Osteria - Moorestown
Osteria - Moorestown

Osteria - Moorestown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vetrifamily.com/
  • Phone: 8563164427x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00 - 3:00
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mike Deganis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Moorestown Mall
  • Public Transit: Take NJ Transit Route 414
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in the mall parking lot.
A word from Osteria - Moorestown
A traditional Italian Osteria, where you can choose from our homemade pastas, thin crust pizzas, or wood grilled meats and fish.
Inspired by Osteria Philadelphia, our Moorestown Mall location is classically designed to have a warm, evocative feel in an industrial setting. With wine-red-stained concrete floors, a gleaming vintage Faema coffee machine, solid antique pine country tables and a wall of beautifully stained wine boxes. Additionally, the menu changes seasonally, to go with our 100 bottle Italian wine list featuring grapes from Trentino to Sicily and all stops in between.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Osteria - Moorestown reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (103)special occasion (66)notable wine list (44)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (38)great for outdoor dining (29)hot spot (27)romantic (25)vibrant bar scene (18)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (17)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not worth the hype:(
    sjhwheelsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Too loud! Even with the windows open and patio dining available, conversation was impossible. Wait staff misrepresented several entree's on the menu which led to some disappointment. Wine list was very limited and the sommeliers simply directed us to the most expensive options available rather than listen to what our tastes were. That said, prices were reasonable but not enough to overcome an average at best dining experience.
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  • surprisingly good
    happyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    first time here. unusual northern italian menu. nice beer list. enjoyed our meal. will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    not impressed. small portions. not worth the 100 bill i got.
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  • Eatswell
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    our salad was delicious. The pizza margherita was ok. The suckling pig entrée was not good - fatty, chewy, tough But the management did take this item off of our bill.
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  • VERY DISAPPOINTED
    JRocks888VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Wow. I have never been so disappointed in a restaurant. I took my mom for her birthday and I was just embarressed. The ambiance was very causual, nothing special. The service was terrible. I spent about $115 and I was still hungry. My fiance's meal was serioulsy just shake and bake, but worse. There was no flavor. My experience overall was plain disappointed. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • Great...as usual
    OsteriaBrunch2
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our second brunch at Osteria (I've had dinner at both locations many times). I am never disappointed with this restaurant. The pork roll pizza was perfectly thin and crisp. The pork roll is sliced deli thin and the melted fontina is a perfect complement. My friend had the sausage on polenta topped with fried eggs and drizzled with maple syrup. The sausage was slightly spicy and the polenta was creamy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Vetri is great but Osteria..
    EatoutkingVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything is great about Osteria except actual food. They are slightly above average but not for special occasion.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for the budget conscious
    Drew
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went with a party of 4 and and the food and service was very good, but the quantity of some of our meals was sorely lacking for how much each plate cost.
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  • What a Disappointment!
    Foodiegirl27
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I can't believe my husband and I wasted money on this restaurant. We should've known the night would go horribly wrong when we were made to wait 20 minutes because we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. We spent the entire meal shooing away flies. Our server had a hard time remembering items we ordered. When she brought anything to our table, she would reach across our plates, nearly putting her arm in our food. And the food was nothing special. Not only were our meals haphazardly plated, but the taste was either bland or burnt. This is our last and only Vetri restaurant experience.
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  • Good food, not the best ambiance
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner on a 'date night'. The seating is VERY tight, and bench seating was not luxurious. My husband esp noted several times it felt a little like a 'food court', which can be casual and fun, but the prices were very high leaving one to wonder about the value. We did notice there were other rooms, with more tables and not benches, which I believe would suit better. The wine list is really good and several good wines available by glass or carafe. Food was very tasty, especially the salad/ roasted veggies, and the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slightly disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were expecting better, but found our food to be good, but nothing special. The prices were a little high for the quality of the food we were served, in our opinion. We were also told the tap water was filtered, but it was highly chlorinated.
