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Italian Oasis Restaurant & Brewery

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Italian Oasis Restaurant & BreweryItalian Oasis Restaurant & Brewery
BA SCORE
73
okay

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 26.79%
Active Beers: 6
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 2.93
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

127 Main St
Littleton, New Hampshire, 03561-4018
United States
phone: (603) 444-6995
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Reviews by tigg924:
Photo of tigg924
1.95/5  rDev -26.4%

I hate to give this review, because the service was really friendly, but that is really the best thing going for the Italian Oasis brewery. Located upstairs on the main street, the Italian Oasis, feels like a slightly fancier diner. It has red and white table cloths, big walls, and a clean old school diner feel to it. Not threatening, but nothing to get excited about either is kind of the atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive. I went for lunch and was disappointed to find a surprising lack of Italian sandwiches or exciting pastas on the menu. The menu also has the feel of diner. It is reasonably priced for the area, but overpriced for the quality. I still get the shivers when I think about what I ordered. The Monte Cristo was soggy and just not well made. The French fries were dry and rather stomach upsetting. My daughter who loves anything fried even turned them away. They offer four different in house brews. I had the hefe and it tasted off as well. That said, it was more refreshing than the food. I will probably never go back here unless I hear about major changes, but I do give them lots of credit for what they are trying to accomplish. I would love it if more local restaurants brewed their own beer. From what I hear locals rave about this place and it is consistently booked. Maybe I just went on an off day.

tigg924, Aug 19, 2011
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Photo of coombski
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

coombski, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Jason, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of papat444
2.71/5  rDev +2.3%

Came here last Monday. Walking on the main street, suggested coming here even though i had heard things about them. Gotta give everybody a chance.

Restaurant is on the second floor of an over sized house that houses a few stores and offices. Sat on the patio with a nice view of main street and the mountains behind.

Perused menu, 4 regulars + possibly a seasonal so asked what it was. Shocked to find out there was ONLY ONE house beer available. Not self respecting brewpub would be caught dead with only 1 house beer on tap which was the More Dam. Wasn`t particularly good.

Food was good but a bit overpriced for our tastes. It was fast service though. Another small qualm, no utensils or napkins. Had to ask.

Average restaurant but horrible beer destination. Avoid please.

papat444, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.9/5  rDev +47.2%

It is pretty obvious that this place has its followers and regulars because the waitress who served me knew everyone else in the room by name and could almost predict the food they would order. There were five beers available on tap that were brewed on site along with a couple of the macros for those who haven't taken the craft beer plunge. I bought the four-brew sampler of beers in 7 oz. glasses. I had a pale ale, an amber, a brown, and a stout. My favorite was the amber. It is an Italian restaurant so most of the meal choices were past and tomato sauce based. But the lunch menu is a little more versatile and I enjoyed a turkey-bacon panini sandwich. It was basically a nice place but is is a destination trip? Not sure. Definitely stop in if you are in the area.

puboflyons, May 21, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%

I stopped here this past weekend for my second trip to this establishment in the middle of town on the main strip in Littleton NH. The menu touts this place as the best NH brewpub north of Concord. This restaurant with a separate bar area sits on the second floor of a small boutique mall type building. For this trip I sat at the bar which is setup up with about a dozen tables and probably twice that many seats at the U shaped bar. There's a ski theme to the room with lots of old ski memerobelia. The service was friendly and attentive for the duration of my visit with what seemed like brisk business on this Sat afternoon. The menu seems to have a little bit of everything on it from pasta to wings to burgers and such. I opted for the bodacious burger which came with chips. My meal was serviceable but nothing special. On tap I found 4 of their house made beers, which the bartender called home brew, along with Budweiser, and No9. There are a few bottles which consist mostly of macros and a can of Iron Mike to make something craft. I came to revisit the beer that I had found unimpressive years prior. Consistency in this case proved to be a detriment as 2 beers were infected or flawed, one was just a poor example of the style and one was passable. I just can't see a reason to revisit here unless something drastically changes.

johnnnniee, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Matt1516
3.7/5  rDev +39.6%

Just happened on this place by accident on my way back to Montreal from a stay in North Conway NH. Expectations were low and they were met and surpassed.

We sat on the patio enjoying unseasonably warm spring weather so I didn't get a vibe for the bar or restaurant area, it did seem a bit faded, damp and worn in passing through. The service was quite good and the food was above average. They were patient with my restless toddlers and described the food well.

