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Great Lunch

This is one of my favorite lunch stops. The food is great and priced well. The staff operates like a well oiled machine. Getting the lunch rush feed well, taken care of and off to finish the day. Highly recommended for busy Palo Alto.

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Jeff Rapp
Good neighborhod Italian option

I'm finally at the end of my California posts, and it finishes with our first meal: Friday lunch in Palo Alto at Osteria. It was the four of us grabbing lunch before driving into city. Osteria is a small, neighborhood, Italian spot in down town PA. We had a very nice meal, complete with fresh pasta, salads and bubbly. Erica and I split a very good Caesar salad. The greens were california fresh, the croutons made in-h... view more

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Order pasta for satisfaction

The gnoccis here are unbeatable. Order pasta. I'd rate the rest of the food only one or two stars. I haven't seen the drunk owner in a year or two but he was always nice to us and our young children. The wait staff is quick-moving (don't expect warm/fuzzy). This is more of a quick eats restaurant than a stay-and-chat-for-awhile or party place. It is such a small restaurant that no doubt, they prefer the tables to tur... view more

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Deal of the Century

Went here for the first time this weekend with my husband and seven-year old son. Was initially put-off when no one greeted us and our first interraction with the host was a hand-in-the-face as he walked past us to sit a regular who entered after us. All was forgiven, however. The host, perhaps knowing his faux pas, was extremely gracious thereafter. Our server was wonderful -- after admitting our ignorance of Italia... view more

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Here's the deal: Horrible, rude, drunk owner but great food

Reviews of Osteria fall into one of two categories-either they loved the food or they hated the terrible service. And that's the thing about Osteria, both are right. The owner, a short man with curly hair, is horrible. He is drunk a lot of the time and is mean and rude to customers on a regular basis. So, while his staff are generally not bad, they know that if they're rude, whatever they dish out won't be nearly as ... view more

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Great Food.... not that great service...

At first when we entered the restaurant, we had a 7:30pm reservation, but still had to wait 'till 8pm to get seated. We sat down at the table and they did not even ask us for our drink order or if we wanted any wine. Lucky for us we didn't order any wine or we would be very upset that they didn't ask us. We started right away with order our main dishes and the dishes came out hot. The food was excellent here at Oster... view more

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don't bring guest to Osteria

The hostess is VERY RUDE and bad attitude. After we were seated and reading menu, the hostess came with very rude attitude that we have to leave the table if we have not ordered yet. We were waiting for our guests. Since we were ""threaten"" to order, we have to make our order before our guests arrived. We have never had such bad experience before. When one had such a terrible experience, no one feel like enjoy the f... view more

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Great food, but very bad service

The Italian food here is good, and quite authentic, but the service is among the worse I've experienced. It seems especially bad because the slights appear to be intentional and they do not even pretend that customers that they know (and who appear to be among Silicon Valley's well to do's) are treated much better than everyone else. For that reason alone, I will not give them my business.

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Rude staff

When I called to make a reservation, the man answering the phone answered by saying, ""Get to it!"" I asked him if he was talking to me and he responded rudely, ""Yes, how can I help you?"" I called back to tell him that he lost a customer in Palo Alto and he responded, ""Fine with me."" I have been to the restaurant once before and the food is only mediocre. I would not recommed waiting or putting up with their rude... view more

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Osteria--Don't Bother!

After reading several reviews from diners that related their experiences with lost or un-honored reservations at Osteria, I boldlyor perhaps foolishlywent ahead and called to reserve a table for a Saturday evening. The man who answered the phone was brusque and my suspicion was that he never even bothered to write down the reservation. This was substantiated when I called to confirm and was told that no reservations ... view more

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