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The food was really delicious and the atmosphere was great. No complaints at all with the service or food and portion sizes were generous. We would definitely return!
Lovely evening spent enjoying great food and wine with terrific service.
Food, service and value were excellent. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious and fresh. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and I would recommend highly. New fave in Clapham.
Lovely restaurant with delightful food and really quaint and very cosy atmosphere. I would definitely dine here again. It was a really pleasurable experience. Go!
I've dined with my family at Osteria on 3 occasions in the last 2 years. The restaurant has a nice buzzy atmosphere, the food is generally good and it's usually very busy (which is a good sign). My sons typically go for the Pizza and rate them very highly (and they know what good pizza is like) On our last visit, it was ok but there were are a couple of small-ish things that I was not so happy about. They are not things that should put people off going but things the management should reflect upon. When I am paying £5 for 3 pieces of Bruschetta, I don't expect it to include tiny 2" long end-of-the-loaf pieces, nor (and this was the big one) do I expect some of the bread to have been burnt completely jet black. Mistakes happen, If you burn the bread, put it in the bin, not on my plate. I should have sent it back really. "You don't want to have the beef raviolli with that red wine sir, you should have the roasted beef instead". Really? What's wrong with beef raviolli and a decent red wine all of a sudden? It came across as upsellng (or we need to shift some of this beef this evening) and I didn't appreciate it. I knwo that they were busy but I still felt that the staff could have been a little more attentive (and better trained and informed in one case). i.e empty beer bottles should be collected more quickly (i.e. within 15 mins). Osteria also seem to follow the modus operandi of many restaurants whereby, once you have finished your meal, they just ignore you and attend to other customers. I had to actually go up to them to take my card payment as I had grown bored of waiting over 20 mins to pay the bill. Finally, after delivering my food, don't come over with a 2' long pepper grinder to ask if I want pepper on my food. How should I know if I want pepper, I haven't actually tasted the food yet. Are you concerned that the chef may not have seasoned the food correctly in the first place? (Just put condiments on the table and allow me to season my own food without all the ceremony).
We were welcomed by the manager and taken to our reserved table straight away and offered a choice of tables. The menus and wine list were presented quickly and there was a large display offering specials. Water was offered and the bottle of wine we ordered -Soave Classico was served without delay. Great wine service: the bottle was presented, quickly uncorked and we were invited to taste. Once served, the bottle was placed into an ice bucket and stand. We chose a mix of dishes from the specials as well as from the menus. The starters- 1 x octopus special and 1 x mussels, were both very tasty and good sized servings. A finger bowl or hot towel would have been appreciated with the mussels. Our main courses - 1 x cod casserole, 1 x special beef ravioli also tasted good. Desserts were a generous serving of gelato and one warm almond and chocolate tart. We spent about 1 hour and 45 minutes at Osteria del Arte enjoying a great meal. We were offered complimentary digestifs but couldn't manage anything else. The decor could be improved if all the poor plants above our heads and been watered and cared for - they looked neglected. Will definitely visit again. Great food and excellent service. Grazie mille!
We were late for our table but the staff at Osteria dell'Arte kindly kept the table for us despite the fact that it was a busy evening. Every dish we had was delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We weren't able to sample the wine as we were en route to do the Moonwalk. We'll be back and will check out the wine list then.
A very welcoming restaurant. The table/waiting area layout and quirky decoration makes you feel secluded with some privacy which is difficult to achieve in a restaurant of this size. You don't get rushed in anyway which really adds to the evening. Fish dishes are delicous and the chef clearly enjoys presenting food well. If fried polenta is on the menu have it. The beef carpaccio with peccorino, truffle shavins, wild mushroom and dill was amazingly well balanced. You dont get bread/olives brought to the table unless you ask. Umbria wine at £25 was a fantastic choice too. Duck breast was well under cooked when ordered as medium, so worth asking the chef to make sure the middle is in fact cooked. You will recommend this place to everyone though, happy eating!
We were given a table in the back area, which i didn't know existed before now. To be honest we were happy to be away from a large group of 40 in the main restaurant and our area soon filled up After we arrived. The waitress was very attentive, explained the specials and gave us recommendations. The food was really good, tasty and very reasonably priced. My only gripe was perhaps my pasta was a little too al dente, but it didn't spoil me enjoying it. A complimentary drink on the house was served with the bill, which is always a winner in my book. Definitely recommend.
Really warm welcome in Italian of course! Menu was explained politely. I was in a bit of a rush but our lovely waitress sped things up and adapted set menu. Food was absolutely delicious and couldn't fault it. Only wish we had more time to absorb the wonderful environment and sample more. We will definitely be going back and very soon. I'm very picky about service and food so extremely happy to find this piece of Italian heaven *****