Osteria Radici

4.8
182 recensioni
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4.8basato sulle recenti valutazioni
4.8
cibo
4.7
servizio
4.3
Atmosfera
4.3
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j
New York
28 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 10 agosto 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Simply extraordinary! This tiny storefront on Main Street in charming Allentown, NJ, is the real deal. Inventive menu and great presentation are matched by preparation and most importantly flavor. Not your traditional Italian restaurant by any means, chef Randy Forrester coaxes out the best in his super fresh ingredients. The Anchovy Laquered Scallops were the best I’ve had in years. The trumpet mushrooms and fried garlic sang in unison with the scallops and anchovy sauce. The Local Duck prepared sous vide was perfectly cooked with a hint of hay smoke added during the sear. Also not to missed, the Tonnarelli pasta was so simple you could make it at home. But you won’t because it’s just so good here. My dessert, Olive Oil Semifreddo was ethereal. Chef Forrester’s wife and partner, our server this night, provided the backbone to the night with informed conversation, many smiles, hyper efficient service and consummate professionalism. This byob deserves to be on every serious foodies radar.

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M
New York
2 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 3 agosto 2019
Complessivo 4cibo 4servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Though the menu was limited , we enjoyed our meals though I felt that my husband and I enjoyed our pastas more than our friend who had the duck. I was just surprised that we would have been charged $25 per person if we had cancelled our reservation. Thank goodness we didn’t have to. We plan on returning in the near future and we wish the owners success.

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F
New York
4 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 27 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Each theme menu ( sea or land ) invited the diner to choose a direction and to invite others to share. We were on a culinary journey with no bumps in the road. The quality of food was exceptional and the service was unsurpassed. All four of us experienced a memorable evening and look forward to coming back again soon..

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DH
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 20 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Food was fabulous. Unique flavor and food combinations made with loving care. Anchovy shellacked scallops were delicious!

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m
New York
14 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 20 luglio 2019
Complessivo 2cibo 4servizio 4Atmosfera 4

Service was excellent. Food was very good. Prices were outrageous!! Full course prices for appetizer-sized portions. This is Allentown NJ not Manahattan!!! Spend your money elsewhere.

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c
New York
5 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 19 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Great food! Great service

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TZ
Las Vegas
6 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 19 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Can't say enough about Osteria. If you love good, quality, well prepared food that you're not going to find at restaurants everywhere, try Osteria. It's not just about the great food, it's about the experience!

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MG
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 18 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

My husband and i’s favorite spot to go for a date!

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KF
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 5 luglio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 3

The food was amazing! Well cooked, well presented and very much enjoyed!!

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HK
New York
2 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 26 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Thoughtful and delicious as always. This place is a gem and you should tell all your friends NOW!!!!

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BR
New York
20 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 21 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Innovative cuisine. Everything was fabulous. Homemade pastas, homemade bread. Both outstanding. Sharing works well so you can try lots.

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JB
New York
14 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 14 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Our second time at this wonderful gem. Josian was our waitstaff member again and did a great job explaining the tasting menu and choices. And, the chef/owner visited our table several times throughout the evening and we had wonderful conversations about his approach and the various regions of Italy. We will be back for our next special occasion. Thanks to all for another great experience!

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LS
New York
3 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 14 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Having first visited the place just before Valentine’s Day, we were excited to test it again on our anniversary. It at least lived up to the first time and probably exceeded it. The chef has a real talent for concocting flavor combinations that really bring out the best in each dish. The bigeye tuna, Denver steak, the pasta dishes and the semifreddo (with an incredibly delicious olive oil gelato) stood out in particular. This place is our new favorite NJ restaurant!

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l
Philadelphia
34 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 8 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Always a treat to try the 5 course meal with all the unusual ingredients that make your mouth water.
This the scallop dish was fantastic. This is the quietest restaurant we have been too. Kudos to the chef.

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EB
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 5 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

This is the second time we have been to Osteria Radici and we were equally happy with our meal. A 5 course tasting menu (two choices, Seafood or land) for 84.00 per person was perfect for date night. All the food was unique and just enough imaginative to be interesting but absolutely well balanced and flavorful. We hope to return again soon. We had a reservation for 7 on a Wednesday night and were 1 of three tables, but it was quiet by the time we left. It’s very very small, and only a few tables, but the food is worth it.

