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Papa Vino's

4.4
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217 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Good Italian food and impeccable service are in our DNA. Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful wine list or feeding a party of 75, 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 217 people are saying
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vipdreinker
Toledo
160 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice menu options, excellent taste, great service and atmosphere. My only complaint was a lack of shrimp in my dish. I counted 6 small shrimp on a full plate of pasta. Not even enough for a piece in every other fork full. But overall, excellent quality.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Chicken Marsala. Our waitress was awesome !!!!

Papa Vino's
Responded 2 days ago

Jane, thank you so much!

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ZenaH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our daughters birthday very special. The food and service was great!

Papa Vino's
Responded 2 days ago

This is wonderful to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

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LorenM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food,great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Indy. A friend recommended Papa’s. Reservation made since we were not sure about availability of inside dining related to COVID restrictions. Erin our server was very attentive and explained the specials for the evening. The frozen peach Bellini was tasty with the bread and roasted garlic oil. Papas salad for 2 was a winner and plenty for 3. Fresh Parmesan cheese grated over to was welcomed. We chose the sizzling chicken and sausage special. Tasty specially made sausage and grilled chicken mixed with peppers, onions, and spaghetti noodles. Large portions more than enough for 3. We took home a dessert to enjoy much later!

Papa Vino's
Responded on October 7, 2020

We are so glad that you chose to dine with us, and hope to see you again soon!

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food. relaxed but nice atmosphere. service was excellent

Papa Vino's
Responded on September 22, 2020

Keith, thanks for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Chazi
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The bread the server brought us was stale (like it was warmed over from the night before). She brought us a fresh loaf. My friends French fries were cold. I feel that that their quality of food has gone down. Our server was pleasant. My fork had dried food on it. I don’t understand why the wait staff doesn’t steam and wipe their silverware before wrapping it. It is a decent value for the money.

Papa Vino's
Responded on September 22, 2020

Thank you for your feedback-- we're sorry that the food quality was not up to standards! We are sending you a private message to gather some more information.

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MisV
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Our server seemed like he didn’t want to be there the whole time. Not sure that serving is the best career path for him. We had went there the night before as well, as we were visiting from out of town, and had him and he was the same way. My husbands lasagna looked like it had been sitting in the oven for a while as the noodles were a dark brown around the outside. His chicken parm was super dry as well. Thankfully the manager gave him a 50% discount on his meal as he ate it because he was so hungry. Not sure we will be back to visit any time soon.

Papa Vino's
Responded on September 16, 2020

Wow, we are so sorry to hear this! We pride ourselves on quality of both food and service, and are disappointed that both were lacking in your experience. We are sending you a private message to gather more information and remedy this situation.

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KenY
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was good. Pasta and asparagus was a little like warm. But, everything was ok. Our waiter was very good.

Papa Vino's
Responded on August 18, 2020

We always strive for excellent customer service, so thank you for this feedback!

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dennisg
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good value overall...the restaurant is always clean and dependable..

Papa Vino's
Responded on August 18, 2020

We appreciate it, and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipPRK2133
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Pizza was tasteless. Mushrooms in pasta dish were dried out and hard and the sauce was greasy. Very disappointed in their food. Quality used to be good.

Papa Vino's
Responded on August 14, 2020

Hello, We are very sorry to hear your experience was not up to the high standard of excellence we strive to achieve with each guest. We are sending you a private message to gather a little more information about your visit.

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We were seated right away and our server was attentive.

Papa Vino's
Responded on August 14, 2020

Oh wow, thank you! We love feedback like this. See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish. Never a question that we were being taken care of.

Papa Vino's
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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JackE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the visit was very satisfying. Food was very good. I wish a salad would be included with the entree like most Italian restaurants provide. The service was outstanding.

Papa Vino's
Responded on March 24, 2020

Hi Jack, I am so glad you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We hope you will return to visit us soon. We are currently doing curbside pickup if you get cabin fever. Thanks, Mike

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Mishawaka!!! It’s real nice and real fancy.

Papa Vino's
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello Tony, Wy name is Michael and I am the Area Director. I am so happy we are your favorite restaurant in Mishawaka!! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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vipAnthonyP
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Consistent as always

Papa Vino's
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello my name is Michael and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Waited 45 minutes past our reservation to be seated while watching people show up after us, with reservations after us, be seated first.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi my name is Mike. I am the area director. I am so sorry for your long wait. I am not sure what happened. If you could private message me your phone number I would really like to hear the details of your visit. Thanks

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JaronC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food at an affordable price. I loved the complimentary in house bread as well.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Jaron, Hello my name is Mike Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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Jujube
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's Day... everything was great. Great customer service.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello my name is Mike Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. Thanks for leaving such kind words. We hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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Vacaymomma
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s night with my husband & 4 college girls. The food was wonderful & the service was great. They were very busy. We waited about 15 min to be seated but overall we were very pleased & will definitely go back when we are in town again. Great service reasonably priced food delicious Italian pasta dishes.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello my name is Mike Kelley and I am the Area Director. It sure was a busy night. I am sorry for the wait and appreciate your understanding. I am so glad you enjoyed the rest of your visit to our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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AllisonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The restaurant was overbooked and we were placed at a plastic table in the server walkway. It was freezing and the staff kept bottlenecking at our table. It was loud and cramped and frustrating for us and the staff. We had booked 5 days in advance, so felt we should have had a "table" not an add in.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi my name is Mike. I am the area director. I am so sorry About the problem with your table. If you could private message me your phone number I would really like to hear the details of your visit. This way I can make sure it does not happen again. Thanks

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DebiS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very unhappy with our experience. We arrived the lights dimmed as we took our seats. We couldn't even look at the dessert menu, and a few at our table were finishing their meals in haste just to get out of there. Getting our checks and checking out was yet another fiasco of repeated trips & waiting. The food was mediocre at best. Watery pasta - no flavor pizazz. The best thing going was the bread and we had to ask for more than 2 loaves for a table of 8 hungry people. Considering Papa Vinos is touted as 'fine dining' in our area, I was once again, very disappointed.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi my name is Mike. I am the area director. I am so sorry your visit was not up to standards. If you could private message me your phone number I would really like to hear the details of your visit. Thanks

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GARYO
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated at the time of my reservation. Great service with a smile and the food was wonderful!!
Thanks and we will return soon!!

