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“A rustic hidden gem!”
Review of Osteria Caernarfon

Osteria Caernarfon
Ranked #5 of 111 Restaurants in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Well what an experience! Even though the menu was quite minimal......What we got was delicious. The Waiter was a true gentleman and ready to assist and adjust content....Felt like I was back in Italy (Belagio came to mind) rather than Caernarfon!! Truly a hidden rustic gem of a place and experience!!

2  Thank SiwanTeifiOwens
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

While in North Wales for a relaxing Easter weekend away, we chanced upon this little slice of Tuscany in Caernarfon...and it felt like we'd struck gold. Osteria offers the most delicious and authentic food, a warm atmosphere and the most friendly host in Sergio. If you're anywhere near the town and fancy some wholesome Italian food, you can't go wrong with Osteria...but recommend booking so you don't miss out (this little place is rightly very popular!) Grazie Sergio per aver trovato un posticino per noi!! Matt & Susanna ;)

2  Thank Matthew K
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited as a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 teenagers. Although menu is limited, everyone, including vegetarian and fussy teenager found something to their taste. Portions are not large, but they satisfied us. If you are looking to fill your belly with heavy Italian comfort food, this place will disappoint, but if you are looking to sample the simple, delicious flavours of Italy, you’re in for a treat.
On the pricey side, but worth it as a special treat.
Friendly staff, delicious food, great location!

1  Thank Iar-Fach-Goch
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here without a booking on the off chance of finding a decent meal. What a find! Amazing food - we had the vegetarian platter to share as a starter and it was out of this world, even things that I wouldn’t normally expect to like were so delicious i ate the lot!!! The special pasta with ragu and mushrooms was superb. Service was excellent. This is a wonderful little restaurant - we will look forward to visiting again next time we are in the area.

1  Thank JD275
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

I’ll be honest. This was the best place we ate during our short stay in Caernarfon. This is a little Italian restaurant run by Italians, where the food is cooked by Italians, in a style from their home province of Tuscany. The food here was a reminder that Italian food is NOT the food we tend to expect; the anglicised version of food swimming in sauce to satisfy our heavy comfort-food style of eating.
We started off with the Osteria house style charcuterie board of cheese, meats, frittata, quiche & bruschetta. There was so much deliciousness on this board that our amazing, friendly waiters recommendation of getting a small one to share was the best decision. For our mains I got a bolognese with mushrooms which came served with huge tubular pasta, and proved that you don’t need it to be sauce heavy for it to be the right kind of comfort food on a wild and wet night. Himself got a sausage & cauliflower pasta dish that had a very simple dressing that gently brought out the flavours. So good.
After such good food washed down with prosecco and enjoyed over occasional chatting with both the waiter & the chef who not only helped serve the food, but routinely checked up on the diners to see if everything was satisfactory, it was only right to get dessert and there was no way I was going to refuse a trio of pannacotta (my all-time favourite dessert).
Everything about this little gem reminded me of holidays years ago in Florence, Pisa & Casciana Terme. A hidden bit of Tuscany, in the walls of a Welsh town. Heaven.

2  Thank Niamh K
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