Chicago Joe's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 820 S 4th St

    Las Vegas, NV 89101

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  • 702-382-5637

About Chicago Joe's Restaurant

Hours
Tuesday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
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Place is extremely small so tables very close together. Food medeocor at best and over priced. One waiter for the entire place, horrible service, extremely slow. Yout time and money would be much better spent at any other Italian place

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★★★★★

Place is extremely small so tables very close together. Food medeocor at best and over priced. One waiter for the entire place, horrible service, extremely slow. Yout time and money would be much better spent at any other Italian place

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My husband and I chose Joe's for dinner tonight, it was our 12th year wedding anniversary. Both of us loved the food there in the past and the ambiance is charming. Tonight however the food was terrible. Sauce was greasy and stale. The chicken was tough and portions were small and overpriced. It was quite possibly the worst Italian food I have ever eaten. We waited over an hour for our appetizer, baked clams which were mediocre at best, and the bread crumbs where soggy.
I will never eat there again I am sorry to say. 60 dollars for terrible food and a stomach ache.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I chose Joe's for dinner tonight, it was our 12th year wedding anniversary. Both of us loved the food there in the past and the ambiance is charming. Tonight however the food was terrible. Sauce was greasy and stale. The chicken was tough and portions were small and overpriced. It was quite possibly the worst Italian food I have ever eaten. We waited over an hour for our appetizer, baked clams which were mediocre at best, and the bread crumbs where soggy.
I will never eat there again I am sorry to say. 60 dollars for terrible food and a stomach ache.

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While I have always been a fan of the local find Chicago Joes and have recommended it to so many people for years...I no longer feel that way. My last couple visits have been not so good on service, but the biggest thing when I ate their last night (an early Saturday night) was their marinara was almost brown. Which leads me to two things-bottom of the barrel or really old marinara? It was bitter and so thick. Joe really?

Now the marinara was one of the things I loved about Chicago Joes in the past, but not this night. I think this restaurant has been there for so long that they have lost sight of the importance of good sauce and good service. I wont be back any time soon unfortunately nor will I be recommending them. I would be embarassed! *Not to mention I manage a large Las Vegas Concierge.

I will say that the bread is terrific-even though the waiter was saying it was coming and then I had to chase him down for it after our salad and soup.

Sorry Joe...perhaps you might need to re-think serving old sauce at an Italian restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

While I have always been a fan of the local find Chicago Joes and have recommended it to so many people for years...I no longer feel that way. My last couple visits have been not so good on service, but the biggest thing when I ate their last night (an early Saturday night) was their marinara was almost brown. Which leads me to two things-bottom of the barrel or really old marinara? It was bitter and so thick. Joe really?

Now the marinara was one of the things I loved about Chicago Joes in the past, but not this night. I think this restaurant has been there for so long that they have lost sight of the importance of good sauce and good service. I wont be back any time soon unfortunately nor will I be recommending them. I would be embarassed! *Not to mention I manage a large Las Vegas Concierge.

I will say that the bread is terrific-even though the waiter was saying it was coming and then I had to chase him down for it after our salad and soup.

Sorry Joe...perhaps you might need to re-think serving old sauce at an Italian restaurant.

Pros: Ambiance, bread

Cons: Brown Marinara, not so good service

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Chicago Joe's is amazing. I've been going there since I was a little girl every year for my birthday. The atmosphere is so nice and quaint. It's food is to die for. It's such an amazing italian homecooked expreince. Now for price it is a little expensive but so what it's worth it. Their service is also great because they treat you like family there. So this is why I think you should go to chicago joes. YOU WILL LOVE IT!

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★★★★★

Chicago Joe's is amazing. I've been going there since I was a little girl every year for my birthday. The atmosphere is so nice and quaint. It's food is to die for. It's such an amazing italian homecooked expreince. Now for price it is a little expensive but so what it's worth it. Their service is also great because they treat you like family there. So this is why I think you should go to chicago joes. YOU WILL LOVE IT!

