The Osteria D’Assisi Ristorante Italiano is named after the town in Italy where Saint Francis, the patron Saint of Santa Fe, was born.  The restaurant opened in 1995 with the goal of serving Santa Fe’s only authentic Italian cuisine.  Situated downtown in a renovated historic homestead, the Osteria d’Assisi has nurtured a large local following as well as catering to the growing number of tourists who return to dine with us year after year.  The Osteria d’Assisi has most recently been honored by Wine Spectator, with the Award of Excellence 2016 for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world. Open Table in 2014, honored us with being the Best Italian Restaurant in New Mexico.

Owner Lino Pertusini, your host, is from Lake Como, Italy, in the northern region of Lombardi.  For generations the Pertusini family has been associated with the finest restaurants and grand hotels of southern Europe. Lino has been awarded the title of Cavaliere, an order of Italian knighthood, for helping to spread Italian culture through cuisine.  The gourmet organization Ciao Italia has certified Osteria d’Assisi in recognition of its commitment to maintain Italian culinary traditions for food and service throughout the world.
Pietro Pertusini, Lino’s older brother has been involved in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over fifty years.  His engaging and unique style of service has garnered him a fiercely loyal customer base.