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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Papa Joe"s Italian Restaurant has been a family tradition for 30 years...
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. Join us for our new Happy Hour Menu: EVERYDAY from 3pm to 6pm ALL DAY TUESDAY... KIDS EAT FREE-Every Monday. AUGURI!
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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great New Restaurant

This Restaurant has been a Brooksville staple for decades until they had a tragic fire that completely destroyed in early 2014. They have since re-built a bigger and better facility that serves incredible Italian Cuisine. Definitely recommend a visit to this establishment!!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Henry N
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When we arrived the restaurant was busy with a number of people waiting. We were told to expect a wait of 40mins and were pleasantly surprised to only wait 15minutes. We had notified them we would need a high chair, we were told our table was ready and upon being shown to it it there was no high chair. No... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nice little Italian American cuisine. For being in the middle of central Florida, it was suitable for the location. If you happen to be in Brooksville, this is a nice place to get some Italian food.

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wow! From the moment we walked in the front door , we were welcomed in with open arms . We've been to Papa Joes before , but our experience this time was fantastic ! The new place looks exquisite ! Such a lovely ambiance . Our dinners were simply amazing ! From our salads to our appetizers , to our... More 

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Brooksville, Florida, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the best Italian resturants I've had the pleasure to dine in. The resturant was recently completed after a devistating fire. The owner rebuilt, his dedicated staff returned to work and the place is better than ever. The portions are generous. Prices are reasonable and the food is great. Don't miss an opportunity to vist!

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Port Richey, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was our first visit to Joe's, the children and family had been there before. An incredibly long wait with very little appropriate space for waiting; we waited outside on some decorative benches around the fountain, in unseasonably warm weather. After parking in some poorly designed limited parking space. We were finally seated in a storage area, apparently an unused... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This Restaurant has been a Brooksville staple for decades until they had a tragic fire that completely destroyed in early 2014. They have since re-built a bigger and better facility that serves incredible Italian Cuisine. Definitely recommend a visit to this establishment!!!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were very much looking forward to revisiting Papa Joes since the rebuild. At first glance the decor looked nice but after spending some time we realized it is not as comfortable as it once was. The wooden booths were very hard and uncomfortable. We were seated right by the kitchen door even though the place was pretty empty. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband,son and I went this past Sunday and had an awesome meal. We were impressed by the atmosphere and the wonderful smiles we were greeted with. The service was excellent. Wonderful food! Looking forward to trying lots of things off their menu. A new favorite place for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I just left papa Joe's and the food and service was amazing the place is beautiful I was reading some of the reviews on here and it breaks my hart that people are complaining about stupid stuff and they will not return it's not McDonald's your not going to get in and out you go there to relax and have... More 

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Webster, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Papa Joe's was my favorite place to eat. I loved its intimate atmosphere and good food. I was so disappointed in my dining experience last night. I prices are higher. I can understand a price hike, but to have higher prices and charge extra for a salad that used to come with the meal - not pleased. But my biggest... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children

Description

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. Join us for our new Happy Hour Menu: EVERYDAY from 3pm to 6pm ALL DAY TUESDAY... KIDS EAT FREE-Every Monday. AUGURI!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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