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L'Osteria, Toms River, NJ

L'Osteria

4.1
4.1
96 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 575-2808
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Barbarossa Francesco

What 96 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

96 Reviews
  1. diningduo

    New York City

    35 reviews

    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced for the quality. $28 for calamari appetizer is ridiculous.

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  2. linybug1

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were excited to try this modern Italian restaurant however it did not meet our expectations..food was mediocre and not anything special. Service was very good. Unfortunately we will not return since it was half an hour away..disappointed

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  3. CDW1

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Portions were very generous. We were celebrating my dad's birthday, and they made it a very nice meal. Ralphie was the star! He was friendly and welcoming. He opened early for us because there was a glitch in the Open Table reservation app, but he honored the reservation anyway. That was so great since we were coming from the York, PA area for this event. He took care of us until the server arrived. She was also great. Friendly; good recommendations; attentive without hovering. Our group had the chicken parm, a pasta dish with a pork ragu sauce, and ravioli. All very good. The smoked burrata (appetizer) and meatballs (side) were also delicious. For dessert, we had the tartufo and lemon sorbet; both also excellent! Grazie and brava to Ralphie and his team!

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  4. JDub

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed. The prices did not match the quality.

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  5. Jimmy

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice surprise. The food was excellent, our waitress was fantastic, she was always there but not in your face. The owner is a great guy. We will return for sure.

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  6. ChristyT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal from start to finish. Excellent service.

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  7. Orlando

    New York City

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating here but it will not be the last. Our party of four very much enjoyed sharing the meatballs and calamari appetizers. Everyone raved about their entrees and vowed to return. Brian was very attentive without hovering. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. Location is a strip mall with plenty of parking.

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  8. JohnG

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good. Food was overpriced for what it was. Chicken parm was tough. Calamari was also pretty chewy. Mediocre at best.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding, by far the best service I've experienced recently. The hostess was very friendly and helpful (explaining BYOB and how to order from Spirits right from the table). The wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly. The food was good. We had the calamari appetizer to start. I would say it was average. The rings were very small, but tender, the marinara served with it was very good. I had the Bolognese, it was good not great. My date had Chicken Parm, again it was good, not great. For dessert we shared the chocolate lava cake. It was served with chocolate ice cream. It also was good. I will say the portions are large and the prices fair. Overall it was a good experience, nice date night spot. Will return.

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  10. babs

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Seventh visit - will be our LAST! Completely changed. Fav appetizer smoked burrata came out solid. No smoke under the glass, no moist center. Meals were served at different times and all but one had problems with 4 having to go back to the kitchen - including a RAW pork chop. Waitress was completely embarrassed and continually apologizing. In the past all tables were full, this time restaurant was half empty. Never once did the manager/owner come to the table to apologize or make it right. I ALWAYS come with a group of 6 or 8, bringing you many new customers and you have now lost a loyal one!

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  11. KeriH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time there, fantastic service and delicious homemade food. A bit loud, high ceilings and music along with people talking made it a bit difficult to hear our conversation. Other then that, everything was great.

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  12. DonC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You would not expect a place like this in a strip mall, albeit a new and upscale one. One of our guests is from the Caribbean and the chef came out and prepared him a special dish that wasn't on the menu. I'm not a fan of the industrial decor, in a full restaurant it is noisy, but it reminded me of a restaurant you would find in the city. Our waiter was amazing and the food innovative

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  13. NYCFoodie

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Best authentic food I've had in a long time. Fairly small menu and no specials which was the only thing surprising to me. Quality and quantity of food was great. Highly recommend overall.

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  14. joeyA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    To be honest I feel bad for the server he had all the tables with zero help. Our appetizer came out wrong. The hostess gave it to us. Then we asked where our entrees were and they weren’t even sent in. We got vodka sauce and clam sauce with ZERO taste. Idk how that’s even possible. We were asked how our food was I said fine with literally zero eaten. No manager nothing asked if it came out okay. Truly the worst experience I ever had

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  15. JimD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent and presented well. The guitarist was skilled and played at a level that did not interfere with conversation. The song selection was also good. Service with our appetizers was an issue. We had a party of four and the first two appetizers came about 25 minutes apart from the second two. Likely an issue between the waitress and the kitchen. Entrees came out together. We plan to go back since the evening was enjoyable.

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  16. Linda

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively restaurant. Very good service. A bit pricey, but well worth it. Food delicious.

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  17. DeneenO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly the best part of our dinner was our server Brian who was very attentive. The food was average the location was nice. Our biggest complaint was the noise level and unfortunately that is what will keep us from going back.

