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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601-7907 (Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy)
+1 352-799-3904
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Huntsville, Ohio, United States
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here a year ago. Very good however I was a bit disappointed in my steak and the taste of the veggies. It was a bit tough and veggies had no flavor. Chicken parmigiana, my husband says, was not as good as he remembers. Not sure if we will try trip 3.

Thank Monica Y
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you delight in classic Italian cuisine, why not give Papa Joe's Restaurant a try? One of my favorites is Chicken Gio, which is a tantalizing casserole consisting of chicken breast, fragrant and tasty Calemata olives, robust garlic, in a delightful wine base! This treat is served over pasta. A salad and garlic bread augment this culinary treasure. The entire... More 

Thank Joseph M
Brooksville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually visited them during their pasta fest. Food was great. Serving size was very large and actually took extra to go for lunch the next day. I was very happy with the service as our drinks where kept full and fresh and the food was fresh!!!

Thank 249seano
Winter Garden, Florida, United States
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't very hungry so I thought I'd try a few small dishes. The Bruschetta sounded very tasty, but was it a mushy pile of eggplant, crushed tomatoes and it had an overwelling taste of jarred garlic. And I thought the waitress said it was served with Pizza bread, but it came with PITA bread! The pasta faziolle had some nice... More 

Thank Don_K_12_12
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am full blooded Italian and I am very picky about the restaurants I choose to eat Italian food out and I must say this is one of them. The staff is always friendly and helpful and service is always good. We have eaten there several times since the renovation and they have done a wonderful job on the decor.... More 

Thank Maryanne P
Spring Hill
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Papa Joe's for the first time last night. We each had a different entree and found that each entree was very good. One person had Lasagna, another had spaghetti with Italian sausage and I had gnocchi. Each of us enjoyed our meal very much. The atmosphere, service, food were all good and the price was moderate. Well... More 

Thank Thomas P
Brooksville, Florida
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were never big fans of Papa Joe's before the fire and why it took us so long to make a visit. The place was always a little dumpy and they really did a very nice job on the renovations after the fire. It is much more inviting. We all liked what we ordered and we all said we would... More 

Thank KimZberger
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place has amazing food very clean they will work with you if there's an item on the menu they will alter it you have to stop in and see Flo the bartender she is amazing she will make you up any drink you would like I always sit at the bar and have dinner and drinks her service is... More 

Thank Trevord123
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

My family went there right after touring " Boyette Grove" right up the road from them. What a great ending to a wonderful day! The food is top notch and the waitress was more then kind and helpful. The waitresses are great you sunny smiles and seem to love their job, which in turn makes the experience all that much... More 

Thank Vickie O
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Had dinner here with a small group of family and friends. Accommodations were very nice. Service was a tiny bit slow but we were a bigger group for one person to handle, but she was very nice. Menu was your average Italian choices. Portions were large and everyone was very happy with their choices. Had lots of leftovers for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601-7907
    (Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brooksville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-799-3904
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?