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Joe's Pizza and Pasta

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115 E Jefferson Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-3457
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Germantown, Tennessee
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's worth the "trip" about 3 miles to find the downtown Effingham square and Joe's Pizza and Pasta. Good food and great service! Always a crowd but not hard to get a table. Most dishes are big enough to share and the appetizers are yummy as are the desserts! Nice place to walk around the town square before or after... More 

Thank Terribelle80
Wichita, Kansas
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were late arriving to our hotel and didn't want to go out. Joe's Pizza & Pasta menu was in the hotel's room book and it offered a full service Italian food line along with salads and desserts, etc. We ordered around 7 pm and were told it would take about 45 minutes to arrive. However, the food arrived in... More 

Thank Sue E
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I picked this restaurant based on Tripadvisor reviews. We were passing through Effingham on our way to St. Louis. The service was fast and friendly, the restaurant was spacious and clean, and the pizza was good, especially if you like sweet sauces. I'm actually partial to tangy sauces, so this wasn't my favorite pizza ever, but it... More 

Thank Mellisa H
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed near by and were looking for food that would deliver. The hotel suggested Joe's. We ordered a meatball sandwich. The good: the delivered. The bad: the delivery bag was filthy. Not exactly inspiring. Then we opened the sandwich and I do not know what they used but it wasn't any meat I'm familiar with: it was grey and... More 

Thank itpsd
Seguin, Texas
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

What an enjoyable stop on our road trip. The servings were very generous--large enough for those with regular appetites to split. The lasagna was delicious as was the Chicken Alfredo. Both came with salads and garlic bread or bread sticks. The service was prompt, friendly and professional. This is a great place to stop if in the area.

Thank queendean
Effingham, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

As a Effinghamian I go here often. They have the best of everything. Very reasonable prices, great atmosphere and service. Their sauce is to die for.

1 Thank cbriggerman2001
Effingham, IL
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We love the tortellini Alfredo and the portions are huge. Good food, good service and decent prices.,

Thank markbZ1596MG
Bloomington, Illinois
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

regularly choose Joe's for dinner when in the area. Kind service, killer pizza (and breadsticks) always a favorite. They do really wonderfully on take out orders to. Never had anything wrong. Highly recommended if you're on a budget.

Thank Shadowhorse01
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Excellent Pizza and take out service works for a traveler like myself. I would highly recommend this place for Pizza.

Thank USVacExplorer
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We tried this restaurant hoping it would offer genuine Italian cuisine and were pretty disappointed. The sauce on their pizza had so little seasoning, it was very bland. The marinara sauce wasn't much better - Progresso in a jar has more umph. If you're not used to REAL Italian food, I guess this would be suitable, but by no means... More 

Thank Barbara G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E Jefferson Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-3457
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: 217-342-9394

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?