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Read about Jatha’s visit to L’Osteria below:
I visited L’Osteria Ristorante in La Romana; the ALS teachers are all big fans and we even held a friend’s birthday party upstairs in their private dining area. I highly recommend going. The owners, Carlo & Federica Pastacaldi, are Italian and the food and menu are selected daily based on what meat and vegetables can be purchased fresh that day. The two make a perfect duo with Carlo’s Italian charm and outgoing personality and Federica’s incredible talent!
An absolute favorite dish of mine is the salmon stuffed ravioli with a gorgonzola sauce — it’s simply amazing! My friends and I also enjoy sharing a plate of bruschetta. There’s something about it… it’s made with fresh tomatoes and there’s an excellent crispiness to the bread. I like to have it with a sangria, which are to die for! Well made and tasty, the sangrias are always garnished with the most beautiful fruits.
Known for its authentic Italian food, L’Osteria’s brick oven pizza is fantastic. Everything is very impressive from a culinary aspect. You cannot walk away from dinner without trying their homemade tiramisu. Made by Federica, it’s one of the best I’ve ever had! You MUST try it!!
L’Osteria features a charming court yard, and there’s plenty of space for big events both inside and out. They’ve remodeled the restaurant but kept its charm and elements that showcase its character and history. I love this because it reflects the old La Romana architecture.
The restaurant and pizzeria are a great addition to our dining options in town and the prices can’t be beat. I really enjoyed L’Osteria, and the people are so great! Be sure to tell them I sent you!
– Jatha Knott-Polk
L’Osteria Ristorante – Pizzeria
Where: Av. Castillo Márquez #20, La Romana
Hours of operation: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Contact: (809) 858.9465 for reservations & delivery!