lunch buffet. We do strive to keep all our ingredients fresh by preparing them right before we serve them… with no MSG. The bread & dipping oil are both housemade first thing in the morning. I will be sure to discuss the possibility of... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've eaten there many times and have always found the food and the service outstanding! It is a Rio Rancho neighborhood favorite!

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

It is very rewarding to read that you find our food & service outstanding. We appreciate that you have dined with us often & that you consider us a Rio Rancho neighborhood favorite; thank you. More 

Durango
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good Food. Good Wine, A great place to take a special someone to dinner or gather with a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. I don't recommend it for families with small children, however. They can become easily bored and the menu prices can stretch a family budget.

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

Thank you for joining us for your romantic date nights, for enjoying gatherings with your friends at our place & for sharing this very kind review of our restaurant. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was my first time at Joe's pasta house. When I arrived the at me on was very nice, I left my name with the maitre d. However I stood up for 25 minutes before I asked if the bar was available a since a couple came in after me and was immediately directed to the bar while waiting for... More 

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

We are sorry to hear that this unpleasant incident occurred in our restaurant; being in the food and beverage industry for over 30 years we would never intentionally overlook any of our guest. Our whole bar area, as well as outdoor waiting area, are always available to our guests when the areas aren't otherwise occupied. It is our mistake assuming... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Enjoyed the buffet lunch at Joe's......excellent price, very good selection of salads and pasta's and other dishes, plus a bit of sweet's for dessert. What they did really well was provide a very good selection of hot entree's and best of all......all the food was hot! Most buffets fail to keep their foods hot once they sit in a tray... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed our lunch buffet so much; did you know it's available on Saturday until 2pm in addition to Monday-Friday until 2pm? It is great to hear you appreciated the selection & the freshness; we cook the hot entrees fresh to serve directly from the kitchen when replenishing & all selections, like salads & soup, are made fresh in... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Pasta House

Address: 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
Phone Number: +1 505-892-3333
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse

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