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Osteria Rusticana, Chicago, IL

Osteria Rusticana

4.7
4.7
341 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osteria Rusticana evokes the heart and soul of authentic, traditional Sicilian cuisine.

Our welcoming atmosphere and flavorful menu reflect all that is Sicily:
warm, inviting sunshine, sea-kissed beaches, abundant farmlands, and a rich,
long-standing food culture, infused with the unique and special tastes and fragrances only found on this beloved Italian island.

The Sicilian people treasure time spent at family dinners, sharing and laughing as they gather around Mama’s kitchen table. Osteria Rusticana is proud to offer you this very experience, right here in the heart of Chicago.

We use the finest ingredients (many imported directly from our network of family owned Sicilian farms), and our unique recipes (based on those handwritten gems passed down through generations of Sicilian families ) to bring Sicily to you, straight from Mama’s kitchen!

Buon Pranzo!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 486-2636
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Christian Alejandro
  • Catering
    We offer full menu availability for catering!
  • Private party facilities
    Choose Osteria Rusticana for spectacular events and you and your guests will have lifelong memories of your gathering. Either its your birthday, baby shower, wedding rehearsal or any event you have on mind, we are here to plan every detail of it.
  • Neighborhood
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Cross street
    Division and Hoyne
  • Parking details
    City street parking
  • Public transit
    One city block west of the Blue Line - Division stop, one city block south of the Blue Line - Damen stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

341 Reviews
  1. SaraH

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Osteria Rusticana is one of my favorite little Italian spots in Chicago. The meatball appetizer has great tomato sauce and menu staples like Linguine Frutti di Mare or the Ragu are always amazing.

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  2. HeatherB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My family and I used to love this place. The food was so good. I'm not sure what has happened, but the food has gone way down hill. I gave it 3 tries from when it started getting bad just to be sure I wasn't going on an off day. And the food was not good each of those 3 times. I'm very sad to say that I won't go back. The only reason I'm not giving it a one star review is because everything else is really good, especially the service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for Mother’s Day brunch and my mom was very pleased with the excellent service, delicious food, and great cocktails!

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  4. KarenA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding flavors! Really cute place. Nice staff.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner. One of the best services in Chicago. We had Luca for our server, constant accommodation and dinner! Highly recommend this place!!! Will be coming back again!

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  6. Delly

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. The food was incredible. My partner said the tiramisu made me happier than he ever has. The staff was also great and kind. Loved the choice of wine pairing.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, didn’t realize “extra bread” costs $4 - no big deal but not on the menu. Staff got a little short when three of us asked for a separate check. Not like we were a party of 10. Then they couldn’t make change for a tip, got flustered & had to go next door for change Otherwise had a great time!

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  8. Emily

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were amazing! Perfect spot for a date night!

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  9. DarleneK

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner was very accommodating for our party of three and a reservation for two. Several severs took care of us. The vegetable lasagna, gnocchi and chicken parm were all fantastic!

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  10. Ashley

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Decided to try Osteria Rusticana for restaurant week. We tried the octopus appetizer, which was only two small pieces of octopus. The clam linguine had 4 small clams and there was so much heat and barely any flavor. The salmon was fine, nothing to rave about. The tiramisu was very watery without much flavor. Would not return or recommend to anyone.

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  11. Deirdre

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for restaurant week. Gnocchi was too mushy but chicken and appetizers were great. Servers were very overwhelmed with the crowd. Pours on drinks varied.

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  12. Erin

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant week menu selection! The staff was nice and food was great.

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  13. StevenS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The salad was good, the entrees were just ok. Dessert was fine.

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  14. NorineL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pasta and more in comfortable neighborhood setting. Lovely place for a meal with friendly service.

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  15. SalsaCath

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great combination of amazing food, amazing atmosphere, and wonderful service. Love this place!

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  16. MrWood

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is wonderful and the food is delicious!

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  17. CharleneB

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything exceeded our expectations. The quality of each dish was significantly better than other local Italian restaurants. The paccheri with shrimp was outstanding. And the salmon with risotto was excellent, too. The arugula salad was as fresh as they come. Finally, our server was super charming and cared a lot that we were happy with everything. I definitely recommend this neighborhood spot.

