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Papa's Italian Restaurant

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129 1/2 N Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86301-3015
928-776-4880
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Phoenix, AZ
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure to call ahead for a reservation. When you do, ask them to reserve a slice of Cassata cake. Skip dinner if necessary (but you won't want to), but EAT THE CAKE. Yum! If you don't ask them to put your name on a slice, chances are they'll be out of it. If that happens, you'll just be forced... More 

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Thank kenjohnston1
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for your descriptive review! We are so glad that you enjoy Nonna's Cassata cake. We appreciate you sharing your favorites on our menu and tips to others looking for Italian fare in Prescott. We hope to welcome you back for dessert soon! Mille grazie, Andrea at Papa's More 

Payson, Arizona, United States
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten! The calamari was different served with calamari olives and pepperocini but very very good! I chose the lasagna the serving size was amazing! Very tasty! The portions are quite generous. I would definitely eat here again on my next trip to Prescott. The staff and our waiter was... More 

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Thank Debbie M
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Debbie for your glowing review and high recommendation to Papa's! Our family and staff looks forward to welcoming you back in for dinner on your next visit to Prescott. Sincerely, Andrea at Papa's More 

1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The minestrone soup was so good that we bought some Tupperware containers so we could get some, put it in our cooler, and bring it back home. The recipes are authentic and portions are ample. I had the shrimp scampi. I got way more large shrimp than I've gotten at any other restaurant and at a lower price. My husband... More 

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Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Karla, It was great to have the two of you in again and Mama was delighted to pack some minestrone soup for the road! Thank you for your wonderful feedback and making note of the excellent service you received from Frank and our waitstaff. We hope your travels bring you back to Papa's soon! Warm regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Irvine
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very friendly and clearly popular. The food is typical American Italian fare. It was good for dinner. It was a little heavier than what we usually look for, but if you are looking for some rich dishes like fettuccine alfredo or chicken parmigiana, it hit the spot. Very nice service. Cute ambiance. Nothing organic, though. Pretty far... More 

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Thank 949mommo
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there, Thanks for choosing to dine with us and sharing your impressions of our family restaurant. It's great to hear that our home cooking hit the spot! We value your feedback and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Prescott. Kind regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The feeling of family and warmth starts as soon as you walk in the door. Our waiter, Frank, took excellent care of us. We ordered antipasto and calamari. The antipasto had the perfect ratio of ingredients. The calamari was awesome! It had a delicious blend of spices and herbs. It was much more complex than some of the simple versions... More 

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Thank DianeMAustin
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Diane, Thank you for sharing your experience at Papa's! We want our guests to feel the comforts of home in our dining room and It's great to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed a leisurely dinner with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and I look forward to sharing your review with Frank and our... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for great food while in Prescott for our 35th anniversary. I checked Trip Advisor and headed to Papa's. A beer festival had downtown packed and so was Papa's and was only taking reservations BUT the hostess squeezed us in and THEN the 5 Star service began. Being from a restaurant family many years ago I know what... More 

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Thank Gregory C
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Gregory, We are delighted that you chose to dine with us while visiting the area over the weekend. Yes.. it was a packed house and I'm so glad we were able to seat the two of you. We love taking care of our guests and it's awesome to hear that Papa's came through! Thank you so much for sharing... More 

Philadelphia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ran home because I had to write this review immediately! We were in Prescott for a festival, looking for place to eat. After looking at the average , touristy food menus throughout town, we decided upon Papa's. We were seated immediately, and were cordially welcomed by multiple servers. We ordered a variety of food, and even the happy hour... More 

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Thank Brian J
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow Brian! Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review of our family restaurant. We really appreciate your fabulous feedback & high recommendation to Papa's. It was our pleasure setting a table for you and your family and we look forward to seeing you all again when your travels bring you back to Prescott! Kind regards,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious, wine choice was excellent and service was great. We arrived just before closing, but they did not rush us. Also, 5 stars for the name.

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Thank Jeffrey R
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jeffrey! We aim to exceed expectations at every opportunity and we value your excellent feedback. The Papa's family looks forward to serving you again if you are back in the neighborhood for dinner. Regards, Andrea at Papa's More 

Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went early with another couple to celebrate their anniversary and they said Papa's was their favorite restaurant and we wanted to try it. We thought the food was good, however, the service was not up to par. Dirty appetizer dishes were left on the side of our table, and when our entree came, we had no silverware! Had to wait... More 

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Thank Cruiseaddict2
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there, I'm sorry for our poor performance the night you visited with your friends. We are known for extending 5 star service to our guests and clearly we fell short for you. A negative first impression is so hard to reverse especially in the "restaurant world" and I will certainly share your criticisms with our waitstaff. On a positive... More 

Prescott, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful and the service was great. A good selection of wine for Prescott but the liquor selections are limited. Good special occasion dinner but should have had cocktails before.

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Thank Spud1048
Papas-Uptown, Owner at Papa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our food, wine list & service! I'm sorry that we didn't have the liquor selections you were looking for. We aim to please and would happy to stock your favorite spirit on our bar. Please let us know what we can order for you so that you can enjoy your favorite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 1/2 N Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86301-3015
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott
  • Phone Number: 928-776-4880

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?