Osteria Salina

4.1
92 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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An Italian restaurant. Specializing in Sicilian Cuisine. Waterside dining, Outdoor dining "Alfresco", illuminated Yellow Onyx bar dining, Live Music in piano lounge, after hours dancing on Saturdays, wood burning fireplace, wood burning pizza oven, gelato bar, valet parking, 130 historic landmark building, catering, private event space, gourmet gift boutique
Award winning wine list with 150 international selections
Specialty cocktails
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Sicilian, Fish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday 1:00 PM - 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm and
Late night bar
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Phone number
(631) 527-5396
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Sit down dinners and buffet dinners
Live music stage
DJ electrical connections
Cocktail reception room
Outdoor patio cocktail reception
Outdoor dining up to 60 guests
Historic main dining room up to 80 guests with wood burning fireplace
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montauk Highway
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Parking details
Valet parking
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Public transit
Hampton jitney stop in wainscott and the Long Island local bus service
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Entertainment
baby grand piano bar, live music, Saturday DJ
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Special events & promotions
Mother's Day Sicilian Sunday brunch
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve - traditional Sicilian specialties
Easter Sunday brunch
New Year's Eve gala with live music
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on July 3, 2017
Overall 3food service ambience

pretty place. food is good, but crazy expensive for inexpensive-to-prepare food. The waiter was terrible.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Experience ! wonderful Food and the service is always warm and friendly ! It is a MUST for us every time we are out in the area ! I highly recommend for Lunch or Dinner !

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Owner of the place is such a gentleman!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The food here is delicious but the service is so consistently terrible that you spend your whole meal talking about how bad it is. Come here when you have three hours to kill or are eating at off-peak hours. Also the valet couldn't find my car after dinner so that was the icing on the cake.

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ME
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great at the osteria! Wonderful ambiance summer and winter,terrific authentic Italian food.

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HW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed, especially with the prices commensurate with top restaurants in NYC and LA. The octopus was oily, and came out in less than 5 minutes after the order was placed - not a good sign. The pasta was clearly not homemade and no better than generic pasta from Whole Foods.

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SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible Service. It took over 1.5 hours for our food to come. The waiter said the kitchen was backed up. BUT, the same thing happened to us several weeks ago when we came here for dinner. It took nearly 2 hours to get our food. They kept apologizing and saying it was an unusual kitchen issue. We believed them enough to try again...but obviously the kitchen has serious issues. We will never come back.

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f
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Not very good in any category. Waiter while being attentive told us that requesting a pasta for a toddler was ok then at 5:30 but would not happen an hour later. Plain pasta with butter? Too much Hampton attitude for my taste.

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MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It has a nice look, the food is quite good, but the acoustics are terrible! Good luck talking to your dinner party, or hearing the specials.

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we came to celebrate our 34th wedding aniversary and though it was not as nice as our wedding night it was close my thanks

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RM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Same old tired story...pretty hostess who pretends to not understand English...arrived early and sent to the bar despite protesting that we want drinks at our table..."you will have drink at bar or stand here"...many tables open for immediate seating...their charming owner and his wife need to address this now...really annoying!!

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is reliable and the owner is very nice.

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LZ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience, good food and gracious staff.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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SN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food - will come here any day of the week!!

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TZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the Hamptons

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent everything. Highly recommend this place

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RV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent but not great. VERY over priced for the quality of the cuisine.

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P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was quite good, the service was very good. However, as we were sitting on the main floor level in the bar area it was quite frenetic with the hostess and owner constantly moving around to look over the rail and likely see the status of other tables but more significant, the noise level was beyond energetic it was simply far too loud and at a table for 2 we could barely hear each other. The addition of rather annoying rather than soothing music from the speakers added to the noise. The noise factor alone can spoil an otherwise good meal.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Not much on the menu. We all ate pasta.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely setting overlooking pond. Noise level was a bit high. Waiter had a very heavy accent - difficult to understand. Appetizers were very small - so were the deserts. Our party of 4 had 2 veal chops, one tuna steak and one pasta dish. The entrees were a very good size, but no vegetables or potatoes were served with the entrees. We had 4 cocktails and a bottle of wine($45) . The bill without tip was almost $400. Pricey, but typical for Hamptons.

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o
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant needs explaining. The food is over the top. Advertised as food from the isle of salina it is unique. I have rarely encountered preparation like this even in the amalfi and southern Italy regions. The location is a busy beach area and the atmosphere is hectic. Service can be delayed but in my case I didn't care. We are on vacation when we are in the hamptons and the restaurant is an experience not a formal dining area. Have another glass of wine and get over it. Noise level is high because EVERYONE is having a good time. It is expensive but worth it.

