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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

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485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
+1 585-247-7920
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to try someplace new and different. I heard through a friend that this Italian restaurant was good. The place was very nice and clean, the food was great and the waiter we had was very helpful and knew the menu. We would go back and enjoy the food again.

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Thank William B
Rochester, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I and another couple had dinner at Papa Joe's recently on a Friday night. It was our first visit, although our friends are regulars there. We called ahead and learned that they do not take reservations for Friday night, but that if we got there early (around 5:00) we would not have to wait. We arrived shortly... More 

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Thank darjeelingfan
Rochester, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Always a go to place in Rochester. Easy location plenty of parking. If you live in Rochester order the full serving and you'll have plenty to take home for tomorrow lunch !!

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Thank Bob B
Garden City, New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Visited with family. Wide selection of Italian dishes to meet the different needs of our family Huge portions. Flavorful! A bargain for the price.

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Thank Jay M
Rochester, New York
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210 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We decided to go out for Italian on a Friday night and chose Papa Joe's. The problem is that on Friday's, they do not take reservations or call ahead seating, so you need to get there early (by 5:00PM), or be in a long line waiting for a table. It's a little crowded, since the building used to be a... More 

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Thank Mike S
Rochester New York
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We got a takeout and the meat, Chicken Marcella was pretty good but the sauce on the macaroni was not that good at all. I probably should have gotten a potato instead.

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Thank JimmyJ62
Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We have friends who love this place. We found ourselves in the neighborhood tonight so we decided to give it a try. It's good. The portions are huge. The service is friendly. I had the lasagna which was mostly tasty. One corner was a little tough - not sure if it was from the warming tray or if it was... More 

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Thank RochesterTraveler585
Calgary, Canada
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had gone for a family dinner (5 people) with reservations at 7 on a mid week. We were on time but still had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reservation time before we were seated. The service improved then. Calamari appetizer was served without the marinara sauce. We informed the server who apologized and got the sauce. The line... More 

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Thank Karma203
ROCHESTER
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years. Usually I get the Fra Diavolo Seafood dinner but I wanted to try something else so I got the chicken parm - full portion. The Fra Diavolo was always plentiful and tasty. The chicken parm doesn't come with a pasta, you have to select it as a side. The 2... More 

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Thank BigDawgMAF
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Dinner was Delicious - the sauce is very good. ordered the manicotti. Nice casual dining, not expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-247-7920

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