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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 - 9:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
frequent visitor

every time I have gone to joes pasta house the food and service has always been great the staff is always friendly and very hospitable almost feels like family

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
charles b
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

every time I have gone to joes pasta house the food and service has always been great the staff is always friendly and very hospitable almost feels like family

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

Our aim is to make you feel like you are being welcomed into our family home for a traditional Italian Sunday dinner as if you are family; we are happy to read that you feel almost like family. Thank you for sharing this review letting us know we are hitting our mark on providing consistently great food & service; we... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

it starts with the warm crusty bread. Always fresh and always available if you would like more. Each and every entree is better than the next. One of my favs is baked pasta. Don't forget to have dessert. You will love it. Have coffee or a cappuccino. Can't beat them.

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

We would be happy to feed you every night; now that we re-opened to serve on Sundays due to popular requests. Our bread is housemade & baked fresh every morning; glad you enjoy it. Also happy to read you are choosing to try different entrees off of our extensive menu; many of our regulars have their favorite dish when they... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We are in the process of moving to Rio Rancho and tried this restaurant on a whim. I have eaten some incredible meals in Boston's North End that have made me difficult to impress, but what a find Joe's Pasta House was! From the minute we walked in the owner and wait staff were the perfect balance of friendly, helpful,... More 

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

So happy you moved to our neighborhood & tired us on a whim. We appreciate you sharing such a nice review of our restaurant… and your sense of humor. As you get to know Joe better, don't be surprised if he ever seats you at a table with a mirror! Having had some incredible meals in North Boston does raise... More 

Maplewood, Minnesota
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I spent a week in Albuquerque\Rio Ranch in April 2015. We were hoping we would be able to find an Italian restaurant comporable to our favorite place back home. Our first night there we discovered gold in Rio Rancho. Joe's Pasta House. We had dinner or lunch there three of the seven days we were in Rio... More 

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

Glad you struck gold with us! Thank for joining us while visiting the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area; we are very pleased to read that you found our food excellent, prices reasonable & staff courteous/friendly. Our Lasagna is one of many family recipes & our Egg Plant is hand cut & breaded. We are honored that your experiences at Joe's Pasta House... More 

hereford
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a find. Two excellent restaurants in one shopping center. We were pleasantly surprised to find a lunch buffet on a Saturday. And boy was it a good one. The diablo sauce is amazing. They have quite a variety.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have eaten at Joe's for years. They serve a fantastic lunch buffet. Dinner is very cozy and romantic for couples and relaxing for families and friends. Large groups are no problem. I grew up in an Italian home back east, so I feel I know Italian food. Joe's pasta sauce(s) are authentic and his eggplant Parma is great! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I had talked about going here several times. We should have made the trip sooner! They serve very traditional Italian cuisine and the atmosphere is also very classical Italian. The owner, Joe, is always in house and even greets and seats guests at the front door. He's as Italian as they come and a very nice guy!... More 

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

So glad you made the trip to come dine with us! In a day & age where many restaurants are going for the bistro feel & menu; we really want to remain an old-fashion, red sauce Italian restaurant. Glad to hear you find us very traditional & classical. Being a hands on Mom & Pop shop enables us to assure... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food here at Joe's is true Italian, fresh, and the menu is very diversified. I've eaten here more than 10 times and I've never had anything but an excellent meal. Joe is very hands-on and will often be the host and also will walk through the room to ask and make sure you are happy with your meal. The... More 

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

There are over 35 Italian restaurants in the ABQ area; we are humbly thrilled that you consider us the "Best Italian restaurant in the ABQ area!" It is great to know that you have never had anything but an excellent meal in the over 10 times you have dined with us (and that we are being consistent with the quality... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice place for a dinner out or a date night. Quiet, professional waiters, good food and good value for your money.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love their lunch buffet. Quality food all the time with great flavors. I highly recommend their Egg Plan Parmesan. I am also very fond of their meatballs and marinara. You will not be disappointed.

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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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?