Osteria

247 Hamilton Ave (at Ramona), Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
6.3/10

Based on 40 votes

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  • pappardelle
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • minestrone soup
  • good service
  • great value
  • hot chocolate cake
  • pasta
  • authentic Italian food
  • veal
  • desserts
  • spinach
  • penne
  • salads
  • dinner
  • butter lettuce
  • flan
  • hazelnut
  • mozzarella
  • vanilla
  • bread
  • Tracy C.

    Love the minestrone soup. Out of the pasta dishes, Penne Fantasia and Pappardelle Osteria are good.

    Tracy Chou · December 30, 2011
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  • Maria L.

    Watch out for the cranky maitre d. If you're missing one person from your party of 8, they won't seat you.

    Maria Lambert · November 12, 2011
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  • Karen H.

    The dressing on the butter lettuce salad is delicious.

    Karen Herzog · November 12, 2011
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  • Kevin W.

    Authentic Italian.

    Kevin Wheeler · September 10, 2011
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  • Sarah J.

    The food is always amazing...delicious

    Sarah Joe · July 14, 2014
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  • Sandy W.

    Great service to match the food.

    Sandy White · May 5, 2012
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  • Meredith D.

    Yummy pasta! The complimentary bread is fresh & divine. But our waiter was completely creepy and awkward.

    Meredith Dozier · April 29, 2012
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  • Denaya D.

    So yummy you can't go wrong! I LOVE the buffalo di mozzarella!

    Denaya Dailey · April 15, 2012
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  • Chad H.

    Food is amazing! Be sure to get a desert or two.

    Chad Hill · March 3, 2012
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  • Liz R.

    Disappointing - terribly overcooked pasta, grumpy host, hectic ambiance. Nice waiter, but that didn't really compensate for a plate of boiled mush.

    Liz Rice · April 8, 2011
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  • Shobeir S.

    The family and chef straight out of Italy. I love the Fettuccine Alfredo

    Shobeir Shobeiri · December 28, 2010
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  • Olga

    If they say it's 1 hr wait to get a table, pretend to leave to get one immediately

    Olga · November 21, 2010
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  • david l.

    Spinach with meat sauce is really good side

    david lee · August 13, 2010
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  • B

    The molten chocolate cake is pure lava, but delicious nonetheless

    B · 2 days ago
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  • Christina R.

    Great veal picatta- get it with creamed spinach as a side!

    Christina Rath · June 11, 2014
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  • Gina

    We were a party of two with no reservations on a Saturday night and I had to ask my friend to go in and get seated while I find parking. No problem getting seated.

    Gina · June 9, 2013
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  • Ms. Nicole

    Fabulous food... Everything tastes delicious

    Ms. Nicole · December 19, 2012
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  • Stephen J.

    Tasty as always. There are very few restaurants as consistent in quality (and good!) over multiple decades as Osteria. The hazelnut flan and zabaglione desserts are truly fantastic.

    Stephen Jacob · December 14, 2012
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  • Tuhin K.

    Ask for the special dishes. They are often good.

    Tuhin Kumar · October 28, 2012
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  • Micha P.

    Get the hot chocolate cake with vanilla ice-cream. Wow.

    Micha Porat · April 18, 2012
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  • Jason F.

    Veal Scallopine!

    Jason Forcier · February 11, 2012
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  • HD L.

    Nice food, Reasonable price.

    HD Lee · January 23, 2012
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  • Philip P.

    Not impressed I'm afraid. Pasta? and Strada much nicer.

    Philip Pearl · April 8, 2011
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  • Gary L.

    Yummy!

    Gary Loitz · November 12, 2010
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