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East 12th Osteria
197 First Ave
New York, NY 10003
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East 12th Osteria Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday&Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
East 12th Street
L Train to First Avenue,
4,5,6,N,R Trains to Union Square
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East 12th Osteria is a small, jewel of a restaurant in the heart of the East Village. Come savor the inspired, organic and modern Northern Italian cuisine of chef/owner Roberto Deiaco.
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This was just what we wanted in a
NY restaurant - superb food and service that was not overly expensive. Each bite was a delight. The food was perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. The husband (chef) and wife (front of the house) team take a lot of pride in their food and in their space, a lot of the décor which comes from Italy."
Dined on 4/10/2014
Great food and good service; but
by 7:30pm, the noise had reached an atrocious level. I couldn't hear people sitting just 18 inches away. Based on the food quality and service, I'd love to make this one of my regular haunts, but frankly I would only go back during early-bird (5pm-7pm) hours."
Dined on 4/8/2014
Food was beautifully prepared and
presented. The dishes were imaginatively conceived and executed perfectly from appetizer to dessert. we had every course so we could fully appreciate the cuisine. i cook myself, and could appreciate the delicate tastes from the freshest of ingredients and the creative combinations. my friend and family were similarly delighted with the meal. we had a slight blip in the service which was corrected with alacrity and grace and our bill was compensated accordingly. i will definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it to my friends."
Dined on 4/5/2014
The restaurant was quaint and had
a nice ambiance. Food was fantastic, though the portions were on the smaller side. Staff was incredibly friendly but service was a bit slow. Overall, I would definitely return and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great Italian meal."
Dined on 3/22/2014
This is the second time we've been
to East 12th, and to be honest, can't wait to go back again. We live really close to this place, and it becomes quite a must go - we're trying not to go every weekend! There are a few things that make the place special: accoustic (even though it's on the street) you can barely hear anything, which makes the place really talking friendly; service is really a plus - the waiter knew us by name and remembered us from last time (c'mon - it was only our second time there); and of course, the food - speechless!"
Dined on 3/16/2014
I had a really hard time choosing
my order because every single thing on the menu and specials list sounded amazing. Great beer selection also. This place is great. I can't wait to go back."
Dined on 3/15/2014
A very cordial welcome and
attentive service. The dinner was excellent, as was the wine. One note: before trying a new restaurant, I'll get a better idea of the interests of the place by reading the wine list than from the menu. Yes, I feel I am wine-focused. The wine list here is glorious, filled with a huge array of well selected wines. That said, however, some might find it daunting. If it were half as long, and more focused, it wouldn't take the wine chooser (me) out of the conversation for a half-hour."
Dined on 3/7/2014
We had such an incredible meal.
The chef is incredible and service was friendly, knowledgable and just perfect."
Dined on 3/6/2014
We chose this restaurant primarily
for location so we were pleasantly surprised to find it is a gem of a restaurant. The special of lamb medallions was sensational!"
Dined on 3/4/2014
I have dined at East 12th Osteria
a few times and am always pleasantly surprised by the ingenuity and elegance of each dish. I ordered the shaved artichoke and avocado salad with parmigiano which was delighful as always, and the tagliatelle with porcinis and parsley puree. The porcinis were fantastic - I think I expected the pasta to have more egg in it and be richer and more toothsome but it was very well seasoned and fresh; lighter than expected. I ate at the bar and felt the service was very attentive, which isn't always the case at some restaurants as a solo diner so I was glad to be met with conversation from the staff. Thanks for another great meal!!"
Dined on 3/1/2014
Felt like I was on the UES having
brunch...I think if they made the decor slightly more casual, comfortable, they'd see an influx of traffic. Speaking for all East Villagers, we like a friendly, warm, cool atmosphere, unpretentious, but with delicious, accessible food. I had the Tramezzini su’Pan Carre - Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs, Asparagus, which was fantastic. FRESH ingredients, simple tastes, but all paired together made a delicious afternoon sandwich. My dinning partner had the Uova Fiorentine. We thought it was alright, nothing to write home about and not worth $16, the ingredients in the dish probably cost $1 (eggs, spinach, potato) The bread was also excellent-- could tell it was homemade."
Dined on 3/1/2014
This restaurant is perfect for
those of us who appreciate "true" Italian food preparations. All ingredients are of the highest quality, the service was exceptional, the drinks superb, the ambiance lovely and the noise level low.. The weekend brunch is a spectacular buy -- drinks and coffee included and a wide range of main courses, along with sweet breads."
Dined on 2/23/2014
We went on a Wednesday night, so
understandably it wasn't that lively. The beet salad with quince paste was interesting, pretty unique. The pasta special, tagliolini with truffles and langoustine was tasty, fresh, and sweet, but I could barely taste the truffles. Good dish overall. The mains were honestly kind of disappointing. The pork shank was tender but dry, like it was over braised. The accompanying polenta and sauce were delicious. The steak had a great sear, but it just wasn't anything special. The build up for the steak in various reviews was pretty high, and it didn't quite live up to the praise."
Dined on 2/19/2014
One of the best resturants in the
city and very needed addition to the east side. excellent food and ambiance. I have been here a few times already and plan to come back many more."
