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Italian dining with modern comfort - Josephine, Somerville, MA

Josephine

4.6
4.6
219 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An homage to the variety in Italian food with a focus on wood fired pizza...

Josephine is the latest concept from James Beard nominated Chef Michael Scelfo of smash hits Alden & Harlow, Waypoint, and The Longfellow Bar.

Josephine is a celebration of family and food, focused on Italian favorites and simple pleasures.

Josephine features deep dish & thin wood fired pizzas and whimsical riffs on classic Italian foods, all set in a lively space. A massive marble bar with craft cocktails, ice cold martinis on tap, and a huge out door space that's dog friendly with an outdoor bar and fire pit will bring you back again and again.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 764-3035
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Scelfo
  • Private party facilities
    Variety of spaces available for private dining and events.
  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Cross street
    Laurel Street and Somerville Ave
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • B.Y.O.K. - Little Chefs Under 12 Eat Free

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday night through Thursday night children under 12 get a complimentary cheese pizza or plain spaghetti.
    B.Y.O.K. - Little Chefs Under 12 Eat Free Photo

What 219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

219 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit and will certainly be back. Exceptional hospitality and great food.

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    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the vibe was great! Ordered the Caesar salad, focaccia bread and the pepperoni pizza and we were in heaven.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived when the restaurant opened at 5pm with a reservation for 2. Despite the place being empty the hostess walked us to a table right next to the restroom door and the end of the bar. When asked they moved us a few feet over. A few moments later a family with 2 young children were seated where we were originally placed. The children were screaming and eventually left with one of the adults. We waited 40 minutes for our appetizer. Fried rice ball, that wasn’t anything special. The pizza was pretty good. Chicken parm, nothing special.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience. I hope to go again soon.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience. Well executed pizza not soggy you could really taste crust which was well crafted. Fun idea with draft martini not something I’ve seen before.

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  6. Mand

    Greater Boston

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal very much! TBH a bit disappointed with the deep dish pizza, but we LOVED the thin crust mushroom pie. The ceasar was classic, the wedge salad was excellent. The meatballs were excellent and went well with the pizzas. We got the warm foccacia which came in a skillet, but I was a bit disappointed by this as well. Focaccia is usually loaded with EVOO and soft, and this might have been overbaked, it was a bit dry for focaccia, plus overkill with the deep dish which may have been an ordering error on our part. Outstanding dessert - rice pudding, which I would probably never think to order but my friend thought it would be good - we were licking the bowl and fighting over the last bite! Good wines, good drinks, I would come back.

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  7. Duncan

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Excellent food. Good service. Nice room. But RIDICULOUSLY loud. Not sure we’ll be back, which is a shame because the food is so fun.

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  8. JoanB

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, nice service, a great place to go regularly

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, as were the drinks. Really drink, as I ordered the Napoli which was so good but I ordered a second but never received it but honestly didn’t need it so was for the better anyway. Problem I had was I set a reservation through here and showed up on time and we still had to wait 10 minutes for a table, so no point in setting a reservation as they don’t hold them.

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  10. eugene

    Montreal

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oscar is knowledgeable and friendly server. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Busy place. Hard to find parking in the area so we used the hotels valet. $15 for restaurant guests. Great evening

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FAQs

Josephine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Josephine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-3035.

Josephine is rated 4.6 stars by 219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Josephine

515 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Laurel Street and Somerville Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Scelfo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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