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About Osteria Cucina Rustica
Osteria translated in Italian literally means "a place where the owner hosts his guests." At Osteria Cucina Rustica we follow in that tradition. Life long friends Steven Botta and Angelo Bongiovanni have collaborated to design and recreate an authentic Osteria. A warm atmosphere along with impeccable service and family recipes make for an unparalleled dining experience.
We begin with the freshest ingredients of the highest quality all prepared to order using family recipes passed down from generation to generation. The astronomic experience begins with the hospitality from the moment you walk through the iron forged doors. Next is the food where the love is present in each dish. The house made pasta to the freshest seafood to the dry aged steaks and our unique deserts made daily by our pastry chef make our uniqueness discernible.
The Bongiovanni and Botta families welcome you to Osteria, where we promise that you will come as a guest and leave as family.
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wed - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full service off site catering available.
Private Party Facilities:
Private room for up to 70 ppl.
Private Party Contact:
Angelo Bongiovanni: (732) 577-8288
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osteria Cucina Rustica Ratings and Reviews
Waiter was asked for chicken scarpariello, only dark meat. Received white meat. When waiter was asked why I wasn’t consulted before order was placed, waiter shrugged his shoulders and said that chef would’t Do dark meat only. Should have advised before placing order. Waiter not attentive to meal service and guest satisfaction to meal, wine service, etc. Was too busy hustling his tables to show any concern. Was in room to be used for music and bottle service after 9:30 pm. Rear doors were opened as staff tore down tables and band set up. It was cold and noisy, but no one was concerned how it impacted our table for four. Bill was $300. We should have been approached with some concern about our dining experience, but management and staff were too busy getting set for the next round of suckers!
Went here for B-day party dinner for daughter and her cousins, nine people in total. Everyone found the food and service to be great. Would highly recommend this restaurant to all. My only ding on value was the $12 charge for a Tanquery and tonic and the $12 Tito's and club. But... that won't stop me from returning as my overall experience and that of the others was great!
When I eat here I crave a few things on the menu if you like fish the bronzino is the best I ever had. The artichoke appetizer is amaZing and available any time of the year. I like to change up my salads depending on what I am in the mood for every salad has its own unique taste. It's one of the only places where I know what I want before I arrive.
Had a family dinner here celebrating our twin. The atmosphere was energetic the moment we walked in. Had cocktails at the bar and enjoyed conversation with the family as well at the staff and other patrons. Was seated at a spacious table for nine. Started with appetizers that included the usual favorites and some special things you don't always see on the menu. My favorites were the fried artichokes and the stuffed peppers. Dinner selections also included a wide array of choices but not overwhelming. Pasta is all fresh which I loved. Service was great. We spent several hours and did not feel rushed at all. Went through a few bottles of wine, dessert and coffee. Price was great. Would definitely recommend this place for anyone who enjoys Italian food. Will be back soon.
We went there because we had a gift card to use. The place is very nice inside. Reminds me of a restaurant in NYC. Tables are a little too close together & it's pretty noisy. My major complaint is regarding the cost of the Porterhouse Steak for 2. It was one of the specials but our waiter did tell us that it cost $110. Ok so we went with it. I have to say it was good but definitely not worth $110. Way over priced. Also, I ordered the polenta as an appetizer. It was so soupy I had to use a spoon to eat it. Very tasty but also very soupy. I have never had polenta like that before. We ended up spending $200 and that's without dessert. All in all, it's a good restaurant but way overpriced for the area
I had not been back here for over 3 years but on the recommendation of a friend I tried it again. Simply I was disappointed. The menu is extensive and perhaps this is the issue. I kept it simple with the squid for an appetizer and the really simple spaghetti with olive oil and pepper. The squid was ok as it should have been a bit softer but I was confused in why it was served with mashed potatoes. The simple pasta was all pepper and more pepper and too dry. It was no where near how the dish is served in Tuscany. If you want ok you will have no problem.
Price was right but the food did not live up to the expectations. Food was dry and not hot. pasta was dry did not have enough of sauce. Had to ask for additional sauce and they only brought a little cup for three people to share.
Our party of six family members chose to sit outdoors on a beautiful Sunday afternoon - big mistake because we couldn't hear each other over the loud music. I asked the waiter twice to please lower the volume to no avail. The waiter kept referring to my 16 year old daughter as "babe" or "beautiful" - again annoying and took away from our experience. The food was good to very good except for the over priced steak. That cut of steak is no where near a $75 value. It is a $35 value, no more. Overall - with all the choices of restaurants in the area we will not return to Osteria.
Love special nights at Osteria Cucina. We sat outside where there was live music and had an amazing steak, that pizza that you can't beat and some wine. It was just lovely. We love the pasta there too but you can get an unforgettable steak here. One of my favorite places for a summer night meal.
Service was poor but the owner provided us with a gift card and assured us that next time we come in service would be good.
The other tables around us were provided with decent service but this particular waiter did not provide the service we have had in the past. It was disappointing because the food is very good and the place is on the more expensive side.
Everything was perfect , food, service ( it was a Monday night, not a crazy weekend night) atmosphere. The only issue was I did not ask the price for the special I ordered & it was not told to me. It was a $50.00 dish. A little pricey.
The food was pretty good. Nice job on the Branzino with lentils. The aged porterhouse was good but a little over prices for the area. The place has nothing to absorb sound, so it is really noisy. Too noisy for any sort of table conversation except the person right next to you. Annoyingly, as people left the restaurant toward later in the evening, the staff turned up the music and so it never got quieter. If you're looking for a party place, this a good choice. If you want a nice dinner with friends where you can chat, you'll have to go somewhere else.
I had the duck over polenta
And my date had the bacon and egg ravioli,she is still talking about this dinner.
Service was fantastic very informative well versed in the menu items and patient and not to pushy. I have always preferred waiters to waitress's myself.
Can't wait for my return visit, I even had a guest pop in for a drink and he was also accommodated
Very well done
As usual, the food was excellent. The two other people we were with had not previously eaten in the restaurant and also found the food excellent. The veal dishes are large portions and taste great. We did have trouble hearing each other as the noise level was very high. We also had a little trouble with the service, as we waited a while to get our check. Although the food is pricey, it is worth the price, especially on special occasions.
We had a nice time during our visit. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The one thing that i didn't like was that the daily specials were presented without prices. While I may still order a dish that I want regardless of price, I prefer to make that decision and not be surprised at the end of my evening.
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