Just a few of the recent comments we've received from our customers...
July 2017 - Another year in a row!!! Joe's Restaurant was chosen as the winner for the best Italian Restaurant in the 2017 Ithaca Journal's Reader Choice Awards!
From TripAdvisor, February 2017 - "Joe's Restaurant really does make you feel at home....The food is delicious......the place to go in Ithaca or a great dining experience."
From TripAdvisor, December 2016 - "...always predictable, fun, good service, mixture of locals and tourists. Very solid food and drink. Best known for its Italian dishes - done very well indeed. You can get good salads, steak, seafood, but the best dishes are Italian, flatbread sandwiches, and great pizza."
From TripAdvisor, October 2016 - "...nice variety of options on the menu with some seasonal specialties. Dessert is good and is worth saving room for."
From TripAdvisor, August 2016 - "...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 nice. The place wasn't crowded at all and we were able to park behind the restaurant. We will be back. We enjoy these hidden gems...
July 2016 - Joe's Restaurant was chosen as the winner for the best Italian Restaurant in the 2016 Ithaca Journal's Reader Choice Awards!
From TripAdvisor, July 2016 - "Delicious spaghetti and meatballs. Meatballs were super light. Also the sweet Italian dressing was great! My friend said her chicken Marsala was the best chicken she had ever had."
From Trip Advisor, June 2016 - "We were pleasantly surprised with the preparation of our different dishes. My thrill was the delectable flavor of the Tusacan Grilled Chicken Brushetta ...the grilled chicken was fork tender and cooked just right...the salsa topping of the tomatoe brushetta was such a delight. We all were very pleased with the sauteed shrimp, the chicken parm...the bottomless salad with the sweet Italian dressing, that was just the tastiest salad dressing we have had in awhile. The breadsticks were light and fluffy...Very nicely done. Loved all the old pictures on the walls. Found places I used to go with my aunt and uncle when in town. Thank you for the wonderful birthday day dinner . We will be back. Gave us the best seat in the house too. Thank you Janice !!! Janice attended to our every request even though she was busy she was quick to refill and to see if we needed anything more and quick to bring more salad and our meals. Lovely time with a smiling nice waitress and hostess makes a night a perfect TUSCAN DELIGHT"
From TripAdvisor, May 2016 - "We were looking for a place to get spaghetti and happened upon this gem! ...our server, Janice, was wonderful. The menu was nice and varied. We had a couple pizzas, spaghetti and ravioli. The food was great, everyone ate it up! The price was very reasonable. We will keep this in mind the next time we are in the area."
April 2016 - via email "Food was great, prices even better, right down to the fantastic house salad, desserts outstanding. Service was very efficient and helpful, all the food is exceptional."
From Facebook, April 2016 - "...the staff went above and beyond...We could not be happier that we picked Joe's for our celebration dinner, they made it extra special for us."
March 2016 - via email "...the food was outstanding. I must say I have not enjoyed a meal as good in a very long time."
From TripAdvisor, February 2016 - ...it was a really nice, laid back atmosphere and a delicious lunch- I had the bomber pizza and it was divine.
From Yelp, February 2016 - "...good service and attention to getting the food out quick..."
From Facebook, December 2015 - "Awesome service drinks appetizers and meals! Yum..."
From Facebook, November 2015 - "Good food nice time comfortable great place awesome service was great"
From Yelp, October 2015 - ...Service was friendly and food was good.
From Facebook, October 2015 - Good food, good service!
From TripAdvisor, September 2015 - My wife and I were in town for our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted Italian. This was the only restaurant that had an menu that we felt offered that. I had the Seafood Diavlo and she had the Chicken Marsala, pasta il dente, both fantastic. The prices were more than reasonable and the service was friendly, prompt and attentive. How this place rates 100+ out of 200+ I have no clue. Puts the Ithaca Commons over priced restaurants to shame, they should take notes.
From Yelp, September 2015 - ...pizza is super!
From TripAdvisor, August 2015 - Delicious Italian food. Very good service. Good price. Home-made meals...Probably the best pizza in town
From Yelp, August 2015 - Great French fries and the meatballs for my sandwich were fresh and tasty.
From TripAdvisor, July 2015 - ...All of the food was quite delicious, and the staff was very courteous.