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Joe's Italian

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21 Weatherly Club Dr, Ste 500, Alabaster, AL 35007-3184
+1 205-663-4111
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10:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Papa Joe is dancing with the angels but new owners were great students. Very reliable good food, great food. Crowded Italian family style restaurant. A bonus on weekend nights is old Italian live accordion music ! Some of the best original Italian cakes and desserts you ever ate.

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Thank Steven V
Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there for the first time since Joe died and was not disappointed. The family sold the restaurant (and the recipes) to a company that specializes in buying "mom & pop" restaurants and keeping everything the same. The lasagna is the best I've ever had. Anywhere. Please don't change anything!!

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Thank notapickyeater2017
Alabaster, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So my 19 year old wanted a strawberry cake for her birthday. We went in on a Saturday afternoon and it has several open tables but they seemed rushed. We waited about 15 minutes to see what our chances were to get half a cake. The young man at the take out counter seemed irritated the we would even be... More 

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Thank Cheryl P
Mike D, General Manager at Joe's Italian, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, My name is Mike Darnall, and I am the General Manager of Joe's Italian. I deeply apologize for the way my team handled your request at your recent visit. I read your review and can only sympathize with the fact that you were asking for a cake for your son's birthday and we completely dropped the ball. We... More 

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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disappointment. Yes there was a wait but that should tell you what everyone thinks of the food. Reminds me of the Hill in St. Louis with the live music & tables close together. Try the lasagna. Probably the best bolognese I've had. The cakes are outstanding & fresh.

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Thank mark236cpa
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was fantastic! We went during the week, which was a very low key night for this establishment. However, have also been on the weekend which is a much longer wait time but well worth the wait. The food is great and the best advice is eat half your food and take the rest home and order the dessert!... More 

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Thank Nick S
Crestview, Florida
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door we were happy we came! Greg was our server and he was by far the best server I've ever had! He was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and was great at guiding us to what to try! The wedding soup was the best I've ever had, the tomato basil was also very good. The... More 

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Thank JaciDestin
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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165 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I can not get enough of their bread and oils. The wait staff is ok but the food speaks for itself. The owner's recipes are wonderful and they have the best meatballs I've tasted. I typically get the tortellini and am never disappointed. The prices are excellent too. Give Joe's a try!

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Thank Abconnor2
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not big on Italian food but Joe's is awesome and save room for cake as well. When it comes to great Italian food, Joe's nails it!

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Thank Jaymzwowens
DC
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We took five adults and two children on a Friday night. We called about 20 minutes ahead to put our name on the list, but arrived early enough that we were seated right away. Wait staff was friendly and professional, though very busy. Food was excellent. Among us we had a lasagna with white sauce, pasta with shrimp, spaghetti and... More 

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Thank KBA1625
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Was greeted kindly at the door by 2 nice guys! Chris, was my waiter; introduced himself with a friendly smile; he began to tell me about the specials they were offering; I ask him his opinion of the Lasagna and he recommend it with ranch dressing!! It was absolutely incredible!! Meat balls were so delicious!! Also had a slice of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Weatherly Club Dr, Ste 500, Alabaster, AL 35007-3184
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Alabaster
  • Phone Number: +1 205-663-4111

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Birmingham, Alabama
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?