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“Cozy & casual” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Osteria

L'Osteria
Ranked #25 of 267 Restaurants in Cranston
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cozy & casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stopped by on a whim and pleasantly surprised. Not busy at the early hour our party of two dined but imagine it might be a bit cramped and hectic when the smallish but welcoming dining room is full. Menu had a good variety of choices. Prices fair. My gnocchi entree was light, flavorful. My wife enjoyed her risotto special. Bruschetta app special was the exception - ordinary and overpriced. Liked it overall.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Doc C
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
North Scituate, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Most Amazing Place Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great Service, Great Food, Great Dessert. I go there every week!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank FoodMusicTheatreLove
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warwick, ri
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overpriced with poor service even the bar made strange errors.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Just about everything was subpar but in the interest of saving time, I will sum my review up with just the cocktail experience:
Order: 1 Margarita, 1 Stoli with club soda.
Received: 1 Gin & Rose's sweetened lime juice straight up (martini glass,no ice ),
1 questionnable vodka & tonic.

    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank RItraveldreamer
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Warwick, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Good Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Our favorite Italian Restaurant . We always look forward to eating here. Small restaurant with a large menu. My wife and I have been here six times in the last year, twice with other couples, and everyone was pleased with the food and service each visit.

If I have any complaint it would be with some patrons who just can't seem to lower their voices in such an intimate spot and think that every one in the restaurant will find what they have to say interesting.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank David M
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Cranston, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank lmbmj33
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