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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (35)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (32)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Romantic (20)
Casual (18)
Fun (18)
Authentic (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Melt in your mouth, novel flavors throughout all five courses we ordered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Marvelous restaurant experience! Delightful menu. Attentive staff. Attractive diners. Great setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very underwhelmed with the whole meal for the price paid. Average quality of food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We tested this restaurant as part of Philly Restaurant week. We had a rabbit dish and ravioli. Both were excellent. The ravioli was stuffed with mushrooms and even though my daughter does not generally like mushrooms she loved them. They were so light they almost melted in your mouth. Amazing. For dessert he butter honey gelato was exquisite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came from NJ to take my son out to lunch. The atmosphere, service and food were all fantastic. Not rushed at all, had a great time and would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It's pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Had the most amazing meal to celebrate my birthday! You must try the chicken liver rigatoni! Everything was fabulous!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very weak service from our server. Not especially well trained or attuned to pace or diner feelings.

The food was nicely prepared, delicious.

The wine list is extensive, but lacks range across value points (pretty much all significantly overpriced versus other restaurants.)

This place has declined since Mark Vetri sold it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wines are fantastic, everything else was just ok, did not care for the table they had reserved for me located at back of patio.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Service was outstanding. Food was very good - creative cooking, beautifully fresh ingredients, generally well-prepared. Only complaint is that - almost without exception - everything had just a little more salt in it than necessary.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Happened to sit next to Michael Strayhand & Erin Andrews the night before the Eagles Won the opportunity to go to Super Bowl 2018. If they liked it, I liked it, then you’ll like it there too.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was fantastic!!! service was excellent; staff (Zek) was well versed in the menu and ingredients. Was there for restaurant week and ordered off the regular menu... i'll be back!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was wonderful. Past was perfectly cooked. The Rigatoni with chicken livers was perfect. Desserts were very good. Way too full when I got up. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent service at bar & table. Great salad & main course. Didn't love our desserts. Excellent waiter. Knowledgeable, personable & attentive. Would recommend & return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Visited with friends to celebrate birthdays ( 1 adult, 1 teenager ) and a retirement. All our plates were clean !!!! Food was well prepared ( pork, chicken, lobster and salmon ) ; service was great. It was my 7 th visit and I’m looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great sophisticated Italian food, lovely wine list. Service was friendly & competent, but seemed not up to the polished standards previously experienced here. Great wine guy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great. Service was good. Not great. Was on the pricy side. Wine list was $$$. But food was great. Overall I walked out of there thinking how good the meal was.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Seriously amazing from start to finish. Highly reco the grilled octopus and the pistachio pizza... and such a cute atmosphere to boot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fish was not fresh. Hot food was not hot. Very loud. Large tables were hard to hear each other across.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

After a bit of confusion at the hostess stand, we were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time even though our party had all arrived and checked in on time.

We kept it simple and ordered pizzas to share for appetizers and individual pastas for main course.

The beet, endive and Gorgonzola pizza is fabulous. My wife had mushroom ravioli, and I ordered wild boar ragu. Both were excellent.

Osteria is a consistent bet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A blessedly quiet evening at Osteria, though Andrew and I worry since last time we were here it was also very quiet. But our charming server, Zeke, assured us that he has been working his tail off for the last three months, so a quiet Wednesday was ok with him, since he gets to really attend to his tables.

We shared the salumi platter, our usual Lombarda pizza, and two Primi: the candele with wild boar bolognese and the pheasant gnocchi. ALL great, as were my two Sicilian lemonades. After 11 years (and we attended two of the 10-year celebration dinners), we still love this place, even though Mr Vestri has departed.
Keep it up, guys!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The polpo pizza was unique and delicious. The polenta ravioli with the bone marrow sauce was light and also delicious. I will definitely return to try more items on the menu. The dessert menu was also excellent. We had the gelato with affogato and brioche and the chef sent out the chocolate mousse with hazelnuts. Both were very, very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

What a beautiful dinner! We came for my 27 year old daughter's birthday, and it was special from start to finish. Each course was delicious, and the wait staff was just terrific. In all ways this was a wonderful experience. It's been a while since we've been here and this was a lovely reminder that we should come more often.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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