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“we all need a little Joia!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joia Ristorante

Joia Ristorante
Ranked #14 of 150 Restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Aurora
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“we all need a little Joia!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Pizza is great, service always wonderful.
We've been dining here for years and it's been hit and miss. As the prices increased the serving sizes decreased. So you will have room for desert. Nevertheless you do see quality ingredients here
and we've yet to try a dish that wasn't good. Nice place for a
special meal or a casual bite.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Pinellas Park, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Joia Risorante ~ An excellent Italian food experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Joia offers an excellent selection of wines and great Italian food at reasonable prices for a high end restaurant. Wonderful ambience with friendly and helpful staff.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ken and Louise H
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Aurora, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very disappointing!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lunching with three girlfriends, we were very poorly treated by our waiter (tall and bald). He was rude, impatient and rushed us through our lunch .. to the point we were told to hurry up and place a dessert order if we wanted one, as they would be closing. Other tables (of businessmen) were still lingering over their meals, no rush for them. Also, a spritzer glass shattered on the table and there was no apology -in fact my friend was told "well, that's what happens when you order a spritzer!" No, we won't be going there again and are spreading the word.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 Thank Susan B
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Aurora, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worst service by "host" ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were insulted by the way we were treated by the host. Seated at a table that was very cold, asked to be moved to a warmer location (there were other empty tables) Told that was impossible as those tables were for 4 people only. Then watched them seat two diners at one of the tables, and then break apart the other table for 4 to create 2 tables for 2, and seat some other diners there. I messaged the restaurant and received a very poor response, and no offer of reparations. We will not dine here again, and recommend to you that it is not worth the risk.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank 59Jen
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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely decor, horrid food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been here in ages, so was really looking forward to going back. Decor changes are lovely, very elegant without being ostentatious, would never know from the inside this was in a busy plaza. We were there for lunch, both had lobster bisque, it looked like dirty dishwater with a few celery leaves floating in it, very watery, not hot and overly fishy flavour. Followed this with mussels, they were okay, but it was supposed to be spicy, and was again watery juice, and again not hot. Not worth the price, and I don't go out to eat for the surroundings, so truly disappointing.

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Gerihattrick
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