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Papa Joe's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159 (Portage Trail)
+1 330-923-7999
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, very good waitress, and staff, plenty of food on your plate, if you leave hungry it's your fault. Can't wait to bring my mother in law here for fine dining.

Thank Marnica K
Akron, Ohio
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places to eat in town. I go a few times a month. All of the food is amazing. Portions are large and prices are decent. They have a small little bar area that is fun, a bit of an older crowd but you can still get your drink on. They have a take out... More 

Thank robertsQ9502EW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Dinner and extra friendly service. Just a tad too dark making it difficult to read the darker faced menu and see the food you are eating. Bring a small flash light or use your cell phone to see. Photo is Much brighter than it actually is inside.

Thank Angel Z
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian food ever. They helped me pull off a surprise. The staff is beyond helpful and professional.

Thank Kayla R
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wasn't too impressed , salad was wilted , meatballs were barely warm, zita pasta with meat sauce was in great need of more sauce . bread and rolls were good . very loud dinning area . just wasn't a great experience for us.Wait staff were very attentive.

Thank Mary Kaye S
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our adult night out with my son and his wife. A good solid wine selection, from the regions of Italy that we have grown to love. Good food, HUGE (dare I say too huge) portions, terrific appetizer selections and plenty of old-world charm. This place is huge so book your party and be prepared to enjoy the food.

Thank Mike_W_Stock
Akron, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very good Italian food in an upscale and comfortable atmosphere. Visited on New Years eve and the restaurant was completely packed. Staffing was excellent and able to provide great service while always on the run. The food quality was fresh and seasoned perfectly. It seemed most of the dining room had regular customers and there were many large table groups... More 

Thank John S
Independence, Ohio
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband shares his passion for wine-making with a group of friends in our hometown. Each year a day or two after Christmas, five or six couples reunite for a Christmas luncheon. It has become a tradition to share some special holiday time together. This year, our spot to reunite was Papa Joe's, a recommendation from a Winer who was... More 

Thank Beccaboo126
Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Dealing with a party of 11 is no small task. Our waitress managed to keep everyone happy and provided outstanding service. Oh, and the food was delicious. Nice evening out!

Thank ThisandThatGirl
Cleveland, Ohio
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171 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I had a Saturday evening dinner here recently. Tip: If you don't have reservations then get there early. This place can fill up and have a line at the door to get seated. First.........service was excellent. Very friendly, informative and attentive. Second........I had a Manhattan and my wife had a glass of white wine. Both excellent. Manhattan... More 

Thank RedLester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1561 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5159
    (Portage Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 330-923-7999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?