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M
New York
9 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 1 giugno 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a meal as much as I did at Osteria Radici. It is a "set tasting menu" of either fish or meat but you are able to mix and match the 2 menus which is fabulous. Every dish was spectacular and I can't wait to go back.

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AL
New York
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 31 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 4servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Wonderful dinner. The food was generally excellent although I found some dishes too salty. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend the restaurant especially to those who know food.

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OT
New York
3 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 24 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Amazing food!

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AH
New England
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 18 maggio 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Small intimate restaurant. Very attentive service. The waiter was well versed as to the menu and all ingredients. There is a choice between the tasting menu or regular entrees.

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j
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 11 maggio 2019
Complessivo 3cibo 3servizio 2Atmosfera 2

A terrible odor of wet basement or old vegetables met us walking in that became less noticeable after a few minutes but started our experience badly. We stuck it out on Mother’s day. There were some good parts: crusty bread, an elegant scallop crudo with capers and honey, and a tataki seared just right. But the pasta de Gallo with lamb and steak with mushrooms were criminally over salted. When mom mentioned this, the server simply said “oh” and then ignored our requests for water while we poured our own wine. This restaurant makes a big deal of its James Beard semi finalist chef. We could imagine a really good night when this might have happened but we had no such luck and will not go back

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a
Philadelphia
11 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 27 aprile 2019
Complessivo 2cibo 3servizio 2Atmosfera 2

This was a much anticipated dining experience that fell quite short. We did the tasting menu (you can choose from meat or seafood) and we chose the meat. I'll make this brief. The place is VERY small, they run it with 2 people total....one in the kitchen and one in the front of the house. Maybe it was an off night but I just don't have anything good to say. I judge a meal by saying "what did I eat that was memorable" or I can't wait to try again (or tell someone about) and there was nothing here. In fact there were 2 courses that were just not for me. Scratching my head at the love they are given from the James Beard Foundation.

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BR
New York
20 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 27 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Almost an hour drive each way for us. Food was absolutely amazing and beautifully presented. Duck breast with Caracara orange sauce was so delicious. I flaws start to finish. If I had a wish it would be for wine glasses with stems and that they move closer to where I live. Go and enjoy, you won’t be disappointed.

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OT
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 22 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Loved the food, service and coziness of this restaurant. Each dish was beautifully prepared and delicious. Excellent service. Nice that is BYOB.

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TZ
Las Vegas
7 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 17 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Our third time here and it's been better each time. The dishes are so original, you won't find them anywhere else. I love the fact that the menu rotates weekly. You also won't find better fresher ingredients. That, along with quaintness of having only six tables really makes it a special culinary experience. Can't wait to go back!

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VG
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 13 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Finally, real Italian in NJ! I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Osteria Radici. The food was perfectly prepared and seasoned, and the service was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. Everything from the made-in-house bread with olive oil, to the crispy pork cheek, to the perfect cappuccino was like a trip back to Italy. This ranks up there with the best meals I've had. Can't wait to go back!

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JK
Philadelphia
2 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 12 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

What a gem in the sleepy town of Robbinsville. We traveled from Philadelphia to try this James Beard nominee last Friday and it didn't disappoint. We ordered a la carte but would now go back for the pre fixe. The dishes were flavorful and cooked well. And many restaurants could make note of the service here - there when you need it but not hovering. This restaurant is worthy of the hype.

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OT
New York
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 6 aprile 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Excellent!

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EA
New York
8 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 30 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Excellent food. If may cost a little more then other restaurants but you get what you pay for! Worth every penny. My wife and I enjoy quality meals and the meals were top notch. If you are afraid to pay for quality, find a nice chain to go to. We prefer locations like this with excellent quality and service. Also being a BYOB is a bonus!

