Osteria Dei Sapori, 151 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009,
Phone 9386 4243.
Triple Threat – Food, Service & Atmosphere … This Osteria, which is Italian for Inn, had me at hello, literally. On calling to secure a reservation, the phone was answered with loads of Ciaos and Buonaseras. There was also an efficient and friendly telephone conversation. The smile on my face was the first of many.
Let me just say that every member of the service industry in Perth should dine at Osteria Dei Sapori once to see how it should be done. This is old school service, with attention to detail and staff were never intrusive. The service started on the phone and concluded when we were ushered out the door with an onslaught of Ciaos. We were valued customers all evening and it felt very good.
Twice during our visit I needed to speak to a waitperson. Possibly staff were reading my mind because no sooner did I look around for someone an attentive staff member was at my side.
The décor is charming with loads of black and white photos of Italian people adorning the walls, a very welcoming atmosphere.
Oh, and the food is absolutely amazing. It is simple fare but exceptional. My Pesce in Guazzetto was savoured bite by bite. Pink snapper surrounded by clams, mussels, scallops and prawns in an excellent tomato and chilli broth. A very memorable meal.
My dining partners, which included Xena, were enthusiastic about their choices as well.
So, dessert was a revelation both in presentation and taste with the Crème Brulee and Semifreddo being the clear favourites.
It was a great experience and mangling a quote from Arnie … “We’ll be back”. And, besides there are those lunch specials that we have to try. Xena and I are always on the look out for a lunch treat at a good price.