We've been wanting to try Osteria for many yrs and finally went for dinner. It's Italian food that's pretty good but not great.
The guy that greeted me was very friendly. Though the husband was running late he accommodated us once he showed up. I made a 6pm reservation at lunch time the same day.
Iced water given immediately
FREE crusty bread (cold) & sliced butter served over ice. - fine.
Carpaccio $9 - thin slices of raw steak, onion, caper, lemon & mustard. Tasted fine, wish there was more meat though.
Spaghetti Carbonara $13 - good, portions enough for 2. We both liked this dish the best. We got extra parm. cheese, but I don't think it's needed.
Pappardelle Osteria $13 - large spinach noodles w/ prosciutto, mushrooms, & tomato sauce. - Fine, not as good as Spaghetti Carbonara. We got extra parm. cheese, but I don't think it's needed.
Glass of wine $8 - husband liked.
Our total before tip $46.55. Husband said 1 unisex bathroom in the back & by the hotel next door. I didn't use the bathroom.
247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301