The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Benvenuto & Buon Appetito!
Wonderful service in a very friendly atmosphere in an attractive restaurant. My wife had absolutely tremendous ricotta gnocchi pamadoro. I had truffle risotto that was excellent. While they were out of the scallops (my favourite shellfish) as an add on, they adapted well vis 4 plump, tasty prawns. The house salad was good, although the dressing had too much vinegar for our taste. It also has a good wine list. The only disappointment was the garlic bread, as it had almost no garlic flavour & the butter was just brushed the inside of the part of a baguette loaf. Overall 4.5 stars.
Awesome lasagna & wine, bring a coat! Music a bit loud.
Slow, very slow service. Food was meh
Food was very good. But the service was below average. Waited ten minutes for water then another ten for wine. Nerve asked for a refill or more wine. Like the restaurant may try again to see if we get better service.
Restaurant was setup and felt safe. Great service and food, as we usual get and expect.
The service and ambiance is great. They are doing an excellent job with their COVID safety measures. Plexiglass between booths, tables well spaced out, digital menu and payment. My only complaint was that our meals were way too salty. I love salty but the carbonara was over the top. My husband said his Alfredo was also salty. Totally recommend the white sangria though. That was tasty town! Overall we had a good experience and are open to trying it again sometime.
Great experience overall, no negatives to report. Even though it’s not exactly cheap, you get good value with delicious food and amazing pastas
We had an early dinner on a Monday evening. The restaurant followed COVID-19 guidelines and they have plexiglass between booths. The restaurant began to fill up just before we finished our meal.
The food was exceptional. We both had Caesar salad and the wild mushroom pasta. I had the gluten free penne pasta which was great.
We enjoyed the ambience. Food is delicious and options available for various dietary needs.
Visited again for a birthday celebration. Had been a few times before and always had a good experience. This time, not so much. Service was quite slow. We felt a few times we had been forgotten. Food was still delicious as usual.
Love coming here! Friendly staff and great food! Will be back again soon!!
We went for the cheese bar, stayed for the tiramisu sphere :)
We are not cheese connaisseurs so we would have appreciated more guidance when choosing from the cheese bar, but the descriptions helped us get flavors we enjoyed. The samples seemed small when they arrived but in the end we had a hard time finishing them because they were very satisfying and rich so I'd say they sent us the proper amount.
We had the risotto with prawns, gnocchi pomodoro and the boar pasta, all were very good and portions were generous.
The dessert was spectacular, although the coffee taste was a bit too strong for my personal preference.
Our server was amazing super kind and helpful, my daughter loved the complimentary cookie for her birthday. Food is always spectacular.
Very clean with great service. The food was delicious.
We usually enjoy our time at the Osteria-, our pasta was excellent however the pizza clearly had sat around for some and flavour was just ok at best
Awesome food, great staff, cool atmosphere! Love it here.
Great local place that was close to our hotel (Sandman Signature). Super service from Curtis and a few other reviewers have noted his excellent service. I had wild boar ragu and my colleague had the chicken parm. He loved the parm and although the ragu was different from others that I've had, it was quite enjoyable. Pasta cooked properly and their COVID protocols were decent. Portion sizes are quite large and very good value for the money. The provide a small salad gratis with your meal. Although the dressing was good, there was far too much on the salad. Otherwise very good and a nice meal for the price.
Food was very good. Our waiter was very attentive. The restaurant was very clean and followed excellent health and safety during this pandemic. I would highly recommend
What once was a very good experience and alternative to downtown dining has gone flat. Covid notwithstanding & the wearing of masks by servers, the JR group appears to have adopted a policy of charging for such "extras" as parmesan cheese on pasta and eliminating cracked pepper. As well, they have clearly gone overboard in wine pricing, charging $18 for a 9 oz glass of wine which retails to the public for the same price per bottle and $9 for a beer on tap.
Excellent service---food was adequate and wine list was good
The ravioli changed!! That's what I really wanted. But, there's plenty of other options -too many seafood options in my opinion.
The pizza is PHENOMENAL. I just wish it was a lot cheaper. Don't ever get rid of the beehive or the capi capicollo.
My girlfriend loved the gnocchi and I loved the spaghetti and meatballs.
The staff is pretty awesome in my opinion. The management must also be pretty awesome too.
Overall, I love it. My favourite place to eat. I recommend it to everyone.
Price. It's a little too expensive for most everything.
the bad music and the volume of the bad music.
The ambience is negatively affected by the music -which is indeed terrible.
First time and I will definitely be back. Great service and nice atmosphere. Foor was terrific
My first time, and I thoroughly loved it. The food was tasty, the service was fantastic, the ambience was cool. Overall a wonderful evening out. Would definitely be back... AND recommend to others!
The food was great, the server was very good too. The hostess didn't tell us that we had to scan the menu with our phones which was a bit odd - the code sticker on the table was covered by side plates when we were seated so we had no idea. Wondering how hard it would be to print some menus, laminate them and sanitize between handing them out? I would go back, but I think a few of their methods could be tweaked a bit.
I took my husband for his bday dinner. The food was fantastic. He had the porterhouse and I had chicken Parma. The server was nice but he could have been more attentive. Overall the experience was good. We would go again.
Great food, great atmosphere! Variety of dishes to choose from and the white sangria is always a treat. Nice place to go to for date night or out with the girls
The service was slow. The pizza came out quickly then we waited a while for the appetizers.
I tried the deep fried artichokes for the first time and very disappointing; not tasty at all.
The arancini presentation, quality, and taste were far inferior to previous visits. Not sure why...it’s usually my favourite!
Will be a while before we return...
Food was delicious, service was fast and efficient. What more could you ask for! I’ll definitely be back.
Our third visit to the Italian Osteria restaurant was as good as the first two showing the quality and consistency of the food and service are excellent. Happy hour prices until 5:00 pm on wine and beer work great for seniors like us! Highly recommend for good Italian food and a nice ambiance.
Excellent service and food - starting from when you came in
Ran a little late and phoned to let them know
They were very accommodating for us and very gracious when we cane in
Highly recommended - will go again for sure
Excellent pasta dishes, but did not care for the garlic bread hardly any butter or garlic but everything else delicious would I come again, of course
Great dinner as always! Consistently tasty food and amazing service makes the Italian one of our go-to restaurants.
Top ten places in the lower mainland. Love this place. Service, Food, everything great. Kash or server was the best. Also did a great job with covid protocols! Felt safe and happy the entire experience.
Our sever was the sweetest! Had a great lunch date with my mom. Thank you!
First time coming here and was very happy with the service and food quality. Great ambiance and atmosphere. Their cheese plates were amazing and meatballs were delicious as well. Overall great experience and highly recommend!
Server was inattentive and often non-existent. Ruined the otherwise fantastic meal
Good food as always glad to be able to get back to this fine restaurant
Ambience was great but a little too noisy with the loud music
Service is always great. Beehive pizza is delicious. They have a good happy hour pizza menu
The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 371-4708.
The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.