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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Authentic (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Romantic (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Fun (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Casual (12)
Business Meals (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We visited because we saw a post on Facebook that truffle pasta would be available, and we can never miss the truffles, so we had to go!

We are long time patrons of Osteria, and this was our first visit this past year. Overall impressions are that this is still a great restaurant, but there's something missing that used to be there.

Osteria is still a top restaurant in Philly, but has lost some of its old charm.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great meal at Osteria the other day. Post show dinner from Cirque at Temple U. Server was very knowledgeable and friendly. My wife thought he rambled about the dishes too much but as someone who appreciates food, he knew the menu and the ingredients of each dish. Sommelier was nice enough to come open our wine for us. We will return

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

we arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and were told by the hostess to go have a drink at their sister restaurant around the corner because the staff was in a meeting. I thought that was odd. WE went to Alla Spina and stayed there for a great causal dinner. I want to try Osteria, but I was turned off by the attitude of the hostess.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Only drawback was our table was by entrance, with three guests over 6’3” not ideal - food excellent as usual —service wonderful - placement in restaurant bad

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We enjoyed out entrees and appetizers, especially the grilled octopus, squid ink pasta and rabbit casalinga.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sunday night at Osteria is a great time to enjoy

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

After being lead through two dark hallways and past the bathrooms into a dark empty side room, we asked to be seated elsewhere. We were lead back through the restaurant and were seated in the garden room which had plenty of available tables. This set a negative tone to the rest of our experience for no apparent reason.
We enjoyed the food and wine and our server.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The meal was disappointing - special fish was dry & rather tasteless. Red wine recommendation was not very good either.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We always reserve seating in the solarium. We ordered 2 roasted vegetable salads-one is enough and the chicken livers. Both were excellent, I had a pomegranate Martini and my husband had a specialty beer. Everything was excellent with superb service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good but not worth the overpriced alcohol or the loud crowd. Service was very good though the staff didn't seem phased when a fire alarm went off for 10 minutes or so.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Other than waiting 45 minutes even though I had a reservation, it was a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Only complaint - food came out slow. Otherwise great

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I had a thin-crust wood-oven sausage pizza with a baked egg on top. Crust was delicious, charred as it should be, and the toppings were also very good. A first rate pizza. Enjoyed a delicious deep colored Rose - they called it a Fal-say - I believe it was: tornatore, etna rosato doc 2015.

Finished it off with two scoops of Gelato, which was a very large portion but not quite deserving of 5 stars - thus the 4 star reviews. The rest of the menu - from pastas to entrees - looked delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Four of us had a delightful dinner last Saturday night. The wild boar bolognese, ink squid, and salmon main courses were excellent. Rabbit portion a bit small but tasty and the green salad could use some sparkle. The Som recommended a delicious Sardinian red wine. Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great meal at Osteria. Kitchen was a little slow but the wait staff came back to update us each time and the food was worth the wait

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinner date with the husband. Terrell was our server. He was wonderful!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great ambiance, food and wine!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Another delicious meal at Osteria! Shared a pasta and meat appetizer with my son. Then we each had a special pizza. We topped it off with gelato. My son ordered one which we planned to share, but our waitress brought a pistachio gelato for me since it was my birthday. Thank you very much! The portions were excellent and the ambience is perfect. The service was excellent as well. Looking forward to my next meal there.....

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

AMAZINGLY GOOD, even for Osteria. everything we ordered was spectacular - the salumi plate, Andrew's half-duck, my pork-belly/scallops/egg bucatini. But then the chef sent two complimentary dishes, one with the salumi plate (fig carpaccio, which was good, but not as good as anything else we had), and one with the entrees. This was the boar bolognese candele - a FULL entree serving! - which was TO DIE FOR ! Next visit, which will be SOON, this will be my entree order, since with everything else we couldn't finish this.

Ok, it was Halloween, the place was practically empty (which made being in this nice space especially pleasant and the service even better and more attentive than usual), and probably the cooks were bored and needed something to do. So WE were the beneficiaries. A full meal at Osteria with two drinks apiece is not inexpensive, but the two additional plates made tonight's dinner a surprisingly good value.

