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Joseph's Trattoria Bakery


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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, Breakfast
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We had a wonderful evening tonight at Joseph's Trattoria. Even though the place was packed, our server was extremely attentive and we could hear each other speak across the table. The food was excellent, from salad to entree to dessert, and the fresh bread was...More

Thank SunnyCK
Reviewed February 26, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised. It was busy at 7pm but was seated right away. Open kitchen so you can see chefs cooking. Didn't rush us so really enjoyed appetizer. Waitress was very good and nice. The Caprese salad was yummy - I think $8. I...More

Thank Danielle1977
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Have been to this restaurant many times. The food is excellent as well as the service. Large variety of dishes. Excellent specials.

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank garv48
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We went to Joseph's for dinner. I ordered the Saltimbocca di Pollo con Ravioli di Funghi and at $24 for "pasta" I was a bit skeptical. My dinner arrived and it was love at first bite! Very well worth the seemingly pricey tag. My husband...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank asagenh75
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Joseph's has good to great italian Food. Nothing on the menu is less that very good. Some items, especially their made in house pastas are great. A decent wine list good service even when busy.the bread is to die for!!!

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank Buppa1
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Joseph's Tratoria suffers from a small dinning room and the need to put as many people into a small place as possible. The shame is that the food is very good. Everything else is sub-par. They have call ahead service and reservations for parties of...More

Date of visit: February 2012
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

When a chef usually has left overs he or she will make it a special of the day. Well, we ordered the special fish dish which had mussels, bass, scallops etc. Horrible, tough, old fish. Sometimes you can ruin the reputation of a restaurant by...More

Date of visit: November 2011
Thank fortemaine
Reviewed December 3, 2011

There were four of us without a reservation on a Friday night. We ended up having a 45 minute wait which wouldn't be so bad except for the bar area is very small. The drinks (especially any specials) were delicious though! For dinner we started...More

Date of visit: October 2011
Thank WanderlustHrts
Reviewed October 10, 2011

We loved everything about this place. Really great food, relaxed service (they don't rush you but don't make you feel unattended either) and a nice clean atmosphere without being too stuffy. I have to say the food was excellent but expect the price for two...More

Date of visit: September 2011
Thank ChowNow
Reviewed October 3, 2011

While some may say that the service is slow, our family (7 of us) enjoy the relaxed unhurried, friendly service. Over the years, and visits every 3 months or so, we have found the food to be of top quality. The fish is fresh, ravioli...More

Date of visit: October 2011
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Yes. Causal dress is fine. But you would be comfortable dressed up, as well.
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