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Convivial and inviting, Osteria's heart is its open main kitchen from which its award-winning menu of antipasti, homemade pastas, house-cured salumi, authentic Neapolitan and Roman-style pizzas, wood-grilled meats, seafood and decadent desserts are crafted.
Drawing its inspiration from traditional osterias found in Northern Italy, Osteria is the realization of a dream Vetri Family partners Jeff Benjamin and Chefs Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud had while standing amongst the grapes of the Ca'Marcanda vineyards in Tuscany.
Since opening in 2007, Osteria has become one of the country's most critically acclaimed Italian restaurants, receiving a 3-out-of-4 bell review from the Philadelphia Inquirer, and earning Chef Michaud the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for ""Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic"" for his work helming the kitchen."
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday and Friday 11:30-2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday 4:00-9:00
Dinner Monday - Thursday 5:00-10:00
Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00
Wallace Street & Mt.Vernon
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and metered parking on Broad Street free after 6pm. Free parking on Mt.Vernon and Wallace Streets.
Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Osteria frequently hosts demonstration dinners, wine and beer dinners and tastings as well as hands on cooking classes. For a schedule of events please go to www.osteriaphilly.com/events.
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.
Osteria Ratings and Reviews
The tuna albacore dish was terrible. The faba beans and/or green chickpeas were super hard and not cooked all the way through. Super bland and flat dish. Also, the octopus app was over cooked and rubbery. My past experience was better. Not sure if there is a new chef or not.
Must attract nice people because both couples that sat next to us were so nice. Cheese board acoutraments were amazing as was the meat board. Both had a lobster dish that had plenty of lobster in it. Initially I thought the portion seemed small but it was just enough and left room for dessert. Great meal and delicious "old fashioned ".
Our food was wonderful - the best pizza ANYWHERE, superb delicate pasta, rabbit, clams, ribs. Our waiter was charming and knowledgeable but seemed better at talking than listening. He missed that we had ordered appetizers. He forgot the contorni with the main course then brought the wrong dish. The wine was superb.
The overall experience was outstanding. The service was exceptional. The food was marvelous. The grilled vegetable appetizer was extraordinary. The cheese plate was fabulous. The pastas we had were very different and wonderful. The wine list is extraordinarily expensive.
I love Osteria! Possibly my favorite spot in the city for an amazing meal. I couldn't even begin to tell you everything we ate. We ordered most of the menu and shared everything. They always have great wine and the best pasta. Bring some extra money because it can get expensive but worth every penny. Order everything that looks good to you, you won't be disappointed.
From our arrival and the host's greeting, our experience was quite positive during this first visit to Osteria. We were seated immediately and the early hour (5:30) meant that the restaurant was neither crowded nor noisy. We had an event at the Synagogue across the street so service needed to be crisp and accurate. It was was certainly so, and the food quite good, although a bit pricey. I was especially pleased with the vegetable salad, which we got as a double portion to be shared between the three of us. The we each had a different pasta (clam, chicken liver and crab), sampling each others'. It was a successful experience for all.
5 of us went to Osteria because a friend recommended we must try it while in Philly. What a fantastic recommendation!!!! We were sat in the porch area with a greenhouse type room, and it faced a historic church with beautiful stained glass windows, what a beautiful thing to look at while we ate our amazing meal!
We tried an appetizer of cheese and pears, a Mortadella pizza, a salad of greens and vegetables and 3 separate 1/2 plates of pasta, two from the hand made choices and 1 from the machine made choices. Everything was absolutely delicious!!!! The pizza was so good we ordered a second one. The 1/2 plate of pasta was very small and if the waiter had told us there would only be 6 -9 pieces on each plate we would have ordered a full plate. The hand made pasta was delicate and just amazing. The wine was all imported from Italy and the choices were large. I would go back in a heartbeat and would even take a trip to Philly so I could go back!!!
We keep going back to Osteria because it never disappoints. The pizza, the pasta, the roasted vegetable board - all fresh and delicious. We brought out of town friends with us on our most recent visit and they loved it as much as we do. The wait staff and sommelier were helpful without making us feel rushed. If you can get seating in the greenhouse, go for it!
We've come here before and always liked it. This time many of the dishes were good but way too salty...like a chef added extra salt right before serving it. Also, it was noisy and we couldn't understand the waiters accent. The waiter pushed the Convivo (shared plates at 65pp) but it would have been better to just pick a few as the food is rich and we had too much. So, we spent a lot of $ and couldn't eat it all. The grilled octopus was our favorite but again too salty this time.
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