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Joe's Italian

21 Weatherly Club Dr, Ste 500, Alabaster, AL 35007-3184
+1 205-663-4111
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (32 reviews)
“cakes” (40 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Weatherly Club Dr, Ste 500, Alabaster, AL 35007-3184
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, homey atmosphere. The spaghetti with meatballs were delish and the service was great. Very authentic and great prices.

Thank Alisa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and our server Kari was fantastic!!!! She is very professional. I will definitely come back if I get the same awesome food and her level of excellent customer service!!!More

Thank April M
Mike D, General Manager at Joe's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words and the great review. We take a lot of pride in our service and fresh food, so I will let Kari know and congratulate her. We look forward to seeing you soon and hope that you have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went earlier this year had a great waiter and great food! Not so this time! Salad dressing had too much vinager and too much pepper! Pasta wasn't salted! Meatball was bland and stuffed peppers were terrible. Won't go backMore

Thank JaciDestin
Mike D, General Manager at Joe's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, my name is Mike Darnall and I am the GM at Joe's. I read your review and want to apologize for the quality of food on your recent visit. At Joe's we pride ourselves on great food with the freshest of ingredients, but it...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fellow traveler and I enjoyed another fantastic lunch at Joe's Italian in Alabaster this week. I've reviewed this restaurant before, so I won't bore you again with tales of fantastic manicotti and out-of-this-world ravioli rose. I'll simply caution you about take-out. Since it's a...More

Thank notapickyeater2017
Mike D, General Manager at Joe's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, my name is Mike Darnall and I am the GM at Joe's Italian. I am very happy with your review of the restaurant, while I am also very concerned with the take out review. I apologize for the lack of consistency on your take...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Have had a few trips here and it is great every time we go. The food is authentic and the service is great too!! Worth the trip to skip the chain Italian restaurant in town to find this Gem.

Thank Danny N
Mike D, General Manager at Joe's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

I have been dining here for years and know of no better Italian food in Birmingham! The food, service and whole experience are Top Notch! You MUST try it! Sweet, old Joe has passed, but his family carries on and they do it Joes way!More

Thank Benje E
Mike D, General Manager at Joe's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Hi Benje, Thank you for the kind words and 5 star review. We love hearing from our guests and we are delighted that you continue to come to Joe's Italian for a genuine Italian dining experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Papa Joe is dancing with the angels but new owners were great students. Very reliable good food, great food. Crowded Italian family style restaurant. A bonus on weekend nights is old Italian live accordion music ! Some of the best original Italian cakes and desserts...More

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had lunch there for the first time since Joe died and was not disappointed. The family sold the restaurant (and the recipes) to a company that specializes in buying "mom & pop" restaurants and keeping everything the same. The lasagna is the best I've ever...More

Thank notapickyeater2017
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

So my 19 year old wanted a strawberry cake for her birthday. We went in on a Saturday afternoon and it has several open tables but they seemed rushed. We waited about 15 minutes to see what our chances were to get half a cake....More

1  Thank Cheryl P
Mike D, General Manager at Joe's Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi Cheryl, My name is Mike Darnall, and I am the General Manager of Joe's Italian. I deeply apologize for the way my team handled your request at your recent visit. I read your review and can only sympathize with the fact that you were...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Never a disappointment. Yes there was a wait but that should tell you what everyone thinks of the food. Reminds me of the Hill in St. Louis with the live music & tables close together. Try the lasagna. Probably the best bolognese I've had. The...More

Thank mark236cpa
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Carolyn N
Have been here for my birthday and really enjoyed the delicious food and coconut cake. Do you sell whole cakes? If so, how much?
22 June 2017|
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Response from Mike D | Property representative |
Yes we do. Please call 305-663-4111 and ask to order a whole cake. All you need to have is the date needed and time for pick-up. Please give us a 24 advance notice. We look forward to making you a fantastic Joe's cake... More
Maurice W
How much is a half pan of chicken fettuccini? Lasagna?
19 March 2015|
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Response from Mike D | Property representative |
Just call 205-663-4111 and ask for a quote on any family take out items. Joe's staff will be happy to help. Have a great day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Weatherly Club Dr, Ste 500, Alabaster, AL 35007-3184
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Alabaster
  • Phone Number: +1 205-663-4111
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