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Joseph's Italian Bistro

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5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
+1 910-454-4440
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live here in the area and this is my favorite place to eat! The décor is lacking but the food and service make up for it. When I want to go somewhere and get some great Seafood or Italian, this is my go to place.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm super picky and this food was amazing had the carbonara and reeses chocolate cake. 2 of us and didn't have to wait but 10 minutes and they brought us bread and water immediately. Really enjoyed the whole experience

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Thank Lindsey S
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks Lindsey! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Advance, North Carolina
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150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may never have any better veal dishes than what we had at Joseph's and at a gorgeous venue right at the marina.

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Thank JohnReff
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review JohnReff! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were in the area to visit old friends who treated us to dinner. We were there early and were lucky to get an outdoor table on such a nice evening and enjoy the water view. Service was prompt, courteous, and professional, and our waitress gladly took our group photo when asked. Our friends ordered chicken parmigiana,... More 

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Thank Renee F
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Renee! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister, her husband, and I went to eat at Joseph's Italian Bistro. We were told an hour wait so we found a table over looking the marina. The bar was very crowded, but the bartender was very friendly. I requested a wine list and then purchased a bottle of wine and a mixed beverage. He helped me carry it... More 

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Thank Hannah S
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere, authentic Italian food and superb service mark this fabulous restaurant. Hard to believe in the small town of Southport, NC we could find such a great place to dine. One can sit on the deck overlooking the marina or in several well decorated interior rooms. I highly recommend the veal parmesan, it was delicious. Moderately priced and a... More 

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Thank Robert A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious Italian food cooked by Joseph with wife Debbie managing the front. Have been going there for years and have never had a bad meal.

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Thank John B
Southport, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where can you have a delicious Italian gourmet meal, superb cocktails and overlooking the beautiful southern part of the inter-coastal on a sunny evening. While you sip your cocktail or wine to accommodate your dinner is the beautiful outdoor views of the various green water grasses hovering over the blue waters with boats sailing bye. It certainly beats a 4... More 

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Thank worldtraveler3652015
Southport, North Carolina
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joseph's is rated a top restaurant in Southport. Perhaps that is because most of the restaurants in the area are seafood oriented, with an emphasis of frying, or perhaps the location and relatively cozy atmosphere. Whatever the reason, do not expect an over the top meal. On a recent visit there, I had the veal saltimbocca. It was advertised as... More 

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Thank PaulSuzanneTravel
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Our Veal Saltimbocca usually garners much praise but we apologize that you had found the dish to be so lackluster. As noted clearly on our menu, our Veal Saltimbocca is accompanied by a Marsala sauce. Should this not have been an appealing combination for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went to Joseph's on a Saturday night in May and received wonderful service. We couldn't make a reservation, but only had to wait 30 minutes, which we spent enjoying a drink and overlooking the marina. If you like northern Italian food then you will enjoy Joseph's. We mentioned that it was my birthday and I received a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-454-4440

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?