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“Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Papa Joe Junior

Papa Joe Junior
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Ranked #19 of 97 Restaurants in Avon
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Indianapolis
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

I recently had dinner on a Sunday afternoon and ate in the bar. It is nice and quiet with great décor. The salads and lasagna were wonderful.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Completely Disappointed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband and I used to enjoy the piano music on the weekends a few years ago, and the food and service was always great! However, we went tonight, and the service was awful!!! We received our appetizer and salads (which are not NEAR as good as before, miss the mozzarella cubes on the salad) before our bread, which I had to ask for the oil. Wall was filthy. My drink took 15 minutes to get to the table on a slow night (not bartender's fault, they had her serving tables, drink was perfect). We waited almost 40 minutes for our dinner, while our waitress' Leighann's larger tables were being served, and tended to promptly.

We were there last month, and we did have a decent experience. The bartender is awesome, and our last waitress (shorter, don't know her name) was great.

We are not sure that we will be back. Too bad. We will have to find anothe Italian restaurant to frequent. I never leave reviews, but tonight was the worse we have had in awhile.

PS You HAVE changed the Italian dressing. It is HORRIBLE now.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Tanishaszabo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quiet atmosphere, we could hear the music without being blown away.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Went here on the way home after a long day out. Service was exemplary, food was excellent and there was a nice variety. Kids found something on the menu thay would eat too! Atmosphere was much nicer than Olive Garden and other restraunts like it.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank angelar9394
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Indiana
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“Family Owned, Professionaly Run, Warm and Personable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Many places can cook well. But not many know how to value customers. Papa Joe's is a long time family run restaurant. The staff and owners make the experience personable, warm, friendly, and make you feel like mama's cooking for you and waiting on you!

We take many of our professional clients there for lunch. Hey! Itza classy place! All the dishes are great and fresh made.

Treat yourself with a Canolli!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank indyvagabond
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
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“Decided to give the "new" restaurant a 2nd chance...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Since the "old" Papa Joe Jr had been my favorite restaurant for years, I thought I'd give it a second chance. Once again disappointed with the food. Someone said the sauces haven't changed - that's obviously wrong, and that was one of the great things about how it used to be. The wait staff treated us fine, no complaints.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Pete A
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