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L'Osteria, New York, NY

L'Osteria

4.7
4.7
217 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
At L’Osteria, we strive to constantly come up with plates that will surprise and excite your taste buds. Our dishes are inspired by the beauty of Italy, but also stand-out as something all their own. With the changing of the seasons, our menu will change to match what is at the peak for bringing you the freshest ingredients. Plus, our homemade pasta is unlike anything you’ve had before. Our commitment is to providing the very best food, in a cozy environment. This is the neighborhood spot you’ve been waiting for, to enjoy quality drinks and incredible food with the people you love. Be sure to stop in and see what we’re cooking up each night, as the daily specials are sure to offer something new every time you visit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 524-6294
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 217 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

217 Reviews
  1. mouche

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food Pleasent and efficient waiters! Nice outside, heated seating!

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  2. David

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo estupendo. Amabilísimos y la pasta muy muy buena. Un local pequeño y con ambiente encantador.

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  3. JamesC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find in NYC - it has become our go to place when we go to The City

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  4. shouldaknown

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely, excellent food, friendly attentive and effective service.

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  5. CharlesS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful lunch. Food was great; lovely atmosphere and excellent service.

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  6. Foodfriendly

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful restaurant. We started with the prosciutto crostini. Heavenly. Next we shared an order of Cacio e Pepe. They actually split it into two servings so we didn’t have to attempt to do it ourselves. It was delicious. For my main course, I had the Cod Livornese , it just melted in your mouth. My son had the veal piccata, which I tasted, great flavors. My cappuccino was delicious as was the cannoli we split for dessert. The staff was attentive and friendly. Definitely would recommend.

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  7. Luv2eat

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, service and drink are very good. However, portions are very small and pricey.

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  8. TomG

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Would recommend to others and return here.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiters were fantastic and I got serenaded for my birthday by an employee with a voice of an angel.

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  10. ElizabethG

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very warm and congenial service, unintrusive but solicitous, kindly and professional. Excellent food and wine choices.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful culinary jewel on Lexington Avenue with attentive, friendly service all around! (Don’t miss the Burrata appetizer!)

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  12. Arty

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service in a small friendly atmosphere

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  13. rhody

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious!! The ambiance is wonderful - a small gem of a restaurant - Will definitely be back

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  14. Rover234

    New York City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice group of people staffing this restaurant, and the food is very good. A nice evening overall!

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  15. ladydoc

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and vibe. I highly recommend!!

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  16. JoannF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! I had the salmon which was yummy and my friend had the pork chop which was excellent

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  17. ShirineH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent as was the service and attentiveness of the staff. The restaurant is charming. The tables are close together making it a little tight, but that was not a problem.

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  18. MarjorieH

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so good that we went there two nights in a row! Excellent food & service!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around. Can’t wait to return to L’Osteria!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat, friendly waiters and servers, and the food was delicious!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No Gluten free options. Food we could have was good, but no GF pasta, only one entree that could be prepared gluten free.

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  22. NancyP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and the staff was first rate

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  23. Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, nice place not overpriced at all. Go if you’re on the UES

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  24. CharlesS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, efficient and friendly service. A winner.

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  25. ValerieM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian cuisine. The homemade ravioli was amazing, and the panna cotta limencello was exquisite - the texture was so delicate and smooth! Can't wait for next time!

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  26. CharlotteS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a little jewel of a restaurant on the upper east side.

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  27. Siran1

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Stopped in before heading over to the met. Delicious food, attentive service, and cozy ambience. will definitely be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had excellent service. Food was so yummy as was our wine selection by the glass.

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  29. Eastend

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant neighborhood restaurant with good food

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  30. Vikman

    Mexico City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extrordinary spot to have a little piece of Italy. The chef delighted us with 3 amazing dishes and a great dessert. I totally recommend it to have a romantic dinner, or even a business one.

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  31. donnaz

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roast chicken always excellent as is the Cacio e Pepe.. all food always excellent . Service is some of the best. This is a 10 plus restaurant

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  32. ConradF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & nservice exceptionally good, but needs work to rise to the next level. I can live with the tiny tables for 2. Food needs more complexity of taste; some dishes too creamy.

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  33. Anonymous

    New York City

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Highly touted (through reviews) produced a decent but not an overwhelming experience.

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  34. PinotPaul

    Palm Springs

    200 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply an outstanding Italian meal. Started with a top-notch Caesar salad, one of the best I’ve had. Enjoyed the Branzino, perfectly cooked. My daughter enjoyed the veal scallopini which was also outstanding. A wonderful little restaurant I highly recommend.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and very friendly service. Will definitely return

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  36. Mark

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and beautifully presented food. Something for everyone on the menu.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the staff was great, but we ended up sitting at the bar and loved the bartender. He was funny, charismatic, and attentive.

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  38. Yosemitechef

    San Francisco

    110 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very close to the Met and Central Park. Cute little Italian with homemade pastas, a decent bar, and plates large enough to share. Accommodating to families. I would probably rate it higher if I hadn’t just been to Gramercy Tavern and Milo’s.

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  39. BNASH1

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service in this very comfortable UES gem.

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  40. Courtney

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is literal perfection! Consistently excellent!

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FAQs

L'Osteria is rated 4.7 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for L'Osteria

1219 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028-1443

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
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