Pellettieri Joe's
vito

Clinton, NY

#69 Jan 11, 2014
Two Tree wrote:
Do they still make their own red wine vinegar? Oh, I used to love that stuff.
they use cheap apple cider vinegar you fool.See how stupid people are. You americans don't know good Italian food anyways. I laugh at the people that think that crap is good Italian . You cheap basts just go there for the prices and put grated cheese on your bread ,, how stupid.
vito

Clinton, NY

#70 Jan 11, 2014
spaghetti joes wrote:
It isnt just grated cheese out of some plastic container from Hannaford! Dont be foolish, they buy pecorino romano cheese by the brick which if some of you trash talkers had a clue, you would know it is very expensive. The food is delicious and filling and the environment is friendly and very respectful. I have been going in their to eat for almost 25 years and I am great friends with the owners. Everybody is ladie or a gentleman in that place. However if your not in then you wait a long time. You cant start at the top!! Lots of haters in utica!!
if you think that food is great you are not Italian for sure. The only good thing they ever served at one time was the lamb over the charcoal in the celler ovens. Everything else was cheaply made and precooked.If you noticed the old man never ate their own food he made his own separate from the kitchen.food.He did eat the lamb and hot peppers though.
wow

Malone, NY

#71 Jan 11, 2014
vito , idiot, sounds like you go there often. the old man has been gone for years
Tells It Like It Is

Utica, NY

#72 Jan 11, 2014
No Vito, I am not Italian. I don't have to be. I know what I like, whether it's true Italian or not. It doesn't have to be one or the other. The blend of spices and flavor is what I care about. You may prefer your sauce more or less garlicky than I. So, you may prefer one restaurant and I may another. I go where I like the taste whether you like it or not. I don't have to be Italian. Get It? That's why my wife buys different ketchup. She likes Hunts. I don't. I like French's and she doesn't. So what I'm trying to say Vito, is, Go F ck yourself!!!!
Wonderful ooootica

Jacksonville, FL

#74 Jan 12, 2014
There's only one place to feed yours after a day in the cell. Your wiglet likes fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon. You should therefore give it none of these things because its lazy a ss almost certainly doesn't deserve it. Instead, feed it on porridge with salt, and creek water. Your wiglet will supplement its diet with whatever it finds in the fields, other wiglet, etc. Experienced wiglet owners sometimes push watermelon slices through the bars of the wiglet cage at the end of the day as a treat, but only if all wiglet have worked well and nothing has been stolen that day. Mike of the Old Ranch Plantation reports that this last one is a killer, since all wiglets steal something almost every single day of their lives. He reports he doesn't have to spend much on free watermelon for his wiglets as a result. You should never allow your wiglet meal breaks while at work, since if it stops work for more than ten minutes it will need to be retrained. You would be surprised how long it takes to teach a wiglet to pick cotton. You really would. Coffee beans? Don't ask. You have no idea.
DUMB

Clark Mills, NY

#75 Jan 12, 2014
Bee ayyyeeee wrote:
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You probably eat at applebees.. AAYYYYYYEEEEEEE
Get your facts straight. Joe's has a hot water system. NOT STEAM! Open your eyes dummy.
evensteven

Carthage, NY

#77 Jan 12, 2014
Joe's is a great place. I have eaten there many tie. As a bachelor I ate there every day, then for $ 3.00. The special and a bucket. Never got sick once. The atmosphere is what makes Joe's. Saturday was the best day. Those days are gone. Victor yelling, Dominick sleeping behind the bar- Tony and Marie calling out rink orders- "Subway!" on Saturday night. Best thing to order? tough question- ziti and stew- with sausage or meatball, and antipasto and peppers.
vito

Rome, NY

#79 Jan 12, 2014
wow wrote:
vito , idiot, sounds like you go there often. the old man has been gone for years
The place is ok for you irish amreicans who want to go there and impress your grandchildren with the fact that you can put the cheap cheese on the bread and eat it before your over cooked pasta comes with the ragu type sauce. Oh come now you cant compare that place with a place like the willow . You must be a cheap baster d.
kennedy

Rome, NY

#80 Jan 12, 2014
Wonderful ooootica wrote:
<quoted text>I can't imagine what would posses anyone to eat in a dirt hole like that.
The vastly overrated things that uticans beller about are hilarious! Everything is "the best" yet these goats and neanderthals simply can't understand why everyone moved away!
once that place closes you all can go to the barbeque pit on south street. The place is a good place for a beer and a good joke but the food is not very appealing. The Johns should retire with all their loot while they still have the good energy to enjoy it.Use your money don't have your money use you.
hey Idiot