We have been Osteria regulars almost since it opened, and never had even a mediocre meal. But tonight was REALLY special. I know where Andrew and I will spend next Halloween !!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous rainy night for a cozy date. Service was outstanding, food remarkable. Strongly recommend for family gathering or romantic date!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Too dark to read menu, too loud to talk. Was looking for traditional Italian gravy and pasta, menu was a little out of the ordinary.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is consistently outstanding!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing food as always. Service is always terrific.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was fantastic - we ate at the bar and the bartender was wonderful with making sure that she answered all of our questions. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great as well - perfect for a date night or a night out with family/friends.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Never disappointed, always awesome. best pasta around

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Celebrating

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lovely dinner, excellent service.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, wine, and service. Desserts were out of this world. I would go back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Impeccable service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service, food, ambience all top notch. But management should be aware of Osteria's reputation for (exclusively) expensive wine list and the house of the short pour.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our pasta dish was very salty but delicious. Restaurant took measures to compensate us. Everyone was happy!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent service by parking attendant. Good service by wait staff. Duck delicious, rabbit fair, vegetable poor. Far from what is expected of a highly ranked establishment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First, let me start by saying that the service was great. Our server was very friendly and I was impressed that they brought out a birthday dessert for my boyfriend even though we didn't tell him it was his bday (they must have noticed the gifts on the table). We did the tasting menu and let the chef select all of our courses. The cocktails and pasta were great and the appetizers were good. The meat course was not impressive though, we thought the salmon lacked flavor and the short rib was dry. Overall, it was a good meal but nothing to write home about. This was my first visit to a Vetri restaurant and I just don't think it lived up to the hype. I would consider returning to try the pizza.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Hadn't been for some time and was very pleased to find it delightful again. Had gone one evening a while ago and Osteria felt and sounded like a pizzaria -- which it hadn't done before.
The quail and grilled octopus were terrific starters and my rabbit tender, moist and very flavorful. My companion's pork shortrib was divine ... should have had that!!!
An altogether enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I'd been looking forward to eating here, but it didn't really meet my expectations. The highlight was the antipasti--delicious vegetable plate, cheese, and charcuterie. The octopus was good, but didn't stand out. The bucatini had good flavor but it came out cold. The service was friendly, but it had some misses. For an occasion spot, I hoped for more.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service, the food, the entire atmosphere is amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The dining experience was all around amazing. Osteria is always consistent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my third visit to Osteria and it will be my last. We had four appetizers, one entree and one dessert. It was as though the only seasoning available to the kitchen was salt. The fig carpaccio was bland and disappointing; the green salad was too salty and the croutons were completely bland - like an afterthought. The porchetta tonatto was bland, too, even the tonnato sauce missed its bite. The only memorable dish of the four was the octopus, which was tender and delicious. The entree was a grilled whole fish, supposedly served with fingerling potatoes and caper berries. We never found those berries. Again, the fish would have been delicious, had it not been too salty. I also found pieces of raw lemon in my fish. Gelato for dessert was fine. I won't go back and that was $180 I'll never have again. There are many better Italian restaurants
in Philly these days, like A Mano.

UPDATE: Kudos to Osteria for a great response to this tepid experience. They called me, apologized sincerely and profusely. The manager even said that they had discussed our concerns at their staff meeting, particularly our feedback about the fish special. $50 gift card arrived in the mail yesterday with a personal contact number. Good for them!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Courses took too long, kitchen was complimentary

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were blown away by Osteria. We came for lunch, sat at the bar, and felt truly satisfied by the service and the meal. The bread basket was delicious and almost over the top wonderful. The wine list was fun and our bartender knew it so well she made excellent recommendations. And the ability to order half-pours was fantastic. We ordered from the new menu and absolutely savored every bite of the grilled quail, kale, pomegranate salad w saba. We also adored the pheasant ragu w cresto de gallo pasta... They split it into two bowls for us. The perfect comfort meal, and also quite fun. We only wish were hungry enough for a larger lunch, and almost canceled our dinner reservation to return later that evening. Delightful service, fabulous meal. And we didn't even get to try the pizza (yet). We will be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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