Osteria

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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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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my two friends went for restaurant week - they offered their chef’s tasting for $35 and everything was delicious but the portions were a little smaller than expected. For example, we ordered the scallops and only got two. They were spectacular though. The mushroom ravioli was light and so flavorful- great sauce to dip the bread in! The burrata was also a top fav. Next time I return, I want to try the pizza! Our server was friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend!

BL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible!! Don’t go here. I went for restaurant week and it was a waste of money. WARNING it is family style!! I went with a group of three and we had to share literal hamster portions. After dining we left still hungry. We stopped by Burger King after. 0/10 would not recommend

MC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Wonderful service. Gorgeous atmosphere. And you’re not rushed. Leisurely, delicious dinner. I’ll go back again and again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The service here is quite hectic - the hostess lost our reservation and made us wait for 30 minutes even though we had arrived 15 minutes prior to the time of reservation. She was dismissive and didn’t address my concerns when I had to repeat 3 times that we had a reservation.

However, once we were seated the service was much better. Although it took a significant amount of time to receive my drink from the bar, the food was timed well and was delicious.

Would highly recommend the rigatoni pasta and the shrimp. The dessert polenta is also delicious.

KC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and was impressed with the quality of the food (the pastas especially were delicious) and the amount of food. Our server was great.

D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The kitchen was very slow. The ravioli were only mediocre. Overall a fun night but the service could be improved.

GJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went during restaurant week. All the dishes were great except for two dishes that were way too salty. Our server happily replaced them and the manager even came over to make sure everything was OK. Excellent service! Good wine list and wines by the glass.

JA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and the menu was awesome also we were allowed to order additional items as well. Just a great experience overall. This was my first time going. It won’t be my last. Food was amazing ! Everything was just great can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend !

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for my birthday, and they didn’t do anything special. Our server took 45 minutes to get us our drinks, and was not very attentive but was to every other table. I expect they didn’t realize we are all in the restaurant industry. For a place that’s supposed to be top 50 restaurants in philly, it was very disappointing and the food was underwhelming.

TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We arrived early and checked in with the maitre d’, who directed us to the bar to have a drink while we waited for our table. Twenty minutes after our reservation time and still waiting, we checked back in at the host station. His reply: “Oh, were you waiting for us to come get you?” Ummm, yes, oddly enough we were. All downhill from there. Busboys clearing places while people were still eating. Server shilling for the happy hour like we were at an Applebee’s. Great food but abysmal service. If you’re gonna have a wine list that averages $400 a bottle, maybe hire some professionals to staff your restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing! I made reservations and we arrived extremely early so we sat in the bar area while we waited. The cocktails and appetizers were fabulous and they were even able to seat us an hour early despite the very busy environment! Talk about true hospitality!! The staff and Chef Jeff Michaud were a delight to dine with and I can’t wait to go back! I was not only amazed by the delightful food but by every single person that works there! Great job to them all and I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion! They even offer private dinning experiences for all occasions and cooking classes! I wish I lived closer! Until next time!

t
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations not realizing it was restaurant week. What a great surprise! The food was amazing. What a great surprise. The food was delicious. The atmosphere really nice. Definitely will go back!

BJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! It was a dear friend Birthday.

F
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food was only outdone by great drinks and perfect service. Already told everyone who would listen about my 5 star, 3 bell, two thumbs way up dinner.

