Osteria 166

4.6
930 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Situated in the heart of the beautiful downtown City of Buffalo, New York. Osteria 166 offers a wide variety of options For Lunch, Dinner and Catering. Stop in and enjoy the food, the cocktails and the people. Come be part of OUR FAMILY!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very helpful we appreciated her suggestions. Don’t recall her name but she had red hair and was great!

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated at our table right on time. Server was excellent and attentive on a holiday evening. The restaurant was busy and a bit loud but not overbearing. The pasta and sauce was very good. Everyone enjoyed the food. I would definitely return for dinner again.

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DO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from beginning to end! We have been there many times. I highly recommend it!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server was great. Took my lady there for her birthday. We’ve dined all over the city but this place was first time for both of us. We were both very happy with everything. Great job!

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m
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad thing to say about this restaurant. Food is fresh, and delicious. Service is impeccable (ask for Shannon...simply the best). The pizza never disappoints. Homemade pasta, and the most delicious sauce. The chocolate cake is probably my favorite dessert in Buffalo, I just rarely save room. Save room...its worth every calorie. Hands down, the best Italian restaurant in buffalo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was okay. The wild boar was pretty bad and should have been sent back.

Our server was lovely but very busy. Our food was outstanding on previous visits not so much this trip.

We did appreciate your accommodations for a large group and separate checks. Would have been nice to have a manager walking around to check on tables.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative menu, excellent service!

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TE
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was fantastic the waiter answered all my questions
The food was great had the wild boar

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BT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

The waitress forgot my salad and never acknowledged it. The dinner was delicious but too small. We reserved for a party of 7 but they crammed us all into a table meant for 6 and it was over crowded. Disappointing experience

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly service. Food was wonderful and it was the perfect place to go then walk to the theater.

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DT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Awful wine list, terrible pizza and great service

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JP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Risotto sticks and meatballs are the best! Also check out sister restaurants Villaggio and Mercato!

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive service, reasonable wine-by-the-glass selection, and good quality and well- cooked steaks. Risotto was delicious. A good business meal.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!

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W
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service. Noise level was loud,it was hard to talk to all 6 people at the table ,but after saying something to the staff they lowered the music

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s
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night at Osteria! Our waiter, Rob, was knowledgeable and efficient and the food was amazing!

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KK
Mobile
56 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, reasonably sized portions. It came out not as hot as we'd have liked, but other than that issue, which they fixed for us, I heard no other complaints. Yummy drinks and friendly staff and a beautiful restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The carbonara was absolutely incredible!!!

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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went before the Bob Seger concert on Thursday-great service-excellent food- we had the Oysters in snow-Delicious and the Sea Bass was amazing. Highly recommend for a great dinner

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a
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good quality, good pricing, great atmosphere and service. Would have like to have seen some "healthier" options, for example, grilled chicken on the menu (just about everything is breaded).

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Rob is a great server! Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine choices.

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RT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the specials tonight… A lamp shank braised and cooked to perfection… Outstanding flavor paired with root vegetables. Appetizers and best pasta Fagioli aroun. Outstanding service with great staff all around.

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RC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food, outstanding service. We will be back.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly hostess and servers, delicious pizzas, and great drinks! Will definitely go back.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic meal ! Perfect New Years Eve dinner

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

very friendly staff!!! our waitress was very nice and energentic!!!

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R
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for New Years Eve dinner and were seated upstairs. The ambiance there is not so good but the food made up for it. My Lamb shank was perfect. Others has pasta and A "Lobster and Seafood Addiction" Which they said was delicious. The desserts were fantastic.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We love trying new restaurants..we felt the entree price did not match the quality food..there nothing spectacular about the sauce/pasta. Just regular..however Kevin our server made the experience really enjoyable..so I guess if the food is just okay..the service has to over compensate..which it did. And we later had drinks at the bar and He was wonderful too..

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A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They burned her chicken, my bun ( what's a bun cost? $ .10 ) waitress was "not present"...
NYE we had the lunch menu and crappy Lunch cooks. Definitely no chef in there.

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m
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding, as usual. We have had the same waiter the last two visits, and he has been absolutely wonderful. Polite, attentive, and able to deal with our picky food requests. Food remains consistent, and absolutely delicious. Best Italian restaurant in Buffalo by far!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick does an out standing job.... always,
Mario

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NA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria was absolutely amazing! The food was so delicious and the service was excellent.

The chicken Milanese was to die for, especially with the homemade pasta they serve it with. You will not be disappointed with anything you order. I highly recommend it!

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RG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. They have great food great wait staff and great atmosphere.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of five and all our meals were delicious. Also we arrived 45 minutes earlier than our reservations and they were able to accommodate us!! Waiter was very good also.

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TK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Very noisy
I’ll be back

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TO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Too noiz. Buy some acoustic treatment

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the roasted Brussels — simply amazing! Every entree was also delicious. And the zeppole and hand-Made cannoli chips with dipping cream were incredible. Go. Just go!

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent, authentic Italian without the usual heavy-handed melted mozzarella/parm on everything found in typical Italian-American restaurants. Salads come in two sizes with house-made dressings and creative contents. I had fig salad with radiccio, then Italian pulled pulled pork with chestnut gnocchi--literally one of the best meals I've ever had. Prices are surprisingly reasonable. We've been there 4 times this year. We never do that. We've had some spotty service on Saturdays, but pleasant nonetheless. Make a reservation the place is always justifiably busy.

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife & I frequently go out and eat. This was a nice place and food was very good. We will go back again

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shannon was great... as usual!! I got the stuffed pepper pizza, seriously the best pizza ever. So fresh it was right from the oven. Love this restaurant.

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