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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
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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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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Santa Fe, NM
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Kassie G, 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Kassie G, 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

Pampa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had visited here in 2013 with a sizable group and had a memorable meal. So this time there were only three of us and it was a Saturday, later in the evening, when we decided to give this place another try. I had to write another review because we enjoyed every aspect of this meal from the bread served... More

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

Thank you for returning, letting us serve you & for writing a follow up review letting us know your first visit was memorable & second visit you enjoyed every aspect of dining with us. It is great to see your party tried very different entrees & also that everyone liked them. We appreciate your & are looking forward to your... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent food, atmosphere, and professional caring service. The ingredients used to the delicious food are first-rate, evidenced when they bring the bread and salad, and then to the final cup of coffee.

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

Thank you for sharing this wonderful review letting us know we provided excellent food, atmosphere & professional caring service. We work diligently to make sure we are providing fresh, chemical/hormone free food as much as possible (organic & local when feasible as well, although many of our recipes do require some fine, imported products). It is a balancing act to... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Moved to Rio Rancho about 7 years ago and found Joe's Pasta House shortly thereafter. The one dish I love is the Fruti di Mari. Don't walk but run and get yours. When going there you will usually find the owner "Joe" there to meet you at the door and while there try a bottle of the Merlot - Luna... More

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

Glad you found us! It is so good to hear that you love our Frutti di Mari so much that you recommend others run to get theirs. We believe that in being a family owned & operated restaurant it is very important that we are there to welcome & take care of our guest (in addition to Joe being there... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It's like visiting your favorite aunts house for family dinner. The atmosphere is relaxed and service is prompt and helpful..The food is superb. We love his sauce and his chicken parmigiano rocks! Bread is delicious especially with the dipping sauce.Try one of the veal dishes you won't regret it. A very affordable restaurant.

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

Thank you for this incredible compliment & review. We love that you feel dining with us is like visiting your favorite aunts house for dinner; that is exactly what we are aiming for in welcoming our guests to dine with us! I am sure you already know we make our red sauce fresh daily & the Chicken Parm is hand-cut,... More

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