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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 #3 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: Serving the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area for 14 years; 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 working with many chef's Joe started his first local business with Dagwood's Restaurant following with Avanti's Pizzeria & Dakota's Catering. Using fresh, natural and some local/organic ingredients the chefs create each dish when you order it; so please inform your server of any special requests you may need. From a plate of Spaghetti with meatballs or sausage to Chicken Marsala or a dish of pasta with fresh vegetables like zucchini, basil, garlic and mushrooms; you will find every dish a culinary delight.
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Belen, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
143 reviews 143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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

Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Joe's is spot on the best of the best in dining. The food is the very best in quality and taste. And even with the best food in town, it also brings the best service anywhere. The staff is excellent and Joe is always there to check on you and make your dining experience one of a kind.

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

Wow, a little tongue tied in responding to your review. We are greatly moved by your comments & appreciation of our food, our staff & that we are a hands-on Mom & Pop restaurant working hard to assure a one of a kind dining experience - Thank you! More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Friendly staff. Fresh cooked food and a wonderful menu. Proud to have Joe's as a local favorite! Always a great place for a date night or for a family meal.

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

Thank you for joining us for date night & for your appreciation of our staff. It is an honor to be a local favorite that provides freshly made food & a menu that has something for everyone. We are very grateful for you sharing this wonderful review of our restaurant, thanks again! More

Jacksonville, Oregon
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were in New Mexico for a wedding and were looking for a departure from Southwest Cuisine. My friend Googled the area and we took a chance on Joe's Pasta House. The staff was warm and friendly and attentive. I ordered the veal piccata and asked that they skip the tomato sauce and serve the butter/caper/wine sauce directly on the... More

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

We are glad you took a chance on us while your in town. Most of our staff have been with us for years; thank you for recognizing them for being warm, friendly & attentive. Did you know the Veal we offer is humanely raised from Colorado? We have found it makes a big improvement in the quality of the veal.... More

Batavia, Illinois
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was our first time at Joe's while vacationing in NM. We were greeted with a friendly smile and seated immediately. The atmosphere is quite nice and cozy and not brightly lit. James was our waiter. He was extremely busy so service was a bit slow but nothing to complain about. He brought bread and bruschetta to the table (the... More

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

We appreciate you sharing the "Nice Experience" you had while dining with us. We make our bruschetta & bread fresh daily, glad you enjoyed the service. If you you liked the Hot Antipasto (it's made with flown in fresh seafood; as good as you can get in the desert); when you come back to visit you may also enjoy our... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We love to go to Joe's Pasta House to celebrate special occasions and take company. Last night we tried the eggplant appetizer (actually had it as a main dish) - it is AWESOME!!!!!!! They always serve enough food to take some home for lunch the next day. We've never had a bad meal there.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your special occasions & for bringing company to dine with us. We have several customers who love to enjoy our Stuffed Eggplant Appetizer as a meal - it's lightly breaded eggplant stuffed with ricotta cheese, prosciutto & sauteed spinach, topped w/ marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese is a great dinner combination with... 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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