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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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. Cheers!
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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant Surprise While Traveling

While pumping gasoline, I noticed an Italian restaurant across the street. In front of the large building were some customers and a beautiful, four-tier fountain. We were greeted immediately upon entering the spacious interior. On the way to our seats we were impressed with the luscious display of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
717letsgotraveling
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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Wimauma, Florida
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were a large group of about 14 for lunch, coming from a funeral, and they were very accommodating, setting aside 2 large round tables for us, sort of blocked off from everything. They gave us all the time we needed which was great, since there was family from out of town and lots of catching up and reminiscing to... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Im a Brittle diabetic . I love Papa Joes Eggplant Parm. When I requested salad instead of pasta with the eggplant I was told I couldn't make substitutions. I then ordered the Cabrini salad and soup instead of Eggplant. My guest that were with were amazed that they wouldn't give me a salad instead of Pasta. The Cabrini and soup... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went to Papa Joes for the first time since the rebuild. What a great meal we had! We all ordered the special shrimp Sicily OMG it was so good. We also ordered a pizza to take home. Joey was a wonderful waiter took great care of us and was very polite. We will be going back more often and... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Friends were looking for good Italian food, so we took them to Papa Joe's. No disappointment here. Excellent service, great tasting food, and reasonable prices ... nice combination. Two of us ordered the Zuppa Dipesce @ $21 each, which was loaded with seafood over pasta. Call for reservations, as this restaurant is popular. Hope this helps for your first visit.

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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

While pumping gasoline, I noticed an Italian restaurant across the street. In front of the large building were some customers and a beautiful, four-tier fountain. We were greeted immediately upon entering the spacious interior. On the way to our seats we were impressed with the luscious display of desserts inside the glass display. We later learned that the desserts are... More 

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Tampa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Maybe this is considered fancy up in Brooksville.... This is like the Olive Garden on crack inside.food is very bland. No flavor to the tomato sauce. Meatballs taste like they are 75% bread crumbs. Overpriced. Go somewhere else for Italian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places so happy they rebuilt! You will not be disappointed! They make everything fresh you might have to wait a few more minutes than some other places but well worth the wait. Love that it's a family and not a large chain you get so much personal attention the owner even brought out our diners.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Having heard good things about this restaurant, my husband and I visited it on Friday night relatively early as it often has an long wait for seating, there wasn't when we arrived. Drinks and garlic bread (which was good) arrived promptly. Unfortunately, I ordered the sample plate which I opted for the soup option. The Pasta Fasouli was mostly broth,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great experience and a great evening out. My wife and I are so happy we decided to eat at papa Joe's Italian Restaurant. The service and the food was excellent. Very authentic flavors. A great atmosphere and very relaxing. Our server "Gina" was super. We enjoyed talking with her and she met our every need. We needed boxes for... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our entire experience at Papa Joes was fantastic! We waited about 15 minutes for a table, but were able to enjoy a drink outside while we waited. From the hostess to the server to the bus boy, everybody was so friendly. We even met the owner who was super sweet! Dining area is nicely decorated. We had a vegetarian in... 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: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions

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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