Osteria 177

4.6
1586 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian


Osteria 177 is the ultimate expression of an Italian tavern where the main attraction is imported delicacies of one-of-a-kind food and wine. Adorned by barreled wine, an Osteria would never lack the sought out local specialties, spices, cheeses, fish or meats. It was here that many people tried to alleviate life's stresses by numbering themselves with good food, good wine, and good company. The owner/chef of the Osteria would take the utmost pride in stocking these praised elements as the basis for mouthwatering meals, a delicious dance-for-all of the five senses. This is the basis for Osteria 177.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday & Saturday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm
Sunday -CLOSED

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 267-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Osteria 177 offers various options to accommodate your private dining needs. Filled with modern amenities with an old world feel, let us make your occasion a memorable one. In addition to our main dining area, we have a newly built space for hosting smaller, more intimate events. Please call for further information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Conduit Street
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Parking details
We offer complementary valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings. From 5PM until close.
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Special events & promotions
Join us on New Year's Eve 2017! Check out our amazing menu! http://www.osteria177.com/new-years-eve/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Osteria177 offers the entire dining and bar area for private parties of 50 to 80 guests Monday through Thursday only. The host of the party can choose from any of our set menus, wine selection, and liquor and cocktails to make their private dining experience here at Osteria177 an event to remember.

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What 1586 People Are Saying
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JS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal, wait staff, bartender and owner were all very accommodating . Look forward to returning.

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J
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner on October 7, 2018 while we were in Annapolis for the Boat show (sailboats). The food was very good (we ate oysters, pasta, veal carpaccio and antipasto) . Our italian waiter was competent and nice. The chairs were very comfortable. It was not too noisy. People around us seem to be enjoying their meal as well. They had a good wine list. We were happy to learn they had expresso (good coffee is hard to find in Annapolis). I would recommend this restaurant but it is not for all budget.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal, the fourth time I have dined at Osteria while in Annapolis and it never disappoints. We always make it a place to eat when in town. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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PD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a wonderful meal but it is a little pricey for 3 of us it was over $225 with only one glass of wine and an antipasto we shared

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here as often as possible. It takes about an hour for us to get to Annapolis from our home, and it is well worth the ride.
Simple- this place is fantastic. Everything about it is top notch. Food, service, etc, all amazing.

Note- the caramelized sea bass is just incredible.

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n
Las Vegas
97 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you eat at an establishment more then five times a month it is because it is fantastic. The food and the service is over the top. If it is not on the menu just ask and they can prepare it for you.

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J
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, food, ambiance and service. Highly recommended for date night or for a business meeting.

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E
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! A bit pricey, but definitely a great special occasion restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place awesome food and drink

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fabulously good food and absolutely great service. enjoy!

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DW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional wait staff. Menu selection is varied and daily specials are a nice complement to the menu.
Sea bass and daily pasta special were fantastic and from the appetizer to main course, we were not disappointed. Best restaurant in Annapolis.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and creatively prepared. Number of exciting specials. Fish and appetizers were outstanding. Highly recommend.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was rated as the best Italian food in town (4.5). The menu was good, but the food was very ordinary.
I ordered a latte. It came in a metal pitcher. The contents was weak coffee with cream added. Zero foam. After sending it back, it was returned with a weak attempt, no better than the first try.
The biggest complaint I have with Open Table are the ratings. A high percentage of restaurants are rated 4 and better. Many 4.5’s and up are mediocre.
Most of the bery best restaurants have slightly higher ratings than the mediocre ones.
We eat out for dinner about 200 or more times per year, and find the same issue all the time.

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MM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been here a couple of times before and the experience was much better overall. Our waiter rushed us through the ordering process and seemed to be annoyed at us for taking our time ( the restaurant was not packed and there was no one waiting to be seated the entire time we were there) I wanted to try a sample of a wine I was unsure about but they would not open a bottle for me- I've never had that happen in a fine dining restaurant! The appetizer we had was outstanding and although my fish was wonderful and the sauce delicious, the 2 slivers of over cooked veggies and the small dollop of uninspired mashed potatoes were not worthy of the fish it came with. Our dessert was very good and overall we enjoyed ourselves but it could've been better for the price.

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n
Las Vegas
97 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want better Italian cuisine you might find it in Italy. Osteria outshines them all in this whole area.

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CH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

This has been one of my favorite restaurants but Saturday night was a bit of a disappointment.We sat down at 6:30 PM, waiting for some friends who came 10 minutes later, Ordered drinks and wine about 6:50 at 7:20 PM, we still had not been served drinks, then the wine did not come which I told him to bring with the drinks.
I had the duck which was OK. The others who had fish were very happy.
Hopefully, this was the exception on a holiday weekend.

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KH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing!! The only thing that would have made our experience better was the service. They seemed maybe understaffed; our service was quite overwhelmed - but he worked hard. Can’t wait to go back!

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RD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was outstanding from start to finish. The chef has a deft touch with seafood, and the quality of the food was fantastic. Our server was great! I highly recommend Osteria 177.

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, the food here is always delicious. For example, calamari is grilled not deep fried. Awesome.
the wine list is extensive, but very pricy (difficult to get bottles under $80...) .

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vacation dinner. Attentive service, delicious food and we enjoyed a table near the front where we could people watch. Relaxing and enjoyable meal.

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A
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vitello tonnato is a must, hopefully it will be on their menu. From the greeting, to the service, to the presentation of our delightful meals...perfection!

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for an outstanding Italian meal. Great ingredients, presentation and service.

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SQ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. Best calamari ever! Our server was Keith and he could not have been better

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RK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant came highly recommended. We are not from the area so there for we had to ask around for recommendations. This was a great find. Would definitely visit again!

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DJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at Osteria 177. My husband doesn't care about food or dining out ~ he just humors me! However, he was very impressed with the food, the friendly, but not intrusive service, and the overall ambience of the restaurant. I heard him actually talking to our children about what a great experience it was! I was elated that he had such a good time! Both of us ordered fish entrees and they were superb! The Chilean Sea Bass and the Red Snapper entrees should not be missed. Osteria does fish superbly. It is clear that they source the freshest fish and prepare it with great care. Overall, the food reminded us of dining in Rome. You should not miss the panna cotta at the end of the meal. It really felt like we were back in Italy.
You will not be disappointed.
On reflection there were only two small missteps:
The first was the champagne brought to us and presented as complimentary. My husband and I mentioned how kind it was of the restaurant only to find out the next day it was sent by our children to wish us a happy anniversary.
The second was a very disappointing Caesar Salad. The chopped lettuce was lackluster, over dressed and sprinkled with parmesan instead of nice shards of a good Parmigiano-Reggiano. I was looking for well-made house made croutons only to find four very disappointing ones of some type. I recognize from the quality of Osteria's food that this salad is not up to their standard.

However, I want this review to end on a high note because overall, we had great service, wonderful food and will, without a qualm, return for another fine dining experience.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good but very overpriced. The service was OK. The only reason we went to this restaurant is because we had $150 gift certificate. A dinner for four people was almost $200 very overpriced for what we got. This is supposed to be in Italian cuisine restaurant the music that they were playing sounded almost Mexican in style did not think much of the Decour very disappointed. Would not go there again

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening. Great food! Enjoyed everything about the restaurant.

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W
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fabulous!

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r
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! My wife's lobster tails were perfect, as was my filet. Pricey, but well worth it.

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s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent and atmosphere was perfect for a dinner date night out. We enjoyed every bite. The service was okay. Our waiter forgot to bring the pasta we ordered with the chicken dish but we had more than enough to eat anyway and what came on both of our dishes was delicious. The Wine was really good and paired well with the filet.

For desert we ordered Creme Brule to share and a cup of the Spanish coffee. The desert came but no coffee. We waited patiently while our waiter was serving up the dish at a nearby table. We asked one of the female staff that would refill the water glasses but she stated we had to wait on our waiter for the coffee? When he was finished with the nearby table I made mention the coffee had not yet arrived. Again, he said it would be just a minute. We finished desert and the Spanish coffee finally came a few minutes after. The coffe was good, but the timing was not right as we were more than ready to leave at that point. With the amount of staff and as empty the restaurant was, I would have thought we would have been better taken care of from a higher end restaurant. Again, amazing food. The wait staff owes the chef some of their 20% tip because the food made up for their lack of attentiveness and attention to detail.

Because the food was so good I would repeat hoping I had a different experience with the waiter.

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d
Baltimore
187 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My wife liked the branzino, but my veal was awful. sent it back, second time no better. Yuk.

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Had friends in from Houston and they were extremely impressed with the quality of the food

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TA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Although we found the food very good, the noisy ambiance, poor (slow) service, overpriced wine selection, and overall experience rather disappointing. A fine dining experience was lacking with service that was too casual. Our servers had trouble communicating with each other and with our party. The television at the bar with the baseball game was particularly distracting in a restaurant that should be upscale (at least judging by their prices). Overall, we were disappointed with our celebration.

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T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria is consistently amazing, has been since we started coming to our weekend home in Annapolis in 2009. Easily the best sauces for Mediterranean cuisine in the Baltimore-DC area. Amazing and diverse array of pasta dishes, fresh whole fish and options for those who enjoy a good filet. Always a professional and warm staff and an atmosphere that can range from elegant to warm and inviting. While not necessarily geared toward children, they treat our 3 y/o daughter like the longstanding patron she is and the whole waitstaff has been briefed on her favorite dish and how she likes it served. The chef knows we are in the house when her order comes in! Bartender is a real mixologist—as much as we enjoy the wine menu, we crave his creations just as much. Osteria 177 is our go-to spot every weekend if we can manage to plan ahead and will dine at 5pm if it enables us to sneak in. Only hiccup I have ever experienced is rare slowness with a very, very large party, but this is rare and the dining experience and cordiality of the staff more than offsets such rare occurrences. Osteria 177 truly is an essential dining experience if you’re in Annapolis.

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M
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Ben, our waiter was professional and pleasant. Dining room could use a face lift to brighten it up. Also was very warm. Probably 15-20 customers and our guess-roome temp was about 78-79 degrees. Really a 3 and 1/2 star for ambience.

We were checking the place out for a group dinner in September. The on duty manager had little interest in accommodating us. Said they were busy without even checking dates. Too bad for them....may be ok for us.
Food and service very good. 4 stars.

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n
Las Vegas
97 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food in the state

In fact one of the best restaurants in all types of food

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DC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Seafood lasagna and Branzino with crab, delicious. Service was good but waiter kept hovering around table.

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n
Las Vegas
97 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the finest restaurant in the mid Atlantic area.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to Osteria 177 for our anniversary. The service was pleasant and prompt, and unobtrusive. We enjoyed cocktails, an appetizer, and well prepared steak and veal. The tiramisu for dessert was out of this world !

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently high quality food and service. Atmosphere is quiet and pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

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