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Joe's Italian Cuisine

403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
+1 760-489-6835
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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04:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My husband and I came to this restaurant for dinner. We were entranced by the decor and how at home you feel when dinning here. The decor is really cool and it is like stepping back in time to Italy with fun stuff added in....More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This little restaurant is adorable. With 11 tables inside and a few more out front, it combines charming decor with mirrors to give the illusion of space with cozy intimacy. Nearly every inch of the woodsy interior is arranged with everything you've ever seen in...More

Thank itropicbird
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our second visit proved just as memorable as the first! You must try the Veal Scallopini, its simply wonderful. This cozy,quaint place is just like sitting down at your own table to have one of your mother's specialities. Its all family, the daughter takes your...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

They say in the menu to be patient, food is all made from scratch. But, ohhhhh boy- it was a long dinner. Everything was slow... getting water... ordering an appetizer...placing our entree order...getting more bread...waiting for a beverage refill...waiting for our entree... waiting for plates...More

Thank ewright2013
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Recently returned to Joe's for dinner on a Saturday evening before going to an event at the Arts Center. The food was just so so. Nothing bad, but definitely nothing great. There were only three wait staff/busing folks, and that was insufficient. We didn't get...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Took over 2.5 hours for dinner - way overwhelmed staff. Food was fair, but not great. Had a table of 6 and tried many options for mains and deserts. Prices were good, but its just not worth waiting over an hour for the salad to...More

Thank JimOB1
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place has it all -- excellent ambiance, great service, and the best Italian cuisine this side of Italy. Have been here many times during our stay in Escondido, and have enjoyed every visit. Joshua is an amazing soul, a great server. We have enjoyed...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Loved the ambiance in this small, intimate restaurant. Was with a group of friends. Food was Ok, but a little bit salty that evening. Need to go back and try it again.

Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Average at best slow service, getting drinks, food, taking plates away even filling drinks. Food ok will not be back

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very intimate cozy restaurant on Grand in Escondido. You might have to wait a little longer for your entre but it is worth the wait. Everything is made from scratch. The waiters are friendly and try hard to please you. We look for the coupons...More

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marmieof5 .
20 June 2017|
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Response from itropicbird | Reviewed this property |
Maybe they will agree to reserve the entire restaurant for you at a certain time if a minimum order amount and tip are agreed on ahead of time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 21:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-489-6835
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