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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Despite making reservation 28 days in advance,we were taken through the dining area,down a corridor flanked on both sides with kitchen prep and storage. Then made a right turn through the line waiting to use the unisex bathrooms and were seated at a table in a room so dim that everyone was using phone lights or in my case a candle to read the sparse menu. The grilled octopus and pears were unremarkable. The steak for two was just a piece of meat with TURNIPS???? I guess potato's are just too common...My date and I decided to skip the double chocolate whatever and get a donut on the way home. ........This place was great just one year ago!!!
We don't come to this place often but some of our household think of it as the Best Restaurant in the City. Have to admit the desserts are less amazing than the dinners, but that may be because we stuff ourselves to much on the outstanding first and second courses. And the perfect breads. And the wonderful drinks.
Really has gone done hill. Terrible service, besides not being to understand our waiter, he only brought 1 menu for four people. Also, there was a hair in my wife’s entree, when I told the waiter this, he thought it was funny. It use to be our favorite restaurant in Philly, I don’t think we will ever go back, unfortunately.
While the food was lovely, the service at Osteria was beyond disappointing. Our waiter did not even greet us but instead opened with what no longer was available on the menu - not even a "Hello! My name is ____ and I'll be taking care of you this evening..." We began by ordering a very hearty amount of appetizers and antipasti so when the waitress (I assume the former was shadowing her?) came back and asked if we were ready to order our entrees, we told her we needed a few minutes, hoping to elongate the dining experience and to allot for some time between the courses. She responded by mentioning that it's more helpful for the kitchen if we order our entrees now. MORE HELPFUL FOR THE KITCHEN?? I'm sorry but this is not a cheap place and I did not appreciate that. Mind you, our reservation was at 7:45pm so we did not sit down very late and would most likely be the last table to sit that evening anyway. Why the rush? So overall, I was extremely disappointed with the staff and do not plan on coming back. It's a true shame because I live in the neighborhood!
This restaurant was recommended by Hotel River Palace. It was one of the worst restaurants we have ever been to. There was an odor when you walked into the restaurant and the food was terrible. My pasta was over cooked and the sauce had an off taste. My friend ordered lasagne and thought it was horrible. We complained to the hotel for recommending this restaurant. Do not go to this restaurant.
Food was excellent, and I mean excellent. Two hours and forty minutes is just too long for me. The family style price fixed per person recommendation was much more food than the four of us could possibly eat. Knowing that I would have had us order individually. I think the meal would have lasted a shorter and more appropriate amount of time, been less expensive, and a more over all enjoyable experience.
Make no mistake, I would gladly go back for another try.
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.
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
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.
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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