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Osteria del Sole information
Welcome to a rather pleasant form of chaos! The sign outside this ancient Quadrilatero dive bar tells you all you need to know – ‘vino ’ (wine). It’s as simple as that.
Bring in your own food, find some elbow room amid a cacophony of smashed students, mildly inebriated grandpas and the odd misplaced Anglo tourist, and fight your way to the bar for a sloppily poured glass of chianti, Sangiovese or Lambrusco. It’s a spot-on formula that’s been working since – no word of a lie – 1465.