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“Pleasant surprise.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joseph's Italian Bistro

Joseph's Italian Bistro
Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

While visiting oak island in nc. We tried an Italian restaurant near our condo. Even though pricey, the seafood dishes were spectacular! We heard it was good but expected red tomato sauce dishes but ordered and enjoyed the fresh fish dishes at this restaurant on the marina so much that we returned the next night with similar results.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bar service needs an overhaul”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Went to the bar and ate, my man (bald with a scruff) was rude and could give two (--) about us. We had a glass of wine and a drink and left. The bar was a little crowded and we were tired of sitting and listening to him yell at everyone to cut limes and lemons. Hopefully it was a bad day. However...given that, we have eaten before here and the food was great. Our little daughter was welcomed and the server treated her great. Hopefully the bartender was at his worst, because if not, I am not sitting there with him. But in the end, he lost out on a $100+ dinner tip so I guess it's all fair

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spaghetti Carbonara”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

I really enjoyed the Dinning experience the service was top Notch and the Food was Good for the price.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A favorite.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

I tell everyone to check this place out. Great for all kinds of groups. Nice place to introduce older children to fine dining. Waiters are attentive without being intrusive. Staff is genuinely devoted to providing an excellent dining experience.

Visited August 2011
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Lake Villa, Illinois
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian food on Vacation , no less!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

We all loved our entres and apps, service was wonderful and nothing like eating Italian food and watching the sunset over the water! Highly Recommend!

Visited June 2012
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