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The Florentine, a main dining room. - Papa Joe's/Iacomini's, Akron, OH
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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.7
4.7
1660 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Tuesday through Sunday afternoons we can accommodate even larger parties. Off-site catering is offered 6 days a week for any venue of your choice. To-go service and retail wine sales are convenient at our Italian Market. Try our convenient curbside service!
Dine outdoors in our Papa Joe's Patio!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Fish, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (330) 923-7999

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Alvis

  • Catering

    Papa Joe's premier catering services will accomodate your needs for off site or delivery services. * visit us - catering@papajoes.com or call us ( 330 ) 923-7999

  • Private party facilities

    Our private and semi-private dining rooms can accomodate your needs. - The entire Restaurant is is open privately from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (6 - days a week.) - Primavera room ( private) holds 35-40 guests - Tuscany Room( private) 20-30 guests - The Wine Cellar ( semi-private) 12-14 guests - VIP ( private) 10-12 guests - Siena Round ( semi-private) 8-10 guests * visit us - catering@papajoes.com or call us (330) 923-7999

  • Private party contact

    Kim McLaughlin: (330) 923-7999

  • Neighborhood

    Akron

  • Cross street

    Portage Trail

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Thursday night Max Grossenbacher on the piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,660 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Italian

  • Akron

    Best Overall

  • Akron

    Best Food

  • Akron

    Best Service

  • Akron

    Best Ambiance

  • Akron

    Best Value

  • Akron

    Good for groups

  • Akron

    Neighborhood gem

  • Akron

    Great for fine wines

  • Akron

    Most Booked

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  1. DA

    DAVIDB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony is always a great waiter. Food is amazing and great wine list. We are regulars
  2. LT

    LoriT

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as usual. Love the crusted trout. The honey glaze makes it the best. We love to sit in Ronnie's section as she is just the best. Friendly, attentive and has a great smile.
  3. h

    heatherm

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The menu has something for everyone! My family has been going here for generations.
  4. JR

    JodiR

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I drive by this restaurant and it is constantly busy. The hostess seemed disorganized with the reservations the waitress we had ignored is as a table of 2 over a table of 6. It was just okay. Lots of food and the risotto balls were great.
  5. BB

    BryanB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the monthly specials! Especially the Baked Artichoke Dip & Suppli Al Telefono. Wonderful service from Shawn, too!
  6. D

    Debk

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and great service! We will be back soon to try some other dishes.
  7. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service is always excellent. We made a reservation (for two) and had zero wait upon arrival. The monthly specials are always a good bet, and the Grecco Salad did not disappoint -- it was fresh and flavorful in a very generous proportion. Mom insisted we split carrot cake for dessert, and I was delighted at how freshly baked it seemed. I highly recommend Papa Joe's for any occasion.
  8. R

    Reggie

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, cocktails not so much. Had a lovely time and really enjoyed our meals.
  9. FS

    FirstStater

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and great service.
  10. F

    Funnygirl

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    I know these are tough times but our servers never seem very pleasant with us. We go there once or twice a month and usually order drinks and appetizers and enjoy sitting in the bar. They act like we are a bother. We are always friendly and leave very generous tips. I feel like the daily/weekly customers get much better attention.
  11. N

    Neighborm

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and pleasant service. We always enjoy Papa Joes because the food is always good as is the service. There's a reason this restaurant has been in business for so many years. The menu has been pared down from what it was some years ago but there are still plenty of choices.
  12. J

    Judy

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love our evenings at Papa Joe's. We have enjoyed the Iacomini experience our entire lives, and are glad that the family is still presenting its classic Italian favorites, as well as some new dishes that are fun to try.
  13. B

    Barbara

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have ever had. I’ve been eating at Papa Joes for over 20 years and tonight was totally enjoyable.
  14. WG

    WineGuy

    Cleveland

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    When we make a reservation we have certain expectations. One is that there will be a table ready at that time. Obviously, that wasn’t the case here as there were at least 20 people waiting to be seated and we were added to the list. That’s not a reservation, that is a “call ahead”. Other than that once we were seated around 30 minutes after our reserved time, the food and service were both five star. Maybe it was a normal Saturday night, but we Will return at a less busy time.
  15. w

    wattsup

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great service. Extensive menu for all.
  16. AA

    AnnaA

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I regularly eat at Papa Joe's and I don't recall ever having a meal that I would call bad. Sometimes, they're not exactly what I am expecting. However, if there is something that you are not pleased with whether it is your expectations or whatever, the servers immediately try to remedy it for you.
  17. F

