The trouble with Osteria Romantica is… well… you just won’t want to put your fork down! Helpings are hearty, service is friendly, and the atmosphere is romantic. Whether you take that walk on the beach before or after your meal, make sure Osteria Romantica is the plan for lunch or dinner.
Fabio Speziali and partner Antonio Mastellone, The owners of Osteria Romantica, pride themselves on having a restaurant that serves authentically Italian food with an international wine list. The wine list has over 250 selections including Chilean, South African, and Israeli varietals.
Dine outside on one of the two patios, and enjoy watching passersby; the ambiance is reminiscent of Italy itself. Or dine inside the dimly-lit dining room with its romantic setting. Osteria Romantica also accommodates groups with a small private room in the back.
Dip your bread into some tomato or pesto olive oil sauce, and take a taste of some Cream of Carrot Soup. If you’d prefer a salad before your meal, try the duck salad or beat salad. According to Speziali, the most popular dishes at Osteria are the ravioli, gnocchi (potato dumplings), and the veal and pork shanks. Other enticing entrees include Gnocchi Gratinati, Fettuccine Ubriache, Rib eye Steak, and Osso Bucco.
Osteria Romantica is conveniently located within walking distance of La Jolla Shores. Whether you’re a couple looking for that romantic dinner out, a family with children, or part of a group just looking for a hearty helping of good Italian food, Osteria Romantica accommodates all. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, so bring your appetite. Mangia!
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