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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 10:30a-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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Authentic (22)
Special Occasion (20)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Casual (17)
Fun (17)
Romantic (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love Osteria Via Stato. Food is excellent, service is always wonderful. The warm fresh bread and roasted garlic they put out is unparalleled. Highly recommended!!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nothing short of fantastic. Would recommend on every level.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had called and told them that I was having an anniversary, We were greeted with two glasses of champagne and we were offered a complimentary veal meatballs app. Thank you for everything the food was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good unfortunately the service wasn’t.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food and great service. They treated my wife (her bday) nicely and treated her to dessert. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We splurged and tried this for our anniversary. Not too impressed. Food was good but for the price, expected GREAT. Waiter forgot our appetizer and gave us the wrong check originally. Probably wouldn't go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Ate here 3 times while visiting Chicago. Lite dinner, late dinner and at lunch. Each meal was delicious and just the right amount of food for the time we needed to eat. The 3 course prix fix lunch special is a bargain!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I love the restaurant, but the noise level is unbearable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was amazing!! We all had the family meal - can’t say enough about how great everything was.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic service and fantastic wine. Full salad and side of pasta is perfect for me, great portions. Street is loud but is to be expected on Ontario!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a delicious meal and exceptional service! We dined on the patio which was quite a treat for mid-October. Pasta dishes were unique and very flavorful; portions as described as side and full entree which catered to all of the guests.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was amazing:-)
Service was very slow. Kept having to grab other servers to help with our needs

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Hadn't been to the restaurant for quite some time & it was still as delicious as I recalled, Thank you

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding as always. Only "nit pic" were the room temps (stuffy/warm) and slow kitchen

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The meal was amazing! Absolutely delicious. I will definitely suggest to people coming into town who want a great Italian meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

This is my 6th time at this restaurant. It never failed me & my friends. Great food & service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. A very good experience for the first time in Chicago city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was excellent. We had a large party for pre-marathon dinner and they made many accommodations to make our dinner superb. Thanks!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Waitress was rude

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very good pizza and a delicious caesar salad! Don't miss the onion appetizer - excellent! Would definitely recommend for a casual meal.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I've been there before but we weren't very impressed this time. Vegan options were pretty limited despite having a small vegetarian menu. The portions seemed skimpy and the food was not particularly tasty.

I eat out a lot and it seems to me that the LEYE restaurants are slipping. I hope I am wrong about that.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was awesome! My wife, who is a picky eater loved everything!

Our server Julie was amazing! She was friendly, and efficient, also very knowledgeable about the menu. It was a pleasure to have Julie as our server!

I wasn't crazy about my wife and I being seated at a giant 6 top table with a partition between us and another couple since this was our wedding anniversary.

Also, the bathroom was a single for both men and women to share. After waiting a bit, I was told I could use the hotel restroom, I was directed to the second floor of the hotel and after walking the floor of the hotel, I never found the bathroom so I went back to the restaurant and waited. These were minor inconveniences, and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food and drinks were good. Our waiter was very good and attentive, but the food was very slow out of the kitchen. It became a 3 hour meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Bread was good.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and our service was exceptional! Overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Brought another couple of friends here for their fist time. reaction is always the same- we mourned the loss of papgus, but this, this is a great restaurant—and why haven’t we tried it sooner. They had such a good time, they rebooked for 3 nights later. The appetizer and pasta menu is fresh, bold and eye popping good—Parma onions and roasted garlic ar dr=target from heaven.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The first seating was terrible as my profile mentions not in a high traffic are or in front of the kitchen and that is where the set up. It was quickly resolved.

The noise level is difficult and needs to be address with some kind of sound absorbing materials.

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