L'Osteria - Santurce
L'Osteria - Santurce

L'Osteria - Santurce

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.losteriapr.com/
  • Phone: 7877215224
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Cristian Crostelli
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Expreso Roman Baldorioty de Castro
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: All the day we are open we can offer service of parking. at the lunch only ask and somebody will park your car, after 6 pm valet parking is waiting you outside of the restaurant.
A word from L'Osteria - Santurce
L'Osteria - Santurce offers traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of history, wine and charm.

Preserving tradition, Osteria is small and cozy with no fixed menu. The dishes and ingredients change daily and often vary during the day. Once inside, you will be transported to a historic place with its food, wine and atmosphere.

Our guests are guided through our history by one of our Italian servers. We look forward to providing you with personalized service of the highest quality.

Osterias were built as places to go, eat and trade. They became meeting places for all different social gatherings. Here on the island, were are nestled on a quiet corner of a very busy Avenue. The air of the city linked to a spirit of peace, makes L'Osteria simple, special and different.

Come for the taste, feel and enjoyment of a full traditional Italian dining experience.
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L'Osteria - Santurce reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (6)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • A find !
    Sttguy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed the "no menu " approach . The food was excellent , regretably we were short on time and did not stay for desert . But I will go back this month when I will be in San Juan again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem!
    Carmen
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Superb ambience, food and service. Never disappoints. The ingredients are fresh...hence the incomparable flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Cusine
    JGarriga
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. No fix menu means freshness and real homemade high class italian dishes. Lots of offerings to satisfy any desire. The presented us a good list of appetizers and wines to start of, then the offer for main dishes was amazing. We had a choice from 3 to 4 dishes of meats, pasta and fish each. We had a Mediterranean Sea Bass whole that was big enough for 2. It was wonderfully presented at the table. The chef came out and fillet the fish in front of our table and it was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 22 reviews are from the L'Osteria - Santurce reviews archive.
  • I felt special...
    ShortbreadGirl
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I went to L'Osteria during PR Restaurant Week and I enjoyed every bite of my meal. The raviolli were awesome. Loved the peppery feel at the end of each bite. The pannacotta was had a light texture, not overwhelmingly sweet but definitely filling. I cleaned all 3 of my plates. And the wine was lovely. The ambience is very intimate, cozy, yet high quality all at once. Perfect for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Group from NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I booked the restaurant for 40+ people from NYC. Food was great, host was kind, reservation/event planning was simple BUT it took a long time to get the food. I think the kitchen was slammed bc of the size of our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    L'Osteria is an off the beaten path restaurant in Puerto Rico. The food is tasty and fresh. The menu changes often and the chef greets you and explains the menu. It is not good for large groups since it is a small restaurant. We all really enjoyed our dinners the evening we dined at L'Osteria. Pricey but worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Dinner
    ACCO
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Excelente servicio y ambiente. Lo mejor fue el aperitivo y postre. Buena recomendación del vino por el mesero.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I book L'Osteria on Open Table as I wanted to make sure I had a plan for Valentines Day. When my wife and I arrived we were somewhat surprised to see the owner and chef outside waiting for us. He immediately made us feel at home. And once inside, we could tell that we were in for a special treat. Once again the chef went through the menu and explained that we could have 2 or 3 courses depending on how hungry we were. We ordered a crab meat appetizer and salad, then shared the Branzino for 2 people. Everything was simply amazing. The food, the service and of course the chef/owner who catered to all of our needs. As they say, you can't judge a book by its cover and this one is simply a restaurant you have to try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Excellent
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This is consistently the best restaurant that we eat at in Puerto Rico, and we've tried everything. If this restaurant were in NYC, there would be a wait list for reservations; it's just that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was mediocre at best.
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food was mediocre at best. The chef owner gives a verbal menu with no prices mentioned leading to some shocking entries on the bill. How about a $60. appetizer which my with and I split. When we asked for our bill we were told it was being figured out by the owner which leads to the question- does he charge what he feels?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On an inconspicuous back street
    mustangVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    On an inconspicuous back street south of Loiza by the rushing expressway stands a calm oasis of Italian cooking. This was one of the most delicious meals we’ve had. For our first course we chose pumpkin soup, intensely hot and flavorful…plus the smoked thin slices of duck with fig. For the main courses, a rack of NZ lamb crusted with golden crumbs with very thin and large slices of perfectly sautéed potatoes and rosemary. My secondo was tiny medallions of tender pork, stuffed with either asparagus or with figs (more like cross sections than medallions). On the side was a mound of yellow creamed potato. For dessert, light and unfathomly delicious pannacotta with raspberry sauce. Coffee. Sublime! Some of the best food we’ve had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Fine Dining
