We miss the prix fixe menu
I have always Josephines to be a friendly place. The pizza'ss are delicious and the ceaser salad was fresh and tasty
Food was good but the waiter disappeared...no water refills, no bread refills, eventually other people took care of us, over a 1 hour wait for our meals after we placed our orders. Zero communication as to that it would take this long. Our waiter did reappear a couple of times in the course of the hour wait.
Had the price fixed menu (6 ppl) appetizer and main course very good. only two choice dessert
portion very small and not good.
Our server was obviously not qualified. Asked if we wanted drinks but didnt come back to take the drink order. After 20 minutes we waved him to come over. Had our meal. Never asked if anyone wanted another drink or even if we wanted coffee/tea. So we did'nt order any of that
during or after our meal. Service put a damper on a very tasty meal. Won't return.
We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a couple of years. We finally went and we were severely disappointed. The service was terrible for any restaurant, but in particular for a restaurant that is aiming for an upscale experience. The food wasn’t cleared in a timely fashion throughout the meal - the previous course was still on the table each time the next course came out. Our server didn’t check on us to ensure we had water or wanted more wine. We had to wait for silverware and cheese for the main course. We had to go to the hostess to get service. The response we received from the hostess was that we should come back during the week and the service is a well oiled machine (this was a Saturday night). The food was average at best. We owned a family Italian restaurant in westchester for 40+ Years and the food can’t even compare. The mussels were decent. We had 3 orders of veal sorentino and the sauce was more like a thick tomato sauce with too much sauce versus a gravy. We ordered a shrimp francese that wasn’t on the menu and it was only average, on the blah side. The homemade salad dressing was the best part of the meal. After complaint the restaurant did nothing to try to make up for it. The owners were sitting at the bar and said goodbye (that was it). For the price the service and food should be at a different level.
Everything was good and we look forward to our next visit.
First time dining there. Food was good . The waiter seemed overwelmd as a result the service was very poor. The appetizer came cold we sent it back and never saw it again. Will try a second time and give it another chance
Nice restaurant with nice atmosphere and really good food. Great crusty Italian bread formFlorida. Staff was friendly and efficient. Service was good. Live music was
really good! Not too much volume and great selection of songs!
Was visiting from New York for my birthday and it was the best decision I made my entire trip!!! Will be back !!!
We had a 7:30 reservation, We were a little early. However, we kept on checking when our table would be ready, we were told a few mins. A few minutes turned into 1 hr. and 15 mins. At this point we called another restaurant, and we left.I made this reservation a month ago, we were bringing friends from out of town, and it was embarrassing.
Not only did this restaurant not honor our reservation,
But they were rude. Obviously they only care about making money , not customer service.
I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone, and I have taken it off my list. There are too many fine restaurants in Boca to give business to this poorly run establishments!!'nn
I am 72 years and dine out frequently. This was the worst service I have EVER experienced. The restaurant overbooked Put more tables than I think they usually have. The manager when we told her the problem was rude. It was my anniversary and had invited friends to join in celebration. I was truly embarrassed. Will never go back. It's a shame because the food was pretty good.
Arrived for a 6:30 reservation and was seated promptly. Got our drinks within a decent amount of time and asked for bread. After 20 minutes had to ask again and then waited a while to order dinner. Waited quite a while till dinner arrived. They brought the wrong beer to my husband and the wine was not what we ordered either. The food was ok but the waiter nor the owner ever came by to see how things were. The sauce on our pasta was incorrect and we told the waiter when we ordered it how we wanted it. He said he couldn’t correct it. When we ordered coffee we asked for both milk and cream but only got milk. It took another 15 minutes to get cream and by then the coffee was cold. This was terrible service and I told this to the girl who seated us. She didn’t even apologize. We will not be back.
Love the restaurant
Been there many times
This was the first time there was music
Music too loud
Went on a Tues. food was outstanding service good noise level. Zero. We were able to catch up and converse no problem. Loved it. Also live music in background
We have been eating at different restaurant every night for a month now and this was by far the worse experience. Appetizers were good off to a good start then down hill from there. Nona’s gravy had the worse meatball in it. All bread crumbs no meat. The noise level was so high no one could hear singer and the wait staff was overwhelmed and we sat for over 15 mins waiting to have our table cleared once we finished eating. Bus boy was better than waiter and gave us more attention. The cappuccino was nasty tasting and in bathroom no faucet for hot water. It was turned off. Unbelievable As we left Josephine was at the door but too busy talking and never acknowledged us or said thank you or good bye. All set with trying it again
I wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. We made a reservation for a Saturday evening. They were very busy, and wanted to give us a table in a very tight corner. After asking the hostess to switch the table she became extremely annoyed. Our waiter was terrible! We got the feeling that he wasn't paying attention. And we were right when the wrong dish came out. He left the table without getting the entire drink order. As far as the food was concerned it was mediocre! Nothing special!
The food was delicious, and the atmosphere is very elegant. Nice to go for a special occasion.
We were a party of six with a 7 o’clock reservation We arrived right on time and the hostess pointed us to our table and disappeared. After some time the rudest waiter I have ever encountered gave us our menus and disappears When we saw him again he was serving another table and complained that “all you people arrive at the same time and expect prompt service” His complaining got so bad that we were forced to demand a different server. We then settled down to a delightful meal with Andrew as our server.
The dessert was free and very good.
The food and service were superb. Our reservation was honored promptly. We were a gathering of friends who had a wonderful evening.
