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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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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (39 reviews)
“cheese bread” (5 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I've lived here in Southport for a long time and whenever my wife and I want Italian food Joseph's is the place to go. The lasagna is the best I have ever eaten and Joe's Mom makes the best meatballs on the face of this...More

1  Thank patdane2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Best Hidden Gem in Southport! Wonderful, fresh Italian food. Nice place with beautiful views! Loved everything we've tried there.

Thank tsasford
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had a questionable experience, some time ago, at Josephs but decided to give them another try. Happy I did. Party of 8 and the service/meals/accommodations were terrific. I wish I could remember our server's name...she was the best. I'll be going back for sure.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you love Italian food and great service then look no further than Joseph's. This place is absolutely amazing from the best homemade Italian dishes to the impeccable service given by all of their staff. The chicken parmigiana, lasagna, chicken alfredo, spaghetti and especially the...More

Thank ClayBrendle
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Love the authentic Italian food here. Service is always excellent and we love to walk along the marina pier when we're done eating...nice views. Their chicken parmigiana is one of my favorites and my whole family loves the homemade cheese garlic bread they bring out...More

Thank StormOtto
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended, and so I took a group of eight to supper here. Three of us got sick on the stomach afterward. Can't say for sure, and don't want to harm the reputation of a good spot, but I am sure something...More

Thank jdclarksr
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We take our customers' reviews very seriously, and if you believe that something you ate with us made you sick, we always want to know right away. Please send an email to info@josephsitalianbistro.com with any other details you...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I went to Joseph's for our anniversary, and went a bit early to ensure a seat on the veranda overlooking the marina. Our waitress, Jenny, was efficient, professional, and not intrusive, yet treated us like we were family. Having eaten here once...More

Thank RayB_OKI
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We've been to Southport several times to enjoy the town and local family, so we've made the rounds here. Joseph's is our "date place", where we go for our little dinner with just the two of us. Consistently through our several visits, atmosphere is nice....More

Thank davidiap
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This place was great! There was a wait but 2 seats at the bar which was perfect for us since we were sans toddler. Had a couple of great drinks at the bar and a lovely meal. The garlic bread was ridiculous. Both of our...More

Thank nickisee
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner in the Pub at Joseph Ambler Inn. It was seafood night. Shrimp cocktail was great. Raw oysters were too small and tasteless. But everything else was very good. No reservations for the Pub. But we did not have to wait at 7:30...More

Thank Bigredpcj
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Susan C
29 September 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 8-12 in our two private dining rooms. The main dining area is on a first come first served venue. We hope to see you soon!
Eileen D
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 😍
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

Rating summary
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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