Pros: best italian food

Cons: a little expensive

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I like this place alot the staff was nice and friendly The food was good for the price and portions where decent. I love to try some neat foods and this place had some The manager was nice and made sure we had what we needed i would tell people to go here. Good job.

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★★★☆☆

I like this place alot the staff was nice and friendly The food was good for the price and portions where decent. I love to try some neat foods and this place had some The manager was nice and made sure we had what we needed i would tell people to go here. Good job.

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I am very knowledgeble about food and open minded.
Reviews that are postive on here must be related in some way to the restaurant.
If you want watered down sauce, old soup, rubbery chicken then this is your place....

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★☆☆☆☆

I am very knowledgeble about food and open minded.
Reviews that are postive on here must be related in some way to the restaurant.
If you want watered down sauce, old soup, rubbery chicken then this is your place....

Pros: Neat little building, ambience, close to downtown.

Cons: Pre cooked then reheated, rubbery chicken, flat watery sauce, waste of money.

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I work downtown, so there aren't many good lunch options for me. Consequently, I end up eating at Joe's pretty frequently because one of the guys suggests it. The food is consistently average to below average. The red sauce is very ordinary and leaves an unpleasant, lingering garlic taste in your mouth. The negative reviews about the bread are right on the money; it's like a crusty Wonderbread. The butter is always frozen so unless you hold it in your hand to warm it, you won't be able to spread it on the awful bread. Really, the only thing the bread is good for is sopping up some sauce. The soup, which is the same everyday, is basically overcooked garlic with a hint of tomato sauce poured over pasta. It's rubbish. The salad is worse than the stuff you get in a bag at the grocery store. Even with all these negatives, I'll admit that the entrees are generally okay, but not great. The service is pretty standard. I try to avoid Joe's when I can, but without a lot of options to counter a co-worker's suggestion, I'll be back. My advice is to eat somewhere else, but if you have to eat at Joe's, go with the chicken parm. It's a standard, and they don't screw it up. If you're looking for a cheap Italian meal and are prepared for average food, this is your place. If you are looking for a pleasant surprise, keep looking.

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★★☆☆☆

I work downtown, so there aren't many good lunch options for me. Consequently, I end up eating at Joe's pretty frequently because one of the guys suggests it. The food is consistently average to below average. The red sauce is very ordinary and leaves an unpleasant, lingering garlic taste in your mouth. The negative reviews about the bread are right on the money; it's like a crusty Wonderbread. The butter is always frozen so unless you hold it in your hand to warm it, you won't be able to spread it on the awful bread. Really, the only thing the bread is good for is sopping up some sauce. The soup, which is the same everyday, is basically overcooked garlic with a hint of tomato sauce poured over pasta. It's rubbish. The salad is worse than the stuff you get in a bag at the grocery store. Even with all these negatives, I'll admit that the entrees are generally okay, but not great. The service is pretty standard. I try to avoid Joe's when I can, but without a lot of options to counter a co-worker's suggestion, I'll be back. My advice is to eat somewhere else, but if you have to eat at Joe's, go with the chicken parm. It's a standard, and they don't screw it up. If you're looking for a cheap Italian meal and are prepared for average food, this is your place. If you are looking for a pleasant surprise, keep looking.

Pros: Location (good for downtown employees); price

Cons: Bad bread; horrible salad; gross soup

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I am baffled by the good reviews of this restaurant. It was hands down one of the worst places I've ever eaten. I'm not a food snob, but I know and love good italian food having grown up on the East Coast. This place was just flat out awful. Your local pizzeria probably has better food than this place. While the ambience was good, there was not one Italian working there, and it felt like the chef learned how to good at a local prison. The Veal Parm was disgusting. They were "out" of spaghetti. The silverware was dirty. The bread was like Wonder Bread. The salad was lower grade then McDonalds. And it was in the middle of nowhere. So unless you're an ex-con, you should probably pass on this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am baffled by the good reviews of this restaurant. It was hands down one of the worst places I've ever eaten. I'm not a food snob, but I know and love good italian food having grown up on the East Coast. This place was just flat out awful. Your local pizzeria probably has better food than this place. While the ambience was good, there was not one Italian working there, and it felt like the chef learned how to good at a local prison. The Veal Parm was disgusting. They were "out" of spaghetti. The silverware was dirty. The bread was like Wonder Bread. The salad was lower grade then McDonalds. And it was in the middle of nowhere. So unless you're an ex-con, you should probably pass on this place.

