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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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12:00 pm - 8:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
MskayK

Went and had lunch for our anniversary, the service was excellent the newly rebuilt restaurant was absolutely beautiful. Staff was great, our servers name was Joey he was very attentive. Food was delicious very healthy portions, was even given a dessert because of the occasion. The manager was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
mskayk
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Every time I'm in Brooksville I come and eat here, from the recommendations of Marilyn Diaz at the Days Inn of Brooksville. I was very upset when I came a few times and found out that papa joes had burnt down, but Marilyn reassured me that you guys were rebuilding and it will be just as great, if not better.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

First visit since they re-opened and was about blinded by all the colored lights and fake decorations - somewhere between 1970s pub flash and carnival plastic Italian/Spanish fake - garish, loud, and creepy. Waited about 15 minutes, led to a cramped corner table (there were 4 of us), requested a table with easier access as one of our party is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Went and had lunch for our anniversary, the service was excellent the newly rebuilt restaurant was absolutely beautiful. Staff was great, our servers name was Joey he was very attentive. Food was delicious very healthy portions, was even given a dessert because of the occasion. The manager was wonderful. Will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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

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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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, Families with children, Romantic

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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