Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.8
1219 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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1219 people are saying
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DavidH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing staff super friendly will deff go again nice cozy place

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JohnS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All precautions taken to ensure safety during Covid. A clear "regulars" favorite. Nicole provided informed and attentive service with a personal touch. The food was prepared perfectly and flavors amazing. Can't go wrong at Papa Joe's.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school restaurant
Good food
No rush
Great friendly service
Definitely worth making it a regular night out

JS
JerryS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every thing was great would highly recommend

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PamelaB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome as was our server. Everything came out hot and in correct order.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our waiter Anthony was awesome. We had a great evening.

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EricL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It’s was a good meal not a great meal. Service was super and serving sizes were very large.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great not too expensive nice scenery

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Jeanne
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We’ve eat at Papa Joe’s many times and usually have no issues. I tried the eggplant parmigiana this visit and was very disappointed in it. It was rubbery and flavorless and I didn’t enjoy it at all. Our server didn’t come back to check on how our meals were or I would have told her. I’ll stick with the lasagna next time...

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Foodieonthemove
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine's Day. Everything was delicious. We had the best waitress. She did a great job taking care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The environment was lovely and the food was delicious. The only problem i had was with my waitress. She brought me something i didn’t order and seemed upset that i wanted what i actually had ordered. When my food arrived it was cold. The waitress was short with my girlfriend and I most of the evening but other than that we had a wonderful time.

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OliviaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good meal for any occasion. Decently priced for the quality of food. Would definitely recommend.

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SheriH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very kindly held our reservations for 30 minutes on Valentine's Day and still seated us promptly. Excellent food, generous portions. Will definitely be back!

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Schaack
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was outstanding but our waitress was a bit rude. She was serving a large party right beside us so she was focusing on them not us. I think I offended her when I asked for my filet mignon to be butterflied and asked for a blue cheese topping. This is a great restaurant for great food but service was not the best.

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PhilipI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and our food was scrumptious. Everyone should try Papa Joe's for dinner at least once. You will enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by friendly staff that showed us to our table in the bar, per our request. Our waiter immediately greeted us with water and told us about the Valentine’s specials. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Our food was delivered quickly and presentation was wonderful. The food was amazing, as usual!

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and will definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Music was a tad too loud.

JS
JosephS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready as soon as we arrived. The waitress was excellent, the food was absolutely awesome. The atmosphere was perfect. Papa Joe's never disappoints.

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TMET
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous evening on a Valentine's weekend. Safely distanced and food was spectacular.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended, classy, great food, nothing bad to say

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DeenaW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with this place. Sad that I have lived in the area my whole life and have never been here. How many times I could have come here for their incredible stuffed banana peppers while sipping on a Lambrusco. We decided to try Papa Joe's for Valentine's day and we were not disappointed. Everything was excellent!

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vipKathyS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, service and value.

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vipBLAKE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an extraordinary evening. Our server, as always, was amazing. The food was truly superlative and we always leave there knowing why it is our favorite restaurant in the area.

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MichaelS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always good, each month there are new specials. The staff was, as always, very accommodating. It was good to see a good amount of customers. Social distancing procedures were complied with.

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ChristineL
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and are so glad that we chose this restaurant! Every dish was fantastic, including the appetizers. Our waitress helped us with the menu and she was so attentive and gracias. The service was super quick - we didn't have to wait long at all for the delicious food.

It's a bonus that they don't mark up the bottles of wine, either!

We can't wait to go back!

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Mona
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have done a nice job adding features to accommodate the current social distancing requirements, and they eliminated a number of tables. We had 5:30 reservations so it was quiet and our waitress had time to take our order promptly.
The food was good, not great, but good. It could have been warmer, but I will add that it was a very cold day here in Ohio. Salad came with entree which you don't see often anymore, but it was rather ordinary. White French dressing was a winner, though. Only a brief list of wines by the glass, but plenty of choices for us.

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GiselleF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service! I felt very safe. Lots of protocols in place.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only concern was the table was in the area of a lot of traffic. Felt like we were in a hallway

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jeffr
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Called ahead to make it special. They went out of there way to do just that. Great service, exceptional food. We will be back!

JS
JoeS
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Calamari was very good. Wedding soup was much better than I had at Santo Suosso's the following day. LOVE the hot rolls! Can't think of a place that offers better bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but our server was outstanding! I feel terrible that I can’t remember her name but she was so friendly & brought us everything we needed.

SJ
SherrieJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family enjoyed a great night of laughter and great food and service(Nancy). We have always enjoyed Papa Joe’s food, consistent and delicious.

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MarthaM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Food was fantastic! Prime rib was so good and huge! Will be returning again and again.

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CarolynA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, good drinks. A little slow to get our bill but restaurant was very busy at that time.

MR
MarjorieR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Felt very safe. Much has been done to dispel Covid fears.

DW
vipDifferentWorldWaiter
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another VIP experience @ this awesome establishment.
Wine @ retail, homemade food & great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Server Nicole was fabulous

KS
vipKathyS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We will be back again!

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CarlaL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always top notch! My favorite go to is the eggplant parmesan and the pretty in pink martini. Stacey is a great server along with Natalie (and many others).

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 4.8 stars by 1219 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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