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Osteria D' Assisi
Osteria D' Assisi

Osteria D' Assisi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.osteriadassisi.net
  • Phone: (505) 986-5858
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Cristian Pontiggia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Party platters available for pick up along with drop off catering for events!
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 3 different private areas for groups of all sizes. We can do weddings, anniversary parties, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, etc...
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager: John Cuviello (505) 986-5858
  • Entertainment: Music on the patio provided by local musicians all summer.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Large adjacent parking lot or nearby public park for tented outdoor events of any kind. Fully licensed & bonded for outdoor events. Please contact us for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Dinner only - Private lot adjacent to restaurant. Lunch - We are walking distance from nearby convention center with ample parking. We will validate parking from the convention center.
A word from Osteria D' Assisi
Osteria d'Assisi was opened in 1995, in a renovated home in the historic downtown district of Santa Fe. The restaurant is named after the city of Santa Fe's patron saint, Saint Francis, who was born in the town of Assisi in Italy. Italian h'osteria's are known for their authentic cuisine served in a homelike, warm & friendly atmosphere. The Osteria d'Assisi features regional Italian cuisine, utilizing the time honored Mediterranean approach to preparing food with olive oil and fresh ingredients. Our menu includes fresh seafood, locally grazed beef, veal and lamb, house made pasta, fresh bread baked daily, gourmet pizza and creative desserts.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I had a great meal at Osteria in May and brought friends to dine with us in August. This time we waited over an hour for our entrees and when the food arrived all entrée's were inedible!! Manager did comp the entrée's but such a disappointing experience! The upsides are a beautiful resturant and excellent service. Not sure we will try it again!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The most important thing about any restaurant is whether the food is tasty. This definitely was. And for an Italian restaurant, it's important to offer authenticity -- which this place also does. Limoncello made in house. Yay! Nice selection of pasta dishes as well as meat and fish entrees. Definitely on my list of places to which I will return in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Over the years we have sampled many, many restaurants in Santa Fe, and this is one of the best. Very Italian, but traditional, not foodied up. I had the best Caesar Salad I've ever had (but no anchovies, alas) and ditto the Osso Bucco. The others in our party raved, particularly about the Tomato basil soup. We were going to a performance, so no time for desert. The Wine list is excellent, with many that I knew, instead of so many that pride themselves on wines no one has ever heard of, good though they might be. The service was excellent and attentive. We can't wait to get back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Overall just ok. But the special had too much rosemary"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We recently celebrated a special occasion here with my brother. The beet salad was not only tasty, but large enough for the three of us to share. We enjoyed the lamb loin and the lamb loin special - ample servings, perfectly prepared. Our server was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. One dessert was, again, enough for the three of us to share. We have enjoyed meals at this restaurant in the past; never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Always dependable service, food and atmosphere. Why spend more at overpriced Santa Fe restaurants (i.e. Geronimo's, the Compound) when Osteria always delivers. Brittany was an exceptional server and knew every item, including specials, very well. The outdoor patio was also great."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We have a number of Italian restaurants in Santa Fe, but Osteria is really the only one that is truly Italian - owned by Lino who brings his chef from Italy to prepare the real thing. Not an extensive menu but every inch of it is authtentic, all the way down to the after dinner house-made Limoncello. A really nice room plus great outdoor tables in warm weather. And the clientele is, mostly, well-dressed knowledgeable diners who add a note of class to the evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We've been coming here for about three years and have never had a meal that wasn't top of the line. We especially like the fact that this restaurant has its own private parking lot in the evenings - a rarity near the Santa Fe plaza."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The service was so slow we left after ordering drinks. Did not stay for a meal."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We travel to Santa Fe, just to go to this restaurant! Need I say more?"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The courtyard was lovely and the food was very good. It felt like we were back in Italy."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Osteria D' Assisi has been around a long time, and it's about time the management takes action on 2 fronts. Quality of food served, and servers. First off the food.. Mediocre at best. Their Caesar Salad is still the best in the region but that's as far as it goes. The other dishes sampled fell far below standards. Second the servers... typical of Santa Fe, Loud, in your face, obnoxious and a major distraction to a night out. The Community College is starting a class on front room restaurant service and many of Santa Fe's restaurant would be well served by sending their wait staff for some much needed training. You don't get you monies worth at Osteria D' Assisi, so my recommendation is to pass on this one."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was perfect, start to finish. Beet/watermelon salad was beautiful and tasty. Mushroom pizza was flavorful, light, with delicious crust."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "When we arrived we were seated by the manager whom I would give 4 stars to. However our waitress was in a huge hurry and forgot to tell us the specials. I told her I didn't eat meat and the only fish was tuna which I didn't feel like. When I asked her if a pasta could be served with anything other than cream sauce she said no, but suggested I order it with shrimp, insisting the pink sauce was very light. I just barely ate as my husband said it was very rich. As we were leaving I noticed that on a Board the specials were listed and halibut as well as tomato basil soup were on it. The manager was very distressed and wanted to know who our waitress was and did she mention the specials."