Osteria Via Stato

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(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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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous anniversary dinner. Food and service excellent as always.

f
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

The hostess and bus people were excellent BUT the waiter was at best inattentive.

PE
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Patio.
Excellent food at a good price point. Wine list at reasonable prices. Professional service.

ER
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing experience. Did not like our server at all. He didn't do a good job of explaining the menu to us. I ordered what I thought was an entree (the short rib plate). It was slightly larger than a tapa, and the meat had A LOT of fat. I order this dish often at other restaurants, and by far this was the worst iteration of it I've experienced, and a very poor value for the pice. I had to order a side of potatoes to get more food, and still I left hungry. Friend ordered the Chicken Mario, which sounded so special and decadent. Friends, it was just a chicken breast with some broccoli on the side. I couldn't believe it. A healthy option, yes, but for that price? No. My husband had a pasta and he liked it - portion size was much more reasonable for that. But I'm not eating gluten right now. In fact, prior to ordering I asked the server about gluten free options (as nothing was marked as GF on the menu). Based on the server's answer, I'm guessing he has no clue what gluten free means or what gluten is, which is unacceptable at a restaurant of this caliber in the year 2019. (You can roll your eyes at gluten free all you want, but it's not a passing fad, and restaurants need to adapt.) For me, the best dish I had was the cherry gelato. The wine flight was also nice, but really not a good value at $39. There are much better options for Italian in the area.

G
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had gnocchi which was probably the best I have ever tasted. Their bread and roasted garlic was delicious. I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. they have a fantastic weekend brunch as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us picked out a delicious wine. Food was great as well.

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb. Great flavours, nice portions. Pace was just right. Service was great! Really went out of there way to make it a great experience.

P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to be seated early which was great. Server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious and reasonably priced as were the cocktails. A la carte menu reasonably priced with several choices. They also have a prixe fixe menu.

K
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The experience was exactly what we wanted, good food, friendly service, and welcoming atmosphere

LG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Osteria has the best filet hands down! We have had filet in the best restaurants around Chicagoland including top-notch steak houses and Osteria delivers a perfectly cooked steak every time! We have also had many of their menu items and can’t say we have ever been less than very satisfied! We also love that we can order a mezzo litro of wine. The value is great for the quality of food, drink, service and atmosphere.

JA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent server. Will definitely return.

A
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Hostess was very disorganized. Gave our outside table away after sending us inside for indoor dining which wasn’t then available. Not friendly or helpful in the least. Luckily had a good server.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They were packed on this holiday weekend, attached to a big hotel. The staff did an admirable job handling many customers, some of them grumpy and impatient. Our server was great despite being very busy, and our meal was excellent.

OT
Cincinnati
106 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had reservations at another place that had a problem and had to close teh restaurant for the evening.
So, we decided to come here even thought we did not know about the place but it had good reviews.
It turned out well and we had a nice dinner!!
Check it out. You will be pleased.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Took over an hour for our food for two people and the server seemed completely unaware until we brought it to their attention. Food was lackluster in taste and appearance when it was finally brought out. When we first arrived, there was no hostess for at least 5 minutes to seat anyone. The restaurant did not even seem that busy. Would suggest going to Quartino across the street instead of this place.

KJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have gone to osteria multiple times and liked it so much we even had our wedding there. Unfortunately this past Sunday was not a great night. The service was really slow and had to call over the waiter multiple times for updates. They forgot about one of our apps which came late which was fine. Then it took about another 40 minutes for our meals to come. When the food finally arrived it was cold and I could tell it was sitting because the sauce had a skin on top of it.

Hoping if we come back in the future it will be better.

G
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were expecting the normal food and had to choose between brunch and a pizza menu only. Disappointed!

p
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you very much for your wonderful dishes and service. Our guests were so happy to dine at your restaurant that they told me they will definitely come back in a group function! We were very happy to hear that, too. Your restaurant is definitely one of our favorite ones. Thank you.

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, the wine a perfect accompaniment, and the service outstanding. Still craving the roasted garlic and bread!

BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with a friend, nice atmosphere & delicious food, thanks!

I
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd time in 2 weeks dinner their. Food and service were excellent. If I have to give a negative comment it’s the noise...music very loud so people speak louder too.

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing risotto! Meatballs were fantastic!

R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good!

SS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Service was amazing. Andrea was awesome.

J
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Average food; not something that could impress you. Lovely patio and good service.

e
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good, as most Lettuce places are, but pricier than it should be.

FA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

They don’t have cold water
Run out of basics
Can’t understand no chicken means no chicken
Decide to just give a jug of coke instead of spending the time refilling it
Super slow service for a not busy restaurant
Don’t answer calls and just place on endless hold

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food and drinks were great and reasonably priced. Patio is very cute and provides a great ambiance for a romantic dinner. Would definitely come back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very ordinary.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious! Our server was very friendly and great. I would eat here again!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was awesome and the food was phenomenal!

KS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'VE BEEN GOING TO OSTERIA VIA STATO FOR YEARS. I THINK IT'S THE BEST RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO AND CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.

OT
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I am a fairly frequent diner of Osterio via Stato and it's "neighbor" , Pizzeria via Stato. I brought two friends and we ate outside on a Saturday night, with a 6 pm reservation. The food is always good, but the kitchen was slow. The waitstaff was excellent, but clearly getting the food out in a timely manner was beyond what they could do. All in all, however, a very good time had by all!

EP
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came back to Osteria to celebrate our 11th anniversary. We first ate at Osteria for our first anniversary, and we have frequented the restaurant ever since. Though there was a private party going on in the main dining area, we were still offered the main menu in the pizzeria seating area. We sat outside on the patio, and it was perfect. The food still never disappoints. We did the dinner party menu, and it was fabulous. The fresh baked bread and balsamic roasted garlic are still amazing! We were served complimentary champagne for anniversary and the fact we couldn’t eat in the main dining area (though we hadn’t complained). After an amazing meal, we ordered the chocolate bar dessert, and we were also served a tiramisu on the house. It was the best tiramisu my husband and I have ever had! Everything about our meal and overall experience was wonderful. We will always come back to eat here when we visit Chicago!! Our compliments to the chef, and thank you!!

DR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended to me by a respected NJ chef and it did not disappoint. I even had another group of 8 cancel their reservation and they loved it as well. The Parmesan Crusted Filet was amazing!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was fantastic, and the service was even better. I would return in a heartbeat. Every dish was very well made and delicious. We were celebrating my friend’s birthday and they really made her feel special

L
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere. Food was amazing and beautifully prepared . Lots of fresh ingredients. Our server Dario was very helpful and professional!

AG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were running a bit late when trying to make our reservation so we called to extend it. Then upon arrival, we were reminded that we were late by the hostess. Totally get it, but there were plenty of open tables and nobody else seemed bothered by it.

Our server was great - very friendly and suggested a great Cabernet. He kept our drinks and bread full. Also recommended some great food. Everything was delicious!

Would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good service.

G
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, carefully chosen array at buffets.
Don’t miss the pork belly and crunchy potatoes.

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