Osteria Via Stato

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$31 to $50
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Italian
(OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where to enjoy antipasti with wine, a plate of pasta or an Italian feast, all served with the warmth and hospitality of family. Osteria Via Stato, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant follows the Italian tradition of seasonally prepared dishes featuring local ingredients and artisanal producers paired with an all Italian wine list. Osteria Via Stato opens daily at 5:00pm. Sundays feature a bountiful brunch buffet, including bottomless mimosas for 34.95++ per person. Kids 12 and under eat FREE.
Pizzeria Via Stato located adjacent to Osteria Via Stato is a cozy, Roman-style pizzeria that continues to highlight Executive Chef Digregorio’s passion for market-fresh ingredients. The tavern pizzas have crispy, thin crust with both artisanal and classic toppings. The tavern also features 300 Italian wines, local bottles and draft beers as well as an extensive selection of small plates. Pizzeria Via Stato offers both lunch and dinner
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ET
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely casual meal. We had the meatballs, the warm bread with roasted garlic and 2 pizzas. The 4 of us shared these. And I had a nice glass of wine. The ambiance is great too.

MM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was great as always— they never disappoint in treating guests great. HOWEVER— not only did they raise the price of the Italian Night Out, but they used to give you 2 salads and 2 pastas— now just one — AND the entree upcharges are WAY out of control—time for me to find a new “favorite” restaurants ....

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food! Start there. Waiter was good - timing of meal, knowledge of wine list. It was a bit too loud for my taste. The ambiance was good. It really felt like a town in Italy.

Osteria Via Stato
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the great review! Sorry it was a bit too loud for you.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The family style was a very good deal.

Osteria Via Stato
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Thank you!

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JD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took way too long (40+ minutes) for food to arrive after ordering. Waiter did offer a complimentary dessert, which we swapped out for a complimentary lass of wine. Quite frankly, food quality was disappointing. I dine frequently for both business and personal. This was suppose to be a casual personal evening. Overall - very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

For parties over 6 people, they insist you order from a price fix menu

b
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I had a drink at the bar before dining. I observed a server refilling soft drinks at the bar while he “grazed” on the fruit at the bar. After drinks were filled, he spent time, a lot of time, chatting with the bartender. People were waiting for their drinks. He was our server for dinner.

Service was ok. I’ve dined at Osteria 20 times in the past 3 years & this time our server was not nearly as polished and focused on details( checkback, refilling water or wine) as every time before. Yes, I was not impressed because of his actions prior to him becoming my server, but he left me wondering where the “wow” was from prior visits.

F
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We didn’t realize the New Year Eves menu would be different from everyday but it was a five course meal every course delicious!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waitress was very nice.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Restaurant in menu. We went for New Year’s Eve in each course was outstanding. Our server was excellent allowing us to linger a bit at the table

DD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for the first time on New Year's Eve. As busy as the night was the service was excellent. The food is beyond delicious and the place is just lovely. I was especially impressed as I asked for a pasta dish that is generally a meat dish to be turned vegetarian. The chef did a wonderful job without any delay in us getting our food.

I pretty much like all the Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, and this is one of their best. Highly recommended!

OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal great service and a lovely table.

NC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The pizza we had was very good. However, the pasta was not the quality nor caliber I would expect in a downtown Italian restaurant.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food—especially loved the cavatelli (though I’m vegetarian, so no meat—still delicious). Guests enjoyed a seafood pasta and another vegetable shrimp pasta and loved those as well. Wonderful plentiful tiramisu to share topped it off. Honestly it was a great cozy setting where we could eat and talk and truly enjoy ourselves without being rushed.

M
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The tables are very close together. As a result it felt like it was loud, perhaps because people had to yell to hear the conversation at their own table over the table next to them. The beef carpaccio was just okay. It would have been better with capers and fresh Parmesan cheese. It was interesting that they also didn’t have fresh Parmesan rather than the attempt to “disguise” what was kraft Parmesan cheese.

On the positive the service was great and the complimentary sparkling water was much enjoyed.

DK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! One of our favorite spots!

s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. There were five of us and we could hear each other. Waiter was great and food was super. We were not rushed at all

HB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful feast of the seven fishes on Christmas Eve.

HV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had waited for years to experience The Feast of the Seven Fishes. Osteria Via Stato did not disappoint, it was absolutely AWESOME!!!! Every single person from the young woman at the desk to the servers/waitress was friendly and accommodating. I have been bragging about my experience to anyone who will listen...LOL
Thank you, thank you, thank you for exceeding my expectations.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great waiter. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We will be back for sure

CM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place!!

JC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! We had a fabulous family holiday party. We will be back!

RK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Loved the quieter ambiance; you can actually talk to each other.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Marcus, was terrific - very engaging without interfering, and provided good recommendations. Food was excellent and wine list was quite good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for brunch with Santa. Kids under 12 were free. Bottomless mimosas and bellinis were included. The cost of the brunch was $34.95. This was the cheapest meal we had while in Chicago and the best. Everything I tried was absolutely delicious! Our server was fantastic. When we got there, we were one of the only ones there. It got much busier but she still visited our table often. My Bellini glass was kept filled. Santa was very good. Children were given lots of personal attention. This was s wonderful experience. We will be back!

ES
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

So noisy we could not talk! So much oil on the food !!! Way too oily!!

KP
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love coming to this restaurant. Overall it’s one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Food is great. Service is great. Drinks are great. I’d change nothing about this restaurant. They also have a great vegetarian selection and a great wine list.

K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. We also appreciated the birthday dessert on the house.

l
Minneapolis
88 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to come for the “Dinner Party” - which starts off with roasted garlic in balsamic & oil on their wonderful bread. The start also included white bean salad, polenta with duck ragu, and my favorite potatoes in aoili. They fry the potatoes so they are crunchy outside and soft inside which are wonderful, and then they add aoili to it to make them spectacular! That’s the start of this party! Then we had a wonderful pasta with spinach and creamy tomato sauce. The main entrees were every bit as good - the short rib was amazing, along with the trout with artichoke and spinach. Overall a very memorable meal!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, pleasant ambiance. Bathroom needed serious cleanup.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food! Well done

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Real Italian. Fabulous crusty bread as well. Great wait staff.

n
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely cozy restaurant! There are 2 restaurants-one is a bar and pizza restaurant, perfect place for a casual pizza, sandwiches, salad, etc,with a cozy and rustic ambiance-perfect for a cold winter night. The pizza has a very thin crust-delicious! There is a more formal restaurant connected which is lovely, great atmosphere, very cozy with excellent service and unique menu with great food. Our dishes were excellent! I had the trout with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes, the trout was outstanding! My husband had the shrimp and pasta dish and loved it. The bread basked was filled with very crusty sour dough bread served with balsamic vinegar/oil and we also received a complimentary starter of baked onion topped with tasted like cheddar cheese-very good. Again, the restaurant was perfect for a beautiful dinner in a cozy, quiet and lovely restaurant. Our server was great, very attentive and made it an extra special dining experience. We will definately go back again and again when visiting Chicago!

BB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu! Fabulous service. Very attentive staff. Plenty of great wines for all tastes. Will be back!!

AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of my favorite places to go for Italian food when I'm in Chicago!!

F
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is my second visit, while attending an annual professional conference nearby. Our group had a round table in the corner this time; much nicer than the rectangular table in the middle of the room last time. The food is reliably tasty and well-prepared. We would rate it not quite outstanding, but excellent. Service is professional and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and lively. Recommended.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, a must try if you’re in the area

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, cozy, very nice, good food, we had great time.

RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the service, but unfortunately our dinner experience was just ok.

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