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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601
+1 352-799-3904
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We find it difficult to find a good Italian restaurant in Florida. This one is excellent and we come here every time we are in the area. We always have enough to take home! I had a shrimp dish with peas and mushrooms. My husband...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Papa Joe's never fails to impress. Our server Barbara was fantastic, kind, knowledgeable & and extremely helpful. Papa Joe came by the table and has a great personality and was very appreciative for us coming in. The desserts were fabulous. We'll back as soon as...More

Thank depbrowns
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Girls long weekend of golfing ⛳️ and we made a special trip to dine here as the food and service is amazing! We all enjoyed our dinners and the BEST Tirimisu ever! We were given Cannoli's that were very good!

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered pizza from there wasn't too my appeal but everyone has their own opinion will not eat there again if I have to pay.

Thank 50tiffanyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and staff! The caprese salad is the best- we have it every time. Drinks to dinner everything super fresh and yummy.

Thank amandacgriffin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going there for over 8 Stuck with him through all his tragedies and have spent hundreds of dollars and he tell me I can't reserve a spot at the bar for dinner that I spend over $70 a pop. No problem Joe I will...More

Thank Trevord123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice visit and dinner at this Italian Restaurant. Good food and high quality food and service. The service staff was attentive and nice to talk too. Has a homey but classy feel to the experience. The menu is varied and offers many choices....More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had around 30 people and they allowed individual checks. Took out orders very promptly and the food was served faster than I expected. Fresh, hot and a great Italian place. Heard many good things about Papa Joe's. First time there and I was not...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Nice atmosphere and well decorated. Staff was busy at this time 5:00 but accommodating. Started out with the pasta fagioli soup. It was bland and the noodles were over cooked. The garlic bread was ok. I ordered the zuppa di pesce. The sauce was supposed...More

1  Thank terryc3000
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I would kill for the recipe for their orzo salad! Our club featured Papa Joe's food three nights in a row. The first was all appetizers and I can tell you that they put California cuisine to shame! Never before have I seen such a...More

Thank Ardith D
Joe G, Owner at Papa Joes Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed! Thank you for your kind words, we enjoyed serving you all. Cheers

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have many Gluten free options? Friends want to eat there and I am a Celiac.
10 March 2017|
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Response from Joe G | Property representative |
Yes , we do carry gluten free items. From Pizza to grilled meats to pasta.
Do you cater events at private homes?
13 April 2016|
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Response from Joe G | Property representative |
yes, Please visit our web site for more information
Do u allow dogs on the patio?
10 September 2015|
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Response from 2test | Reviewed this property |
Only Hillary.....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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