About Pasquale's Osteria
An Osteria is defined by traditional terms as a “Gathering Place” and in the Roman times was a place where people met, ate and discussed the issues of life, love and politics.
Chef/Owner Pasquale Poccia has a passion for food.
It is a passion born in Italy where he spent his formative years in his hometown of Minturno, a suburb of Santa Maria Infante (an ancient town located where the Via Appia or world famous Appian Way crosses the Garigliano river just north of Napoli). Pasquale grew up surrounded by the traditions and flavors of authentic Italian food. Food cooked by, and for, famiglia.
He tells of running home with his mother after church to get the Sunday meal ready or riding his bicycle to the local shops to get his family the freshest ingredients. Cooking was done with family and with friends using recipes passed from generation to generation over many years. Food that brought people together for conversation and camaraderie.
It is that passion for great food, conversation, for friends, and for famiglia that is at the heart of Pasquale's Osteria and has been since 1997.