Losteria Southampton

4.3
355 reviews
£25 and under
Pizzeria
Once the doors open at L’Osteria, you’ll feel like you’re in a typical Italian osteria, where people get together to eat really well and enjoy the company of families, friends, couples, old and young. It is a lively atmosphere, and the delicious smell of authentic Italian cuisine lingers in the air. This is an open, welcoming place, where everyone can be themselves and feel at home. L’Osteria is famous for the best, best pizza and pasta d’amore. The sizeable pizza is larger than the plate. It is frequently ordered by two persons with different toppings on each half. And wait until you see the pasta! Additionally, we offer many other timeless classics of Italian cuisine, such as antipasti, salads, delicious dolci and a weekly menu featuring the season’s freshest ingredients and special pasta creations. By the way, Since 2015, our maccheroni, strozzapreti and tortelloni have been made in our own pasta factory in Nuremberg.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 355 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice even though it was busy - the service we received was very quick and professional

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RobinM
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always good food excellent service. A lovely place to.eat

Losteria Southampton
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Robin, Wow! We thank you for your 5* rating and such kind feedback. We are happy to hear that you are continuing to enjoy the L’Osteria experience, and we look forward to many more pleasant experiences on your future visits. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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HeatherB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all round, fabulous food, great atmosphere and staff friendly and timely- could not fault it.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hello Heather, Wow! We appreciate your 5* rating and such kind feedback. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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vipClaireC
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleased I booked as there are a LOT of walk-ins which constantly leave a queue of people by the front door so if you’re table is there it’s not so great, however……service was good and timely. Watching the kitchen staff work their arses off and smile doing it is refreshing and the delivery of great food is expected as it’s a professional set up and everyone clearly knows what they’re doing. Recommend this central Southampton restaurant for pre or post shopping or cinema, just book on Top Table first!

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hello Claire, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambience, and service on your recent visit. Indeed, we can get busy, and we do recommend booking in advance. You can book a table via OpenTable or simply call our restaurant to arrange a booking. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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AlisonD
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pizzas very tasty and we,also had mushroom risotto which was good.
Friday night busy and good atmosphere really enjoyed our time there

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hello Alison, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious pizza e pasta. Indeed, our Risotto e Funghi is one of our favourites too. We hope that you continue to enjoy the food, ambience, and service on your future visits to come. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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BillyL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food at sensible prices. Felt like being abroad!
Friendly staff and quick service.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 11 January 2022

Hello Billy, We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience and that our restaurant made you feel like you were aboard. We hope that your future visit to come will be just as pleasant and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very nice staff, definetely will come back again

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Sophie
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food! Service was a little slow initially but they were very busy so it is understandable. Overall great place to eat if you’re looking for tasty food and a lively atmosphere!

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LeanneF
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely Waitress. Bar staff wasn't as friendly. Food was amazing!

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 20 December 2021

Hello Leanne, We thank you for your 5* rating and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you found our food amazing and your waitress to be lovely. We appreciate your comments and will pass your review to our management team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere, my kids love to watch them make the pizzas.

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CoHa
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was very tasty but the service was terrible. I was kept waiting at the bar for 20 minutes after my reservation had begun.
Once finally seated, we were kept waiting to order for ages. No one asked us how are food was or if we wanted to order more drinks.
We asked for a dessert menu and again were left waiting for half an hour before they came to take our order. After clearing the dishes, it took us another half an hour and many attempts to flag the waitress down for the bill.
Our waitress was not friendly at all and didn’t smile or greet us once. It appeared that our presence was just an inconvenience to her.
Then when we asked to split the bill she tried to round up both of our shares to include a tip which was not deserved at all.

On top of all that, the restaurant was so noisy with other tables and the loud music that we could barely hear each other even though we were sat next to each other on the same side of the table.

I would think twice about visiting again which is a shame as the interior is lovely and the food is good.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 16 December 2021

Hello, We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations on your recent visit, and we thank you for taking the time to explain your visit in such detail. We will pass your feedback to our management team who will investigate this matter further. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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JoyceF
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant, specially for pizza and pasta! Delicious desserts!

