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2642 W 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Not far off Hwy. 832 which goes right into Presque Isle Park

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good MeatBalls..

A family owned restaurant the food is authentic and the meatballs wonderful .. Try the lasagna as well ..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family owned restaurant the food is authentic and the meatballs wonderful .. Try the lasagna as well ..

Thank romani771
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260 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great, friendly, delicious, happiness included. I had gnocchi in a spicy sauce. It was great. The Spumoni ice cream was excellent. Good salad and bread. Wish there was a place this good near Harrisburg pa. Very large dining room

Thank BandwagonPa
Erie, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had lunch here recently and as always, had a wonderful meal. Our server told us the daily specials and I went with the manicotti that was on the list. It included a side salad and a very large piece of garlic bread. Everything was delicious! I will return soon.

Thank Hannah1016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Dined with my husband and three others for a birthday celebration in October 2015. All five of us had the worst meal. While the place was busy, it is hard to believe that people think this is good Italian food. It is not & does not even come close to canned/frozen food. We had chianti which was fine, but their... More 

2 Thank Janice S
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a neighborhood restaurant for us so we go there several times a year. Our recent visit was made even more enjoyable by our waitress Connie. She was so attentive and cheerful she made a quick dinner out an occasion.

Thank Arlene E
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Our whole family went for a birthday dinner. The pasta and meatsauce and meatballs were perfect. A little on the sweet side is how we like it. Their subs and pizza are also very good. The prices are fair and the service was excellent. We go there often. If you are visiting Erie, you must stop here. Not far from... More 

Thank Dave E
Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A family favorite that does a bustling business, but we ordered 2 dozen meatballs to go and they were the most bland, tasteless meatballs I've had in quite some time. Perhaps it's their eat-in sauce that provides the flavor.

Thank nowtheworld
Starkville, MS
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Had a great meal. They offer a good variety of italian dishes on the menu. The pasta was fantastic. We all had different desserts and each was good as well.

Thank aikininja916
Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

New to the Erie area, decided to rely on visitors reviews and was very pleased with the food. The chicken parm was so good. Nice and thin and moist. The ravioli and meatballs were outstanding too. We had to wait awhile for the food and the check but I think it's because we came after 8pm and they were winding... More 

Thank loki20
Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

House Italian dressing is awesome! They make the best jack and diet cokes!! Always get the half and half....can't go wrong😉 would go there every week if I had to choose!!

Thank erieann

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2642 W 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: 18148388111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Not far off Hwy. 832 which goes right into Presque Isle Park
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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