Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.7
1183 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 1183 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolynA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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MarjorieR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipDifferentWorldWaiter
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Server Nicole was fabulous

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vipKathyS
Cleveland
4 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).

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vipRichV
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful way to end the year and celebrate New Years at one of our favorite restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food - great selection of wine! Enjoy the great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We consider it one of only a few 'fine dining' establishments in this area. Food, service, and atmosphere are superb.

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JeannieD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service! Something for everyone's taste!

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robertp
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on New Years Eve to celebrate my wifes birthday. The food was excelent. We both had the Prime Rib. The waitress was great.

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JamesW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, an Akron tradition.

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vipChrisF
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Christmas Eve. Wonderful! We always love this place.

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TomN
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Christmas Eve reservation. Best pork chop I've ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinner

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vipstowaway7
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food & service excellent as usual. Check out the market and take home some great fresh selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Papa Joe's very much! The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. Our server went out of her way in every way.

They take Covid seriously and really had people spread out nicely.

Would highly recommend Papa Joes to everyone!

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LynneH
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very hungry for fried oysters and when I noticed Papa Joe's was featuring them in December, I knew I wanted to try them. They didn't disappoint. In fact, I think they might have been the best fried oysters I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating with my family at Papa Joe’s. The food is first class, the prices are very reasonable and the service is great. They make you feel like you’re a regular and will go out of their way to fulfill and requests.

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erice
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but nothing was hot , all Luke warm

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carols
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDifferentWorldWaiter
Chicago
17 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
83 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
83 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good

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vipBLAKE
New York Area
9 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.

SG
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
13 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.

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 1183 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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