Josie’s Ristorante is a family owned and operated traditional Italian restaurant has revamped its menu. Josie’s Ristorante is located on the corner of South Federal Highway and Woolbright, right next to Sushi Simon and Prime Catch. The “Mom and Pop” restaurant features pasta, gourmet pizza, fish, steak and Osso Bucco. Josie’s is open Monday-Saturday starting at 11 a.m. with a lunch menu including a fine selection of Paninis, salads and gourmet pizza. The restaurant opens on Sundays at 4 p.m.
The restaurant has recently revamped its lunch, bar and dinner menus with the help of Consulting Chef, Chef Mark Militello. Chef Mark has helped many area restaurants like Deck 84, Bogarts, Cabo Blue, The Office and many others. Chef Mark along with Chef Sebastiano Setticasi as Chef du Cuisine have created an awesome new menu! Some of the new items include San Francisco Cioppino (clams, lobster, scallops, calamari in a spicy lobster saffron broth over linguini: MKT), Prime Short Rib Meatball (antipasti menu: $14), Spanish Octopus (wood grilled octopus, fingerling potatoes roasted onions, tomatoes, capers, evoo, Antipasti menu, $14), and Fresh Burrata (red & gold beets, Barolo poached pears, arugula, herb balsamic dressing, toasted crostini, antipasti menu, $12).
Josie’s signature dishes include Eggplant Stefania (grilled eggplant, stuffed with angel hair, garlic & oil, marinara, mozzarella, $22), chicken or veal prepared Marsala, Pizziola, Piccata or Francese (chicken $19, veal $26), and Penne Vodka (Prosciutto, sautéed onions & peas, light pink cream sauce with a hint of vodka $20).
We indulged in the grilled Caesar salad which was the best salad I have ever tasted! The Penne and the house specialty Eggplant Stefania! All were incredible and extremely authentic tasting. The garlic rolls were absolutely incredible, I think we had at least 2 refills on those, whoops!
Happy hour is served at the bar and on the patio daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and after 9 p.m. with special prices on beer ($2 draft, $3 bottle), wine ($4.50 house by the glass and bottles from $26 to $28), specialty cocktails ($6) and specialty martinis ($7). The happy hour bar menu includes truffle fries ($5) , bruschetta ($6) , fresh mozzarella caprese ($7), calamari fritti ($7), and eggplant napoleon ($7).
The restaurant is offering 25% off the entire menu during the summer months, starting now through September. This special applies to dine in only, not valid with other offers, discounts or small plates at the bar.
Josie’s Ristorante is Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m. and offers delivery, take out and catering. It is located at 1602 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435, on the southeast corner of Woolbright and Federal next to the Intracoastal bridge. Reservations are encouraged through OpenTable or by calling 561.364.9601.