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“Not quite up to the hype!”
Review of Osteria Tiresia

Osteria Tiresia
Ranked #35 of 996 Restaurants in Rimini
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 17 - USD 35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: THE DIFFERENCE Is IN OUR MENU' A place where time has stood still , preserving the aromas and flavors of the past , when the pleasure of simple and tasty dishes , combined with a good company , made ​​it a special evening . All ' Osteria Tiresias you can still find traditional dishes , made ​​according to original recipes , particularly suitable for those who want to rediscover the real taste of Romagna , the flat bread with salami, Cappelletti , up to meat , all strictly accompanied by local wines selected
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

It was recommended by the concierge at our hotel as a top restaurant, so we got him to book it for our party of five, with a table in the garden area.
We knew that it was primarily a meat-centered place, and, being Scots, we are used to enjoying good steak.
On arriving, we were surprised by the size of it, as we were shown through to the garden area, The setting was lovely with a play area for kids, which is a nice touch.
The tables filled up very quickly and it looked as if everyone had booked for 20.00 like us.
We heard the church bell adjacent to it chime on the quarter hour, which was unusual. We heard it chime a lot more that night!
Bluntly, the service was so laid-back that it verged on comatose.
The couple of old guys who were serving (who may be the owners) didn't make any real effort to get things going quickly.
We eventually got our order of crostata and gnocchi starters followed by Fiorentina steaks taken.
The crostata, when they arrived, were good, but the gnocchi weren't that great. We preferred some house red and white wine, and that didn't last until the steaks eventually arrived some considerable time later. Now I see that some reviewers have gone into raptures about the meat served here, and I can only say that it was just okay! It certainly wasn't the tastiest that I've every had by any stretch. The grilled vegetables that came with it were disappointing and some were tougher than the steaks!
By now, that bloody bell had almost worn itself out, and we had been there close to three hours by the time we paid the, not inconsiderable, bill of around €200.
All in all, we were rather disappointed with our dining experience and kind of felt that the place and its owners were just going through the motions rather than trying to ensure that diners had a good time.

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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

It's mostly a restaurant for meat lovers, but also the pasta is wonderful and (be careful) VERY big portions!
We were there for dinner and we took a portion of pasta for each of us. For second, we ordered pork costata.
Everything was excellent, but it was too much for us, so if you are not or very hungry or a person who is eating a lot, it's better if you take a portion of each course and you divide between you.

Thank yafeEvian
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Alot has been done to restore this restaurant and keep it in the old style - they have succeeded! We liked it so much the first night that we went for seconds on the next evening!!! The second time we chose to have a 900gm T-bone steak, rare.....and yes, that is too much for one person but they sliced it before serving and the 4 of us ate it! The waitress suggested this and the meal was served with salad and potatoes "family style" - as was the steak which was then presented to us on a serving dish placed in the middle of the table decorated by flowering rosemary. If you are in Rimini - this is a must go!!

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Reviewed 23 January 2015

Dine with the locals in Rimini. I wanted a non-tourist atmosphere and I was pointed in the perfect direction. You will need reservations ahead of time. We were a party of five and the only Americans amongst the 60 or so tables. Fabulous atmosphere. There was not an empty seat in the house once 9:00 came around. The service was great and the wine and champagne delicious. We ordered both the t-bone and filet to serve five. To our amazement the t-bone was our favorite and one of the best steaks any of us food-lovers have had. This is truly saying a lot. That steak was the best meat we have had on our seven day Italy trip thus far. The gnocchi was amazing as well, as was the assortment of meats and vegetables that we shared. I highly recommend the same menu. Dress like the Italians, eat late and have the steak and gnocchi and this will be the best evening in Rimini. You might also consider arriving early and walking the historical area between the bridge (ponte de tiberio, a 2000 year old bridge that you can walk over) and the arch (arco d'Agusta, the oldest arch in Italy) as well. I would start at the bridge and stay on Corso d'Agusto street the entire way. Once you walk under the arch, the restaurant is a 5 minute walk on the right side of the street.

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Thank Jennifer B
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MarcelloRimini, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Osteria Tiresia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2015
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Gentilissima Jennifer la ringraziamo molto per il suo apprezzamento ed entusiasmo! E' un piacere poter essere così apprezzati da clienti Americani che certamente hanno alte aspettative sul cibo italiano. Torni a trovarci ancora se le capita di passare per Rimini!

Dear Jennifer thank you very much for your appreciation and enthusiasm ! It ' a pleasure to be so popular with customers that Americans certainly have high expectations on Italian food . Come back to visit us again if you happen to go to Rimini !

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Reviewed 13 December 2014

After a very busy day, we had a delicious dinner with pasta and meat dishes and fine red wine at e very nice Italian tratoria in Rimini. Good prices and very good service !!!

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Thank Petros T
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