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T
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant but pasta dishes were not good at all. Fish is excellent. Nice environment!

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent regional cuisine but pricey for the size of the portions.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Wow…!
What a big disappointment. Starting with our 8:30 reservation had us waiting till later than 9:15 and we were on the verge of walking away.

The food — nothing special no matter how much of a build up they provided.
If this is Italian at it's finest — the first rule is not to overcook the pasta.
Nothing but a pasty mess….

The crowd was rude and the volume level was so loud that conversation was not even a possibility.
It will be hard to convince us to give it another shot...

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NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Unless you are pals with the old dude in the coral colored shorts, you will wait WELL past your reservation time to be seated, without any apology. I have been there twice recently and he appears to relish treating his friends well and his other paying guests not so well. The guy behind the computer eventually offered us free drinks, after we shelled out plenty for a round while were huddled with a lot of others waiting for their table to materialize. He must have forgotten to tell his servers, so no free drinks after all. That's ok; I prefer to know where we stand, as there are plenty of other average restaurants in the Hamptons to choose from--this place is only ok, except that is larger and ALWAYS has every time slot available for a reservation, even if it means that they end up completely overbooked. It is probably a better experience mid-week or off season. The food is fine--fair, but not exceptional--microwave fast meatball appetizer for one thing. If you are willing to wait around as we did here, a better bet is Fresno, since you may wait but it will be worth it. Better yet, try Race Lane for a good meal without the hassle or book early and get an exceptional experience at EH Grill.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Had to wait for table for 40 minutes. Had to wait for food for 90 minutes. Service was extremely poor. Drink went to a different table. Dishes and utensils arrived at different times. Food like lobster and veal chop was served cold!! Horrible experience.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The outside area is charming while the inside was a little grandma-ish. Food was below average and the service was awful. Mussels were actually gross. Our waiter was very nice, but food took way to long to come out. Expensive which I don't mind paying, but not for that poor quality. I suspect that this restaurant won't be here next year. Mark my words!

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m
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A really pleasant experience. The food was delicious, although I didn't love the burratta with orange sauce; a savory accompaniment would have been better. Otherwise, absolutely no complaints on the food. The service was prompt and attentive. The surroundings are very pleasant, although it does get a bit loud when full.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location, views, atmosphere, service, but expensive for what one gets. The food was solid, but $50 for a veal chop and $28 for pasta with oil oil, garlic and cherry tomatoes is above even the rarefied air of other East Hampton fine dining establishments.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

overall solid. we sat outdoors which was quite pleasant though partial view of parking lot...food was very good, waiter was great although be prepared to wait a long while for kitchen which is likely overburdened on weekend nights. Pricey as is the norm in Hamptons...

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was perfect and the service was wonderful. We felt right at home.

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EM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always loved Osteria Salina, but we took friends on this night, & they so loved it.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My fourth trip there this year, a special treat and owner treats us well and friendly.
He knows Italy very well.
Appetizers , pasta and other dishes come out warm not cold .
Wine menu affordable .
Will go again and again.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were exceptional. The manager took care of us as we were celebrating a birthday. Only negative is they didn't have certain items on the menu.

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Very cool spot. People were super nice. Menu is limited and food is good, certainly not great.

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NY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our food quite a bit, but the restaurant is incredibly overpriced. Service was also a bit chaotic. The waiters seemed totally overwhelmed, the bar couldn't accommodate a request for a Dark & Stormy and could only offer a rum and Coke, and the noise level was notably loud (although we did hear the table next to us complain several times to their waiter and then the manager that their wait for food was too long). Wouldn't return.

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M
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as you pull up outside Osteria Salina you feel like you just beamed yourself over to Italy. Every little detail from the Vespa on the beautiful patio, to the uniforms of the waitstaff adds to the overall warm, welcoming and classy European vibe. Osteria Salina is a 10/10 on all levels - food, ambiance, service but the most amazing achievement is its consistency. No matter how busy or how far into the season, it hits the 10/10 mark each time and that's incredibly rare (especially in the Hamptons). Bravissimi!

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SG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great re do of what used to be Georgica. Great service- supper kid friendly with my two little ones in tow. Good scenery - good food-- highly recommend

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L
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service
Good food
Will definitely return!
Highly recommended

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