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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (31)
Romantic (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Cozy (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Authentic (22)
Fun (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (17)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Good good nothing over the top except for the granita

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day - they had an excellent menu for the occasion. Great service. Will definitely go back, food was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Felt like the server was unhappy with us not choosing the prix fixe. Otherwise the experience was great, the food was amazing and they paid attention to the special notes that I made when I reserved.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We were there for Valentine's Day and had a wonderful meal and nice romantic table! We were in a corner by several candles so it was a very nice setting away from all the hustle and bustle of the restaurant given the holiday. Food was wonderful, better than what we've had before! We frequent this restaurant especially for special occasions and get the "dinner party" package all the time. This is probably the best meal we had at the restaurant! They normally do a great job and its always a great value but 2/14 was exceptional. However, I just loved my scallops and gnocchi on 2/14! Hats off to the Chef for such a wonderful job given the volume they were getting that night for V-day! I loved the nice touch of the single rose that they gave to all the ladies coming in that night - thank you! We look forward to having many more meals here in the future!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Earl was a fantastic server! He was attentive, high energy and one of the best servers we’ve had in a long time.

He is an all-star!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing service and food. Special experience. Highly recommend!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent Valentine’s Day menu! Enjoy the small touches that were done for the special night!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. Food was very good, setting is rustic chic. Wine is strictly Italian but they will let you bring your own for a corkage fee of $20--as long as the wine you bring is not on their menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Roasted garlic with balsamic vinegar on fresh bread was a hit. I'd go back just for that.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Came for brunch. AWESOME cocktails. I mean, really outstanding. Great pizza, very nice service. The only possible negative is that the menu is fairly limited for brunch, but we all found something we really liked. I definitely recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed the risotto special and the ricotta cavatelli-both were awesome. The wine list was great and service excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We consider Osteria via Stato a neighborhood go-to. We brought new friends there and we had the Restaurant Week menu. Delicious, generous, and well served. Eaten here many times and have never had a miss.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely; yummy food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We’ve been here for our anniversary dinner during restaurant week the last 2 years. The restaurant menu is worth the trip to experience. Love the delicious menu, excellent service, and atmosphere. We will be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great ambiance and wonderful food. What could be better?!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu during our visit. Short ribs, trout and the vegetarian option were ordered and all were found to be quite good. Each dish contained vegetables along with the entree, which was nice. We also ordered a side of a Brussels sprouts that were nicely browned. There was delicious focaccia in oil, balsamic and softened garlic, as well as olives for the table. We also ordered wine, a Gavi, I believe, that was good enough to order a second bottle. We started with salads and a really good asparagus soup. Dishes arrived a bit too quickly, and we asked that they be better paced and the kitchen/servers complied. I’ve visited this restaurant several times and have found it to be consistently good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went to celebrate a birthday but choose Osteria because we love it. We had an amazing experience. The food was delicious and the service was great. They split all the meals in that kitchen that we wanted to actually split. All the food tasted delicious and I would recommend anyone to go here for dinner, whether a casual meal or a special occasion!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great value for high quality food and experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best Pizza Ever
However Chicken on the lunch penne pasta that wasn't suppose to be there yea, that got wasted
Great wine!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The meal started off well even though the waiter informed us that several favorites were recently removed from the menu (beet salad, lentils, Parmesan onion). We ordered our meal no problem and the waiter was great. When the food arrived, it took him a few minutes to come over and check on us. When he finally did, we informed him that our sides (Calabrian potatoes - two orders) were missing. After that, he literally never came back. We were well done with our meal when he showed back up. It was a disgrace. He never came back to see if our potatoes made it, which one order finally did when we were near done with dinner, but not the second. When he ghosted us, we went to tell the manager and his reaction was even worse! He looked at my husband, read off my phone number and said, "Is that your number? I'll call you early next week to discuss this once the craziness of the weekend dies down." The restaurant wasn't even full! It wasn't crazy inside! It's amazing how rude this manager was. LEYE has always prided themselves on great service, but this was the exact opposite. We were such an inconvenience for him. And the manager never came over to see how our dinner was after that either. He also ghosted us. I didn't think it was that big of a deal, but their reaction, or maybe lack of, was beyond insulting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was delicious the ambience was great and the service was amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Restaurant week menu was very good and priced low! Service was good and prompt.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We arrived early and we were seated right away.
The food and service were excellent. Waiter was very attentive.
Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 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 9, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 30, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was good, but our server was rude and dismissive. He almost ruined our evening with a lack of attention to us. Cool ambiance and great location. We’ll go back and just hope for a better server.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 28, 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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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 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 26, 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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