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The Original Papa Joe's Restaurant
10745 South Cicero
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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The Original Papa Joe's Restaurant is an Italian restaurant with locations in Oak Lawn and New Lenox. They offer plenty of reasons to get you into the restaurant inlcluding a 2 for 1 Tuesday Pasta Night, live music outside on the patio, and event nights. Check the website for upcoming events and promotions.


The nice thing about Papa Joe's is that all entrees come with 3 different salads, soup, and bread. We visited the restaurant on Tuesday night which was a 2 for 1 special promotion night.

I ordered the Spaghetti Al Verdi which was a combination of spinach, garlic, and Italian spices. It was a big serving of just average food. I enjoyed the salads, soups, and breads more than the dinner. Or maybe the included sides just filled me up to much to enjoy the dinner!

2 for 1 Tuesday Menu

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu


This was my second time visting this restaurant. The service was just as good as the first time around (especially for a large party of 8).


The atmosphere was nice, but not the best that I have experienced in an Italian restaurant. It was not as fancy as I would have expected, but had more of a casual feel. It is more about the food and service at this restaurant, rather than the decor.

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Final Remarks

The Original Papa Joe's in Oak Lawn is a decent Italian restaurant to try out on a Tuesday night. If you are impressed with the food and service you can always come back another night and pay full price for a more extensive menu.

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