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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
Chicago, IL 60610
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking dinner only for maximum of 3 hours.
CTA bus stop at Ontario & State, Grand - Red Line, River North
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wine
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Waitress was really boring and not interested in making our dinning experience fun and enjoyable. She just wanted us to order eat and leave..... the manager made it more enjoyable but really if you don't want to be apart of an enjoyable experience serving great people then
Find a new career.
My husband and I went to Osteria Via Stato to celebrate our 33rd anniversay. We wanted an early dinner (5:00 pm), since we were going to a play directly after. We were seated immediately (we made reservations on OpenTable), and were given a cosy, quiet table in an alcove. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and provided excellent service to us, suggesting a moderately priced bottle of wine that perfectly complimented our dinner. We were pleased and surprised when we were brought a small plate of meatballs and red sauce, along with roasted garlic in oil and a basket of bread. Our appetizer choice of parmesan crusted sweet onions was delicious. Our entrees, my husband had a pumpkin ravioli in sage-butter sauce, and I had roasted chicken thighs with a winter panzenella salad, were excellent. Some complimentary and celebratory gelato was the perfect end of our meal. I so enjoy this restaurant: no tv's, no annoyingly loud music--just good food and excellent service.
Have been here several times and it never disappoints. Short ribs are one of my all time favorite meals. Many great food options, which change a little every time depending on the season, but always great. Service is great. A great value - great food but not outrageous prices.
Osteria Via Stato is a solid choice for a pleasant Italian dinner in River North. It is not the best, the fanciest, or the most genuine, but it is good food, comfortable, reasonably priced, and well served.
I ordered CACIO E PEPE, a spaghetti first course with pecorino cheese and black pepper, and a seafood "stew"/cioppino with scallops, shrimp, and fish. My wife ordered the pickled beet salad, with walnuts and gorgonzola, and the evening's risotto special, which featured beef short ribs .
Surprisingly, the beet salad was the best dish that we ordered. A generous portion of beets, nicely pickled, with plenty of walnuts, cheese, and arugula.
The fisherman's stew was good. The scallops and shrimp were perfectly done, the salmon and other fish was very good. I was a little disappointed by the broth, which could have had some additional seasoning. The first course, Cacio e Pepe, was very close to comfort food-like a really good, gooey macaroni and cheese, with spaghetti as the pasta. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but it was by no means a "gourmet" dish.
The risotto was a bit soupy and little overly salty, but again, it was very good, with plenty of short ribs.
The wine list at OVS offers many great Italian wine choices at various price points. They also offer wine by the glass and 1/2 liter, and we found a reasonable red Barbera that was served in a mezzolitere (sp?) and that gave us both about 2 glasses, which was just what we wanted.
We ordered a dessert that sounded just right, but the waiter returned with bad news that there was none left. I didn't need it anyway. The Intelligentsia coffee ended the evening well.
Service was good, not rushed at all, always available, and knowledgeable about the menu.
We enjoyed the evening. This was not the highest quality, home-made Italian food that can be found in Chicago. But overall, it was a good value and very well prepared and served. A good choice in River North, convenient to many hotels and venues.
Menu posted on-line was quite different than what was presented in person.
Pasta was fresh and nicely prepared.
Ambiance was more of an upscale pizza place than a fine dining experience, which was more of what I was expecting. Proscuitto was very good.
Wine selections were just OK.
My husband and I have been going to Osteria Via Stato since it opened. I believe Rick Tramonto (of Tru fame) was the executive chef at the time. We were blown away and made return visits frequently in the first couple of years. Our visits have been fewer of late, because we are sampling other new restaurants and following some of the food trends. Osteria Via Stato is not any longer in "trend-setter" mode, but continues to be a solid restaurant, where you can reliably get a very good meal. I would recommend this place for a family event, as they do a nice job of catering to large groups (three were there during this visit).
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