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Papa Joes Italian Restaurant

6244 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601
+1 352-799-3904
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  • Excellent52%
  • 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 9 October 2016

Would never have thought I could find such Italian authenticity here, but I did. They presented a good food and wine menu. Place was crowded with a private party in 1/2 of the building, but service was good, food was large portioned and excellent. I...More

Thank BuckeyeBob1215
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Met for dinner with my daughters and young grandson. The food was excellent, something for everyone's taste buds. The restaurant has a very family friendly atmosphere.

Thank betheir
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The meatballs look like baseballs, loads of bread filler, over loaded with Oregano. Sauce sparcely topped on a hugh mound of pasta noodles. Everything is priced alacart. Didn't care for it, before the fire. The food is the same or worse. These people have a...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for a while but was disappointed as we drove almost an hour to have dinner. When we ordered a salad (which was not included in meal) it was just iceberg lettuce, a couple of tomatoes and LOADS of...More

Thank Blooooopy
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a very nice locally owned and operated restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious. Beware of added charges, as meals do not include soup or salad, only served with garlic bread. The cheesecake was devine.

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Took the whole family there to get their opinion. Everyone loved it. We hope to be back for New Years and are trying to find out if they plan to have a special celebration on New Year's Eve. Food and service was optimal.

Thank ac13Toronto
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The food is normally decent, for a family visit it is pricey... The service was a little slow, the ambiance was not commensurate with the price.... The spaghetti sauce is a little runny... Watered down

Thank Fred Y
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had 10 at the celebration- all were pleased with the food and excellent service by Stacie (always the best) My dad was very pleased with his steak and my brothers and husband had some seafood dishes. They raved about. I always get the Cheese...More

Thank Readhead40s
Reviewed 10 August 2016

First time here for an anniversary party. First off the "private" room that we paid for was only divided by those movable slatted room dividers that are about 6 feet tall from the rest of the "private" area that did not keep the group of...More

Thank freddombski
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great owners but I find the food to be bland or over garlicky. I have gone several times and each time it was good but not great. Many people say they love it but I find the sauce very plain (I like mine with herb...More

Thank Susanne T
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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
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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!