This week, my food journey took me to a Rio Rancho staple, Joe’s Pasta House.

Joe’s Pasta House will always hold a special place in my heart. Joe’s was my pandemic restaurant. Back in 2020, my family would get takeout twice a week from Joe’s Pasta House and watch a movie at home. Great times in a very uncertain time.

I was very happy to go to Joe’s and indulge in some fine Italian cuisine. So, I invited my mom and dad to join me as well.

We were seated immediately and served complementary homemade bread with olive oil and fresh bruschetta pomodoro.


They say to never fill up on bread, but I say to live in the moment, especially when you are at Joe’s Pasta House. I must’ve eaten a loaf and a half by myself.

Next, my mom and I decided to order orange Italian cream sodas. Those sodas were life changing! It tasted like a ripe orange, perfectly sweet and tart. It was also topped with cream and an orange slice.

My dad got a Diet Coke and said,”it tastes like a Diet Coke.” Great insight, Dad.

Next, we ordered our entrees. I ordered fettuccine alfredo. Here is something controversial about me: I prefer my fettuccine alfredo without chicken. In my opinion, chicken ruins it.

The dish came out, and it looked as beautiful as ever. It was time to get to work.

I had a couple pieces of bread that I dipped into the alfredo sauce and cleaned my entire plate in about five minutes.

The fettuccine pasta was thick, picked up a lot of the alfredo sauce and had a very toothsome bite.The alfredo sauce was rich, creamy, and the little bit of parmesan sprinkled on top was amazing.

Unfortunately, I did not order dessert. Yes, I ate too much bread. No regrets; lesson learned. Next time, I will order dessert first.

Joe’s never disappoints and is one of the many reasons why Italian food is my favorite type of food.

If you have any questions about takeout, catering or anything else, feel free to call Joe’s Pasta House at 505-892-3333

Joe’s Pasta House is open Tuesday through Sunday and closed Mondays. Hours are 11 a.m. To 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. To 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sundays, they are open from noon to 7 p.m.

Joe’s Pasta House is located at 3201 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho.

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