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L'Osteria, Toms River, NJ
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L'Osteria

4.4
4.4
35 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
L’Osteria is a new concept of Italian cuisine
A mix of all of the Italian regional cuisines in one!
Chef Francesco is going to let you try a part of the Italian cuisine different from the usual
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 575-2808

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Barbarossa Francesco

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - Central

    Good for groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the unique, yet traditional, dishes. We had the table side pasta wheel which is definitely fun. For Apps.. Smoked Barratta & Parmesan Créme Brûlé, meatballs, ceasar salad, octopus. Dinner.. Chicken rollatini was so good! Skirt steak, & lasagna. We ate family style. Be sure to leave room for dessert it was delicious! We didn’t care for the baby octopus app, & the noise level is loud.. we couldn’t hear our waitress Lindsay, who was very sweet. Overall we had a tasty dining experience.
  2. C

    Customer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was our first experience at L'Osteria. The food and service was good but overpriced, $180 for 2 adults and 2 kids. We were also very cold. They were playing with the thermostat, but that made things worse. I starting feeling cold wind blow down on me from the exposed HVAC in the ceiling. I only got to eat about half of my pasta dish before it went cold. I never had that happen to me at a restaurant. I forced myself to eat the other cold half because it was an expensive dinner. We couldn't stay for dessert because we were too cold. Other customers were wearing their jackets while eating and were also complaining about the temperature. It was a very disappointing experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent. From service, atmosphere and food quality. 9 people and every single persons meal was delicious. The homemade fettuccine was melt in your mouth delicious! Will definitely be coming back!!
  4. M

    Maureen

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Decided to try this new restaurant .. food was really delicious! Server Sammy was great! Authentic Italian for sure . Could use some crusty good bread.. Great find for sure !!!
  5. JD

    JohnD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 1st visit and will not be our last! Everything lived up to what we have been hearing. From the Apps through dessert everything was prepared and served perfectly! Alex our server was excellent!!! Just her third night there and she was on her game! Friendly, informative and attentive! Over all just a great experience!
  6. RJ

    RussellJ

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoy everything about L'Osteria and highly recommend it for great food. Don't forget BYOB.
  7. BC

    BarbaraC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Not happy I could not substitute a little linguini for potatoes and only one choice of vegetables. I am not a broccoli rabe fan and that was only choice. Main meal very tasty. Service excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back and try everything else we didn’t get this time. Oh and make sure you order the Parmesan crème Brulé!
  9. LG

    LikesGoodDining

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly AUTHENTIC Italian restaurant right here in Toms River!!! This is NOT your typical Chicken Parm and Fettuccine Alfredo NJ Italian restaurant this is food similar to what you would actually eat in a restaurant Italy! We enjoyed the friendly service and the food and we will definitely be back! They have a rotating menu so you’ll find new selections each month or so. Definitely worth a try!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Menu sounds way better then the actual execution of what I ordered. It was so salty I had to send it back to the kitchen. My husband had the mixed seafood and linguine. Seafood quality was not very good. Noise level was horrible. I thought we were eating in a cafeteria. Never going back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Loud and cold but great food and service
  12. G

    Gene

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great experience.. wonderful server Lindsay..delicious food .. from appetizers to desert! A must.. baby octopus salad and mussels for apps.. orecchiette with broccolirabe /sausage ..baked gnocchi .. we will definitely return!
  13. S

    Sandi

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overpriced for food that is just good. Limited menu. Octopus salad was the worst I have ever seen and tasted.
  14. d

    dianar

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, but the food fell short for the price as they charge.
  15. C

    mariaC

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As an Italian brooklynite now living in Toms River I am always in search of a real good authentic Italian restaurant. I finally found it!
  16. BC

