Last week, Nick took me to dinner at Osteria for my birthday. It was a little splurge-y for us considering that we don’t eat out too much these days and when we do, we never get appetizers, dessert, or more than a drink each… so it was a treat to try someplace new (to us) and indulge a bit.
I requested Osteria because I have heard amazing things about their pizza, including Marc Summers (yes, that Marc Summers) naming Osteria’s Margherita the best pizza he’s ever eaten. That’s what I ordered, and it did not disappoint (although I still can’t claim it’s the very best I’ve ever had… I’ve had some good pizza in my day, folks).
Osteria did surprise me with the best dessert I’ve ever had, though. I ordered the sweet ricotta frittelle with raspberry curd, and I’m still a little bitter that I let Nick have any. I have never met a dessert I didn’t like, but this was eye-closing, yummy-noise-making good. Frittelle are basically little deep-fried fritters that look like donut holes, but they are supremely more awesome than any Munchkin I’ve ever had. The raspberry curd was the perfect accent to the sweet ricotta, and I’m pretty sure I was scraping it up off the plate so I didn’t miss any.
not Osteria’s frittelle; image source
They sound simple, but believe me, they were pure heaven. If you’re ever in the area of Osteria, try this dessert and tell me if you like it!
What’s the best dessert you’ve ever had?