Located in Brooksville, FL, Papa Joe's is a purveyor of fine Italian dining.

Papa Joe’s has been a family tradition since 1981, when founded by owners Joe and Donna Giarratana. Their passion for family and community and love for GOOD FOOD, has proved to be a recipe for success. With the tremendous support of family, friends, and loyal patrons, Papa Joe’s has grown from their humble beginnings to meet the demands of their community and now includes a Continental Catering service and an eclectic Gift Shop that includes a Mini Day Spa.

Papa Joe’s has been proud to serve the community with 36 years of excellent food, family, friends, and fun.

We invite you to explore our website and learn about the many different services we offer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.








6244 Spring Lake Hwy. Brooksville, FL 34601



Tues-Thurs 11am–9pm
Fri-Sat 11am–10pm
Sun 12pm–8:30pm                 Mon Closed

We are CLOSED for the following HOLIDAYS:

Holy EASTER Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) July 4th, THANKSGIVING DAY & CHRISTMAS DAY.


At Papa Joe’s, we understand that it’s all about giving back! And one of the many ways we do just that…is our annual 99 cent spaghetti fest where we rally the community to come together in support of a good cause. This celebration has been held every year since we opened in 1981, and each year a different charity is selected as the recipient of all proceeds. Here is a list of just a few:

  • Hurricane Andrew Relief Fund
  • Special Olympics
  • Dawn Center
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • St. Jude’s Hospital
  • Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
  • Local Church Youth Ministries
  • Take Stock In Children
  • The ARC Nature Coast
  • The Jericho Road Ministries

We hope you can join us for our next celebration. It’s held the first Tuesday of every October. Come join us to eat fantastic food and support a good cause.

Loving Food Cooking Show & Culinary Scholarship Fund

It's always been Joe and Donna's heart to love and give back to their community where they could.  It was only natural for them to want to combine their love for food with their love for people.  This gave birth to both the Loving Food Cooking Show and the Loving Food Culinary Scholarship Fund. 

In the Loving Food Cooking Show, Joe and Donna were able to share some of their favorite recipes as they demonstrated various cooking techniques.  During each show they highlighted a local charity as they interviewed their special guest of the day so as to make the public more aware of who they were, what they provided, and what their needs were. 

Joe and Donna are also strong believers in the value of our youth and it brings them great joy to see the young people of our community excel.  Through the Loving Food Culinary Scholarship they are able to take part in helping young chiefs in the making to move forward toward their goals and dreams

Click to download full Scholarship Application and Eligibility Requirements


Ask about our Featured Specials!

Dinners served with garlic bread


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(Please Note:  Although we take Reservations, some tables are set aside for Walk-in availability as well.  Walk-ins are Welcome!)

For parties larger than 8 or if you prefer to speak with someone on the phone, please call us at 352-799-3904.

Papa Joe's Shop

We sell homemade sauces, soups and a variety of desserts

Papa Joe's Gift Cards & Capricci Healing Waters

Gift Certificates Available

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