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Osteria Rago

419 E Kirkwood Ave, In the alley behind Nick's English Hut, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
+1 812-822-0760
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible5%
4 weeks ago
“Delicious but a bit rough around the Edges”
Jul 2, 2018
“Rago's is a Real Italian Osteria”
Closed Now
Italian, Deli, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
419 E Kirkwood Ave, In the alley behind Nick's English Hut, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations and were promptly seated. The food was very flavorful but not hot. The temperature of the food was less than like warm which was unfortunate. Very slow service, quite unorganized. I think a couple of wait staff quit and perhaps a bartender....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Osteria RAGO today for an early dinner with a small group - was told the entry to the restaurant was in an alley and upon arriving, I felt like I was in Italy. Osteria RAGO is so inviting, authentic, old-world meets 2018, picturesque with...More

1  Thank susanhailey
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We dined at Osteria Rago their first night open in January and have returned many times with pleasure. I was moved to write a review since I believe this place is vastly underrated and underappreciated as yet. Given the dearth of good Italian restaurants in...More

1  Thank IUTravelers
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little place tucked away in an alley behind Kirkwood Avenue. The restaurant features fresh, store-made pasta. We had a wonderful waiter named Bobby who offered several off the menu ideas to suit our tastes. This is not a fancy restaurant or...More

1  Thank raharvey9
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Special little restaurant that we visited recently that was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommend for a relaxing respite.

Thank James K
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Recently opened in a building formerly occupied by the original Bloomingfoods Cooperative grocery store, the restaurant features a few tables in a nicely redone interior. It accepts reservations and service was flawless. The dishes were fairly priced and interesting, if somewhat limited to eggs on...More

Thank BagaMehr
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We were in town visiting friends and ended up here. I ordered the eggplant dish and it was amazing. There was eight of us and we ordered everything (lasagna, Ravioli, salads, sandwiches, and meatballs). The food was all very good. Definitely worth a try!

Thank turne23
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I ordered several items, including soup, pasta and salad, and they all tasted below par. I am yet to try the pizza, but my expectations are low. Osteria Rago, has a lot of potential, so I will be trying it again, but for now they...More

Thank samthef00die
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Came in with my son for a pizza at about 11, right after they opened i think. It took a while to be greeted, seated, and give my order. The pizza was great though, much better than other wood fired pizzas in town. Great crust......More

Thank Watsufizzi
Reviewed 20 May 2018

To start with the positive, the place is attractive, colorful, and feels very much like a nice Italian restaurant. However, food is really key to the dining experience and I was not impressed. My husband ordered Rago Ragu lasagna and I ordered Verdura (vegetable) lasagna...More

1  Thank Lindletoo
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 E Kirkwood Ave, In the alley behind Nick's English Hut, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-822-0760
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Osteria Rago, located in a converted 1880's carriage house, is an authentic Italian restaurant and deli nestled between the Indiana University campus and the heart of Bloomington, IN. For casual dining on home-made pasta, a deli sandwich full of Italian meats and cheese, a pizza napoletana, or libations including sparkling water, wine, beer or espresso, come to Osteria Rago. Ciao!
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