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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 - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Description: Papa Joe"s Italian Restaurant has been a family tradition for 30...
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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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Finally got here

Place was bright and cheery. Service was prompt. House salad large. Little necks wonderful. We had the mild. Husband had the fish and was good. I had the sampler and I was not liking the lasagna but the other items I had were good. Price reasonable. Would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara C
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Spring Hill, Florida
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Brooksville, Florida
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247 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish we couldn't ask for anything more from an Italian restaurant. All staff was pleasant and professional. We were in good hands with our server Stacey, she quickly took our order, refilled drinks, served our food, brought the check all without us having to ask. The dining area is tastefully decorated. Desserts tempt you from a case... More 

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Thank AnitaS484
Dade City, Florida
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to go to Papa Joe's for our anniversary dinner last night and I am glad we did. I have eaten at Papa Joe's many times over the years but had never had their Chicken Soprano and I was glad I tried it. The chicken is coated in bread crumbs, bacon bits and swiss cheese. It... More 

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Thank Ben H
The Villages
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129 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our soups were very good. Hot and tasty. Best dish of the night. However that was it. My wife had Chicken Piccata with pasta. Here pasta was not properly cooked. Here chicken was only OK. I had Chicken Parm with spaghetti and red source. The spaghetti was very good, the chicken not so much. We were disappointed in the meal.... More 

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Thank Rene B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know how the food was because my server kept bringing out the wrong order. I ordered chicken parmigian and out came eggplant parmigian with a small side plate of cold pasta. I was asked if I would compromise and said no. 20 minutes later after my wife was finished with her meal, a plate of some unknown pasta... More 

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Thank Dave S
Joe G, General Manager at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Thank you,for taking the time to let us know about your poor service. We value your business, and would like to address your concerns as quickly as possible. I totally understand your frustration, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. In this situation the server did not follow our policy, and she did not notify the manager. .If you... More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was bright and cheery. Service was prompt. House salad large. Little necks wonderful. We had the mild. Husband had the fish and was good. I had the sampler and I was not liking the lasagna but the other items I had were good. Price reasonable. Would go again.

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Thank Barbara C
Joe G, General Manager at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! More 

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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a huge dog show going on so the place was packed. This could have been the reason for the food quality, but we all had the fish special and it was not very good. Fish was dried out and the pasta was overlooked and starchy. Greens were pretty good and the clam chowder was good. Wine selection was... More 

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Thank Bill B
Joe G, Owner at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bill, Thank you for your honest feed back, we will defiantly review with our cooks to correct We appreciate your business. More 

Inverness, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I went to Papa Joes Friday 1//08 our waitress was Lindsey We had such a good time the service was great!!! The hostess who greeted us at the door was very courteous and fun! It was late when we got there but everything was wonderful. The food is so good we ate our dinner,and ordered a pizza... More 

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Thank aamaazn
Joe G, Manager at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your meal, we look forward to serving you and your wife again. Cheers More 

Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the pecan crusted chicken, was tempted to lick my plate! Great decor, fair service. Will be back.

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Thank Melissa K
Joe G, Manager at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. Cheers More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a great find. The staff is friendly and the food is great. I especially love the pasta and pizza. They accept reservations and the restaurant is clean and not too noisy. I can't say enough about how great this place is. You have to have the roasted garlic appetizer. A truly satisfying dining experience.

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Thank SnowStarJeff
Joe G, Manager at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed! Cheers More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Love the food and friendliness of staff. Wide range on the menu from pizza to fancy seafood and steak.

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Thank Frederick A
Joe G, Manager at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We look forward to serving you again! Cheers 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 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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. Cheers!
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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