There’s a welcomed familiarity to an Italian chef emerging from the kitchen into a packed restaurant wearing vibrant red clogs with an inquisitive grin on his face – well, that is Vincenzo Betulia in his flagship restaurant, Osteria Tulia. Situated in the heart of downtown Naples, Florida, Osteria Tulia boasts simplistic Italian cuisine, cucina rustica, made with daily-inspired produce. Originally from Sicily, Italy, the relaxed, direct and genuine manner of Betulia translates directly into Osteria Tulia’s seasonally changing menu, born out of childhood pleasures and tastes. The critically acclaimed restaurant was designed as an Italian farmhouse - using restored antique wood and beams to give the very essence of a rustic ambience. The restaurant effortlessly evokes authenticity through its eager-to-please dishes, which grabbed the attention of the Food Network’s “Emeril’s Florida,” was named USA Today’s top lunch spot and best Italian restaurant in Naples, and has been named Best Restaurant by Naples Illustrated and Gulfshore Life. The straightforward nature of the simple fare brings attention to the kitchen’s honest handiwork for each dish. Similar to that of a traditional Italian osteria – its foundation can be attributed to choices like the farm-fresh Burrata, the delicious, fragrant Roasted Mediterranean Branzino, or the saucy, ambrosial Spaghetti allo Scoglio. Tying it all together, Osteria Tulia offers a sizable selection of boutique Italian wines, Italian Craft Beers, and cocktails made with Italian liqueurs and ingredients. While Naples, Italy, and Naples, Florida, may be thousands of miles apart, marvelous Italian cuisine has never been closer to home.
466 5th Avenue S, Naples, FL 34102