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  • nice new place in old neighborhood
    marleneVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    one of a couple new restaurants in Moorestown Mall- long overdue initiative! food was very good and fresh. might be dissapointing for people associating good Italian food to big classic family portions, but if you go for quality , small portions and unexpected twist on Italian Classics- that's a good place to go! we had brunch last Sunday on the patio, all in all pretty good experience- we will probably go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy for Conversation
    NJfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great Food but soooo noisy that you can't hear the waitress or your friends across the table. Also the managers don't know how to deal with people who are disruptive in the restaurant. Too bad-- such a nice place in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Osteria-Moorestown
    PhillyTrainmaster
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a great experience at Osteria. The food was outstanding and the service was perfect. Yes the it is a bit pricey but you expect to pay more for good food. The only fault I can find with the restaurant is the ambiance. It was a bit plain and the table spacing good have been better. But that being said we went there for the food and it was fantastic. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Weeknight Dinner
    RealtorMary17
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was excellent. However, we were at a table where you had a view of the parking lot. Maybe if they could add some "trees" to the barrier on the terrace it would help get rid of the ugly view. Otherwise, food and service was outstanding!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Atmosphere is nice, waitress was knowledgable, Food was very fresh, but portion sizes are small!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    JMarie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The menu just seemed like it was trying too hard. Italian food should be simple, all you need are 5 or 6 high quality ingredients to make magic. Our waiter, although sufficient, was a little pretentious and didn't know when to stop talking. Not overly impressed for the prices.
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  • Vetri at his finest closer to home
    TW79
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Awesome brunch spot as always. If you don't know the Marc Vetri family of Philadelphia-area restaurants, you're missing out. Three things to know: 1) You must get an awesome drink and there are plenty to choose from 2) You must try a pasta dish 3) But the pancakes always end up being the best thing on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • small portions,large price tag
    3xWKdiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Expecting Italian food. No spaghetti on menu. Too gourmet. Pizza crust too thin. Too exotic. But service outstanding. Way way overpriced. Left hungry.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Bad service, couldn't get anyone's attention to ask for a pepper mill for salad, on a Monday night in a half empty restaurant. In fact, the service felt like a mid priced chain restaurant. My husband's $35 porchetta special was bony and meager, beyond dry, truly a terrible entree. We had most of it boxed, for the dogs. We weren't asked why he didn't eat it. I would have told them, but it was his birthday, the restaurant was his choice.My cobia, my second choice as they were out of snapper, the other fish on menu,was good, as was the tricolor salad. The pizza was fine. This was out second visit. I wanted to love this new addition to S Jersey dining. There are many other places to spend $150 and have a far superior dining experience.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, Love, Love Osteria
    BMBdiner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Finally, an Italian restaurant with GREAT, REAL Italian food. Service is spot on - attentive, friendly without being overbearing. The pasta is outstanding, and we've tried several dishes. Have tried the pizzas as well and they are the real deal. Super thin crust and quality fillings. Of note, the seasonal vegetable appetizer platter is exceptional and can be sized to suit the table -- highly recommended! We've tried several desserts as well and I have yet to find one I did not want to order again. Brunch is also great -- French toast is to die for. And in addition to "breakfast" type offerings, there are also lunch dishes as well. Overall, Osteria is a must try if you live in south jersey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    TB1027
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The brunch selections were amazing - chef put a unique twist on standard fare. Who would think to poach eggs in maple syrup - fabulous! Not your run of the mill ''pop tart.'' We will be returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We wanted to like it so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were very excited to try this new restaurant in our town and we are always trying to support local business. Unfortunately we will not be making a return trip. Our server who was very nice did not supply us her name upon arriving at the table (10 minutes after we sat down). It was close to 20 minutes before we received our drinks from the bar. We ordered the roasted summer vegetable parmigiano for an appetizer and when it arrived it was cold in the center. It was delicious, but cold. We both took a bite and I let the server know. She apologized and when a food runner brought the food back, it was the same dish just heated up. That was a little tacky. Next was our wine with dinner that was served in glasses covered in lint. :-(
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  • Philly is better location.