    BernardC

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Menu is very inventive. A different kind of Italian dining experience. Not southern Italian cuisine. I had the fusilli with shrimp. The sauce was absolutely fantastic. My wife had spaghetti with Manila clams. Dish was not hot enough when it left kitchen. It lukewarm. Spoke to owner after dinner & he seemed truly concerned with our feedback. It is also a BYOB so bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal.
  17. k

    kimwaves

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time, very happy with all of our meals. Definitely a little different than other Italian restaurants but in a good way. Lisa our waitress was extremely helpful so had a good idea on what to expect on things that may be different. ( yes, cheese wheel peppery but we liked it! Caesar salad delicious, calamari great, lamb delicious and homemade pasta- firm, was the favorite)Looking forward to going back It is loud… but we were still able to enjoy delicious food.
  18. b

    babs

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Too loud for comfortable conversation
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to L’Osteria last night for the first time. The restaurant is modern and light, with an open kitchen. The food was amazing! The smoked burrata was creamy and delicious as was the Parmigiana Crème Brûlée. Beet salad was fresh. We tried the pasta special and the pasta was homemade. Rack of lamb, pork chops and chicken in lemon & honey were all amazing. Our server Angela was knowledgeable and a lot of fun, and the owner Ralph, stopped by the tables and even sent over cannoli for dessert. So happy this place is here, and we will be back soon! Good luck them!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Christmas Eve Prix Fixe menu was good. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Entertainment was enjoyable. Will return for regular menu.
  21. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waterboy, busboy need retraining. Server we had as well. Very young and inexperienced. Make eye contact with everyone to start with.
  22. MM

    MicheleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would recommend. All three meals and appys were delish. Nice use of herbs in dishes. Our waitress was excellent and answered questions about dish preparation..not all ingredients were listed in decription. Needs a little work on table clearing and extra items like a bowl for shells. When asked everything was brought to table promptly. So overall great experience and will go back.
  23. Z

    Zman

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cheese wheel very cool francisco and Alessandro very welcoming
  24. j

    josephe

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    recently dined at L'Osteria, the meal was great! we had the veal chop milenaise which was delicious and the shrimp fusilli which was great as well and plenty enough to take some home. It was a little loud in the restaurant but overall a great experience and we look forward to dining there again.
  25. s

    shorediner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought friends that are self proclaimed foodies and are moving out of NJ. There comment was "why couldn't we get this kind of restaurant when we lived here so we didn't have to drive out of the area" Everything was wonderful and many people stopped by our table to make sure we were enjoying our food and if we needed anything. Great job and we will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend, the food was amazing and brought back many tasteful memories of our trip to Italy this passed summer. As a burrata snob, this one definitely delivers and needs to be tried. On top of the perfect meal was a great waitress who was personable and attentive. Looking forward to getting back there again in the future.
  27. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Your place was recommended by Dr. Morris Brodkey.
  28. MD

    MarkD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal at L’Osteria. Dario was our server and was nothing short of fantastic. The food was amazing. Fresh house made pastas were great! Place was packed on a Saturday night and that says a lot because it’s a large room. Can’t wait to go again
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the desert even better! Our waitress was so nice and one of the owners was very accommodating and friendly came over and talked to our table for a few
  30. R

    Robert

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The restaurant was fair to good, however, it was on the expensive side. Service was great, but I think they have some issues to work out as they’ve only been open three weeks. We will try again soon.
  31. e

    elaines

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner was making sure everything was good with all customers, love the open kitchen. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Not your ordinary Italian restaurant, food delicious!
  32. S

    Susan

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We want to congratulate L'Osteria on opening of their new restaurant! They managed to create an italian restaurant that doesnt feel like all the others in town. The decor and ambience is exceptional and made me feel like I was in Italy. Food was delicious and service was even better. Thank you Michael. Looking forward to returning very soon!
  33. DP

    DougP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Was first few weeks since opening so I will be nice. Many items not available yet, decafe coffee being one. Very loud, need to get sound reduction products. Service from wait staff was ok could be better for the price point. Food was ok. Salmon was very dry and the accoutrement was lackluster. Appetizers, especially the parmesian brulee was very good. Will try them again, but there are better restaurants at this price point in the area.
  34. s

    shorediner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exciting menu with many great choices. Lively atmosphere and great staff. Enjoyed seeing a different menu with many dishes we want to try.
  35. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    103 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I really don’t want to rate them as they just aren’t ready for prime time. I am sure when they settle down things will be much better. They are still breaking in. Love to see them be successful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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L'Osteria is rated 4.4 stars by 35 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 5 times today
Google Map for L'Osteria

1922 Hooper Ave unit 1, Toms River, NJ 08753

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Toms River

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Barbarossa Francesco

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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