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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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11:30 am - 8:00 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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  • 9
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very generous portions

This is a Italian family restaurant. I ordered seafood linguine, regular order. The portion was so big that I ate all of the seafood and left half of the pasta. It came with soup, lobster bisque, and green salad. The lobster bisque was also very good. Good cooking and good service. The price was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a Italian family restaurant. I ordered seafood linguine, regular order. The portion was so big that I ate all of the seafood and left half of the pasta. It came with soup, lobster bisque, and green salad. The lobster bisque was also very good. Good cooking and good service. The price was very reasonable. If you are it... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is the second year our card group had Papa Joe's cater our dinner. The food was wonderful the first year, 2014, and just as good this year. We do not eat at the restaurant as we had 70 people. Everyone raved a how wonderful the dinner was. We had Chicken French, Eggplant Parmesan, Greens and Beans, Italian sausage, with... More 

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Rochester, New York
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?