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Josef's Elegante Meats & Deli

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716 Illinois St, Geneva, IL 60134-1352
+1 630-262-1878
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Geneva,IL
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Although you can get sandwiches for lunch, this is primarily an Italian type meat/deli/pasta store. Their frozen shrimp is pretty terrific too. Love this place!

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Thank strafals
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

You want a great sub at a excellent price check out Josef's in downtown Geneva. Plenty of free parking out the front door. Friendly and fast staff. The sub comes only one size X-large, every time I get one it is two meals. You want lunch and dinner at a super great price, get a freshly made sub, you will... More 

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Thank Alaska-Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

One of those old school, really authentic and always great experiences that cannot be missed. Absolutely some of the best homemade Italian sausage around. We have actually used them for catering several times, and they use their sausage and a homemade sauce that is to die for. I can't say enough about their sandwiches as well, as they have a... More 

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Thank Roomfordessert
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I'm not sure what "old world service" might mean, but it seems apt at Josef's--a family deli that makes extraordinary sandwiches, always has a tantalizing display of meats and cheeses, and are always happy to help with cooking tips.

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Thank Steve S
Chicago, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

It has been well over thirty years since I have had the pleasure of being served at a real butcher shop. Great meats, and lots of freshly prepared foods.

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Thank Stephen L
Geneva, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Steaks very good. Deli has nice options for sandwiches. Pre-made items too, lasagna was really nice.

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1 Thank cmessdaghi
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

Family owned from Dad, the kids work everyday, give tips on cooking & prep, great salads too. My kids love the 3 finger cavatapi!

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1 Thank Bryan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

OMG! Chicken Lamone. Eggplant Parmesan chicken Parm. Ribs Their hot food to go as takeout is incredible. They also have refrigerated and frozen to take home and stuck your kitchen We love their refrigerator eggplant penne and sauce. Friendly people great service delicious food there are incredible

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North Aurora, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

You are going to need the extra room, because you will not be able to control yourself! Any day of the week is a good day at Josef's, but you NEED to go for lunch on a Thursday. STROMBOLI THURSDAY. This is the lunch special sandwich. I order 2. I eat one there, then as I am dreaming of another... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I'm not sure if Josef's grills outside every day, but the do for lunch on the weekends. The food is great. I had an Italian sausage. With chips and a drink the bill came to $6 - very reasonable for a great meal. My only issue is that they have two tables outdoors (and a couple indoors from what I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 Illinois St, Geneva, IL 60134-1352
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-262-1878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?