Osteria

4.5
4272 reviews
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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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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. :)

NN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very impressed with the everything from the food to especially the service. Will definitely come back in the future!

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

Food and service were outstanding!

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant atmosphere, good service and an interesting menu with good choices. Valet parking makes it easy and safe.

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

Delicious pork chop. Seared on the outside. Like butter on the inside. Ravioli had very unique and appetizing taste. Service was impeccable. Drinks satisfied as they should.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect pre dinner package for a show at the MET. This was my first visit with my daughter and granddaughter. We ordered the pre theater meal for three. Started with cocktails. Two of us ordered the grapefruit specialty cocktail which was a hit. I went with a glass of wine which was delivered in a glass only a quarter full. Okay, it was a large glass, but it bothers me when it's not at least half full! The meals consisted of tapas servings and they were just enough and filling. Our favorite was the haddock and the dessert of chocolate fudge tort with pistachio gelato. Our server was very nice and attentive. Parking is a breeze, valet right out front ($18). The meals coming out to other guests looked very good along with the pizza. I will go here again. Make a res it was very busy for a Wednesday night!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The appetizer, burrata panzanella was very salty,
seared scallops were also salty, as well the di bufala, the pork chop was excellent. The manager asked us how we enjoyed our meal and my daughter mentioned the salty first three courses, they apologized and removed the desert and tea from the bill. Which was not asked for but was very nice. I have to admit the wait staff seemed less friendly after the meal which was uncomfortable. I would suggest that management should not ask for a review meal with out the waitstaff become upset by it. I tipped 18% which I thought was deserved.

RB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pasta and pork dishes were absolutely excellent. will definitely return - a great restaraunt.

BD
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Wood fired vegetables were just raw vegetables served on a plate. They were not grilled at all. Food that sauces (scallops with spring peas and the bronzino in a lemon butter sauce) were not served with spoons so you could taste the sauce. For the amount of money and hype of this restaurant I hope that I caught them on a bad night but I just do not think so.

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience exceeded my expectations. I would return.

j
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service !! Loved every second of my experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Ordered Baratta and the portion served is ridiculous it’s filled
With croutons. More of those than tomato and cucumbers. Very disappointing.
. It’s a rip Off. I’ve ordered baratta many many times in other restaurants and it’s always at least large ball. And the quality of the cheese was fair.
Several items we requested were not on the menu. So ordered the porchetta which was fair. Shrimp was good but we were two people and three were served. No one gave us the option of getting 4. I was underwhelmed totally.
Our waiter was taking the order of table next to us and was standing in between the tight table arrangement which caused my friend to have to lean way over in his chair to get out of his way. Very very uncomfortable and inconsiderate
Tuley at the front desk is awesome. Very accommodating !!!

PD
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria is a really fun place to go for dinner. It’s beautifully decorated, lively and has delicious food. We had a wonderful time there!

P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The restaurant was overwhelmed. They could not keep. They were out of 2 items we ordered at 6pm! Tables on either side of us were really angry. The food we did get was good but they need to work on the overall experience.

r
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been to Osteria a few times and have always enjoyed it immensely .....this time was a huge disappointment. We made reservations for four pre-show as we were going to the Met. We ordered the prix fixe tasting menu because there was something there for everyone and the four of us agreed. The first two dishes, Tartare and Grilled Octopus were fine but we were hard pressed to get a second glass of wine and bread came very late in the meal (we are all exceedingly fond of their bread so that was sad). Next came Francobolli which was such a small portion that not all four of us were able to get a forkful. When the Halibut arrived we actually looked around to see if we were being pranked as the four ounce portion (I grant it may have been five ounces prior to cooking) was laughable for a group of four. When we finally got our waiter's attention he simply said "Oh, do you want another one?" and reappeared with another small plate of pasta and another fish a few minutes later. By his reaction and the way he took it in stride it seems that this is a common occurrence and if serving miniscule portions is part of the business plan then I am very disappointed. Before I would post this on Open Table I did take the time to write to the Shulson group t share my experience and have not had a response in over a week - I have been in the restaurant business most if my adult life so this was a massive disappointment

CM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good, service was lackluster and at times, trying.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Was very excited to try this restaurant. Walking in was impressed with the look of the place. Service was great! Food however was not great the night we were there. Perhaps if we had ordered something else our experience would have been different

PP
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value beautiful venue incredible service exceptional food and extensive wine list.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a little bit of everything, some appetizers, pizza, pasta, entrees, sides, cocktails, coffee and dessert. Make sure you save room for dessert!

LI
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go before a show at The Met. We got there right at 5:00 when they open and the service was friendly and quick and got us out in plenty of time to catch our show. The outside patio area was really cute and my daughter loved being able to sit outside and enjoy the lights and of course my company...LOL. . We only got the Margarita pizza and the new ravioli with eggplant that was new to the menu and both were delish....even ordered a second margarita pizza.

NC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate the start of med school and it was just what we were looking for! Nice atmosphere, fantastic service, and amazing food! Unlike most other restaurants, I had no complaints about the food here being too bland or too salty. We ordered the linguine as well as the pork chops which were both cooked perfectly.

Apparently they have good happy hour deals which I look forward to taking advantage of next time.

Side note: parking can be a bit tough to find on the street so use public transportation if available.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was very poor. Food was good not great as opposed to what it was before the change. I understand it was “pre-theater” but we didn’t opt for that menu, were there in plenty of time but again, service was horrible. A comped dessert was a band-aid on what is an issue that needs to be addressed. .

MS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The energy was great and the food was spectacular.
Our server attentive and informative.
Need to sync the bar service with the kitchen pace.
We waited 20 minutes for our cocktails. The first few courses came out in 10 minutes.

m
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful and we will be back in the future!

TB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, we took advantage of pre show special and were able to order 5 things from menu . Special " shout out " to Robert the valet for extra effort in keeping folks dry in thunder storm.

MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place to go to before shows at The Met. They even have a menu for that as well as happy hour offerings. We had the artichoke app and a pizza. Just enough for two! It got very crowded but not exceptionally loud. We even shared our table with another couple so they could stay in the bar area. All in all, a good place to pre-party!

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

Food was amazing. Wish the portion sizes were bigger though

c
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service. Main course (pork chop) was delicious. Appetizers and primo were a little oddly spiced/flavored but interesting. Overall a good restaurant but Philly has many excellent choices. Close to the Met which was the main reason for selecting.

TB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dining experience on a beautiful night outside. We chose the Convivio and sampled many fine dishes. Benjamin's service was just great. Attentive engaged not overbearing or forced. He loves people and knows the menu. Great night

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, big, lofty setting. Service was pleasant and attentive. Food was very good. My kids loved their pizza and pasta and my octopus. My husband and I enjoyed our mixed green salad, octopus, pork chop and chicken liver pasta. The wine was well represented and tasty. Desert was excellent - we had chocolate tortino, fruit tart and peach gelato.

This place can be lovely for a small group like ours and has bountiful options for larger parties. They have a lovely glassed in patio/ greenhouse area also.

All around a lovely evening.

EK
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were excited to return to Osteria after not being there for a while. However, we were quite disappointed with the taste of the food. The dishes we had were overpowered by vinegar...vinegar was added to almost every dish and it did not belong there at all. The branzino was good, but too salty and we just thought the food lacked passion and taste. Our server was great and was very accommodating. I hope the food improves because it’s such a cozy, inviting place.

RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Liked the vibe as soon as we walked in. Disappointed the food was not served consistently. Lots of too long lulls between appetizers, small plates, etc. Scallop dish delivered cold and nearly raw. Server replaced it and he who delivered it called it medium well done scallop - an insinuation we eat beef well done! In general staff was great. Food quite good. A birthday celebration for a gluten free diner. Need more gluten free desert choices.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere!

G
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria is one of of our go-to places because of the quality and creativity of the food and the attentive and professional service. We go often when we want a non-red sauce Italian meal.

LW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of amazing. Became 1 of my top 3 restaurants in Philadelphia. This is a place that understands how to provide not just great food, not just great service , but a truly encompassing dining experience.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter "Marco" was excellent. Ambiance is very good, Cappuccino and biscotti were great.

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