CC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic supper in a great ambiance! Each plate was delicious. Highly recommend

D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I ha been going to Osteria since Mark Vetri opened it in 2007. We did the Restaurant Week menu, which was a great opportunity for my dining partner to get a good feeling for the menu and to revisit some favorites. I will start with the highlights - of the 7 (yes 7 items) we got for $35.00, the absolute highlights - and they were - were the Burrata Panzanella (luscious tomatoes and just perfect burrata) and the fluke crudo. Our pasta course was the swordfish (which my partner loved) and the rabbit (which we both loved). For the Piccoli Piatti we went with the charred octopus. This was a long time favorite, but alas, it was a chewy, and the ends were burnt. Which leads me to the three star review, which if not for the first two courses, may have been a two-star. The service. What a let down, well, let me be clear, our primary server was just terrible. We arrived promptly were seated, and waited about 15 minutes until anyone paid attention to us. Another waiter handling the large group next to us noticed and got us started. Our drink order arrived and then our waiter and then our waiter did. He took our order and then was generally inattentive the rest of the meal, leaving us to flag down various other wait staff and front of the house staff for water, bread and second drinks for the both of us. And then, when two spoons were placed in front of us and a mystery desert was dropped in front of us, without explanation, he disappeared again. Not knowing what the desert was, I didn't try it. I would've liked the opportunity to perhaps order something else even if it wasn't included in my meal price, but it was never presented as an option. Another server told us what it was. We finally hailed him down to get the check, and after much waiting, and my glass of wine and our waters long empty, he finally came back to get the check from us. I left unhappy and doubt I will return again to a place that has been a family favorite for years.

MC
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We haven't been to the original Osteria in a while, and we walked out severely disappointed. The food was only okay, but the service was aggressively bad. We left without even getting the dessert we paid for, because we thought it wasn't worth waiting any more.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience.

MG
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant deserves a Michelin Star and would have one if not for the casual atmosphere. The “greenhouse” dining room is special. This is not your typical neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is spectacular.

RP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for the first time Saturday night. We had the Convivio with pork chop and chefs picks. It was very very good. Since we tend to order our favorite dishes at so many restaurants it was nice to just be a little surprised. It was a very happy surprise and we will be going back soon.

RP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal once again at Osteria. Great spot for any occasion.

CS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience in the sunroom area is amazing! Our service was on point (Jackie was the best) and our food was great. We did the convivio where the table shared a bunch of plates. Portions are fairly small but they provide bread for the table which we aplreciated! Would highly recommend.

CR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and great food! Our server did such a great job! I definitely would recommend dining here

l
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prices for drinks and fabulous food at Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 daily. Don't
miss it!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious so much flavor with every bite our server he was great as well

L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service

TN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here before a concert at The Met. Everything was outstanding from the service to the food to the drinks. Highly recommended. My wife and I enjoyed the tasting menu.

OH
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I been in Philadelphia for the past year for sure.
I am sure I will be back there. probably soon

MO
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Loved the food and the service. Our waiter Ian was wonderful!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good experience at osteria. Food is exceptional and not outrageously priced

m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. A little on the loud side when the restaurant was full. Nice ambiance.

AC
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here. Went before a show at The Met. It was perfect. Will definitely go again.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great outdoor HH

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. :)

NN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service very slow. Drinks came 40 minutes after placing order . Seemed overwhelmed with number of patrons . Food was good .

LB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

My husband and I have been dining at Osteria since it opened. Our visits have diminshed since the Vetri leadership has gone. We nevertheless decided to try it once again. We should not have. What used to be a wonderful meal at a lovely establishment has turned into mass produced food served in a dining room with way too many tables for enjoyable eating. We felt rushed, crowded and sorely disappointed. Sad to say, this is not the Osteria it used to be.

SE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a little spotty. After several minutes before our server approached us, he finally arrived and immediately asked us if we had a theater commitment; we did and told him so, but that didn’t seem to have an impact. Sparkling water was brought when still was requested, bread for the table was never delivered, and the check was slow to be given. Sometimes slow service can be attributed to the kitchen, but that wasn’t the case in this instance. The food was fine though not exceptional.

MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice evening out with my wife. Our server Marco was very knowledgeable and helpful in guiding us in our menu decision. We selected from the chef's kitchen of various items that cost us $58 per person. Food was fabulous and we got to sample many of the items on the menu. I definitely will recommend this restaurant to others and will return again.

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