Papa Vino's

4.4
247 Reviews
$30 and under
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
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 247 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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vipChrisS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food exceptional; service superb!

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Lynn
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were celebrating a birthday and our table was in a private area

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Speed of service was rather slow as it didn’t seem like the restaurant was very full. Plan extra time for a meal.

Papa Vino's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, we are so sorry your experience was not up to the high standard we strive to achieve for each and every guest. If you could private message us your phone number and a convenient time to call, we would love to gather a little more information about what happened. Thank you for your honest feedback!

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Jude
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is always good and the servers area always nice. They have a good variety of dishes to choose from (and they have true spicy sausage, which makes me happy). I wish they could expand their bar drinks--I would love a negroni before dinner--and it's Italian after all. But their martinis are pretty healthy portions.

Papa Vino's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jude, Thank you very much for your review! We also love the suggestion for the negroni... we'll pass it on to our chef. Hope to see you again soon! Kelli S.

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KrisT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food was cold when delivered to the table. It wasn't a good meal.

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RachelB
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here, no wait and were seated right away. The food was amazing I got the chicken Parmesan. I highly recommend for a date night out, it will be relaxing!

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hello Rachel, Chicken Parmesan is an EXCELLENT choice - one of our most popular dishes on the menu. So glad to hear it was a wonderful experience for you. See you next time!

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GregoryB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious dinner and waitress was great. Atmosphere was perfect

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Gregory! Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope to see you back soon!

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DonP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always at the top of the list when deciding where to dine out. Tremendous menu and service. None better.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 22, 2021

Awwww THANK YOU Don! This is wonderful and your kind words mean so much. Kelli S.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was our first visit to Papa Vinos. We enjoyed our time at the restaurant overall. The hostess skipped our reservation and then stated she thought we were dining in the bar. Considering it was my wife’s birthday and Valentine’s Day we did not appreciate that one bit. We did find the wait staff in the bar were delightful. The papa trio app was tasty and the lasagna was excellent however the Shrimp & Scallop Scampi was extremely bland and we would not recommend ordering this dish. Not the experience we had hoped for overall but we will give the restaurant and other try on a normal day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick service!! Flavorful food and big servings. Waitress was very friendly and kept up with our needs despite being super busy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 22, 2021

WOW! Thank you for such a great review. Love it when we can wow our guests and make an experience phenomenal. See you next time! Kelli S.

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JamesP
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. I was very pleased.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi James, Thank you so much for making time to leave a review. Nice to see you enjoyed your visit!

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TonyO
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. Felt a little rushed but the food was very good. I would go back again.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Tony, Thank you for your helpful feedback. It's a great reminder for our hosts, servers and busers that sometimes we need to take a breath and allow guests more time to enjoy your meal. We will pass along this information to our team and use it as training material. We look forward to serving you next time! Kelli S.

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WendyT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great!! Tasty food and great service!!!

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Wendy! Thank you! Kelli S.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I made reservations on Open Table but when I got there they didn’t have a table for me. The girls were rude and When I was finally seated I was put in the bar. Worst experience I have had in years. The people at McDonalds treat you better than Papa Vinos!

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kathys
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Being older we go about 4pm it's quiet and not crowded.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 10, 2021

Hi Kathy, YES! This is awesome. Thank you for your fantastic review... we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. We can't wait to see you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always. And reasonably priced. Always a good choice!

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viptonyar
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Great service. I also like the environment and location.

Papa Vino's
Responded on February 2, 2021

Awesome! Glad to hear your experience was lovely... we can't wait to see you again soon! LOL on the people watching! - Kelli S.

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ToddG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Service was good. Asked for shrimp farfalle, received a farfalle dish with a cheese sauce which was not good. The number of people standing on top of each other in the waiting area when we left was alarming.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 19, 2021

Hello Todd. We are disappointed to hear your experience was not a pleasant one. This does not meet the high standard of excellence we strive to achieve with each and every guest who enters our restaurant. We will use your visit as training tools for our team. That said, we would like to gather a little more information about what happened.... can you please private message us your phone number and a convenient time to call?

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kathys
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time eating there and everything was perfect. The food was fabulous. Great wine selection. The service was great. Will definately be going again.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 12, 2021

YES! We love this! Thank you! See you next time! Kelli S.

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tcup
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was timely and waitstaff friendly.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 12, 2021

You just made our day! Thank you for dining local! - Kelli S.

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Steve
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have had baked goat cheese in tapas restaurants and were somewhat reluctant to order this appetizer, but it exceeded our expectations. The main course with homemade pasta was also very good.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 12, 2021

Hi Steve, We love that you gave it a try... it's definitely a favorite. Your feedback is very much appreciated! We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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kellyg
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a tad cold. But for New Year’s Eve it was quick, hot and good service. Thanks for working service industry, we appreciate you all!

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 12, 2021

Hi Kelly, Thanks so much for your honest feedback. A cold meal is not the standard we strive to achieve with each and every one of our guests and we are so sorry we failed to achieve it with you. We would like to gather a little more information about your experience. Can you please message us your phone number and a convenient time to call? Kelli S.

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RobertF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was especially fantastic.

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 12, 2021

This is wonderful, Robert. Thank you for sharing... we can't wait to serve you again soon! Kelli S.

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Wife
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends Birthday

Papa Vino's
Responded on January 12, 2021

Looks like you had a great meal... thank you for the review! Kelli S.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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vipdreinker
Toledo
168 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good but needs a few little things to be excellent. My soup was lukewarm and the marsala sauce was not as flavorful as it could have been. Service and all else was great.

Papa Vino's
Responded on December 4, 2020

We are sorry to hear that not everything was excellent, but thank you for your feedback and we are hopeful to see you back again soon!

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vipSharonW
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Awesome waitress and friendly manager who came to check on us. My meal came Luke warm and different then expected. They replaced it without issue and with a different dish which arrived hot and delicious.

We were sat in the lounge/bar area. I wish they had plexiglass between the booths as we had seen in other restaurants. We were on a business trip and quite nervous eating out. Overall though a super place.

Papa Vino's
Responded on December 4, 2020

Sharon, thank you for your feedback! We are glad that, despite a few minor complications, your experience seemed pleasant and seamless!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I got 4 tiny shrimp at a high price and the waitress argued that’s normal

Papa Vino's
Responded on November 17, 2020

We are sorry to hear about your experience! We are sending you a private message now to learn a little bit more. Again, we apologize that this happened!

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MommalDR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and the food was phenomenal!!

Papa Vino's
Responded on November 17, 2020

Wow, thank you! We hope to welcome you back here soon!

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pauld
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We've been here before, enjoyed it then and still enjoy now. The food has always good, my wife has Gluten allergies and they can handle it with very little problem.

Papa Vino's
Responded on November 17, 2020

Paul, we are glad to hear this! We always strive to provide guests with the best customer experience, and are so glad that we can make yourself and wife comfortable!

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vipdreinker
Toledo
168 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 on October 21, 2020

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 on October 21, 2020

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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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 247 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.