    DrMatt28
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    View of the parking lot and crowded seating. Over priced. Better off at original location. Food is delicious though.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Varied Menu
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The menu was unique and we enjoyed foods we had never tried before. So much fun!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • SethVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If it wasnt at the Moorestown Mall the wait would be endless to get in.....so on that note thank you. Just as good as Philly, but at the mall.... PS: Will keep coming back. Yes it IS that good.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Food w/ a Great View of Sears
    AJEats
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was very good. Competent staff. Menu was a bit esoteric. Food was prepared well. Nice wine list, with high-quality by-the-glass options. Food was well prepared and flavorful. Nothing about was good enough to offset the fact that the front room offers a spectacular view of the Sears department store. In my opinion, far better options for Italian exist in South Jersey. Wouldn't go back.
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    hot spot
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  • wine
    wineman
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    For a Marc Vetri experience, a little disappointing. Not my type of Sat. Night dining spot. Service was great, apps. were good, but I like my grilled octopus with a little more char and lemon and olive oil I could taste. Pasta w/ fresh fave and mint was very good but whoever added the fresh mint could have used half the amt. It was too overpowering. Less is best. Now for our entre, bistecca for two ( rib eye) cooked to perfection. med. rare. but it had so much grizzle in almost every bite that it no way could be enjoyed. The waitress was very apologetic and the Manager went above and beyond to make us happy. Would definitely return to give a second try when in the area.
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  • Osteria in Moorestown
    achefswife
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding and the service from the front desk to the wait staff were accommodating in every way.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, service could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was very good especially the pizzas. Entrees are somewhat pricey considering the size. Service was fair. The server was personable but seemed to forget about us. Our plates were cleared by a manager who also provided us with dessert menus. We had to ask several times for refills of our beverages.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the Mall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We stopped in for dinner, and had a great meal, not too expensive. Our service ( waiter was Kyle) was great! Food is very good, although not exceptional. Wine list a bit limited. Since is 30 mnutes from my home doubt i will go out of my way, but if in Moorestown would definitely return.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sailor1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    food was incredible! so glad we went. we didn't know it was Restaurant Week, so will try it again when there are more choices...
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Schizophrenic
    Grumpyoldman
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had high expectations, given the hype of Marc Vetri's "new place" in NJ. Unfortunately, the restaurant was very loud (including crying babies and too-loud "background" music). The atmosphere seemed "casual weekend family place" (including beach attire), rather than "nice restaurant". Food was hit-or-miss: 1 excellent appetizer, 1 not memorable; 1 very good pasta entree, a disappointing chicken dish. Menu description of dish didn't necessarily match what came out of the kitchen. Table staff were pleasant and attentive, as well as competent. Professional appearance and demeanor of staff versus very casual attire and attitude of hostess had me guessing, though. Wine recommendations were accurate, wines were a bit pricey.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent food. I went during restaurant week, the choices were great and so was the value. A few screaming children were present. It is at a mall so I wasn't surprised but the tables are really close together so there is minimal buffer
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service excellent restaurant
    antoinetteVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent food, great service, beautiful decor, exceptional, overall excellent restaurant. I olan on visiting the restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Pizza!
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We dined at Osteria during Restaurant Week - 3 courses for $35. We really enjoyed the margherita and parma pizzas. The entrees were well prepared. We noticed that all the other tables had metal buckets that contained bread and breadsticks and a metal olive oil pitcher. As a result of poor service, we did not receive the bread or the oil which was disappointing. Overall it was a good experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was every underwhelmed with the whole meal. The pizza was very good but that was about it very disappointed.
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  • Very Good Food
    CaroleB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a memorable meal which left me feeling that I had just had a visit in Italy. The food was very flavorful meal ended by outstanding desserts. I will return soon.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TrudyLoo
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    By chance we were there on restaurant week. With no soft surfaces in the room, it was very noisy that evening. Not great for conversation but the food was excellent. Our only complaint was that we are not "foodies" and could have used an explanation of what some of the menu items were. Be sure to try some of the great desserts.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Basic meal
    SayntDean
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I love itlian food and Osteria provided a different glimpse of Italian food. I went on during "Pre-it Restaurant Week" so my menu was limited. However what was available was unique and diverse. The flatbread was great and their pastas were nice and rich. The flavor was a bit bland and I wasnted to add salt and or garlic so some of the dishes but I chalked it up to the food being simple and not requiring bold flavors. I love exotic and richly flavored food such as Indian and Asian meals so my opinion may be tendentious. The server was great and we had nice personable moments which always makes a dining experience excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.