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Osteria Pane e Salute

61 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
802 457 4882
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Ranked #7 of 28 restaurants in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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73 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Italian-inspired menu at Osteria Pane e Salute celebrates Vermonts seasonal and local ingredients that make it to the wooden farm tables in its cosy dining space. Green-painted walls, vases of blooms and foliage, candle light and a very unique wine selection. Husband and wife team Caleb Barber and Deirdre Heekin regularly travel to Italy for regional food and wine... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ok, I did not want to write a review because I like to keep little treasures to myself, but after several dinners here this summer, I have to say that this is probably the best restaurant in Woodstock. If you enjoy thin-crust pizza, intimate settings, great wine selection, yummy desserts, creative specials, and a delicious pre-fix choice every visit (not... More

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New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were introduced to Pane e Salute by two in-the-know friends and have to say that all of our high expectations were exceeded. The owners, husband and wife team Caleb and Deirdre, are super friendly and welcoming, extremely knowledgeable about their food and wine, and work wonders in the kitchen. Each of our courses – from the chicken liver pate,... More

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cleveland, ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We ate here five or so years ago, and planned our trip back to Woodstock so that we could dine here again. We were not disappointed. First, the atmosphere: charming, intimate, beautifully lit and decorated. We were greeted by name by Deirdre, one of the owners, and directed to our table. The food: in a word, delicious. We both did... More

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Pasadena, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sundays can be tricky in small towns...at nice restaurants..but the owners were ready/willing/able. Usually reservations have to be made 1-2 weeks out...we were lucky! Almost the perfect small, quality restaurant...we'd drive a long way to dine with them again...it's clear they love what they are doing...the range of pizzas is perfect...the risotto and fish were tasty...the super thin crust on... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A very earnest attempt at doing something great but the food and atmosphere are just average. I bit of a disappointment.

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New Canaan, CT
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112 reviews 112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Despite the rave reviews, the food was nothing special. We wanted to love it as it is a cute place and the owner seemed very welcoming. She made excellent wine pairing suggestions. Pizza was probably the best thing we had. Pasta was second. Beef stew was dry. Salad special was very basic. Literally escarole and vinaigrette. Dessert was the least... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had the fixed price dinner and each course was more exceptional than the next: salad, orange and olive pizza and trout. Yum. These people know what they're doing.

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Vergennes, Vermont
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Simple, tasty, fairly priced. It was a really a special treat. But now this month after a 200 dollar ticket for a left hand turn from the local small town sherrifs trying to make their end of month quota - we will never step foot in Wodstock, Vermont again.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I've dined at fine places in Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa and Bologna -- and I'm hard to please. But in Woodstock, Vermont, of all places, I found the finest Italian restaurant I've ever dined in. The proprietors raise much of their own produce; they create their own liqeurs; the wait table, deliver dishes, do contortions to please their guests... More

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