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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, 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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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
Mona Lisa

I have to say our waitress name was Mona Lisa. Yes it's true. She was a delight. Food was good. Waited a long time to go back after it burned down. So glad up and running again. Will be going back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Megan R
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Webster, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Papa Joe's is a nice place to take the entire family or that special someone who you love. The food was excellent and staff was kind and ready to be at your service with a smile.My family loves going to the $.99 spegetti notes as well as any other note.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

After a devastating fire, Papa Joe's is back ... better than ever. First time back, since the fire, we found the decor very nice, service friendly and efficient as always, and the quality of good tasting food .. right on! I had the Zuppa de pesce @ $21, which had an abundance of seafood, over a bed of linguine. Others... More 

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Webster, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have to say our waitress name was Mona Lisa. Yes it's true. She was a delight. Food was good. Waited a long time to go back after it burned down. So glad up and running again. Will be going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was our first visit since the reopening this spring. The interior is very nicely decorated and bright. We were eating with friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the chicken parmesan with penne. Very moist chicken and the red sauce had a really good taste. The garlic bread was very good. Lots of garlic and butter. I wish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Unfortunately we had a business meeting here for lunch. Even though the restaurant wasn't that full it was extremely loud. The service was awful and we could not get our waitress to come back to our table to take our orders or bring us refills during the entire time we were there. When we finally got our food it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a party of four and all ordered different entrees. All were said to be very good and all were presented well. We split the Antipasto salad which came with wonderful warm garlic bread. The restaurant was very pretty and comfortable. The service was great and atmosphere was terrific. I would not hesitate to go back to this restaurant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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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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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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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Additional Information about Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

Address: 6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone Number: +1 352-799-3904
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brooksville
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 19
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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