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VB
Philadelphia
66 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 28 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

We had a lovely dinner at Osteria Radici! Superb food in a quiet, unassuming setting in the little town in which my grandparents once lived. What a gem, and worth of the many accolades it has received! Especially loved the Sea Trout Crudo with caper honey, the Roasted Mushrooms in nduja vinaigrette, the Pressed Pork Cheese with salsa calabrese, and the Moulard Duck with hay smoked cabbage. Will definitely return!

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DA
Philadelphia
17 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 28 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Every time we visit Osteria Radici Chef Randy succeeds in exceeding expectations. The current menu is one his best creations and proves how lucky we are to have a NY/Philly caliber restaurant in our home town.

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BL
New York
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 28 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

While I was a little bit intimidated by some of the menu items, our server was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He helped us to navigate the choices and we weren’t disappointed with any of his recommendations. We are looking forward to coming back again soon!

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J
New York
2 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Love this small gem of a restaurant!! Never disappointed 🙌🏼👌🏼😋

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F
New York
9 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 marzo 2019
Complessivo 4cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 3

Had a wonderful meal. Food and service were great! Not really much of an atmosphere. Good level of noise so that you could converse.

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r
Atlantic City
99 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 23 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 4

Both tasting menu choices were absolutely brilliant. It's not for everyone because you need to be an adventurous eater and the voices are limited, but with that note of caution I would highly recommend it to anyone. It's extraordinary to find such a gem in a small town with a handful of tables turning out such great food.

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c
Philadelphia
114 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 22 marzo 2019
Complessivo 4cibo 4servizio 4Atmosfera 4

Finally a local restaurant that is worth going to! A small, quiet, fine dining establishment in the middle of nowhere. The food was excellent, and although there is nothing fancy about the venue, there is plenty of room between tables to have a conversation. We had the chef’s tasting...served by the chef himself...and were pleasantly surprised by the quality. Now if only there was a liquor license...

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OT
New England
8 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 21 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 4Atmosfera 4

Clean flavors, ‘Simple’ food with a modern twist. Loved the food will definitely go back.

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OT
1 recensione
Visitato il giorno 21 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

It would be difficult to overstate how impressed we were with this amazing little restaurant! Everyone in our party fancies him/her self to be seasoned in fine dining, but rarely are we in full accord. This night (at long last) we speak as one!
Make no mistake, this is not my mother’s Italian food. Our five-top sampled the entire menu, which is equally divided between two five course tasting menus. Two of us had the seafood tasting (dal mare) and two ordered from the land (dalla terra). The fifth wheel had two courses from each menu. This warrants mention: there is no requirement for the entire table to order from the tasting menus nor a minimum number of courses. Flexibility is the order of the day.
Chef Randy’s food challenges each guest to reconsider the range of flavors and ingredients which commonly combine to create a dish. Indeed, there’s nothing common about this food. Consider, sea trout crudo with caper honey. For someone who once didn’t let his vegetables touch the meat, surely trout and honey would be a bridge too far. But it was amazing! That said, there are also offerings which strike a more familiar tone. The Barnegat scallops, beautifully caramelized with sunchoke and sesame provides comfort that the art of grilling scallops is not yet lost. Similarly, crispy pressed duck with broccoli rabe and salsa calabrese harkens one back to a time when duck fat, in the hands of a gifted chef, is an art form in itself.
I’ve barely touched the surface here. Did I mention that the bread is homemade? But here’s the best part: Randy Forrester is a one-man show. There is no sous chef, no pastry chef, no line cook, no dishwasher. Truly, a living, breathing “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer”!

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JM
Philadelphia
38 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 16 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Amazing! We did the full tasting menu and every dish was outstanding.

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PG
New York
12 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 15 marzo 2019
Complessivo 4cibo 5servizio 3Atmosfera 2

The food was excellent. The ambiance is fine but was ruined by the selection of music playing; Led Zeppelin and The Who. The service lacked attentiveness and the waiter neglected to introduce himself by name.

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F
New York
26 recensioni
Visitato il giorno 14 marzo 2019
Complessivo 5cibo 5servizio 5Atmosfera 5

Radici never disappoints. There are always a few new inventive dishes,
combined with favorites like the Sea Trout Crudo.
The Pressed Duck with broccoli rabe and salsa calabrese is not to be
missed. Can't wait to go back!

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