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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

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485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
585-247-7920
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Little Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
tmullen2014
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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1,739 reviews 1,739 reviews
1,170 restaurant reviews
574 helpful votes 574 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I hope I'm not coming down on this restaurant too hard by giving it a grade of '2'. But yet there was very little that I enjoyed in this place with the exception of our very friendly waitress, who was really nice, friendly and great at her job. The inside of this restaurant is basically what you'd expect to find... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I come here on occasion with family. Brought my coworkers here last week and it was great as usual. I have never tasted better chicken parm. My wife is gluten sensitive, but they offer gluten free bread and pasta. Fantastic. Oh, and the portions are enormous.

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Rochester, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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rochester,ny
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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21 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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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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23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-247-7920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?