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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 #2 of 96 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $30
Hours:
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Joe's Pasta House was more than just pasta, the meats and seafood were delicious, and all of the sauces had that taste of homemade - just like growing up in an Italian household in Jersey! The prices were right, the wine selection was good with a very diverse menu! We will definitely go back!

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

Happy to hear you enjoy the diversity of our menu & that you appreciate the true taste of East Coast Italian American. Joe learned a lot from his grandmother in the kitchen & his father in his bakeries back in NY. We strive to keep it true, fresh & as reasonable as possible for the quality we offer - many... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I met my new girlfriend on a blind date at this restaurant. It was a quaint little place in the middle of Rio Rancho. I walked in and was suprised to see Joe standing by the door seating guest. He is the real deal Italian from New York. We were seated promptly and our server was really nice. I am... More

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

Oh, we just love hearing about all the romantic first dates that have turned into relationships at our restaurant, so much "Amore," over the last 15 years! Both glad & a little sad you were surprised to see Joe at the door - we are a locally owned family restaurant that believes in being hands on with our work &... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Joe's pasta house is always consistent and always delicious. The lunch buffets are always wonderful with lots of delicious choices. Joe's soups are the best. The evening meals are just as wonderful. We love going there and will continue to go there and we already recommend it to many.

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

"Always consistent," is what we strive for with our food & service. Whether it is our lunch buffet, lunch menu, dinner menu, private banquets in the back room or custom catering we are providing; we aim to be deliciously consistent. Glad to hear we are doing are jobs well & also that you recommend us to many - thank you. More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It reminded me of back east. Yummy. The Italian pasta and sausages is a must. Family owned with great quality.

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

We have had people tear up when they came through the door because our place reminded them so much of home, back east. Glad to hear you appreciate too. Joe is from NY (born & raised); in fact his culinary, baking, service & kitchen training all started there - from Grandma's Kitchen, Dad's Bakeries, Culinary School to Restaurants in Brooklyn,... More

Albuquerque
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very happy with everything. My son-in-law from London liked the extensive menu. Great wine list, loved the food. Friendly staff! A jewel in the Albuquerque area. Serene atmosphere. Love the koi pond.

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

This is a strong attestment to everything we work so hard to achieve; extensive menu, great wine list, you loved the food, the staff, the atmosphere & took some time to enjoy our pond - thank you. More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

First time eating here and it was well worth the trip. Portions were big and were delicious. More impressive however was the service. Rarely was there not someone checking on you to make sure that everything was well. We will definitely be back.

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

We couldn't ask for a better review; you enjoy the food & the service. Thank you for sharing your first dining experience in our restaurant with us; we are looking ahead to many more in the future. More

Santa Fe, NM
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went here for lunch to try it out. I had the lobster ravioli, but was not impressed because the lobster was shredded and scarce and the sauce was bland. could really use some garlic. My husband had the lasagna and the sauce was very good. Seemed popular for families because of the italian buffet which included spagetti and was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. The Lobster Ravioli (Lobster & Ricotta filled ravioli topped with sauteed shrimp in a brandy cream sauce) is one of our most popular dishes, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the meal. The Brandy Cream Sauce is a slightly sweet cream sauce, not intended to be heavy on garlic. That... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went here with my husband on date night it was very good. Very friendly staff and the menu was very good and there is a lot more here to be had than just pasta. Joe is often there and very friendly. You can tell he really enjoys his work.

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

We really appreciate you joining us for your date night with your husband & for taking a moment to write this very kind review about your dining experience with us. We do love what we do & Joe was very touched to hear that you could tell how much he enjoys his work. Having an extensive menu allows us to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Once again great food, fantastic service, love this place. The owner is very personable. We will be back! Nice to support a local non chain business.

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

Joe starts slowly roasting the grass-fed, all natural prime rib early every Wednesday morning for the Wednesday night special; we are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. We are also very happy to see we are consistently serving you great food with fantastic service; we love our customers so it is very important that we take good... More

Albuquerque
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the romano encrusted salmon. Although a little on the rich/creamy side, it was good and the portion, huge. The appetizers were better...the bread and no bite to it salsa is sold there! The lemon chello cake tasted like the drink and the white wine the waitress suggessted, had no bitterness with a nice finish and matched my meal... More

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

We are grateful for you taking the time to share how much you enjoyed dining with us. Our Romano Encrusted Salmon is a rich dish made with fresh salmon, encrusted with imported romano cheese, oven baked & topped with a sweet pepper cream sauce then served with sautéed vegetables; it's a favorite amongst our regulars. We do bake the bread... More

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