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“Nice Restaurant, Ok Food and Service”
Review of Joia Ristorante

Joia Ristorante
Ranked #17 of 162 Restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Our first impression of this restaurant was good - really liked the decor and overall feel. The menu also offers a lot of choice. Our experience however was a bit disappointing. The service was lack luster. We asked for help in choosing our meal, and Dave our server didn't give us much confidence that he had actually tasted any of the dishes. We had the veal chop, pizza, and fish. Mussels as appetizer. The Mussels were ok, but nothing too remarkable. Same with the mains. The pizza was very good, the veal lacked seasoning, and the fish dish was ok. The price paid was a bit high we felt for food that was just ok. We will probably give Joia another try, but likely would stick with pasta/pizza next time.

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Thank Michael330055
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Pizza is great, service always wonderful.
We've been dining here for years and it's been hit and miss. As the prices increased the serving sizes decreased. So you will have room for desert. Nevertheless you do see quality ingredients here
and we've yet to try a dish that wasn't good. Nice place for a
special meal or a casual bite.

Thank eatdrinktravelrepeat
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Joia offers an excellent selection of wines and great Italian food at reasonable prices for a high end restaurant. Wonderful ambience with friendly and helpful staff.

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1  Thank Ken and Louise H
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Lunching with three girlfriends, we were very poorly treated by our waiter (tall and bald). He was rude, impatient and rushed us through our lunch .. to the point we were told to hurry up and place a dessert order if we wanted one, as they would be closing. Other tables (of businessmen) were still lingering over their meals, no rush for them. Also, a spritzer glass shattered on the table and there was no apology -in fact my friend was told "well, that's what happens when you order a spritzer!" No, we won't be going there again and are spreading the word.

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5  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We were insulted by the way we were treated by the host. Seated at a table that was very cold, asked to be moved to a warmer location (there were other empty tables) Told that was impossible as those tables were for 4 people only. Then watched them seat two diners at one of the tables, and then break apart the other table for 4 to create 2 tables for 2, and seat some other diners there. I messaged the restaurant and received a very poor response, and no offer of reparations. We will not dine here again, and recommend to you that it is not worth the risk.

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4  Thank 59Jen
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