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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good20%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal parmesan” (3 reviews)
“wedding soup” (2 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
485 Spencerport Rd, # Front, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
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Reviewed October 28, 2014

Came here for a birthday celebration and was very pleased. The food was fantastic. I think they serve the best calamari in the area. The portions were very generous. They have a very large menu to choose from. I noticed that just about everyone including...More

2  Thank tmullen2014
Reviewed September 10, 2014

we live in the area and try to come here every other month. The food is consistently top shelf and plentiful. As others mentioned this place always has a crowd and the interior is small but cozy. The only issue we have ever had is...More

2  Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food is delicious and if you get the full order it is enough for 2 meals. We usually only get the take out service, which has a drive up window as the dining room is small and it is always packed. I would definitely...More

2  Thank brungardtx
Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is good, it is a tight space and hard to fit without bumping into someone. Staff is friendly, yet forgetful at times.

Thank GeorgeIV63
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The only thing missing here is atmosphere. It's located in an old Bank. But the prices are very fare, and the food (homemade pasta:) is excellent - so all in our party was happy happy! Never a dissapointment here if you love Italian! And the...More

1  Thank m h
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Food was great. Service was great. Too noisy! I was shocked that they had tables set up in the waiting area. Don't try and seat me there! That wrong! I over heard a server say she was getting treated unfairly?

Thank lovespurple1
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Hostess threw a temper tantrum, but waiting staff and food were good. Papa Joe's is the go to place in Gates, NY if you want good Italian food, that's why it is always busy. Definitely, make reservations! Here is no bar area or outside dining.We...More

2  Thank lovetomunch
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Always consistent and always good food. A great Italian restaurant for the food not much for atmosphere - not impressive to eat in. But Great high quality food.

Thank Jenn A
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Good standard Italian with a wide variety of choices from pastas, meat & fish and large salads. I ordered the veal saltimboca with a cup of wedding soup. Both were very tasty and nicely prepared. The service was efficient and friendly. I also noticed that...More

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We recently moved back to NYS and wanted to celebrate after closing on our house here. Four of us went to Papa Joe's. I was hungry for some veal parmesan and wasn't disappointed. The food was good, nice sauce, plentiful, and hot. The only reason...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 585-247-7920
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