On a Wednesday evening, 6PM, with reservations made, we arrived for our first visit to Osteria. Recommended by friends who frequented often, we looked forward to our experience. Our server was very helpful with her suggestions. We opted for the pappardelle Bolognese ($19) & it was reported to be very good. The chicken parm ($21) with the side of spaghetti ($5). The chicken parm was huge & was served with broccolini. It was delicious but it was so big that nothing else was needed. I would have been grateful to have been told this up front so that I could have skipped the side of spaghetti. One reason - it wasn't needed. Second reason - it wasn't good. I had asked if I could have angel hair instead of spaghetti but was told no. The pasta was thick & doughy so I left most all of it. The short rib ravioli was TINY - perhaps only 3 pieces, for $19, there should have been more than that. Tiramisu $10. We asked for a corner table because we were meeting someone for the first time & wanted to be able to talk. Our server was honest enough to say that their place was loud, which I had read in reviews & thus my reason for asking for a corner table, which we were given. Sure enough by 6:30 & until we left about 8, it was so loud you could not hear the person across the table at all. So, if you like a quiet place or a place you can carry on a conversation, this is not the place for you. If you want a loud experience, go. If you are lucky, park on the street, otherwise valet parking is available for a fee.
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