noun os·te·ria \ˌästəˈrēə, ˌōs-\

Definition of osteria



  1. 1 :  a wayside inn stopped for the night at a small osteria — J. H. Shorthouse

  2. 2 :  restaurant a sandwich and wine at an osteria near the job — New York Times Magazine

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Origin and Etymology of osteria

Italian, from oste innkeeper, from Latin hospit-, hospes host, stranger, guest — more at host

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