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“Noisy and crowded” 3 of 5 stars
Review of L'osteria

L'osteria
1703 Cranston St, Cranston, RI 02920-5013
401-943-3140
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Ranked #26 of 243 restaurants in Cranston
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Noisy and crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were seated when there were still a couple of empty tables and just a couple of people at the small bar. By the time our meals came, the tables and bar were full, and people came in and stood by the door, which puts them right in the middle of this small restaurant. The room became so noisy, I couldn't understand what was being said at our table! The waitress was nice, but too busy to be attentive, and we had to ask twice for some things (she brought wine for 4 of us, but forgot the other 2 drinks!)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Providence, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Cozy & casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stopped by on a whim and pleasantly surprised. Not busy at the early hour our party of two dined but imagine it might be a bit cramped and hectic when the smallish but welcoming dining room is full. Menu had a good variety of choices. Prices fair. My gnocchi entree was light, flavorful. My wife enjoyed her risotto special. Bruschetta app special was the exception - ordinary and overpriced. Liked it overall.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Scituate, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The Most Amazing Place Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great Service, Great Food, Great Dessert. I go there every week!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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warwick, ri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Overpriced with poor service even the bar made strange errors.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

Just about everything was subpar but in the interest of saving time, I will sum my review up with just the cocktail experience:
Order: 1 Margarita, 1 Stoli with club soda.
Received: 1 Gin & Rose's sweetened lime juice straight up (martini glass,no ice ),
1 questionnable vodka & tonic.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very Good Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Our favorite Italian Restaurant . We always look forward to eating here. Small restaurant with a large menu. My wife and I have been here six times in the last year, twice with other couples, and everyone was pleased with the food and service each visit.

If I have any complaint it would be with some patrons who just can't seem to lower their voices in such an intimate spot and think that every one in the restaurant will find what they have to say interesting.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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