The staff didn't have much to say on the subject of their beers or pairing it with food. Their seasonal brew is a bizarre coconut vanilla porter. The ale is fair, it could use a little more malt and hop but it was still quite quaff-able. The amber was a tad boring.

If you are on a long drive with kids this place may well serve as an oasis but don't seek it out as a destination.

Matt1516, May 22, 2012
Photo of SevaTse
2.42/5  rDev -8.7%

Stopped in at 1:30 pm on a Wednesday. It's basically a dim dive bar in a nice building. There were drunken redneck looking townies(drunk at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, mind you), sipping BMC, and the taps were in the very back of the bar, in a poorly lit area. Perhaps I would've figured out this was a brewery when I would read the menu, but there was little other indication that this was an establishment that even has tap beer, let alone makes its own, were it not for BA. I've read the reviews below, and didn't have too high of expectations, although on the other hand I've read that they got a new brewer recently, so I did want to make sure I check this place off my list at least. While the beer was not similar to poor quality homebrew to me, it was of pretty mediocre quality. The food prices seemed reasonable, though average for the area, but I am thinking that the area has lots of other good options for dinner, as the beer certainly won't be a reason to visit again. Note to self to get a growler filled at Portsmouth Brewery should I go camping in the area.

SevaTse, May 05, 2011
Photo of Kinsman
2.93/5  rDev +10.6%

I've been in the area for a while now, but have always stayed away from the Oasis due too its poor reviews. Today, I went with a friend who said they at least had OK lunch/pub food, so I figured it was worth a shot.

Atmosphere was that of a locals bar, with most of the crowd during the late lunch hour sitting at the bar drinking macro bottles. I did enjoy the antique skis that decorate a lot of the bar.

Quality was mediocre at best. We both ordered the stout to start. My pint was fine, but my friends pint was served in a dirty class and the head was clearly fizzling away because of this as the waitress put the beer down. She had the waitress replace it with their pumpkin brown seasonal. The stout, was OK, but very thin and watery. The pumpkin brown, again was thin and watery and had little pumpkin flavor.

Service was about what you would expect for a weekday afternoon. We only saw one waitress working, but she had no problem serving us in a timely manner. The kitchen seemed to be a bit slow, but we weren't in any rush.

Selection was ok, as they offered you about 5 different beers of their own, plus all the typical macros. While they didn't seem to offer you anything great, it was still better than the many other local restaurants that serve nothing but BMC.

For food, we both ordered calzones. They were the highlight of the meal. Large portions stuffed with your choice of fillings. Nothing special about them but good enough to enjoy.

Kinsman, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of adirondack88
1.75/5  rDev -34%

This place really sucks. This is a poor example of a brewery or a good beer establishment unless you like Bud or Bud Light. Their brewed beer was average. The food is far from Italian and is mediocre. The service was not good and I was thirsty; feeling like I was in a desert. This is a place where the drunks and the Rednecks rule.
Believe me this place is no Oasis.
Bailiwicks Restaurant across the street usually has DFH or a few quality beers.
It is too bad. Littleton is a great little town and deserves a good brewery or beer bar.

adirondack88, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of Hautacam
2.1/5  rDev -20.8%

To start on a positive note , the bartenders were pretty nice...one even changed the TV for us so we could watch the Tour de France....which I'm sure would not have been her choice....or any other patron either. So , that was cool.
The food...just OK.
The beers were pretty bad....like "first batch homebrews"...yes, bad. The honey wheat seasonal was a Mug O' Phenol. The stout was barely OK and the amber and pale ale had the same funny slightly infected taste.
It's Littleton....there no place else in town.
Drive south.

