The first thing you need to know about Joe's Pasta House - expect Joe Guzzardi (the owner) and his wife, Kassie, to welcome you like you're family.
Pasta House isn't a giant chain restaurant with impersonal service and food that's heated in a microwave.
The food at Pasta House is served in generous portions. If you're watching your weight, ask the servers to box half of it before you even get started. Yes, the servings are that large.
The quality of the food is superb. My personal favorite is chicken parmigiana. So much so that it's a shock to the wait staff when I order something different.
The menu is far more than just a spaghetti and meatballs restaurant. The variety of offerings means you're guaranteed to find something you'll enjoy.
I personally recommend the chicken parmigiana, baked ziti, and chicken marsala.
If you enjoy seafood, Joe has you covered there also.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and welcoming. If you're looking to enjoy an intimate dinner for two, request table 16 by the fireplace.
As a full disclosure, let me just say that my family's relationship with Joe Guzzardi started with walking in off the street for dinner. The quality of his food and the impeccable service by his waitstaff has converted us from customers to long time friends.
I challenge anyone to find someone who feels the same way about any of the chain Italian restaurants.
Give Joe's a try. You'll soon feel the same way.