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Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

SALADS / ANTIPASTI‎
Arancini
Rice stuffed w/ beef, peas & cheese
8.00
Calamari Fritti
Pan fried squid served w/ lemon wedges & hot sauce
9.00
Caprese Salad
mozzarella di Bufula, fire roasted red peppers, tomatoes, drizzled w/ extra virgin olive oil, & fresh basil
9.00
Prince Edward Islands Mussels
Pan‎ seared w/ garlic, virgin olive oil or marinara
9.00
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce, croutons, caesar dressing, & shaved parmigiana cheese - add grilled chicken for
3.00 8.00
Tuna Salad Plate
Romaine lettuce, tuna salad & tomatoes
9.00
Baby Arugula & Tomato Salad
With shaved parmigiana cheese
8.00
Mixed Green Salad
5.00
Filetto Di Branzino
arugula & romaine lettuce, artichokes, Mediterranean sea bass, tomatoes & olives
14.00
Grilled Organic Salmon Salad
arugula & mixed greens, artichokes, grilled salmon, olives, & tomatoes your choice of dressings, balsamic vinaigrette, house vinaigrette, creamy Italian or house made caesar
14.00
Gorgonzola cheese+1.50
SOUP‎
Pasta Fagioli
6.00
Soup of the Day
6.00
SANDWICHES‎
Caprese
fresh mozzarella di Bufula, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, & basil
9.00
Arthur Avenue
Thinly sliced prosciutto, mortadella, supresata, provolone cheese, roasted red peppers & tomatoes
8.00
The Classic "Sausage & Peppers"
Housemade sausage, onions, & sweet red peppers in a delicate tomato sauce
7.00
Meatball Parmigiana
Homemade meatballs baked in our original tomato sauce topped w/ a mozzarella & parmigiana cheese
7.00
Eggplant Parmigiana
Fresh eggplant baked in our original tomato sauce topped w/ mozzarella & parmigiana cheese
7.00
Chicken Parmigiana
Freshly breaded chicken topped w/ our original tomato sauce topped w/ mozzarella & parmigiana cheese
7.00
Grilled Chicken
With roasted peppers, baby arugula, drizzled w/ extra virgin olive oil
7.00
Burger Grilled Your Way
With mozzarella or gorgonzola, lettuce, tomato & onion
7.00
CREATE YOUR OWN FRITATA‎
Choose up to any 3 items
Sausage
8.00
Cheese
8.00
Pepper
8.00
Onion
8.00
Tomato
8.00
Mushroom
8.00
Broccoli
8.00
CHICKEN‎
Cotoletta di Pollo alla
Parmigiana chicken cutlet baked w/ tomato sauce, parmigiano & mozzarella
12.00
Pollo alla Francese
Chicken slices dipped in egg batter & sauteed w/ lemon butter sauce
12.00
Pollo alla Marsala
Chicken slices sauteed w/ butter, mushrooms & marsala wine
12.00
Pollo Milanese
pan fried chicken topped w/ arugala & Tomatoes
12.00
BAKED DISHES‎
Lasagna Bolognese
House‎ made pasta layered w/ ricotta & bolognese sauce
11.00
Melanzane alla Parmigiano
Eggplant baked w/ tomato sauce, parmigiano & mozzarella
11.00
Rollantini di Melanzane
Eggplant stuffed w/ ricotta, parmigiano & topped w/ sauce & mozzarella
11.00
HAND CRAFTED, FRESH HOUSE MADE PASTA‎
Gnocchi Bolognese
Fluffy potato dumplings
12.00
Fettuccine Alfredo
Parmigiano, cream & eggs
12.00
Parpadelle Bolognese
Ribbon pasta served w/ homemade bolognese sauce
12.00
Parpadelle Campagnola
Chicken,‎ veal, sausage & mushroom in a light bolognese sauce
12.00
Tagliattele Carbonara
panchetta, parmigiano, eggs, cream, & black pepper or Cascio & Peppe
12.00
Cavatelli Broccoli Rabe & Homemade Sausage
Served in a ali olio sauce w/ pepperonchini flakes
13.00
Linguine w/ Clams
Fresh littleneck clams in red or white sauce
13.00
Angle Hair w/ Meat Balls or Sausage
13.00
PERSONAL HAND CRAFTED ARTISAN PIZZA‎
Made w/ the finest imported ingredients
Napoletana Mozzarella
Tomato‎ sauce, & basil
10.00
Margherita
Fresh tomatoes & mozzarella
11.00
Bufala
mozzarella imported from Italy, tomato sauce, & basil
14.00
Prosciutto Di Parma
Mozzarella, arugula, & prosciutto
12.00
Sausage & Broccoli Rabe
Fresh garlic, olive oil & crushed red pepper
12.00
Broccoli Rabe broccoli rabe
, Fresh garlic, olive oil, & crushed red pepper
11.00
Marinara
10.00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Papa Joe's has been the best Italian resteurant in Darien, and one of the best in the area, for a long time now. The quality is consistently very good, as is the service. It may appear to be an unassuming store front resraurant, but inside...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Pegleg88
Reviewed November 6, 2019

I had not been eaten at Papa Joe's in some time. It isn't the quirky little place that I remember, and the eggplant rollatini was not the same either. The service was unbelievably slow. I doubt that I will return very soon.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 29dora
Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

The best Italian in the town with wonderful meals, great atmosphere and excellent services. Reservation highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 3millionmiletraveler
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

We decided to give it another chance after not being there for a long time .. surprised it has been remodeled.. I ordered the chicken franchises was cooked perfectly lots of lemons 🍋 with fresh zucchini and mash potato.. orders a side of fettuccine Alfredo...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Morganna
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Great pizza and seafood pasta. Restaurant smells a little musty but service is generally good as is the food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dudito1
Reviewed May 9, 2019

My sister and I have started going here every Thursday. The place is immaculate and the servers like family. Their pasta is amazing and always cooked al dente. Their broccoli rabe the best I ever had ( even better then Moms) Their fish is fresh...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank achristine13
Reviewed February 27, 2019

The 'specials' menu was suburb. Scallops & Osso Buco entrees were perfect. The portions were generous so a 'doggy bag' was the order of the day. The bar was full but the high-top seating was perfect.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sherwood77b
Reviewed January 18, 2019

The food in this restaurant is amazing. We had appetizers, dinner and dessert. The food is very tasty and we enjoyed it greatly. We ate antipasto, garlic bread, chicken, fresh vegtbles and pasta. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vivian V
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Food average, but can’t stress enough how dirty the place is and how bad the service is. This place needs a face lift and some new floors and furniture.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bhurty
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Good Italian food. Close to original. Home made pasta. Attentive service. Nice atmosphere. Small New England Town. Directly on Route 1. We bumped in by chance

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank martinfQ1565NQ
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