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“Location could not be better, food disappointing”
Review of Osteria del Borgo

Osteria del Borgo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Hoboken, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Location could not be better, food disappointing”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We have been to many restaurants in the area but this one was recommended to us as the best so we went to check it out. The location is great and the village beautiful (make sure to walk to the top of the hill for breathtaking views and a nice playground for kids). The service was warm and friendly but we were disappointed of the food. The plain tomato sauce of our kids' pasta was the best of all dishes. The truffle pasta was tasteless and had a weird consistency, the boar stew was drenched in oil and all other dishes were tasteless. One of the three different bruschette had no topping but olive oil. The prices are also very high compared to other places in the area. I would definitely return, just for the atmosphere, but order the cheapest and most simple food of the menu where they cannot do much wrong.

  • Visited August 2013
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Boston
Level 5 Contributor
24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Homey and delicious!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

They were very friendly, food was fresh and homemade. The little town it was in was quaint and not touristy at all.

Visited April 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful! Cannot really be there!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The restaurant is simply wonderful in all respects. The quality of the food is excellent - old school. You want to sit outside if at all possible; the setting is out of Central Casting. The service was warm, friendly and professional. Ate there two nigts over two weeks;
wish we had more time to go there again. Wide menu of Tuscan specialties plus delicious daily specials. They need to send a family member to Westchester to open a USA location!

  • Visited July 2013
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Chiusdino, Toscana, Italy
1 review
“Feels like walking in to my local”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

More than anything the feeling of warmth and friendliness we received from the whole team makes this restaurant stand out. Attention to detail, great food and wonderful wine makes this a fantastic restaurant to visit time and again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in southern Tuscany”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We found this restaurant using Trip Advisor, made a reservation for 13 people to sit outside one evening and arrived to a very warm welcome from the staff. The location was delightful, I only wish we had better photographs to share. The village was immaculately cared for and the atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxing and friendly. The food was truly superb with a marvellous selection that everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed. A special thanks to our hosts who greeted us upon arrival like old friends and ensured our evening was very special. We hope to return to this hidden gem.

  • Visited July 2013
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