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Joe's Pasta House

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3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
+1 505-892-3333
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "must try" place. Our meal was exceptional. The service and the atmosphere is perfect. We will definitely be back

Thank margaretmike
Rio Rancho
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's birthday with some friends at Joe's a couple of weeks ago. The food and service never disappoints. Joe came over to our table and chatted with us for a few minutes. It is always a special meal when we eat at Joe's.

Thank Karen S
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a friendly atmosphere with kind staff and accessible ownership who care and are highly interested in you and Rio Rancho.

Thank O4512YQpatrickm
Rio Rancho, Nm
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten there many times and find the food exceptional, coupled with impeccable service. The prices are reasonable and the value is great.

Thank Stan C
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch buffet has many choices, but dinner sets this restaurant apart. They have many different sauces and pastas, with many meat dishes too. Most people will find an excellent meal here. The service is prompt and friendly.

Thank Thomas P
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I was here was shortly after it opened in the late 1990's. While it's not what I remembered, that's a good thing because in every regard it was better this time around. Really good Italian food and a menu encompassing any preference or dish you could hope for. Only complaint was it was a bit cramped but despite... More 

Thank Flufflebunny
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The red sauce and spaghetti was flavorful and the salad was loaded with olives and crunchy croutons and peppers.

Thank JohnandPatty
Cortez, Colorado
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a sign outside for a Prime Rib Special that Wednesday evening, which appealed to me, while my friends were in the mood for pasta. We did a bit of sharing and it was all fantastic! The service was marvelous and the environment pleasant. I'm told they have live music on the weekends, which would certainly change the experience... More 

Thank Susan N
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant in Rio Rancho. My wife had the grilled salmon and I had the chicken marsala. Both were very well done. Would definitely go back. Had a good crowd for a Wednesday night.

Thank cbrsantafe
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I agree with previous reviewers, this is probably the best restaurant in Rio Rancho. Pros Decent service. Pleasant environment, not noisy but not museum level quiet either. Reasonably priced. Cons I dropped my fork and asked for another. Twice. Never got the fork, had to commandeer one from a vacant table. The ravioli appetizer was not hot, and bland tasting.... More 

Thank Randall M

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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
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 30
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2070
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-892-3333
"Our Focus is on Quality Ingredients, Great Atmosphere & Personal Service." Voted Best Italian Restaurant Albuquerque 2013, Best Pasta Albuquerque 2013 & Best Dessert: Tiramisu; as voted on in Albuquerque the Magazine, The Weekly Alibi & Best of Taste of Rio Rancho 2014! Serving Rio Rancho & Albuquerque, New Mexico area for over 14 years & reviewed as one of the Best Restaurants; Joe's Pasta House proudly shares with you the traditional Italian American cuisine created with immigration recipes taught to Joe while growing up in his grandmother's kitchen. Working in the family bakery, Joe also learned the pastry trade from his father; but his heart remained in grandma's kitchen. After reiceving culinary training in NYC; Joe started out in the restaurant business as dishwasher, then a cook while also serving & he worked his way up. Being experienced with working with several chefs, he started his first business with Dagwood's Restaurant following with Avanti's Pizzeria & Dakota's Catering. Kassie (KC), Joe's wife, started out as server in her teens, working her way up to food & beverage management by her early 20's; both in restaurants & catering. Together Joe & Kassie Guzzardi team up to serve you with over 50 years combined restaurant & catering experience. It is our joy & pleasure to serve you.

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