Osteria Accademia recently opened on the Upper West Side. It is a cozy restaurant with a homey decor where it is easy to lose track of time over fine food, good wine, and friendly conversation.  The restaurant is a perfect spot to grab dinner pre or post-Christmas Eve Carols & Candlelight services or a Midnight Mass

Each dish on the menu represents a different region of Italy and is composed of fresh, house-made pasta and imported Italian ingredients. Pasta highlights include, Taglioni Neri, a thin, long, ribbon-shaped pasta made with squid ink served with shrimp and eggplant in a lobster reduction sauce; Ravioli stuffed with tender veal served in a sauce made of butter and sage dusted with Parmigiano. Main courses feature Orata, butterflied and encrusted with herbed breadcrumbs and grilled whole, served with broccoli rabe; Braised Short Ribs, short ribs braised in red wine for four hours served atop mashed potatoes made with demi-glace and pecorino; and a Lamb Burger, topped with goat cheese and caramelized onions. Desserts are made in-house and include Zeppole, bite sized balls of fried dough served with Nutella; Cannoli, two pieces of cannoli filled with sweet ricotta; and a rotating selection of house made gelato and sorbet.  You may view more delicious Italian specialties on their menu here.

The beverage program includes a selection of ten white wines, ten red wines, and three sparkling wines by the bottle and by the glass, all from the best wine producing regions in Italy, as well as a well curated list of Italian craft beers.

On Christmas EveOsteria Accademia will be open regular hours 5:00pm to 10:30pm.