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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Attend Grand Opening Ceremony for Osteria Restaurant

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City Council President Jesse Lederman and State Representative Carlos Gonzalez joined with the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) and other officials for the grand opening ceremony for Osteria, a new Italian wine and appetizer bar at 301 Bridge Street in the dining district in downtown Springfield (in the old Café Manhattan site).

Osteria, which means tavern in Italian, is owned by Chris McKiernan and offers over 60 different types of wine and authentic Italian and Mediterranean-style dishes.  McKiernan is committed to using locally-sourced ingredients including items from Milano’s and an Italian bread shop in Forest Park.  This is his second restaurant in our dinning district / restaurant row with BarKaya being his first on Worthington Street.     

Mayor Sarno stated, “Congratulations to Chris McKiernan and his dedicated staff.  My wife Carla, daughters and I are looking forward to coming down and enjoying some of the many delicious dishes on his menu.  They have a great vibe, just like the old Café Manhattan days and another hot spot for downtown Springfield.  Chris’s new restaurant, Osteria, is yet another piece of my administration’s public / private partnership to our downtown dining district puzzle and will nicely complement the establishments already there including White Lion, Dewey’s Lounge, Del Ray Taqueria and Bar, Jackalope, the Fort, Nadim’s, Hot Table, and the iconic Theodore’s – just to name a few.  I want to thank Michelle Grout and our Springfield BID for their efforts working with Chris and his team – I know they are looking forward to marketing with Osteria as part of the BID’s Restaurant Week event.  Special shout out to my dedicated city team including Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan, Brian Connors, Deputy Director of Economic Development, and SRA Director Amanda Pham for their support in enhancing our downtown too, especially the tremendous revival of our dinning district.  Simply put, this is great news and is all out that good four-letter word – JOBS!”

Chris and his father expressed their appreciation to Mayor Sarno and that they are very thankful for his administration’s continued partnership in helping to make this grand opening possible. 

Osteria is open Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00 to 10:00 pm. 

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