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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601-7907
+1 352-799-3904
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (38 reviews)
“cannoli” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601-7907
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Reviewed yesterday

Papa Joes does many things well. We often order their pizza to pick up and take home. If you order the spaghetti and meatballs you will be surprised that the meatballs are the size of baseballs. As for us we each order a side salad...More

Thank GoBlue0617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner with another couple and I have to say the amount of food we got was amazing. The quality and freshness was perfect and they had the best Sangria to go with dinner. If you want an authentic looking Italian restaurant...More

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a large group and thexsetvice was excellent and all the food was delicious! Watching my caloric intake and decided on a salad with grilled shrimp .... Perfectly seasoned shrimp and crisp greens were just what I wanted! The lagasna my husband had...More

Thank Charlie & Wendy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a typical Italian fan, but I was outnumbered by my family. I've driven past the restaurant many times, this day we stopped. Everything was delicious from the garlic bread to our entrees. I had the blackened chicken with potatoes which were to die for....More

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch on Friday, was there when they opened, was seated promptly, drinks were prompt however that is where it ended. There were six adults and two kids. It took fifteen min. to take order then thirty more to get food and they were...More

Thank Dan6801
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is always busy on the weekend so I would recommend reservations. Huge portions, huge menu, very nice staff and easy parking.

Thank hiddenmeadowllc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Boyett's Grove and decided to try this place for dinner. Boy, am I sure glad we did! I got the samples plate and my husband got the eggplant rollatini. Portions were generous and dinners come with garlic bread. My mother got pizza and...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There really is no other sit down restaurant near I-75 in Brooksville. I was sent here by the hotel staff. I got the salad with the steak on top. The steak was overcooked and there were way too may mushrooms on it. They forgot to...More

Thank Nikki0715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy visiting Papa Joe’s. It’s been a family favorite for over 15 years. Parents love the spaghetti & beef tips. I’m a fan of antipasto & anything they do that’s grilled. Desserts are also yummy if you manage to save room!

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greeted by a somewhat unfriendly hostess who did not smile or greet us when entering and did not acknowledge our leaving. My dish was the special of the day, pan sautéed scallops over linguini with a white sauce and mushrooms. Overall not bad but extremely...More

Thank Saints2
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14 February 2018|
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Response from Frank L | Reviewed this property |
ABSOLUTELY, Would not hurt but 3 is early but I expect them to be busy. You can do it through the website also.
27 January 2018|
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Response from ac13Toronto | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
10 March 2017|
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Response from Joe G | Property representative |
Yes , we do carry gluten free items. From Pizza to grilled meats to pasta.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601-7907
    (Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brooksville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-799-3904
  • E-mail
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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