Papa Joe's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 5900 111th St

    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

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  • 708-636-5030

About Papa Joe's Restaurant

Hours
Sun 1pm-8pm, Mon-Thu 3pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 3pm-10pm

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PAPA SLOWS - WORST SERVICE I'VE EVER SEEN!- ordered pizzas for my daughter's B-DAY party and delivery took OVER TWO HOURS!!! After first call they claimed it was enroute, 2nd call they claimed it was enroute, third call it was for

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★★★★★

PAPA SLOWS - WORST SERVICE I'VE EVER SEEN!- ordered pizzas for my daughter's B-DAY party and delivery took OVER TWO HOURS!!! After first call they claimed it was enroute, 2nd call they claimed it was enroute, third call it was for

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As part of a celebration for our family, I made a reservation at Papa Joe's in Oak Lawn for a party of 20 people. The reservation was made one week ahead. We were seated right away, but then experienced nothing but waiting - and waiting

3
★★★★★

As part of a celebration for our family, I made a reservation at Papa Joe's in Oak Lawn for a party of 20 people. The reservation was made one week ahead. We were seated right away, but then experienced nothing but waiting - and waiting

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4 out of 10 times I ordered pizza and the wrong ingredients were in it. I'm not a hard person to please; mistakes happen. However, being told that I have to either bring the pizza back or have it picked up so they can charge me full price for the right pizza is unacceptable. Waiting 2 hours for a pizza just doesn't work for me or my family.

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★☆☆☆☆

4 out of 10 times I ordered pizza and the wrong ingredients were in it. I'm not a hard person to please; mistakes happen. However, being told that I have to either bring the pizza back or have it picked up so they can charge me full price for the right pizza is unacceptable. Waiting 2 hours for a pizza just doesn't work for me or my family.

Pros: pizza is par for the area

Cons: Rude management and horrible service

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Very good food and pizza is good too; 1/2 price on Monday special is nice, too! Excellent carryout service. Have had a variety of their catered food over the years, and is very good!,

5
★★★★★

Very good food and pizza is good too; 1/2 price on Monday special is nice, too! Excellent carryout service. Have had a variety of their catered food over the years, and is very good!,

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Some of the best Italian food in the area. And who can go wrong with half-price pizza on Mondays! Just be prepared for a longer than usual wait, as it is a well-known spot in Oak Lawn.

5
★★★★★

Some of the best Italian food in the area. And who can go wrong with half-price pizza on Mondays! Just be prepared for a longer than usual wait, as it is a well-known spot in Oak Lawn.

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I love this place. The reviews below are bogus. They have great Lasagna and most any Italian dish is delicious.

Here is the catch....GET THE RIBS...you would think they were a rib house at some point. They are sooooo good.

The service is "old school" warm and friendly just as the feel of the restaurant. This is a old neighborhood joint in every way.

The guy below says go to Leona's...I wonder if they gave him a raise for that review? You can not even compare Papa Joe's to Leona's. Leona's food is terrible corporate frozen dinner restaurant. Papa Joe's is homemade.

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★★★★★

I love this place. The reviews below are bogus. They have great Lasagna and most any Italian dish is delicious.

Here is the catch....GET THE RIBS...you would think they were a rib house at some point. They are sooooo good.

The service is "old school" warm and friendly just as the feel of the restaurant. This is a old neighborhood joint in every way.

The guy below says go to Leona's...I wonder if they gave him a raise for that review? You can not even compare Papa Joe's to Leona's. Leona's food is terrible corporate frozen dinner restaurant. Papa Joe's is homemade.

Pros: Pricing, food, variety, RIBS

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The baked mostaccolli at Papa Joe's is out of this world, i cant get enough! Not to mention on Monday nights they have 1/2 priced pizza's! Great place for take out, have never really dined in restaurant!

5
★★★★★

The baked mostaccolli at Papa Joe's is out of this world, i cant get enough! Not to mention on Monday nights they have 1/2 priced pizza's! Great place for take out, have never really dined in restaurant!

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After debating several Italian restaurants last night, my family decided to visit Papa Joe's in Oak Lawn. It had been a while since we've visited and decided it was time to go back.

When we arrived, the hostess was seating a large group that had come in. While she went back and forth checking on their tables, my party of three languished. Finally a waitress came to our aid and seated us.

We ordered the Manicotti with Marinara sauce, the Fettucini Alfredo, and the Steak Milanase. We all ordered the cream of chicken soup, and an order of fried mozarella as a starter.

The soup was tepid, and would have been wonderful had it actually been hot. the warm loaf of bread accompanying it was quite delightful. The salads were very good - a large chopped salad with Italian dressing, a small pasta salad bowl, and a small tomatoes and cucumbers bowl.

The entrees were fair at best. The Manicotti had the texture of having been cooked a little too long - the edges of the pasta were tough, and the bulk was a bit soggy. The marinara sauce was robust and quite good.

The Fettucini Alfredo was a disappointment. Although the pasta itself was good, the sauce was very thick and missing the creaminess that I expected. It was also quite bland.

The Steak Milanase was listed as having "just enough read sauce". It was smothered in marinara, which completely masked the taste of the steak itself. I wish I could comment on the taste of the meat, but the sauce was simply too overpowering.

