Diner Comments - "Loved this restaurant!!! Impecably clean and quiet, no loud TV's blaring sports broadcasts. Instead there were two TV's in the main dining room with the volume turned down with closed captioning for anyone wanting to follow a game. The decor and atmosphere was in between family style and fine dining with both tables and booths and a small bar area. A gentleman in tuxedo dress, minus the bow tie walked about playing the mandolin, then the guitar setting the mood for some good Italian food. The menu had a large selection of Italian dishes at different price points which I found very reasonable. The waiter was prompt, attentative and friendly. The food came quickly and was piping hot. The garlic bread was crunchy on the outside and light and airy on the inside like REAL Italian bread is supposed to be and toasted to crunchy perfection. I asked for shrimp added to my pasta primavera and was not dissappointed in what I recieved, My primavera contained several very large shrimp slightly grilled and firm, like they should be. No small mushy supermarket shrimp here. The broccoli in the primavera was just the right consistency, fresh and firm and the pasta was cooked to a perfect al dente finish. The primavera sauce was thick, rich and seasoned with just the right amount of garlic, not greasy and separated like I have experienced at other restaurants in the area. I grew up in Baltimore (Fells Point) and have eaten at some of the best Italian restaurants in Little Italy and the Baltimore area over the years and J&P is right up there with them. Don't let this little Italian restaurant in it's unasuming location fool you. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but once inside you will be pleasantly surprised as I was. I will definitely go back there and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good Italian restaurant with great Italian food in Howard County. Kudos to you for doing Italian right!" - 1/4/13.....Most frequently ordered - J & P Shrimp & Crab Fondue, Calamari Fritti, Orange Roughy Chesapeake...What we're known for - traditional Italian cuisine cooked to perfection with the finest ingredients. We pride ourselves on our friendly, family atmosphere.....What else you should know - If you’re dining in or looking for quick and convenient carry out, we offer a mouth-watering menu including a wide variety of pizzas, subs, salads, pasta and steaks, along with a whole array of seafood, veal and chicken dishes. Come to us for delicious calzones and strombolis – and know that our fresh pizza dough is made daily and that we use only the very best and freshest ingredients. We're conveniently located off Rts. 29 & 216 in Scaggsville just south of Columbia near Maple Lawn. Parties are always welcomed and all of our locations, except Damascus, offer a beverage bar with beer and wine for adults.