Osteria Via Stato
Wednesday night early dinnerAfter reading some online reviews, I was expecting a noisy place with OK food and mediocre service. Perhaps our 5:30 arrival was a factor, but we found the dining room quite charming, the noise level OK for conversation and the server terrific. The food was great also. We were the first table of 4 in the restaurant, but it did start to fill before we left. I could tell that the noise was increasing with more diners, but I expected that. We will go again
One huge disappointments that you can't order pizza in the dining room. We were told that it's two different restaurants, the pizzeria and the oesteria. They are literally adjoining rooms. Seems rather ridiculous.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFeast.We had a great time at Osteria. The pork was tender, juicy and delicious. All the small plates brought before the entrees were delightful. We were introduced to a great Italian wine. Our server was perfect. We couldn't have had a nicer experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a feast!We had an amazing time at Osteria Via Stato! We chose to do the Italian Dinner Party which consists of picking one entree & you get SO MANY appetizers & side dishes! It was a great way to get to try a multitude of items on the menu & each one was fabulous! This was our third time at the restaurant & it's one of places not to miss when we visit Chicago!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy and deliciousThe food was excellent. Started off with fresh baked bread with oil/cheese that was the best I may have ever had. My girlfriend enjoyed their moscato wine. Dinner was excellent. She had the hand rolled gnocchi and loved it. I had the penne, which had a spicier sauce on it with chicken that was amazing.
Our server was very nice and knowledgeable but also seemed like she was stretched thin across too many tables. Food and drinks didn't take too long to arrive but getting our check and then change took a considerable amount of time.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a reservation and wereWe had a reservation and were seated right away. We had delicious and unusual cocktails and then chose the specially designed dinner menu. It started with fabulous caramelized onions, salad and something else I can't remember, then there was a pasta course after which we each chose our own main dish. For desert we had a terrific very different dessert. The server came with a chocolate bar which he pounded up, and brought a bowl of assorted nuts and candied oranges for us to combine and nibble on. It was very original and fun to eat. The service was excellent and atmosphere had a European feel to it. It was a perfect dining experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best Italian in the cityOur server was OUTSTANDING. I have been here many times and they always offer great service, wonderful food and a fun atmosphere.
Make sure you go on an empty stomach! LOTS AND LOTS of food. Try the balsamic onions and veal meatballs if they offer them that evening.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBellissimo!I love this restaurant. It's consistently top-quality, delicious food with wonderful service and ambiance that makes you feel as if you're in Italy.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian diningThis is the best Italian food I ever ate. This tops other Italian restaurants I've gone to. Their food is authentic Italian. Will be back again soon.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a dinner at OsteriaWe had a dinner at Osteria via Stato over the weekend. As for the entrees, I ordered the Gnocchi and it was absolutely decadent, like soft little pillows that melt in your mouth. It was comprable, if not better, then the Gnocchi I had in Little Italy, NY.
My wife had ordered the Penne pasta, which was delicious as well. As for drinks, I had a dry martini and she had a peach Bellini, which were both made very well. We had a great waiter and service was excellent. All in all, it was a good dining experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat italian, good alt to quartinoperfect food! perfect place! the dinner party is an excellent menu choice. i had the salmon, it was great!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOsteria is Outstanding!The food is excellent but especially memorable s the outstanding staff! Our waiter remembered us from the last time we had dinner at least a year ago! An excellent choice for good food and friendly service.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Italian food, reasonableDelicious Italian food, reasonable prices, and great service. Can't get any better than that!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAll the food was delicious,All the food was delicious, but especially liked the baked onion with Parmesan, and the complimentary bread and oil, balsamic, and roasted garlic.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Star of River NorthLettuce Entertain You restaurants are known for their consistent hits, and this is no exception. Osteria Via Stato's environment creates an intimate environment for you and your fellow diners. The food is exceptional with fresh, natural ingredients selected by none other than Chef David Digregorio himself. The food is prepared with great care and style. From the humblest of ingredients in the crostini to the richness of the steaks, the richness of the ingredients shine through. If you are in the mood for a great Italian meal with friends or family, Osteria Via Stato is the ideal place.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal at Osteria!As usual a great experience at Osteria Via Stato. The food was fantastic, the service was polished and efficient and the entire staff made us feel welcome. It's a wonderful change from many restaurants where they act like they're doing you a favor by serving you. Food was delicious - from the prosciutto appetizer to meat ragu pappardelle to the seafood stew, everything was made from quality ingredients and had exceellent flavors and presentations. Our favorite new addition to the menu was the chocolate bar dessert. Bar comes with almonds and candied orange peels and is broken up in small bites to eat. Totally unique and a fantastic flavor profile. Atmosphere is authentically Italian and the place is always hopping. Definitely great!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice dinnerWe had not been back for a while. I'm happy to say it seems to be back to it's old level of great service and food. We ordered a few of the appetizers. The onions with parmesan are my favorite. We followed with salads, they were great. We ordered a variety of entrees, i had the pasta with shrimp and it was very good. Our server was friendly and helpful.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food @ OsteriaGreat food and great service at Osteria. The entire staff is welcoming and full of enthusiasm. Our server was very knowldgeable about the entire menu and drinks. She had several excellent recommendations and contributed to our enjoyment of the meal. The food is probably the best Italian we have ever eaten. The polenta with meat ragu is an excellent appetizer, along with the proscuitto and bread. Both are of the highest quality and delicious. As for entrees the pappardelle could not have been better and the special Hunter's Stew was flavorful and full of interesting ingredients such as quail. Dessert was unique and full of bright pops of flavor. The gelatos are so appealing and fresh looking. A delightful end to a quality meal. A+2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful mealWe had a lovely meal. There were six of us so we did the "family style" meal, it was outstanding. The onions, the meatballs, the pasta selections....even the salad was terrific. Our individual meals were great, as were the brussel sprouts and the potatoes. Our server was very helpful with our wine selections, and the pace of the entire meal was great. We had a lovely evening! Thank you!12/15/2012 12:00:00 AM