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  18. PaulinaK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing through out- so authentic, rich ingredients, and great wine. Definitely a quaint spot to get Italian food, perfect for those friend get togethers or dates - Great service! Will be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good wine list, fantastic service and attentiveness!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! The food was really good and it is such a nice neighborhood spot! Would definitely go back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I get it that it was Valentines weekend but they created a very limited menu for the weekend. They could have announce it but didn’t . The food was a 6, only good thing was their pizza. The drinks were nothing special. Good thing for the Dispensary next door which saved me
    Osteria RusticanaResponded on February 15, 2022
    We sincerely apologize we didn't meet your expectations but would love to have you come back and try some of our amazing specials! We are glad you at least enjoyed our home made pizza! We appreciate your feedback on the Specials menu that our Chef created for months. Please let the server know next time that you would like to have seen the regular menu instead if possible. We always try to work with all of our guests if we can, thank-you for stopping by! Ciao!

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  22. MarinaL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for authentic Italian food (especially Sicilian cuisine), this is a great spot. Great service and ambiance as well.

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  23. Jade

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the waitstaff was incredible! I wish they were serving their regular menu (they had a special one for Valentine’s Day) but overall a great experience! Definitely will visit again.
    Osteria RusticanaResponded on February 15, 2022
    Thank-you so much Jade! We appreciate guests like yourselves and would love to see you again! We are always glad to hear all the positive reviews about us and appreciate such kinds words! We hope that your night was amazing and special! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you next time you stop by, thank-you! Ciao!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I primarily booked the reservation for the food. It was decent quality food but nothing I would rave to others to come back for. The ambience and service were top notch. The espresso is lacking, I would avoid that.

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  25. FELI

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good. The place was cold especially when the front door opens. The black ink risotto was very salty, the special of the day fish, halibut was so dense and a bit overcooked. Overall food was tasty and good value.

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  26. JeremyK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent food with a nice wine selection. Great staff.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute spot for friend get-togethers or super chill dates! Price wise between 2 people you’re paying under a 100$ (which to me, is the norm for a small date night.) Service was really amazing and the food is extremely delicious. 100% will go again 10/10

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  28. KristenBrittany

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Wicker. We came for a quiet and intimate NYE dinner. Fresh ingredients as always. Love this place!

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  29. EvanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food, wine, and service. Went for the special New Years event and loved every second of the experience.

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  30. DeannaD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect night out!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was amazing and provides truly great service. The food was amazing and prices are great!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the fish if the day which was cod and it was tasty but heavy on the salt. My friend had Rigatoni al Ragu Siciliano and it was amazing. Wine selection was nice and the service was great.

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  33. MeganC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and service of this restaurant are impeccable. While, they don't have a huge amount of seating, this place makes you feel right at home when you enter. Their food, service, and craft cocktails are simply always on point. I would highly recommend going here for a date, or even dinning with some friends or family, they will take care of you at Osteria Rusticana!

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  34. SoniaC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Wonderful ambiance!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and the food was excellent!

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  36. AmandaA

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick, drinks and food were delicious. Would recommend and come again.

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  37. Nika

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place was great for a family dinner--the pastas were amazing as was the spinach!

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  38. HeatherB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance, service, and food were amazing. We had the special pasta with mushrooms, the pesto pasta, and the chicken.

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  39. Mkaechele

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at this place and it was just as outstanding as the first time. Service was excellent the entire time. Waiter made great recommendations and suggestions to our meal. Bucatini and Gnocchi were both fantastic. Can't wait to go there again in the future.

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  40. MaryRoses

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cute spot and good food but they absolutely need to play some music! It was uncomfortably quiet when we sat down at 6:30, and then the sounds of everyone’s voices were loud and other tables’ conversations were clearly audible by the end.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria Rusticana using the Order Online button. Osteria Rusticana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 486-2636.

Osteria Rusticana is rated 4.7 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Osteria Rusticana

2114 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Division and Hoyne
  • Neighborhood
    Bucktown / Wicker Park
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    City street parking
  • Public transit
    One city block west of the Blue Line - Division stop, one city block south of the Blue Line - Damen stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Alejandro
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 486-2636
  • Catering
    We offer full menu availability for catering!
  • Private party facilities
    Choose Osteria Rusticana for spectacular events and you and your guests will have lifelong memories of your gathering. Either its your birthday, baby shower, wedding rehearsal or any event you have on mind, we are here to plan every detail of it.
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