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Papa Joe's Ristorante Italiano

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$$ - $$$
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1973 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-5806
+1 203-655-1330
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Darien, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Darien, Connecticut
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 company was wonderful. The pasta was as good as any I had during our trip... More 

Thank cmgrejtak
Stamford, CT
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Darien, Connecticut
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The dishes here are authentic and atmosphere is comfortable. The prices are competitive and the portions are plentiful. This place never disappoints me or the family. I recommend it to all my friends even people from out of town. If your passing through Darien on 95 make the stop it close to the highway and you don't need a reservation.

Thank Jack L
Omaha, Nebraska
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Had a fabulous dinner with great friends from Darien. This is their favorite neighborhood restaurant and we can certainly understand why, It was a delightful evening. We had Veal Picata, Veal Margherita, Veal Marsala and Chicken Milanese. It was all wonderful. We will certainly visit this restaurant again on our next trip to Darien.

Thank DebraL2
Stamford, Connecticut
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

For casual dining, with friendly, professional service and excellent Italian food, this is the place. Seafood (swordfish, zuppa de pesce) , veal (osso buco), are terrific. Anything you eat here is at the highest level.

Thank Mark K
Scottsdale, Arizona
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599 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I went here with friends. We have to compare this place to some of our favorites in Scottsdale Arizona. I rate it as average by comparison. Beet salad at $9.00 was good as well as was the Pasta Fagipoli soup at $6.00. My Chicken Parmigiana at $19.00 was a little stringy but the Chicken Milanese also at... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The chicken parm is always amazing! The renovation has made it a great place to go. This is the place to be for great Italian food!

Thank Carolyn E
Woodbury, Minnesota
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This review is for take-out pizza. This is the second time in a few months we have had take-out pizza at Papa Joe's. This time we had the sausage and broccoli rabe pizza. What separates this place from most others is the crust. It's chewy and reminiscent of what you would find at a top tier pizza restaurant in NYC... More 

Thank Chuck S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?