from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inn; a tavern: especially in Italy.


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  • The osteria was a deep vault, almost like a hollow in the ruins; within, a lamp burned before the image of the Madonna; a large fire flamed on the hearth, for here they roasted, cooked and prepared the dishes for the guests.

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  • Whether you turn up at lunchtime or for dinner, the atmosphere is always buzzing at "The Bear", a Bologna locale that has transformed over the years from an alternative punk hangout into a traditional osteria that also has a shop next door selling their handmade pasta to take away.

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  • The sign outside Biagi says "osteria" but this is actually an elegant restaurant which is definitely the place to reserve for a romantic gourmet dinner that still won't break the bank.

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  • One of the leaders is this cool, modern osteria, where you can also find lighter, more creative dishes on the menu such as risotto alle fragole strawberry risotto, a "kmzero" caprese salad or a bowl of farro – spelt with courgettes, baby shrimps and soy sauce. • €6 for a pasta or salad, €7 for a main course, 13 Via Marsalino, +39 51 238675,

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  • British travelogues for Italy and Germany from the 1930s depict jolly fascists sharing a nice Marsala with the writers in an osteria.

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  • See osteria on minu jaoks Sienas veel kõige kodusem koht.

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  • Küll on aga raudteelaste osteria: avatud kõigile, aga raudteelastele soodusmenüü.

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  • Down the street on a corner across from Saint George's Anglican church is Al Vecio Forner, a cozy dark-wood osteria specializing in seafood, where you can also order snacks from the cicchetti bar.

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  • Veel tulevad meelde need ettevõtjad, kes satuvad paanikasse, kui ei saagi oma toidukohast 118% kasumimarginaali, kui saavad ainult 7% ja see itaallane, kes ei saanud aru, miks Tallinna vanalinnas kohvi nii kallis peab olema ja tegi sinna oma odavama osteria.

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  • Soon after dark, we halted for the night, at the osteria of La Scala: a perfectly lone house, where the family were sitting round a great fire in the kitchen, raised on a stone platform three or four feet high, and big enough for the roasting of an ox.

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