Overall, for $50 + tip, we should have gone to Leona's - and will in the future.

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★☆☆☆☆

After debating several Italian restaurants last night, my family decided to visit Papa Joe's in Oak Lawn. It had been a while since we've visited and decided it was time to go back.

When we arrived, the hostess was seating a large group that had come in. While she went back and forth checking on their tables, my party of three languished. Finally a waitress came to our aid and seated us.

We ordered the Manicotti with Marinara sauce, the Fettucini Alfredo, and the Steak Milanase. We all ordered the cream of chicken soup, and an order of fried mozarella as a starter.

The soup was tepid, and would have been wonderful had it actually been hot. the warm loaf of bread accompanying it was quite delightful. The salads were very good - a large chopped salad with Italian dressing, a small pasta salad bowl, and a small tomatoes and cucumbers bowl.

The entrees were fair at best. The Manicotti had the texture of having been cooked a little too long - the edges of the pasta were tough, and the bulk was a bit soggy. The marinara sauce was robust and quite good.

The Fettucini Alfredo was a disappointment. Although the pasta itself was good, the sauce was very thick and missing the creaminess that I expected. It was also quite bland.

The Steak Milanase was listed as having "just enough read sauce". It was smothered in marinara, which completely masked the taste of the steak itself. I wish I could comment on the taste of the meat, but the sauce was simply too overpowering.

Overall, for $50 + tip, we should have gone to Leona's - and will in the future.

Pros: Appetizer, salad, bread

Cons: Everything else

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When my group first showed up, we decided to order appetizers. We ordered bruschetta, which was $6 for three dinky pieces. There were ants in our bruschetta. There was nothing special about the iceberg lettuce salad, soup or bread. I ordered chicken tetrazzini, and the chicken was overcooked and dry. The bathrooms were really dirty. On the plus side, our waitress and the bartender were extremely kind and polite, but that couldn't save this sinking ship of a restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

When my group first showed up, we decided to order appetizers. We ordered bruschetta, which was $6 for three dinky pieces. There were ants in our bruschetta. There was nothing special about the iceberg lettuce salad, soup or bread. I ordered chicken tetrazzini, and the chicken was overcooked and dry. The bathrooms were really dirty. On the plus side, our waitress and the bartender were extremely kind and polite, but that couldn't save this sinking ship of a restaurant.

Pros: Nice wait staff

Cons: Bad Italian food and way overpriced

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Papa Joe's has awesome pizza. Their food is really wonderful, but the slow service made the experience less enjoyable. When I go out for pizza, and am only ordering a thin crust pizza I do not enjoy waiting for over a half hour. I still go there, but if there it seems too busy from the amount of cars in the parking lot I just keep driving.

4
★★★★☆

Papa Joe's has awesome pizza. Their food is really wonderful, but the slow service made the experience less enjoyable. When I go out for pizza, and am only ordering a thin crust pizza I do not enjoy waiting for over a half hour. I still go there, but if there it seems too busy from the amount of cars in the parking lot I just keep driving.

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At Papa Joe's, you will find the best deep dish pizza in all of Oak Lawn. Whenever I move, finding the best local pizza is imperative. I stopped looking when I got to Papa Joe's. The unusual factor is that no matter what topping is on the pizza, it will be cooked as close to "al dente" as that topping can get. The sauce is full of chunks of real tomato, the cheese is thick, and the crust is superb. A better pizza can not be had in this area.

The restaurant is a great place to visit as well. It's fairly small and usually full of locals on most evenings. There's also a nice bar to wait at, should you need to wait. I've had a few of the pasta dishes and have to recommend the gnocchi (seasonal) and lasagne. The Chicken Limone is excellent as well. It's typically a bit noisy, but the good food is worth it.

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★★★★★

At Papa Joe's, you will find the best deep dish pizza in all of Oak Lawn. Whenever I move, finding the best local pizza is imperative. I stopped looking when I got to Papa Joe's. The unusual factor is that no matter what topping is on the pizza, it will be cooked as close to "al dente" as that topping can get. The sauce is full of chunks of real tomato, the cheese is thick, and the crust is superb. A better pizza can not be had in this area.

The restaurant is a great place to visit as well. It's fairly small and usually full of locals on most evenings. There's also a nice bar to wait at, should you need to wait. I've had a few of the pasta dishes and have to recommend the gnocchi (seasonal) and lasagne. The Chicken Limone is excellent as well. It's typically a bit noisy, but the good food is worth it.

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Food is good, service is somewhat slow. Good salad and bread! I would recommend it, but it seems like the average italian restaurant? but its good!! :)

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★★★★☆

Food is good, service is somewhat slow. Good salad and bread! I would recommend it, but it seems like the average italian restaurant? but its good!! :)

Pros: good food

Cons: slow service

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Every time I return home I look forward to a pizza from Papa Joe's. The sausage and mushroom is great and I trulyy miss the food during my travels in the military.

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★★★★★

Every time I return home I look forward to a pizza from Papa Joe's. The sausage and mushroom is great and I trulyy miss the food during my travels in the military.

 

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