Osteria

4.5
3692 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Since opening in 2007 Osteria has become one of the country’s most critically acclaimed Italian restaurants, earning Chef Jeff Michaud the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” for his work helming the kitchen.
Michaud's classic take on Italian cuisine presented the perfect addition to Schulson Collective with Osteria's award-winning menu of antipasti, homemade pastas, house-cured salumi, authentic Neapolitan and Roman-style pizzas, wood-grilled meats, seafood and decadent desserts.
Complementing this menu is a fine selection of wine, handcrafted cocktails and craft beer.
Classically designed to have a warm, evocative aesthetic in an industrial setting, Osteria’s spacious dining room, glass-enclosed patio and private dining rooms—including a chef’s table—make it the perfect place for occasions of all scopes and sizes, whether it’s a quiet night out with friends and family, or a boisterous celebration with dozens of guests.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00-10:00
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00-11:00
Dinner: Sunday 4:00-9:00
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Phone number
(215) 763-0920
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Michaud
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wallace Street & Mt.Vernon
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available. Free parking on Mt.Vernon and Wallace Streets, metered parking on Broad St free after 6:00pm
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Public transit
Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
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Special events & promotions
Osteria frequently hosts gues chef dinners, wine & beer tastings as well as hands on cooking classes. For a schedule of events please go to www.osteriaphilly.com/events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Osteria draws its inspiration from traditional osterias found in Northern Italy. Classically designed to have a warm, inviting aesthetic, Osteria’s spacious dining room, glass-enclosed Patio, Wine Room and infamous Kitchen Table make it the perfect place for all occasions.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was absolutley delicious, beautifully presented and flavors were spot on. Definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We ate here as a celebration dinner for my sons graduation with his masters from Drexel. We also ate here when he received his undergraduate degree. Both times it was excellent. The food, wine, and service were top notch. It is our go to place when we are in philly.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

What a wonderful meal. The three of us did the Omivivo family style meal. A choice of two dishes each at four courses. Our favorite was the rabbit with morels. But every course was delicious, and the service by Allie was excellent. The sommelier also suggested two wonderful wine pairings. My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food was excellent! We chose to have the tasting menu and was pleasantly surprised to receive additional dishes - 5 more! Service was impeccable - very attentive, not overbearing. If we lived closer, we would be regular patrons.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The dining was crowded and noisy, we'd had reservations for over a month, yet the seating for two was somehow wrapped around a column, so it was both cramped and uncomfortable for conversation.

I asked that our bottle of Barollo be decanted and allowed to breath prior to our meal and the wine came out after our first course and not decanted. The monk fish entree was dry, the porchettta was also dry and lacked flavor.

Borlotti beans which were ordered as a side were very spicy, so much so, that we complained to the manager, he came back and agreed that the kitchen had way over seasoned with chili powder. Chili powder in Northern Italian cuisine, really?

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a just because dinner at Osteria Friday evening. We chose the chef's tasting menu - for $65/person you it is a 4 course menu and each course consists of 2 different items you share. Generally, you don't pick the items you would like, the chef surprises you. We mentioned that I love octopus, so they made sure we got an order of that! We also were going to add a cheese plate, but they let us sub in the cheese as one of our dessert courses! The staff was exceptional and very accommodating. If you wanted to keep it on the less expensive end, you could certainly go for pizza and an appetizer. We didn't try the pizza this time, but several tables around us seemed to be enjoying it. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent, efficient, knowledgeable service. Delicious food! Wonderful (and expensive) cocktails! I’ve eaten in the interior, cozy dining room and in the glass sunroom. Each has its charm.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Pizza was great!!!! Pasta was very salty and the clams were extremely gritty. Service was good. We waited a long time for our check.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We just loved the restaurant! The food, atmosphere and wine list were just awesome!
I would recommend this place anytime!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was great. Server was polite and responsive.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our waitress was Nora and she was a sweetheart. It was our first time there and she throughout explained to us what everything was. We were nervous with an unfamiliar menu. She was informative and lighthearted when we were confused about what came with what. I’m definitely requesting her the next time I visit and I’m definitely visiting Osteria more often.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Pizza was very delicious, other items were fair for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Our server, Zeke, was as good as he was the last time we were here. The food we had was as good as it has always been.

Andrew and I have been coming to Osteria since it opened. We did two of the 10-year celebration dinners . BIG FANS, in other words.

We are happy to see additional salad options, though we split the veggie plate last night.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Each dish was a discovery in flavor and texture. We will definitely be back again soon!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great but the portions were way too small. We had appetizers and an entree each but we had to order another 2 pasta plates because we were still hungry. I would prefer if they had charged us more and given us more. I got the rabbit— they gave me 3 bites of rabbit ! Portions did not used to be so small. I’m a little disappointed.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We ordered the 2 apps, 2 pastas, 2 entrees option, a flight of wine, and dessert. Everything was well prepared and presented. Chicken liver rigatoni never gets old! The staff was amazingly attentive and contributed to a nice experience!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great food & fantastic server. Consistently good.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Our experience was excellent. Everything we ate was superb from the bread to our main courses (bucatini with clams, lamb to our desert) and our waiter Vincent was very friendly, engaging and attentive. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was delicious. Portions were a decent size. We shared oysters, pasta and crispy lamb shoulder between the two of us. Only disappointment was the dessert, nothing special on the menu. They were decent but paled in comparison to the regular menu items.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

❤️ Zeke!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

delicious italian food that is unique. you won't eat a meal that you could find somewhere else. staff was so friendly and warm. a truly wonderful experience through and through!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always love a Schulson meal! Thank you for such an incredible dinner! 🙏

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

An enjoyable evening was had by all 6 of the party. Maybe the shoulder of lamb was a little dry, but the dessert course was outstanding. We shall return!

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Overall I thought it was overpriced and the portions were small. We had the tuna bruschetta which was delicious and a salad (forgot the name it had white asparagus) which was also delicious. We had the lamb shoulder, the lamb was nicely cooked but the plate was pretty much the lamb it had 4 small pieces of potato and that was it. I thought the dish could use more veggies/potatoes and more sauce. We had one of the pastas which was delicious (with beets). The portions were small.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

it was our fist time and we were disappointed. The pasta was cold..I didn't want to complain in front of our friends.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

In short, the brunch menu sucks! Go for dinner. We weren't given any bread, olive oil or anything. The entrées were tastey but portions were small. The service was good but I probably won't go back because it's not authentic Italian food. Basically if you want some $20 pizza, this is the place for you.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Graduation

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

All the food arrived at once and it tastes very good but was cold.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

First visit. Service and food were outstanding. Very warm and friendly. Great value as well. I look forward to my next visit. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We ordered the tasting menu which was a real treat! It gave us the opportunity to sample numerous items on the menu. The food preparation, presentation and the service were all outstanding. We will definitely return when we visit Philadelphia again.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was fantastic!! Service was amazing and the entire dining experience was perfect.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Menu changed up a bit since last time I was there but overall still really good. Had the chicken liver rigatoni which, as others have pointed out, is probably one of the best values on the menu and super flavorful. The bucatini wasn’t nearly as large a portion and was several $ more.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We took a Temple student for dinner during finals. He was able to relax and enjoy the meal. Close to the school, and offers a high end great authentic Italian food experience. We recently returned from a trip to Italy and Osteria is probably as close as you will get to the authentic Italian experience (in Philly). Not much to look at from the street, but great ambiance inside with enclosed outdoor seating. Candlelit, calm atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Seamless. We closed the restaurant not even noticing what was going on around us. Seamless.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Love, love, love this restaurant for so many reasons!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Fun ambiance but can get a little loud. Better for groups than intimimate setting

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We opted for the Chef's tasting menu. It wasn't a lot of food for the price. Pasta sizes are small (with the idea that you will actually do three courses.) The food was very delicious though.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful service and food!! We plan to come back often and very soon.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great service, ambiance, and food! The food was fabulous! We were able to order and get our food quickly, as we had a show after dinner.

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