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John’s Italian Restaurant

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Route 590, Hamlin, PA 18427
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go here on the weekends during the summer this place is packed. It's pretty large so normally there is not much of a wait. I find that the food and service is better during the week then on a weekend. They are too overwhelmed in the kitchen. Good if you have kids and looking for an inexpensive meal.

Thank Kat G
Littleton, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Seated quickly. Hubby had a small pizza which was very large. I had the shrimp/scallop scampi. Food was good. The only thing they should address are the pesky flies around the tables.

Thank JMercieri
Clifton, New Jersey
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The good news is the food is very good. The server was very knowledgeable and worked great accommodating my food allergy. The decor was definitely way out of date but when in this part of PA most things are out of date though not the food here. Good food good service. Prices are reasonable too.

Thank Darren D
Brooklyn, New York
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I called ahead and ordered a sausage and mushroom pie. The person put me on hold for a long time before taking my order. I came to pick up the pie after roughly 20 mins. The woman at the counter was taking a selfie which I found a bit strange but I suppose she has to entertain herself somehow. I... More 

Thank sfmarine
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Went 9-4-16 for pizza had fillet instead. One of the best I ever had. ( great price too ). Great service,definitely recommend

Thank Blenker
East Setauket, New York
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We were a family of 10 looking for a place to eat during our vacation in the Poconos. We hit on a great restaurant. I had the best chicken parmigiana that even beat some NY places. Very varied menu with apps, salads, soups, chicken, veal and seafood. They had a kids menu for the grandkids which was ample serving. Prices... More 

Thank Pat D
Huntington, New York
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292 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to have a family style Italian meal. Definitely worth giving it a shot. Cannot go wrong with basic food and their pizza.

Thank Tom W
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

A true family style restaurant. Staff is extremely friendly and food is always great! Very reasonably priced. Welcome come here often and are never dissapointed!

Thank Kitten395
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We come here a few times every summer when we come to our mountain retreat. I love the Chicken Florentine and my husbands loves the Gnocchi with a blush sauce. It usual comes with a red sauce but they are very accommodating. they have an array of different salad dressings which is nice and there bread is always fresh and... More 

Thank Maralize
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great local restaurant with authentic Italian food. However it generally takes about 40 minutes to get your food, even late at night. Homemade complimentary bread is very good. Italian wedding soup is hearty. Some of my favorite meals are baked cod, stuffed shells, baked ziti, and manicotti.

Thank jackie b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 590, Hamlin, PA 18427
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Hamlin
  • Phone Number: 570-689-2659

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