Osteria Rusticana

4.7
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71 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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!

Specials

Sweet weekend brunch

Free Italian house made dessert to the table.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 17, 2019

Ends: July 18, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-2:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-2:00PM

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Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 17, 2019

Ends: July 18, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-10:00PM

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM

What 71 People Are Saying
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DV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The best Italian restaurant in Chicago. Delicious tiramisu!!!

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

While the food was good, the service was sub-par. We did not get an introduction or an explanation of the menu or wines. For most of the night we had no idea if we had a dedicated server or who was taking care of us. We went more than 20 minutes in between most point of contact with anyone from their staff. They didn't even ask us about the wine we ordered or ask us if we would care for another bottle, or anything else.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good meal at Osteria Rusticana! It made us feel like we were back in Italy, with great service, food, and wine. I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have family tradition to come here every Sunday for lasagna. The best lasagna in town.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The truffle pasta in the Parmesan cream sauce was spectacular. The veggie appetizer was also very good. I’d recommend serving warm bread though, it didn’t taste very fresh

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a neighborhood gem. And they are open for brunch now so we can’t wait to try it.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was great, pasta delicious and desserts like from Italian bakery. Will defiantly come back.

CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was fine. I wouldn't say it's worth the price.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had two specials-Risotto ai fungi & Branzino. OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD!
Love this place. Great drinks and company at the bar

l
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, food delicious, staff attentive,

k
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a whim, I tried Osteria Rusticana when visiting Chicago for a wedding shopping trip with my daughter. We had driven past it several times so I looked it up. The menu was very interesting and seemed just what I was looking for: a Warm, Friendly, small restaurant with a varied menu and reasonable pricing, it was all of that and more! I will return!

The owner met us at the door and promptly seated us while attending to his other guests. (one family had 3 children which were tired and hungry, so very fussy and he immediately diffused their discomfort with a serving of Gelato much to the parents relief!) Our server was very knowledgable and attentive and everything we ordered was perfect! We loved this cozy Italian restaurante!

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. Authentic and cozy. We absolutely loved it!

DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Everything was delicious and staff is very friendly. Will defiantly come back.

S
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Servers helpful and accommodating. Nice outdoor space. Will definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great outdoor patio for the evening

RN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to the incredible food and staff, they helped make my girlfriend’s bday dinner a great success!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria Rusticana is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. Obviously, food is important to any meal and the food here is amazing. Genuine Italian imported products are used in the dishes here for top notch flavor! All the pasta is made from scratch too and is so delicious. But, my favorite part of every meal I have had here is the dining experience. The staff is always on their game and provides one of the better dining experiences around the city!

OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

Y
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before going Ravinia to see Steely Dan. Perfect beginning to the evening.

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luca was a great host! Extremely accommodating! Figured out seating for us with our newborn given we had our rather large bassinet stroller.

PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria Rusticana is a great place to have a very enjoyable meal! Being a perfect summertime evening, we were able to sit at a table outside in front of the restaurant. The food was great, from the fried calamari and shrimp appetizer (crispy, nicely seasoned, not greasy at all), to the cavatelli alla norma (pasta with a fried eggplant and tomato sauce), to the Sicilian pistachio panna cotta I had for dessert. The rest of the menu looks really tasty, as did the specials, so I can't wait to go back. The manager helped us pick out a wine to go with the meal, and it was lovely. A gem!

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food but not amazing. Great service from friendly staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service! Absolutely The Best Italian restaurant in the city ! Last week I celebrated my birthday at OR and all my guests loved it. We ordered different pasta, fish of the day, chicken and other appetizers and everything was delicious and very flavorful! Their desserts taste amazing and presentation is beautiful! Also they have Happy Hour every day. So today we were back with my husband for their Happy Hour drinks and some pasta! Love this place! Highly recommended!

J
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood Risotto (on the specials menu) was the best plate of pasta I've ever had in my life. This place never disappoints. Osteria Rusticana is so authentic and the people/service there is truly amazing. There's a reason why my fiance and I continue to come back here. In my opinion, I think it's the best Italian place in the city. Thinking about it makes me want to go back tonight.

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Party of four, everyone had their own pasta course and they were all awesome. The appetizers were good, but not the same caliber. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with wine selections. Def will be back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! You can’t get better Italian food in the city

BS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood so we walked over to try it out. Luca was a more than gracious host and very interactive throughout our entire meal. Our pastas were 110% homemade. Entire meal was delicious and we'll definitely be back!

ML
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food remains outstanding after the change in ownership and menu. Luca and staff are still the best in the business and make the restaurant a delight at which to dine.

JC
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new owners and their staff have done an excellent job at taking the previous great Nando Milano and doing an awesome job!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not quite the same as Nando Milano although staff remains. Food just isn’t what it was. :(

KL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinning experience all around.
Food/service/location

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great staff and food!

DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration went fabulous. They have everything you need, delicious food beautiful patio and the best service I ever had. Salute.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria Rusticana is nothing short of amazing. Great ambiance, service and the most authentic Southern Italian food you will find outside of Italy. Will go back any chance we get.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous food. Service was a little slow, so make sure you have enough time.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner was great! Our server was amazing! Giving great recommendations! Loved it

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Food was outstanding and service was fantastic. Felt very authentic.

NK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fav Italian restaurants. Everything is delicious starting with appetizers to dessert. You will definitely need to try their house made limoncello. Great place to dine.

RO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every so often you go out for a meal and everything is right. The vibe, the creature comforts and of course the food. Osteria Rusticana hit the trifecta! If it’s good weather, enjoy sitting outside and hearing the sounds of the city glide past. We started with meatballs in a red sauce, they were savory and exactly the right texture. Extra points for the red sauce since it is the closest I’ve ever had to my moms. Our main dishes were gnocchi in pesto and tagliatelle with sausage. Sounds average?! Anything but!! The pesto was underscored with a hint of almonds and every bite was mouthwatering. The tagliatelle was a fusion of different tastes that worked so well together. We did it, we had dessert too. When they brought out the platter of cannolis we thought they were small. They were just right though. Props to the owner - he is hands on and does it well and he even got us to speak a little Italian.

DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luca was awesome...very cordial and welcoming. The repast is authentic and epicurean....