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Review of Osteria 177

Osteria 177
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Ranked #13 of 347 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Fantastic..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Best Italian food I have had in a long time
Service was excellent

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Barbara, Calif
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Italian above the ordinary.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

The Osteria 177 was recommended by our B&B. Clearly it is popular for locals in Annapolis, as it was full, and a bit noisy. Attractive environment (aside from the noise), and inventive food. Our server was a tad brusque, and seemed to forget about us for a bit..... but toward "tip-time" became more attentive.

We were there on the weekend, and guess that the dining experience is better during the week when it is less hectic.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Crozet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best pasta dishes in a restaurant ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012 via mobile

We asked around for a great restaurant in town. Osteria was one of a few recommended places. We stopped by to see the menu.
We hardly ever eat at Italian restaurants because I can never find any that can beat my mom's cooking. Being Italian, I grew up eating homemade pastas that had no rival. Osteria was the first.
Our 10 year old wanted fetechini alfredo which was not on the menu. We asked at the door if they could fix it special since it was her birthday. No questions asked, they agreed promptly. Honestly, my entire family had the best pasta dishes we have ever had in this restaurant. The gnocchis were sublimely delicious. Tender and yummy... The sauce on my pappardelle contained large amounts of oslo bucco meat. The sauce was delectable. My son's sauce had bits of wild boar sausage that had outstanding flavor. And of course, the Alfredo sauce was amazing.
The service was outstanding also. Our waitress was so nice and helpful. She sent over a waiter who is originally from Italy so I could speak with him.
Overall, we will be coming back to Annapolis just to eat here. Forget the seafood restaurants...

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Valhalla, New York
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105 reviews
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“Great Italian in Annapolis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Osteria 177 is a very nice Italian/Mediterranean restaurant with a definite Mediterranean feel, diverse but excellent menu, friendly service and fresh, delicious food. The mushroom soup made with various exotic mushrooms was fantastic, as was the fish and pasta. Highly recommended when in Annapolis.

  • Visited March 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Wonderful Italian Restaurant in Annapolis!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Osteria 177 has become a favorite in our family every time we visit Annapolis. The service is top-notch and very dignified. The food is extremely authentic, too - I have noticed that they will often prepare a *delicious,* dairy-free soup (without making a big deal about the fact that it is dairy-free) for any patrons that might have allergies, which I find to be a sign of a thoughtful, forward-thinking, and experienced chef. Others in my family have raved about the obviously homemade pastas, the immaculately prepared fresh fish, and the high quality of the ingredients. Osteria 177 is definitely a night out, but it is worth every penny.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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