Such a wonderful restaurant!It is a real treat to eat out at Osteria Fasulo's. The food is excellent , the location is special, the service is memorable. I highly recommend this unique and lovely restaurant.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ... reallySight unseen, I took my wife and two adult children there for Mother's Day brunch. Read good reviews, but it was a bit of a risk because I am not familiar with the Davis restaurant scene.
Prix fixe menu for that day, and in fact they are not normally open on Sundays. We were there as they opened at 10:30 and we had the restaurant to ourselves for the first 30 minutes. Later on it was mildly crowded but always felt intimate sitting outdoors.
Food was perfect, our server outstanding (no hovering but always there when we needed her, casual yet professional, informed yet not arrogant), the ambiance was outstanding - truly a great restaurant.
Yes, it is spendy and no, this won't be a regular stop for that reason, but you must try it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMost incredible dining experienceI travel worldwide for my job and live 30 minutes from USA restaurant Mecca, Yountville however hands down this the best restaurant expereince I have had here in the USA.
A person next to me on a flight home last month lives in Davis and raved about this restaurant. The food is incredible, great atmosphere and the owner is there all the time. He is not into big business restaurants - you feel like you are in Tuscany again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW, What a wonderful find!I lived in Italy for several years and went to many different restaurants that were romantic, great service and great food. Osteria Fasulo as good as the best romantic restaurants I've ever been in. My Lady Friend and I decided to eat Appetizers as there were so many to enjoy. Each and everyone was well prepared, looked fabulous and a marvelous taste, Brady, our waiter, was excellent in all ways. We even had a visit from the owner, Leonardo, charming Italian man who has a passion for what he does and a pleasure to speak with.
He said he was going to open a wine bar and also have Sunday brunch. I hope he does, I know we'll be back5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Food & AmbianceWe love it here. The food is so fresh and delicious, and the outdoor dining is beautiful, relaxed, quiet, peaceful, and romantic (albeit the mosquitos are pesky!). We feel like we have left Davis and escaped on a romantic getaway whenever we eat here! :-) The service wasn't perfect this particular visit, but they made up for that with little extras "on the house." We tell all our friends about this restaurant and we plan on coming back time and again!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmospheric and relaxingExcellent ambiance for an al fresco spring lunch in the courtyard. Service was very good. As for the meal itself, I ordered squid ink risotto with seafood; it was good but not great, especially considering the high price for a mid-day meal. The best (and most pleasantly memorable) part of the meal were the fruity desserts. We shared a fruit cup and a crepe, both delicious and exceedingly fresh. I love this restaurant, but wish the lunch menu was more affordable to make more frequent visits possible!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunch was a treat!Easter brunch was a treat! Thank you to Chef Atilio for modifying the menu for a vegan! The appetizer and the fava bean salad were very tasty and the entree was colorful and delicious, as usual.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a superb little NorthernThis is a superb little Northern Italian restaurant tucked away in a most unexpected place-- a quiet neighborhood. The food is sublime, on a level with the best Italian restaurants in the area (comparable to the famous Biba in Sacramento). The dining room is a tiny place, seating no more than about 20, but it is very pleasant. The garden is lovely and is a perfect setting for a large party in spring or summer.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe special Valentine's DayThe special Valentine's Day menu was modified for my vegan choices. Chef Atilio always makes my dishes delicious and beautiful. The wine I wanted wasn't fully described on the wine list, but Matteo showed me the bottle and it was exactly what I wanted. It was lovely to receive a rose as we left the restaurant. Wonderful evening!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM