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Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriaphilly.com
  • Phone: (215) 763-0920
  • Hours of Operation: This Mother's Day, Osteria will be open from 4PM to 10PM: Sunday, May 11th, 2014.

    Lunch: Thursday and Friday 11:30-2:00 p.m. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00-10:00 Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jeffrey Michaud
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer two private dining rooms. The Wine Room, cozy with a view into the wine cellar, seats up to 30. The glass enclosed Patio offers the ambience of outdoor dining with the comfort of being indoors and seats up to 50. The Chef's Table located in our kitchen is perfect for groups 8-14. The whole restaurant is available for groups 50-150. Several menu options, all parties are served family style.
  • Private Party Contact: events@vetrifamily.com (215) 763-0920
  • Special Events & Promotions: Osteria frequently hosts demonstration dinners, wine and beer dinners and tastings as well as hands on cooking classes. For a schedule of events please go to www.osteriaphilly.com/events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wallace Street
  • Public Transit: Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and metered parking on Broad Street free after 6pm. Free parking on Mt.Vernon and Wallace Streets.
A word from Osteria
Rustic Northern Italian featuring homemade pastas, thin crust pizzas and wood grilled meats and fish. An all Italian wine list highlights small producers and an international beer list focuses on artisinal brews. A traditional Italian Osteria nestled on North Broad Street.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to expressly try their Parma pizza and it was divine! Started with a roasted seasonal vegetable appetizer which was heavenly..we left there knowing we'd be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great night at Osteria. Particularly enjoyed the strawberry negroni, rigatoni with chicken livers, and roast pork special. This was our first Vetri experience and we can't wait to try more!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is delicious and any pasta is special. The breads and house made bread sticks are addicting. The flavors blend and the pizza superb. The wine and beer lists are well paired. The service is knowledgeable."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Overpriced forcing you to choose for red from a Cannonau or wines by the glass. Nothing in between."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food and outstanding service made our 70 mile trip to meet friends well worth the effort. This is not our first time here and we will continue to come back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We hadn't been in some months but were delighted to find it in top form a convivial ambience, Responsive service, terrific suggestions for wine, and specials as imaginative as the standard menu. The traditional pizzas had a crust that was both delicately crispy and tasty, the grilled asparagus was Perfect, the pastas wonderful. Kudos Osteria team!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Start off with the antipasti tray for the table, the polenta or fettucinne for app and then I highly recommend the ribeye steak for two from Creekstone Farm and the chicken is to die for!! Last but not least, all the desserts are amazing. We went to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. We were so full and celebrating with cake at home but they still brought us out a complimentary gelato with a candle. Also, the hostess has always been accommodating and very professional along with the waiters and waitress's who are ALL very knowledgeable with ingredients. Just a consistent fabulous restaurant! Can't wait to go back again soon."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our waiter while trying to cork the bottle of red wine spilled on Me Netsky's shirt! The manager offered to pay for dry cleaning & we refused. The least you could have done was compt the bottle of wine!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time here and all of us in our party of four were amazed. From the moment we arrived the staff created a friendly and accommodating atmosphere. We had three different appetizers and four different entrees. All were well prepared and delicious. It was the perfect way to end a long day. Kudos to the chef and the entire staff."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Ever since Osteria opened their doors, this is the place to stretch your palate, relax in some of the best service to be found in the city and explore wines not ordinarily to be found."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have dined at Osteria many times and have yet to have a poor meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Service was tops, beautiful solarium dining area, wine outstanding and the food was really incredible. The suckling pig and the rabbit were both really proper."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "if you bring your kids, or expecting them to make you a chicken parm or something at a olive garden...nope true Italiano at this place"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "music was too loud. Restaurant did turn down the volume. Short list of wines by the glass and was on the expensive side. The food was delicious and unique."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We started off with the sweetbreads and the octopus salad. The octopus salad was quite good with a nice char while still keeping the octopus tender, the arugula went well with it. The sweetbreads came with fruit that was either sauteed or braised in a simple syrup. The sweetbreads were wonderfully cooked. For our entrees we went with the asparagus pasta and the suckling pork special. The pasta was awesome, definitely made fresh and it tasted as though they cooked the pasta in maybe some vegetable or some chicken stock which gave it another added layer of flavor. The suckling pig was amazing. We ended the meal with the chocolate flan and the hazelnut crostata. Both were good but not really memorable to be honest."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was disapointed by my recent visit to Osteria last week. One of the reasons was the noise level in their patio was so loud my wife and I had trouble hearing eachother .Another disappointment was their selection of wines by the glass.There were 4 choices for reds only .Realy in a restaurant with a sommelier ? The waitress was amazing and the food that this kitchen pumps out is rediculous good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent home made pasta! This place is fancy with a very rustic feel so it doesn't feel stuffy. Great food and waiter was very helpful. It's expensive if you order 3 courses but you don't necessarily need that much food. There is plenty of amazing bread and sharing courses is more than enough food with each having your own main entree. LOVED it."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The menu is unique. The quality of the food is excellent. It is one of the few restaurants where the wait staff is truly professional."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Osteria this past Saturday and enjoyed every minute of our experience. We were celebrating our anniversary and had received a gift card to the restaurant. Osteria is a great restaurant and lives up to the rave reviews it always receives. The food was delicious - fresh and well prepared. Great beer and wine list. The bartender was especially helpful in wine selection. The wait staff was well trained - just the right amount of time between courses. We would highly recommend this lively center city restaurant. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This meal was amazing from start to finish. Couldn't have asked for anything else."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Love the selection. Nice to sit down for a meal and have everything taken care of. I always drop my napkin. The staff is aware of our needs and makes sure we have what we need."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was bangin. Thank you to Herrison Sherry and the rest of the staff. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The pasta with the short ribs was superb. My new favorite."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was tasty for the most part, portions insultingly small for the price, and they served us three dishes with different ingredients than were listed on the menu. Mostly overpriced, "trendy" kind of place that we would not return to. Our octopus appetizer $18 had, no exaggeration, 2 pieces of octopus, perhaps 1 ounce. Silly. We ordered a pasta dish with "Fiddlehead Ferns" as listed on the menu. It was served with peas instead. When we asked what happened, waitress said, "sorry we ran out.""
