Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.6
1358 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!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went there based a relatives recommendation who lives in the area, as we do not live in the area. We were there at 4:15 pm, had a reservation and it wasn’t very busy and we waited a long time for our food. We each ordered a drink and they we mediocre at best. The chicken franchise was tender. The spaghetti was average, the salad seemed like in refrigerator for several days. Was not told by waitress that blue cheese dressing was an extra charge. The waitress wasn’t too personalable at all. It was not one of the better Italian places I have ever been too. Needless to say we were disappointed.

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Tfitschen
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

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vipstowaway7
Cleveland
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely busy Thanksgiving Day, but Open Table allowed us to book well in advance. Unlike many restaurants they were well-staffed and everyone was hustling. Despite the crowd we were seated promptly, and there was no long delay for service or food. A limited menu (understandable for the holiday) but still a great selection. Food was excellent. Sufficient number of large tables to accommodate families (we were just 2 for dinner). Far and away better than the chain restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner was amazing. The food was delicious. The staff were all efficient and so friendly. It was a perfect

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vipscottg
Cleveland
125 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were good for Thanksgiving dinner-we dine fairly often at Papa Joes-wish the atmosphere was brighter via the lighting

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DougH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the turkey from the Thanksgiving menu. Food was exceptional, portion sizes were generous. Red Zinfendel was fantastic. Planning to do it again, next yeR.

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JECol
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. It was very busy but we were seated promptly at our reservation time of 3:15. There were plenty of servers and other waitstaff to take care of the crowd and our server Rachel was excellent. The turkey dinner was beautifully presented and was delicious.

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PennieF
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was delicious

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SusanB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we were seated on time, food was great, room was full but reasonably quiet. servers were prompt and courteous. a great thanksgiving.

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LauraF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. I highly recommend. Thanksgiving dinner delicious.

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MelanieZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal. The waitress was friendly, the food was delicious and we were served very quickly. I would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good “old school” Italian food. Big portions, reasonable pricing, great service from Rebecca, nice wine pour.

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LyndaC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there.
What a surprise.
Will come again

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RickH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Room was cold and so was our food. Way to expensive for what we got.

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vipJohnS
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious stuffed mushrooms appetizer. Fresh,crisp house salads and top notch filet mignon and bone-in strip steak. Add in perfect service from Lori and you have another great evening at Papa Joe's.

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Foodie1
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was lovely and knowledgeable. We decided to get the lightly breaded zucchini frites but they were anything but lightly breaded. I love eggplant parmigiana and often order it in a good Italian restaurant. What I got were 3 slices with sauce and cheese and a small side of pasta. For $17.99 I expected a bit more considering the two were of our dining companions ordered perch and trout portions were huge I mean huge. My husband’s chicken Marsala portion was small with two small medallion size pieces. They need to work on there portion size consistencies. I ordered a lemon drop which tasted different since it was actually a different kind of martini for 11.99.
Would consider going back but not for their eggplant or their martinis.

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vipFoodie
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Calamari was excellent. Walleye special was very tasty, but was a bit pricey. For just fish and side of beans, is was $36. The fish was good size. Steak was very soft and perfectly cooked as ordered. Wine was very affordable, which is very unique. Tiramasu was very tasty too. Overall the food was excellent. The place is old and could use a bit modifications. Service was very good.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff, and food. Always exceeds expectations.

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vipMichaelS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has consistent standards, and monthly specials. You can always count on an excellent meal and service

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Steak wasn’t cooked right. It was sent back and it was burnt on the outside the second time and still bloody on the inside. Usually it was always cooked right.

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Reed
Cleveland
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat only criticism is my yellow perch was not as good as usual five extremely large pieces of fish but didn’t taste like usual perch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Veronica was fantastic! The lasagna, sauerkraut balls and the veal parmigiana was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Food was great. Service was fast. Server was very busy, basically didn’t say more than a couple words. Brought us our food and drinks, and that was it. I understand she was very busy, but she could have spoke to us more. Felt like she was just a robot, trying to serve everyone and get them out of there. But, dinner was delicious.

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Reeni
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Having reservations didn't seem to help much this night we dined there.

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Edwardb
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It is a nice restaurant but the management needs to work on a few things. We were greeted rather abruptly by the older gentleman host who took us to our table gave us no menus and we were missing a place setting. The gentleman was not pleasant and came back five minutes later with menus. We sat there for a good 10 to 15 minutes before somebody finally came to serve us. I don’t blame any of this on the waitress as you could see she was stretched too thin. We started off with the fresh calamari which was delicious followed by a house salad with their white French dressing which was very good. My daughter and I both got entrées that came with a marinara sauce. We both thought the marinara sauce had a strange taste to it. My husband ordered the lasagna and loved it. To finish it off my daughter got the cannolis which she said were fantastic.

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John
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good eggplant parmigiana and lasagna, attentive service. Will be back again.

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MikeG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrating a birthday and everyone from hostess to our server was exceptional. Food was outstanding especially the crab stuffed mushrooms

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Papa Joe's so much! We were celebrating my husband's birthday! Our waitress Jen was so nice and made our time there so comforting! We had a nice relaxing evening! We will definitely be back soon! We highly recommend their mussels, chicken parm and Veal Scallopini!!

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vippandemic
Cleveland
156 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Veal parmigiana and prime rib was stellar, as always

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vipChez
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony, our waiter, was great. Attentive, lively, and engaging.

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EJARAN
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anthony did a great job serving & the food was delicious, as always 👍🏻👍🏻

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vipNoShrimpTails
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place for "comfort food". In our world that means, Italian specialties, prime rib, and Lobster Fest! Great cocktails, great food served in an upscale old world ambience. They take care of us like we're family and we keep coming back!

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kzzzzz
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was adequate. Server forget items but not a deal breaker.

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JamesC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food; excellent service. I highly recommend Papa Joe's!

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JudyR
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, very good menu & food but absolutely excellent server and staff. Never had to request or ask for anything. Server remembered everything we requested & food was hot and delicious. Very nice evening.

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vipJIMU
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent service and great quality food

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JeffreyN
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Eat here often. It's always great! On this visit, service was a bit slow. Came to learn that someone had called off so they were short handed. Not a big deal. Our server made the best of it!

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vipTad3016
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had a perch sandwich and the perch was over cooked. 3rd time this year. Also the onion rings were not as good as normal.

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vipNoShrimpTails
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where they are always happy to see you. Great food. Perfect cocktails. Local favorite.

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DifferentWorldWaiter
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience with long time friends

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 4.6 stars by 1358 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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