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“The best garlic bread I've ever had” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papa Gianni's Ristorante

Papa Gianni's Ristorante
3450 Palmer Dr Ste 1, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8273
(530) 672-2333
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Cameron Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Placerville, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The best garlic bread I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is THE place to go for Italian food in the area. I've eaten here upwards of 20 times over the years and never had a bad experience. This place is great for large family gatherings or a romantic couples dinner. Some of my Faves are: Eggplant Parmesan, Canneloni and the Calamari. Not to mention the best garlic bread. I love their creamy italian salad dressing too. Go you won't be dissapointed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A family fav”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We love love love Italian and can be pretty picky. This place is our go to for Italian. We have tried almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed.
My kids can't get enough of the garlic bread and they actually eat the salads because of the house dressing.
If you are driving to folsom for Italian you are crazy when this gem is right in our little town!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have been going to Papa Gianni's for years. The hostess' are extremely rude, they don't greet you or thank you when you leave. The customer service is terrible we decided we would order only dessert and get it to go due to our negative experiences eating in the restaurant. When we show up to pickup our cannolis (after calling in 20 minutes before placing our order and told it would take 5 min.) they are still not ready and they haven't even started them. We finally get our to go cannolis and find that they aren't even completely full in the shell! $6 cannolis each you would think they would be filled all the way. Super dissapointing and has gone down hill over the years. We like to try to support our home town local restaurants but we will not be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Folsom, Callifornia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Authentic pizza, comfortable dining!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Liked this place very much. Comfortable décor and dining room, very pleasant staff, despite being seated at the very end of a very busy lunch service. great fresh salad with a nice creamy Italian dressing, red onion, olives, crisp lettuce, cucumber. we had the chicken picatta and the chicken cacciatore. Both very generous servings. chicken picatta was great. both served with penne and marinara, nicely balanced and generous serving. a large group of Italians were eating some seriously good looking pizza, followed by cappuccino and seemed very pleased. Definitely worth the drive from Folsom.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Clara, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Very Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We have eaten here twice and both times it was wonderful. The last time I tried the Ravioli and they were fabulous. It is a small restaurant and it gets busy early. They do accept reservations, and would recommend it.
They do have some booths, but mostly table and chairs. It is a bit noisy, but tolerable. The service is very good. They do not rush you through dinner, which I appreciate.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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