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  18. Mayc

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing-presentation was off the charts and the owner and our server Janine we so wonderful definitely 5 stars

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  19. goodeats

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lobster ravioli special! Creme brulee appetizer wonderful. We all enjoyed our meal

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  20. DanA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always recipes with fresh made pasta! The food is always great!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely go here again!!!! Loved the live music food and service!

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  22. MartyC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ceasar salad was just ok. The other items very good. Service very good. It was loud. Acoustics bad. Sound mitigating panels on the ceiling would help

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  23. Dave1793

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there for Mother’s Day with my wife and 4 adult children. 3 out of the 6 meals were not good at all. My wife Monk fish special had no flavor and very tough. She did not eat her meal. My daughter Salmon had a tomato paste on top of salmon which came right out of a can made the salmon not good at all. My son had the Calamari special. The stuffing was inedible it almost tasted like a pattee. Not what was listed in description. I spent 400 dollars not including tip and was very dissatisfied.

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  24. ConnieR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came on Mother's Day and was very surprised that it wasn't packed! Food was delicious and staff was attentive. It was my first time but definitely not my last!

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  25. kimwaves

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brought friends for their first time. Enjoyed our favorites of calamari and the pepper cheese/fettuccine dish. Yes, it’s very different than other cheese wheels but if you enjoy pepper we think it’s great. Had pasta dishes, sauces are always so good. Quiet night, they now have some divider walls up which we think is a great enhancement. I’m sure it makes a difference on the weekends. Our friends liked it, it’s a favorite of ours. And Johanna, our waitress was wonderful.

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  26. Curtis

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding! Waitress’s we’re very personable and had good recommendations. Food was very good and had a nice presentation. Very glad I chose to come here for my anniversary!

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  27. AndrewS

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been here several times. The food and service is always excellent!

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  28. PaulC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience at L’Osteria last night was superb. The food was great and the service was excellent. Enjoyed our meals from the appetizers all the way through to the desert. Will definitely visit there again.

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  29. DoreenZ

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Calamari, a family favorite, was the best we’ve had. Crispy, tender and well seasoned. Cacio e pepe was good-pasta cooked perfectly. Entrees included the hanger steak, pork chop (both served with potato and 3 vegetables) and seafood pasta. All delicious! There was a musician playing as you walked in the door and the smell of garlic in the air. The dining room is open so it can get loud, especially with larger parties talking. Looks like they are doing some renovations to add some walls. Wait staff was very attentive. Will definitely go back.

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  30. LisaM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere is always amazing! I have only had service with a smile and an incredible experience every time 🥰

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  31. JerseyShoreBrian

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is new in our area, nicely decorated with an open feel, tall ceilings which make it loud when the restaurant is partially filled. Good Italian food, menus a little confusing since I don’t speak Italian. Meals were generous portions. My pasta side was bland and sticky. Chicken parmigiana was good. Halibut was excellent, and clam dishes also very nice. Prices were high for our area, NYC prices so a table of 4 was $250 with a salad, entree and desert. Wine is BYOB with a Buy. Rite next door. Value was okay, and we will give it another try in a month or so. Service was excellent.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Best homemade paradise dishes and charcuterie board within miles! Portions are expensive but huge!

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  33. NatalieZ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and nice ambiance! Real Italian food, Cacio Peppe is amazing😋

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  34. Emily

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Easter dinner at L’Osteria was a great way to spend time with our family and enjoy the Italian atmosphere. Our server, Angela, was very nice and accommodating. She continuously check on us to make sure we were enjoying ourselves which I greatly appreciated. The smoked burrata appetizer was absolutely delicious!

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  35. DavidB

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time, everyone was so friendly and the food is great, BYOB And give them a try you won't be disappointed

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  36. YeahIsaidIt

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was excellent. Food was not flavorful. I was expecting more based on the menu and the pictures posted by previous patrons.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Family Birthday Dinner, good food, good service!!

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  38. danr

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall just ok, but big turnoff was the noise level . We had to scream over each other to hear ourselves over other people

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Best lamb ever. Soup was delicious and piping hot Waitress angela was so attentive. On the short list to go back again. Making my Birthday reso there

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu online was not the menu that’s as given to us when we sat down. The best part of the meal was the appetizers. The pastas were fresh but the sauces were overly salty. The deserts were smaller portions and the cappuccino was served cold.

    1 person found this helpful

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L'Osteria is rated 4.1 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

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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 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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