loved the food! was there
loved the food! was there on a Sunday night and the place was all but empty. waitstaff, given the few tables to manage could have been more attentive, but the food made up for the service.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Portions were ample, the Spinach
Portions were ample, the Spinach Salad and a starter could have made a filling meal. A good wine list but the by-the-glass choices were somewhat limited. Artichoke Ravioli came with a slightly cooked chopped tomato sauce which kept the dish light. Chicken with Artichokes was also good.Tiramisu was light and not overly sweet, made a good finish to the meal. Our criticisms were that the starter was served while we were eating the salads, we thought it should have come first and the table was too small to accommodate that many plates; and there was a long wait for the entrees to arrive---possibly they were waiting for me to finish the Spinach Salad that I never could finish.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new Chef partner is taking
A new Chef partner is taking over firt week of May 2013. He said he was revising the menu including lower prices.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, Great Service
I always like a restaurant where the chef and/or owner comes to greet you and will make whatever you want. I visited Osteria Origano last Friday night. I had seen the on-line menu and knew what I wanted to order before I got there. But when I arrived, there had been some menu changes and what I wanted was no longer on the menu. The chef was more than happy to prepare what wanted and it was perfect. I also really liked their bread. Instead of the usual dinner rolls, they prepared these little triangle seasoned flat breads. Very tasty.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a truly wonderful place to stop by if you are just walking looking for dinner. the service is great and the tables are set so that you have your privacy.
Monday nights are great because the appetizers and drinks are half off. The waiter we had was extremely helpfulIn suggesting what to order.
I have to say that this is one of the Best bread that I have ever had with a meal.
I don't think you can go wrong with your entree order. Explore the menu
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
restaurant has room to improve
Small, intimate and therefore noisy place - feels like a neighborhood gathering - brunch items were good, but bland white bread was uninspired as were the hash browned potatoes. Service was slow, but friendly. Enjoyed the osso bucco hash but the plate needed some veggie or fruit accompaniment. We would go back again and hopefully some of these things will have improved.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Urban Casual Dining
Great place for a casual dinner. We love sitting outside... we also love (tall) Marco - such an excellent waiter! Always makes us feel special.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant and tasty
This is a cozy spot in a nice, relatively quiet part of Hillcrest where our party of 4 had 3 delicious meals and 1 somewhat disappointing one. The staff is great and the menu is very appealing, with lots of different kinds of dishes to choose from. The obligatory "bread" -- which was pizza dough cut into little triangles -- was delicious, as was the foccaccia appetizer. Linguini with clams was also delicious and, unlike many I've had elsewhere, not overly salty. The one disappointment was the salmon -- all the more disappointing since it was one of the priciest dishes on the menu. It was apparently farm-raised salmon, which has much less flavor than wild salmon. However, the risotto served with the fish was delicious.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super cute and amazing food
We have been here for dinner and brunch here on Sunday morning! Everything from the start to finish was perfect. The breakfast was amazing.. breakfast pizza was to die for with chorizo and up eggs. The pastas are incredible.. chef vincenzo does a great job! Music is great too. Jackie was our server and she had a fun attitude! We can't wait to come back. Highly recommend it
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm comfortable restaurant
Warm comfortable restaurant with very pleasant services.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing and the service outstanding. We are return time and again and are always pleased.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM