Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen

4.8
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Benvenuto! Great Italian food with impeccable service is always our goal. Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful wine list or feeding a party of 50, we’re here to make sure you get the very best of everything we have to offer.

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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 35 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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crich
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was excellent. Offered recommendations and c was prompt.
Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 3, 2021

YES! Thanks so much for letting us know and for the awesome review!

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vipMJandFred
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy is great! She always gets our order correct. Nothing comes out of the kitchen wrong and we appreciate that. Amy is also AMAZING at making sure we have refills. Our drinks never run dry when Amy is our waitress.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 3, 2021

YES! Thanks so much for posting these kind and thoughtful words. Amy is one of our veteran bartender/servers and she really knows what she is doing. We love her for that!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food, as usual!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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Travln2
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gods food and family atmosphere.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thanks so much for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service & food, as usual!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on April 28, 2021

YES! We love this so much. Thank you, see you next time!

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bypt
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

That shrimp scampi appetizer was awesome. It was nice that our waiter attempted to have the kitchen recreate a favorite side of ours that was dropped from the menu.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on April 28, 2021

Ahh this is the best, thank you! Which side dish was it, and how did it turn out?

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff and service - Shaun is the BEST bartender!!!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you and he absolutely is!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Veal was bloody in the veal piccata.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 11, 2021

Oh wow, we are very sorry that happened. This does not align with the high standard of excellence we strive to achieve with each and every guest we serve. We hope you were able to let your server or one of our management team members know so we could correct the situation for you on the spot. We do hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thanks so much, see you soon!

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vipTB314
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun’s great as always!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on April 28, 2021

he sure is! Thanks!

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vipTB314
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun is continuing to impress in the bar area! Incredible service and friendly!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 3, 2021

We agree! Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we had was the Sunday night special and it was delicious. Shaun was our server and he did a wonderful job.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Shaun is fantastic and we will pass along your kind words to his supervisors! Kelli S.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived we were promptly seated. Shortly thereafter our drink order was taken and bread was brought out to the table. We were given 5-10 minutes to look over the menu. We ordered and the server kept us updated as to when our order would be up. Drinks were replenished before reach the bottom of the glass. Excellent food and service.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 3, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your detailed review and for the five stars! We can't wait to serve you again soon. Kelli S.

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vipTB314
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a colleague here and the bar atmosphere was great! Nice work, Shaun!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 3, 2021

Love your positive feedback... please keep it coming! Kelli S.

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viptonyar
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet nice environment, Good food and customer service.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hello Tonya, Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to serving you again soon! Kelli S.

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vipTB314
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun was awesome! Again very attentive and helpful!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hello TB, YES! We agree... Shaun is the best! Thanks for your review. Kelli S.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again our experience was wonderful. We sat in the bar area and had Shaun serve us. He is so attentive and made everything perfect.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hello. This is so nice to hear. Shaun works hard and is a fantastic team player... our guests love him too! We'll be sure to pass along your kind words. THANK YOU! Kelli S.

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KimP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great Valentines dinner! My husband and I were really debating going out, but wanted to support our local restaurants.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Kim, This makes us so happy. Support like yours is keeping us afloat and we appreciate you SO MUCH. Thank you!!!! Kelli S.

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vipNone
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentine’s dinner. Everything we ordered came out hot and tasty. The bar booth was romantic and we had a great bartender, Shaun. Thanks Shaun and Papa Vinos for making the dinner special.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 22, 2021

Oh gosh, this is so great to read! We love that your Valentine's dinner experience was wonderful and we LOVE that Shaun was your server. He loves our guests! See you next time. Kelli S.

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vipTB314
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun was INCREDIBLE! Attentive and sociable, top tier talent.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you! We hope to see you again this Friday! Kelli S.

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vipMJandFred
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had another great lunch at Papa Vino's. Amy was our waitress and she is truly the best waitress ever! She always remembers what I like to order and never lets my drink run dry. I think Quality Dining should consider giving her a raise and perhaps making her employee of the month!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Amy is absolutely a favorite amongst our regulars for all the reasons you just listed. We are so glad you had another wonderful visit and look forward to serving you again soon! We'll pass along your feedback to Amy's managers. Kelli S.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Shaun and he made our first time back in a restaurant since last November a wonderful experience! The food was delicious, too!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 10, 2021

WOW, thank you so much for your review and your very kind words. This makes our day! Also, THANK YOU for continuing to support it - we love our guests! See you soon!

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vipNone
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food, Shaun in the bar was exceptionally well versed at making tasty drinks.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thanks so much for your kind words. Shaun is absolutely the best of the best... we love him! Please come back and see us soon!

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vipMJandFred
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun is a great waiter! He is very attentive and does a great job making you feel at home.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 10, 2021

YES! Your words mean so much and YES - we are very fortunate to have Shaun on our team. He works hard and truly loves our guests... especially the regulars. =) See you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing once again. That is why we love Papa Vinos!!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 15, 2020

We are so excited to hear it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was amazing. Shaun was our server!

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 2, 2021

Shaun is such a gem... we are lucky to have him! Thank you for sharing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service is always wonderful.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 2, 2021

YES! Thank you! See you soon!

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JaneenZ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a small group get together for lunch. It was fairly busy but Amy our server was wonderful even though she was very busy at the bar. All of our food came out hot and correct. Refills were served before asking. Social distancing and masks along with constant cleaning of menus and tables.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 7, 2020

Wow, we are so glad to hear this! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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vipNone
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of Italian foods, prompt friendly service.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 14, 2020

Todd, thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipMJandFred
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Amy is the best server ever! She deserves a raise!! She always make sure that our food is served correctly. I would like to talk to someone about the change in your spaghetti sauce and Alfredo sauce. Ever since you re-opened it is different. Watery and not very good. I have had to order different things because of the change in quality on your sauce. Thank you

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2020

We always strive for excellent customer service, so this is great to hear! We are currently sending you a message regarding the sauce-- we are so sorry about that!

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JohnC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were on a weekend vacation and found this location on Yelp. The place was busy but everyone was spaced out for social distancing. Bread and salads were good. Lasagna was tasty. Chicken Parmesan my son said was good. Chicken in vodka sauce had a little too much for my daughter. My wife had spaghetti with meat sauce. Portions were generous. We would go back.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you for your feedback, John!

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vipLydiaV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was not good

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on August 24, 2020

We are sorry to hear that your food was not up to our standards. We are sending you a private message to gather some more information!

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ab1976
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so disappointed they closed some of these locations in Detroit area, so we were thrilled to see one was near us on vacation. We were worried the food wouldn’t be the same, but everything was just as we remembered. Fresh bread hot out of the oven, that sweet salad dressing, and every meal was fresh and delicious. Service was fast and food was hot. Our server was very pleasant and we had a great experience.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Responded on August 24, 2020

We are so excited you had a great experience that lived up to your expectations! Hopefully we will see you around again!

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vipNone
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic setting in the bar area....

FAQs

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 983-9900.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.papavinositaliankitchen.com/gift-cards.html.

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.