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello my name is Mike Kelley and I am the Area Director. Thanks for the wonderful feedback we truly appreciate it. We look forward to you visiting us again soon. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday experience with my children and fiancé!

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello my name is Mike Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday. Hope you are signed up for our email club. If you do we will send you a little present next year. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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Alexiscrawford
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of friends (6 people). We went before our formal winter dance. They have a special menu made for high school students before the winter dance. The price is $20 per meal which may seem pricy but it includes a lot. It comes with a drink, salad, main meal, cookie desert, and the $20 accounts for tax and a tip. Overall the dinner was a good experience and we all definitely ate too much!

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi my name is Mike. I am the area director. I am so glad you enjoyed our special menu for the dance. I hope you had a great time at the dance as well. Hope you come and visit us again soon!!

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EdieP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server was great but it took quite some time for our food to come out. Then three of us had mushroom fetticini (sp) and one had quite a bit of sauce where the other two were dry. The sprite tasted funny and had to have it returned for a coke. We were celebrating two birthdays and I left my card on the table with a $50 gift card in it- I called recently after leaving once I noticed and I believe Anna was her name. She was fantastic! I asked if she could hold it till the next day. I went back the next day right when they opened. I was able to retrieve my card along with the gift card inside. With the way the world is today, I really was doubting if the gift card would be there. Not that Anna would have taken it, but anyone could have. Renewed my faith that there are still good people in this world. Thanks!

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. I will follow up on the inconsistent amount of sauce on the dishes and the sprite. Thanks for letting me know. I am so glad you got your Gift Card back. It is refreshing to hear that people are still good!! I hope you had a great Birthday. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thank

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SusanT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was quick and warm and delicious and the wine was great

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We also Have half priced wines every Wednesday!! We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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GlennG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great service was good for a Friday night

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello my name is Mike Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The restaurant was incredibly loud and dirty. The food was over salted. I won’t go back.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so sorry things were not up to standards. I would like to find out more about your visit. If you could private message me your contact information i could call you. Hopefully I can regain your faith in us. Thanks

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SteveG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and service was very good ad the atmosphere was great.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. Thanks for the kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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vipPete
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great service was even better

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow, didn’t appear overly busy. Chicken breast was over cooked very tough. Very noisy and drafty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE/ Birthday

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday and a great New year!! I am so glad you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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vipFriday
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together- waitress was awesome and you are always accommodating - thank you!!!

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hello my name is Mike Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad your family enjoyed their time at our restaurant. We hope to see all of you again soon. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Storm was a great waitress

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. I will be sure to let Storm know the next time I see her and thank her for a job well done. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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SallyS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our Christmas Eve dinner spot, very busy this year; our waitress was all over the place. My lasagna was excellent hot and tasty as was my son-in-laws steak but he never got his shrimp and my daughter in law and sons dinner was Luke warm.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I hope your server took care of the shrimp and luke warm dish. If there is anything I can do to make it up to you please message me. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

A bottle of white wine was ordered. Albeit a screw cap, the server just set it down unopened and did not offer to pour. My wife had to ask her to open and pour then also had to ask for a chiller. Not exactly the wine service expected at a place with “vino” in the name.

Papa Vino's
Responded on December 23, 2019

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am so sorry for the issue with the wine. This is unacceptable. By chance do you know who the server was during your visit. If you could message me any other details that could help me get to the bottom of this, I would really appreciate it. I hope you will come and visit us again soon so we can regain your faith in us. Thanks

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vipAnthonyP
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waited a little long for the waitress to get to the table originally but after that good experience.

Papa Vino's
Responded on December 23, 2019

Hello my name is Michael Kelley and I am the Area Director. I am sorry for the delay with the server. I am glad you enjoyed the rest of the time at our restaurant. If there is anything we can improve on please message me. We hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I was very impressed with everything about this eating establishment. This was the first time I had been there and it was the first time in 6 years that the woman I'm dating had been there since her mom passed away. I took her there as a surprise for her birthday. We'll definitely be back.

Papa Vino's
Responded on December 19, 2019

Hello Aaron, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you and your date had a great time at our restaurant. We look forward to you returning soon. Thanks Mike Kelley Area Director

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PhilipD
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Papa Vino's is consistently great. From the warm bread loaf to start to the tiramisu for dessert, the food is always good. It can be packed during dinner hours, but they take online reservations. We love it!

Papa Vino's
Responded on December 12, 2019

Hi Philip, Thanks for your kind and wonderful review. I am so happy you always enjoy your time at our restaurant. We look forward to you returning soon. We hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season! Thanks, Mike Kelley Area Director

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FAQs

Papa Vino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (574) 271-1692.

Papa Vino's is rated 4.4 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Papa Vino's 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.