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Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano

1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
+1 203-655-1330
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“veal dishes” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four people; everybody really enjoyed their meals; 2 veal, chicken parm, lasagna...all very good. I very rarely give 5 stars, so this 4 star review is a strong recommendation.

Thank slm999
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We always order Chicken Francese and Artichoke Chicken which is served with tomato and fresh mozzarella. All entrees are served with vegetables and potato. The side servings are small but enough. Meaning: you will finish your entire plate. There will be no leftovers. Every bite...More

Thank Wendyfio
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for over five years. The staff are incredibly professional and it is obvious that is a long-standing family business. We mostly go for takeout, and the food is high-end restaurant quality. Very friendly proprietor, and I highly recommend...More

1  Thank SagamoreHill1
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've been going to Papa Joe's since 1986. In addition to dining at the restaurant, I order takeout probably monthly. I have also had them cater several large parties in my home. Never had a bad experience. Great restaurant!

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We had a nice dinner. They offer a nice menu- drinks, appetizers, salads, pasta, Chicken, veal, fish and beef dishes. We shared two dishes: eggplant rollatini and chicken marsala. I had a tossed salad too. The food was good but wasn't served hot. We didn't...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Friendly, willing to customize your order. My mussels with homemade linguini in an oil garlic sauce was excellent and very fairly priced.

Thank William P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

.......does that say enough. Great neighborhood Italian Restaurant (although I have friends that come from other towns and other states to eat here). The food is consistently good. I do not know of another restaurant in the area that has more repeat customers. Great for...More

Thank rsgreenct
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The food here is the reason to go. For starters, the arancini, anchiovies napolitano, and caprese salad are excellent. The rigatoni alla amatriciana, grilled swordfish, veal parmigiana, and bronzino cooked in parchment paper are also outstanding. Service is excellent. The owner is also always present,...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We've been trying to find a decent american style italian food place for family dinners and this was perfect. Nice dining room and separate bar area. Food was great. Service great. Reasonable prices

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

been there often....always reliable...and we can hear each other talk !! easy parking...reservations accepted.......nice bar area....pleasant dining room....room between tables

Thank eput
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David W
30 October 2016|
Response from Gloria H | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember if they do. I would recommend calling them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 203-655-1330
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