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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was excellent, nicely prepared and presented. Service was top notch. My guest was most impressed and being Italian, he could be picky, but said he enjoyed the meal and reminded him of his Grandma's cooking; I guess that rates 5 stars.

Thank GardeniaGlow
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Met an OLD college fraternity brother for Dinner. Arrived around 5:30 pm and received a table right away. The place was packed by 6 PM. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating. Our server was "johnny on the spot" along with being very professional and personable. I had the "sampler" plate -- Eggplant Parm, Sausage and Peppers, Stuffed Shells, and... More 

Thank Gonzarelli33
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in a Saturday night. There was a 45 minute wait, so we decided to wait at the bar. When we got there, the entire lobby was full, and other people came in after us as well. Either those people had reservations, or they forgot about us, because we were the next to last people to get seated (and... More 

Thank MG33523
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood dishes were excellent. Large portions and fresh seafood. Nice atmosphere and good staff. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals from pizza, chicken and seafood

Thank Sandy G
Brooksville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is prepared fresh, service is outstanding, and the food is awesome. Will recommend to family and friends. Very glad we decided to try it.

Thank 350carmeno
Brooksville, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service! We had a party of 3 and were served very quickly. Had a good bottle of wine to go with our dinner.

Thank tylaburg
Brooksville, Florida
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256 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My choice for my birthday dinner. It was great to have mini meal of your choice of 4 Italian dishes. The eggplant was very very good. Hard to find that at every Italian restaurant, lasagne was also good with lots of good cheeses (my personal favorite way), giant meatball and sautéed mushrooms. I would forego the last two next trip... More 

Thank Judymcsedona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Suzi1019

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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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?