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Downtown Upscale Italian at Osteria Pronto

05.14.2015 by: Beth Stockwell Vanderkolk
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With the arrival of the beautiful new JW Marriott Hotel on Congress comes a slew of new restaurants, and we're happy to introduce you to one of them, Osteria Pronto. Osteria Pronto is a gorgeous new Italian restaurant that features salads, pizzas, handmade pastas, delicious meat and seafood dishes, and creamy gelato! When the weather is nice, enjoy their beautiful, covered outdoor seating! It's the perfect spot for happy hour or a meal with friends, or simply just a cocktail or glass of wine!


Beautiful tiled entrance inside of the JW Marriott hotel (photo via Osteria Pronto)

Chef Gilberto Ramirez, hails from the Dominican Republic, where he was inspired by his mother and his father, who raised goats, chickens, and pigs, and owned land where they grew their own produce, such as yucca, plantains, and peppers. His parents shared his passsion for cooking, as well.


Pasta is handmade in house (photo via Osteria Pronto)

During our most recent visit, we tried the Fritto Misto appetizer, a pizza and Sea Bass to share, as well as gelato to round out our meal. Dining on the patio at night made for great people watching and a breezy experience. The Fritto Misto came out perfectly fried and hot to the touch- super fresh and delicious! We saw another table enjoy an order of the Bruschetta Trio and we can't wait to try that next time! The Pizza Al Funghi had a crispy crust and deliciously melted cheese. The fresh arugula salad and truffle vinaigrette that tops the pizza really takes this dish to the next level. The Sea Bass pictured below is a half order- when my friend and I decided to split the dish, the restaurant plated it beautifully in 2 separate bowls. The Sea Bass arrived atop creamy polenta, rock shrimp, pancetta, and rapini. The fish was delicate and this was truly a stand-out dish. There's a wide array of delicious desserts, as well as a great coffee menu to round out your meal. 


Fritto Misto appetizer (photo via Osteria Pronto)


Pizza Al Funghi 


Sea Bass

 


Gelato (photo via Osteria Pronto)

Osteria Pronto official website

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