Osteria del Pastaio

4.5
432 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osteria del Pastaio, specializes in traditional Italian Cuisine. Our menu reflects the culinary team’s passion for using only the freshest ingredients. Our Artisan pastas are made daily, our breads are baked fresh each morning, our seasonal desserts and candies are hand-made. Our soups are all from vegetarian stock and whenever possible our produce comes from local organic farmers. At Osteria del Pastaio we are pleased to bring you the highest quality ingredients in traditional, Italian cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 432 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian was amazing

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NSyk
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was very cold inside..the waiter said due to the pandemic and a city ordinance they couldn’t turn on the heat inside so we dined in our coats. The waiter was not attentive, we got the 1st glass of water and then not another pour. Our wine glasses had a film(so I drank through a straw), the waiter checked on us only once while we ate and then he arbitrarily added the gratuity to our bill which he removed per my request. The food was just ok, certainly not worth a return visit. They also gave my kids broken crayons to use on the paper table covering and a used coloring book during Covid. Overall, I was pretty disappointed with the service/dining experience and the fact that the waiter just added the almost $30 tip onto the bill felt sneaky and underhanded especially since there was no notice stating gratuity would be automatically added due to the holiday as he tried to say. And the fact that he removed it proved it wasn’t their “policy” he just thought he’d get away with it.

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vipHeatherS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed. Doors locked. No one answered the phone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was a good restaurant, dimly lit and the food was good but nothing special. I had the gnocchi and it was a little too squishy for my liking (even for gnocchi). The burrata and prosciutto appetizer was way smaller than anticipated (just the cheese, a lot of prosciutto was given). Overall a good restaurant but I wouldn’t write home about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it — thank you for taking good care of us, Irene! Will be returning. ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We come about once a week. We love the calamari but it changed and was over cooked. Chewy. One of the main reasons we come. Also the bruschetta was very bland. The bread did not seem homemade and there was only a few drops of the balsamic. Had the gnocchi. Sauce had several pieces of small bone and grizzle. Sort of disappointing.

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vipGoshendoc
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. A Gold Coast gem. Everything was outstanding. Will definitely go back and enjoy the beautiful dining room once we’re allowed to.

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BaseCarroll
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic overall and service was great. The butternut squash soup was just okay and bland but everything else was terrific! Love the cheese wheel and will be back when we are in Chicago for sure!

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LexieP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place was great! Some of the best Osso Bucco I've ever had. Good food, good wine, good ambiance. Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem just west of Michigan Ave. my girlfriends and aunt spent hours there with plenty of wine and delicious small plates

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food: delicious. Service: attentive and helpful! Overall: 10/10

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vipjohne
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We ate outside. Lots of street noise and poor ambiance. Food and service were as usual very good except for the host who was difficult relative to seating options for a couple.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server George was incredible! Very personable and made our special night even better.

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vipEdwardIII
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They put us at a horrible table on the street all by our selves. Did not stay. Left and went to Bistronomic where the experience was much better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to Italian place! Ask for Jorge. He always takes great care of us.

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vipRushed
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance are always excellent. A neighborhood favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

LB
vipLindaB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The host was very accommodating in our seating requests. Our server was great in suggesting reasonably priced wines by the glass to accompany our meals. The white wine suggestion, a Pecorino, is a new favorite. We we return!

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NICK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a very nice experience! I’d recommend this restaurant to family and friends. Staff in particular was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Fruit flies were UNBEARABLE

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

It was overall Awsome! We just happened to be seated my a couple that didn’t know how loud they were talking! It totally was disruptive and disrespectful. They need to know their audience! Other than that, the experience was perfect!

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vipBarbieRocks
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Loved the barramundi! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Hot inside

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vipBarbieRocks
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating on my special occasion and went the extra mile to make the dinner amazing. Service was amazing and very friendly staff :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Staff is very professional and friendly! Will be back!

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vipWalterK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the neighborhood and for some reason have never tried it before but decided to avoid the Rush street scene. Food was very good. We were not rushed in and out and it was relaxing. Our server Julia was outstanding: attentive and fun but not intrusive. I will be returning.

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viprlern
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

it was okay, but, not great. the pasta was almost hard and the bruschetta was not good at all. the bread was also not good. there are better italian restaurants in chicago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was amazing. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice Italian restaurant in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for an anniversary! Waiter was excellent!!!

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Emily
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They call themselves the best Italian restaurant in Chicago and they are right! The service was excellent and the food was just outstanding. We got the calamari, spaghetti and meatballs, and gnocchi. They make the pasta fresh in house and it is evident. The patio is nice with a cool view of the Hancock building.

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Raji
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Friendly service. Thanks for a nice evening

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Khrys
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

cant go wrong with bottomless mimosas! My pasta wasnt the best but service was great so it made up for it

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and outstanding service. We’ll be back!

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vipmdillon41
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us enjoyed the shrimp and avacado appetizer. The main
courses of veal and pastas were excellent. Service was unhurried
and professional. We will definitely return.

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vipQuadcitiesgirl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It used to be really nice. The salad was pretty bad and service was lacking. Maybe it was because we were outside, but still the server should get us the correct drinks and clear plates before bringing out entrees

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vipRushed
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent found and service. One of my favorite places. Great for any occasion.

RP
vipRPM1
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service by George were both terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!!

FAQs

Osteria del Pastaio does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Osteria del Pastaio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 649-0055.

Osteria del Pastaio is rated 4.5 stars by 432 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.