Pros: None

Cons: Rubbery meat, Crappy Bread, "No Spaghetti"

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I used to work downtown and the est part of my day was going to Chicago Joe's. It is the smallest brick building that used to be a house. It serves home-style Italian food and doesn't have a big menu. They focus on traditional italin dishes and have perfected every one of them. The staff is great and treats you like guests in their "home." You can sit by the fire with your family and enjoy good food. Even though it is downtown it is really a locals place. I drive 10 miles just to get a taste of what Joe has to offer. It is decently priced but if your like me and have to order a salad, wine, appetizer and dessert it adds up. Eat here!

PROS: Great place to eat
CONS:

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★★★★☆

I used to work downtown and the est part of my day was going to Chicago Joe's. It is the smallest brick building that used to be a house. It serves home-style Italian food and doesn't have a big menu. They focus on traditional italin dishes and have perfected every one of them. The staff is great and treats you like guests in their "home." You can sit by the fire with your family and enjoy good food. Even though it is downtown it is really a locals place. I drive 10 miles just to get a taste of what Joe has to offer. It is decently priced but if your like me and have to order a salad, wine, appetizer and dessert it adds up. Eat here!

PROS: Great place to eat
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This is one of the best places in Las Vegas to eat and take out of town guests. The food is great and the atmosphere is worth the trip. I have lived in Las Vegas for over 20 years and being a transplant from New York - I must admit - it is as good or better then some of the places back home. The staff has always been great also.

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★★★★★

This is one of the best places in Las Vegas to eat and take out of town guests. The food is great and the atmosphere is worth the trip. I have lived in Las Vegas for over 20 years and being a transplant from New York - I must admit - it is as good or better then some of the places back home. The staff has always been great also.

Pros: Great Food, Great Staff, Great Fun

Cons: Parking, Closed Sundays

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I am a creature of habit and so is my Father; we have our usual spots that we go to every Sunday. About a month ago we were driving down 4th and spoted Joe's and the food just melted in my mouth, the italian ice cream was Fantastic and for the first time in a really long time my father fininshed all his food. That to me means that the food has to great. I recommend that if your in the neiborhood, stop by the food is great and the price is right.

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★★★★★

I am a creature of habit and so is my Father; we have our usual spots that we go to every Sunday. About a month ago we were driving down 4th and spoted Joe's and the food just melted in my mouth, the italian ice cream was Fantastic and for the first time in a really long time my father fininshed all his food. That to me means that the food has to great. I recommend that if your in the neiborhood, stop by the food is great and the price is right.

Pros: Great service, Great Food, Interesting History

Cons: A little Small, bigger tables , More seating

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I knew the owners of this restaurant back in Chicago. They have a great line of Italian food and the prices aren't too bad. Their shrimp scampi is great and the hot beef and sausage sandwiches are good to. I also like the Chicken Vesuvio.

Pat D.

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★★★★☆

I knew the owners of this restaurant back in Chicago. They have a great line of Italian food and the prices aren't too bad. Their shrimp scampi is great and the hot beef and sausage sandwiches are good to. I also like the Chicken Vesuvio.

Pat D.

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If you want to get away from the slot machines and prepackaged foods, that the strip casinos offer... check out Chicago Joes. Being far from home, the warm grandma's house decor is comforting. Everything from the food, servers and wine list is authentic Italian.

Make reservations!!! There is only like 20 table tops... you won't be let down.

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★★★★☆

If you want to get away from the slot machines and prepackaged foods, that the strip casinos offer... check out Chicago Joes. Being far from home, the warm grandma's house decor is comforting. Everything from the food, servers and wine list is authentic Italian.

Make reservations!!! There is only like 20 table tops... you won't be let down.

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Chicago Joe's is off the beaten path but well worth the find. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and fast. The place is always packed for lunch but you still get the same excellent service.