Mediocre food, expensive, average and ordinary. Wouldn’t return
What a delightful evening! It had been a while--perhaps more than a year--since we had gone to Josephine's --- yet, our waiter, Andy, remembered us right away and made us feel at home. My husband ordered his usual: eggplant parmigiana ~ always made so light -- and served with angel hair and a salad -- all for $22. I am doing the Paleo /Whole30 diet and they told me that everything was made to order -- so to just tell them what I wanted and they would make it. I passed on the bread, but my husband enjoyed it with a delicious Cabernet (BG?) -- Great meal all around -- service was terrific -- noise level was quiet and comfortable. We will definitely come back within a month's time.
Got to rest at 7 20 pm for 7 30 reservation. Seated us immediately , which never happens. Waiter over in less than 5 minutes , ordered bottle of wine and water and bread. All came quickly. So looks like great start. Ended there. Waiter took our orders , we all ordered prefix dinners. 45 minutes later we are all still waiting for our entree. Finally after much asking entrees came out. All food excellent.After 1 hour more off waiting main courses came out . Again food was hot and good for all. Then dessert. My wife and one other ordered a tea and a coffee, don't you think they charged us for them. Instead of an apology for 3 hour meal we got nothing...... not even free coffee and tea.....Since I made the reservation and invited 2 people to join us, don't you think I look a lot foolish. The owner never came over to apologize. Shame on them...
I have dined at Josephine’s many times. This time was a great disappointment. Even though we had a reservation for 7:15, we were not seated for about 35 minutes. We had a very long wait for our appetizers. Our entrees did not arrive until aftter 9. One of our friends cannot eat that late for medical reasons. He had his entre wrapped to go. It was late so we had our desserts wrapped to go. It became a very uncomfortable night for everyone. At one point the waiter became very defensive. It was not an inexpensive evening, the owner did not apologize or offer to do anything to make amends. We will not go there again.
I made reservations here because my previous visits last year we’re exceptional. We had friends in from out of state and had previously been very impressed with Josephine’s. Unfortunately, this experience was much different. The service was terrible. Our waiter was seldom there. After the appetizer, our meals took well over an hour to be brought to us. The food was adequate at best, and one meal was actually brought out wrong. Needless to say, it was very disappointing.
Overall our experience was fair. There were 7 people in our party. When the appetizers were served one person had no appetizer for 5 min while the others ate. The same thing happened with the main dish but thankfully to a different person. Two dishes were mixed up and served to the wrong person. Some dishes were very good while some were just OK. We had the cheesecake for dessert and a few slices had burnt crust. The service otherwise was good and the waiter was very nice. But we had to ask for soft drink refills rather than have them automatically refilled. Overall we all thought the restaurant was just ok. I would not rush to go back but would not necessarily avoid either.
Service was very slow. My daughter requested a gluten free meal- well it wasn’t as she has been ill for the last 2 hours. Nothing is worth what she just went thru!
Delicious and left pleasantly full, will definitely try again and recommend to friends. Veal special was exceptional
We ended up at Josephine's on Christmas eve after an unfortunate situation with rude management at another Italian restaurant down the street. This was our first time there and we did not know what to expect. We were so pleasantly surprised with Josephine's. They had available seating on Christmas Eve, the wait staff and management were so friendly and accommodating, The menu had an incredible selection, the food was absolutely delicious! This was our first time there, but it will definitely not be our last. I am looking forward to my next meal there already!
Consistently good for any occasion or just pleasant dining. Very accommodating.
Nice dinner evening. From greeting by valet, hostess and our waiter. Food exceptional my wife loved her Dover sole. No rush to get us to leave even when the restaurant was pretty empty by our departure.
Angela singing in wednesday night was a tremendous pleasurable top off to an excellent dining experience. Great food, reasonable prices and wonderful entertainment make Josephine s a true treasure in Boca.
This was the second time went to Josephine’s and was excellent again. Is great for special occasions and is also good for just dinner.
Consistently good no matter what you order. A true gem
Very excellent restaurant. Small intimate. Always very courteous service. Well priced and food always excellent.
Reservation made through Open Table asked if it was a Special Occasion and I indicated YES, it was a birthday. This was not at all acknowledged.
Bread was dry and tasteless. Sauces on the food were overpowering in taste. Food tasted as if it had been left-over and reheated. Price Fixed dinner which included dessert offered a choice of apple, pumpkin or keylime pie, obviously left over from Thanksgiving, three days prior to this dinner.
We had a most enjoyable evening
Being from out of town, we went there based on reviews from the web and the fact that we like typical italien places. It was thanksgiving day. They had a special turkey menu, with only 1 option for pasta, a lasagna that was offered as an appetizer. the 5 of us were a bit depressed, wondering if we shouldn't leave, on our quest for pasta. The waiter shows up, they are out of lasagna...NOT going well. I mentionned to the waiter that we were all looking to eat pastas, and he replies; What do you want, we will make whatever you want!! Our dinner was saved. One of us had the turkey special, delicious he said, and 4 of us ordered some pastas. All was good. There was a great singer, Alexandra, she was awesome. (We usually never like singers in a restaurant) She told us she is there every Wednesday evening, we will be back on a Wednesday for sure.
Great service, great food, great atmosphere! Enjoy!
Josephines is our favorite neighborhood go to restaurant it’s always good the service is excellent and the food is excellent we love everything about it.