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Most authentic Italian food
5 Lane 260, Guang Fu South Road
Near Zhong Xiao East Road, Da Wan Gong
106 Taipei, Taiwan
Da'an District (Ta-an)
tel: +886 2 2778 1536
Lunch 11:45am to 2:30pm, dinner 6pm to 10:30pm
Italian can mean two things when it comes to food: the heavy pastas covered in heavy sauces popularized in North American-style Italian restaurants and the much subtle, sophisticated food you'd actually find in a trattoria in Italy. Osteria Rialto is the later. The chef, born and raised in Verona, cooks a good-sized menu featuring favorites like black pepper mackerel with olive and lemon sauce, carrot ravioli stuffed with asparagus, and lobster spaghetti. The restaurant also serves about a dozen varieties of pizzas.
The cozy restaurant is appointed in an almost Mediterranean style and is more comforting than fancy.