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“Great food and great service”

Papa Joes Italian Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 128 Restaurants in Brooksville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hwy 50 and Spring Lake Hwy
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!
Ithaca, Michigan
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“Great food and great service”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We have eaten at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant several times and have never been disappointed in the food or service. One of my favorite dishes is the sampler plate that has generous sized servings of excellent Italian food.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Brooksville, Florida
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3 reviews
“None better”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

My heritage is Italian on both sides (mom and dad) and this place has food that could rival either grandmas! It smelled like one of their kitchens and took me back to my childhood. The food was super and even my husband who is NOT a fan of Italian cooking, LOVED it! I saw that someone complained that service was slow. If you want fast and mundane Italian, go to Olive Garden. If you want delicious and authentic, go to Papa Joe's. Since moving to Brooksville, we have dined here 7 times (in five months)! My daughter and grandchildren visited and they loved it also. If you haven't tried it, GO. But don't expect a meal in 10 minutes. This is real cooked from scratch Italian food. Grandma used to take ALL DAY preparing meals like these. ALWAYS great leftovers! The Sangria is homemade and absolutely delicious. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited December 2012
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Glasgow
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice Italian atmosphere”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

I know I can be tough to please but this place ticked most of the boxes

Do not be put off by the exterior which is very ordinary the interior decor has an authentic Italian feel.

The food is good and the portions are deceptively filling.

A nice change from chain restaurant mundanity

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Tampa
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good lunch spot”
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

First time visit. Nice place. Good service and a good cheese steak. Would like to try for dinner. My wife had the steak and cheese sandwich and it was delicious as well.

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Brooksville, Florida
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63 reviews
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“Wonderful place for a party”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Recently we attended an anniversary party here in the back room which you can reserve. The food was wonderful, service excellent, and a good time had by all.

Visited September 2012
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