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“Overpriced, overcooked pasta, BUT the canollis are wonderful!!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Joeseppis

Joeseppis
Ranked #288 of 728 Restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tacoma
Level Contributor
24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Overpriced, overcooked pasta, BUT the canollis are wonderful!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I'd been here a couple times (the first time wasn't good, the other wasn't a group gettogether, so I had not choice, and finally, we were given a gift card for this last visit) There was nothing about the meal that was worth more than $8 a plate (basic, below average Italian food), so $17 and $19 a plate is just ridiculous. They did comp the overcooked pasta and the wattress was sweet, but the food and prices left me without a good enough reason to go back... except one bright spot - the canolli was reallllly good, and only $2.50! I will be back for more of those.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tacoma,WA
Level Contributor
53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

You are always greeted when you walk in the door. If Joe is there, he'll lead you to your table and often stop to chat. There are a lot of great Italian food choices at reasonable prices. There is a small deli area and a friend of mine has driven about 30 miles round trip to buy sausage there.

Visited November 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“horrible, hard parmesan!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Ordered the Chicken Parmesan and the breading was almost thicker than the chicken breast. Same with the Eggplant Parmesan. And then cooked too long because it was rock-hard. Sauce was medicre at best. House dressing of Blue Cheese Italian tasted like a creamy italian dressing with no blue cheese flavor at all.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
      Food
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Vilseck, Germany
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Family Style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Great Italian food, and designed family style ordering so there is plenty to eat. Not a great location for atmosphere but the food is top notch. For Italian resterantes it is the best in Tacoma.

Visited December 2011
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Bremerton, Washington
Level Contributor
180 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Price, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We like the salad with house dressing and homemade breadsticks, and an entree of homemade raviolis There is a large choice of sauces for all the pastas. Our red wine was served at the correct temperature. The spamoni ice cream for dessert, delicious. But, the real bonus is the attentive staff. We were greeted at the door by our waiter who welcomed us and never forgot us or our names. The owner comes by to greet his guests as well. We like to sit where we can see the kitchen bustling with activity. It is a bustling place with good food at a price that we like.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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