Osteria la Civetta

4.7
688 reviews
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Osteria la Civetta is a celebration of Italian Food, Wine and Hospitality, combined with fresh and local ingredients. The inspiration for La Civetta (the little Owl) comes from our own life experience at the tables of family, friends and Osterie of Emilia Romagna. Our cuisine is simple, honest and unpretentious; it is based on our heritage and implemented by fresh and locally sourced ingredients. La Civetta is the interpretation of our belief that one of the greatest sources of joy is what happens around a dinner table. Benvenuti e Buon Appetito!
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New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular new menu yet allnthe old favorites still included. The swordfish capacious appetizer is outstanding! Can’t wait to return to try more new menu items.

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PN
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, we tried the mussels for the first time, they we’re excellent the best I’ve ever had. It was a special occasion they did not disappoint. I highly recommend Osteria La Civatta !!

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CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine and food. Really enjoyed our dinner there.

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BF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Both specials- flounder and lasagna were very good.
Wish you had a Caesar salad.
Portions just right for us.
Will be back

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SS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant on the Cape. I also told my old school greek mother that they have the best lasagna I’ve ever had. That says something...

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Steeple Street Music Academy

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

alwsys top notch.
3rd year in a row for our anniversary dinner.

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k
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! I have been often and it is always a great experience. They honor their reservations, food is great, service is good and the staff is very warm. The wine list is good and offers good value.

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o
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner

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PP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and overall atmosphere. It would be great if they had more music.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful, again. We love it here. The food is always great and the service outstanding Caitlin is a gem. Request her.

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P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria Civetta is my favorite restaurant in Falmouth. The food is delicious and authentic. I had the lasagna and it was a luscious portion with a great bolognese sauce. My friend had the mussels (cozze) in a delicious broth. The wine selection is great. The service was excellent. We left floating down the street after such a wonderful dining experience. I recommend this restaurant to all my friends.

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RM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. Home made. I had the Lasagna and my wife the Bolognese .
The menu also changes which we like. The specials are always "special"!

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Was very pleased with the atmosphere as well as the immediate attention we received once seated! The specials and menu for dinner were simply outstanding as well as the service! Loved every part and piece of menu as well of service and .. food ! Well done !!!! Will be back!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly the best restaurant in Falmouth. The most knowledgeable serves, freshest ingredients, pasta made from scratch, succulent seafood, vegetarian options...and fresh hot bread. The dining experience transports guests to Italy with the decor and manus. Do not miss this gem...been many times and am never disappointed.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times and have always had a great, memorable experience. The Cololeta is unbelievable! Great food and friendly staff.

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Civetta was excellent. The noise level has been addressed and it is easy to have good conversation. The server was attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta cooked to perfection and and a delicious salad.

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food there is always great, as is the service.

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious, especially the salad. Our waitress was very pleasant and informative about the menu. Highly recommend

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E
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Crowded but service still very good - friendly without being intrusive. Can't wait to go back!

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RR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were warmly greeted at the door and given the kind of seating we wanted. The menu was great, the service couldn't have been more friendly and prompt, and the meal wonderful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to have Civetta in our community. Thank you for bringing good food, ambiance and service to us, at a reasonable price.

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AG
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had a very nice dinner. My food was excellent, but she told the waitress her pork shank was tough and dry, only when the dishes were being cleared. She apologized and offered to bring something else. When she returned she said the chef also apologized and agreed the dinner was not up to their standards. They took her meal off the bill. Things happen in restaurants, especially with food. It is how a restaurant deals with the customer that determines if I'll come back ... this was excellent!

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DH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fabulous — so fresh! Couldn’t believe how quickly we were served. Thoroughly enjoyed the server’s personality. Had expresso martini and profiterole for dessert... absolutely yummy!

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LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lasagna special was amazing!

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OT
Northampton
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had another fantastic dining experience. Exceptional wait staff and exquisite tasting food. Salmon special was extraordinary. Gentleman greater named Podgy makes you feel like family.

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here after reading other reviews. It was a special occasion for our anniversary and we were greeted with a glass of champagne wishing us a happy anniversary! The food was fabulous. We both ordered the butternut squash tortellini and it did not disappoint? Our server (wish I could remember her name) was excellent. Never felt rushed & she was very tentative without being bothersome. The espresso martini was the best I’ve ever had! We would definitely return.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great!

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f
New England
118 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

All of our previous visits were wonderful but this time it didn't live up to our expectations. The server spent a lot of time chatting with tables she knew, and ignored the others. Took a long time to place our order. Then one of the entrees, the Rigatoni Salsiccia E Broccoli, which is supposed to include broccoli puree, had none. Our server never came to check how it was, so we ate it as is. Still good, but disappointing. We'll certainly return, and hope this was an isolated instance.

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous hosts, knowledgable an attentive servers and impeccable food.

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KC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining here and will not be our last. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Our waitress was lovely, the food was prompt and delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. We had almost an hour drive and it was well worth it.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was fresh and wonderfully cooked to perfection. The meat and cheese board appetizer was to die for and amply satisfied the four of us.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - always look forward to the specials !!

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely European ambiance, fine food, perfect service..a great value and very pleasant experience.

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MZ
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A favorite of ours in the neighborhood and one of only two that take reservations for small parties. Staff pleasant, though sometimes a little slow. Food always good, though wish that fish offerings were more varied. (Usually only one special.) will keep coming back. Gluten free options though like most restaurants no gluten free bread. (Why? Readily available in grocery stores.)

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Valentine’s Day dinner here. It was a good time. The only complaint was the only time I had for a reservation was 4pm and we easily could have made it for 5-5:30 like I wanted. There were plenty of tables available. But I understand wanting to make a more personalized dining experience. Overall very satisfied. Can’t wait to go back.

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CF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delish ! Loved that the menu was small. Service was very very attentive. Very cozy . will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, romantic and cozy. The place has four different rooms each w it’s own feel. Great food and the staff is great.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday with friends at La Civetta and it was PERFECT! From the warm greeting by the owner and staff, the lovely, rustic and uncrowded room, the leisurely pace of the meal (not rushed, at our pace), and the tasty food, all was a refreshing break from the usual Cape dining experience. We made the 35 minute trip from Sandwich and it was totally worth it and we will do it again soon. The portions were right-sized -- if you want an all you can eat fest, go to the Olive Garden. If you want fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, check this one out!

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P
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is friendly, the food is delicious and authentically Italian. The ambience is cozy and attractive. It's my favorite restaurant in Falmouth and surroundings.

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