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“Great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Pasta

Joe Pasta
428 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6230
843-965-5252
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Ranked #330 of 709 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, American, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were famished upon our late arrival to Charleston. We headed to King Street in search of food. After walking a ways, we finally settled on Joe Pasta and were pleasantly surprised. Our group enjoyed the pizza, lasagna and penne pasta. The prices were also a pleasant surprise. Great outdoor seating for people watching as well.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“First Time / Last Time Customer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I tried Joe Pasta for lunch the first and last time on April 13, 2014. Painfully slow service. After about 15 minutes before our server finally took our order we waited over a half hour for the food to show up at the table. The food was OK, nothing special. It took at least 15 minutes for our bill to be processed.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Keep stepping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I have been frequenting this place for many years. The last 3 visits have been increasingly disappointing. The most recent visit was my final. To start with, our server was poorly attentive. When she did come to the table she was in too much of a hurry to listen to us and frequently did not get us what we needed, For clarity, the restaurant was NOT terribly busy. The menu changes removed several items we have always enjoyed. The chicken in my Chicken Parmesan was decently flavored but had the texture of frozen food section ingredients. The Gourmet spaghetti my wife ordered was ordinary at best (They used to make a gourmet spaghetti that was fabulous. The server told my wife this would be the same. It definitely was not). The sweet tea lacked sweetness. Summary: If $15 - $20 ordinary tasting Italian food with poor service is your cup of tea then this is the place for you! There are many better alternatives in the Charleston area for the money. My advice is to keep stepping! Oh yeah, there is a nightclub up top. The booming music and loud noise really improves the atmosphere of tight spaces and filthy bathrooms. The Mens room is so small you can't change your mind in it without going into the hallway.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Good pizza and drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Location is incredible and really enjoyed the scenery in the outdoor seating area. Pizza menu had much selection and was quite tasty- well above average. The pricing was great compared to other dining establishments in the area. Good selection of beverages also priced pleasantly. Although staff was very pleasant, they seemed slightly disorganized and slow, No worries I enjoyed it very much as we weren't in a hurry.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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“If it ain’t broke why fix it?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This place had a good menu with good food. We have been there many times. On our last visit on March of 2014, we noted that the menu had been changed. Even though our favorite entrees were gone, we ordered anyway. The pizza was not good and the lasagna was ok. We tried one slice of the pizza and told the wait person that we did not like it, and that we did not want to have it boxed up. They said that they would take 50% off of the price of the entrée. Really! There should have been no charge. We did not want to offend the wait person, so we did not argue. We will stop by for drinks from time to time, as the location is great and we like the staff. No more food; unless they bring back the old menu.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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