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Joe's Pasta House

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3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
+1 505-892-3333
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Joe's doesn't intend to impress anyone but to serve the public well. At this they succeed without doubt. It seams they've been here forever. Very popular with locals for good reason. Pleasant ambiance & friendly staff.

Thank NM_Bill
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190 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Today, our party of six enjoyed the luncheon buffet. The salads, pasta, sauces and meat choices were exceptional. The service was very good and the drink refills keep coming. Our table was visited by the owner and this is truly a family operated business. Dump the pasta chain food and enjoy great food at this restaurant.

Thank Gmanusm
Rio Rancho
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good place for a group of 10-18 person lunch/dinner meeting in a private room.Waitstaff is easy to work with. The main restaurant is family friendly but good for couples, too.

Thank DIANERioRancho
Aalst, Belgium
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179 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We followed the tripadvisor's recommendation and wen to Joe's place. This is an Italian restaurant but also the steaks were very good. Very friendly staff and our waitress was super friendly. Reasonable prices.

Thank BossErpe
Rio Rancho
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I frequently go there for dinner. It is an old style honest Italian restaurant. The owner is usually on premises attending to business. The food is always superb, the service is excellent and the prices are reasonable. You can't do better then that.

Thank mikefran
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is great! Favorite seat is next to the fireplace! The food is DELICIOUS! I've never had anything that didn't leave me satisfied and wanting to come back!

Thank Janelle G
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there on Saturday and our group of 6 had a great time. The food was very food, the wine good and service was very good.

Thank Edward M
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't really frequent Joe's Pasta House BUT he has catered many events we have been too and I can tell you...we love his food!!!

Thank bgreen4ever
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up a take out bucket of spaghetti with meatballs. Comes with a bucket of salad and a loaf of bread. Great way to feed a large family some good food when you are busy and need a quick dinner. Their food is always very good.

Thank Constance R
Joe and Kassie G, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our big Bucket Take-Out Special & it came in handy to feed a busy, large family good food. Did you know our bread is housemade every morning & our garden salad made with an organic garden mix? Thank you for taking the time to write this review of our restaurant & for sharing that our food is... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere and food. However the service was slow even with very few people present in the restaurant. Would definitely go back just for the food.

Thank Muna S
Joe and Kassie G, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review

We are very pleased to read that you loved our atmosphere & food… however; we are a little disappointed to see that you found your service to be slow, as we are well know for our exceptional service. Our food is cooked with fine ingredients to order so it isn't usually served quickly; but other than that, we train &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $30
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-892-3333
"Our Focus is on Quality Ingredients, Great Atmosphere & Personal Service." Voted Best Italian Restaurant Albuquerque 2013, Best Pasta Albuquerque 2013 & Best Dessert: Tiramisu; as voted on in Albuquerque the Magazine, The Weekly Alibi & Best of Taste of Rio Rancho 2014! Serving Rio Rancho & Albuquerque, New Mexico area for over 14 years & reviewed as one of the Best Restaurants; Joe's Pasta House proudly shares with you the traditional Italian American cuisine created with immigration recipes taught to Joe while growing up in his grandmother's kitchen. Working in the family bakery, Joe also learned the pastry trade from his father; but his heart remained in grandma's kitchen. After reiceving culinary training in NYC; Joe started out in the restaurant business as dishwasher, then a cook while also serving & he worked his way up. Being experienced with working with several chefs, he started his first business with Dagwood's Restaurant following with Avanti's Pizzeria & Dakota's Catering. Kassie (KC), Joe's wife, started out as server in her teens, working her way up to food & beverage management by her early 20's; both in restaurants & catering. Together Joe & Kassie Guzzardi team up to serve you with over 50 years combined restaurant & catering experience. It is our joy & pleasure to serve you.

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