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.View Private Dining Details
Had to wait almost an hour past our reservation time. But they brought us some apps for the inconvenience. Pasta wasn’t that great. The boar had a funny smell to it. But everything else was good! Service was great too.
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We had reseverations for a party of 8 on a saturday night. We were seated 35 minutes after our reservation and received a free glass of prosecco for our wait. The food was lovely, but ultimately it was hard to get over the service. Everyone was friendly and there were plenty of runners, but ultimately our server wasn't at the table regularly enough. If you're going into this with managed expectations you will be fine. Order an overpriced bottle of wine and settle in!
Their pasta is fire
Had a reservation at 8:45pm and was not seated until 9:45pm. Hostess and a manager kept saying the table was finishing up every ten minutes. Completely unacceptable for a fine dining restaurant. This happens quite a bit with this place. Learn how to manage your reservations!! It was my brothers birthday and was completely ruined.
I honestly am disappointed with my first Osteria experience. I took a date out to Osteria tonight after going to double knot and loving my experience there i wanted to see how another establishment by the same owner was.
The margarita pizza was cold, not really flavorful and not even hot. I’ve definitely had better pizza for cheaper costs. We also ordered the chicken entree, lamb entree,ravioli and cheese board. The chicken and lamb was really good but the ravioli was cold and had a weird taste. Our waitress was nice but not attentive and we waited almost an hour for two dishes, I was afraid that if I said something it would take another 45 Minutes for the food to come out. Sad to say, I didn’t enjoy my time here.
Excellent Food and Service! Will highly recommend to friends and family!
I was disappointed by this place. They apply prices of high end restaurants in center city and they don’t even deliver simple food done well. We tried pasta and pizza, both were below average.
I am still trying to understand how one can order a wood grilled meal and be served cold food on a cold plate.
I have dined at Osteria multiple times. I have always enjoyed the atmosphere and food. My most recent visit was a total disappointment. We did the tasting menu. Neither one of us enjoyed a single offering. The drinks were not very good either. Live and learn. Expensive lesson. I can no longer recommend this restaurant.
Dinner was very good. The kitchen did slow down at one point, so we ended up being at the restaurant for over 2 1/2 hours. Service was excellent.
Couldn’t have had a better evening. Everybody was so friendly and the food so delicious. Spring for the tasting menu, worth it. Ask for Tony as your server he’s the best!
Highly recommend this restaurant!
Unusual items on menu - not for the unadvertourous eater. Very expensive. Loved the ambiance. May return for a pizza but not a dinner due to the prices.
Amazing as always. Wine list is phenomenal, and I am not going into how the food is....because it is difficult to describe in words. Not a single miss on-that menu, and we have go there a lot, and pretty much had everything on it. After so many years, these guys make it look like it is so easy to have a top notch restaurant.
We wanted to see how Osteria was after the ownership change. It was a great experience. Crowded on Saturday night but service was very attentive and food and wine were top notch.
Can’t wait to go back.
We enjoyed an afternoon at the Barnes with our friend from England. After looking at several other restaurants, we decided on Osteria. It was on the early side, 5pm on a Saturday. We were promptly seated in a nice corner location. The waitress was friendly and helpful. Great menu selections. When we were leaving, the place was mobbed. I have already recommend Osteria to friends.
Great ambiance. Food was soso
Service was top notch with beautiful ambiance and the perfect amount of privacy. Our special request for our anniversary was taken into account and even had a nice little surprise for dessert. Food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be coming back soon!
We have been there several times with prior ownership. Since then, service worse and slower, prices higher, weird and minimal dish selection (no salads, only fish option a one lb lobster...), wine still expensive. Pa don't bother with a "tasting option" for wine. Your full glass price even is smaller than ANY restaurant I have been in for the last 6 or 7 years.
Last time I go there or recommend it.
Incredible, authentic, creative Italian food. Among the best restaurants of any kind in Philadelphia!
Melt in your mouth, novel flavors throughout all five courses we ordered.
Was really looking forward to dining here as last time I was going there was an ice storm in Philly. Upon arrival received a warm welcome and was offered a table or bar. I sat at bar.
Ordered Pashto arugula pizza as my starter it was amazing! I made myself stop so that I could explore more of the menu. As a second I tried the wild bore pasta (1/2 order. It was good but did not stand out. I took a risk and ordered the steak for two that they made for one (1/2 portion) I was shocked. It was cooked perfectly, flavor was boom. I want to go back for pizza and steak again.
Only area that was less then stellar. It was pulling teeth getting suggestions from the bar tender. Usually bartenders know the menu and pairing well. She was not rude but did not offer much help.
