L'Osteria Bristol

4.3
56 Reviews
£25 and under
Pizzeria
"Once the doors open at L’Osteria, you’ll feel like you’re in a typical Italian osteria, where people get together to eat really well and enjoy the company of families, friends, couples, old and young. It is a lively atmosphere, and the delicious smell of authentic Italian cuisine lingers in the air. This is an open, welcoming place, where everyone can be themselves and feel at home. L’Osteria is famous for the best, best pizza and pasta d’amore. The sizeable pizza is larger than the plate. It is frequently ordered by two persons with different toppings on each half. And wait until you see the pasta! Additionally, we offer many other timeless classics of Italian cuisine, such as antipasti, salads, delicious dolci and a weekly menu featuring the season’s freshest ingredients and special pasta creations. By the way, Since 2015, our maccheroni, strozzapreti and tortelloni have been made in our own pasta factory in Nuremberg. All dishes are prepared in our open-view kitchen “á la mamma

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 56 people are saying
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Mike
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice well prepared food, good location, relaxing atmosphere, would recommend to try.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hello Mike, Wow! Such kind comments, we’re delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience on your visit to our restaurant and we appreciate the recommendation. We hope you and your loved ones are keeping yourselves safe and sound. We look forward to welcome you all back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always order same dish carbonara ...and a pint of Peroni.
I like this restaurant the crew nice what I most love one of the manager lady I wish she give me a CPR one day lol

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on November 5, 2020

Hi Lucy, We’re delighted to hear that L’Osteria is one of your favourite restaurants and that you are enjoying our pizzas and pastas. We thank you for your kind words and will definitely pass your comments to our Restaurant Management Team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good experience love the place

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hello, We thank you for your kind comment, we hope that you continue to enjoy the food, ambiance and service on all of your upcoming visits to us. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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LucyL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Bristol, was slightly let down by the pasta this time around but have never had a bad experience here! Their pizzas are the best I’ve ever had, and such an amazing price for what you get!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on November 5, 2020

Hello, We thank you for such kind comments and we’re happy to hear that you are continuing to enjoy the L’Osteria experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SteveG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food ok given price and type of place it is . Comfort easy dining . Pizza was enormous but not a huge amount of topping in sight . Service was excellent . It is what it is - inexpensive lunch stop .

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on October 26, 2020

Hello Steve , Thank you very much for your review and kind comments. We take your feedback seriously and have passed your comments to our Restaurant Management Team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Just the sort of venue we wanted for this occasion.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on October 23, 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5* rating and such kind comments. We’re delighted to hear that everything was up to your standards and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely! However there was one girl serving what looked like the entire restaurant, she was lovely and served us very well but she was way too over worked, there should have been more staff working so there wasn’t so much pressure on this one waitress! Also pizza size was brilliant for the money but toppings were very sparse, the toppings should cover most of the pizza.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5* rating. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed our 18-inch pizzas! We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the Management Team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great price, and lovely to see face mask rules being enforced, looking forward to returning, and loved the leftovers reheated in the evening as the pizzas are huge. Nice to have dough crispy on the outside but still with that lovely chewiness inside.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for taking your time and leaving us a 5* rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that all the safety precautions we have taken made you feel at ease during your meal at L’Osteria. We can’t wait to welcome you back again very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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NicoleM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at L’Osteria. Staff were friendly and very organised with regard to the current situation. Weather was lovely so we sat outside. Nice summer atmosphere. Food was delicious, big portions. A wonderful find and we will definitely be back 😃

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Nicole, Thank you very much for your 5* review and kind words. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the sunny day in our terrace with a lovely meal and great service. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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HarryW
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Portion size was huge but quality was not. Salad Nicoise was tired and over dressed. Serving such a quantity in a bowl also made it difficult to eat without spilling. Pizza again was huge but tasteless and dry.

