Osteria aquila nera

Who we are



It was 1830 when in an ancient palace in Udine, the sign of the Osteria Aquila Nera appeared for the first time: a small inn where, between a good glass of wine and another, the followers of the theories of Mazzini and Young Italy gathered clandestinely. Between 1924 and 1938 it became a Restaurant and Hotel, and then returned to its original activity as an Osteria. Subsequently moved to the current building in Via Piave, always in the historic center, the Osteria Aquila Nera has continued to represent one of the most typical places of the Friulian capital and rooted in the habits of the udinese.

People / The Team

In 2011, on the wings of passion and enthusiasm, Luca and Patrizia embarked on the new path of Osteria Aquila Nera..

A journey into nature and the seasons, through ever-changing recipes, based on fresh and excellent products, selected specialties from Friuli and other regions of Italy, expert craftsmanship and contemporary creativity. A daily adventure that has involved Chef Paolo since 2017, with his desire to research, experiment and present new preparations and combinations, renewing tradition every day.


The flavors of nature, the pleasure of quality, the taste of discovery: at Osteria Aquila Nera there is always something new and unique to savor. Reworkings of traditional specialties in a contemporary key, dishes based on fish, meat and game, bread, breadsticks and homemade desserts. Wise preparations without waste, between ancient craftsmanship and technologies that keep the principles and organoleptic characteristics of fresh ingredients intact. Lightness, freedom and attention to everyone’s tastes and needs: even those with particular dietary needs.


Friuli is famous for its white and red wines, produced in small quantities and in unique terroirs in the world. At the Osteria Aquila Nera, together with the cuisine, you can taste a selection of the most renowned local labels. In addition to the wines of Collio, Carso and other regional wine areas, the cellar includes fine Italian and European wines: from Piedmont to Sicily, from Austria to France, with the possibility of choosing personalized combinations, guided by experience, passion and Luca’s expertise.


A refined and familiar atmosphere at the same time, in a space tailor-made for everyone.

At the internal tables, in a warm and elegant environment, or in the bright dehors overlooking the Roggia. In an accessible area of the center of Udine, a few steps from the historical monuments and shopping streets. For a lunch or dinner, in all seasons and occasions, the staff of the Osteria Aquila Nera will dedicate all their professionalism to you and will welcome you to give you a magnificent experience at the table.

At your service

Do you have a particular request or curiosity to satisfy? We are at your disposal to help you discover the environment, the dishes and the philosophy of the Osteria Aquila Nera.

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