Osteria del tempo perso

Our History

“Stop the time” that you’re spending at the osteria… this idea inspires us every day.

“Osteria del tempo perso” first opened in 2004, close to Basilica of San Vitale and few steps away from Via Cavour (the fancy shopping street). It’s managed by Sivio Piccari (chef) and Massimo Serena Monghini (maitre).
Sivio, together with Massimo’s father, previously managed a historic restaurant in Ravenna, the “Tre Spade”. Massimo started his experience in the family restaurant and later, together with Sivio, decided to open a new place in town for fine food. The Osteria offers a creative cuisine that doesn’t turn his back on tradition. Seafood is the must, but the menu offers meat and vegetarian options.

Bread is freshly baked on site every day. Every 2 months the menu varies, accordingly to seasons. The wine list is updated twice per year to stimulate customer’s curiosity.
In the kitchen, sous chef Luciano Coviello, who has an important experience in Italy and abroad, helps chef Sivio.
The Osteria is a cosy, friendly and informal place, finely decorated with photos of artists personally taken by Massimo (music and photography are his passions). On the shelves you can also find books and many, many bottles of wine.