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Josef's - CLOSED

Map & Directions 9763 W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33324
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • Lot Available


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

This funky/elegant Plantation restaurant specializes in the Northern Italian fare of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region; it's run by an Austrian chef and his American wife. This region of Italy was dominated by the Austrian Hapsburgs for years, and its cuisine incorporates Greek and Turkish elements as well. Shrimp casserole is laced with grappa and Edam; homemade spaetzle is tossed with speck, sage, and caramelized onions. A generous pounded and butterflied veal chop coated with bread crumbs, egg, and Parmesan and served with a simple, perfectly dressed green salad is simply one of the best veal dishes we have ever tasted. The menu changes seasonally. Splendid desserts include a puff-of-air apple strudel. A gift of the house, chocolate-covered strawberries end every meal here. One of the finest restaurants in Broward County.

Member Reviews

  • bpbnewtimesbestof wrote a review for Josef's
    on 05/06/09

    Italian restaurants specializing in Roman, Sicilian, Corsican, and Milanese fare are a dime a dozen, but we have yet to run across another trattoria whose passionate love affair with the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region of Italy is so intense. Perhaps that's because owners Beth and Josef Shibanetz, an American woman and her Austrian chef husband, came to that area as strangers and... More >>

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Reviews and News

  • Last Man Standing?

    "I don't know — maybe they're on a diet." I can't tell if Beth Schibanetz is kidding or if she's speaking metaphorically. These days, we're all on... More on Josef's »

  • What Would Bruno Eat?

    I should have been researching schnitzel and strudel recipes, but I got sidetracked by YouTube video clips: Sasha Baron Cohen's fey-gay Austrian... More on Josef's »

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