So the reasons why I like this place a lot are because the food is delicious, the waitstaff is very nice and laidback, and you never wait more than 20 minutes even at the height of dinner on a Saturday night. They have the most delicious gorgonzola sauce I've ever tasted, and their house wines, both red and white, are fabulous and SO cheap at 5.50 each. It would be perfect if the service weren't so fast! Yeah, that's right I said it. We Americans usually expect and demand fast service. But for me, going out to eat IS the evening's entertainment. I enjoy the experience as well as the food. There have been times when we've been in and out of Osteria within 30 minutes. It's just too fast. I would rather have to order another glass of wine and wait expectantly for my entree once the salad has been cleared away. Sometimes it makes me feel like they are shuffling us out on purpose just to turn the tables over. I try to ignore them as I dive headfirst into my plate of delicious pasta gorgonzola. :-)
Pros: Food, wine, waitstaff, lovely patio, right in heart of Vi-Hi.
Cons: Service is too fast! Absolutely no lingering over dinner.