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OSTERIA DEL PRINCIPE on East 23rd Street

While walking across East 23rd Street today………..I discovered a new Italian Osteria.

A restaurant with a contemporary setting but loaded with charm.

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What is an Osteria?  Originally……in old Italy….a place with simple wine and food.  But here you will get high end Italian wines and high end proscuitto as well as fine deli meats.

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If you have been to Bologna,Italy………..you will certainly have dated at “Osteria del Cappello”…… it has been there since 1375!  True!

 Now you can get the same quality…….on 23rd Street……..but here it  is prepared “grand-ma style”.

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What is proscuitto?  A pig or wild boars ham [hind leg or thigh].

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Decor added for a “homey” touch.

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You may prefer to sit at the counter and watch the chef prepare your meal.

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It take about two years to “cure”proscuitto……….and a lot of salt.

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The wine bar tables…………a nice place to meet up with friends after work.

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Carlotta……..with her adorable accent…… will make sure your meal is a special one.

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And your waiter ………..ever so friendly………will guide you in your choices.

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Hmmmmm……..this machine is a bit intimidating………..but does add an “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL” touch!

BRUNCH at UVA [on the East Side]

You’ll love the rustic vibe at this neighborhood “Wine Bar/Restaurant”.

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The atmosphere is cozy…………

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The food is authentic…….like my “Rustica” omelet.

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Jay was pleased with the fare………and pleased with the bottle of Ketchup.

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Don’s APPLE CIDER FRITTERS…….nipped with almond paste.

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Jesica was happy to discover this place…..it ‘s just around the corner from her new apartment.

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The wine list has lots of bottles from Italy……….and do peek at the wine cellar.

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FIVE STARS ***** for our waiter.

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Poor Truman………so sad……..the restaurant doesn’t allow canines!