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Joe's Italian Kitchen - CLOSED

190 Boone Heights Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4953
+1 828-263-9200
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Oct 4, 2014
“Sing on fronthe door reads "Thank you to my loyal customers of 14 years but do to my declining health I've decided to”
Sep 2, 2014
“The best Stromboli ever...”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
190 Boone Heights Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4953
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Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I am very picky about Italian food and this is the real thing! This is real Italian gravy not something premade from a jar. Homemade sausage, too which are on several entrees as well as for sale by the pound. Cannoli are also fresh and...More

Thank SCBlossom
Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was our first ever visit to this restaurant. We have gone to other Italian places on this and previous visits to the area. But while others have folded, Joe's has endured fortunately. While I was surprised by and not too enamored with getting your...More

Thank Goose007
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Don't let the location and campy decor of this restaraunt fool you. The food is great! Many items (including the sausage and mozzarella cheese) are made in-house. It's a small place, but the food is delicious. If you have a family, the family order of...More

Thank Stdarty
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a lovely dinner with two other couples last night. One of the men is an Italian from Rhode Island and a former chef - a very discerning dinner customer. From the moment we stepped inside until Joe followed us out, everything was amazing!...More

Thank Bricca S
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Long time regulars, we love Joes for having the best Italian food in the area and probably the best meatballs south of Philadelphia! But we also love it when he does his seasonal specials...this week it's his Mardi Gras menu. We stopped for lunch the...More

1  Thank LocalBRock
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Not very many places in Boone to have a quiet romantic sit down dinner but Joe's Jazzed up is wonderful! Enjoyed the soft light and music and the food was fabulous!

Thank Laurie P
Joseph1949, Owner at Joe's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2014

Laurie, thank you for being a loyal customer and friend, thanks Joe

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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We went there earlier this evening. Enjoyed a great bottle of wine (italian) and several delicious items off his menu. While not ur typical setting, It's truly a family delight. The owner was out on the floor greeting his new customers/friends and before I knew...More

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Joseph1949, Owner at Joe's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2014

It was such a treat to wait on you and your Mom. I hope to see you again real soon, Joe

Reviewed February 24, 2014

I am an Italian born and raised in NY and this restaurant had the worst Italian food I've ever had. I've had better Italian out of the freezer section of the grocery store. You have to get your own silver ware and water and the...More

1  Thank MelCRNA
Joseph1949, Owner at Joe's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2014

So let me start off with I watched your entire visit to my store on video from the second you walked in until you walked out 1 hr and 9 mins later. I watched the video and replayed it no less than 4 times…. What...More

Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have read with interest some of the reviews for Joe’s (Cafaro’s) Italian Kitchen in Boone. My wife and I live right down the road from Boone and are his customers. As I read the reviews there is no doubt! The food is excellent –...More

2  Thank John H
Joseph1949, Owner at Joe's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2014

Wow! John what can I say, your review was assume. It's always a treat to see you in the store here. Thanks Joe

Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

1st time visit to Joe's and I was completely satisfied with every aspect of this place and the service that we received. The food is amazing and the service was extremely fast and friendly. We started off with some great appetizers and the entrees were...More

1  Thank Mark K
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $16
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Boone Heights Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4953
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-263-9200
  • E-mail
BREAKING NEW!!! After 14 years of serving food on paper plates and plastic baskets Joe's has gone to "DISHES" We offer a Salumeria (deli) style Italian dinning with sandwiches, pizza and entrees. You order at the counter and the food is served. Our family style restaurant offers family recipes that go back to Italy for over 100yrs.
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