Service was very good but a restaurant has to deliver good food.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and hope you will give us another try. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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ClaireM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service and wonderful atmosphere! love it.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Claire, Thank you very much for your 5* review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your food on your recent visit to L’Osteria and that our service staff ensured everything went smoothly. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

COVID measures in place were excellent and reassuring.
Food was good, delicious new beef fillet pasta dish and huge, delicious pizzas as usual. Tiramisu was massive portion size, easily enough to share.
Restaurant was very busy and on the whole service was still good.
Not our first visit and don’t think will be our last.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and ambiance on your recent visit to L’Osteria. We have taken extra measures to ensure the safety of all our staff and customers and we are glad that this reassured you during your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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WayneT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza and pasta. Really enjoyed our evening at the L’Osteria.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 4, 2020

Hi Wayne Thank you for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at L’Osteria, and we can’t wait to welcom you back soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OliviaC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The pizza was good and huge however sadly our drinks were forgotten, we requested more water which didn't come and our pizza took over an hour to arrive. I will not be going again and I won't be recommending to friends and family. We may just have been unlucky. Our waitress was very passive aggressive so she may have just had a bad day and forgot to put through our whole order.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hi Olivia Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your recent visit to L’Osteria. We have passed your feedback to our Management Team and we hope that you will give us another chance. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SeanE
Bath
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely meal. Can’t fault it anyway!!!!!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hi Sean, Thank you very much for your 5* rating. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we can’t wait to have you back soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Watermark
London
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Covid measures in place were efficient and gave confidence, an earlier phone call to check on a possible extra guest ( who in the end was unable to make it ) was quickly answered and handled in a friendly way. Service was friendly and helpful and we liked the buzzy atmosphere. We made an embarrassingly stupid error which was handled in an understanding way with no hint of criticism : on asking for black pepper and Parmesan, we mistakenly added liberal quantities of seasalt without noticing ,making food inedible. It was quickly replaced without a problem and gave a very positive impression. The Zucchini noodles with Gambas was excellent. All in all a very good experience.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind words. It is great to hear you enjoyed your meal at L’Osteria. Everybody makes mistakes, and we are always happy to help to make sure that you have a great time when you are dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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vipnicky
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

All Covid measures in place, was busy due to the eat out / help out deal

Early evening dinner two adults one child was seated right by the door which was odd as it was windy

My spaghetti ragu was so salty I just couldn’t eat it
I told waitress she offered something else but I had lost my appetite, she took my meal off the bill as a gesture of goodwill.

The dessert selection is a bit poor

Wouldn’t recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, very friendly and patient

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 27, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your L’Osteria experience and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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MaryellenN
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food very good . Due to the eat out scheme it was incredibly busy Which meant things took some time but staff were very charming and apologetic.
Pizza was huge as was all serving. Would recommend. Definitely book ahead.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 17, 2020

Hi Maryellen, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and our service. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Restaurant appeared a little overcrowded given the current climate. Staff a little stretched hence the long wait between courses. Quality and flavour of food not up to the usual standards I seriously hope this is just a blip!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 17, 2020

Hello, We thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us. This helps us constantly improve. We will pass this information onto our Bristol Team. We hope that you will give us another try. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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WookieTurnip
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was nice, i think they had a limited menu due to COVID perhaps? Loud music and exceptional service.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 12, 2020

Hi Wookie, Great to hear you enjoyed the food on your visit to us and we thank you for your feedback on the music. On your comments regarding limited menu, we are not sure why you would think we have a limited menu as we have been operating with full menu since reopening. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Martina
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place with incredible pizza! Staff were super friendly and helpful!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 12, 2020

Hi Martina, Thank you for your great feedback….and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed our super thin crust pizzas, did you know that you can share a pizza with different toppings on each half!!! Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The options on the menu were many and really varied and interesting. We ordered a pizza and a pasta dish. The pizza was HUGE, like bigger than the plate huge and reeeeally yummy. The pasta was tasty and rich.
Our servers were super friendly and helpful.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 17, 2020

Hello, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your meal in L’Osteria. Our pizzas are indeed huge – 18inches, and the pasts dishes are delicious indeed! We will pass your kind words to our Team in Bristol who will be happy to hear your great feedback. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Naomi
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I went to L’Osteria with a friend for a 18:30 booking. On arrival we were informed that bookings were 5-10 minutes behind so we had to wait. We were then seated and had to wait 40 minutes for someone to at least acknowledge us about ordering a drink. We ordered drinks and food at the same time and then waited a further hour for our food to come out, despite tabled being seated after us receiving their food before us. The food was good and definitely worth the prices however the service was disappointing. At the end of finishing our food my friend asked for the bill and the waitress next to us had already printed the bill so gave it to us and took payment straight away. Overall great atmosphere and good food but the service was lacking attention and professionalism which you’d expect from a restaurant.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 10, 2020

