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602 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3318
+1 607-256-3463
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Chippewa Bay, New York
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261 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After attending a sports event at Ithaca College, we were looking for a nice restaurant to eat at before heading back home to Northern New York State. Our friends suggested Joe's. Nice selection of Italian dishes, my chicken parm. was outstanding. We don't often travel through Ithaca, but when we return, we will also return to Joe's.

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Thank stephen t
Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see us and for taking the time to provide feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

cincinnati
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a long day, ordered carry out. The pizza was good. The salad was fresh. Even though the restaurant was very busy or order was ready in a short time. I would order from here again.

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Potsdam, New York
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here per a recommendation from a friend for a late lunch. The staff was welcoming and a great family, friendly atmosphere . The good was exceptional and the quantity was amazing. Would recommend anyone visiting Ithaca to stop in here for a meal! Well worth your time.

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Thank Susan N
Ithaca, New York
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar was woefully understaffed when I visited for a fun paint night event at Joe's. While the drinks were fine, argos is better. The lack of tastiness of the appetizers severely dampened my opinion. My friend order spinach artichoke dip that was passable which came with overly fried limp pita chips. I ordered broccoli and cheese bites, which had... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Joe's has generous portions and decent food. There's a nice variety of options on the menu with some seasonal specialties. Dessert is good and is worth saving room for.

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Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is a much nicer place than I expected but not too great sitting at the bar, however. I had the lasagna and it was fantastic. Maybe could have been a bit warmer but other than that possibly the best lasagna of my life. Otherwise, the place is nice but I wouldn't recommend sitting at the bar for a meal.... More 

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Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming in and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our sincere apologies for the draft beer problem! The issue was due to an empty CO2 tank and it was fixed later that day. We do offer a selection of local and regional beers and rotating seasonal specials and other drink specials,... More 

Pittsburgh PA
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were frequent visitors to Joe's during its run in the late 90s. It was closed, renovated and reborn in the classic Italian restaurant style. They still have good pizza, they still have the salad (so-so) and breadsticks (very good) and a pretty good menu that mixes traditional red sauce items with some more adventurous dishes. The gouda mac and... More 

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Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in to see us and for taking the time to share your experience. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Rhode Island
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy Joe's, it has become my "go to" restaurant when I visit my son at Ithaca College. My son had attended a banquet there for school & then recommended it to our family. We have been there for both lunch & dinner. Food is very good and reasonably priced.

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Jen S, Manager at Joe's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage and for taking the time to review us. We'll see you soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable restaurant with a history in Ithaca dating back to 1932. For $10, you can get a "bottomless" garden salad for up to six people. Also, they make a decent thick crust pizza. Great for groups. Full bar.

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My son and I wanted some basic Italian lunch food and this place hit the spot. They had a lunch menu with very reasonable prices. I had the chicken Parmesan sub with fries and my son had chicken Alfredo. Both portions were large and hot. The breadsticks arrived very hot too and covered with Parmesan cheese. Our waitress was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3318
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-3463
Description
Joe's offers a wide variety of delicious appetizers, traditional Italian dinners, pizza and desserts, all with a Tuscan flare. We offer a full bar with a large selection of wine, beer and spirits. All appetizers are always half price in the bar area! We are guaranteed to have something for everyone, and vegetarian dishes are available!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?