Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester
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During my stay in Grado, the tourist board made sure I was well fed and visited some great restaurants in town like Zero Miglia and Tavernetta All’Androna. One night though, I was invited to dine at one of their hotel partners, but I must confess that I didn’t really enjoy it here. I would never have a meal in a hotel if I wasn’t staying there myself. So when I was supposed to go there again for lunch, I said I would rather have lunch someplace nice and pay for it myself.

So Christina from the tourist board went with me to one of her own favourite places: Trattoria l’Osteria and this is what that was like:

 

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy

 

 

The Travel Tester || The Experience

 

The Entree

The restaurant is located on Piazza Duca D’Aosta, which is a main road going along the historic center of Grado. There are many restaurants facing this street, so you’ll have plenty of choice!

 

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

 

The Interior

You can sit inside, but as with most restaurants in Grado, you can also choose the terrace. This is, of course, what we chose! As you can see, it was pretty quiet as my visit was a bit towards the end of the tourist season.

 

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

 

The Food

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

I started with a simple tomato & mozzarella salad. Nice and fresh!

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

For a main, I chose the gnocci as I had been eating seafood everywhere else already. This gnocci was super creamy and made with blue cheese, which gave it an amazing flavour. The portion might not look big, but boy, I almost couldn’t finish it (and I’m a BIG eater)

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

Christina ordered a seafood salad, which looked amazing as you can see

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

Desert? Of course! A super refreshing Melon Sorbet, which I can totally recommend.

Lovely Pasta Lunch at Trattoria l’Osteria in Grado, Italy || Recommended by The Travel Tester

Christina went for this profiterole with berries, which gave me food-envy even though I was already in love my with own desert :D

 

The Verdict

The Travel Tester Approved!

 

I was so happy that I chose to dine somewhere else than the hotel and this restaurant was totally worth a visit. It’s family run like most restaurant in Grado and the waitress/owner was super friendly. If I ever make it back to Grado I would definitely visit here again to have the gnocci… and perhaps try some more of their gorgeous deserts ;)

 

The Practical - The Travel Tester

Name: Trattoria l’Osteria

Address: Piazza Duca D’Aosta 16, 34073 – Grado – GO

Phone: +39 0431 80580

Websitewww.trattorialosteriagrado.com

Order: I really enjoyed my gnocci, looked simple, but tasted like heaven!

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: I was invited to Grado by TBnet and Commune di Grado as part of the #FollowGrado campaign. All opinions and photos in this article are 100% my own – and I paid for this meal myself!

 

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