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hello Joyce, We thank you for your 5* rating and such kind words. We are delighted to hear that L’Osteria is your favourite restaurant and that you are continuing to enjoy our delicious pizza, pasta, and desserts. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SophieS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Waited nearly a hour for someone to come and take our order and get drinks, then the food took ages to come out. Ordered a second round of drinks which we never recieved either.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hello Sophie, We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations on your recent visit. We will pass your feedback to our management team who will look into this matter further. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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LindaS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good !

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hello Linda, We thank you for your 4* rating and kind comment. We hope that you continue to enjoy the L’Osteria experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, big portions, excellent service. My only negative comment is that the music was too loud and it was very busy so struggled to hear what was being said.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hello, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We will pass your feedback to our management team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Fayem
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere, the only thing that let it down was I had to ask 3 times for water when people who arrived later than us were receiving theirs.

Normally service is spot on here so will be back& food never disappoints!

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hello Fayem, We appreciate your 4* rating and feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations entirely but are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We will pass your feedback to our management team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SCBR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

One of the pasta was no taste and one of the pasta was too salty. But I tasted the pizza before, the pizza was nice, this time I didn't try it.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 14 December 2021

Hello Joyce, We thank you for your 5* rating and such kind words. We are delighted to hear that L’Osteria is your favourite restaurant and that you are continuing to enjoy our delicious pizza, pasta, and desserts. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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DaveC
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Burnt cheese all around the pizza, rather cold service and had to look for the waitress not only for the drinks we ordered but to pay as well ! It great all round really.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 7 December 2021

Hi Dave, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and a 3* rating. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations this time around. We have passed your feedback to our management team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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DannyMC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was lovely as were table staff, only downer was the restaurant manager at the door who was incredibly rude when we arrived 3 mins after our table booking

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 7 December 2021

Hello Danny, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and found the service to be good. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Great food and drink. Atmosphere was lovely.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 7 December 2021

Hello Susan, We thank you for your 5* rating and kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambience and found the service to be fantastic. We hope that all your future visits are just as pleasant. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Gavin
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, great food, nice vibe, friendly attentive staff.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 1 December 2021

Hello Gavin, We appreciate your 5* rating and kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambience, and service. We hope that you continue to enjoy the overall experience on your future visits to come. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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TimW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great value food and attentive staff. A small thing was the background music was too loud to the point that the waitress apologised that we might not be able to hear her as she sat us down!

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 29 November 2021

Hello Tim, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your 4* rating and comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and found the service attentive. We have passed your comments to our management team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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AndyB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink, great atmosphere and good service.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello Andy, We thank you for such kind feedback and your 5* rating. We hope that your future visits to come are just as pleasant as we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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JulesH
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out for my sons birthday. Staff were friendly and helpful and the place including the toilets was clean and tidy . Great night out .

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello Jules, We are delighted to hear that you and your loved ones had a pleasant experience whilst celebrating your son’s birthday. We hope that we get to celebrate many more milestones with you and your loved ones, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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JulieF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Would recommend to anyone great value lovely food great staff

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 18 November 2021

Hi Julie, We thank you for your 5* rating and such kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service, and we hope that your future visits to come are just as pleasant. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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ChrisO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had to wait over 40 minutes just for 3 main courses. Waitress made an apology but no recognition of our excessive delay. Food was average at best & whilst the massive pizzas are a great gimmick they have gone cold by the time you are half way through.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hello Chris, We thank you for taking the time to explain your visit in such detail. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations this time around. We will pass your comments to our management team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food like always outstanding, service as well, always saying it’s the best pizza in town, 1 thing which is for me not acceptable was when 1 staff male person(with glasses) who was behind counter in the kitchen area start cleaning lampshades right above food preparation area and plates which for me was not acceptable. Waitress drew his attention but he was continued his job. I was quite dissatisfied, this kind of job shouldn’t be done when food in prepared.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hi, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We appreciate your comments and will pass your feedback to our management team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Louiiuu
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, and great price for what we had