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★★★★★

Chicago Joe's is off the beaten path but well worth the find. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and fast. The place is always packed for lunch but you still get the same excellent service.

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Wonderful, Delicious, Full of Heart! Located in a tiny, old brick house on 4th Street, Joe's feels like the modest home of a big Italian-American family--particularly since the waiters tend to look like the young Vito Corleone of "Godfather II." No frills, no dinners over $20, and great service in an intimate setting, down to the fireplace and red checkered tablecloths.

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★★★★☆

Wonderful, Delicious, Full of Heart! Located in a tiny, old brick house on 4th Street, Joe's feels like the modest home of a big Italian-American family--particularly since the waiters tend to look like the young Vito Corleone of "Godfather II." No frills, no dinners over $20, and great service in an intimate setting, down to the fireplace and red checkered tablecloths.

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Was hotter then heck in the back dining area where the front was nice and cool. Asked to sit up front and said it was reserved. Considering this place doesnt take reservations I was appauled. The waiter was very short with us and acted as if he was dfoing us a favor by even being there. Would NOT suggest going there. First impressions last forever, will never return!

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★★☆☆☆

Was hotter then heck in the back dining area where the front was nice and cool. Asked to sit up front and said it was reserved. Considering this place doesnt take reservations I was appauled. The waiter was very short with us and acted as if he was dfoing us a favor by even being there. Would NOT suggest going there. First impressions last forever, will never return!

Cons: , Poor service, mediocre food

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This is a wonderful FUN place that where the atmosphere is as Great as the Food!
My husband and I had our out of town rehersal dinner here in May. We are not from Vegas and had to rely on this website to chose this spot. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience! The food is fabulous as well as the service and setting. We had a Great time!!! Way to Go Joe!!

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★★★★★

This is a wonderful FUN place that where the atmosphere is as Great as the Food!
My husband and I had our out of town rehersal dinner here in May. We are not from Vegas and had to rely on this website to chose this spot. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience! The food is fabulous as well as the service and setting. We had a Great time!!! Way to Go Joe!!

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We there with a party of six back in April! Saw the review at another site and we had to try it out!
Great time ,great food and what a staff. We laughed from the time we walked in to the time we left. We travel to Vegas twice a year from Upstate NY and we will return to Chicago Joe's. See you there!

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We there with a party of six back in April! Saw the review at another site and we had to try it out!
Great time ,great food and what a staff. We laughed from the time we walked in to the time we left. We travel to Vegas twice a year from Upstate NY and we will return to Chicago Joe's. See you there!

Pros: Excellant Food, Prices are great!, Waiters were Funny

Cons: , Plan to eat early, Very small place

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Chicago Joe's is truly like going to your Italian Grandmother's house for a family dinner. It's a quaint little old house converted into a warm and cozy restaurant. The staff is friendly & knows everything about what they serve. If they don't have what you want on the menu they can usually make it for you anyway. My highpiont is the Shrimp or Lobster FraDiAvlo. The corner table in the back is truly perfect for a romantic dinner with someone special. This is a taste of Chicago's Little Italy right here in Sin City!

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★★★★★

Chicago Joe's is truly like going to your Italian Grandmother's house for a family dinner. It's a quaint little old house converted into a warm and cozy restaurant. The staff is friendly & knows everything about what they serve. If they don't have what you want on the menu they can usually make it for you anyway. My highpiont is the Shrimp or Lobster FraDiAvlo. The corner table in the back is truly perfect for a romantic dinner with someone special. This is a taste of Chicago's Little Italy right here in Sin City!

Pros: Food, Staff, Atmosphere

Cons: Bad area, Restricted & metered

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The most comfortable eating establishment in Vegas. You are put at ease the second you walk in-as if you were dining with old friends in their home! The food was delightful. The portions are very generous. The service was better than any other experienced in Vegas. It deserves to be on your next eating agenda!

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★★★★★

The most comfortable eating establishment in Vegas. You are put at ease the second you walk in-as if you were dining with old friends in their home! The food was delightful. The portions are very generous. The service was better than any other experienced in Vegas. It deserves to be on your next eating agenda!

