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“Great food in a family friendly atmosphere”

Joe's Pizza and Pasta
Ranked #5 of 61 Restaurants in Effingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Oxford, Mississippi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food in a family friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

We ate the Joe's special. Very tasty, real cheese (important to a WI girl!) and seasoned a little differently than the usual...very tasty!

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Shelbyville, IL
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“Good atmosphere, good service, mediocre food.”
Reviewed December 7, 2011

Everyone raves about Joe's Pizza, but as a person who has sampled their food many times over the years I'm left a bit perplexed by the variation in quality shown by their array of products. Their thin-crust pizza is palatable; the sauce is tasty, but you have to eat the pie while it's hot or the cheese will turn into a waxy mass. While the selection of toppings is good, at best the thin pizza itself is mediocre. That being said, it is one of the few places where one can get a decent Chicago-style deep dish pie. The breadsticks are ok but could use something to jazz them up, because that's all they really are - a chewy hunk of bread in the form of a short stick, with maybe some Parmesan sprinkled on top. They need more than just a side of marinara or cheese for dunking. The pasta and salads are average. The hot subs are good and make for a great lunch. The service is always top-notch and the atmosphere is great, but those don't make up for a menu that is, at best, average. All in all, if a friend asked me for a recommendation on a local pizza place Joe's would make the short list, but it wouldn't be the number one choice.

  • Visited November 2011
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Effingham, Illinois
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The food is never disappointing”
Reviewed November 12, 2011

Joe's Pizza and Pasta in Effingham has food that is never disappointing. From the pizza to the various pasta dishes and their superb salads, Joe's has authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. The service and the atmosphere is ok. The new addition is really nice, with a bar and room at the back for parties.

  • Visited November 2011
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Dickson, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very good!!!”
Reviewed June 14, 2011

Joe's Pizza and Pasta has wonderful service and prices are reasonable . The tomato sauce is a bit sweet but overall the food is worth it. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and just a great place for a great meal!

  • Visited June 2011
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