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Osteria Fasulo
Osteria Fasulo

Osteria Fasulo Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://osteriafasulo.com
  • Phone: (530) 758-1324
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Russel Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Osteria Fasulo
Osteria Fasulo offers an imaginative selection of authentic and contemporary Italian specialties that change and compliment with our four seasons. Its dishes are prepared using only the finest and the freshest ingredients from traditional and contemporary Italian recipes. Osteria Fasulo's mission is to consistently provide the highest quality of Italian food and service to our guests Our top priority will always be our guests — who should always expect exceptional food, outstanding service and always a warm welcome from the Fasulo’sContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Osteria Fasulo is a great find. They use fresh, seasonal, local (much of it out of their own garden) produce. The menu changes as the seasons advance. I have been to restaurants like this where the dishes are creative but don't really work. I have to congratulate the chef on creating flavor combinations that go so well together. All the dishes were bright and flavorful. The night was warm and there was plentiful seating in the outdoor area. We had live violin music to keep us entertained (a little too loud) and a beautiful view of the garden. All in all, a delightful surprise!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I am very excited that they accommodated my wife's Gluten and dairy free needs. She was provided with many choices that were freshly prepared. My meal was also prefectly prepared and presented. Will go back soon."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "While the food and service were good to excellent, I found it a bit pricey for regular dining."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Highly recommended, the food, service and ambiance are all excellent."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience...The entrees and small plates are innovative and very well prepared and presented."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have eaten at Osteria Fasulo many times and i'm always happy with the food. Our waitress was so helpful and friendly as well, which added to the enjoyment of the dining experience."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Dining at Leonardo Fasulo's osteria is like escaping to Italy - it offers the most authentic fine Italian dining experience in the area. My wife and I should know - we lived in Italy for five years during the 80's. Over the years, we have tried nearly all of the Italian restaurants in the Sacramento area and the Osteria Fasulo is by far our favorite. We always go there for special occasions. The food is excellent - both in preparation and presentation. The waitstaff is courteous and professional. The decor features original artwork by Mr Fasulo as well as photos of his family. The Italian operas softly playing in the background are just right. The final touch is a brief visit to each table by Mr Fasulo - in true Italian fashion."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My friend and I make a point to dine at Osteria Fasulo at least once a year. The outdoor setting is peacefully quiet making a nice setting for a relaxing paced dinner over good conversation. The wait staff knows how to uncork a bottle of wine. This may sound trivial but so many wait staff don't know how to do this, that it is a pleasure to see it done well. The food was wonderful, both taste and presentation. All around a very good dinning experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Special for the day has been consistently outstanding; carefully prepared food with appetizing presentation and excellent taste."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my birthday and was not disappointed! Beautiful dining room, very romantic. And the food was phenomenal. The scallops appetizer was so delicious! As was the asparagus ravioli. With a generous portion of tiramisu for dessert."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went to OF for a casual dinner. The restaurant was empty. Ambiance and waiter was great. Food excellent. But what can I say when it takes 2.5 hours to bring the main course to our table. Very disappointed with this level of service. Fortunately, we had no other plans that evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We took two hours to enjoy lunch al fresco. Good food, good ambience, good service. What more could one ask for."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is a rare restaurant in Davis. The taste is absolutely good. It is unusual in Davis, and it is not strange if this restaurant is in SF, LA etc. Though it may be a little bit expensive, you can have great dishes there. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Summer seating in the courtyard. Charming little place. Great friendly food and service. Very reasonable prices. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food was amazing, but our waitress, Showy, was horrible. My friends and I decided to try this place for my birthday. Showy was extremely rude and very insincere throughout our entire dining experience at Osteria Fasulo. When our food came, she served our food so rudely, basically just throwing the plates down and leaving. I observed how Showy treated the other guests, and she was rather pleasant with them. Despite her rudeness, my friends and I remained polite towards her. Additionally, when one of my friends told Showy that we were celebrating my birthday, the waitress just rolled her eyes at us and left."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have eaten many times at this osteria. The food has always been well prepared and tasty. The service is excellent. We would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I have been going to this place for years and have never had a bad meal. The service is great and the food is exceptional. A bit out of the way but a great find. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We booked a table for May 11, having checked the website and seeing no mention of a dinner consisting of anything other than their regular menu. We arrived to find them offering only a pre-fixe with no mention of price and only limited dinner choices. The dinners were uninspired and overpriced, with servings being small and plain, for a cost of $60 apiece. I have rarely been to a restaurant serving such poorly prepared, overpriced offerings."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my wife here for Brunch on Mothers Day. The meal was very good and the portions were just right for us older patrons. Patricia was our server and did a good job. We go to this place for special occasions. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Hidden within a garden is this delightful, quiet patio, outstanding restaurant. The service is excellent but the food is authentic and delicious. The spinach lasagna is the best."