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Papa Joe's/Iacomini's

4.5
719 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups
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 719 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was wonderful as always! We had the VIP room, everything was outstanding.
The service was a 10 plus, and the food and drinks are always great! Plus we love the carry out store!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

51 years of marriage. My husband would love to have Beef osobocco next time. But everything was great.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had very good chicken parm and walleye dinners. One of the very few restaurants in the area where you can make a reservation. Great to be seated immediately when we arrived on time for our reservation

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was not as good as usual. Didn’t even offer us dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always good food and good service!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

food wasn't that great... expected better food. my 10% Italian wife makes a better tasting spaghetti sauce!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Really enjoyed appetizers and drinks before dinner. I had the veal scallopini, nice as always

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went on a Saturday evening at 5:30, had made a reservation just in case. Restaurant was crowded but there was no wait in any event. Several different dining areas. Food was very good, service was attentive and the pace of the meal was good. Had never been there before and was very happy with the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was Saint Patty's day so It was louder than usual and very busy. Our service was still as wonderful as any other time we have eaten there. Food is always good.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We picked the wrong night to go. It was St. Pat's Day. We hadn't seen these friends in 2 years and we couldn't really talk to them as the lady singer was so loud. It was frustrating to try and get caught up when we had to yell to talk. We wish we could've been seated farther away from her. Our waiter was excellent but the one lady who seemed to be in charge was not open to trying to seat us somewhere else. We were lucky to have such a great waiter. If our only impression of your staff was her, we wouldn't have left with a good feeling.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great restaurant with the best food, the best people . Perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day.... wonderful entertainment and food. We so enjoyed our evening with our friends!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food ...phenomenal atmosphere ... fantastic service ... will definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. We really liked the wine shop which had a very nice selection. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Local gem, a refreshing break from the generic chain restaurants. Menu diverse enough to suit everyone. Excellent value for the quality.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Always good will keep going back

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great place for a casual evening meal, food is always good and service is great!

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1.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pleasant evening at a fine restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Go there usually once a month. Never disappointed.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Always enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Deliciously awesome as usual!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Love their steaks! Always enjoy eating here.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Server was spectacular however, I forget her name:(

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2.0Dined 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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