Pros: Portions, Service, Inexpensive

Cons: Parking

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We tried this place due to the readership ratings and comments. We were not disappointed - we would describe their food as "old fashioned, family style Italian". The portions were generous, and the service was friendly. Costs represented fair values - the only "downside" was the area, which is a bit sketchy. We would recommend Joe's to those who would enjoy down home style cooking served in a comfortable environment. Try them.

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★★★★★

We tried this place due to the readership ratings and comments. We were not disappointed - we would describe their food as "old fashioned, family style Italian". The portions were generous, and the service was friendly. Costs represented fair values - the only "downside" was the area, which is a bit sketchy. We would recommend Joe's to those who would enjoy down home style cooking served in a comfortable environment. Try them.

Pros: Food, Service, Value

Cons: Sketchy area

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One word - yummy yum. That about sums up Chicago Joe's. Our waiter, Timothy, besides having the body of a god, had the mind of an Einstein. Not only did he deftly rattled off each and every ingredient available, but all the crust/ingredient combinations (a total of 983 possible combinations) without the aid of a cheat sheet. OK, OK, the pizza.....
Do you enjoy the sounds of a flying hawk in the wilds of Montana? A bubble bath made of nothing but champagne? An alto saxophone solo in the key of B-flat? Chicago Joe's is all this and more. Give it whirl - you'll not only leave satified, but satiated.

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★★★★★

One word - yummy yum. That about sums up Chicago Joe's. Our waiter, Timothy, besides having the body of a god, had the mind of an Einstein. Not only did he deftly rattled off each and every ingredient available, but all the crust/ingredient combinations (a total of 983 possible combinations) without the aid of a cheat sheet. OK, OK, the pizza.....
Do you enjoy the sounds of a flying hawk in the wilds of Montana? A bubble bath made of nothing but champagne? An alto saxophone solo in the key of B-flat? Chicago Joe's is all this and more. Give it whirl - you'll not only leave satified, but satiated.

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More than just the best it's the only place to go if you're searching for a quaint ,romantic setting with the best italian food and the best selection of wine in town . You owe it to yourself to experience Chicago Joe's.

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★★★★★

More than just the best it's the only place to go if you're searching for a quaint ,romantic setting with the best italian food and the best selection of wine in town . You owe it to yourself to experience Chicago Joe's.

Pros: warm atomosphere, great prices, friendly people

Cons: there aren't more, none, none

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i've eaten at this restaurant many years ago and never forgotten about it

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i've eaten at this restaurant many years ago and never forgotten about it

Pros: good food, small place

Cons: more parking spots

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But a great place to eat. This transplanted New Yorker tips her fedora to Chicago - Chicago Joe's, that is. What a great little place for good food & service at reasonable prices. We're regulars at Joe's - it feels like a place I would have gone to at home, a neighborhood place. Get yourself a plate of spaghetti and meat sauce, a pitcher of red wine and a little glass with a slice of peach in it and go to Chicago - or heaven. The food's great, the servers are friendly and efficient and the whole deal fits in the shell of an old house. And a pretty small old house at that. The parking is minimal and the neighborhood isn't fancy, but that all adds to the package. And if it's something you're into, you just might see local (and not-just-local) movers and shakers at the next table.

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★★★★★

But a great place to eat. This transplanted New Yorker tips her fedora to Chicago - Chicago Joe's, that is. What a great little place for good food & service at reasonable prices. We're regulars at Joe's - it feels like a place I would have gone to at home, a neighborhood place. Get yourself a plate of spaghetti and meat sauce, a pitcher of red wine and a little glass with a slice of peach in it and go to Chicago - or heaven. The food's great, the servers are friendly and efficient and the whole deal fits in the shell of an old house. And a pretty small old house at that. The parking is minimal and the neighborhood isn't fancy, but that all adds to the package. And if it's something you're into, you just might see local (and not-just-local) movers and shakers at the next table.

Pros: outstanding food, excellent service

Cons: little parking, not best part of town

 

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