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hello, We thank you for your kind comments and 5* rating, we hope that you continue to enjoy the L’Osteria experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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MattS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Service was fantastic

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hello Matt, We thank you for such kind words and your 5* rating. We hope that you continue to enjoy the food, ambience, and service on your future visits to come. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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MaryamW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always! Really recommend the Carbonara. The servers are attentive and friendly and the ambience is warm and energetic.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hello Maryam, We are delighted to hear that you are continuing to enjoy the food, ambience and service whilst dining at L’Osteria. We appreciate your 5* rating and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SallyO
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Mix up on the booking so my friend was sat somewhere else in the restaurant from where they seated me. Food great though and service good

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NickiW
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as ever. More special this time as it was my birthday. They came out with candles in my dessert & lowered the music & played happy birthday. Also got my dessert for free. Wasn’t expecting it at all. Thanks l’osteria!!!

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AlexandraM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal for sons birthday with his friends. Great service, which allowed husband and I to relax while they dealt with the 11 and 12 year olds.
Food was lovely.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 9 November 2021

Hi Alexandra, We are delighted to hear that you and your son had a pleasant experience whilst celebrating his birthday with his friends and that we could satisfy your needs and meet your expectations. We hope that you continue to choose L’Osteria for celebrations with your loved ones. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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KirstyP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening out good food and service not rushed.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi, We are happy to hear that you had a great evening whilst dining at L’Osteria and we hope that you continue to enjoy the food, ambience, and service on your future visit to come. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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LydsK
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food amazing as always just slow service and not very attentive. However, managers are always helpful.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hello, We thank you for your kind words and 4* rating. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us establish further areas of improvement. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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NicoleB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant was a very busy saturday night so it was very loud and cramped. However staff were very attentive and the food was very good. Could have been a better selection of long cocktails. Would return again.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi Nicole, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your 4* rating. We are happy to hear that you found the food to be very good and the service attentive. We appreciate your feedback and will pass your comments to our management team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In my opinion they serve the best pizzas in Southampton. The staff are attentive but not pushy. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Thank you.

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Cazza
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The service was very poor, so slow, we waited forever for drinks and ended up eating very late. I did ask for a table without bright lights, so the location of our table may be my fault but the restaurant is enormous and we were put upstairs right out of the way in a back corner (with other people too I might add) and there were much nicer tables available, without bright lights with more ambience. I wonder if our location was partly the reason for the slow service, in any case it was totally unsatisfactory. Food nothing remarkable, garlic bread was lacking in garlic and very dry, lasagne was reasonable, not much meat and possibly a bit over cooked.

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi Nicole, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your 4* rating. We are happy to hear that you found the food to be very good and the service attentive. We appreciate your feedback and will pass your comments you our management team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SotonDiner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Atrocious service on our visit. We sat down and ordered drinks at 1:25. It took around 20 minutes for our server to return and take our food order, WITHOUT drinks arriving.

By 2:00 our starters had arrived BUT NO DRINKS. We had to ask our server and a second where our drinks were, and our original server had to clarify which drinks we ordered twice.

We were sat in front of the bar too so we could see them making everyone else’s drinks but not ours. They eventually arrived after about 45 minutes after our order.

By 2:30 our empty plates from the starters were still on the table whilst the waiting staff sat around and talked to each other. Our server vanished and a new server came in around 2:45 to clear the table and say our mains would arrive shortly. They eventually arrived after about 90 minutes of first ordering.

Can’t complain about the food. It was tasty. But the service was unacceptable.

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JoyceF
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really recommend this restaurant! It’s my fav one!

Losteria Southampton
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hello Joyce, We thank you for your 5* rating and recommendation. We are delighted to hear that we are one of your favourite places to dine and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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FAQs

Losteria Southampton does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Losteria Southampton is rated 4.3 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.