Hautacam, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of waughbrew
2.45/5  rDev -7.5%

Right on the main street that runs through town. Go up to the second floor and choose from the bar half or the restaurant half. I sat on the bar half for a light lunch and beer.
My wife and I were waited on quickly, as the place was pretty empty on this weekday around noon. I had a vegetarian sandwich that was very good and some of my wife's pizza, which was mediocre. They had five beers on tap: four regulars and one seasonal. A blond-type thing, a pale, a red, a stout, and the seasonal was the IPA. They all tended to be pretty thin and bubbly with an off-flavor or two mixed in. The blond was thin and lemony. The pale could have used a better hop profile with more malt to back it up. The red was slightly vegetal, perhaps a DMS thing going on. The IPA wasn't bad, but just a little lacking. The stout was my favorite of the bunch. It had nice coffee notes in the aroma and in the flavor.
Overall I might go back just to give it another shot, probably at dinner time to try out the other side of the place. I appreciate that they are making their own beers, but I think the recipes and the process used need to be stepped up a notch.

waughbrew, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of lordofthewiens
2.58/5  rDev -2.6%

My wife and I were in the area, and thought this was worth a try. It's upstairs in a newer building on the main street of Littleton. Some kind of clothing store downstairs, and the bar and restaurant are upstairs. The bar has a separate entrance from the restaurant. As you enter there's a U-shaped bar that seats about 15 people, as well as some stools around the perimeter of the room. To the right there's a small area with 8 tables. Light wood paneling, not much in the way of decor. TVs and a dart board complete the picture.

On tap was Moore Dam Ale, Cannon Amber, Black Bear Stout, an IPA, and Budweiser. There looked to be about 20 bottled beers, all macros. My wife had the ale, which she compared to Corona Light. I had the stout, which was bad, and the IPA, which did taste like an IPA. Service was slow. We sat at the bar, for a short time were the only ones there. Eventually the crowd at the bar grew to eight people, and the service became even slower because the bartender wanted to discuss home schooling with a friend.

The menu was typical pub food. We had a mushroom pizza which was quite good, and inexpensive to boot. At least they got something right, but I doubt that I'll ever go back there.

lordofthewiens, Feb 05, 2008
Photo of etho1416
1.2/5  rDev -54.7%

This place is located is a small little touristy town in northern new hampshire. The beer was pretty bad, though I do not remember any specifics. They only had 4 beers and the service was awful. I waited about a half hour just to get my beer and then almost an hour just to get a really bad and overpriced appetizer of calamari. They did not have any logo pint glasses and thier sampler tray was overpriced. The town was not very nice and the brewpub was not worth visiting. I have been to most of NH's brewpubs and this was by far the worst.

etho1416, Feb 23, 2004
Photo of ecoboy
2.24/5  rDev -15.5%

Have you ever known a brewpub where you really wanted it to be good? Like on first sight you said, "what a cute town! what a nice location! wouldn't this be a lovely place to stop over for a pint?"

Have you ever gone there and been disappointed and gone back several times because you blamed it on yourself, the day you were having, maybe it was just a bad batch, maybe the customers aren't always like that?

This is my place for that kind of disappointment. Littleton is great and any roads out of their have stellar underseen scenery. The pub is up some stairs in an interesting center-of-town building. The Italian Restaurant food smells great (if through a haze of Winston and Marlboro.)

Then: the beer. Bottom five brew taste lifetime. That blue cheesy something-bad-happened taste. No foreful malt presence. No hop presence where it should be. And a seasonal one time that tasted like the brewer had thrown pine boughs into the kettle. Really. A beer that tasted like pine needles. Who was requesting this?

No wonder the clientele sticks to their Budweiser. Now I only stop if there's something on TV I desperately need to see. Other than that I hold out for Moat Mountain or Woodstock.

ecoboy, Apr 01, 2003
Photo of BillyBrew
3.1/5  rDev +17%

Hey, a brewpub (well, restaurant) on US 302 in Littleton!

Stumbled onto this clevery hidden place, a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was nothing special, actually bland. The outdoor patio was closed, however, being November and all. It would have bee a major attraction. The waitstaff were awkward, but attentive. The food was average, with betters along with the not-so-goods. The soups were good, the sandwiches not-so-much. There were only three regular brews with seasonals. The beers were solid, but unpolished. Homebrews at a restaurant? If so, I applaud the effort.

Nothing flashy, but solid, very local and micro brews. Not worth a long trip, but the area should be visited anyhow.
Cheers!

BillyBrew, Nov 11, 2002
Photo of CharlesRiver
3.86/5  rDev +45.7%

I haven't been to this place in a year or so. Hard place to find unless you know exactly where you are going. I am from that area originally so I knew exactly where it was. There standards are good. I have yet to try any of their seasonal beers and am not really sure what they have for a seasonal selection. I have heard that the food is worth the trip.

CharlesRiver, Nov 07, 2002
Italian Oasis Restaurant & Brewery in Littleton, NH
73 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.