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“Great Italian food”
Review of Osteria Romantica

Osteria Romantica
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Ranked #29 of 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 9, 2014

It was very popular, but worth the wait for a table. We sat outside and despite the chill, the heaters placed nearby heated up nicely. We had a pasta dish. Very good.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We like to go here with visiting families and friends : there is a casual friend atmosphere in a location close to the La Jolla Shores and caves. The bread and tomato sauce to dip it in is so tasty. I often orders two appetizers and find them very satisfying. try salad with pear , try calamari in tomatoes ace with spinach, or duck salad !! My husband will most likely take the fish daily special.
As the evening goes on it becomes more noisy and the light dims.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

I love this place. It is cute and romantic yet casual, the servers are incredibly nice, and the food is delicious every time. I've sampled a number of dishes, but there is a special place in my heart for the gnocchi (which always leaves me in the happiest of food comas). This is also my #1 place for tiramisu---it is clearly made in-house, in the traditional way with the real ingredients. It can get busy (as it should), but the food and overall atmosphere is divine.

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great local spot with traditional Italian food. Come dressy or casual they are happy to greet you and give you great service and food.

Thank KDG G
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Dined here with a party of ten on a Friday night and was surprised to see no line waiting outside for a table. It was full, just not crowded as it usually is on a weekend night. We asked the server for 4 separate checks and he said he would if it didn't get overly busy. We started off with Antipasto Italiano (cold cuts and cheeses), served with the complimentary bread. Then on to salads, which were made with very fresh ingredients and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We had brought our own wine ($10.00 corkage fee) and were not made to feel cheap by the server. We ordered various dishes including Gnocchi Gratinati, which was perhaps the best I've ever tasted, but oh so rich. Also the home made Lasagna and Ossobuco (Veal Shank). We finished off by sharing several desserts, each of them delicious. Everyone commented on how good and reasonable the meal was. If you enjoy Italian food and are anywhere close to La Jolla, you must try this place.

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