    Elise
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    We expected a little pasta place, but instead got an impeccable fine dining experience. It was a little bit of a shock, and having no menu was a little nerve racking (expected to pay around 150 but paid 250 instead) HOWEVER- it was well worth it. The food, service- everything... OUTSTANDING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not miss
    charlieVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The place is amazing . The most passionate service and preparation shows in each course . I would love to eat there three nights in a row to witness first hand how the menu is impacted by a team puting their hearts into every dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We were in San Juan for Christmas Eve and I was worried about finding someplace special. This was the spot. Delicious food. Old school service, beautiful dining room. Truly a transcendent experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • God food, but not up to the price
    doc1023VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We were there 12/23. The reviews looked great. However, the food was hit and miss. the pastas were very good. The fish was not quite so and the rest should have been better. The chef did give very good advice on the wines, but the bill was > $125/pp (the wines were not a major cost). I am not against spending that much but there should be some relation to value.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the top dining experiences
    UrDocVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    A memorable night for a family of 7! Great food from a very personable chef who takes pride in his food quality and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Seriously, it's the best restaurant in puerto rico. The wine list is really good and insanely reasonable: I always drink Barolos by Vietti when I'm there. The chef comes out of the kitchen, explains the food, answers questions, tastes wine with you, and cooks ridiculously good food. I've eaten in every 3 and 4 star italian in NYC, and L'Osteria is better than almost all of them. If this place were in NYC, it'd be three times the price. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A taste of Tuscany hidden in SJ
    MriveraVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Delightful surprise! The food was delicious and truly had an authentic Italian gourmet taste. The atmosphere is quite intimate and service was great. We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really liked this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We were recommended by a friend. It is a little out of the way, but worth going. There is no set menu, the chief goes to market and picks up fresh ingredients. There were many appetizer, entrée, and desert choices. You will actually meet the chief!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of the best kept
    micaelaVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    This is one of the best kept secret of san juan. the menu change everyday, the service is great without being intrusive, the food is fantastic! pure italian!!. the chef is always present , which make the dinner experience a memorable one. you can tell that the food represent the passion for cooking of the chef because it shows in the presentation, quality and technique presented to us in each plate. good wine list and reasonable prices. dessert are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, Poor Service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    After 6 visits during the past 3 months, my recent dinner at L'Osteria was not as good as the first one this year (Valentine's Day). They seems have problems in the Service and the Kitchen. Have to wait long time for the 1st course and was cold in the center (mushrooms troufle soufle). Service: Did anyone can ask if I want another drink? Seems some tables have better service than others (Newspapers Owners). In general the food was OK, not great for a 2 course dinner, 2 glass of wine (no desert). Pricey ticket.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average Service, High Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    After 6 visits during the last 3 months, my recent dinner at L'Osteria was not as good as the first one this year (Valentine's Day). They seems have problems in the Service and the Kitchen (inconsistant). Have to wait long time for the 1st course and was cold in the center (mushrooms troufle soufle). Service: Did anyone can ask if I want another drink? Seems some tables have better service than others (Newspapers Owners). In general the food was OK, not great for a 2 course dinner, 2 glass of wine (no desert). Price do not match quality of product serve, never come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant food, personalized
    ecvino
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Elegant food, personalized service allowed for by the small size. This intimate setting served handmade pastas by the chef's mother, whole roasted Branzino, mushroom panna cotta, and a rubiola cheese tart for dessert. Dinner for two: $150
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint and romantic old house
    Aborb22VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Quaint and romantic old house setting for a special occasion or casual quiet dinner. We love their concept of having a different menu every night based on the chef's daily fresh finds. All of the days's options sounded great. Our waiter Jacobo was the perfect host. You know your waiter knows his wine when he is he has the intial tasting before serving it. His suggestions for our food appetizers and main selections were perfect. The chef passed by our table to greet us and then again after dinner. I would add some soft playing cool latin jazz music to add to improve the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great bread and dessert. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Great bread and dessert. The rest was mediocre. I think they were having an off day because I hear they are pretty good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet