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Joseph's Italian Bistro

5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
910-454-4440
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Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The view from the restaurant on the water is beautiful. The food was good, but not exceptional for the price. I think the seafood would have been a better choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

While view of harbor is limited, food was fantastic, service was perfect, and atmosphere was warm and elegant. Nice to eat where you can hear without yelling. Was very impressed it was this good. The grouper and shrimp were delicious Lemon sauce one of best I've had.

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our book club was lucky enough to reserve one of the private rooms for our annual Christmas dinner. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays and the service was friendly and accommodating. The chicken Marsala was delicious as was the limoncello cake. Can't wait to return with my husband for a romantic evening.

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

My second visit, my sons first and we had a great meal. Substantial portions spaced so as to enjoy and savor. Shared saffron mussels, veal chop and grilled salmon with salads for our main meal. Deliciously full. Great ambience, even better during boating season. Marcuies was our server this time also and he is first class!

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Hays, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Since eating out is becoming a luxury instead of commonplace, I try to do due diligence before choosing a night out. In this case, I was rewarded by having a fantastic meal, while being attended to by one of the best servers I've ever had the privilege to have take care of my party of four.The restaurant does not take... More 

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Advance, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When I go to an Italian joint for the first time I get something simple. I was hungry so went for the lasagna, the server said it was a large portion. I got to say they didn't spare the noodles, but it had about half enough sauce, very dry. I eat a lot of Italian and this didn't do it... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I don't know why Joseph's has not been voted #1 because it really should be! There have been no negatives to any of my experiences here. The service has always been top notch, the view wonderful and the food amazing. I hope you try Joseph's for not only their Italian dishes but seafood as well; I promise you won"t be... More 

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North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a true gem of a restaurant. We arrived early since they do not take reservations. Our server Ben set new standard of service for us. He knew the menu, answered questions honestly, anticipated our needs and made the experience truly special. He served my husband a sample of the wine he recommended and it was perfect match for... More 

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Hudson, NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Although Joseph's Italian dishes are superb, don't discount their ability to prepare excellent seafood and meat dishes. Their grouper with lemon sauce always pleases. Pair it with their risotto for a savory meal. Save room for dessert as Joseph's always has tempting offerings. An added bonus at this time of the year is the seasonal visitors are gone and you're... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant (we live in the area.). Have NEVER had a bad meal. The staff is very congenial and know their stuff, Try the Grouper! Windows look out onto the marina, and there is seating outside if you like.

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Additional Information about Joseph's Italian Bistro

Address: 5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
Phone Number: 910-454-4440
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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