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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601-7907
+1 352-799-3904
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (38 reviews)
“cannoli” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601-7907
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Hernando County since 1986 and I have been to the old place and the rebuilt place... I just do not get the hype for this place. It ok at best. His sauce isn't to my liking, meatballs are...ehhhh To each there...More

Thank themillers1002
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It's good to have Papa Joe's open again. The community rallied around Papa Joe unlike any other business I've ever seen. He paid his help, even while the construction was underway and earned the respect of the entire community.

Thank jerandrachael
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visit papa joes every time we go to our Florida home. It never disappoints. Joe came and spent time at our table reminiscing about his Italian heritage and we talked about ours. Very pleasant evening.

Thank ac13Toronto
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Went to Poppa's for lunch, first visit since the rebuilding after the terrible fire. The entire complex is an example of a local favorite being better than ever for a pleasant dining experience. The wife and I both ordered their spaghetti and meatball, you get...More

Thank thefordman28
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We stop there on a whim after seeing their sign on Cortez. I was surprised and very happy when we got the food. It was delicious. Nice selection of entrées cooked well.

Thank John C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Many were glad to see Papa Joe's reopen after a fire destroyed the original building, but they rebuilt and are back in business. It's a little out of town, but worth the drive. They have a good selection of Italian dishes good pizza and American...More

Thank Submariner246
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We ate here since the early 80's, now we take our kids and grand-kids to this family Italian restaurant, Joe is a great chef, and a great friend to all. The staff is loyal to the owner and the building, not to mention great to...More

Thank patbettin
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great place to dine. I found this restaurant top shelf. If you like Italian cooking and environment. The service and food was excellent. The wine was beyond good. The atmosphere was clean and very warm and friendly.

Thank dostacy
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Was not at all happy with the spaghetti dinner I got. Was not tasty. I've gone organic and maybe I have cleaned my palate and can't get a good meal out anymore. The prices are just uncalled for also.

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 30 June 2017

One couple in our group recommended we try Papa Joe's for our Wednesday luncheon. There are few restaurants where we live, so we drove 45 minutes to Papa Joe's and were not disappointed. The restaurant is well done, gleaming concrete floors and beautiful lights. Our...More

Thank Sunbird52
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14 February 2018|
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Response from traveler052 | Reviewed this property |
We always get reservations. It’s a very popular place. Worth a visit
27 January 2018|
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Response from ac13Toronto | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • 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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