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Joseph's Trattoria Bakery


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Insalata Caprese
Vine ripened tomatoes, housemade mozzarella, aged balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil
Insalata con Fragole e Pere
Bibb lettuce, fresh strawberries and pears, gorgonzola cheese, toasted sweet and spicy pecans, crispy angel hair, strawberry vinaigrette
Large $9.5
Small $7.5
Insalata della Casa
Organic baby greens, fresh plum tomato, with balsamic vinaigrette or lemon, olive oil, basil dressing
Bowl $14.0
Cup $12.0
Soup of the day with house salad
Large $10.0
Small $8.0
Insalata Cesare
Housemade Caesar dressing, romaine lettuce, ciabatta crostini, Sicilian white anchovy
Bowl $14.0
Cup $12.0
Soup of the day with small caesar salad
Insalata dell'Orto
Seared peppers, mushrooms and onions, baby greens, sun dried cranberries, oranges, pancetta, mozzarella, ciabatta crostini, citrus vinaigrette
Carpaccio di Vitello
Seared rare beef tenderloin, preserved lemon, fried capers, arugula, white beans, lemon basil vinaigrette, Parmigiano
Risotto con Salsiccia e Pere
Roasted pears, housemade sausage, fresh peas, goat cheese risotto
Crispy breaded rice ball, filled with meat sauce, chicken, mozzarella, peas, over pomodoro
The following grilled items may be added to any salad:
Sirloin tips
Shrimp (4)
Shrimp (1)
Chicken & Shrimp
Add Chicken $4, Shrimp $13, Chicken & Shrimp $10.50, Scallops $14
Risotto Frutti di Mare
Lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, creamy Parmigiano Reggiano risotto with spinach, roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, basil
Pasta alla Norma
Ripe plum tomato sauce, eggplant, shaved ricotta salata, fresh basil, angel hair
Ripe plum tomato sauce, angel hair, fresh basil, shaved ricotta salata
Spicy red sauce with olive oil, garlic and chili pepper, over penne
Pancetta e Panna
Fresh fettuccine tossed in roasted garlic, pancetta, Pecorino Romano cream reduction
Traditional veal bolognese, over fresh pappardelle pasta
Gnocchi con Salsiccia
Homemade Italian sausage, provolone, caramelized onions, peppers, pomodoro, potato gnocchi
Pollo con Limone
Pan seared chicken and broccoli, lemon caper butter, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh fettuccine
Ravioli di Pollo e Spinaci
Crispy breaded, pan seared ravioli, filled with chicken and spinach, pomodoro with grilled vegetables, balsamic glaze
Rigatoni con Salsiccia e Broccolini
Housemade fresh rigatoni pasta, housemade sausage, broccolini, roasted garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Italian parsley, romano cheese
Anatra alla Griglia
Sage brown sugar grilled duck breast, mascarpone mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash and p0ancetta, burnt cherry brandy demi
Maiale Brasato
Braised Duroc pork shank, fall harvest vegetables, mascarpone mashed potatoes
Vitello Soffritto con Ravioli al' Granchio di Mare
Sauté of veal and lobster, pan seared breaded crab ravioli, spinach, lemon cream
Bistecca di Filetto
Filet mignon, fig demi glace, roasted cipollini onions, mascarpone mashed potatoes, pan seared broccolini
Lunch $18.0
Dinner $28.0
Salmon con Gremolada
Fresh grilled salmon, with lemon, parsley, garlic and crushed red pepper, roasted new potatoes, pan seared asparagus
Pollo Arrosto
Oven roasted, lemon rosemary half chicken, roasted new potatoes, grilled zucchini
With grilled chicken $21.0
Melanzane al Forno
Breaded eggplant, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, pomodoro sauce, brick oven roasted
Filetto di Sogliola
Pan seared fillet of sole, lemon, capers, white wine butter sauce, spinach and gnocchi
Costatine d'Agnello
Grilled 12-ounce rack of lamb, whole grain mustard and herb marinated, roasted sweet potatoes, grilled vegetables, goat cheese, balsamic glaze
Chicken $27.0
Veal $33.0
Saltimbocca di Pollo con Ravioli di Funghi
Seared chicken or veal, Prosciutto di Parma, wild mushroom ravioli, marsala cream
Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy
Roasted sweet potatoes
Sautéed Crimini Mushrooms, Shallots, Whole Butter
Parmigiano Reggiano Risotto
Braised Spinach, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Grilled Vegetables, Extra Virgin
Seared Asparagus, Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Roasted New Potatoes
Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Parmesan Truffle Fries
With Pepperoni $13.0
Fresh plum tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, sweet basil
Roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, roasted tomatoes, garlic parmesan cream, goat cheese, mozzarella
Fichi e Prosciutto
Prosciutto di Parma, figs, spinach, sage, gorgonzola, balsamic glaze
Grilled sirloin, housemade vinegar peppers, roasted garlic oil, fresh tomato sauce, asiago and shredded mozzarella cheese, arugula
Fresh tomato sauce, housemade Italian sausage, grilled chicken, soppressata, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, shredded mozzarella
Roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil, plum tomatoes, ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, basil
Pizza e Insalata
Two large, warm slices of Margherita pizza and our house or caesar salad
On pressed focaccia, served with your choice of pasta salad of the day, house salad or french fries
The Giusi Burger
"Juicy", 100% organic buffalo burger, with fontina cheese, vine ripened tomato, greens, crispy sweet onions, on a brioche, Parmigiano Reggiano truffle fries
Pollo Balsamico
Grilled chicken, housemade fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, balsamic reduction and dressing
Porchetta e Provolone
Italian ham, sliced pork roast, parmesan cream, dijon mustard, capers, smoked provolone cheese
Grilled sirloin, balsamic glaze, smoked mozzarella, roasted peppers, caramelized onions
Roasted eggplant, grilled zucchini, summer squash, caramelized onions, plum tomato, fontina, sun dried tomato pesto, pine nuts
Housemade Italian sausage with fontina cheese, caramelized onions, banana peppers
Glass $7.5
Bottle $27.0
Salvalai Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Crispy, snappy style, lots of citrus, apple and pear flavors
Glass $7.5
Bottle $27.0
Salvalai Merlot (Italy)
Light easy drinking nuances of plum, blackberry and spice
Glass $7.5
Bottle $24.0
Antane Chianti (Italy)
Tuscan favorite, lots of enticing cherry, spice and oak notes
Glass $7.5
Bottle $24.0
Oak Vineyards Chardonnay (California)
Oak tones, refreshing apple, pear and vanilla flavors
Glass $7.5
Bottle $24.0
Oak Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
Lots of ripe black currant, blackcherry and spice tones. Ideal with beef
Glass $7.5
Bottle $24.0
Oak Vineyards White Zinfandel (California)
Off dry and fruity with layers of fresh cut strawberry and cranberry flavors
Glass (Split) $12.0
Bottle $36.0
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco (Italy)
Refreshing and light with delicate fruit flavors
Glass (Split) $10.0
Cristalino Brut (Spain)
A refreshing classic style, made in the méthode champenoise
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews ravioli bread duck salad cake handmade pasta lobster cannoli pizza italian food lovely atmosphere open kitchen enjoyed their meals fabulous dinner red sauce the north end merrimack valley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch or dinner, Joseph’s is a great option when you want a good Italian meal. The pizza is traditional Neapolitan style- brick oven, thin crust, high quality cheese and topping. They also have a nice bakery for a bagel or cannoli or loaf of bread....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of 6 for a 7pm reservation on a Saturday night. Reservations can be made online. This was our first time there. We had look at Joseph's many times when looking for a place to dine, but for some reason, we always...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Luger101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been back many times but had to write a review this time. Was just excellent from the service to the food...for those of you whom have never been ...make a reservation. Had the mushroom ravioli and i got to have it the next day...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Goanywhere28
Reviewed December 14, 2018

