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Papa Joe's

1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
+1 330-923-7999
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (21 reviews)
“trout” (5 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our family met for sandwiches at Papa Joes. We were told they had the best Rubens and Meatball sub. The service was fast, friendly and polite! We were brought hot, fresh rolls immediately upon being seated that were great. The portions were large and the...More

Thank LAudino
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for taking time out of your day to share such a wonderful review of Papa Joe's. We are happy that you enjoyed your meals with ous and loved our marinara sauce! We hope to see you again when you are in town!

Reviewed 25 June 2017

My wife and I were wanting some good Italian food and we were not disappointed! We both had the chicken Parmesan and it was excellent! On top of that, the portions were huge and we ended up taking half home. The waitress was very friendly...More

Thank qualityjoe
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for posting a wonderful review of our restaurant. Yes, Max is a wonderful pianist and is almost here every Thursday night. We hope to see again real soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for an early Father's Day dinner and glad we did. Friday evening at 6:30 and place was very busy. Being fairly large we were seated very quickly and Cassie, our server, was right there to greet us and take drink orders. Being...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A couple years ago we had a very bad experience here when we had a group of 30 for a family dinner. Food was served raw or overcooked. It took as long as an hour for some people to receive their dinner after everyone else...More

Thank SnowbirdAkron_OH
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Papa Joe's has an extensive & excellent menu. We have never had a bad meal there and the wait staff is top notch ... my favorite restaurant in Akron.

Thank dianeA4593RE
Papa J, social media manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave us a wonderful review! We hope to see you again real soon.

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Pecan crusted trout to die for. Fresh, hot rolls. We did dinner with 12 and sat comfortably. We've also done wedding and baby showers here. Planning our Christmas party for 40 here too.

Thank Josdaughter
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

We are so glad that you use Papa Joe's for causal dinners and for events! Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us a great review! We hope to see again soon!

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is not a place that typically shows up as a top pick in Akron unless you're a local. I prefer the bar area, which is cozy. The service is always great & the food is always amazing My two favs are the chicken parm...More

Thank ChiliD9
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star review! We also love our"hidden gem" in the valley. We hope to see again soon!

Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place is just an all around great place to eat dinner. You can not go wrong w/ this very nice place to eat and drink. This is very good for large gatherings that will provide you w/ excellent service. This is an "old School"...More

Thank R7268UVjohnn
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for such kind words about our restaurant and taking the time to write a review for us. We hope to see again real soon.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were a large family group and had the wine room to ourselves. Everyone enjoyed their food, the wines were very impressive, and not overly priced. Our Ohio family go there often and say they have never had a bad meal. The service was quick...More

Thank KathyRichmond2015
Papa J, Social Media Manager at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you, for taking your time to give a wonderful review! We enjoy hearing that you had such a great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in town!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an excellent restaurant for gathering. The food is great, the server's are very nice, very efficient at their jobs and they are willing to cater to special requests from guests. The owner/manager often visits tables welcoming guests and inquiring about their experience. They...More

Thank sewerSilverLake
Papa J, Social Media Manger at Papa Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about us! We hope to see again soon.

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Not sure .... You know it is February now.... Papa Joe's has a classic Italian menu. Enjoy it any month of the year....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
    (Portage Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 330-923-7999
  • E-mail
Description
The Iacomini family has been in the restaurant business since 1932 in beautiful Akron, Ohio. We are celebrating our 30th anniversary in the Merriman Valley with the 4th Iacomini generation. Our family at Papa Joe's Iacomini's invites both you and your family to a traditional Italian dining experience. We are known for our diverse menu fueled by the freshest seafood, center cut USDA choice steaks and chops as well as our authentic Italian cuisine. We pride ourselves on consistency in our day to day operations in order to provide you with the excellence in dining that you deserve. It is through this consistency dating back to 1932 that is the reason we have been proud enough to serve the greater Akron area for over 80 years! We are close to Weathervane Playhouse, Stan Hywett Hall and Garden, and Blossom Music Center We look forward to providing you and your family the delicious and memorable experience that cultivates from the traditions of the Iacomini family.
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