Dined on 2/15/2014
The pasta (ravioli with quail egg,
all the risottos) is INSANE!!! Definitely order dessert. Wine list is excellent. Lighting is great. Despite unexpected location on busy First Ave, this was a lovely spot. And the chef and his wife should win more awards for their lovely hospitality, gracious service and mind blowing food."
Dined on 2/15/2014
We went in with our hearts set on
3 dishes, and after hearing the specials, changed our pace and couldn't have wished for better food. I cannot wait to go back and eat what is usually on the menu. Everything was divine and I am so happy that a place this fantastic finally exists in my neighborhood!!"
Dined on 2/12/2014
on Valentine's Day --Chrisitina
Aguilera and Adele (In an upscale Italian restaurant)? Come on play some cool Italian pop music from the 60s. Or Giorgio Moroder! The music was tacky, almost ruining the ambiance...but not the food."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This was my second visit in 3
months and as good as it was the first time, it was better the second time."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Food was average. Bronzino bland
and pasta just ok. Desert good."
Dined on 12/22/2013
My go-to place for pasta and
risotto like in Italy; a recent special of porcini risotto was outstanding. Terrific and interesting wine list, especially if you are willing to spend more than $60/bottle, although there are plenty of solid choices in the lower price range."
Dined on 12/9/2013
Not bad, but at the similar price
point I prefer the restaurant one block up the street or else several on the west side. Service was with a smile, but communication a bit strained and always with the feeling there was something else more important going on in the restaurant than your meal…even while hardly anyone else was there."
Dined on 12/8/2013
Our party of four enjoyed the
food. Great bread basket. One raved about her spinach salad. The lobster risotto (a special) had a deep seafood flavor with a generous amount of lobster. Portions were on the small side. The service was indifferent, at best. We were seated for 15 minutes before being approached by any wait staff. Yes, the restaurant was crowded, but minimally a drink order should have been taken. The room is small with closely-spaced (even for Manhattan) tables. Combined with the poor service, this made for an uncomfortable dining experience. So, while the food was lovely, we won't be returning."
Dined on 12/7/2013
What a fantastic meal at this east
village gem! The staff could not have been more attentive and helpful, although never in an over-the-top or irritating way. The tuna tartare was amazing - a large portion, and an extremely good quality piece of fish - and my fellow diner had the mixed seafood fritte, which he loved. The chef surprised us with an exquisitely cooked scallop each between courses, and then the main courses arrived - they were equally large and very tasty. I will definitely be back; it was worth every penny. The brunch menu also looks great."
Dined on 12/2/2013
Outstanding procuct quality,
charming service - everytime when I be in New York East 12th Osteria is a must!"
Dined on 11/30/2013
Food was okay, but we had the
Thanksgiving special, so I'm sure it was different from what they normally serve. Service was good, we had no questions, he took orders and then left. Busser refilled waters, but left them empty for a while on occasion. Pretty busy, food came out in a timely fashion. Overall satisfied, nothing amazing though."
Dined on 11/28/2013
The food was home made even the
bread, breadsticks and ice cream. Innovative Italian cuisine. Loved the duck, the truffle ravioli, the octopus, the pasta bolognese and the desserts. Sparkly and elegant setting yet low key. We could have a civilized conversation with normal sound levels. Caring, attentive service. Truly enjoyed dinner and will come back with my discriminating foodie friends."
Dined on 10/30/2013
It's too bad I can't give this
place a better review because the food was actually delicious. However, the minute we sat down we were warned about them "rolling out a new menu". On a Saturday night? Well, all in all, it took about 3 hours to get to our main courses. I don't think any tables were "turned over".....you could hear complaints from nearby tables about the long waits. Secondly, and even more agregioius was the the price they charged for a tiny plate of risotto which was ordered as a main course. It was criminal....$34?? It was absolutely outrageously tiny. As I said, a shame. Our waiter kept apologizing and I felt bad for him....although I did get tired of hearing they were "rolling out a new menu" after about the 4th time!"
Dined on 10/19/2013
Entrees we had were sublime,
really done to perfection. Appetizers were good, but had room for improvement. We would recommend the restaurant to our social network. Keep up the good work. Chef/ owner restaurant with everything made fresh daily are strong selling points."
Dined on 10/18/2013
Amazing homemade pasta -
everything we ate was delicious. Highly recommend."
Dined on 10/9/2013
This was my third visit to this
new restaurant, and there will be a fourth, fifth and sixth, at least. It's pricey for the neighborhood but so good that it's worth a few nights of beans at home to prepare. On the evening we went the specials featured chanterelle mushrooms, celebrating the season in France. It was hard to decide between the pasta with lobster and chanterelles and the tagliarini drenched in olive oil and a whisper of garlic with chanterelles. (I chose the latter.) The appetizer--chopped leaves of baby artichoikes in mashed avocado, encased in thinly sliced parmesan--was suberb. Although I am not crazy about sorbets the Osteria's versions may have changed my tastes; the grape sorbet was almost as creamy as ice cream."
Dined on 9/11/2013
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