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“Prime Rib Night” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe's Pasta House

Joe's Pasta House
Ranked #1 of 119 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: "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.
New Mexico
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Prime Rib Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

My husband and his best friend are prime rib lovers and usually find that even tho it's a pricey dish the portions are small. Not at Joe's ! Loved the Ribs, the portions and the price was right. Staff is great. Very polite and extremely attentive.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank djdraws
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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for letting us know how much you all loved our Prime Rib. Joe's pet peeve is when we go out to eat & the portion/quality doesn't justify the price. Prime Rib night (Wednesday's) is very popular, many of our guest appreciate that we offer a slowly roasted prime that is grass fed & has no hormones; naturally tender. They feel the quality adds to the value of the cut that is served with the housemade mashed potatoes & green beans. Our staff will really appreciate you recognizing them for their good service & kindness; we are very fortunate to have them working with us. We looking forward to serving you again soon.
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews
“Joe's has a great lunch buffet.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We've been to Joe's many times but mostly for lunches. They have a great lunch buffet. It has many comfortable choices that all taste really good at a fair price. Now, imagine a great eggplant sandwich and go to Joe's. You won't be disappointed.
I don't have to name other Italian places in Rio Rancho but if you asked me where to go for lunch I'd send you to Joe's.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roadrunner6708
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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Glad to hear you enjoy our lunch buffet so much & you appreciate the value; we start early every morning making all the entree choices fresh. The eggplant parmigiana is a favorite amoungst our regulars, there is a funny story about when we took it off the buffet one day to offer some variety to guest who join us daily. The full story is on our website on JPH blog if you would like a little laugh. Thanks for recommending us & for sharing this review.
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Albuquerque
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great stuff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Authentic, casual, dining and a great buffet. A little pricey but a very relaxing atmosphere and the wait staff is very attentive.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mmsmithtravels
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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
We work hard at achieving a relaxing atmosphere, where people can have conversations without having to yell at each other & are very happy you enjoy it. If you compare "apples to apples," so to speak, as far as the high grade of ingredients we use to other restaurants in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho/ Corrales area that use the same quality & have the same freshness; we think you might find that our prices are more reasonable & our portions are larger. We really do our best to keep our prices at a value for the caliber of unprocessed food we serve. Thank you for mentioning our staffs attentiveness, they strive to make sure all of our guests are taken care of well. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review & look forward to serving you soon.
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Italian Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Used to eat here a lot during their lunch buffet, but like most other places now days prices hold me at bay. Food is good, but as other's have stated theirs better Italian food to be found else where. I would recomend it though. And Joe and staff are good folks to meet and converse with.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Akane53242
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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thank you for recommending us. Sorry to hear our lunch buffet price holds you at bay… At $7.99 it is as low as we can go & keep the food we offer on it made fresh with good ingredients & no MSG. Many of our menu recipes are Sicilian (Southern Italian) immigrant based that were handed down from Joe's family and are made fresh with many organic &/or local, as well as some imported ingredients. We do offer a little more than Italian American fare on our lunch buffet because it was requested by many of our daily regulars for a little added variety. Having won Best Italian Restaurant in The Best of the City (Albuquerque the Magazine - voted on by the people of our great metro area), Best Pasta (Western - The Weekly Alibi) & Best Dessert (Best of Taste of Rio Rancho 2014 - Tiramisu) all in this past year; if there is something we are missing that you would like to see us improve upon to be better, please share it with us; we are always looking for ways to improve. We appreciate you recognizing us as good folks; having conversations with our customers is a highlight of our business we enjoy very much & we look forward to the serving you again.
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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186 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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“Great Italian Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Been going to Joe's for years and love the food and atmosphere. I try and visit at least once a month and now they are having fish fry tuesdays. My normal dish in either the eggplant or lasagna. Service is always impeccable, and you always leave with a full belly, and the New Yorker always comes out when i am visiting.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Luv2beonvacation
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KCGuzzardi, Owner at Joe's Pasta House, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
It is always nice to receive compliments from a fellow New Yorker; we all tend to have high standards when it comes to East Coast Italian/Red Sauce food - that is quite an endorsement! If we are pulling you between Tuesday night Fish Fry, Eggplant Parmigiana or Lasagna; there are other options if it is a matter of staying home or budget… The Eggplant is always on our lunch buffet & we have a great take out special "Dinner for Four" that includes a choice of Lasagna - it is a great value for family & friends alike. You can check it out on our website under specials (we can't post it in replies, sorry). We love our servers & appreciate you acknowledging them for providing impeccable service. Thank you for being such a long-time, loyal customer & for sharing your perspective of our restaurant.
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