About Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction
Brick oven pizza, traditional Northern Italian pastas, an antipasto bar featuring Italian formaggi and salumi, as well as house specialties, are served in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch Buffet 10am-2:30pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction Ratings and Reviews
First visit to this location. Ordered th ...
First visit to this location. Ordered the butternut squash ravioli and it arrived coated in cheese. Can't do dairy and soon realized Menu is pretty limited. Settled on mussels for my entree. Katie our server was terrific and patient as I tried to find something that appealed. Hubby had the lasagna and it was good. Will return when I'm in the mood for chicken piccata. No non-dairy desserts open restaurant so there is potential for noise but with empty tables on a Thursday night it was quiet.
Great overall restaurant. I am Italian a ...
Great overall restaurant. I am Italian and very picky when it comes to eating Italian out and is the food spectacular is this as good as home cooking no? But it is very good and very reasonably priced with great portion sizes and ambience.
The atmosphere is rustic and casual and ...
The atmosphere is rustic and casual and one of the least noisy restaurants we have dined in in quite some time, in spite of the fairly brisk patronage, which was a very pleasant surprise. My wife and I both had parmigiana dishes. We agreed that the preparation of both the meats and pasta were heavy on cheese and a bit too light on the tomato-based sauces. Our overall experience was, nevertheless, favorable and we will return to try other dishes.
Osteria was a great find. Menu selectio ...
Osteria was a great find. Menu selections were excellent. Service and advice was impeccable. Ambiance to the hilt. I felt completely unhurried and was attended to by everyone promptly and with concern for providing a great dining experience.
Mothers Day Brunch 2016
Took my daughter for brunch and was amazed at the amount of food!! Too much really but everything was really good. I love the OC but never did brunch there. My only disappointment was the brunch for Mothers Day was 24.95 per person instead of what I saw online which was 16.95. We did not eat our moneys worth and felt like I spent too much for the breakfast we got.
We had a big group - 11 people. It was one of the best dining experiences I've had - great food, good value, pleasant atmosphere and outstanding service. Every one of us ordered something different and each remarked how delicious the food was. Overall great experience from someone who rarely takes the time to write reviews.
My wife and I have eaten in the Osteria Cicchetti in the Forum shopping center. With Monkey Junction being closer to where we live we wanted to try the new one. I am happy to report it lived up to high standards. The food and service were excellent. My only complaint is that the restaurant is loud but the food more than makes up for it.
The pizza at Osteria is very creative, compared to big chain pizza fare. It is one of three choices on their menu that I think are worthy of their good reviews (Lasagna and Veal Picatta being the other two). With many of their pasta dishes they are a whole lot of inexpensive pasta and little of merit, including their siganature Spaghetti dish.
Waiter was very helpful and not rushed in service, just about right balance.
We have been to the OC several times. Al ...
We have been to the OC several times. Always have had a wonderful experience. Service and food are always great. This time Dan was our server. He did a great job and was very helpful with the wine list. Food was outstanding and the whole nite was a celebration of our 47th anniversary. Thank you. Please tell Ash we said "Hi".. We are Matt Apel's parents.
Disappointed in brunch
Our family dined here for Easter Brunch. We were quite disappointed in the quality of the food and the complete lack of any vegetable on the buffet except for a tasteless ceasar salad. Everything else was meat and carbs. Someone doesn't like their veggies there. Too bad, because it was a nice looking place and we had high hopes.
I went to O.C. With a group of six. We had reservations, which was good because they were busy. The service was good except my wife was sitting with an empty glass a couple of times. I got the Margherita pizza and it was very good. Everyone seemed happy with the food.
The birthday girl sent her salad to be b ...
The birthday girl sent her salad to be boxed up and it never came back. One pasta didn't come with the chicken or ricotta he asked for. We got a chicken marsala instead of the mushroom ravioli add the chicken we ordered. All of the food was still good. It was strange our waitress took our money and credit cards charged gratuity and sent someone else back with the credit slips. She never came back to say goodbye, thank you, bring bagsfor leftover, etc. And one guest had to grab our cake box from the other side of the restaurant to put our cake back in.
Tasty economical dinner
Delicious Italian salad & bread, followed by Tuesday night half-priced flatbread pizza, & sangria. We had the mushroom pizza & chicken pesto, each can feed two people therefore we had enough for another meal. The only downside here is you don't see the servers often so it is hard to get anything between being served; the way the restaurant is setup contributes to this problem.
Not our normal positive OC experience
We have eaten hear many times before and had aNd had a great experience but our brunch experience on Valentine's was different. Many times food was out on the buffet and it took a while to get them refilled - we also have a child with food allergies and in the past they have been amazing with getting him lots of food options but this visit they were very limited in what they would do to help/accommodate him - not what we have come to expect from the OC
I received a gift card for this restaura ...
I received a gift card for this restaurant, which I would have been asking to see the manager because it was not worth the money if I would have to pay for this. The buffet was overpriced and not much food on it. The line almost went out the door which made a long wait time. No notes to telling you what was under the lids and only a few things to pick from. You need to order your eggs after you went through the line, so my the time I got them the other food was cold and even the eggs were cold by the time they were served.
A little disappointed, given the local recommendations. We were put in a smaller room (our party had 4) surrounded by tables of 10-12 persons. Noise level was close to intolerable. Did not think there was anything about the meals that was anything above average. Server was pleasant but seemed pressed to get us in and out. Will likely give it a second chance but don't really expect much difference. Our experience was not too dissimilar to some other written about OC Monkey Junction.
You can stop looking for a restaurant. Just Go!
First time dinning here. Celebrating 35th Anniversary and did we celebrate! Excellent food! Started with steamed clams..finest I've ever had. Whenever I try a new Italian restaurant, I always try the Lasagne. This lasagne was so unique and delicious....not your ordinary slap on some red sauce. Wife had spaghetti .....oh, yeah...and plan on another meal at home. Chianti, of course and it was really good. Desert,Yes! Knew it would be good. Split one and ordered one to take home. Well, needed something with the spaghetti dinner at home, right? Jump in with both feet!
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