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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

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485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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 stars 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 

Thank RochesterTraveler585
Calgary, Canada
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Karma203
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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

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

Thank tinarowell
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I do not understand the comments on the quality of the food and the price. Always had good food and service and the prices were fair. Been there many times with no complaints. The hostess is a little on the grumpy side. My only bad experience was having a heart attack in the restaurant. No their fault.

Thank bill7547
Rochester, New York
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

we usually get take out from here there food is good and there prices are not to bad, never tried to do sit down but there food is really good

Thank andreykck9
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

The food is admittedly good, but the management and service is as poor as it gets. You know it's true when you're celebrating someone's birthday, chatting around the table and you're told by the "hostess" you've overstayed your welcome. They 'need the table'. Really, Papa Joe's? With 3 empty tables right behind us?? The food isn't THAT good that they... More 

Thank ksquires2016
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I'm married to a 100% Italian with parents "off the boat" and we all love it. The Chicken parm is to die for and the portions are huge!!

Thank Kurt T
Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Arrived to eat at 4:30PM and the rude old hostess showed me the wait list and said do you have reservations? I said I did not know I needed to at 4:30PM when the doors just opened. The rude hostess said well you do and we can not accommodate you. My wife's birthday. They had about 15 open tables. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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: 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?