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Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano

1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
+1 203-655-1330
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“veal dishes” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (10 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Although this restaurant wasn't impressive from the outside, it had been highly recommended to us by a good friend, so we decided to try it. As we entered, we were warmly welcomed by a friendly hostess. We were seated at a nice linen covered table...More

Thank trueladyct
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We eat at Papa Joes at least 6 times per month---the food is always prepared on premises and is absolutely delicious.

Thank Donald L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The food is wonderful, chicken, steak, veal chops, pasta, shrimp, clams, mussels, fresh made bread. Great Italian food including outstanding pizza. Great bar with nautical theme, good drinks, dinner also served at bar. Large dining room and special party room. The atmosphere is great. the...More

Thank EdwardTiano
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Food and service was great. There were six of us. I had the swordfish which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the branzine cooked with vegetables in parchment paper, also cooked to perfection. They have pastas, pizzas, fish, etc. something for everyone. 👍

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 13 April 2017

If not leaving a scrap of food on one's plate (8 times around the table) isn't the mark of an excellent and tasty meal, I don't know what is. Being a larger group, we were accommodated in the side room towards the rear of the...More

Thank oystertravels
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The food is always good, but the service is less than desirable. Each and every diner should be treated the same. The staff seem to prioritize the better service to regulars or big spenders. We experienced slow and less than friendly service on our last...More

Thank Pnap15
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy bringing the family to Papa Joe's! A large selection To keep everyone happy! Portions are large, always food leftover for next day!!

Thank barbarabusskohl
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The broccoli rabe and sausage pizza was excellent. The crust was thin and very tasty..The gnocchi sorentina was excellent, light and fluffy with a light marinara sauce. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Holly O
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's been a long time since we ate at Papa Joe's but the last visit convinced us this has to become one of if not our regular haunt. We ate at the bar and not only had a GREAT meal but the ambiance and the...More

Thank cmgrejtak
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Papa Joe's has been in business for the 49 years that I've lived here. Their food is delicious, reasonably priced and their fish is outstanding! The portions are enormous!

Thank skifast06
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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