Osteria Posillipo: "A long time but worth it." Top 5 Page for this destination Broadstairs Restaurant Tip by planxty
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I was going to say that it had taken me 17 years to get a table here, and that may well be true. I am not sure how long Posiillipo has been in Broadstairs so I can't say with certainty but I know I have played Folk Week for 17 years and never managed to get a table. What I do know is that during that week you won't have a chance of getting a table here and for various reasons, whenever I have been in the town outside high season, I have never been able to visit. On a recent "shoulder season" visit to the town, I was lucky enough to go with some friends and finally achieved my ambition. That the internationally acclaimed chef Antonio Carluccio raves about this place and calls it proper Italian cuisine was more than enough for me.
After such a period, and hearing such glowing reports from locals (always the best indicator), I was expecting something pretty special and I certainly was not disappointed. The interior is not flash and is more redolent of a proper Italian tratttoria. the fairly young waiting staff are friendly to a fault and ready to help at a moments notice. Admittedly, the table was fairly cramped (I am 6'5") but that only seemed to add to the whole local Italian family restaurant feel.
The bread with a carafe of the excellent house wine was more than enough, none of us was overly hungry. My friend had raved about the seafood linguine. I did have a forkful or two of it and it was superb, but I had opted for a cod dish which was, simply speaking, brilliant. In a sauce including lovely (and locally sourced) cherry tomatoes, it was outstanding.
The whole thig was intended as a bit of a light evening meal so I opted not to have the sweets, although the choice looked outstandingly tempting.
Although pretty crowded, the whole evening was an absolute delight and I am so glad I managed to get here after all these years. I highly recommend this place but would suggest early booking.
Favorite Dish: Well, I had the cod which was delightful but my companions seafood linguine seemed to be the hit of the night.
Address: 14 Albion Street Broadstairs CT10 1LU
Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: +00 44 (0)1843 601133
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