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Josephine’s Italian Restaurant
Finest ingredients, finest Italian dishes
Top quality music acts Tuesday through Friday
After her family emigrated to Brooklyn, NY, when just a young teen, Josephine’s path into the world of fine Italian cuisine continued with her late husband, Nino, who had his own restaurant at the time, Mamma Rosas. The two later moved from New York to Florida (with their two sons and daughter) where Josephine worked at Nino’s in Boca, which is now run by her son, Roberto and his family.
With a dream of having her own fine Italian establishment Josephine opened “Josephine’s”, it was an instant hit with dishes like the classic southern style Duck A L’orange, northern style Dover Sole, signature Veal Porcini and so many other dishes inspired by her culinary journey.
Josephine’s passion for creating an authentic Italian experience is evident down to every last detail. In an age of synthesized, Italian restaurant chains, Josephine’s of Boca Raton stands worlds apart. This is why, while so many other Italian style establishments have come and gone, Josephine’s has remained a go-to mainstay in Boca for 25 years. “Mangia bene!” And it’s all due to the gustatory passion of one person: Josephine herself, she meets you at the door…and she NEVER forgets a face.
Il vero affare!
Growing up in Sicily as the middle child in a family of nine, Josephine was surrounded by true Italian culinary inspiration, learning the importance of “fresh” at an early age. Her family had a garden where they grew their own string beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes and fresh herbs, they also had figs and pears, and picked and cold-pressed their own olive oil. They made their own wine by the barrel.
Josephine learned the true “art” of Italian cooking from both her mother and her grandmother, both outstanding cooks. The family would gather each Sunday at her grandmother’s house. There Josephine watched her grandmother prepare meatballs, sausage, the ‘gravy’ (tomato sauce) and homemade pasta. At this “school” measurements weren’t in cups or ounces but in pinches of this and that. There were no recipes here. Everything was measured by feel, touch, sight and, ultimately, smell and taste, because in authentic Italian cooking that is what tells you when everything is perfect.
What We Offer
Daily Fresh Menus
Using only the freshest ingredients, our dishes are prepared daily to please the most discerning palates.
Cooking From The Heart
Every dish on our menu is cooked with passion – we put our heart and soul into being the best that we can be.
Each dish is chosen to delight the taste buds with an explosion of flavors that leave you wanting to come back soon.
Our chef;s cook with flair and imagination without losing track of history and tradition. Only mama could have made it better.
Originally from Sicily, Josephine brings a wealth of experience in the cuisine of her birth land. She keeps a close eye on the quality of every dish served.
Our wine list changes frequently as we discover new and better wines to compliment our menu. We also offer a full service bar.
What People are Saying
“Food was very good and the live entertainment was outstanding.“
“Great, Excellent, Exceptional!!”
Exceptional service!!! “
“I’m always impressed”
“Josephine’s is great Italian food and great service. Every year we come down I’m always impressed.“
“A 5-star night”
“Elegant interior, experienced staff and wonderful live music. Truly a 5 star night.”
Hours of Operation
TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (CLOSED MONDAY)
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Call (561) 988-0668 for Reservations
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