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“Great atmosphere. Small but charming. Waaaaaaay too expensive!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of L'Osteria

L'Osteria
Ranked #33 of 269 Restaurants in Cranston
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cranston, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere. Small but charming. Waaaaaaay too expensive!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

I like the small restaurant vibe la osteria puts out. That is until you get the bill. I think this place is a little pricey for what you get. You'd be better off heading to federal hill for the night. Food was very good. Pasta fagioli was fantastic. Restaurant.com usually has a deal to this place which helps but its still expensive. On weekend s you will be waiting dp make sure you make reservations.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in Cranston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This is one of our favorite places. We travel to Italy once or twice a year, and find the choices at L'Osteria to be authentic.
The bruschetta is incredible! A word of caution on the calamari: it's not battered and fried as most New Englanders are accustomed to; it's sauteed. Still good, just different than what you may expect. Any entree we've had has been wonderful.
Parking can sometimes be a problem, especially in the summer, but we've never had to walk more than a block.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank DawnAlba
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My Favorite italian Restaurant in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This place in the real deal. Ive been to italy many times. This is how the Restaurants are there. Great food and wine. Awesome

Visited March 2012
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Thank APazzi
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Prudence Island, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“On a scale of 1 - 10, L'osteria is a 12!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

A cozy restaurant with great service, food and atmosphere! Whether you choose something from the menu or a dinner special you can't go wrong and the staff can't do enough for you.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Cam_Bob
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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Thank Goodness Great Options across the street!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

The owner of this restaurant is a rude jerk with no customer service skills... they ran out of most of the specials and it was only 7:30... ran out of there signature dessert on a Friday night. Had a problem with our bill and the owner wouldn't leave the bar to talk to us. NEVER AGAIN... I'll go across the street to Cafe Itri, the foods better anyway!!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank makeupladycc
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