Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.7
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1137 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The Iacomini Family first opened their doors in 1932, The heart & soul has been "Papa Joe" Iacomini. Iacomini Family has always been considered the first family of fine & traditional dining in the Akron area. Joe's legacy lives on with the fourth generation of restaurateurs. Judy, his daughter, & her son Jeff, & daughter Kim, continue to try & live up to his standards of excellence. This trio of new culinarians continues to bring you "The Best of Iacomini's" with new dinner menus offered monthly serving Fresh Fish, Center Cut Steaks and a combination of Northern and Southern Italian Cuisines. Papa Joe's has multiple private dining rooms with seating up to 65 guests. Saturday and Sunday afternoons we can accommodate even larger parties. Off-site catering is offered 7 days a week for any venue of your choice. To-go service and retail wine sales are convenient at our Italian Market.
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stacey is the best! She is the main reason we come

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Papa Joe's. Never disappointed with service or food. Always very good and the servers are always right on top of everything.

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DonH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinners were very good -- lobsterfest and cashew-crusted trout. Felt very safe with the way our table was separated from other diners, but would have felt somewhat less so with a booth. They were all in use back-to-back. It seemed a bit crowded given the pandemic issue. Our server and staff was most accommodating and friendly. It was a pleasant evening.

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Dave
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Papa Joes did a great job with booths and social distancing. Felt very comfortable and safe. My wife enjoyed her rack of lamb, and clams. And you can’t beat the value-priced bottles of wine. A very good night- my wife wants to go back- soon!

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AmyM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More food than you could ever imagine! Made from scratch when you order, extremely delicious. Their deli even has take home and heat entrees.

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vipLindaRoo
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Meal and service was fantastic. The level of volume on music was awful, as was genre of music.
The Lobster Bake was delightful with everything done to perfection. Good filet, although slightly overcooked. Chicken marsala was quite good. Could have been warmer when served. But taste was great.

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JeffreyN
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dine here often and for quite some time. Never disappointed. Food is prepared with care and the serving staff is experienced and friendly.

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vipBeckyS
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great company. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food!!
Great service

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vipJonT
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent as always. The steamed clams were great too as an appetizer.

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vipPatrickB
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was wonderful.

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JimR
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for a lot of years. Service is great, food is great, and ambiance is great.

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MackJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was so nice and welcoming. Waitress was very helpful and knew her stuff. Will definitely come back.

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vipJonT
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the excellent food and service! Papa Joe’s is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Northeast Ohio.

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MarkM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place the waiter’s don’t rush you of course the food is always good

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Papa Joe’s is always a winner!

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We treat ourselves to Papa Joe's once or twice a year. The service is ALWAYS fantastic. This last time we brought friends that had never been and they loved it too! Natalie was our server, we've had her several times and she is great!

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viptulips
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Piano music, ambience and outstanding food. Chicken Francaise - amazing as always and Sirloin August special was out of this world. Ended with brownie sundae that is truly the best. Relaxing place where you can actually enjoy & talk. Will definitely return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Papa Joe’s has arranged the restaurant and bar area so that people can feel safe, yet enjoy the great ambiance, drinks, food, and dessert that we love. Service is still outstanding and the staff is always friendly and engaging. There is not a single item on the menu that you could go wrong with! Thank you for always making each trip in so worth the hour drive!

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JohnS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, service and value in a comfortable atmosphere.

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Biagio
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Safe place for wife and friends to have dinner or lunch. Thanks for their respect and good servers.

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ThereseA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous lasagna dinner and tiramisu dessert. He recommend going back

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BethH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner --- appetizers, entrees and desserts. The wait staff was excellent. Wish there was more cheese is the lasagna as it was a bit skimpy on this visit. Still, we will be back!

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Sandymac
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the gold standard for all criteria applied to the fine dining experience from the parking lot to the kitchen. Beautifully landscaped grounds, top-notch service (Mel, our server, a true professional), food (including housemade white French dressing) was amazing! Second time we’ve chosen Papa Joe’s when coming to Akron and the experience seems to get better every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Celebrated a birthday. Melanie was an excellent server! Food was excellent and great portions. Thank you!!

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vipEJARAN
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Papa Joe’s never disappoints 😊

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JohnS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value in a nice and quiet atmosphere. Very good attention to Covid safety procedures.

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vipJoeG
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food at a good value

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 18th anniversary dinner. The food was amazing the service was great just all-around an amazing experience!

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vipTad3016
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything is great.

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TomC
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered spaghetti w/ meat sauce and mushrooms. My daughter had chicken francaise. We both thought we wouldn’t be able to eat it all. After tasting it, we knew we would. Excellent flavor and good portions.

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MarkM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jackie was great. Food was perfect. Like the remodeling

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vipstowaway7
Cleveland
56 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’re baaaaack! Like they were never gone. All now plexiglass dividers and super cleaning protocol. Meal was fantastic. Ribeye and trout. Local gem open and serving it up great.

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JaneW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! This place is an Akron staple! Always enjoyable and welcoming!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, really enjoyed our meal and they’ve done a fantastic job of renovating the restaurant to keep staff and customers safe!

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vipellenc
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Excellent meal!

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vipEJARAN
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long absence due to COVID-19, it was nice to get back to one of my favorite restaurants. Service & food were as good as before. They have taken every precaution to keep their customers safe - actually overboard. It will be nice to see the staffs’ faces again - hopefully soon.

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KLMcK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, efficient service and delicious steaks and salmon.

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vipRodney
Cleveland
78 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy they have finally reopened with safety measures in place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Melanie was outstanding and very personal.
Offered wonderful suggestions with food choices.

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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (330) 923-7999.

Papa Joe's/Iacomini's is rated 4.7 stars by 1137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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