OSTERIA SALINA'S AUTHENTIC SICILIAN CUISINE
THE HAMPTON'S CHEF
Bridgehampton eatery Osteria Salina brings a taste of authentic Sicilian cuisine to the East End, inviting guests to dine in a setting that exudes rustic Hamptons elegance. Under the direction of Managing Partners Cinzia Gaglio and Timothy Gaglio, Osteria Salina seeks to emulate the heritage of Sicilian hospitality, providing a caliber of service that is unrivaled by other restaurants in the area. Osteria Salina has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End, known for its frequent celebrity guests, farm-to-table ingredients, relaxing atmosphere and extensive list of local label wines.
Osteria Salina welcomes each guest with distinctive Sicilian flair. Upon arrival, newcomers are presented with a colorful platter of freshly sliced crisp local cucumbers that are drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Osteria Salina’s warm décor creates a comfortable and inviting ambiance by incorporating design elements that stay true to its Sicilian roots, such as selective flashes of admiral blue and deep yellow throughout the eatery. Hardwood ceilings and floors, French doors, delicately placed floral arrangements, and colorful ceramic pitchers suffuse guests with the warmth of dining in their own home, amongst friends and family.
Osteria Salina’s expertly crafted menu was developed by Executive Chef Cinzia Gaglio, who draws upon her family’s rich Italian heritage for inspiration. From a young age, Gaglio began working in her family’s restaurants, learning traditional Italian culinary techniques from her grandparents. Using many of the authentic family recipes that have been passed down through the generations, Gaglio tied in her own unique style, incorporating local produce and fish whenever possible to create Osteria Salina’s menu. Impeccably flavored pastas such as Bucatini Con Sarde (served with sardines, currants, pine nuts, baby fennel, toasted Mollica), deliciously fresh fish such as Spada alla Piastra (swordfish served with a caponatina of eggplant, tomato, golden raisins, capers, and agrodolce), and garden fresh salads such as Insalata Salina (mixed baby greens, chickpeas, ricotta salata, tomatoes, cucumbers) are among the most sought after items on the menu. Rounding out the meal is a list of scrumptious hand-made deserts, including the house specialty Panino Di Gelato (choice of vanilla gelato sandwiched between two round biscotti and rolled in roasted almond croccantino or chocolate gelato sandwiched between two round biscotti, dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in pistachios). In keeping with Osteria Salina’s commitment to serving local products, the restaurant’s wine list features a bevy of labels from the East End’s nearby wineries, including favorites from Wolffer Vinyards and Channing Daughters Winery.
Those who appreciate Osteria Salina’s hospitality include celebrities such as Billy Joel, Bradley Cooper, Liv Tyler, Matt Lauer, Andrew Cuomo, Kelly Ripa, and Rachel Zoe. Osteria Salina is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
You can also read a great story on Osteria Salina by David Rosengarten’s HERE.