Glenfield, NY

#81 Jan 12, 2014
Wonderful ooootica wrote:
<quoted text>I can't imagine what would posses anyone to eat in a dirt hole like that.
The vastly overrated things that uticans beller about are hilarious! Everything is "the best" yet these goats and neanderthals simply can't understand why everyone moved away!
Not only Uticans eat there...people come from albany, syracuse,troy, and NY, YES, NY to eat here. Get a life..Ypu are most likely. a Utican just soooooooooo jealous of Pelletieri Joe's
Lamb Chops

Sherburne, NY

#83 Jan 12, 2014
Do they still have Lamb on the menu? Their Tripe was to die for!
Greasy

Syracuse, NY

#84 Jan 12, 2014
The Food Sucks!!,
Quando moss

Whitesboro, NY

#85 Jan 13, 2014
As a youngster living in East Utica I had a good vantage point watching the traffic in and out of Joe's.
It started early in the morning and was non stop until closing time 362 days a year.
I believe they closed Election Day Christmas and Easter.
I saw people from all walks of life, some with families going in and out.
Not once did I see anyone's arm being twisted or being led in at gunpoint.
I'm sure if there were violations the people who do the restaurant inspections would have them corrected.
educated and amused

Lowville, NY

#86 Jan 13, 2014
Comparing Joe's to the Willows (or any other expensive restaurant) misses the point. You don't go to Joe's for a fancy meal. You go for the friends, the familiar food and the memories. If you don't understand that, it's impossible to explain, but it's just as well. We don't want you there anyway, and if you came, you'd be extremely uncomfortable. I eat at a lot of restaurants both here in Utica and elsewhere. I go to Joe's for the same reason I go to Roger's on Varick, Prop's in NH ,and the new (old) Gerber's.
I don't expect to get a porterhouse at Joe's, single malt scotch at Prop's or Eggs Benedict at Roger's. Gerber's fried bologna and genuine pickled eggs keep me coming back. When I go to the Willows or Tailor and the Cook, I'll expect a good steak, a matching bottle of wine, and a hefty check. It's about mood and choice, so you eat where you want and I'll do the same. Like Quando said, I see Joe's packed when they're open. I've been going there since the buckets were 50 cents; I've seen old ladies pushing shopping carts stop there and sit alongside men in $500 suits. It's an institution.
Good food

Ellenwood, GA

#88 Jan 13, 2014
Good food at a good price.
remember

Rome, NY

#89 Jan 14, 2014
educated and amused wrote:
Comparing Joe's to the Willows (or any other expensive restaurant) misses the point. You don't go to Joe's for a fancy meal. You go for the friends, the familiar food and the memories. If you don't understand that, it's impossible to explain, but it's just as well. We don't want you there anyway, and if you came, you'd be extremely uncomfortable. I eat at a lot of restaurants both here in Utica and elsewhere. I go to Joe's for the same reason I go to Roger's on Varick, Prop's in NH ,and the new (old) Gerber's.
I don't expect to get a porterhouse at Joe's, single malt scotch at Prop's or Eggs Benedict at Roger's. Gerber's fried bologna and genuine pickled eggs keep me coming back. When I go to the Willows or Tailor and the Cook, I'll expect a good steak, a matching bottle of wine, and a hefty check. It's about mood and choice, so you eat where you want and I'll do the same. Like Quando said, I see Joe's packed when they're open. I've been going there since the buckets were 50 cents; I've seen old ladies pushing shopping carts stop there and sit alongside men in $500 suits. It's an institution.
Oh but you don't remember that you could get a porterhouse at joes. He sold a great porterhouse with mushrooms and onions and French fries for about 600 bucks at one time.Forget it now .the place went down the tubes. All I wish is that they should pass the business down to family members who really have an interest in a full time running the business and they are getting too old and tired to serve the public . The place needs a good conditioning and upgrade. The prices wont go up if it stays in family. The area is run down so bad that no bank would give a loan to anyone to buy it and it would have to be bought cheap and cash deal, Thus a family member is the way to go .No one wants to stay long enough as to be be carried out of their place of work.
Lamb Chops

Sherburne, NY

#90 Jan 14, 2014
Love the Place
nostolgic

Gouverneur, NY

#91 Jan 14, 2014
Mushroom stew..They don't serve the lamb chops anymore. I still love the place!!!
Last Saturday

Utica, NY

#92 Jan 14, 2014
Did anyone see that father-son fight inside Joes on Saturday? What was that all about? I have never seen anyone fighting inside that place, let alone between father and son.
Podz

Whitesboro, NY

#93 Jan 14, 2014
I like the Spaghetti Kettle.

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