My husband is possibly the biggest fan of Italian food on Mallorca! Whenever I ask ‘where shall we eat tonight?‘ he always suggests, ‘how about Italian?’ with a hopeful smile. But for all the Italian restaurants on the island there are so few good ones. Sandro’s in Palma and Ritzi (both Palma and Puerto Portals) are certainly exceptions. So you can imagine my delight when I found Osteria N15, an authentic Italian gem in Port Pollensa.
I have now eaten at Osteria N15 three times – twice for dinner and once for lunch- and each time I have left feeling impressed and happy I managed to get a table (advanced booking in high season is recommended).
On first arrival, I was a bit taken aback by the sheer size of the terrace – enormous and yes, packed.
Obviously lots of well-researched tourists and second-home owners in the port have heard about the good food at Osteria N15.
My favourite dish is not typical Italian; it is the spicy tuna tartar, served with quinoa and fresh avocado. The scallop and shrimp ravioli with lobster is a bit pricey but in my opinion worth it. The bruschetta, the antipasti, the trio of crostini – all Mediterranean, melt in your mouth, delicious. What I was not overwhelmed by was the orata alla ligure (seabream fillet in tomato sauce ) – the flavour just did not do it for me. But all was redeemed with the Angus beef lasagna, and although I am not much of a meat eater, it certainly it gave us a good reason to return!
Dana and her team are delightfully pleasant and upbeat and understand that most of their clients are relaxed holiday-makers looking for some nice memories to take back home. I loved the selection of local wines, as well as the photos on the inside walls that say ‘we don’t take ourselves too seriously here‘.
Osteria N15 is a bit of a drive for us – at least one hour, but I have a feeling that we are going to be regular customers here if my Italian loving husband has anything to do with it!
Why eat here?
The Italian food.