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“Italy at the beach!”

Joseph's Italian Bistro
Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Southport, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Italy at the beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Josephs is my twice a month passion for the food,
the service and the ambiance. My waiter always knows what I want when I walk in the door; meaning that the staff does pay attention to diner's preferences if you visit often. Full wine list and
really tasty specials will be articulated by your server. You can sit indoors or out on the waterside
porch. I call it "Beach Elegant" and worth every penny.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Best lasagna I have ever eaten. I have always loved Italian food and Joseph's has never left us disappointed. The staff is wonderful !

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Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Restaurant is very classy yet relaxed! Pasta was to die for! Had the steamed clams as an appetizer, the broth was amazing!

Visited August 2012
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usa
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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.

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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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