About Osteria Tulia
Naples, FL 34102
Osteria Tulia transports diners to Naples, Florida's first osteria, serving exquisitely prepared Italian peasant cuisine in the ambiance of a lovingly restored Italian farmhouse. Osteria Tulia is the vision of Sicilian-born Chef/Partner Vincenzo Betulia, a long-time Old Naples chef whose flavorful dishes have earned top culinary accolades and a passionate international following.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Dinner Nightly: 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Corner of 5th Ave S and 4th St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Osteria Tulia Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was a great fine. We were five people an all loved our food. The service was impeccable. We had two ladies that were very knowledgeable not only with the food selection but with the wines for our dinners.
We order three appetites. Polenta (my favorite) octopus, an artichokes.
Three of us had the pork oso buco, an one of them was altered for gluten free. The other dinners where fish an an pasta dish.
After dinner stuffed but we managed to order two deserts. The tiramisu was good but but the fried apples was scrumptious! I highly recommend it!!!!
All in all I would go back an would recommend it.
We did early dinner; 5:15.
Friendly, attentive service right from the start. Our sever Amy was spot on with the timing of our drinks and food and w/her knowledge of the menu. We totally enjoyed the food. First time here, will definitely return and recommend to our friends. One misunderstanding with the bus person not packing our leftover wood fire roasted mushroom appetizer as asked to do was immediately corrected by Amy having a fresh order to go prepared for us. The Mgr personally brought it to us w/ an apology for the mix up. (The only reason for a 4/5 for ambiance is because we thought the chairs were a bit uncomfortable. ) Otherwise a very nice setting.
Was better when we visited here last year
The special pasta dish was very salty.
My wife's osso bucco did not taste fresh and she paid the price the next morning
My belief is that restaurants are trying to save money by keeping produce that is beyond it's "self life"
Every year when we get to Naples, we look forward to the unusual but outstanding entree preparations offered at Osteria Tulia. We usually are amazed by the wonderful flavors of our selections. This year we were somewhat disappointed. Roasted chicken was good but not much different that other restaurants on 5th. The Bucatini Cacio Pepe was good but the portion was rather small for a meatless pasta entree; Osso Buco was tasty as was the salmon; the Cesar salad was just awful. The waitress was perhaps a little too attentive making us feel rushed. We will no doubt try Osteria Tulia again but after having dined at both The French and Osteria Tulia, The French was by far the better dining experience
Excellent, excellent service! Menu was unique- not the ordinary fare but still something for everyone. Loved the fact that you could order 1/2 portion of pasta dishes! Food was delicious, fresh, very flavorful. Atmosphere is cozy, somewhat casual. We were expecting it to be more elegant inside. Nothing negative - just not what we expected.
Two couples and we sat outside - excellent food, ambiance and waitress. We decided to share a different mix of food and ordered multiple small plates and appetizers and two entrees. Waitress was very helpful in selections - of special note - meatballs, warm ricotta and short rib tortelloni!
Service was excellent-food was very good, except for their Arancini (rice balls). They were very dry & 2 pieces for $14'is a little too much. Otherwise, my Garganelli with lamb ragu was excellent & the Tortelloni with short rib filling, foie gras emulsion & Marsala was also wonderful.
Waited years of visits back home (Naples, FL) and special occasions for fab dining, to get a reservation which must be done (during season) at a time that isn't 5pm or 8:45pm so we were excited to finally experience Osteria Tulia this week and learn more about authentic Sicilian cuisine. The noise inside was deafeningly loud so we sat outside even though a little chilly at night. Our server was excellent; all service was very good/attentive. Both of us had a challenge finding something we wanted to eat --- we are not into rabbit, lamb, veal nor some of the other proteins but I had the Branzino grilled entree -- Branzino was perfectly grilled but tasteless -- no sauce? The veggies that came with it were very good. Had Meatball appetizer and while we weren't too excited given that it sounded like they would be sweet since raisins are an ingredient. OK these meatballs, sauce were outstanding and the best thing we ate. My husband filled up on the bread and caponata spread and excellent olive oil. Dessert was nothing special. Pricey and over-rated/hyped. Wouldn't go again; not special enough for the price point; good to try it once.
Have been here twice in the last six months and liked it.This trip the food was not up to their past standards. Service was ok but slow. As was the case on the two previous visits the wine list was over priced. With excellent food this is acceptable ,but with the quality of food on this visit the wine prices were excessive.With so many other Italian restaurants in the Naples area I may not return here.
One of our favorite Naples restaurants, but we do wish that (aside from the nightly specials) they'd vary the menu a bit. Too often we fall back on the same dishes. ThT said, the dishes show imagination in dealing with what could otherwise just be Italian staples.
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