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“Little Italy in North Berwick”
Review of Osteria

Osteria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Little Italy in North Berwick”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Went to the Osteria on Saturday night. The owner, Angelo, is very attentive and welcoming, the food was great, as were the surroundings and other staff. Its small so I advise booking but well worth a visit. We'll be going back that's for sure.

  • Visited April 2013
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Little gem”
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Very welcoming staff, attentive, good menu with plenty of variety. Food was excellent. Great value. Busy for a wet and windy Thursday lunchtime in April. Advise booking. I will certainly be back.

Visited April 2013
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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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“Outstandingly good”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a small Italian restaurant. The food and service is first class. Definitely fine dining. We visited on a Monday and it was quiet. I booked a table to be sure of a table as I had heard about this fab place. This is the best meal I have had in ages. The attention to detail was super. Keep up the good work.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank isobelmalloy
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Had the most amazing meal last night in Osteria.
This is only our 3rd visit since Angelo opened here as we live Edinburgh, but quite frankly I have no idea why we do not eat here a lot more.
Superior friendly service and food to die for than any restaurant we ever eat in Edinburgh!
Angelo as a host is so friendly and warm, has genuine connection with his customers and his staff very attentive. We all had oysters to start, gorgeous! Then all four of us had the fillet steak, waw!
Cannot recommend this highly enough, to die for! Cooked to perfection and you could actually cut this with a blunt knife no problem, saute potatoes and spinach again, perfect! Never eat sweets, but had seen them earlier at another table, had to try the Tortino Di Cioccolato (chocolate fondant) with toasted almond ice cream! What can I say Crunchy around the edge, high and moist in the middle and when I put my spoon into it an amazing puff of the most gorgeous chocolate came out! I cannot praise the chef highly enough! When in America we visit Shula's Steak House which we feel has the best steaks we've ever had, Osteria has now taken over that! If you normally taxi into Edinburgh for a nice steak, I highly recommend taxi to North Berwick instead! But, you do have to book as most nights even midweek they are very busy! Cannot wait to return, definitely will be very soon.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Dconnachan
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Best in North Berwick”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

A thoroughly pleasant dining experience; excellent food that has clearly been prepared with great care and attention and very hospitable service. There should more good restaurants in North Berwick but Osteria is a rare exception. The only criticisms are slight: the decor, while perfectly presentable, feels a little dated and the place would benefit hugely from a make over. The service is very attentive, not a criticism exactly but this may not be to everyone's tastes.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank digby_23
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