Our concept resembles that of a typical Osteria in Italy. An Osteria was originally a place serving wine and simple food. Lately, the emphasis has shifted to the food but menus tend to be short with local specialities such as pasta and grilled meat and fish and often served at shared tables. Ideal for a cheap lunch, osterie (the plural in Italian) also cater for after work and evening refreshments. Osterie vary greatly in practice. Some only serve drinks and clients are allowed to bring their own food. Some have retained a predominantly male clientele whilst others have reached out to students and young professionals. Some provide music and others entertainment. Similar to osterie are bottigliere, where you can take a bottle or flask to be re-filled from a barrel, and enoteche which generally pride themselves on the range and quality of their wine.