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Osteria Georgi, Chapel Hill, NC

Osteria Georgi

4.5
4.5
261 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Giorgios Bakatsias' inspiration behind his newest concept, Osteria Georgi, stems from a deep appreciation for his dear friend- the late, great George Tarantini, an Italian native and beloved soccer coach for NC state University, well-known for his love and respect for hospitality.

Osteria reflects the passion behind Italian cuisine and culture-
a daily celebration of life while gathering around a shared table, of enjoying the beauty in simply prepared hand-made pasta, locally sourced ingredients and vibrant flavors, in having gratitude for the local farmers, fisherman, and artisans from which it all came, and always- a love for great company.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 375-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Osteria Georgi can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    OG Managers: (833) 990-2988

  • Neighborhood

    Chapel Hill

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan

What 261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Durham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Durham

    Notable Wine List

  • Durham

    Most Booked

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  1. VM

    ValenM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We loved the decor and look of the place, the servers where there just to bring plates no engagement at all or care for us. We found a hair on one of our drinks, they just change it, not even a comment about it after we told them. Food was very good over all, Im so sorry the experience wasn’t fully fulfills do to so many missing details.
  2. CZ

    ChristopherZ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food is interesting. Tasty, surprisingly light and with unique textures. The pasta was excellent. We asked for bread during our pasta course since the ricotta agnolotti had an amazing sauce that I did not want to leave on the plate. It was then that we were told that bread is to be bought as an appetizer. Our server was gracious about it but it was an odd note to the entire experience. Perhaps it is customary in Italian fine dining to make customers pay for bread. The bread was good but having to pay for it, particularly as an appetizer and thinking it will last until your pasta course arrives, was strange and ultimately felt like a money grab. We elected to go with a house special wine despite an incredible selection offered. It paired well with our food but at $15 a glass for a 6 oz pour it felt over priced. I understand how costly the lease of a space can be in Chapel Hill but a reasonable balance was not struck between price, amount of food served and the quality of the food. However, this is one of the richest towns in the US so perhaps $100+ per person for a excellent, but quite modest meal, should be expected. If you have no issue with cost you should absolutely treat yourself to this dining experience. Dining outdoors here is a must. It is a beautiful space.
  3. J

    John

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff. Great food. Absolutely wonderful experience.
  4. DA

    DAVIDW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gnocchi and beef cheek masterpiece on a Friday night
  5. TC

    TinaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    service was very slow. out of lasagna when we ordered and to was only 7:15 on a Tuesday. We've been here before and brought out of town guests with us this time. Disappointed. would wait before going back
  6. AA

    AllisonA

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to Osteria Georgi on a couple of occasions, and it was the first time we brought our 7 year old. We enjoyed the Father’s Day menu, and the food was delicious as always!
  7. S

    Sumi

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is cooked to perfection! Great variety of dishes
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  9. t

    tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty NC black bass, shrimp, mussels, and pasta. Bottled beer only; wish they had tap beer too.
  10. JM

    JoyceM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was lovely. This was our first visit, but it won’t be our last. The food was delicious, and we enjoyed the leisurely pace.
  11. PC

    PaigeC

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, restaurant has a great vibe. Highly recommend.
  12. L

    Lovefood

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Dan does an impeccable job of presenting beautiful food fresh authentic Italian cuisine We were treated so well very friendly staff the most beautiful appointed space we really had a spectacular evening - a must for all !!
  13. CK

    ChristinaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our dining experience at Osteria Georgi. There were a few details that prevented our experience from being exceptional. First, we sat at the bar. The seating was a bit tight. They should consider removing one seat from the configuration in order to prevent the patrons from feeling packed in. The bartender was good with his drink knowledge but I felt he lacked command over the food portion of the service. We got the cheese/meat plate and the food runner did not let us know what cheese or meat was what (it wasn't listed on the menu). When we asked the bartender his explanation was like "gee..um...I think that is a ...." . He also didn't know what was in the soup of the day. The food itself was delicious however, a good portion of my pasta was stuck together which rendered it chewing. Clearly an Italian restaurant should be able to cook proper pasta in their sleep. The portions were small so although the sauce was fantastic, the pasta wasn't and that made the dish a lot less enjoyable....especially after considering the price point. My husband had a fabulous Swordfish. We will give restaurant another go because the positives did out weight the negatives.
  14. L

    Localfoodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I will preface this review with an acknowledgement that times are tough in the restaurant industry and we have been giving grace and patience to everyone in this sector. However, this was one of the worst overall experiences in recent memory. Incredibly slow service despite the fact that the restaurant was not terribly busy. The server did not take our order until 30 min after we sat at the table. It took over an hour for our entrees to arrive. Other tables who arrived later than ours were served their food and drinks much faster (same server). Entrees were average at best, overpriced. Overall disappointing experience. Will not return.
  15. T

    Tarheeler

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service. Such amazing pane! Everything was very fresh and delicious.
  16. f

    foodness

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We arrived for a late res and I could tell they were ready to get out of there. They were out of 2 of the dishes we ordered (lasagna/meatballs). The menu isn’t large so that pushed us to get things we didn’t want. The original drink order took at least 15min to get to us and the cosmo we ordered was completely wrong. We didn’t complain bc we felt that they were tired. The brick chicken was bland but the sauce/mash potatoes made it okay. Also, the pancetta on the rigatoni was over cooked and hard to eat, granted , the red sauce was very good. Eater ranked this place number 1 in the area but we should have gone somewhere else.
  17. SL

    SrhL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I’ve been very excited about trying this restaurant but was very disappointed by the service. Took over 50 minutes for me to get a cocktail, 30 minutes for anyone to come to the table with water. Multiple requests for silverware and dishes went on answered. Food was decent but honestly so disappointed by the service that was more difficult to appreciate.
  18. JZ

    JoyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to this restaurant three or four times, and the food has always been very unique and a mix of wonderful flavors.
  19. D

    Duke

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    chaotic is best word to describe our waitress and the service. OG is our go to place and the Caesar salad is always good this time overdressed, over cheesed and wilted lettuce
  20. RJ

    RonnieJ

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed prix fix. Added on some oysters and we enjoyed a simple weekday meal..
  21. SP

    StevenP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Be sure to try a variety of dishes, especially the small plates!
  22. GL

    GeorgeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex, Mustafa, Erica, and KITCHEN are awesome! Our out-of-town guests remarked how impressed they were with the cuisine, atmosphere, and attention. I agree.
  23. DV

    DianeV

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday girls. Food was great and we had a wonderful time We were at a large round table. Eileen did mention that she could not hear what we were saying.
  24. b

    barblout

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Date night getaway. We were seated promptly and our server appeared instantaneously to pour water and introduce himself. Everything was delicious and timed well. We did not feel rushed nor did we feel like things were dragging. Excellent all the way around.
  25. DH

    DinaeH

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Osteria Georgi transported me back to memorable meals at osterias in Italy. The menu is small, inventive, and each dish was executed to perfection! Service is attentive, but not intrusive. Our server was very knowledgeable, and made great suggestions. Highly recommend the Sformato di Parmigiano, heaven on a plate! We also enjoyed the Giardiniera, Rissoto, and Pollo al Mattone, and ended with flourless chocolate cake. Everything was absolutely divine!
  26. TD

    TrishtheDish

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We loved the arancini appetizer! Delish. And the ricotta cheesecake, to die for. We liked, but didn't love our entrees. Beef cheek pasta slightly too salty. And my husband wasn't expecting his seafood entree to be on the soup side (lots of broth). But imaginative choices for dishes, and we'll be back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very elegant ambiance Food was excellent
  28. LP

    LindaP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Have been there several times and have not been disappointed. Food is wonderful and the staff and service is friendly, helpful and responsive. Highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first time at Georgi, loved the food and our server was the best!
  30. DM

    DeborahM

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brett and team provided excellent service and the food was amazing as always. Thank you!
  31. a

    arrbeejay

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was great but the service - while knowledgeable and friendly - was slow at times. They clearly were short-staffed. Still, we enjoyed ourselves. Cocktails were great too!
  32. RJ

    RonnieJ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect meal for summer. Arancini, brodetto
  33. D

    Diner

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, easy parking. Food was great as was the wine! The service was attentive and anticipated our needs (extra forks, frequently filled water).
  34. SR

    SylvainR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Good Italian food. Great service. And wonderful ristretto 😊
  35. j

    jennym

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice evening but exceedingly LOUD with a full restaurant. Would sit outside next visit!
  36. l

    linda

    Raleigh

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I started with a tricolor salad, one of my favorites from Italy. I was surprised to see radicchio and romaine. In my experience it has always been endive, arugula and radicchio. And the dressing is usually a delicate vinaigrette. And some shaved Parmesan on top. The restaurant is very pleasant and the staff are great, but they are missing the opportunity to have a wonderful Italian restaurant. I had the oyster appetizer for my main course. I have never been served oysters without an oyster fork which they did not have. They are available on Amazon and can be there tomorrow. I would love to see this restaurant be great. It just takes a little effort.
  37. MF

    MandyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Me giving the service a 2 star rating is nothing against our server that we had. This is based solely on the 3 hostess at the front. As soon as we walked in it felt uncomfortable, they weren’t welcoming. No eye contact even after saying we had a reservation. I even said thank you after the one hostess had to sit us down and nothing from the other 2. I don’t expect a overly bubbly experience but just the basic courtesy of saying hello thank you and you’re welcome. Hopefully they’ll learn from this.
  38. DA

    DAVIDW

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta escapism at it's finest! Everything at the Osteria is highly enjoyable.
  39. HH

    HeatherH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    We had been looking forward to dining and both of us were pretty disappointed with the experience. We had a dinner reservation and a busy bartender was our waitperson, along with several other tables near us. We had to ask (a second time) for items on several occasions. She was obviously stretched too thin and didn’t have the knowledge to answer menu & diet-related questions. I know it’s tough to find restaurant workers and I normally give them plenty of grace, but our experience was really not good. The atmosphere/decor of the restaurant is wonderful, except that is was way too cold—even with a sweater I luckily had in my vehicle. We will give them another chance, but will likely stick with cocktails and possibly as appetizer.
  40. K

    Katie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service is always wonderful. Aesthetically, it is my favorite restaurant. The ambience is top-notch. It just makes you feel good and glamorous. The food is generally good, but we get the mixed salad every time and it’s always too salty. Last night, we specifically requested no salt and it came out exactly as before– too Salty. Also, the risotto was underwhelming. If we had been blindfolded, it could have been a can of SpaghettiOs. The beet salad was wonderful, mixed salad is my favorite in town if only they would Hold back on the salt and the chicken was perfectly cooked. I would love for them to bring back the oysters. I could go there just for oysters and bread and salad. The bean spread they serve with the bread is excellent And a great alternative to butter. I love this place and will go back but for the money, sometimes we feel a little underwhelmed. It is expensive. I had mussels and halibut last time. The halibut and the sauce was wonderful. The pasta is always excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Osteria Georgi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 375-0600.

Osteria Georgi is rated 4.5 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Osteria Georgi

201 S Elliott Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chapel Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (919) 375-0600

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Osteria Georgi can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    OG Managers: (833) 990-2988

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