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Joseph's Italian Bistro

5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
+1 910-454-4440
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joseph's has a long history or offering an extraordinary dining experience and it never fails to do so. I've eaten here for many years and never been disappointed. Their Veal dishes are delicious as may of their pasta entrees. No reservations so come early or...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times; most recently this past April. My friend had ravioli with seafood and sauce. I had grouper with risotto. Both were delicious. We also had our usual appetizer of eggplant rollatini. Oh in the bread with dipping olive oil that...More

Thank Gary k
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews went there for our anniversary - excellent. Nice atmosphere, good service and wonderful dinner. Good place for your special night out.

Thank Ses270
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend! Staff was excellent and knew all the gluten free choices with a full explanation. Service was excellent! The gluten free pasta with the eggplant marinara was terrific! Other dishes ordered were chicken Parmesan with the chicken grilled and the halibut, which was awesome....More

Thank Psteinauer1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I had the osso buco, it was delicious. Josephs Demi is the best you will have with just the perfect amount of citrus and rosemary. My wife enjoyed her favorite GoTo dish, the Carbonara, she ate half and the other will be lunch tomorrow. The...More

1  Thank berk4422
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you like the new wine list😍 And great seeing you!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great veal chop and risotto. Relaxing and friendly. Great service My wife and I went with our 12 yo son----he had the grouper special----outstanding. The veal chop is grilled to perfection, and oh that risotto. Best we've had stateside---and my wife is Italian.

1  Thank tombelinda
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you😍 Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Josephs has an extensive menu to go with a warm and inviting atmosphere and great wine list. Each of the four of us loved our main dishes and appetizers. I had one of the specials which was Osso Buco which was done perfectly. My wife...More

Thank Randall L
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you 😍 Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

A bit pricey but well worth the treat. Almost always crowded no matter when you go, plus they do not take reservations. During tourist season either go early or close to 9:00 or plan to wait.

Thank Sharon P
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review😍

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food way over rated -they don't take reservations...we won't be going back after 1.5 hr. wait....nice atmosphere - nice bar and out door seating when no bugs are out or its warm enough - Foods pricey for the quality, and the waits not worth it!...More

Thank jamiesU7934AM
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as we always like to hear from our customers. We are not sure how long it's been since you've been even though you recently posted this but We did want to let you know that you can sit outside Year...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great tasting food...the meatballs are spectacular as well as huge...you can only get them as an entrée, sad but true, because you'll only want the meatballs and nothing else after having them. The wait service is decent but we have, once, endured a crappy waitress....More

Thank Southportjunkie780
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

You can get the meatballs a la carte if you like, just act your server next time you're in!

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Eileen D
Do you have gluten free options?
12 March 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Property representative |
Yes we do👍 Gluten free pasta as well as other options from our regular menu and specials. We look forward to seeing you 😍
Days open??
10 March 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Property representative |
Mon-Thursday 5-9 Fri/Saturday 5-9:30 Open Sunday Memorial Day - Labor Day 5-9 We look forward to seeing you!!!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Full Bar
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Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-454-4440
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