Big Joe's Pasta House

509 Alt 19, Palm Harbor
(727) 785-5221

Recent Reviews

Ed Warlow

We love everything about this awesome place! Great, fresh scratch food, fantastic staff, authentic atmosphere, and very affordable. Joe himself manages the kitchen and usually prepares our meals. The staff out front is amazing. They greet you warmly, take exceptional care of you throughout your meal, take time to chat and get to know you, offer expert recommendations, and remember you when you return! Take our advice, from our server/bartender Janice: Definitely order the Zuppa di Pesce! We are new to the area and are so happy to have a favourite restaurant so close by. Once you visit, you’ll feel like family. We have returned…often!

JP Carter

Can’t say enough good things about Big Joes Italian! My fiancé and I come here all the time! Best Italian food we have ever had!! Beat priced too! You will not regret eating here whether dining in or getting to go! Hard to find a Italian restaurant with such a vast made from scratch menu! We come here at least once a week! Staff is always so nice and accommodating. They make you feel like family!

Jane Melamed

Walking into Big Joe's was like a trip back to the NYC of my childhood. Classic red sauce Italian that we used to take for granted. Food was freshly prepared, very generous portions. I had shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta that was cooked just right. 7 jumbo shrimp, tons of garlic. If I nitpick could have used a bit more lemon and wine and a pinch of salt but otherwise best scampi I have had south of the Mason Dixon line. Service was very friendly. Other 3 guests in my party were also happy with their food. Definitely will be back.

Jamus Elkins

Down here for a week, ate here twice. Absolutely loved it. 10 stars.The pizza and wings we ordered the first night may of been the best pizza we've ever had. And we eat Mellow Mushroom among others here at home that are local favorites. While there getting pizza I noticed the 4.99 endless pasta sign. We came back and WOW. The four of us ordered two meatballs for 3.99 more to go with this amazing platter of spaghetti and marinara and they were the size of softballs. Plus you get salad and garlic bread. I can't tell you how authentic and amazing the sauce was. I despise places like Olive Garden and refuse to eat there. I can't believe this place isn't the number 1 place around. Absolutely loved it and loved the strong Italian presence. 10 stars

Elkins Four

Down here for a week, ate here twice. Absolutely loved it. 10 stars.The pizza and wings we ordered the first night may of been the best pizza we've ever had. And we eat Mellow Mushroom among others here at home that are local favorites. While there getting pizza I noticed the 4.99 endless pasta sign. We came back and WOW. The four of us ordered two meatballs for 3.99 more to go with this amazing platter of spaghetti and marinara and they were the size of softballs. Plus you get salad and garlic bread. I can't tell you how authentic and amazing the sauce was. I despise places like Olive Garden and refuse to eat there. I can't believe this place isn't the number 1 place around. Absolutely loved it and loved the strong Italian presence. 10 stars

patricia hannigan

So warm and welcoming. They called every patron by name as they left. True feeling of being with family. Menu is extensive and food is delicious. Been longing for some authentic Italian food and I've finally found it. Can't wait to go back!!!

Adrienne Crim-mcmorrow

Delicious Italian food in mountainous portions, super friendly wait staff and a cozy atmosphere...what else could you ask for?!?!

Ron Bachman

Great food, but the service is the worst. We were there on Wednesday and sat at our table for 45 minutes without so much as a drink. Janice said nothing and the other woman complained about too much work and not enough help. Multiple walkouts while we were there.

Irvin G.

The staff was friendly, the food was good and the portions were great.They have an endless pasta option, but you really don't need a second serving, due to the first full plate.Will def go back to try their other options.

Michael Minervini

If you like pasta you must try this place. Fresh ingredients, homemade sauces, meatballs are awesome. Everything was tasty, fresh and delicious. The pizza looked amazing.....Next time, I am definitely going back. I felt like I was at Grandma's for Sunday dinner Joe is the owner and chef, family business. Everyone was nice and friendly. Portions are huge and very reasonable prices. They totally blew me away. Way way way more than I expected. If you are from New York, you will definitely love this place. I can't wait to go back and try something else.

Nick L.

Where do I even begin?? $4.95 all you can eat pasta Sun-Thu is literally the best food deal you can find anywhere in Pinellas. Not to mention the portions are massive and you likely won't even ask for seconds (includes a salad and garlic bread). The staff is incredibly friendly and treats us like family every time we come in (shoutout Janis). Also, the happy hour is amazing I believe we had house wines for $3/glass. Highly recommend this place!!

Jerry B

*Attn All* They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays right now! They need to update their operating hours and days on Google, website, the online ordering system, and voicemail. I'm a first time customer and placed an order online for delivery. Got a notification the order was canceled a few minutes later. They still charged my card $68.00. Called to verify the cancellation and voicemail says they are busy and call back in a few minutes. Called 4 times with no answer. Finally drove all the way to the restaurant, come to find out they have a sign saying they are closed! Waiting on refund. They should update all marketing to show you are closed on Tuesdays now. It only takes a few minutes. Also, the online ordering system should not charge your card if the restaurant is closed.

Leona T.

Amazing place. The atmosphere is very pleasant and authentic. The staff is so incredibly kind. Food was nothing short of fantastic. THANK YOU

Donnie Walton

Wow what a hidden? place has that mom and pop feel decor a lil outdated but let me tell you don't let that shy u away the food is what I came for and vest believe they gave me more than I could ask for portion was unbelievable and the quality of food was outstanding got the chicken parm and fried calamari both were delicious I will be returning

Jim Pigliavento

I love this place. Fresh salad and great portions. Who says you cant get good Italian food in Florida?The veal Parmesan and rigatoni is a dish you wont be disappointed with. The sauce has a great flavor and there are many options to choose from. Friendly staff make this mom and pop red sauce joint a must try.

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