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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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
A word from East 12th Osteria
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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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
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 10/31/2013
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 10/20/2013
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 10/19/2013
Amazing homemade pasta -
everything we ate was delicious. Highly recommend."
Dined on 10/10/2013
We had an exquisite meal.
Everything was expertly prepared.Try the specials as well as the classics. Great dishes come out of the small kitchen manned by 3. The bread made in house comes out of the kitchen piping hot from the oven. The pasta is made in house too. It's light & delicate. One of our guests had ravioli with truffle shavings. The truffles were so fresh you could smell them leaving the kitchen. From classic veal Milanese to vegetarian risotto, there is something for everyone. The wait staff was professional & courteous."
Dined on 9/29/2013
This restaurant had excellent
food, however the experience was ruined by the service. The tables were so close together that servers were constantly pushing behind your chair to get to other customers. The specials were never read to us, which made for some confusion when I ordered "the risotto" and there were more types than what was on the menu. The wine list was not updated, and two wines we chose were no longer being served, so the waitress insisted on a similar wine, but would not name its price and wouldn't provide us with the updated wine list. When our wine was served, the server didn't fill the glass of one of the diners at my table. Later, she finished off the bottle in one person's glass, giving her nearly half the bottle."
Dined on 9/28/2013
Went to this restaurant based on a
review in a newspaper and had high expectations. It did not disappoint. All of the dishes were excellent and their preparations were unusual and exceptional. The server was pleasant and well informed about all of the menu offerings. Each dish was individually prepared with care. The result was time between courses, but not to such an extent that one would say service was slow. The dining space is somewhat small, however it was laid out such that it did not feel overcrowed. The floor to ceiling glass walls on the two street sides of the space helped to provide and open feeling that prevented feeling cramped in a small space. The wine list was varied both as to price and styles and quite adequate."
Dined on 9/17/2013
This is the second time I have
eaten at East 12th Osteria and again it was a wonderful meal. Every dish is always beautifully executed and delicious. We shared the braised octopus, shaved artichoke and avocado salad, gnoccetti with crabmeat, and a special appetizer of porcini mushrooms, lobster, and burrata. Everything was truly fantastic - as to be expected at this point! We did order the chocolate cake for dessert which was also beautifully executed and delicious - classic - but would have expected a twist somehow, or benefitted from a tart fruit puree."
Dined on 9/14/2013
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
No Mario Batali, no Bastianich,
this is real italian contemporary cuisine with a touch of traditional authentic flavourings from the menù to the Wine list. Great chef Great Service ! Will done guys! By il Conte"
Dined on 9/7/2013
We decided to try a new place and
by the time our second courses came I was ready to run out the door. Our first were edible. Our second course took 1 hour to arrive after our 1st which was insane. We aren't ones to complain so we let it go. Our main course arrived and they were beautiful to look at. I got the lamb chops and once I cut in it was 90% fat. So gross. I returned my meal and asked for the risotto dish Instead. It was bland and crunchy when the manager came over she basically told me that it was suppose to be that way and that in NYC they cook it the proper way and I might not just be use to it. First I have lived here for 6 years and each risotto all the time. Second I cook all the time. So the net net is run away."
Dined on 9/7/2013
Delicious and beautifully
presented food. The chef is a true artist, composing an interesting yet accessible menu from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Fish, shellfish and vegetables are perfection, as are house made gelati and sorbetti. Wonderful welcome and ambience provided by knowledgable and attentive staff. Space is elegant and relaxed. Not to be missed."
Dined on 9/2/2013
This is the wrong location for
food that is so expensive. Pretty place-nice service-excellent bread but the prices were ridiculous. Wine prices were out of sight!..On a Monday evening we were the only diners. Food was well preparedbut lacked the spark of really great."
Dined on 8/27/2013
A pleasant surprise for an East
12st fine eating experience. Will return"
Dined on 8/15/2013
We've been to East 12th Osteria
twice, and each time we had a very nice experience. The food is very good -- I had the duck. And, the service is terrific, friendly and present, but not overly so. On summer evenings the windows are left open which gives it a really nice feel ... and not too cold."
Dined on 8/11/2013
Fantastic meal. The chef's depth
of experience working for Cipriani and Armani Ristorante resonates in the flawless execution of each dish. The food is beautiful as is the presentation. Very clean simple flavors highlighting the natural intonations of the ingredients and seasonality of the product. We ate: softshell crab (not greasy) w tomato salad (good acid) & celery root puree, braised octopus w tomato salad & pickled onion, duck two ways: leg confit (fell off the bone) w potato gallette (unctuous) and seared (crispy perfection) breast (tender & juicy) w Grand Marnier and jus. For dessert a vanilla bean millefoglie w strawberry sauce and chocolate ganache. The chef also sent out a trio of sorbeti/gelati: orange, white peach, coconut."
Dined on 7/23/2013
We hosted a brunch baby shower 3
weeks earlier. The food was excellent and the service was warm, attentive, and genuine. I came back to take my wife to try the dinner menu for her birthday. Alex immediately recognized us and came to welcome us with hugs. Complimentary proseccos followed shortly after. Every dish was delicious. The flavors were clean and flavorful, but not heavy. The co-owner, Giselle, made sure to stop by a few times to check in and to chat about how fun the baby shower had been. She even provided more complimentary wine and dessert (with birthday candle). I'm not saying everyone will get complimentaries. They didn't have to be so generous to us really, but they were. We definitely felt like VIP's! This place is special."
Dined on 6/7/2013
Still in the soft opening phase,
but food was terrific-- our table of 6 all agreed that everything was well-prepared and beautifully presented. Luscious risotto, nice crudo, braised veal check on polenta succulent; superb sorbets, especially the white peach (the dessert list was disappointingly conventional, given the well-thought out savory courses). Only the vitello tonnato was a bit tarted up, with unnecessary fruit garnish that distracted from the traditional dish. If only something could be done about the deafening noise. . . We will happily return."
Dined on 5/17/2013
Lovely, intimate newcomer...quiet
and warm...distinct take on Italian fare...gracious, friendly service"
Dined on 5/7/2013
We've been passing by and ogling
this gorgeous new restaurant, which opened last month but we only got to to check it out Sunday night. Amazing food, super high quality and astounding freshness. I ordered all seafood for dinner, crudii di mare with langoustine, Branzino tartare and yellowfin tuna battuta, and the fish gauzzeto, like a bouillabaisse, which I finished and sopped up to he last drop. Hubby had the octopus starter and steak tagliata, which he proclaimed to be as good as Sparks. Good wine selection, lots of inexpensive $40 bottles to Salon champagne and thousand dollar Masseto. Warm and accommodating staff. The owners really care. I wish I could eat here everyday. Thanks for giving the East Village a beautiful dining spot!"
Dined on 5/5/2013
This place hasn't found its stride
yet. Overpriced for what it has to offer. Perhaps it will improve with time. Not to be recommended."
Dined on 4/27/2013
Staff was very nice, but the
service was very slow and not up to par"
Dined on 4/27/2013
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