We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
203-655-1330
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 43: English reviews
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
414 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went here with friends. We have to compare this place to some of our favorites in Scottsdale Arizona. I rate it as average by comparison. Beet salad at $9.00 was good as well as was the Pasta Fagipoli soup at $6.00. My Chicken Parmigiana at $19.00 was a little stringy but the Chicken Milanese also at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard S
Darien, Connecticut
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The chicken parm is always amazing! The renovation has made it a great place to go. This is the place to be for great Italian food!

Helpful?
Thank Carolyn E
Woodbury, Minnesota
Level Contributor
59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This review is for take-out pizza. This is the second time in a few months we have had take-out pizza at Papa Joe's. This time we had the sausage and broccoli rabe pizza. What separates this place from most others is the crust. It's chewy and reminiscent of what you would find at a top tier pizza restaurant in NYC... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chuck S
darien
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been going here for more than 40 years, and, although it is fancier, it is still a comfortable place to eat with good food.

Helpful?
Thank 29dora
Stamford, CT
Level Contributor
41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

On a crowded Saturday night, Papa Joe's was somewhat noisy, but service was efficient and pleasant. Veal Marsala and Gnocchi dishes from regular menu were good, and a special with chicken, spinach and asparagus was quite good. Appetizers were good and desserts were very good (Tiramisu and cheesecake).

Helpful?
1 Thank mannyab
Connecticut
Level Contributor
239 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Newly renovated with bar/bistro and main dining room. Excellent service. Limited wine list. Good Italian food. Pasta, chicken and seafood always good.

Helpful?
Thank Doubleeagle
Fairfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
775 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This was our first time eating here. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the dining rooms are- outside the restaurant is quite plain. They offer a very nice menu- salads, appetizers, pasta dishes, chicken, veal, beef dishes, desserts and coffee. The waiter brought a fresh basket of crusty bread. I started with a mixed green salad- fresh and tasty. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gloria H
Darien, Connecticut
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Don't be fooled by the exterior...the real treasure is what you find inside- excellent authentic Italian cuisine with honest prices and consistently good service. Joe and his son run a fantastic kitchen with a terrific multi course menu offering- and great specials too! If you are just looking for a great classic pizza they have that as well. Recent interior... More 

Helpful?
Thank TFC715
.
Level Contributor
143 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We really enjoyed the pizza we get here. We have never eaten in the restaurant, this review is just for the take out pizza. This part of the restaurant is just like any other take out pizza place you would frequent with the exception that there is a separate full service Italian restaurant next door. The pizza is exceptional, the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wartfang
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Always delicious food, with great service and fun atmosphere. Such a great spot for a special occasion or just a fun time with friends to grab a bite at the bar.

Helpful?
Thank Ashley B

Travelers who viewed Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano also viewed

 

Been to Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: 203-655-1330

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?