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I would definitely eat here again. The noise level was a little high but it was very busy and energized. Our server selected a fabulous cabernet for us and gave excellent feedback regarding our food choices. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We stumbled on this restaurant while looking for an Italian place to celebrate a birthday, have celebrated here ever since. No matter who our server is we have excellent service and amazing food. We always try the specials and have not been disappointed. Dining inside or outside the experience is a delight."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A really fine destination for a broad range of Italian cuisine. The finest red sauce we have yet experienced"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was very sub-par. With AC outlet at our feed, it was most uncomfortable to be there because of the much too cold air."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great choice eating here..........amazing food! Loved our food, wine, cocktails, dessert."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were in Santa Fe for a couple of day get away on our anniversary and had a wonderful evening at this restaurant. Food was very good, well prepared, service was excellent, and even though the restaurant was pretty full, my wife and I were able to comfortably converse. Will definitely go back, next time in town."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Excellent food, pleasant ambiance, although we missed Pietro."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We went to Osteria on our last night in Santa Fe. What a pleasant surprise. The entire staff is gracious, helpful, and highly competent. And the food was outstanding. One of the specials the night we were there was cioppino. It was one of the best I've had in North America. Another special, my wife's choice, was homemade pasta with blue crab from the Chesapeake. Another outstanding choice. If you get a chance you should go to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "If you don't have a special relationship with the waiter, the big guy then you get ignored.Apperantly, customers who know these waiters are special, so if you're a first timer tou too may be ignored. Food was good, I don't drink alcohol, but he broyght me s glass of prosecco anyway. Once again, no attention to detail.http://alibi.com/link/10618"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the waiter was good and had helpful suggestions. However, I was disappointed in the noise level and choice of table we were given. The kitchen staff was talking in loud voices about tv programs and miscellaneous topics and basically killed any atmosphere that was to be had. We did dine early and the place was pretty empty. I wish they had been more attentive to putting us at a table away from the noise of the kitchen staff. I am not sure that we will return based on that experience!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food and service were good. The menu is pretty much the same every time we go there."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The owner was not friendly. The least he could have done is acknowledge a hello. I did not feel comfortable with this attitude. I would not go back to this place simply because of the owner's attitude. The waitress, Carol, was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "For our last night in Santafe we wanted a place not too touristy that locals went to as well. Osteria d'Assisi was a great choice. Sitting on their front patio we first enjoyed some of the best calamari I've ever eaten followed by a seafood taglioni that my husband and I split. It was great! Pistachio sorbet completed a delightful meal. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food is quite good. One of Santa Fe's better restaurants."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Service was outstanding!! The restruraunt itself was stunning on the inside and out. We ordered the gazpacho, osso bucco, and seafood paperdelle. All excellent. There is also an extensive wine list with excellent choices from various regions. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Santa Fe isn't known for Italian cuisine, but this little gem is an exception. Ambiance is great; food is scrumptious! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I took my friend for her birthday. Our first visit. The meal was exceptional. Fresh, beautifully prepared, tasty. Every flavor just popped. Delicious and we will go again. It is now on our list of favorites. Oh, the service - excellent. We loved our server. Kind, attentive, outgoing, friendly and everything a good server is. Delightful experience."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We have been coming to Santa Fe for years and have never gone to Osteria D' Assisi! We are so happy we found this gem of a restaurant! We will always make it a part of our future trips to Santa Fe. The service, food and wine were stellar!!! The seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly and the pasta....simply divine!! So happy we found you! WONDERFUL!!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very cozy, in an old house. Off the beaten track, a respite from the throngs of Santa Fe tourists. Limited menu, but what they serve is always great. Excelent wine selection."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. Easy to find and good location in town. Private parking lot. Lovely for dining inside or outside. Good quality food."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We had an early dinner before the symphony and thoroughly enjoyed our server (Sarah) who made our total dining experience terrific ...the food only added to the over all good dining. We highly recommend Osteria ... we'll go again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were refered to Osteria by a local and he was "spot-on"! Great food and service! "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food is good in Santa Fe, but our dinner at L'Osteria d'Assisi was memorable. The room is charming and comfortable; the service was knowledgeable and friendly. The wine list was well rounded and priced appropriately for a restaurant of that level. But the food was the star! We both had the Osso Bucco which was by far the best we've ever had. The chef cooked it in the classic way, without cutesy or "nouvelle" tricks, true to the nature of the veal. We loved the fork for the marrow. Dessert was Tiramisu which managed to be both rich and light at the same time. Thank you. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We liked this place, so went back again. It was just as good as the first time. The service was friendly and attentive. The pasta was amazing."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Definitely recommend for very good Italian food, in warm inviting atmosphere. Home made pastas are a must. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great calamari and shrimp appetizer entrees were very good as well. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014