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Osteria Oggi

Italian food, inspired by tradition with a modern take and only the freshest possible produce.
By Orlaith Costello
August 31, 2023
By Orlaith Costello
August 31, 2023

'Oggi' means 'today' in Italian, and that pretty much sums up the philosophy of Osteria Oggi. This pasta joint makes fresh pasta daily, offers all-day dining and promises a modern take on Italian classics that match today's tastes.

Osteria Oggi is located in the heart of Adelaide's CBD. It is an homage to Italy with its cobblestone floor, arches, intimate booths and mezzanine-level kitchen. You'd think you're in a piazza in Naples. To keep in with the Italian dining theme, there is a long communal table for guests to dine at in addition to the more intimate booths and smaller tables. Peer into the kitchen and you may even see pasta drying on racks over the heads of the chefs. Osteria Oggi also caters for small private events in the private dining room in the cellar, where up to ten guests can wine and dine at a round marble table surrounded by cellared wines.

If you're thirsty, there are stunning vermouths, Italian wines and classic cocktails making the rounds on the drinks menu. For dining, there are oodles of Italian delights on the menu, from Sicilian green olives to house-made pickles, beef carpaccio and kingfish crudo, salt-baked celeriac and more.

For something more substantial, the freshly made pasta dishes could be your port of call. Choose between Moreton Bay Bug linguine, squid ink fiori and the classic spaghetti al carbonara, among many others. Finish your meal with a classic gelato or sorbet — check with staff for the daily specials — or pannacotta or tiramisu affogato. If you can't choose between the scrumptious menu items, you can leave it up to the cheese with the Casa four-course and Villa five-course tasting menus.

The chefs can even cater for vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free and halal (excluding meat) diners. Osteria Oggi is open daily from 11.30am till late every day of the week.

Images: Jack Fenby

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