Papa Joe's Iacomini's

Italian and American Restaurant

The Iacomini Family first opened their doors in 1932. The heart and soul have been "Papa Joe" Iacomini, who passed away in 1998. Those who have gazed into his steel blue eyes, or have watched him tour his restaurants, always searching for ways to improve, know why the Iacomini Family has always been considered the first family of fine and traditional dining in the Akron area.

Joe's legacy lives on with the fourth generation of restaurateurs through his daughter, Judy. She continues to try and live up to his standards of excellence with the help of her son Jeff, and her daughter Kim. This trio of new culinarians continues to bring you "The Best of Iacomini's!"

2012 marks 80 years of serving the Akron area. From the early days of the Florentine Grill, to present day at Papa Joe's, we say thank you, and to your grandparents, for dining at our restaurants.

Located in the Valley, they are close to Weathervane Theatre, Stan Hywet, Blossom Music Center, the Summit County Metro Parks, and The Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Have dinner before a show, or after a hike or a bike ride. Open for lunch Monday thru Friday at 11am, Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, Dinner Starts at 4 pm

Our lunch specials for the week! #papajoes #lunchspecials

Baked Goat Cheese: Spicy marinara served with grilled ciabatta! #appetizers #papajoes #Novemberspecials

Our lunch specials for this week! #papajoes #lunchspecials

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Our November monthly specials! #papajoes #monthlyspecials

Our seasonal pumpkin spice martini! 🎃🍸 #papajoes #martini #pumpkinspice

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Our lunch specials for this week! #papajoes #lunchspecials

Our homemade bread pudding served with a cinnamon glaze!

Our lunch specials for the week! #papajoes #lunchspecials

Our fresh Vermont Autumn Cobb Salad! Baby spinach, roast butternut squash, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese and roast chicken, with apple cider vinaigrette! #papajoes #yum #fresh

Come check out our new lunch specials for this week!

Our chocolate banana marble cake with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate! Perfect with a hot cup of coffee! #papajoes #dessert

A local favorite, tender chicken medallions sautéed in our butter and lemon sauce! #chickenfrancaise #dinner #papajoes

Our decadent pumpkin streusel cobbler with pecans & ice cream! Now available! #pumpkin #papajoes #dessert

Come stop by and check out our new lunch specials for this week! Open at 11 Am

Of course we still have our lobster fest through the month of October along with our Steamed Littleneck Clams and Sambuca Mussels #lobsterfest #papajoes #littleneckclams #lobster #mussels #octoberfeatures

Linguine with red clam sauce, Littleneck clams, garlic, shallots, white wine, red pepper flakes, and red sauce #littleneckclams #redsauce #octoberfeatures #papajoes

Vermont autumn Cobb Salad: Baby spinach, roast butternut squash, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, and roast chicken, with apple cider vinaigrette #vermontautumncobb #cobb #octoberfeatures #roastbutternutsquash #papajoes#papajoesspecialfeature

October features start tonight! We still have our Lobster Fest this month.🇮🇹️🍽️🍷

Shaved roast turkey on wheat bread with cranberry cream cheese, arugula, shaved red onion, and pepper bacon #lunchspecials #papajoes #turkeysandwich #cranberrycreamcheese

Lunch specials for this week. Open at 11 am

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Shafer Wine Dinner, Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30, $120 per person

Judy’s Trio A scoop of chicken salad, tuna salad, and Caprese salad #judystrio #chickensalad #tunasalad #capresesalad #papajoes #lunchspecials

Lunch specials for this week! Open for lunch Monday thru Friday from 11 am to 3:30 pm

Shafer Wine Dinner Menu, Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30. $120 per person - limited seating

We have pumpkin latte ice cream! Try it for dessert today. #pumpkin #pumpkinlatte #pumpkinlatteicecream #pumpkinseason #papajoes #papajoesakron #icecream #merrimanvalley

Wednesday, October 17th we will have 5 great Shafer Wines for a Shafer wine dinner! $120 per person. Call today to make a reservation.

California Roast Beef Sandwich Shaved roast beef on wheat bread with mashed avocado, spinach, tomato, and red onion #papajoeslunchspecials #papajoes #roastbeef #avocado #sandwich

Lunch Specials for this week

Lunch Specials for this week

It is back! Lobster Fest: Whole 1 lb live Maine lobster, PEI mussels, littleneck clams, local corn on the cob, & red skin potatoes cooked in our Chesapeake broth, served with drawn butter #lobster #lobsterfest #papajoes #papajoesakron #merrimanvalley #akron

Whether you are tailgating for high school, college, or the Browns we have everything you need to get your tailgating party started

Tortellini en Brado: Cheese tortellini, roast chicken brado, braised pork belly, 6-minute egg, slow cooked greens,
fresh burrata, and fried garlic #tortellinienbrado #tortellini #6minuteegg #porkbelly #septemberfeatures #papajoes #papajoesakron #merrimanvalley #akron

Linguine and White Clam Sauce: Littleneck clams, garlic, shallots, oregano, white wine, and cream #linguineandwhiteclamsauce #littleneckclams #papajoesakron #wineatretail7daysaweek

Washington Kale Salad: Shredded organic kale, Honeycrisp apple, currants, and toasted almond, tossed in a honey lemon vinaigrette #kale #kalesalad #honeycrisp #papajoesakron #papajoes #wineatretail7daysaweek #septemberfeatures

Sambuca Mussels Sautéed PEI mussels with tomato, basil, garlic, & Sambuca cream, served with grilled bread #mussels #sambuca #sambucamussels #papajoesspecials #septemberspecials

Lunch Specials for this week

We are open Sunday September 2nd!
We are closed Monday September 3rd and Tuesday, September 4th.
We will be open again at 11 am Wednesday morning! We hope you will enjoy your Labor Day.

New drinks added to our cocktail menu: rose martini, caramel apple martini, and washington apple

Great wine for the last bit of summer. Blindfold by Prisoner Wine Company #whitewine #blindfold #prisonerwinecompany #california #papajoeswineshop #wineatretail7daysaweek

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Friday, September 14th at 7 pm, $70 per person A story told with Adobe Spark

New to the hot case in the Italian Market. Chef G brought back the Amaretto Chicken, panko, and almond crusted chicken filet served with an amaretto cream sauce #amarettochicken #italianmarket #papajoes #hotcase #readytogo

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We have the new vintage of Quintessa #quintessa #rutherford #napevalley #redwine

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1561 Akron Peninsula Rd
Akron, OH

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 22:00
Saturday 16:00 - 22:00
Sunday 16:00 - 21:00
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