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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
585-247-7920
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Ranked #175 of 1,094 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Spencerport, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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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rochester,ny
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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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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 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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203 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This past Saturday night, my mother decided for her 56th anniversay that she wished to take her whole family for dinner! We had a party of 14. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. Food was great and we all went home with doggie bags. Enjoyed it again the next day. Service was also great, thanks to Beth! Definitely an enjoyable evening. Casual... More

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