Dining here on weekends for a traveler presents a few obstacles. Although but a block or two off the main Southside drag, The small Osteria's low profile makes it hard to spot unless you're on top of it. Further, its size means make reservations a few days in advance a necessity. Lastly, finding on-street parking is a task. All these problems can be overcome and well worth it. They adhered to our reservations on a busy Friday night, whisking us to a table (I reckon there's only a dozen or so) immediately. The wine list, predominantly Italian, has good pricing in bottle and glass and the sophisticated menu showed value as well. Two of us had quail grilled to perfection on a bed of creamy polenta as an appetizer. The carpaccio the 3rd person had was very cold and pedestrian-the only clunker in our meal. The gnocchi topped with wild boar ragu was outstanding, memorable. The pasta light and the boar plentiful, intense in a great sauce. The third had grouper stuffed with a flavored risotta. Only I had dessert..a perfect wedge of pumpkin flan. The tab quite reasonable for such a meal. Allow a little time to find parking and be sure of the street address. It's well worth the little extra effort
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