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Friday night last minute booking
Decided to try for a table on a Friday night and got a table. Hadn't been here in a few years and the food was as good as remembered. We both had the Italian Wedding soup which was served hot and delicious. We ordered the pasta and meatballs and pasta arrabiata and both were very tasty and a plentiful serving. Service was efficient a ... read more
tsully47 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 15, 2022
The gnocchi with marinara are so delicious!!
Julie Chung via google.com - Jan 14, 2022
Awesome food ... read more
Rob Lee via google.com - Jan 12, 2022
Great meal for your buck! Love the atmosphere! Service is wonderful! Friendly and personable staff. Always accommodating. Family tradition to come here! Support local!
Hollywood Haley via google.com - Nov 23, 2021
Amazing food and great service!
Kristy Woodhams via google.com - Nov 16, 2021
We had Papa Joe’s cater our Mother’s 90th birthday party on Sunday, October 31st and we were just delighted with the service and food! They are so friendly and helpful. The guests just loved the food! We will continue to use and refer Papa Joe’s in the future. Thank you, Cathy And Ellen, Dan and John ... read more
Cathy H via google.com - Nov 6, 2021
Always good food there ... read more
Fran Jones via google.com - Oct 17, 2021
The food was delicious and the portions were fantastic loved it I definitely enjoyed it ... read more
linda bell via google.com - Oct 2, 2021
Great classic Italian American food.
G Leenhouts via google.com - Oct 1, 2021
Fast service, kind and most importantly the food is fantastic! We had Chicken French & Veal Parmigiana with our soups.. incredible!
Erika LS via google.com - Oct 1, 2021
Amazing food! I got 4 half pans for my husband's surprise 40th, they met me on a Monday for a cold pick up-- I called other places and many wouldn't even do a cold pickup. Easy directions on warming and the chicken French...AMAZING, everything was. Thanks for everything and making it a easy day! Everyone loved your food ... read more
Jessica Griffin via google.com - Sep 28, 2021
We have dined in and do take out most. We got take-out on 9/3, food was great! I was surprised by a comment the server said as she handed me my order...per the server " the staff really appreciated your tip" at first I thought she was joking...but then I thought about it and realized there's people out there that really don't tip ... read more
Rachele Russell via google.com - Sep 5, 2021
You can not get a better meal for the price in Rochester. The portions are large and always have leftovers. Service is good..
Sharon Clark via google.com - Aug 31, 2021
Great atmosphere. Food is superb. Best to make reservations.
Rita Fancher via google.com - Aug 30, 2021
Waitress was excellent. Food was perfect. My husband and I went there for our 55 years anniversary.
Pat Volz via google.com - Aug 27, 2021
One of the best Italian restaurants around. Sabrina served us tonight and everything was amazing as always. Best service you can get anywhere the staff is so friendly and on top of everything.
Robert Gonz via google.com - Aug 21, 2021
Great place !! Huge portions, amazing Italian food !!
PETER J. SICHAK III via google.com - Aug 21, 2021
We used Papa Joe’s for my father’s memorial service this past weekend, it was absolutely amazing!!! The food was delicious, all of our guests raved about it. The delivery was on time, and set up perfectly. Thank you 🙏 ... read more
Heather Hill Natalie via google.com - Aug 17, 2021
Delicious! I got this creamy pasta dish that had sausage and bacon, omg so good!
Michael Obi via google.com - Aug 14, 2021
Love this place! Delicious food and large servings.
Sherry Thomas via google.com - Aug 13, 2021
Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was great too ... read more
Frank Barattini via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Excellent ... read more
DEBBIE MCCORMICK via google.com - Jun 30, 2021
Probably the best Italian food you'll ever eat. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding and just a friendly yet a quaint place to dine.
Amy's Way via google.com - Jun 28, 2021
Papa Joe’s did a great job on Saturday catering our family get together for 35 people. Everyone raved about the food and I am sure they will have more restaurant patrons and I know that One cousin is hiring them to cater their party Pete Tagliente ... read more
Peter Tagliente via google.com - Jun 21, 2021
Went out with my family and had a fabulous meal. Portions aplenty! Food was delicious and the staff was wonderful!!
Steven Inzana via google.com - Jun 19, 2021
The pasta here is pretty amazing and the service was also great. I recommend you try them out and bring the family.
Amir Medina via google.com - Jun 17, 2021
Love the gnocchi and sauce!!!
Kylie's magic vlogs via google.com - Jun 11, 2021
My meal and experience at Pappa Joe's was excellent. I live in NYC and can't find an auto authentic Italian American restaurant this good anywhere there. I ate the veal parmesan which was outstanding! High quality meat, perfectly cooked, a sauce to die for, smothered in mozzarella. Compliments to our wonderful waitress, Joanne an ... read more
Jeremy Crane via google.com - Jun 3, 2021
Good, traditional Italian dishes. Nothing overly creative or exceptional except for the arancini which are outstanding. Just well-prepared basic dishes. Pasta is homemade. Be sure to make reservations om weekends.