Hi Naomi, Thank you for taking the time and to give us your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meeting your expectations on this occasion. Your comments are valuable to us as they help us establish areas of improvement. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We had to chase starters, mains and each round of drinks at least once.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 10, 2020

Hello, We thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback on your recent visit to us and have passed on your comments to the team in Bristol. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We waited 25 minutes before somebody came to take our order in which I had to ask aswell. I asked for a white wine with a dash of soda and it was practically soda hardly any wine. We requested 4 additional toppings on our pizza and it came with only 2. When complained, the additional toppings came when we had almost finished the pizza. We were told we wouldn’t be charged for these but when I asked for the bill for the 5th time the missing toppings were on the bill. It then took another 20 minutes for the bill as it needed changing. It wasn’t until I threatened to leave without paying that somebody came over with the card machine. Pizza was nice but the service was so disappointing that I wouldn’t return

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 7, 2020

Hi Hannah, We are very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback is very valuable to us and we have passed this information to the Restaurant Team so they can further look into this. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Brendan
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pizzas were large but burnt at the edges. There needs to be more toppings applied.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on August 7, 2020

Hi Brendan, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback as it helps us to constantly improve. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Yumm
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Italian food, really fresh and delicious, our favourite restaurant!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello, It’s great to hear that we are your favourite restaurant, we hope you continue to enjoy the delicious food and we look forward to seeing you back again soon… Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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DanaK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been a few times and have traveled a fare distance to eat out here. We love all aspects of the restaurant and recommend it. The waiter we have had on several occasions has been the same and he was brilliant.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on July 21, 2020

Hello! We're happy to hear that you are continuing to enjoy the food and service at our restaurant. We will pass your kind comments to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti The L'Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, value for money.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on July 11, 2020

Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food on your recent visit to our restaurant. We would love to hear more about your L'Osteria experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L'Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great job on first night of opening

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Dani
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the four cheese pizza with rocket, it was delicious as always. Certainly enough to share between two which makes it really good value for money. The waiting staff were really friendly.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on July 10, 2020

Hello Dani, We're happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience on your recent visit to L'Osteria and any further feedback that you may have will be greatly appreciated. Cordiali saluti, The L'Osteria Team

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Vandy
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food for acceptable price. We go there quite often

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with lovely service.
You could tell staff were not leased to be back at work to
Many thanks

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TimoK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere, good food, friendly staff and reasonably priced. Appreciated the free pistachio nuts at the bar!

They were playing Gypsy Kings throughout the night which was fun, although would have probably preferred something more italian sounding - not really a criticism, just a personal preference.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi, We're delighted to know that you had a pleasant dining experience on your visit to our restaurant! Our music changes throughout the day, and although we are an italian restaurant we have a varied music genre in our restaurant for everyone to enjoy! Cordiali saluti, The L'Osteria Team

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great pizza as always, very quiet (Tuesday night), service very good as usual.
This restaurant is very close to our flat, it’s a regular haunt & is always consistent.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Gary, We're happy to hear that you are continuing to enjoy the L'Osteria experience on your recent visits and we hope that all your future visits are just as pleasant and if not better! Cordiali saluti, The L'Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent friendly service and delicious food.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hello, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service on your visit to L'Osteria and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L'Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Extremely good value for money. The dishes were generous and we had plenty to eat, pricing was very fair in moderation to food, restaurant is smart, good people only small issue was service was quite slow but nothing concerning.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your kind comments, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere on your visit to L'Osteria and we hope to see you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L'Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was good and portions so big most of us ended up with enough for lunch the next day too. Service was a little slow at times but we weren’t in a hurry so it didn’t spoil our evening. Just could have done with a few more staff on

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food as always. Not too busy which was nice considering how nice the weather was today! Only downside was the drinks took a while to come but sometimes that can’t be helped. Will definitely be back soon!

FAQs

L'Osteria Bristol offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 440 7140.

L'Osteria Bristol is rated 4.3 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.