Josephine's Italian Restaurant

3.8
414 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Authentic Italian cuisine and Old World Tuscan charm have made Josephine"s a preferred destination for over twenty years. Our menu offers consistently delicious Italian food with signature dishes such as Dover Sole, Osso Bucco and Prime Veal. Thoughtfully selected fine Italian and California vintages make up our collection of wines that perfectly complement your meal. Our fully stocked bar runs the range of popular liquors. The finishing touch is our assortment of decadent Italian desserts.

Parties smaller than 4 people: please contact the restaurant for reservations. Parties larger than 6 please contact the restaurant for reservations.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Will definitely return.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening as always. We like to dine at the bar as we like to chat with new people. Josephines delivers every time Excellent meal with plenty of wonderful conversations! We love the salmon but tried the special swordfish this evening at Kevin’s recommendation- delicious!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Took an hour and a half to get a salad. Food was horrible. The waiter was nice and apologetic about how poor our experience was, but the owner is very obnoxious and rude with zero people skills. In my opinion this place should be shut down. Horrible experience

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MG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been there many times.
But I have no plans to return.
I was there for Mother's Day.
After we placed our order, we waited 45 minutes to get our salad and soups.
I waited a long time to get my water glass refilled.
When we finished eating, one of our party had to find the waiter so that we could get the check.
The owner needed to be more aware of what was happening.

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e
Miami
166 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoy going to the Wick theatre and a friend had recommended we try Josephine’s . The Ambiance and wait staff are terrific . The bread is.Not as good as Carpaccio’s Italian restaurant in Bal Harbour . The Caesar Saks was delicious and they have a nice wine selection . One of my party order Eggplant Rollatini as their main and loved it . Two of use shared the special of Branzini Almandine . One of us ate their portion and the other did not as she felt it was fresh frozen and is very particular about only earring fresh fish . The waiter noticed that the fish was not eaten and graciously removed the sharing charge . We felt that was very gracious . Next time we’ll try the pasta.

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RK
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here a few times.
Always wonderful. Just this time we were disappointed no entertainment, my fault for not checking. We traveled an hour in some heavy downpours, still we all had an exceptionally great night..our servers were friendly and excellent. Josephine, hostess owner, is a doll. Will return so will the folks we brought

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G
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been dining at Josephine’s for years and each time the experience is enjoyable . The food is consistently delicious and they are very accommodating about food modifications such as no salt. For dessert, I highly recommend the cheesecake. It is light and fluffy.

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d
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was inattentive, had to ask for water refits 3 times before i got it. Same with fork and knife. After appetizers they took our fork n knife and brought out salad, we asked 3 separate people to replace them. Veal chop hDa great mushroom sauce on it but was over cooked and dry. Swordfish was dry also.

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T
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not a cut above. The chicken w/eggplant was overcooked. Probably because it was sliced too thin.

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l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was average but due to the extremely poor service everything seemed off. Waiter had difficulty explaining the specials, taking the orders and being attentive to our needs. Waited over 15 minutes for the waiter to handle the bill. Very, very disappointing!

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

As good as some of the best in England and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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h
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was adequate. Owner/hostess needs help turning over tables and getting customers seated promptly. She's over her head and barely interacts with customers or staff. Kitchen delivered appetizer to one diner and after 5+ minutes we needed to flag down server to search for other app. Everybody blames someone else. Whole staff looks unhappy. Not a welcoming place. We'll not return.

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BW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Soup was cold. Veal was fatty. Potatoes were undercooked. Vegetables were good. Service was excellent. The bread was stale.
Very expensive for the value. Would not recommend to my friends and I would never go back. My other friends felt the same way

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CR
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent experience
Food was very good
Service very professional

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SS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great parking, food and service was ok! go on a Friday Sat and get live singing!!

