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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Spring Hill, Florida
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Slightly out of the way near I-75 but worth the drive. Some of the best Italian food I've EVER had! We went for lunch on a Wednesday and the place was packed and I soon found out why. I started with a cup of fantastic pastafagioli and then had the lunch special of Beef Tip Toscano...a blend of succulent beef... More 

Thank askabutcher
Brooksville, Florida
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When we pulled in we knew that there was an obvious wait. My wife went in to check in and was told 25 - 30 minute wait. That was acceptable, however 60 minutes later after multiple checks to the front we were seated. It started with drinks and garlic bread. The bread mediocre at best! Almost tasted like Sams Club... More 

Thank Gene1955559
Homosassa, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Waited 45 minutes on a Saturday night but so worth it the food was awesome the service was good I would highly recommend this place

Thank carol c
Atlanta, Georgia
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel referred us to this local restaurant that specializes in Italian and seafood cuisine. Highly recommend reservations as we waited for a table. Nice bar with a good selection of wines. Highly recommend Papa Joe's.

Thank Jane429393
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been here in years. Always have dinner when we're in town. Authentic Italian cooking. Don't miss this place if you're in the area.

Thank Krista D
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a pre planned, quick family lunch with a large group. We were seated quickly and several wait staff took our orders and furnished drinks promptly. Large menu, everything looked good and I heard no complaints. Prices were very reasonable as well.

Thank Eric W
Clearwater, Florida
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while on a road trip. What a delightful surprise! Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was great. Will definitely come back next time we are passing through

Thank Flamingo33767
South Florida, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

me there for my Birthday, the food was excellent they even made me Clams Casino which they don't have on their menu it was excellent. Where taking my Father in Law for his 80th Birthday party with family and friends. We are so looking forward to this wonderful mile stone we love him so much, Thank you Papa Joe's Thank... More 

1 Thank colormehappy39
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on fri,27th,6:00,I would recommend reservation, but we were seated in about 40min. We ordered the sampler platter,very good,generous portions.Had happy birthday sang to me,with a cannoli! My girlfriend and I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant! We also visited the gift shop next door, neat store, bought a himalayan salt lamp.

Thank Lynn P
Galloway, New Jersey
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the recommendation of a tourist rep, we had dinner at Papa Joe's. The garlic Italian bread was fresh & hot out of the oven - replaced a couple of times. The salad dressings were home made & delicious. Nice ambiance, food & service were excellent.

Thank bearland53

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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
    (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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?