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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    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
Joe's Knows!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
66gto66c10
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had a great dining experience at Joe's. Good menu choices. Nothing commercial about these dishes. Authentic and delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and professional without being overbearing. For Itatian food, this is the place. For an anniversary, special date, the intimate setting makes Joe's a great choice.

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New Mexico
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've eaten at Joe's several times, and--thanks to the hands-on owner--the food is very good. In addition, Joe is community oriented, and was particularly supportive of the local Veterans groups when the traveling Vietnam Wall was here for a week. Our only reservation is about the lunch buffet, which is very reasonably priced, but which has very limited offerings. There's... More 

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Schenectady
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fine Italian cuisine that is prepared to taste. It is served by friendly wait staff who aim to please. However, the entrees are a bit over priced.

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American Fork, Utah, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great variety of pastas, meats, and salad. We had a great experience here. Great price for lots of good food.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have dined here multiple times, and it never fails to impress. The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. The place is small enough to have an intimate feel, occasionally live music provided by a beautiful guitarist. The owner is always there, which in my experience means he cares about his restaurant and the customers. The food is always wonderful. I have... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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