133 Main Street Falmouth, Ma 02540
United States of America
The inspiration for La Civetta (The Little Owl) comes from our own life experiences at the tables of family, friends and Osterie of Emilia Romagna.
With its Capital, Bologna, the Region is the birthplace of some of the most celebrated ingredients of Italian cuisine worldwide, such as Prosciutto, Mortadella, Aceto Balsamico and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Every dish we prepare is rooted in or inspired by the culinary heritage of Emilia, its ingredients and its spirit. We serve the food of our Mothers and Grandmothers, of the Fishermen and Farmers of one of Italy's most prosperous and diverse regions.
“Osteria” is a place where the owner “hosts” guests.
At La Civetta you're welcomed in a friendly and unique setting, surrounded by original components from dismantled farmhouses and flea-markets that we shipped from Italy to recreate the atmosphere in which we learnt to love our food.
Our 80-seat restaurant is located on Main Street in Falmouth, across the street from the Post Office. Since our opening, in 2007, we have expanded to include a second dining room, where we can host private events, and a small bar area where you can enjoy one of our signature cocktails or choose to have a full meal. We offer lunch, dinner and, seasonally, aperitivo, for a taste of Italy at any time throughout the day.
Our cuisine is the expression of our chef Fabio Pozzati lifetime experiences in the kitchen. It is simple, honest and unpretentious. While based on our heritage, the menu incorporates fresh and locally sourced Produce, Meat and Seafood.
We do things the old way; the only way we know. We make all our Pasta by hand daily, using Imported 00 Flour and Organic Free Range Eggs. We grow and dry many of our own herbs. Our Ragu' Bolognese simmers all day over low flame.
Whether you come in for a glass of Sangiovese or settle in for a full meal, we want La Civetta to be your place: where you're happy, comfortable and relaxed.
Osteria la Civetta is the interpretation of our belief that one of the greatest sources of joy is what happens around a dinner table.
Benvenuti e Buon Appetito!
Fabio's passion for food was born helping his mother cook at home. This enthusiasm brought him to the School of Culinary Arts of Ferrara, where he graduated with honors in 1999. His culinary career began in the Ferrara and Bologna area, where he was able to learn and master the traditional cuisine of Emilia Romagna, before moving to Barcelona in 2005. While in Spain, he was able to create a contemporary cuisine that highlighted his passion for using fresh local ingredients in simply prepared dishes, embracing the Italian culinary philosophy that less is usually more, mastering simple preparations that allow each dish's component to shine. Fabio has been bringing proven leadership, refined culinary skills and passion to Osteria la Civetta since 2010.