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“Howie rocks!”

Josephine's Sicilian Kitchen
Ranked #12 of 67 Restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Howie rocks!”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We've been guests of Josephine's since they opened last year and have brought many friends to eat there. But before going on about how great the food is let us tell you about the "Bartender" Howie. When it was too crowded to a get a table we sat at the bar and found a hidden treasure, the most friendly, outgoing
welcoming, bartender Howie!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Shirlee B
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English first
Durants Neck, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
523 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Excellent food - prepared exquisitely”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

My partner and I had dinner here on Valentine's evening a few weeks ago. Our second time at this restaurant.
Like the first time - the food was wonderful. I had the Veal Saltimbocca - it was truly perfect. I also had the chocolate cake (I don't recall what Josephine named it) but it too was wonderful.
This little restaurant in Kitty Hawk is the only true Italian restaurant not only on the Outer Banks of NC, but also the entire northeastern part of NC. This is a small restaurant, with maybe 10 tables (I did not count) and it fills up fast - and for good reason. Dinner for 2 with 1 glass of wine, before tip was only $68. I have forgotten what my partner ordered, I was too involved with my own meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank trflyer
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Kitty hawk
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Didnt feel welcome at all”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I are locals. We have eaten at this restaurant probably half a dozen times in the last year. We just recently moved from southern shores to closer to the restaurant. I was very excited because I love this place. I wanted to place a to go order and pick up on my way home. I wasnt able to get through so I drove to restaurant and figured I would wait at the bar. The place was swamped as it was after 7 and I took at seat at the bar. After the swamped bartender took care of the service bar and other guests he made eye contact with me and told me it would be just a minute later. Five minutes later he asked what I would like when I told him I wanted to place a to go order and handed him the order that was written down he told me to wait and walked
away. Five minutes later he took my paper and when I opened my mouth to ask for a glass of wine while I waited, he walked away. He put my order down by the register and five mins later I hear him say to a waitress "here take this order, I dont have time for this" right at the service bar where I was sitting. Wow way to make a customer feel like they are bothering you while you are working. Being in the restaurant business myself at one point, I also used to bartend so I kept my mouth shut. I know how it is.
Finally almost 10 minutes later the bartender asked if
I wanted something to drink...finally as the work day was really long. The food, once ordered came up quickly and i still had half a glass of wine to finish. I paid, left a $10 tip on a $44 to go meal and drove home to discover the grape leaves I have been waiting for were missing from my order. I drove back and picked it up. Very quickly I was out the door. Josephine herself asked if she could help me at that point and I told her what I came back for and she said sorry. I heard her ask the hostess as I left what happened. I can say that while this place is amazing, the food is great, the atmosphere is good the service by the bartender didnt mesh with the rest of the flow. Clearly he needs some assistance on a Friday night and a bit of an attitude adjustment. I guess he didnt have a good winter vacation off before the place opened back up. My boyfriend and I have always gotten friendly service being seated at a table, however the bar leaves much to
be desired.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank Localchicka85
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Anna Maria, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Taste bud tantilizing!!!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Amazing food , amazing atmosphere, beautiful decor, felt like something out of italy!!! Definitely will be bavk to try rest of menu.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Maria D
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Incredible”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have to respond to the comment marked as Disappointed"
If you realized that it was the wrong item when it arrived any normal person would have requested it be taken back and corrected .
This being said I feel you bare some of the responsibility here.
It seems separate checks were the main focus here , I believe any of the regulars at Josephine's know the drill and expect to divide it up evenly amongst friends .
It seems you may be dining with the wrong "friends" !
This being your 2 nd complaint about separate checks , hope you find a nice restaurant at the OBX that can cater to your needs !!!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Ksnonna
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