If you could equivocate Italian dining to a multi-membered cast of a great Broadway production than Josephine's Italian Restaurant would indeed be the "star of the show". A recent Friday evening dining experienced convinced me. We were met at the door by Josephine, owner, acting as maitre'd. After checking our reservation, she seated us and in an instant signaled one of her excellent waitstaff to swing into action. Perusing a (prix fixe menu offered at $27.95) did not take long however, there were 12 entrees. We considered ordering from the ala carte menu but felt that the dinner menu was a nice way to acqquaint ourselves with this establisment. The meal, presented in 3 courses, was uncomplicated yet very original. Our appetizers (1st course), consisted of Lump Crab Cake and Mussels Provencal. Both were expertly prepared and very tasty. We chose Veal San Remo, and the Salmon al Griglia. Two wise choices and again delicious. We ordered two glasses of Pinot Grigio earlier and ordered two more about half-way through the meal. Lastly, we had tiramisu and coffee. Be forewarned our dessert was what was proffered that day and the coffee is American coffeee. It too made for a perfect dining occasion. I neglected to mention that there was a marvelous singer that evening and she also works on Monday nights. Entertainment on a Monday night is non-existent in South Florida. We finished our meal with some Amoretto at the 10 seat bar. Our bartender, Rafael chatted with us but we were all listening to the female singer. This place has so much going for it. Let me enumerate, an extremely capable donna de casa, a kitchen that has one of the better chefs anywhere, a well trained and efficient waitstaff, solid entertainment, lovely decor and ambiance and smiles everywhere. When or where have you had an evening like that recently. I am willing to gamble it was at this Josephine's Restaurant in Boca Raton. The owner and barman alike said reservations are almost always a necessity. They will attempt to accomodate a walk-in. Dress should be appropriate for an upscale facility.
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