Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen is where you’ll enjoy truly authentic Italian food in the Outer Banks. Josephine’s quality ingredients and homemade sauces create exquisite dishes with hearty portions.  Open for dinner only, Josephine’s offers and upscale evening out at very affordable prices. The modern décor offers a trendy, yet cozy décor, with warm color tones, a fireplace and even a crystal chandelier. Many Italians believe eating should be comfortable, so this is fine dining without a stuffy atmosphere.

The menu rotates almost nightly, with an emphasis on whatever fresh ingredients are freshly available. There are usually several appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts to choose from.  A popular appetizer is Mama’s Meatballs, two baseball-sized , tender meat balls stuffed with cheese. Salads include House,  Greek, and a Caprese with fresh mozzarella, among others. Main dishes include Chicken Parmesan and Veal Saltimbocca. Vegetarian entrees are available by request.  It will be hard to save room for dessert, but Cheesecake or Outer Banks Rum cake make great options. A full espresso bar offers another great accompaniment to the meal.

Beer and wine by the glass are inexpensive, making Josephine’s a luxurious treat for those on a budget as well as for anyone just craving authentic Italian. The chef and owner, Josephine Caggese is from Sicily. She owned an Italian restaurant in New York before moving to Kitty Hawk, where she’s been a member of the local community for many years. You’ll likely see her making rounds at the tables interacting with guests and offering a welcoming smile.