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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
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Ranked #183 of 1,108 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $15 - $20
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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English first
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Came here for a birthday celebration and was very pleased. The food was fantastic. I think they serve the best calamari in the area. The portions were very generous. They have a very large menu to choose from. I noticed that just about everyone including us, ended up taking a "doggy bag" home with them. It made for another full... More 

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Spencerport, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

we live in the area and try to come here every other month. The food is consistently top shelf and plentiful. As others mentioned this place always has a crowd and the interior is small but cozy. The only issue we have ever had is inconsistent server attitudes. We have also used them to prepare catered food for some large... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food is delicious and if you get the full order it is enough for 2 meals. We usually only get the take out service, which has a drive up window as the dining room is small and it is always packed. I would definitely recommend the veal Parmesan ...you won't be disappointed.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food is good, it is a tight space and hard to fit without bumping into someone. Staff is friendly, yet forgetful at times.

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The only thing missing here is atmosphere. It's located in an old Bank. But the prices are very fare, and the food (homemade pasta:) is excellent - so all in our party was happy happy! Never a dissapointment here if you love Italian! And the portions are plentiful. I think we always travel away with a doggy or two:)

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Food was great. Service was great. Too noisy! I was shocked that they had tables set up in the waiting area. Don't try and seat me there! That wrong! I over heard a server say she was getting treated unfairly?

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Rochester, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Hostess threw a temper tantrum, but waiting staff and food were good. Papa Joe's is the go to place in Gates, NY if you want good Italian food, that's why it is always busy. Definitely, make reservations! Here is no bar area or outside dining.We were celebrating an 85th Birthday. Papa Joe's was requested by the birthday lady. Reservations were... More 

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Hilton, New York, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always consistent and always good food. A great Italian restaurant for the food not much for atmosphere - not impressive to eat in. But Great high quality food.

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Pleasantville, New York
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305 reviews 305 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Good standard Italian with a wide variety of choices from pastas, meat & fish and large salads. I ordered the veal saltimboca with a cup of wedding soup. Both were very tasty and nicely prepared. The service was efficient and friendly. I also noticed that the place was packed at lunch - a good sign. I would definitely return if... More 

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Greece, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We recently moved back to NYS and wanted to celebrate after closing on our house here. Four of us went to Papa Joe's. I was hungry for some veal parmesan and wasn't disappointed. The food was good, nice sauce, plentiful, and hot. The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is that the salad, pretty much iceberg lettuce, was... More 

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Additional Information about Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

Address: 485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
Phone Number: 585-247-7920
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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