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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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11:00 am - 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Warm, cozy and great service

When you want comfort food, here's the place! Staff treats you like family and Joe himself greets you at the door. Food is consistent and good. My husband always has chicken saltimbocca and raves about it! Lots of great wine to go along. Haven't tried dessert, but it looks yummy. You can't go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sally L
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you want comfort food, here's the place! Staff treats you like family and Joe himself greets you at the door. Food is consistent and good. My husband always has chicken saltimbocca and raves about it! Lots of great wine to go along. Haven't tried dessert, but it looks yummy. You can't go wrong with a night out or a... More 

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Thank Sally L
Rio Rancho
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here quiet a few times , always absolutely delicious, real authentic Italian food , and Joe is always there to greet you as well , always fresh and delicious.

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Thank Cheri B
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm atomosphere and good menu for dinner selections. We also ate the buffet and it was OK for the price. Preferred ordering off the menu for dinner as food was hottier and better!

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Thank StaycationChic16
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great service, food is not gourmet, but everything we get is always well cooked and consistent. the owner takes care of his customers and wait staff is always attentive and excellent which is hard to find in New Mexico. highly recommend if you want well cooked food,Italian, not made as if it was New Mexican. Only down side is the... More 

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Thank glenn b
Joe and Kassie G, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this great review about the service & food we offer at our restaurant. . My husband Joe & I feel it is very important to personally take care of & communicate with our customers; whether that is at the restaurant or connecting through social and review sites, it is part of our culture. So glad to... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends here for the lunch buffet ($8.99, served Mon-Sat). The salad offerings, while small, were fresh and quite nice. There were several entrees which were very good -- most notably the eggplant parmigiana and a penne pasta dish with mushrooms, meatballs and a creamy sauce. Not quite so good were the pizza and the soups -- I would... More 

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Thank Mark D
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in alone to eat at Joes Pasta House, sat at the tiny bar. Joe the owner waited on me and had awesome food suggestions. The Cavatelli was amazing, pasta made in house, rich creamy sauce, shrimp cooked to perfection. Hard to find places where the owner is there and present waiting on guests....BRAVO!!!!!

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Thank marley m
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a family take out meal & were very pleased with the quality & quantity of food. Was enough to feed 4; 3 who were big eaters. Included bread and salad! A great bargain and choice to have restaurant meals in the comfort of your own home. Try a meal here- you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Janice A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian restaurant in rio great food great service great hospitality very family like restaurant every time been there its great moderate pricing nice ambiance

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Thank Charles B
Waterford, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Celebrated New Year's Eve at Joe's Pasta House. The food was exceptional and the service was even better. The lady with me had the wild caught scallops which were perfecttly cooked. I had the veal scallipini which like the scallops was perfectly cooked. Our waiter, Stephan, was very attentive along with the other wait staff who made sure our table... More 

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Thank Michael M
Rio Rancho, United States
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I looked at their buffet, which is what they are known for, and it didn't look all that great. It was a bunch of us from the office and several went through the line and liked it, but, some of the dishes were runny, some were dry and some just looked downright awful! I chose a chicken dish and that... More 

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Thank Doug P
Joe and Kassie G, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

We actually are more well known for being a traditional red sauce restaurant with an extensive dinner menu & very popular take-out specials; that are all made fresh with high quality ingredients; just like our lunch buffet (made fresh, with no MSG, right before being served). On our lunch buffet, we do keep our pastas & sauces separate; as pasta... 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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?