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“Joseph's Italian Bistro, Southport, NC” 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: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
2 reviews
“Joseph's Italian Bistro, Southport, NC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have eaten there hundreds of times and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the service is great. The owners Joseph & Debra always give it their personal touch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 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
      Food
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Thank Ken K
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English first
Morgantown, West Virginia
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“What great italian seafood dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

My sister-in-law and I had 3 cheese ravolio with shrimp and Scallops in a great sauce. out of the 7 in the party on 3 were able to clean up their plates as the dishes were filled up. Great wait and serving staff. the decor is great and loos out over the water. Will make this a night out each time we visit. they served bread hunks and you dippped in Olive oil and cheese and spices the kids loved it. Call ahead for reservations

Visited May 2013
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Thank sg107e
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atlanta
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“OMG, Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We had a fabulous dinner here, the most delicious bottle of wine, we salivated over the saffron mussels and the white wine mussels for starters, and very much liked all of our entrees. The desserts were quite good as well. Awesome views (if only they would knock out the walls and really open up the view so you can enjoy it fully from your seat. I think the best views must be enjoyed from the bar, or outside when it's warmer.) Very nice servers made it all the better!

Visited February 2013
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Thank blondeinbombay
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Raleigh, NC
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129 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“This is very good italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Joseph's is very, very good. I got the shrimp and grits (actually polenta) and it was the best that I've had, bottom line - get it. I also had their mussels in saffron, also excellent. The family also enjoyed their meal. This place is not cheap, 3 dinners and 1 appetizer and 4 beers/1 coke with tip is over $100, and I liked our server so much I went with a 25% tip, so keep that in mind. However, if you are looking for very good italian in the area, this is a must stop. I've been there before, and I will go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PSUDuke
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Miller Place, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nicely decorated, great location, professional service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Our party of four enjoyed a nice weekend dinner at Joseph's Italian Bistro. The location by the marina is wonderful and would be even more enjoyable in summer. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with an upscale feel. The wait staff were professional in appearance and and knew the menu, drinks, as well as the specials. We enjoyed the chicken parmagiana, chicken piccata, chicken marsala and the shrimp scampi.

*My tip to management would be to change the background music. IMHO It is too loud and the vocals of the Rat Pack selection interfere with an atmosphere that should encourage quiet conversation. In most upscale restaurants where people are looking to enjoy discussion or a couple is looking for romance, the music should not become a competitor. The volume should be lower and you might even consider the subtlety of some Italian Dinner Music that is instrumental only (solo piano or guitar).

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 10acious1
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