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Osteria de Mesa

205 Glen Osmond Road,
Frewville SA 5063
Tel : +61 8 8379 5004
License: Licensed & BYO (Wine Only)
Price Range: $$$$
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Tapas comes to play with traditional Italian dishes at Mesa Osteria, one of Frewville’s cooler restaurant hangouts. Inside this expansive eatery, Italy meets Spain, with casual trattoria style dining adjoining a jamon bar. Enjoy the best of both perhaps with a sangria and snack of boquerones (white anchovy on pan tostado) in the bar, and then visit the dining room for a satisfying fill of fresh-made pasta or veal.

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Ten minutes from the CBD.

Another “Ventura” of one of Adelaide’s known Italian hospitality groups - think Fasta Pasta, Mesa Lunga, Ruby Red Flamingo, British India, and Singapore House – Osteria de Mesa attracts families out for a feed - to media, food, and wine types out to suss and be seen. The décor swings between charm and kitsch. Proud family portraits are hung on a wall, in contrast to imposter pork portions strung along the bar. Rich coloured wine barrels plastered with robust Mediterranean types wallowing in food, dance and song entertain in the alfresco area. It’s an apt setting for basking in some “Barcelona Shine” – Osteria’s rum punch with Frangelico, orange and passionfruit.

For more cocktails, sangria, sherry and wine, head to the afore-mentioned jamon bar. It is a charismatic, Spanish flavoured space with said decorative hams and tapas aplenty. Alternately, be seated in the restaurant for meals of meat, pasta, seafood and pizza along with sharing plates if it pleases. Crumbed veal stuffed with mortadella and provolone, grilled spatchcock with rosemary and lemon, Atlantic salmon with pesto, French beans and tomato, and the popular duck leg ragu see many return. The crema cotta al café – coffee crème caramel – will thank you for coming again.

Roz Taylor
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The menu has options for all nationalities. The quality, service, price and atmosphere is amazing. Five stars!review  21/06/2011

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We have been dining at Osteria since it opened in 2009. Just recently we have taken many large groups of friends and business acquiantances who loved the place and have continued to return. The food had been superb from tapas to entrees, main meals and desserts. The atmosphere is so unique. You could be somewhere in the middle of Europe. Love the quirky inside and outdoor mediterranean decor. It is a great meeting place with many Adelaide notables popping in and out for meals and drinks. Maria co-owner is always such a delight and goes out of her way to assist you even when the place is packed inside and out. Great relaxing meeting place with good ambiance and friendly atmosphere. Ann & Bruno Grenci Kidman Park SAreview  25/06/2010

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Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 100-300
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Families with children
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