Located in Chicago’s bustling River North district, Osteria Via Stato is the vision of Chef David DiGregorio and LEYE founder Rich Melman. The Italian-inspired menu hails from the pair’s journey through Italy—a trip focused on exploring the country’s rustic osterias and family-owned trattorias. Honoring the Italian tradition of simple culinary delights, Osteria Via Stato has risen as a favorite mainstay for neighborhood locals, award-winning chefs and winemakers throughout the world. Creativity and quality are the top priorities of DiGregorio’s ever-evolving, seasonally-driven menus. He works with farmers, family establishments and artisanal purveyors, assuring his guests the freshest, most innovative ingredients available. Osteria Via Stato has received numerous awards and accolades including Gourmet, Bon Appetite and Food & Wine, as well as “Best Italian Restaurant,” TimeOut Chicago; Best 25 Tastes of Chicago, Where Magazine Chicago and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.