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“It rivals the north end in Boston...excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria La Civetta

Osteria La Civetta
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Ranked #22 of 162 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“It rivals the north end in Boston...excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

This past weekend I happened to pick up a copy of edible magazine which profiled Osteria. Decided tonight was the night to go out and try. The restaurant totally reminded me of the restaurants in Italy. Smaller, homey and a feel that it is hard to describe. It was not a busy night and we were seated immediately, a nice corner table with a view of the restaurant. The bar area had a full house, but we decided a nice quiet table would be best.
We asked the waiter for his recommendations and what his favorite was. He immediately said the butternut squash tortellini...so we knew that had to be ordered. We ordered a savory spinich pie for and antipasti and then on to tortellini....and the duck leg with an amazing side of greens.

The waiter was great knew we wanted to savor every bite and the bottle of sangiovese we ordered. The savory pie was fresh, flaky and the sauce was so yummy. We took some time between and then he brought on our main entree.
I would definitely have the tortellini again. Home made and delicious. We had it with the sage butter as a sauce. It was absolutely wonderful. The duck was crisp on the outside and tender on the inside... the sauce was a white wine sauce that was subtle, but very tasty. The greens were done to perfection...could have ate a whole plate of just greens.

AHHHHh...still remembering how tasty. For dessert we ordered the italian cookie with biscotti bites. I am not a tiramasu fan nor do I like custard which they did have amaretto custard...
the cookie was AWESOME... we would have licked the plate had no one else been looking.

Overall I rate the restaurant as excellent!! will absolutely head back. Just know this is Northern Italian food... you will not find many dishes with lots of garlic or tons of meat sauce. Very authentic and worth the visit!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Danbury, CT
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328 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

My wife and I had a lovely dinner sitting in the bar area. This is a small local restaurant and the food was super. I'm not a food expert but the two dishes we had were very good and we'll go back the next time we are in Falmouth.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Hands down one of the best Italian meals I ever had...and that includes Italy, NYC, and San Francisco. Be sure to order one of the handmade pastas and the tiramisu. Pair that with the lovely ambience, and it was a perfect experience. Highly recommended!

  • Visited November 2011
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Charlotte, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The Restaurant We Always Return To”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We spend a few weeks in Falmouth every year, and Osteria La Civetta is the one restaurant we return to visit each season. The staff is pleasant, atmosphere is very nice, and we really enjoy the food. Fresh pasta, fresh fish, and local ingredients remind us of restaurant we've visited in Italy.

  • Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Reminds me of Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

This restaurant brings us back to the family run restaurants we loved in Florence. We love trying whatever specials are on the menu and have not been disappointed. The pasta is heavenly. They have a nice wine list and the service is wonderful.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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