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About Osteria Via Stato

(OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where people gather 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 this definition and 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 five.
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

620 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Served Mon-Fri: 11:30a-3p Featuring Pizzas, Salads, Sandwiches, Pastas and Seasonal Antipasti.

Dinner Service at 5:00p Mon-Sun
Mon-Thu: 5:00p-10:00p
Fri-Sat: 5:00p-11:00p
Sun: 5:00p-9:30p
Brunch
Sat-Sun 11:30a-2:30p

Cross Street:
Ontario

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 642-8450

Website:
http://www.osteriaviastato.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking dinner only for maximum of 3 hours.

Public Transit:
CTA bus stop at Ontario & State, Grand - Red Line, River North

Executive Chef:
David DiGregorio

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

A progressive 4-course meal, highlighting seasonal ingredients, local produce and a bounty of Italian specialties. Whether your celebration is a rehearsal dinner for 30 or a corporate event for 200, our only requirement is that everyone enjoys themselves, we'll take care of everything else.

Osteria Via Stato Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Authentic (23)
Romantic (23)
Cozy (22)
Fun (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Casual (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were very good.
Valet was timely except front passenger seat was pushed back(what?) and the car smelled like a Cigar. What is all that about.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server Chris was truly outstanding!
His recommendations were wonderful and insured our entire expirence was perfect.
Bravo!

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The Toasted garlic dipping oil is life changing!

The rest of the food is also great.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I thought the food was excellent! The atmosphere was cozy and cute. It had a modern day feel but also the roots of Italy. The caprese salad was my favorite. I had the Penne pasta and it was delicious! I also recommend their Espresso Martini for an after dinner drink. It was a great experience.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is the third time coming to the restaurant. Always a great experience. The food, service, and ambiance was excellent for an either an intimate setting or just to share a meal with family/friends.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant is a good place for a dinner date. Services was very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a delicious meal with friends on New Years Eve. The night’s risotto special was braised short ribs and was rich, creamy and decadent. Fish special was amazing and of course the pasta was homemade and delicious. The service was fantastic. Tina was very attentive and made our dining experience so fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. One of the best meals we have had to date — absolutely putting it back on our list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent, visit every time in Chicago. Friendly, helpful staff. Great pizza

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another great meal at Osteria. Not only is the food fantastic but the staff is 100% kind, caring and concerned about my family having a great time. Our server was excellent, there when we needed him, but not intrusive at all. He had great suggestions and added needed input to our menu suggestions. Manager was super friendly, making his way from table to table checking on everyone's meals. It's nice when the manager actually makes the rounds and interacts with the guests. Cocktails were unique and strong - no watered drinks at Osteria. The seasonal cranberry mule was our hands down favorite. Food was all excellent - prosciutto & mozzarella appetizer has a ton of prosciutto, bread and cheese. Almost a meal in itself. Seafood stew was savory, rich and full of fresh seafood. What a great tomato-y sauce. Pastas were rich and creamy and the table favorite was the arrabiata. Mashed potato side item was so rich - - it was the best!!! Some interesting desserts - - the chocolate bar comes with candied orange peel and nuts - - they break up the candy bar and you it all together. Fun and tasty! Definitely a great restaurant. We will definitely visit again. A+