In an area, (Merrimack Valley), that has numerous restaurants, particularly Italian, you want your food to be excellent. This is the place. If my family wants to dine in an atmosphere that is casual yet upscale, we dine at Josephs. Each entree is cooked to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KBow B
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We all enjoyed a nice evening out for a large family event. We did not order off the menu, but instead all had salad, homemade cheese ravioli and tender succulent chicken. And of course, ate countless hot rolls smothered with butter. What a delicious feast,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1captbobhrv
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Exceptional food for not too much money. The waitstaff are friendly and very accommodated. The food is fresh and can be adjusted for any particular dietary needs. We will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank N6937IRdianah
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I have been here many time and have nothing bad to say. Food is good. Service is mostly good. There are better options not to far away at the prices they are charging but I have nothing negative to say about this place.

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Gregg_in_MA
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The staff is excellent. Three of us on a Sunday night, sat right away and service was prompt, courteous without being over bearing. Appetizers and salads were far above chain quality. I had the seafood over linguine special and the pasta was perfectly cooked, the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Y1906QHthomasd
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Food is good but overpriced. Menu is somewhat unique. The bakery is very good and the bread is also. Serving staff is friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tjgil2931
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Excellent Italian food and service was exceptional, also has a very nice bakery , would definitely good back

Date of visit: May 2018
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Yes. Causal dress is fine. But you would be comfortable dressed up, as well.
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