In "La Civetta" we offer genuine food from Emilia Romagna, a northern Italian region, using the best and freshest ingredients. We shop from locally ... More
Osteria La Civetta
In "La Civetta" we offer genuine food from Emilia Romagna, a northern Italian region, using the best and freshest ingredients. We shop from locally available seasonal products. Each dish is individually prepared. Portions are generous yet not exaaggeratedly large. Our emphasis is on quality. Many regions of Italy are represented on the wine list. We also offer a variety of grappas and limoncellos.
Tried this place for the first time last night, it is amazing how good the food tastes! The flavors are intense and the meals were wonderful, the portions are not big but awesome taste. We love the North end and the food was better than any resturaunt I have been to up there. A great building also, the funny thing is that it used to be my car insurance agency! What a transformation, very authentic.
This place is the most authentically Italian restaurant you will find around! We first went about a year ago. It was dark and the waitress was not friendly at all... she acted if she were doing us a favor by acknowledging a simple request... Anywho, the food is outstanding. Since then, they've lightened it up in there and hired much more friendly staff. Our waiter last time was a sweetheart.
Eff the haters. This place is wonderful. The interior is very charming, reminiscent of a small European joint. The food is delicious, authentic to a T. The staff is kind, and more than willing to help explain the menu and make recommendations. The food is delicious, and oh, did I mention that it's easily the most delicious food you'll find in Falmouth? Yes, the portions are smaller than at The Olive Garden, but godd*mn it you b*tchy gluttons: IT'S NOT THE OLIVE GARDEN!
The place has a nice European feel to it HOWEVER service to me ranks right up there with good food, and the service I had the last two times I went there was way below average.
The menu really needs to have it explained to most, and our waitress was not helpful . Thing goofy low end waitress at high priced place.Not a good pairing.
Had to ask for water, and the bottle was brought to the table and lukewarm. Told her we needed ice, as the water was not cold and she brings me a glass with ice, and not for my guest, so had to tell her to please bring a glass for her as well. There were not many in the restuarant but there were three wait staff, so they each had a table at most to do, and our waitress basically didn't want to be there, as she would plop the food on the table and leave. Had to ask her for pepper, and instead of grinding the pepper mill over my salad she puts it on the table. She definitely had not been taught how to serve as her armpit was always coming across my face. So service is the PITS ! Not once did she ask to refil our water glass or refill the coffee which I had to have reheated as it was cold!
Very disappointed in the meals.
Salad was $10 and not up to par for that price, and the pasta dishes (19 and up) tasted like they had been sitting around forever and were like mush!
Desserts were OK but limited.($7 and up)
$100 for two without drinks (they only have a beer and wine license)is about what it is going to cost you, as everything is a la carte . If you want a salad before diner make sure you tell the waitress as they will give you it after your entree.
Place is dark as well, need more lighting wither on the table or walls.
Give it a try as you may get good service or good food or hey maybe both if you are lucky.
Me, I think I am done going there unless I hear better things about it all around.I can waste a hundred somewhere else and enjoy it far more!
Unlike the previous review, my experience at La Cievetta was amazing.
Nothing like a dish with freshly made pasta paired with a nice glass of wine.
If you are looking for a true Italian experience, this is the place to go. The owners came to my table to make sure that everything was made to my liking; service was outstanding, rivaling that of well known restaurants in Boston's Back Bay, while still keeping a cozy family atmosphere.
The food quality was exquisite; everything was very fresh; it was obvious that all the ingredients had been hand selected by the chef and owners.
The meal was not complete until I had a nice glass of Grappa with desert.
The only draw back … the restaurant closes for part of the winter season; it should be open all the time.