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous! We had the family dinner and could not have asked for a better experience. The food was incredible - especially the potatoes in both the apps and main courses. My beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked and the pasta was perfection. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable while also not crowding us or rushing the meal. An amazing experience.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Everything from the appetizers to entrees! We all loved the food and the ambiance! The atmosphere is rustic and warm and wonderful! We loved everything about our dining experience. We hope to return next time we are in Chicago. We hope it doesn’t change. One note - our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly but needed to come by a bit more often - however, we recognize he was very busy with multiple tables.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was Fantastic! Matt our Server was awesome. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I mistakenly reserved this restaurant through OpenTable thinking we had dined there once before. Sadly I was mistaken. I told them we were expecting great Italian food and they said this was the place; however it was crowd food. We ordered the fixed menu for $39. It wasn’t until we got our ticket that I discovered there was an up charge for the fish and steak they were average at best. Had I known I would’ve just ordered off the regular menu the waiter explained it after we got our ticket; he claims he explained it when we ordered. I should’ve read the menu in detail rather than relying on our waiter. The restaurant is in a Hotel with lots of family and children and it caters to that crowd. For a large restaurant it only had one bathroom and if occupied you had to go into the hotel to the second floor passed the swimming pool to get to the public restroom. Anyone wanting a fine dining experience stay clear of this restaurant.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Can't go wrong with the place. Good value and tasty pastas. My husband and I shared an appetizer, two 1/2 pasts portions, a main, gelato for some dessert and vino and it was under $100. Perfect amount of food and everything was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always amazing food and service. If you’re in the mood for pasta, fish or steak (yes, steak!)....this is the place for you. The chicken Mario is a favorite of mine.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Feast of the Seven Fishes was perfect. Loved that they gave you samples of all the sides as well as all of the deserts. The octopus was wonderful. Really enjoyed the roasted garlic and the white bean dip. The seafood stew was succulent. So much seafood , so tender.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed the Christmas Eve special - Feast of the Seven Fishes. I’d recommend it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was cooked to perfection.
The service was on top of everything without being pushy.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Waiter was awful.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic service and delicious food! Highly recommend for a wonderful Italian dinner. And make sure to try to homemade vermouth!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Disappointed that shank was not available. Waitress was quite average.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Parmesan crusted onions were excellent as was the gnocchi. Service was professional and informed but also warm and not arrogant. Dining room very nice. Will return that is certain.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We were wedged literally in between an approximately 30+ person party spanning 3 large tables, in a small room. Those 30 people were yelling across the tables to each other, bumping our table in all directions as they mingled with their friends at the other tables, and the waiters and waitresses were also bumping our table in all directions, trying to serve the large tables and maneuvering around the mingling guests. Not sure why they didn’t put the party in a private room, or inform us that we would be stuck in the middle of it, but when we mentioned the poor experience to the hostess, she really couldn’t care less. Won’t go back even though the food was decent.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was fabulous. Service was ok, but overall great abs we will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service was great. My only small complaint would is that they should make a red sauce that is dairy free. The option they have is fantastic for those who like spicy, it not great for kids. Overall though, everything was wonderful!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My wife and I dined at Osteria Via Stato to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about this experience was great. The food was superb, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was just right for an enjoyable evening. We are likely to return in the future and can recommend this as a great place for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great little Italian spot in Chicago. This was our 2nd time dining here and the food was great again! I had the seafood stew and it was very tasty, great broth! I had the house Chardonnay and it was very tasty and a great price. The manager was around; bussing tables, checking on guest and even grabbed our bill to run. Will go back again!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delish, service was attentive. Very noisy

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We all enjoyed our dinner and has a salad and a side of pasta.—which was plenty of food for the four women eating. They have a large selection of Italian wines from different regions of Italy. We tried the penne pasta, the ravioli with pumpkin and the chicken with broccoli. Everyone said their food was very good. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous experience all around. Classy, warm and rustic decor. Top notch service. Great menu and wine list. Delicious food.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Waiter and staff were very friendly and Acomadating.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service and the food was fantastic. Thank you for a nice evening!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

From Wisconsin. First time at this restaurant. With my daughter and 17 year old grandson who wanted a "food experience". I am also Italian and quite an accomplished cook, so I know and appreciate outstanding service and food. It was great. The waitress was outstanding in her suggestions. We chose the multi course option so we could try different dishes. A great choice. I WILL be back.!!
It was quite noisy, however....a bit hard to have a conversation with the 3 of us without leaning in and talking as loud as we could.
Not going to stop me from returning, however!
Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The best restaurant in Chicago Perfect setting. Amazing food. The best.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Although I have been to the restaurant several times, I've had dinner in the dining room only twice. My first experience was wonderful and coming back for the 2nd time was just as wonderful as the first. The food is outstanding, the service is excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food and wine selection were a true representation of Italy. Very delicious and a great environment.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We made reservations at Osteria as we were staying at the Embassy Suites adjacent to it and were looking for a good Italian dinner on our last night. Based on reviews, we selected this restaurant. They seated us even though we were 15 mins early, and our waiter was excellent! I had their fresh green salad ..... delicious! And their penne pasta in a spicy red sauce with chicken .... excellent! My friend chose the mixed green salad with chicken and raved about it. It was huge .... it’s a main course salad, so beware if you plan to have a protein along with it. He also had the ribeye and commented on how excellent it was. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend them. The ribeye was a bit pricey, but then again it was ~15 oz.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious, we enjoyed everything we ordered. Wait staff was lacking, had to ask for drink and break refills.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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