Posts Tagged ‘food’

Dining in Falmouth – Osteria La Civetta

March 11, 2014

While everyone knows that Cape Cod is known for its seafood choices and of course lobster, some of the better known locations are often overlooked.  Over the next few blog posts, we want to introduce you to some of the best that Falmouth (and other parts of the Cape) has to offer when it comes to dining out.

Osteria La Civetta, Main Street Falmouth

Osteria La Civetta, Main Street Falmouth

Osteria La Civetta is located right on Main Street, Falmouth.  The restaurant offers lunch Wednesday through Saturday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.  Featuring northeastern Italian food from the Emilia Romagna region, you will find yourself surrounded by dishes made from scratch and individually prepared to order.


Priding themselves on using local and fresh ingredients, the chefs at Osteria La Civetta shop locally and use seasonal products in their dishes.  Because they cook seasonally, the menu often changes depending on the season.  Before booking a reservation, you should check the website and see what is offered on the menu.  Chances are pretty good that no matter what the season, you will find something that you love.


In addition to great food, they offer  a very good selection of Italian wines from all regions of Italy as well as grappas and lemoncellos.  There is also a full bar offering imported beers, mixed drinks, and martinis.

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A small restaurant that offers some of the best Italian food south of the North End and north of Federal Hill is not something to be missed.  Next time you are staying in Falmouth, you should consider booking a reservation for this hidden gem on Main Street in Falmouth. Your taste buds will thank you.


March 14, 2013

March 17

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 273 Main Street, Falmouth


Wear something green and come down for the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR at Liam’s!!! Joining us on-stage will be Danny Quinn, Bob & Kat, Rossacroo-Na-Loo and of course, Liam, Himself! There will be bagpipers here and there too… all this for only a $5 cover charge to benefit a local non-profit organization! Get here early to avoid the line- festivities begin at Noon!

The Glass Onion

January 26, 2013

Good Morning All,

I went out to dinner the other night with my family to celebrate my parent’s anniversary and we opted for an elegant evening of gourmet food from The Glass Onion.  They are a fairly new restaurant in the area, and are located on Palmer Avenue across from the Inn on the Square in Falmouth’s historic Queen’s Buyway.  Parking is hidden behind; in the off-season there are plenty of spots however come summer, you may have to park across the street by Corner Cycle.  The dress code is casual, they say you can wear jeans- and we did see some folks as casual as that, although you may feel under-dressed in that attire there.  The feel is more up-scale.  Currently they are open Tues-Sat  beginning at 5pm.  They have kept some of the historic charm of the building without looking cheap or unfinished.  The decor is beautiful.  Our waitress was pleasantly attentive and polite.  We were served compimentary a small plate of pate, and after warm bread and butter.  We ordered and received our food in a timely manner.  I chose a dish off the specials menu; filet mignon with bleu cheese baked on top and black grapes decorated the edge with potatoes and asparagus to enjoy with.  My brother chose a lamb dish featured on the menu, and thought when he received his food he may be hungry after but he was pleasantly surprised that his hunger was suppressed before he was finished with his meal.  The moral of that being the servings are deceivingly filling.  We were all in agreement that our meals were delicious!  The owner and the manager found out we were celebrating my parent’s anniversary and sent our some complimentary desserts which was very much appreciated!  The whole experience at The Glass Onion was memorable and I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or just to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal.  They are somewhat pricey, however you certainly get what you pay for, and it is totally worth it!  Take a look at their menu at:  Please be warned they do not take reservations for parties less 5 or 6 people, but they have a good amount of seating in the restaurant.


January 2, 2013


January 5

Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich



9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Join us in the historic 1903 Green Briar Jam Kitchen and make your own batch of something special for your table or to give as a gift. All materials are provided, and participants take home four to six (6oz.) jars of finished product. Fee is $40 and paid advance registration is required for all jam workshops.  Participants will be making Cherry Apricot Jam.



January 5

Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich



1p.m. – 3p.m.

Join us in the historic 1903 Green Briar Jam Kitchen and make your own batch of something special for your table or to give as a gift. Here is an opportunity for an adult and child to make jam together. Take home 4 to 6 (6 oz.) jars of finished product. All children must be at least 6 years old to be in the kitchen.  Fee is $40 and Paid advance registration is required. Participants will be Cherry Apricot Jam.


November 22, 2012

November 23 & 24

Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth

508-746-1622 EXT. 8346



Take a savory journey into the past. An evening of entertainment and hospitality awaits you as you sit down to a “groaning board” filled with the finest food that this season of plenty has to offer. Your Pilgrim hosts – residents of 1627 Plimoth – will spice up your dinner conversation with tales of England – old and new. Discover the table manners and recipes that traveled across the Atlantic with the Pilgrims, and find out about what happened at the famous harvest celebration of 1621. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs and perhaps you will be convinced to join in singing a round or two. Adult: $62.95 Child (under 12) $45.95, Adult Member: $43.95, Child Member: $33.95. Prices include Museum admission and tax.


November 22, 2012

Good Afternoon All,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  I just enjoyed a wonderful dinner full of turkey and delicious desserts with my family.  Surprisingly the resort is a little over half full!  Many guests are visting family in the area, and some are just vacationing during the holiday.  For those that are enjoying the holiday here there are some restaurants open for the holiday serving traditional Thanksgiving dishes; The Coonamessett Inn, The Casino Wharf F/X, The Nimrod and Oysters Too to name a few.


October 15, 2012

October 15

Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth




Great dough, great recipes! Class is $34 per person for members / $39 for non-members


October 13, 2012

October 14

Cape Cod Organic Farm, Route 6A, Barnstable


2p.m. – 5p.m.

Come join us for an afternoon filled with sights and sounds for young and old alike. Featuring: live music, soil testing, local produce, crafts, and games. Save your appetite for the famous, local Fiddlestix Food Trolley and cider and donuts. Sponsored by the Barnstable Village Civic Association.


October 13, 2012

October 13 & 14

Main St, Welfleet


9a.m. – 5p.m.

 Come enjoy the 12th annual Wellfleet Oyster Fest! This is a fun, family-friendly event with great food, entertainment, demonstrations, shuck-off contest, arts and crafts. Activities for kids are in the free children’s area. All events take place in Wellfleet, most along Main Street. $1 Donation suggested for admittance.


September 29, 2012

This event takes place September 29, 2012 from 1p-6p at Marina Park on Scranton Avenue in Falmouth.  This is just a 5 minute drive from the resort, and well worth it!  Fun for anglers and their families with live entertainment, food,  kid’s games, boat demos and more! Print out a $5 off coupon on their website at: