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“That’s not Italian”
Review of L'Osteria Decanter

L'Osteria Decanter
Ranked #278 of 1,362 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $38
Description: Cozy restaurant, perfect for friends meeting and hangout, traditional center Italy food, homemade bread, pasta and dessert. We serve breakfast all the day (the restaurant is on the first floor of boutique Hotel Decanter) and Brunch Saturday and Sunday.
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Description: Cozy restaurant, perfect for friends meeting and hangout, traditional center Italy food, homemade bread, pasta and dessert. We serve breakfast all the day (the restaurant is on the first floor of boutique Hotel Decanter) and Brunch Saturday and Sunday.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a margarita pizza and the pasta of the day, which was meat lasagna. The margarita pizza didn’t even have basil on it! Just a thin layer of cheese over tomato sauce. The crust was underdone and tasteless. We had to ask for fresh basil and tear the leaves up to sprinkle them on the pizza ourselves. The meat and ricotta (I assume) blended together to form a mushy mass In the lasagna, with no flavor other than salty. Didn’t see or taste any mozzarella at all.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank pblossom
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

Felt like I was visiting Italy in this small, warm Italian restaurant run by real Italians. Great fish and pasta dishes. Went twice this trip. In Old San Juan.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

Really outstanding food, but on the pricey side and bread not great so I gave 4 stars rather than 5.

The Burrata salad was quite good but at $17 expensive. I’m sure some would share but it wasn’t large enough for that to be really necessary.

Homemade ravioli stuffed with mushrooms in a lovely white sauce with Italian sausage was delicious. It was definitely all dente and might benefit from a bit more cooking. The sausage was a surprise as it was very mild and then eat I’ve ever had (little or no fennel)

Would be a great spot for a nice romantic dinner.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank K T
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

This small restaurant is attached to the charming Hotel Decanter, although I believe it is independently operated. There is a good range of eating choices, including various pastas, so you do not need to eat octopus, however if you do like octopus L’Osteria’s is exceptionally good.
There are some good wines available by the glass and the service is unobtrusive but attentive.
All this makes it a great dinner destination.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank verge2014
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Went with a friend but it would be a great place for a romantic dinner. Split the buffalo mozzarella as a starter which was fabulous and a large portion. Had the lamb ragu which was delicious. Beautiful interior, great people watching and excellent service. Healthy portions, you will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 868joannef
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