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“Wonderful and exciting ”
Review of Osteria 1861

Osteria 1861
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$58
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Easily the best place to eat in SMDC. The chef is innovative and the waiters make the Osteria a perfect experience. Although high end it is no problem to attend with children. The taster menu at €60 is a bargain - pace yourself as there's a lot coming your way!

1  Thank peter p
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stayed for three nights in the very nearby Palazzo Belmonte and tried to find this restaurant on the first night. We couldn't. The we found out that it was linked to the Residenza D'Epoca on the sea front so asked there. And were led out the back, across a narrow passage to the restaurant. On our last night!

And we weren't disappointed. The ambience was fantastic, the wine excellent (and not too expensive) and the food was exceptional. I'm not a major fish eater but had the fish and chips which was exquisite. My wife had the catch of the day which was simply cooked and well presented. The staff and service were also exceptional - incredibly friendly and attentive.

The drinks cabinet even had a single malt whisky, which finished the night off perfectly.

Find this place on your first night in town - you WILL want to go again!

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Thank Shenlad
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for something a little bit special then this is it. Staff are very professional, knowledgeable and attentive, spoke excellent English, and it was easily the best service we received in a week in Italy. The restaurant is quiet, comfortable and a very pleasant setting for a meal.

As for the food itself - it is is outstanding. We ordered off the a la carte menu - I had octopus to start, the fish and chips was done to perfection and the creme brulee was delicious. I can't remember exactly what my wife had but I tried it and it was also excellent, in particular the pastry on her dessert. In addition to the 3 courses we ordered, there was a complimentary glass of prosecco to start, a tomato soup appetizer, a palate-cleaner of lemon sorbet before the dessert and petit fours afterwards - unexpected and very much appreciated (they were also delicious). For the amount of high-quality food and excellent service we received, €80 for 2 people felt like an absolute bargain.

In short, if you're in the area you should definitely book and go.

1  Thank chrisheatons
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The food here was of a different level from anywhere else on our recent short trip to southern Italy. Good ingredients treated immaculately and presented with pride - a lovely way to spend an evening. Good value for the high quality food too.

Thank Twickerstourist
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

After visiting Castellabate for many years and joining family at the nearby Hotel Hermitage, I was excited to try Osteria 1861. With the addition of the brilliant service from Jean Luca and Francesco and the warmest of welcomes from all staff the two meals we enjoyed during our stay were nothing short of absolutely excellent. The menu Ferragosto was incredible and as good as any high end restaurant anywhere in the world. Beautiful outdoor courtyard setting to enjoy a truly wonderful dining experience. A very talented chef with a team who get everything absolutely right!

Thank Joanne S
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