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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 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Thomasville, Georgia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place. Great micro craft beer. The fettuccine alfredo is to die for. The homemade bread is a real plus. Side salad a must

Thank Mike E
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We planned a luncheon for about 20 people after my father's burial at the Bushnell National Cemetery. It was such a pleasure to work with Joe in setting up these arrangements. Upon arriving we found a private room with the requisite tables, and two fantastic staff persons. The food for all was awesome. What a wonderful experience after such a... More 

Thank Panda4780
Sarver, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was here for a late lunch with my large extended family. Thought the staff was very accommodating - especially with some of my high-maintenance family members! The food was excellent. Price seemed reasonable though I didn't have to pay.

Thank marjorieh496
Concord, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this place so much I ate there twice during a four-day visit. The first time, I tried the Sampler. You get your choice of four items, Italian items (lasagna, meatball, stuffed shells and sausage & peppers. The second time I had a salad with blackened salmon. White Sangria is good. The place was always packed. I liked the... More 

Thank B2493DYkathyl
Brooksville, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is really good and always had great service :) My Grandson loves the kids stuffed shells and the portion is big enough for me!

Thank Angela S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are from an italian family or have traveled a lot, you get familiar with how fresh veal is prepared, homemade mozzarella, marinara sauce, fresh pasta, charcuteries, etc. so it's becomes so hard to find true authentic Italian cuisine. Everything misses the mark. They seem to prefer to prepare food that is extremely under seasoned and bland as if... More 

Thank Dabops
Webster, Florida
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food; we've always had great service & we always have enough to take home for a 2nd meal. The restaurant is beautiful since they rebuilt, we highly recommend it

Thank Nancy H
Brooksville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience, really good food and a very efficient and personable waitress. The ambiance is so much better than before and the wait area bar is a perfect, if not a bit crowded. We would go back anytime.

Thank Chris K
Spring Hill, Florida
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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
USD 9 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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?