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For 2
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Sun, 2/25
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11:00 PM
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Osteria

4.4
3592 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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."
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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

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Phone number
(215) 763-0920
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Michaud
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wallace Street & Mt.Vernon
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Parking details
Valet and metered parking on Broad Street free after 6pm. Free parking on Mt.Vernon and Wallace Streets.
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Public transit
Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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What 3592 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance. Food was soso

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mluansing 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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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JasonK 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Incredible, authentic, creative Italian food. Among the best restaurants of any kind in Philadelphia!

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Live4Food 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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TrevorC (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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RolandW (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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viprebecca (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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Sher (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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vip2Mal (Philadelphia)
3.0  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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vipFoodenthusiast (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  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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boba (Naples)
5.0  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.

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