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“consistency wins for the long haul”
Review of Papa Joe's

Papa Joe's
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Ranked #16 of 480 Restaurants in Akron
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Portage Trail
Akron, Ohio, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“consistency wins for the long haul”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We meet for lunch at Papa Joes every Wednesday for 20+ years and have never been disappointed. The menu is imaginative, realistic and the food is good. The wait staff averages 20+ years and the service is great.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Cleveland
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Terrific family-owned restaurant; very good food”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Lunch here was very good; prices are reasonable; service is good. Mostly Italian with some other choices including sandwiches. One member of our group said the spaghetti & meatballs was the best she had ever had.

Sandwiches come with delicious home-made potato chips. The half rueben sandwich is large enough for almost anyone. Carry-out available including their famous white French dressing.

Dining room is attractive including an inviting fire in the fireplace on a cold snowy day.

  • Visited January 2014
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Akron, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Must go!”
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Food, atmosphere and service was perfect. There is an art to cooking a good veal dish and Papa Joe's nails it! Took half my Veal Scallopini home and it was as good, if not better, the second time around. The Veal Parmesan, salad and smoked mozzarella appetizer were also delicious and enjoyed by others in our group.

Visited February 2014
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fine Italian Cuisine With A Diverse Menu”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This is a great restaurant for excellent Italian dishes. Great variety of choices, nice relaxing atmosphere, very nice people. Everything from pasta to filet mignon to fresh fish. Along with the wonderful dining, Papa Joe's also has a superb wine list, along with their own wine store. The Carry-Out store also includes a vast array of choices from their menu for those that just don't feel like cooking on any particular evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Take out has never been better”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We have eaten at Papa Joe's before, but this is the first time we ever got food for take out. We were having a few people coming over right after Christmas and were too exhausted from all the holiday cooking. The lasagna, salad, and Italian bread was just as good for take out as if we had been served by a waiter.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Marisa C
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