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About Osteria

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."

640 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Wallace Street & Mt.Vernon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 763-0920

Website:
http://www.osteriaphilly.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and metered parking on Broad Street free after 6pm. Free parking on Mt.Vernon and Wallace Streets.

Public Transit:
Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey Michaud

Additional:
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.

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.

Osteria Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (32)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Notable Wine List (21)
Romantic (21)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fun (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (6)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was awful . Great service , staff very knowledgeable. But overall, the food was not good at all

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Used to be good
Menu small and weird and not very Italian
Service very lackadaisical
What happened?
Trying to be too cool?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Osteria never fails to deliver fantastic food with superior service. The wine list is extensive and pairs wonderfully with the great food coming from the kitchen. Worth going back many times just to test every item in the menu!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Love, this place
You really get the feel that you are in Italy

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always a good time; service was especially good. I have a nut allergy and they were on top of that for me. We accidentally stayed late --- hate to do that to the staff -- but they were very kind about it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Go for the pizza. Everything else is OK. The seasonal pizzas are delicious but, I wind up spending way too much over priced cocktails, entrees and desserts. The wine is a tiny pour. Feels like 5 oz.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

On a Sunday night, the place was nearly empty. The food is good but there are so many good restaurants these days that are newer that Osteria seems a bit stale. The menu needs an injection of newer preparations. The supreme of chicken is one such item.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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 ".

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Overall this is overrated and overpriced. The trendy people frequent this place. Wine list is extensive and expensive. Cannot understand what the attraction is about this place that reminds me of a storage facility

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Amazing customer service. I ordered the chicken liver rigotoni which was delicious! Some other pasta orders were pricey for small portion but mine came in perfect portion.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. Attentive staff, creative food, great ambience. I've dined at this restaurant several times over the years, and it's consistently outstanding

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great food. Wasn't crowded. Staff very nice

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent!! Molto Bene!! Great and unique offerings.
Rivals many of the best upscale Italian restaurants in Manhattan.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Lamb too tough.
So-so brunello at $21 a glass pricier than New York without the quality.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Celebrated many events at osteria, always a delightfully fun time. The food is so deliscious and fresh, the staff are truly kind and informative. Fabulous bites!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food and service, Fairly expensive but OK for a special occasion.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 22, 2017

"Energetic" seems to be a poor synonym for "loud." The wine steward (Steve) was terrific. He even recommended some vineyards we should look for when visiting southern Italy in late September.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Our server had thorough knowledge of the menu and checked on us at regular intervals. The food was delicious and we were able to talk at a normal level. I will dine here again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Since first time here, it become one of our favorites restaurants in South Jersey/Phila area. Beautiful place, nice and helpful workers, delicious food. We keep coming back whenever we can.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Delicious food. Excellent service. Fun, busy vibe.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our meal at Osteria was wonderful, as usual. We have been there and at their former location in Moorestown many times. Every time has been terrific. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was okay and the service a bit slow.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 13, 2017

A go-to when I'm in town after having been introduced to this place by a local. Consistently good. Not your same old Italian menu. Super interesting variety.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was oily and unimpressive and the outdoor area was super noisy even for a family

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Service was poor - we chose the shared plate program and expected the meal to be portioned per person and not family style - this was a very expensive program with little food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

One of the best meals we have ever had perfect steak perfect pasta
GREAT Deserts

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Really great!

We had a reservation for lunch at 1:30 and didn't leave until almost 5:00 p.m.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Amazing - no complaints. Service was phenomenal, pastas were mouth watering & we loved the dessert (gelati). Accessible vetri

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Fabulous food and knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I would've like the food presented with a little more care, The sauce in the bottom of the bowl was a little watery. I thought the raviolis were not very well stuffed. The food needed a little bit more zing. The desserts were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The service and food were top notch! Will definitely visit again next time in Philly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We love Osteria and eat there whenever we happen to be in the neighborhood. The service and food are spectacular. My favorites are the grilled octopus and the chicken liver rigatoni. Yummy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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