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L'Osteria-Condado

4.5
80 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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L'Osteria-Condado offers traditional Italian cuisine with a touch of history, wine and charm.

Preserving tradition, Osteria is small and cozy with no fixed menu. The dishes and ingredients change daily and often vary during the day. Once inside, you will be transported to a historic place with its food, wine and atmosphere.

Our guests are guided through our history by one of our Italian servers. We look forward to providing you with personalized service of the highest quality.

Osterias were built as places to go, eat and trade. They became meeting places for all different social gatherings. Here on the island, were are nestled on a quiet corner of a very busy Avenue. The air of the city linked to a spirit of peace, makes L'Osteria simple, special and different.

Come for the taste, feel and enjoyment of a full traditional Italian dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch:

Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday - Closed


Dinner:

Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday - Closed
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Phone number
(787) 721-5224
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cristian Crostelli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Expreso Roman Baldorioty de Castro
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Parking details
During the day we offer parking service. At lunch ask us and somebody will park your car. After 6:00 pm the valet parking is available outside of the restaurant.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sat 5:30PM - 7:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 80 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This place is so under the radar for how amazing the food is! Chef Christian makes incredibly delicious and authentic italian food. I cannot recommend this place more. Its simply excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Wonderfful
Nice set dinner
The food have high quality standard .
A great place

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Authentic Adriatic Italian Cuisine with genuine Italian Ingredients and great options of DOC and DOCG Italian wines.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great Food
excellent quity

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Muy buena la comida. El servicio algo lento pero tampoco al punto de molestar. Trato afable.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Really great place - owner welcomes you at the door they bank their own bread - super nice Italian meal

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

The food is outstanding! We will recommend your restaurant to our friends.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2017

Delicious Salad, octopus appetizer, and butter fish, good wine. Small portion for black ink pasta. Overall... very good

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Awesome food, wine and service. Highly recommend if you are in San Juan.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Quaint atmosphere--slow paced meal--food was very good--really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Nice food. Quiet place. Nice wine.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. One of favorites now in San Juan

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

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).

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

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!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

Great italian food. The owner chef is one of the best in San Juan

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2016

The AC was not working and is not the first time, he needs to invest in a new AC.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2016

Delicious, but unfortunately the service took way to long... 15 minutes and no one had shown up to offer is something to drink

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2016

Probably the most intimate fine dining experience in San Juan.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Excellent choice of restaurant

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was exceptional. Will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Everything was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Excelente food
nice service
highly recommend

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2015

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.

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