AZ CENTRAL

Wild mushroom arancini with Parmesan espuma and porcini salt at Osteria in Mesa, AZ. Dominic Armato/The Republic Owner Alex Golzio's minimally titled Osteria, off 56th Street and McKellips Road in northeast Mesa, is a bright and breezy space that’s looking strong in the early going.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Heading up the kitchen is Tony Snyder, a talented fixture on the Valley dining scene who was recently executive chef at Bourbon Steak at the Scottsdale Princess Resort.

Open daily with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus, Osteria is an ambitious spot that is focusing on a handful of pizzas and pastas with a complement of starters, salads and sides.
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AZ BIG MEDIA

Arizona is one of the largest food hub states where new restaurant concepts are lining up all across the Valley, including a new concept coming to an underserved area in Mesa led by a renowned chef.

Osteria Pasta & Pizza is the invention of owner Alec-Lauren Golzio, a Mesa-native and former owner of the Handlebar in Tempe. Golzio teamed up with the brilliance of Chef Tony Snyder to collaborate on something masterly. The owner Golzio stated, “Tony is passionate about passing the love of high quality food onto our customers/friends.”

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AZ BIG MEDIA

Arizona is one of the largest food hub states where new restaurant concepts are lining up all across the Valley, including a new concept coming to an underserved area in Mesa led by a renowned chef.

Osteria Pasta & Pizza is the invention of owner Alec-Lauren Golzio, a Mesa-native and former owner of the Handlebar in Tempe. Golzio teamed up with the brilliance of Chef Tony Snyder to collaborate on something masterly. The owner Golzio stated, “Tony is passionate about passing the love of high quality food onto our customers/friends.”

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PHOENIX.ORG

Northeast Mesa residents Jeff and Alec-Lauren Golzio are big on Italian tradition and culture.

Alec-Lauren’s great-grandfather escaped the clutches of Mussolini after serving as his accountant. Growing up, she and her husband watched their families cook the classic dishes of Northern Italy.

Now the couple is sharing its experiences via Osteria, which opens Monday, February 5, on McKellips Road, between Higley and Recker roads, in Mesa.
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