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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery

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485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
+1 585-247-7920
11:30 - 20:00
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Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really love their chicken french; I think they have the best in town. The place is not that big so it will help if you call ahead on Fridays and if you have a big group of people. They also great pasta sauce you can't beat.

Thank mbetron67
Rochester, New York
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We wanted to try someplace new and different. I heard through a friend that this Italian restaurant was good. The place was very nice and clean, the food was great and the waiter we had was very helpful and knew the menu. We would go back and enjoy the food again.

Thank William B
Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I and another couple had dinner at Papa Joe's recently on a Friday night. It was our first visit, although our friends are regulars there. We called ahead and learned that they do not take reservations for Friday night, but that if we got there early (around 5:00) we would not have to wait. We arrived shortly... More 

Thank darjeelingfan
Rochester, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Always a go to place in Rochester. Easy location plenty of parking. If you live in Rochester order the full serving and you'll have plenty to take home for tomorrow lunch !!

Thank Bob B
Garden City, New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited with family. Wide selection of Italian dishes to meet the different needs of our family Huge portions. Flavorful! A bargain for the price.

Thank Jay M
Rochester, New York
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225 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We decided to go out for Italian on a Friday night and chose Papa Joe's. The problem is that on Friday's, they do not take reservations or call ahead seating, so you need to get there early (by 5:00PM), or be in a long line waiting for a table. It's a little crowded, since the building used to be a... More 

Thank Mike S
Rochester New York
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We got a takeout and the meat, Chicken Marcella was pretty good but the sauce on the macaroni was not that good at all. I probably should have gotten a potato instead.

Thank JimmyJ62
Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We have friends who love this place. We found ourselves in the neighborhood tonight so we decided to give it a try. It's good. The portions are huge. The service is friendly. I had the lasagna which was mostly tasty. One corner was a little tough - not sure if it was from the warming tray or if it was... More 

Thank RochesterTraveler585
Rochester, New York
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had gone for a family dinner (5 people) with reservations at 7 on a mid week. We were on time but still had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reservation time before we were seated. The service improved then. Calamari appetizer was served without the marinara sauce. We informed the server who apologized and got the sauce. The line... More 

Thank Karma203
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years. Usually I get the Fra Diavolo Seafood dinner but I wanted to try something else so I got the chicken parm - full portion. The Fra Diavolo was always plentiful and tasty. The chicken parm doesn't come with a pasta, you have to select it as a side. The 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 Spencerport Rd, # FRONT, Rochester, NY 14606-4822
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-247-7920

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