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“For Escondido, not bad” 4 of 5 stars
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Joe's Italian Cuisine
403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
760-489-6835
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Ranked #69 of 298 Restaurants in Escondido
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Escondido, California
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“For Escondido, not bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Title says it all. The place is intimate dimly lit with somewhat kitchy decor, but all in all an enjoyable experience. The place has been around Escondido a long time, and in the "downtown" neighborhood. Id give it 3.5 stars overall

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Marcos
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It was just OK”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

The food wasn't bad, but everything else made me feel I like was at McDonalds. From the paper napkins, paper, place mats, plastic trays with tacky paper lining for the bread, butter that comes in individual packets, cheap silverware that was probably purchased at a flea market, and imitation parmesan cheese. What real Italian restaurant doesn't have at least fresh parmesan cheese, if not Romano as well. I'm not looking for fine dining, but an extremely low standard was set the most I sat down and my expectations never changed throughout the meal. Sorry Joe's, but you won't be seeing us again.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“My favorite REAL italian...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

My favorite REAL italian place. Head over heals better than those italian chain restaurants. Small intimate setting where they treat regulars like family. Makes me feel like I'm in Italy.

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