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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.5
700 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Fish, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm [ Open during the day for private parties ]
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm [ Open during the day for private parties ]

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Phone number
(330) 923-7999
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe Alvis
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Portage Trail
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Entertainment
Thursday night Max Grossenbacher on the piano.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 700 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
1.0  Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I had heard great things about the food at Papa Joe’s and we wanted some good Italian food one night so we decided to give it a try... we should have just went and got generic commercialized Italian food from Olive Garden and it probably would have been more enjoyable. Overpriced for the quality of the food. My lasagna was hard and burnt on the bottom. They charge an outrageous amount for kids meals that ended up being 2 meatballs only for my son. Definitely will not ever return. Spend your money elsewhere.

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vipRodney (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have been coming to Papa Joe's for many years. It's always consistent. Good food, good service and not over priced. I will be returning soon.

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MillerS 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We made reservations for 7:30 on a Sunday and was seated promptly for our Valentine's date. John was our waiter and he suggested a couple of dishes when asked. We went with the chicken francaise and fettuccine Alfredo. Both were amazing! And the Tuscan bread was fabulous! John was friendly and humorous. We will definately be back!

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vipCurley888 (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very good salmon choices. Gluten free options and pasta. Great service.

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JenniferM 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I went for our 1st Valentine's dinner as husband and wife. Our rehearsal dinner was at Papa Joe's last October, so it's a sentimental place for us. We don't go out to "nicer" places like this often, so it's a special treat. The salad was fresh and crisp, the bread warm and tasty. The dinner (filet mignon) was cooked to perfection. This place has the right ambiance, our server was knowledgeable and the service was great. We will be back again!

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vipstowaway7 (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day dinner. Always a pleasure to dine here. Good food, great staff and excellent value.

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fencer (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Pleasant evening at a fine restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Go there usually once a month. Never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Went here for my birthday. Dinner was good. Server was very new. Had to ask for more wine — twice. Was overcharged. Salads were supposed to come with the meal but we were charged extra for them

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JoeT (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Always enjoyable.

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PJV58 (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great. Our waitress was very good. We had a nice experience.

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TMET (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always yummy! Service was lacking last night. Jackie was non-attentive and slow. It took saying something to get water refills and additional drinks. We weren’t in a hurry and it was a very yummy dinner, just feel the service should of been more attentive.

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vipAlwaysabuckeye (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Deliciously awesome as usual!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed our evening out at Papa Joe's. Food was delicious, wine was scrumptious and thank goodness it was quiet and you could talk without shouting over noise. We enjoyed ourselves.

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Joey (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We went to try their meatloaf Monday’s and I must say it was the best meatloaf I have ever had. Came with mashed potatoes and a salad. Very good value and our waiter Anthony was fantastic! Good drinks too!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very crowded, server was very polite but stretched between large tables. Food was very good and authentic, portions were adequate

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Used a gift card we received. Food is traditional Italian and was very good. Iacomini’s is a local institution in Akron and has a very classic, traditional feel. Service is efficient and friendly, and one certainly gets the sense that most people who work there have been at it a long time. You know what you’re going to get here.

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Mack (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was excellent but service was slow. Busy Friday night and apparently waitress had too many tables.

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vipRodney (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Papa Joe's is consistent. You can always count on good food and good service in comfortable surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Love their steaks! Always enjoy eating here.

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vipAlwaysabuckeye (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Server was spectacular however, I forget her name:(

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Very disappointed. Always thought this was a very good restaurant but our service wasn't great - 2 meals out of 6 were brought out wrong, pasta side was not seasoned, no butter or sour cream brought with the baked potato, ran out of bread and had to ask for appetizer plates and silverware. For the prices charged, this should have been a much better experience. Don't plan to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and atmosphere love the lady that served us!!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Perfect holiday ambience ~ lively, colorful. Great food, great cocktails, nice seating. Service, excellent! All in all, made for a perfect beginning to the Christmas weekend. We decided the night we were there that Papa Joe’s would become a new tradition. We’ll be back when family’s next in town!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Loved celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary at Papa Joe's, one of my favorite local restaurants! They never disappoint!

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vipRodney (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

I have been a regular at Papa Joe's for a long, long time. It's dependable for a good meal with good service at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We had an excellent experience for dinner. Our food was amazing and our server, Rebecca, was attentive without being intrusive and she contributed to our experience. Thank you for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waitress was precious, very attentive and wonderful. The food is always DELICIOUS.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Very nice restaurant. We have been there before. We brought friends for the first time and they very much enjoyed it and said they would like to come again. Good food and good service even though it was very busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service is always good.

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