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The Polenta dessert was amazing! Waiter was very good!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted to share a bunch of plates and have wine paired for us instead of ordering a full bottle or one full entre each. The sommelier was extremely helpful. The food is unique without being too overly unusual. The noise level is pretty high but it wasn't an issue for us."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were very excited to try this less formal version of Vetri. We have eaten several times at the neighborhood gem, Amis, and love it. The dinner started off well with a fantastic with succulent octopus and an amazing rigatoni with chicken liver and sage. But the rabbit casalinga was dry and the suckling pig special disappointing. Regarding the latter, we have had better roast suckling pig in tiny off road trattorias in Spain, Portugal and Italy! The service was not as attentive and wait between dishes quite long. Although our wine sommelier was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Too noisy - could hardly hear my friends speaking. Food was not worth the price. Had the pork special and there was nothing outstanding about it. Likely will not return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I would recommend any one and every one to eat here! We went for my sisters birthday with our parents and we had the perfect experience! The food was amazing and worth every penny. We sat out in the glass roof patio which was beautiful and we felt completely spoiled! the service was seamless and there was just such a great vibe flowing through the entire restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dining experience at Osteria. I was taking a good friend of mine out to dinner for her birthday and wanted to go some place different. Osteria was perfect. It is very much Italian and you may need to brush up on some of the terminology there. The waiters were very helpful and attentive with the menu suggestions. The portions are not large, I would say just right. This is the perfect place to take a date or for that special occasion. I will be making another trip there for sure!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great combinations of of pizza and perfectly cooked pasta . The pasta was dellicate with terrific flavor. They also offer half size portions for easier tasting."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I dined at Osteria before and was not that impressed with the food. This time I really enjoyed the experience, as did the two others with me. Selected entrees were goat, sea bass, and candele pasta with wild boar bolognese. All were tasty. The complimentary breads were also very good, not just your obligatory crusty whites. Dined in the "greenhouse" area, which is pleasant. Service was excellent. Kathleen was super attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Osteria was fantastic! There was a wonderful selection of wines and entrees. Our server gave great suggestions when we asked for recommendations on what to order. The food was delicious, the place is lovely, and our server was the best I've ever had in any restaurant. It was a truly memorable experience. I wish I lived in Philly so I could keep going back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From appetizer to dessert, our dining experience was superb...Appetizers for our group was a vegetable antipasti, as well as a house cured meat platter, and a cheese plate with homemade jams... The array of vegetables were not only beautiful, but, tasty and original...Beets, brussel sprouts, carrots, arugula, tomatoes, etc...Each one different, but, wonderful flavor... A variety of fish, rabbit and steak dishes were ordered for dinner, with the rabbit being the overall winner... For dessert, the pistachio gelato was fabulous...Will be back to try the pizza!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was obviously excellent. Lamb ribs fell off the bone. It was pretty loud where we sat. The food runner was surly."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "While the portions are small for the relatively expensive prices, the flavor and depth of the dishes is fantastic. I would recommend the fusilli with short rib and the pig special."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Awesome! I had put off using a gift card I had received for a special occasion . It was worth waiting and imwillmcertainly return again!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We saw Chef Michaud at a cooking demonstration in March in Arizona and made a note to visit Osteria on our next trip to Philadelphia. Osteria was every bit as good as we expected. The house-made pasta, the creative dishes, and the reasonably priced wine list made for a wonderful evening. We will definitely return on our next Philadelphia trip."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great find on the other side of broad street! Romantic and rustic italian with amazing tastes with every course. Brick oven Pizza and marinated vegetables were a delicious start. The handmade pasta made us feel reminiscent of trip to Tuscany. Great service and eclectic menu- Highly recommend! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "i took my husband here for his birthday, as he's been wanting to check the place out for almost a year. he seemed to enjoy himself and the food. but i was not impressed by the menu (there was at least one part of every single item that i had absolutely no idea what it was), the meal, the drinks or the atmosphere, which was very disappointing to me. i was really looking forward to dining here, as my husband had been talking the place up for months. the food was not bad, but i was not impressed, and it seemed very overpriced. our bill was close to $200, and we didn't have much food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014