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was delightful and delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend Osteria Fasulo to celebrate special occasions or to just have an awesome dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food has been prepared well, lasagna Bolognese was a bit too salty for me this time. noticed many folks bringing their own wine since the 20.00 corkage fee must be more palatable then the wine prices. Service was good but seemed to blow a bit of smoke rather the deem themselves not knowledgeable on some subjects"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We love the Osteria Fasulo. It has wonderful food, a charming setting, and one of the prettiest patios in the greater Sacramento area. We will certainly be back. But this was the one time when the service was just awful. It took two and a half hours to serve three people. It was a very warm day--in the mid-90s--and we waited endlessly. They were not crowded--three or four tables altogether. We were tired and cranky by the time we left, despite the spring flowers all around us and the wonderful food. As I say, this was unusual, and we will certainly give them another chance. But this should not have happened."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Let me start by saying I love this place. But one server, at lunch on a beautiful day, just won't cut it. He was literally running, and his anxiety was obvious (and contagious). It's been this way lately, so come on...this should be a nice relaxed place to have lunch; give your server a break!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This restaurant has a good chef, but the menu selections were all pricey, especially for brunch in Davis ( fine for NYC or SF). The restaurant was sparsely filled when normally should have been busy at this time. I think this supports my comment on pricey is valid. I think that if the restauraant had more of a choice in menu, reflecting an more economic choice, they could improve their business. that is not to say that they should lower their standard of quality food, but serve dishes that are not so costly in addition to their gourmet choices. their service was slow- long time to wait for your meal and long time for server to bring food and later the bill."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Was hoping that the restaurant would be worth the extra price for a special occasion but the service was very spotty and it took forever to get our entries, when the main course arrived the meat was over cooked. Even a simple cup of coffee took forever and it was so weak we did not even drink it. The kitchen does not seem able to handle a practically empty restaurant. On a positive note the mussels and broth were very tasty. My son's steak was cooked perfectly but $40 a bit steep."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Hard to find but worth it when you arrive. Excellent every time! Whenever we are in northern California we will make every effort to visit."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Osteria Fasulo is a great place. The food is superb - classic Italian in a California setting. In the spring and summer, the outdoor dining is delightful. I have also had some great lunch meetings at Osteria Fasulo's. BEST Italian restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Osteria Fasulo is our romantic special occasion place. It is great to sit outside and enjoy the courtyard which is both quiet and serene. The food prices are expensive for the market and the portions about average, but nonetheless we enjoy the quality of the food. Unfortunately, the serenity often includes the service. They are polite but about 1/2 as attentive as they should be. Since we've found this to be true in Italy as well, I guess it comes with the territory. Also, they forgot to include all of our leftovers, too which was a disappointment when we got home."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Tucked away where you don't expect to find a restaurant there lies one of high quality. Perhaps the ambience is a little dated, but the food quality is superb. We started with the clams and mussels appetizer, followed by a light salad sitting in a parmesan nest. Then a pistachio nut crusted salmon over a bed of green beans that was to die for! Dessert was shared and delighted everyone's taste buds, crepes with a light lemon filling and strawberry sauce. A spoon of meringue with a strawberry topping was given at the end of the meal. A nice bottle of wine was shared as well. Waiter staff very pleasant too."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food was good, but not outstanding. The room felt cramped, service was slow."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Right now this is the best restaurant in Davis. The menu changes seasonally but more important it's an inventive menu that clearly reflects the interesting and eclectic tastes of the chef. The presentation is also interesting and careful without being precious. Service is exceptional- once again attentive without being cloying. Wonderful wine list."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We celebrate all our special occasions here because they know how to make your night special. Plus the food is always exquisite. We never order the same dish twice because we can't wait to try something new."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "When we got there we informed the server that only had an hour and a half. He seemed to understand and advised against one dish because it would take a long time to prepare. The food when it got there was great but each course took longer than it should have. The main course had a long delay. When we got it, it was hot and very good but we only had 10 min. to eat it. Then we had to beg for the check and were given the wrong one. The place is so small that they probably do not have a wine expert, but the server had very little knowledge of what we were asking about. He did not offer to get someone else to help, just said that the owner picked good wines for the list so it must be good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit very much. The decor and seating are pleasant and comfortable. We greatly enjoyed the antipasto, the wine, and our entrees. My husband had lasagna and I had black and white dungeness crab pasta. Our concerns were primarily the music: it was too loud and too banal. Some current Italian music, like Ennio Moricone, would have been preferable to the radio muzak that was played. Secondarily, our friends ordered the steak which was full of gristle although well grilled. The wine list was light on Italian reds but the white wine list was comprehensive. The service was slow but given the quality of the food, not excessively so. This is not a place for large parties as it is small. Definitely would go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Osteria Fasulo always delivers. The food is absolutely fabulous. I like to go with several people and order several different things to share."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent showing chef's care of preparation and traditional in a good sense but non-boring. We even had a birthday dessert gratis!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "overall probably the best restaurant and dining experience in Davis"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have eaten many times at Osteria Fasulo. The food has been excellent each time. The service has been excellent also. We highly recommend this place for a quiet, out of the way dinner that is excellent."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great food and service. The beet salad and halibut were superb. Although, the coloring of ravioli was intended to be a pink heart, it made the pasta look a bit strange. Our server did an awesome job."
    Dined on 2/14/2014