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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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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 5 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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22 reviews
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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 1 week 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to try Joe's Pasta House buffet which has a decent price and I was excited about trying - however the experience wasn't good. There was a very limited selection from the buffet only had spaghetti, an eagplant dish, and limited pasta. The pizza didn't have any flavor to it; and my friend and I felt because we are not... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard about Joe's for years, gave it a try last night. All the great things I heard are absolutely true. We were pleasantly greeted at the door by owner/host Joe and seated instantly. Professional service continued thru the evening by all various members of the waitstaff who were attired neatly. Atmosphere was old school mom and pop east coast shop,... More 

Thank mlunstra2
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Italian food with a difference I highly recommend Joe's Pasta House. All the traditional dishes you would expect along with seafood options like salmon and cod that are DELICIOUS. We visit family in Rio Rancho, NM 2 to 3 times a year. Joe's will be a must visit on all our future trips.

Thank 213marciaf
Acworth, Georgia
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Got on Trip Advisor to find a great restaurant in the Albuquerque area and found Joe's. I didn't want to go to a chain restaurant, but rather something cool and local. This was literally one of the best meals I ever had! We had a short wait at the bar and I had a glass of some organic cabernet that... More 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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