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If you are looking for an intimate place with great food, this is the place. Food is delicious and changes seasonally. The food variety and creativity is very interesting to us. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and, without asking, they brought the dessert with a candle and gave him a homemade bread that they bake at the restaurant. For us this was a great gift and it meant the world to us. That kind of attention to the customer is not easy to find.
Nice set dinner
The food have high quality standard .
A great place
This place is a hidden gem. Amazing food and and the most delicious ravioli and homemade bread! The gnocchi is also wonderful. Google maps is a little tricky finding the restaurant but don't give up; you won't be disapointed.
Authentic Adriatic Italian Cuisine with genuine Italian Ingredients and great options of DOC and DOCG Italian wines.
The service took a little while to warm up but once we started chatting it was great. Almost as good as the food, which was absolutely spot-on. The flavours and textures were everything I would hope for from a solid but innovative Italian restaurant. And the wine list - even by the glass - complimented the food perfectly.
Muy buena la comida. El servicio algo lento pero tampoco al punto de molestar. Trato afable.
Really great place - owner welcomes you at the door they bank their own bread - super nice Italian meal
The food is outstanding! We will recommend your restaurant to our friends.
Delicious Salad, octopus appetizer, and butter fish, good wine. Small portion for black ink pasta. Overall... very good
If you're looking for authentic Italian food, this is the place. The grilled octopus is a must have. Ordered the specials of ravioli stuffed with short ribs, and the osso buco with Milanese risotto - both were hearty and off the charts. Great service, great food, and although the decor is a bit stark I'd definitely recommend this place. Great for a quiet date night.
Awesome food, wine and service. Highly recommend if you are in San Juan.
Quaint atmosphere--slow paced meal--food was very good--really enjoyed it.
We frequent this restaurant whenever visiting Puerto Rico. The menu is similar to what you would find in Italy. Whatever we have ordered has been delicious and has lived up to our expectation. Christian is a wonderful host and chef. He makes us feel like you are visiting family. Don't miss the experience.
Nice food. Quiet place. Nice wine.
This is a piece of Italy in the the middle of El Condado. There are a lot of choices in this turist area of San Juan but , if you are willing to walk a little, you will be rewarded by some of the best Italian food anywhere! The décor is simple and elegant and so is the food. Fresh ingredients impeccably prepared are the centerpiece of this establishment. This is a quiet oasis of gastronomic delight. It is worth the effort. Don't miss it if you are in the vicinity. It is walking distance from San Juan's art museum so, why not make it an afternoon of art and artful Italian cuisine!
The food here was out of this world!! The chef was very nice, but was waiting on the tables and not super attentive because he was kind of short-handed (for example, I waited a long time to be able to ask for a second glass of wine, then a long time for him to actually bring it). However, he was a warm person and cooked absolutely DELICIOUS food!
A welcoming restaurant with a menu you would find in Any town in Italy. Christian is a wonderful host who is passionate about his food
Excellent food and service. One of favorites now in San Juan
Recommended by the Ritz concierge and it didn't disappoint. We were waited on by the Chef/Owner which was very unique. The food was great. Would highly recommend the Italian cheesecake for desert (it is nothing like your heavy NY cheesecake).
Whenever we are in Puerto Rico this restaurant is a must. If you close your eyes you would think you are eating in an Italian restaurant somewhere in Italy. The menu is creative and authentic. Christian is attentive (as is his wait staff) and committed to you having an enjoyable meal. Make sure you visit this wonderful restaurant.
this restaurant was chosen for a first date that I was going on... I was looking for great food and a romantic atmosphere.. it totally fit the criteria.. we had a great table off to the side were we could talk and enjoy getting to know one another. The atmosphere was perfect! It was romantic and classy comfortable but not stuffy.. the food was very good and the service also. They do a nice job!
Great italian food. The owner chef is one of the best in San Juan
The AC was not working and is not the first time, he needs to invest in a new AC.
A good friend who is a foodie told me about this off the beaten path gem. I am thrilled that we listened. Chef Christian is Italian and takes great pride in everything he does, all from scratch including the hand made pasta, all locally sourced ingredients he shops for daily, personally. The grilled octopus was incredibly tender, delicate and delicious. The scallops with real truffle shavings were wonderful. The branzino was impossibly moist and flavorful, deboned and served at the table by the chef. A wonderful experience for my wife and I. And he has a great wine list that is truly reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Delicious, but unfortunately the service took way to long... 15 minutes and no one had shown up to offer is something to drink
Arrived at the restaurant a bit early and they were already waiting for us. Chef Crostelli was there to greet us. Everything was cooked and prepped perfectly. Exquisite dishes, good wine list and intimate setting. Highly recommend for a savory experience.
Probably the most intimate fine dining experience in San Juan.
Excellent choice of restaurant
The food was exceptional. Will definitely visit again.
Everything was excellent!
I can say that the staff was very friendly but took too long for the food to come out because ordering was delayed. The appetizers were worth waiting for, but the main course wasn't that great.
Great food throughout the meal. The Prices were a bit high
$70 branzino should be mentioned as no menus were provided
All home made
I would highly recommend but not for the budget conscious
1. This is consistently the best restaurant we eat at in Puerto Rico. If in NYC, the chef, Cristian, would easily have a Michelin star - he's that good.
2. The wine list is radical and at AMAZING values.
3. The restaurant isn't in a hotel, but is on a quiet little street, which gives it a very lovely, homey feel.
As expected the evenings dinner menu was presented verbally. I didn't expect the number of choices and complexity of each dish, so I think this was charming but problematic because it was impossible to remember all the options for three courses. That said, we focused on what triggered our interest and asked questions, which the staff were happy to oblige. The wine list was confusing because there were no obvious choices - whites by the glass for example did not include savignon blanc, Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay so our table struggled with what wines by the glass were appropriate. Pretty stressful since we were with a couple on vacation that we hadn't dined with before. I use the term stressful in context. The food, however, was delicious. We opted for a simple salad to share (which they didn't mention until asked about salad options) and then the whole fish (Mediterranean sea bass) which was served table side for two. Really outstanding. Our co-diners opted for the eggplant pasta dish, which she loved, and the single order of the same fish which was devoured so I guess he liked it. No price disclosure, though the bill was reasonable considering the cocktails and wine, I think it's pretentious to assume people don't want to know the cost of what they are ordering. I would go back but I hope the restaurant takes my criticisms to heart.
Great food but totally overpriced for what it is, this is not Le Cirque in NY or anything like it. Will not be back for a very long time.
We have been often to L'Osteria, have always found this family run restaurant excellent- the fresh pasta, always a great choice!!! - We love the fact the menu is all verbal - what a terrific personal touch! we will be back often!
Fred and Johnna Kleisner
My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner. This was our first time to this restaurant and we will definitely come back. The food was awesome and the service was fantastic. It was a quick cab ride from the Marriott.
Very friendly staff. Menu appears to change daily. Food is flavorful but portions are small. Worth the trip