Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.7
1163 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 1163 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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erice
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but nothing was hot , all Luke warm

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carols
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my daughter and I really enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner that it was wonderful and the waitress was excellent

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vipDifferentWorldWaiter
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A go to place for awesome food & retail wine experience. Plus our waitress Veronica was totally amazing.

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vipmarkh
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been here before and loved it , this time not so much . The food was cold and the server made the dinning experience worse .

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vipscottg
Cleveland
77 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My pork chop and baked potatoe were good but not hot- took away from the meal.

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SteveV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was good. Lighting at the table could have been a little brighter for us old farts. Lasagna was so good, best chicken marsala my wife ever had. Nice portions

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Papa Joe's/Iacomini's is the best Italian restaurant in Akron Hands down.

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AkronLawyerJob
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent date night place for wine and dinner. Jennifer Leigh provided exceptional service and Bob gave a great tour of the wine shop. We hadn’t been in a few years but we’ll definitely come back soon.

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vipkathleenh
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Papa Joe's is our favorite 'to go' to restaurant...for special celebrations as well as just for dinner. And now they have added outside tables. The food is always good. It is so nice that a restaurant still includes salad and sides with the entre!! Our server was the best. Rebecca! Thank you!

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WilliamF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!! Been there before and will be back!!

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Bday
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was really good only complaint were the mussels we pretty tiny but sauce was great. House dressing is delicious. The decor could use a little love. We will be back

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ThereseA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 40 wedding anniversary with our Best man and maid of honor. Our waitress suggested we get a group picture in font of the beautiful fireplace. It was a wonderful meal and a great experience.

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vipscottg
Cleveland
78 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good

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vipBLAKE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening. Anthony was wonderful.

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CathD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals service was fantastic as always!!

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ScottB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Papa Joe's is our first pick when we want to go some place special. The food is great - especially the appetizers! Service is friendly and attentive, and the wine selection and pricing is outstanding. I only wish they had outside seating!

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WillR
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our goto restaurants. Never disappoints.

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SheralynG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good that I plan to return in a few days before the Lobster Fest ends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Only complaint was being seated just outside the server station. Too much server traffic... Too much noise from servers/station area. Our server was outstanding and the food pretty good with exception of one wrong order which had to go back. The new order, Chucken Alfredo, came out late and dry.

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vipdavisoh6
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New outdoor dining works fairly well--not many tables, and right by the driveway entrance, but full menu and good enough overall.

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CindyT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 5 and they put us at a round table which was awesome for us to be able to talk around the table and include everyone. The food was delicious and the service was great. We also weren’t rushed to leave when we were done eating.

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vipscottg
Cleveland
78 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all the way around

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vipstowaway7
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, fresh Italian market on other side of building. Food has always been great. Eclectic menu, always a few specials. Large room for private events.

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vipmarkh
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere , the food is excellent and the people are awesome . A must try !!!!!

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vipScott
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a great job and take good care of you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmarkh
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally worth the dining experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
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 on September 23, 2020
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 on September 20, 2020
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 on September 20, 2020
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 on September 20, 2020
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
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great company. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 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.

JR
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.

JT
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.

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 1163 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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