    Funnygirl

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, not noisy like so many restaurants.
  18. JB

    JoanB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Papa Joe's was as good as usual. I enjoyed the Faroe Island salmon and Lou had fried perch. We both enjoyed zucchini and Papa Joe's potatoes. We had a bottle of Au Bon Climant chardonnay and spumoni for dessert. It was an enjoyable evening.
  19. JN

    JeffreyN

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Year's Eve and the place was jammed. You'd never know by our server, Nancy. She took everything in stride and the service was great! I have reviewed the food previously and am happy to report the food remains outstanding. We all ordered filets and they were cooked to perfection! Terrific dining experience.
  20. GO

    GaryO

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Considering it was the night before New Yer's Eve and Papa Joe's was incredibly busy, the experience was exactly what was expected based on previous visits. Yes, it took a bit longer to get our meals, but the restaurant was full and busy with large parties. Overall, it was well worth the short wait we had.
  21. F

    Fpat50

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner last evening.. Taylor our server was absolutely amazing.. timed each course beautifully and provided excellent service without us almost not knowing everything she did… We always enjoy our dining at Papa Joe’s… 👍👍👍👍👍
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  23. DV

    DaveV

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I am a frequent customer and love this place. Always great service, good food, and convenient.
  24. MS

    MichaelS

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Menu’s selections were great, the restaurant changes the specials monthly. Food selected was excellent.
  25. JM

    JanetM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, as usual. Stacey is top-notch server.
  26. FP

    FrankP

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Papa Joe's many times and it never disappoints. The service is always excellent. The food is always perfectly cooked and very high quality.
  27. MF

    MattF

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was attentive. Food came out in a timely fashion and was tasty. We wanted to get our sons 12 and 11 some exposure to more of a sit down restaurant and it went great. Definitely make a reservation and enjoy this local gem.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  29. LS

    LindaS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eggplant Parmigiana was wonderful and those who had Chicken Marsala and the Italian Trio reported the same. The waiter was friendly and helpful despite the busy night. Great experience!
  30. B

    Beck

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was wonderful, waitress Veronica was fantastic. Great night out.
  31. TG

    TimG

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, fantastic food! Next time we are in that area, will be back!
  32. DG

    DandG

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed with our dining experience at Papa Joe's! We had my father in law's 90th birthday party here and plan to have his 95th there as well. We love the stuffed banana peppers, and I always order and thoroughly enjoy the chicken parmesian!
  33. j

    jonh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I arrived, there was a table and chairs all set and ready to go (no booth as I requested). Service was amazing considering how busy it was for a Weds evening. Food arrived in a reasonable time and was delicious. One of my favorite Akron haunts.
  34. PL

    PatL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. I highly recommend you try it.
  35. W

    Wheeler

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around: food was great, service polite, respectful and fast (as it was very crowded). Noises were what you would expect from a busy restaurant during the Christmas season but not overly. Always enjoy going to Papa Joe’s
  36. A

    Akronfoodie

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I would have given a five for service but it was soooo crowded and he was very busy....not his fault....great food and drinks...would suggest they update the restrooms...
  37. TC

    TomC

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at our table ordered something different. We shared our entrees because we didn’t want anyone to miss out on a having a taste of everything we ordered which was outstanding.
  38. D

    Drake

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cashew crusted trout was delicious, as was the Ritz Christmas Salad. Our server (Jen) was great too! We will definitely be going back for date night!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very professional
  40. P

    Provi

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. We are long time patrons and always greeted warmly. Thanks to Natalie with her perfect timing and professional friendly service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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 1660 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

1561 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Portage Trail

  • Neighborhood

    Akron

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Fish, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Alvis

  • Entertainment

    Thursday night Max Grossenbacher on the piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (330) 923-7999

  • Catering

    Papa Joe's premier catering services will accomodate your needs for off site or delivery services. * visit us - catering@papajoes.com or call us ( 330 ) 923-7999

  • Private party facilities

    Our private and semi-private dining rooms can accomodate your needs. - The entire Restaurant is is open privately from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (6 - days a week.) - Primavera room ( private) holds 35-40 guests - Tuscany Room( private) 20-30 guests - The Wine Cellar ( semi-private) 12-14 guests - VIP ( private) 10-12 guests - Siena Round ( semi-private) 8-10 guests * visit us - catering@papajoes.com or call us (330) 923-7999

  • Private party contact

    Kim McLaughlin: (330) 923-7999

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