Overall my best Philly dining experience. I look forward to returning. (But I will sit at a table :-)
Our reservation was at 9pm, but we were not seated until almost 9.45. The food was okay, but it made my girlfriend feel very sick once we got home. It completely ruined our Valentine’s Day. HIGHLY recommend against this restaurant, and it’s a big shame.
Best pasta and great wine list. After making a reservation we had to wait an hour for a table, but that can expected on Valentine’s Day.
Went here for Valentine’s Day after hearing great things. We were seating in a back room almost directly on top of another table. There were only 3 other couples dining in this room and we were sat so close to another table I could hear everything they were saying, and they were whispering. There were plenty of other tables I assumed were being kept for bigger parties, but while we were dining, two other couples were ushered back and seated at the bigger tables. The apps were ok. We got the octopus and and scallops. Both had good flavor but were served to us cold. Our entree portions were small. Having never been there I didn’t know that we should’ve ordered more courses or sides. It wasn’t awful, I was just expecting more after hearing great things.
Everything we ordered was delicious , I wish there had been cake on the dessert menu but the polenta budino was delicious as well. Service here is exceptional and I really enjoyed being escorted by wait staff to the restroom. All of the staff members were very polite to a lady which made me feel special.
The customer service was amazing. I had left a message to see if they could put out flowers for my wifes birthday..they didn't BUT when I went to pay they brought her a scoop of ice cream with a candle. So I know they took the time to care for my needs which was amazing! I would recommend this place its very delicious and perfect for any occasion.
Marvelous restaurant experience! Delightful menu. Attentive staff. Attractive diners. Great setting.
Great Everything!!! Service (go, Liz; Robert, the valet was terrific, too! Big smile, friendly efficient...)
Fabulous food (skate, pear carpaccio!, incredible light small ravioli that explodes with the bite, perfect prosciutto (nice quantity) and Amazing chicken liver ragu rigatoni...unbelievable
Ambiance reminds us of the spots we love in NY with a casual, alive warmth of decor as well as a very cool vibe!
We’ll be back!
Very underwhelmed with the whole meal for the price paid. Average quality of food.
Rest easily - Osteria's alive, well, & still fabulous. Antipasti of roasted porchetta for me & grilled octopus for my wife were wonderful. The porchetta melts in the mouth, with huge flavor & velvety feel. My wife had a lentil dish while I ate squid ink gnudi - amazing black dumplings (wonderfully al dente) with calimari & spicy 'nduja (one of my favorite things ever!) . Then I had a braised shank while my wife enjoyed a fish special. As usual here, we found another wine (fenocchio) new to us, reasonably priced, & excellent. And the staff remain caring, attentive, & top notch professionals. Having come through a season of change to be better than ever, Osteria's looking strong & we're thrilled.
Excellent food and service.
Service was extremely slow. arrived at 5PM, entries were not served till 6:15. Server knew we had to leave around 6:30. Food was very tasty, but luke warm. Had to rush eating, not able to really enjoy. Manager apologized and comped the first course.
Had a spectacular meal at Osteria, but am never disappointed there. Can't wait for my next trip to Philly and my return to Osteria.
I still think one of the best places in the city! Food amazing- wines perfect and a really fun but comfortable vibe. With the return of ownership to a founding partner- watch out! Will soar!
This was my second time at Osteria and it wasn't as great as I remembered. The bread basket was as amazing as I remembered, and the food was good, but there was something off about the service and the pace and the overall experience. Might give it another try in the future to see if they get their groove back.
This was our third dinner at Osteria and each has been highly satisfying but this last trip may have been the best. Four of us had four different meals and each was shared and judged to be outstanding. Service is quite good with different servers having a well defined role and quite helpful in describing the dishes. We were in the outside enclosed area and actually prefer it to being inside since it's a bit more intimate. Osteria remains high on our list.
We have been dining at Osteria since it opened. Our meal last week was disappointing. The mortadella pizza had too much olive oil & the crust was not at all what we are used too. We each had a pasta dish and both agreed they too had too much oil.
Not so sure if we will return
The food was outstanding, but there were a few glitches in the service. The manager was very helpful, and resolved the problem. We continue to love the food preparation.
Service was excellent.
Food was overpriced and extremely rich. If you have been to Italy this will be a big disappointment. The success of Italian cuisine is it's simplicity and freshness of ingredients. Our pasta was underwhelming, overloaded with cheese and overpriced. The scallops were ok but again overpriced. We had the restaurant week menu and this was our second time in three years trying this place because of a gift card we had laying around. We won't be back but it's a shame, the service is great.
Great service, our waitress on the patio on January 26 was outstanding, engaging, knew the menu and the wine list. Our food just lacked that outstanding feature, maybe was warmed up? It seemed like it should be more tasty. Both of our entries were different and we both had the same critiques of our dishes.