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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

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6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601 (Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy)
+1 352-799-3904
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely dinner this evening after our hotel recommended it. Since a dog show was in town, the restaurant was super busy and we opted to sit at the bar. We were served by the very efficient, friendly and knowledgeable bartender, Flo, everything arrived quickly and just as we requested. My husband had eggplant Parmesan and I had the... More 

Thank Janice M
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just have to say been coming here for 8 years and have not had a bad meal yet Flo the bartender is amazing Joe is an amazing man fully dedicated to his business and the community came here and New Year's and had a 22 ounce ribeye surpassed Bern's Steakhouse thank you Joe and staff for your hard work and... More 

Thank Trevord123
Spring Hill, Florida
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the new Papa Joe's is wonderful. Food, staff, atmosphere. The food is very authentic and it is amazing.

Thank Suzi1019
Brooksville, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there twice before it burned down and once after being rebuilt. The food is very good, but it is pricey. No doubt a popular local restaurant for fancier dining in the Brooksville area. However, for really delicious Italian food we recommend Montecello's just east of I-75 on SR-50. They don't have the selection of Papa Joe's, but... More 

Thank swamprat2016
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Papa joes will never disappoint you on flavor or portion sizes. We had tortellini in pecan sauce with chicken and sausage gnocchi, both dishes were amazing! The service was a bit slow but it was late on a Sunday evening, I can understand.

Thank Janeen M
Brooksville, Florida
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182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Papa Joe's was the recent site for a Celebration of Life for a loved one of mine. Since this was an event that did not come with an expected number of attendees I was concerned that there be food for everyone that may show up. Papa Joe and staff did a fantastic job of keeping the food flowing and the... More 

Thank Brooksville01
Spring Hill, Florida
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Arrived on a Thursday night without a reservation, a good crowd was there, however we were seated quickly. The waitress was right there to take our drink order and gave us ample time to make a selection. Our food arrived in minimal time and was prepared to our liking. The portions are huge so bring an appetite when you show... More 

Thank Vern O
Huntsville, Ohio, United States
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Was here a year ago. Very good however I was a bit disappointed in my steak and the taste of the veggies. It was a bit tough and veggies had no flavor. Chicken parmigiana, my husband says, was not as good as he remembers. Not sure if we will try trip 3.

Thank Monica Y
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you delight in classic Italian cuisine, why not give Papa Joe's Restaurant a try? One of my favorites is Chicken Gio, which is a tantalizing casserole consisting of chicken breast, fragrant and tasty Calemata olives, robust garlic, in a delightful wine base! This treat is served over pasta. A salad and garlic bread augment this culinary treasure. The entire... More 

Thank Joseph M
Brooksville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I actually visited them during their pasta fest. Food was great. Serving size was very large and actually took extra to go for lunch the next day. I was very happy with the service as our drinks where kept full and fresh and the food was fresh!!!

Thank 249seano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601
    (Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brooksville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-799-3904
Papa Joe"s Italian Restaurant has been a family tradition for 30 years. Papa Joe has personally constructed a diverse menu to fit anyone and everybody's taste buds, and each dish is prepared to order 'justa for you'. Whether you are looking for an aged tender steak, fresh seafood, or are in need of a carb fix, we got it! From the beginning, Papa Joe has prided himself in using the freshest and most whole ingredients available. In fact, many of the herbs we use are picked fresh from our herb garden and all of our dough is made on premises with a healthy blend of semolina and stone ground wheat. Cheers!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?