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Joe's Pasta House

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3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
+1 505-892-3333
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The owner runs a great business and his staff is very professional and the food is good also and they have a good menue

Thank Denis D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always good food and service here. Ambiance 50-60's retro with red leather booths and chairs. Cheerful, clean, and dishes are well done.

Thank lisamU1195UW
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is always good at this restaurant. It is small. They do not take reservations unless there are 8 or more people. There is a person that plays music while you eat. The owner is very nice. The waiters and waitresses are friendly an efficient.

Thank elsierael
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have eaten there many times. A large menu with many traditional favorites. Love the bruschetta with bread before ordering. Excellent tomato sauce for any dish. Good wine selection, friendly attentive service, comfortable dining room. Not really anything to complain about. Will definitely return.

Thank pp b
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been eating at Joe's since we moved to Albuquerque 6 years ago... in my opinion, it's the best Italian restaurant in the area. The food is delicious, and the service is absolutely top rate! The atmosphere is classy but comfortable and unpretentious. If you live in Rio Rancho, you've got a local gem... if you live in Albuquerque, you've... More 

Thank Bob E
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will never go there again they use a lot of can food and not fresh the sevice people aren't nice and to pricey For there can food I will never let my eat there I Rather make food at home then going there again

Thank Edward P
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being new to the area, we asked around for suggestions for good restaurants. Invariably, Joe's was number one. We decided to try it and quickly realized why! Huge menu, food is excellent, portions are large, service is great, and the price is reasonable. We, now, frequent it more than any other place. Friendly atmosphere, They DO NOT serve pizza, but... More 

Thank Thomas B
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never had a bad meal here. Even the take meals Joe makes are fantastic. Great for family or a quiet dinner. Lunch buffets is way under priced for what you get.

Thank Mike A
New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife has a knack for finding gems wherever we go, and once again, she picked a winner with Joe’s Past House. Many of the reviews highlighted the family atmosphere, and good food, which were both on display during our visit. We dined here on Wednesday evening, and were seated quickly (even without a reservation). Our waitress was both attentive... More 

Thank Doug C
St. Thomas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All roads may lead to Rome, but they should detour to Joe's Pasta House first. The food is exceptional and the menu has some creative dishes that are a surprise and a delight, such as the Romano cheese crusted baked salmon. Wow! We were there on a very cold night, and we were seated next the fire, which was a... More 

Thank Lowe D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-892-3333
"Our Focus is on Quality Ingredients, Great Atmosphere & Personal Service." Voted Best Italian Restaurant Albuquerque 2013, Best Pasta Albuquerque 2013 & Best Dessert: Tiramisu; as voted on in Albuquerque the Magazine, The Weekly Alibi & Best of Taste of Rio Rancho 2014! Serving Rio Rancho & Albuquerque, New Mexico area for over 14 years & reviewed as one of the Best Restaurants; Joe's Pasta House proudly shares with you the traditional Italian American cuisine created with immigration recipes taught to Joe while growing up in his grandmother's kitchen. Working in the family bakery, Joe also learned the pastry trade from his father; but his heart remained in grandma's kitchen. After reiceving culinary training in NYC; Joe started out in the restaurant business as dishwasher, then a cook while also serving & he worked his way up. Being experienced with working with several chefs, he started his first business with Dagwood's Restaurant following with Avanti's Pizzeria & Dakota's Catering. Kassie (KC), Joe's wife, started out as server in her teens, working her way up to food & beverage management by her early 20's; both in restaurants & catering. Together Joe & Kassie Guzzardi team up to serve you with over 50 years combined restaurant & catering experience. It is our joy & pleasure to serve you.

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