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Joe's Pasta House

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3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
+1 505-892-3333
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12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: "Our Focus is on Quality Ingredients, Great Atmosphere & Personal...
"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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian Food in the 505

Best Italian food in New Mexico- This is our favorite Italian restaurant in the Albuquerque Metro area- The southwest Alfredo is amazing- They serve fresh Italian bread with olive oil and bruschetta - This is the type of the place you will see Joe the owner walking around to make sure everything is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Michael P
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Best Italian food in New Mexico- This is our favorite Italian restaurant in the Albuquerque Metro area- The southwest Alfredo is amazing- They serve fresh Italian bread with olive oil and bruschetta - This is the type of the place you will see Joe the owner walking around to make sure everything is perfect- I'm always impressed by the menu... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I love Joe's. Especially since I have to eat gluten free/Paleo. They cater to my specific needs so well. You wouldn't think a pasta house could do that do well. Also, their meats are all natural, grass fed and the fish is wild, not farmed. Healthy stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is by far the best lunch buffet in town. The selection is fantastic and the food is amazing. The staff is super friendly and the place is warm. We often visit Joes for dinner and the menu dishes are terrific. Some good quality ingredients go into those plates.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went for the lunch buffet, after hearing how good this place is. We were not impressed. The food was bland and ordinary. Service was just ok. Price was good, but for the price, we could have had better. Also, they won't do separate checks, so don't plan to go with ánother couple or group. We won't be back.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Joe's many times & love it every time! Anything we've ordered has always been fabulous! My favorite: Lobster & shrimp ravioli…Amazing!

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

We are very happy to read that you have loved your dining experience with us every time & that you find Joe so welcoming. It is very important to us that you always feel welcomed in our restaurant, as you would our home (this is KC, Joe's wife). We will be sure to let our culinary staff know how much... More 

Anthem, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We are summer visitors from Phoenix and this is our favorite restaurant in Rio Rancho. Their lasagna is delicious. My wife and I split a senior meal and they brought it out in two separate plate settings. Nice back room for evening meal for couples to visit.

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

Welcome to the coolness of the Albuquerque area summers; well compared to the Phoenix summers anyway. We really appreciate being one of your favorite restaurants here in Rio Rancho. Our lasagna is a family recipe & it means the world to us that you find it delicious. Split meals should always be brought out in two separate plate settings; my... More 

Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Owner Joe is ever present to make sure you are well cared for and happy with your Italian Food. We had Shrimp Scampi and Seafood Pasta. Both were excellent!! Had a nice Chianti Classico Wine that was reasonably priced. Very affordable and more of a neighborhood restaurant. The crowd is not sophisticated, but the food is consistently good in... More 

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

Joe is usually at our restaurant most of the time we are open (lunch & dinner - 7 days a week… I am his wife, KC, & proudly attest to his dedication to our family owned & operated restaurant). So glad to know you found our Shrimp Scampi & Seafood Pasta to be excellent. We do our best to provide... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

One of the better Italian places in Rio Rancho, legit owner from NYC. Nice family friendly place also great place for a date night.

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

Thank you; we work hard to make our restaurant a comfortable place that is both family friendly & great for dates too. More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food is great and very affordable. The buffet is very good as well. The service was awesome and all were very friendly. Probably could use a remodel (seating can be tight). Reminds me of the places my parents took us to when I was a kid. Maybe nostalgia is part of what keeps me coming back

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

We strive to provide the same quality & freshness of food to our guests as we do our family… and to serve it at a value that other restaurants seem to inflate prices for serving smaller portions for the same quality ingredients. Glad you enjoy our lunch buffet in addition to our extensive dinner menu (available for lunch & dinner).... More 

Albuquerque, Nm
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I'd been meaning to go to Joe's Pasta House for several years but for whatever reason, I just didn't make it there. I finally remedied that situation, and much to my delight, it was just as good as I'd heard it was. The restaurant was quite busy on a weekday night, which is always a good thing. Our waitress was... More 

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

We are glad you made it to dine with us & to your delight! Do you remember your waitresses name? We would love to let her know you found her service excellent. Our traditional gnocchi use to be an occasional special dinner feature, but it was so popular we decided to add to our dinner menu. Our bread & our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-892-3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.
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

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