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d
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, service was good not great. Server had way too many tables to take care of. She was very pleasant but overloaded

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in my party of 12 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Josephine's and commented on the wonderful food. Several of my guests came from foreign countries and Josephine's surely proved that good Italian food can be found in Boca Raton, FL. As always, thank you for your attention, great food and wonderful service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Good was great service lackluster host arguing with waitstaff

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DM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waiter very inappropriate waited one hour didn’t even get salad served to us. Manager did nothing to rectify the situation. After an hour and a half we got up and left. Will never go back there or recommend to anyone

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had reservations but were seated at a table far away from the singer. We asked for a better table but were told there were none despite seeing 3 or 4 unoccupied tables. Service was slow and long wait time for entrees. Food was good as usual.

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G
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Pearl was special!

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m not picky but this place was terrible. Not only was the service worse than a fast food restaurant, but they did not get the orders correct. One plate had to be sent back 3 times. Would not recommend.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service amazing. Food was very disappointing. Party if 4 only one (1) sort of enjoyed their food.

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B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only would I recommend Josephine’s, I would highly recommend it. There isn’t a complaint to be had and I am a very fussy customer at times. I have been eating at Josephine’s for years and never had a problem and I frequent many restaurants, and I would rate Josephine’s as one of the best in Boca Raton.

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JU
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The escargot was lacking garlic as was the paste that was ordered with garlic and oil.
All in all for the price there are better restaurants.

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MO
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We were treated terribly. There were six in our party and first 3 people were served and we were almost done and then 2 were served while the third person waited. Our appetizers weren't served to us till an hour after we were seated. The waiter was rude and Josephine never tried to listen to our complaints. We will never go there again.

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PS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Arrived at 7:00 pm. Food arrived at table 8:30. Incredibly noisy. Never served bread and water refills had to be asked for.with so many choices available for Italian food AVOID this restaurant. Disappointed

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EO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there a number of times and always enjoyed the evenings.

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KB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time, and then had to wait another 20 minutes to get menus. It was loud and understaffed ( for a Sat. in high season). For the price ( it is not cheap) I expected more...

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PN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Can you imagine paying $42 plus per dish to have extremely poor service. The waiter was fine, busboy also fine, but the server ruined the experience. In three occasions we asked for something, grated cheese for one, a lemon for the second and a sharing plate for the third. On each occasion he said yes, I’ll be right back and as god is my witness he never returned with any item. Each time we had to ask another person several minutes later to help us. Service like that is unacceptable. To top it off when we complained to Josephine she said they were busy. With help and attitude like that, they have no right to be busy.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not enough staff waitress used number system which was unprofessional didn’t pay attention however I also believe they were managing to many tables need more professional staff

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j
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waited 35 minutes. No service. Asked for bread. Gave the waiter our order. Waited 20 more minutes. Nothing. Seen waiter told her this is bad. We are leaving. Never said one word. We left. Shame. Wasted one hour. Only got bread. That we asked for. Never go back. Blast this on Face book and Twitter. ✅✅

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B
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. It was our first time there but we will be going back.

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SF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Great service. What else do you need to know

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CS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was very ,veryslow.It took 1 hour to get salad,

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r
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a reservation and Josephine made us wait 50 minutes for a table with no apology. Then the music was so LOUD that I could not speak to anyone at my table or hear my own thoughts. The vegas lounge singer had the volume on full throttle !! I asked the waiter if something could be done, but we were never moved or offered any solution. I will never go back there !!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very crowded and noisy. For the price, the food was mediocre at best. I could not even eat the veal. I would would never eat there again.

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EA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best Italian restaurants in the area.
We had the shrimp parmesan and the linguine with clam sauce. Both were excellent.
Can’t wait to go back!

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J
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A thoroughly enjoyable "girls night out"! Service was excellent and the food was very good

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, old world Italian dining. Everything about the place was very nice with a special flair. At no fault of the restaurant, seated next to us was a table with several guests who were very loud and were obviously drinking a bit too much. Our waiter was very happy to move us to a quieter, even nicer part of the restaurant which he did quickly with hardly any effort. The restaurant owner also came to our table to apologize. Still, a great dining experience at a professional and well established Italian restaurant which I hope to return to next time I’m in the area.

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