Troy Richards via google.com - May 29, 2021
Osso buco was phenomenal. Excellent service, great staff.
brandon hart via google.com - May 22, 2021
I freaking love the pasta here and the service is always amazing. I strongly recommend trying this place out if you're looking for something is really great to eat.
Madonna Whitehorn via google.com - May 20, 2021
Placed a catered order for our son's fifty birthday. Chicken french over escarole was amazing and the baked ziti were the best. Got a loaf of great Italian bread. I would highly recommend this restaurant for eat in, take out or any catered event👍😊 ... read more
webster 25 via google.com - May 16, 2021
Delicious food.
Robert Leyh via google.com - May 7, 2021
Newly reopened for dining inside again. Masks required until seated. Spaced tables.♿ accessible. A good reputation locally for delicious italian foods & also offers seafood, steak, salads, appetizers & desserts. It's a fine dining menu at average pricing with a casual, quiet atmosphere. Pasta is all homemade. Dinners come in full or ... read more
Kathi Spilberg via google.com - May 6, 2021
Newly reopened for dining inside again. Masks required until seated. Spaced tables. A good reputation locally for delicious italian foods & also offers seafood, steak, salads, appetizers & desserts. It's a fine dining menu at average pricing with a casual, quiet atmosphere. Pasta is all homemade. Dinners come in full or half portion ... read more
Kathi Spilberg via google.com - Apr 29, 2021
My in-law's ordered food here this past weekend and it was EXCELLENT. We had the gnocchi, chicken francaise, greens and beans and eggplant. Thank you so much. 10/10! Would eat here again!
Nicole Nucci via google.com - Apr 27, 2021
They just reopened for indoor dining 3 weeks ago - to die for home made gnocchi still the best in town!👍 ... read more
Maureen Lowery-Albright via google.com - Apr 27, 2021
Always good food, more than generous proportion.
John Roth via google.com - Apr 21, 2021
Good food good service ... read more
Edward Ehrmentraut via google.com - Apr 17, 2021
Food and service was great ... read more
Tracy H via google.com - Apr 3, 2021
Great service. Love the food. Never disappointed ... read more
Mary jo Jones via google.com - Mar 15, 2021
The best chicken parm in town. The best Italian restaurant in town. You will get your money's worth here and have leftovers as well. Great take-out as well. They are on the ball.
Dave W via google.com - Mar 6, 2021
delicious ... read more
Tina Hill via google.com - Jan 24, 2021
We ordered food to go due to the virus. I asked the woman who took the order how I could get them home 1 hour away without them being ruined. She came up with a plan that worked perfectly! Not only did we get to eat the best Italian food in the area, it was perfect when we warmed it up.
Theresa Giullari via google.com - Jan 2, 2021
Always amazing homemade Italian food!! The meatballs are fantastic, and the drive up window is perfect!!
Lori Jansen via google.com - Dec 26, 2020
One of the very best Italian restaurants in rochester!
john ditullio via google.com - Dec 23, 2020
Really good chow. We'll be back! Thank you!
Ken Boyer via google.com - Nov 30, 2020
Food is great. Love it ... read more
Lori L via google.com - Nov 1, 2020
They have a delicious menu selection and the staff here area really nice. Great place to order from for the entire family.
Ted Dollard via google.com - Oct 23, 2020
I'm not normally a chicken french fan, but this one was really tasty. The red sauce is also pretty amazing.
Joshua Nathan via google.com - Oct 9, 2020
The best food.
D via google.com - Oct 7, 2020
Have been purchasing catering from Papa Joe's for years. Love the food, the service, and everything about this place!
Ann Marie Nasella via google.com - Sep 30, 2020
The food is really good, nice size portions ... read more
William Prince via google.com - Sep 22, 2020
For being a person that cooks his own Italian food the food here is impressive homemade feel taste and quality just excellent ... read more
rocco mastrangioli via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
In my opinion one of the best Italian joints around highly recommend 10 out of 10 ... read more
jeremiah meehan via google.com - Sep 11, 2020
Excellent Choices for Everyone!
We had a large family takeout meal and everyone was happy with their choices! Such a great way to finish out a busy week!
missionink via tripadvisor.com - Aug 24, 2020
Hands down my favorite Italian restaurant in town. Quality of food is always great and fresh. Portion sizes are very fair as well! As a contractor who works all over town, whenever we are in Gates...stopping at Papa Joe's for lunch or dinner is a definite! You won't be let down.
Matthew Coniglio via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
Great food ... read more
Danielle Zadora via google.com - Aug 5, 2020
Love their food ... read more
Lisa HP via google.com - Aug 2, 2020
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