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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

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485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
11:30 am - 8:00 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, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 !!

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Jay M
Rochester, New York
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210 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Mike S
Rochester New York
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

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 

Thank RochesterTraveler585
Calgary, Canada
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132 reviews
82 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 

Thank Karma203
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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.

Thank tinarowell
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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?