da Tommy Osteria is a casual, rustic, and comfortable, charming Italian restaurant in the West Village of New York. We had a chat with the owner, Tommaso Roncari, who shared with us a few tidbits about the restaurant, their food, and business philosophy. Here’s what we learned:
FE: What can you tell us about da Tommy Osteria ?
Tommaso Roncari: Simple ingredients, perfectly balanced with each other — that’s what rustic Italian cooking is all about. Alfio’s recipes use familiar ingredients but are also modern, offering a subtle element of surprise through interesting flavor pairings and the use of a wide range of produce and Italian pantry staples. There is a festive vibe to the recipes and text—this is food to share in a casual setting with family and friends. Wine pairings are offered for every recipe, adding to the convivial feeling of the book.
FE: In a few sentences, can you tell us what makes your restaurant different?
Tommaso: The food, ambience, the vibe. People love the music we play at the restaurant and the feeling of being comfortable and having fun. We dance, sing, drink, and enjoy.
FE: Have you won any Awards?
Tommaso: The Italian Chamber gave us an oboe for being one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the world.
FE: What is your restaurant philosophy?
Tommaso: Great customer service, make everyone in the restaurant happy and feel like they’re at home.
FE: What is your most popular dish?
Tommaso: I will say tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe because people love fresh pasta and white sauce!
FE: Does your bartender make any amazing cocktails?
Tommaso: All different types, especially an Old Fashion.
FE: By any chance do you offer deals or specials?
Tommaso: We have a wine night on Wednesday nights, 20% off on bottles of wine. We are starting our brunch next month and our Italian Happy Hour is coming soon!
da Tommy Osteria is located at 14 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014
Nearby Landmarks: SHAIR NYC, MBJ Dry Cleaner Corporation, and Lively Set
Phone Number: (212) 675-9080
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 12:00PM – 11:00PM
SAT 12:00PM – 12:00AM
Cuisine Type: Italian
Price Range: 15-40
Dress Code: Casual
Payments Accepted: Visa, Amex, Discover, and Cash