Osteria Rusticana

4.8
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166 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!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 17, 2019

Ends: July 18, 2118

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

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM

What 166 People Are Saying
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MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! What a great hidden gem. I highly recommend. The cacio Pepe was exceptional!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall, the meal was good. For the area, we have done better for Italian food.

OT
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. Excellent service and food. Cozy ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, people and Atmosphere are amazing! Food was Phenomenal! Can’t wait to come back

KP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Fantastic service with people who are passionate about the food and making sure you have a great time. Perfect date spot. Small and romantic with the right amount of noise level.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service and Luca makes you feel like family. We’ve been coming here for 6 years and love bringing friends and family whenever they’re visiting Chicago. Everything on the menu is delicious so you’ll definitely leave full and happy!

SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service! And, a great wine selection!

SR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Rusticana was amazing!! Our train was running late due to mechanical issues and when we called they were able to help us move the reservation so that we could still eat there. The service was astounding, the food was unbelievable, and the entire wait staff was wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for a better Valentine’s Day dinner. We will definitely be returning!!

GK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner with friends! Excellent service from the time we stepped the door. Every dish was Amazing. True authentic Italian! Try them out for a real treat!

GK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious girls night out) We ordered bruschetta, calamari, polenta, salads, pasta, chicken and different desserts and everything was fresh and tasty! + friendly &cute server +good Italian wine and cocktails...all you need for fabulous girls night out ) we’ll come back again and again...

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! great ambiance, warm and welcoming staff, very cozy Italian place! The food was Very-Very good and the specialty cocktail Limonce was delightful

JP
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elevated, yet authentic, Sicilian fare at this fun, friendly and romantic restaurant in Wicker Park. This is one of our very favorite restaurants in Chicago!

L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Friendly good service
Nice atmosphere, but got very loud
Might have been due to restaurant week, but the small space does it louder
Good portions
Calamari, shrimp not very flavorful
Might come back

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Romantic dinner with my husband.

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Hidden gem and one of the best Italian restaurant experiences I had in Chicago. The customer service is top of the line. Wine selection extensive. Fantastic food!

GK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place and everyone here is wonderful!We come here at least once a month and also order carry out.
The food is spectacular!!!!!
Service always very welcoming and friendly! We always have great time here!

CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and the food was delicious.

GK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband love try new restaurants during Chicago Restaurant week. This year we’ve been to five so far and Osteria Rusticana definitely has the best value and menu options. We loved the food, service and ambiance. Great place!

KF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited during restaurant week and was not disappointed. Loved the ambience and our server Roberto was knowledgeable and charming. We tried a variety of dishes and they were all delicious. I normally wouldn't order lasagne, but their lasagne was pretty special. Would go back to have it all to myself.

L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t realize when we’d made our reservation that we’d booked it for the first night of Chicago Restaurant Week. Normally, this would make us run for the hills, but the staff at Osteria Rusticana was so efficient and so cheerful that we stuck it out, and our night was WONDERFUL. The food is always amazing, and that night was no exception. I’ll have dreams about the polenta and lamb ragout. The suggested wine pairing - a shockingly moderately-priced Sangiovese - was delicious. The ambiance is lovely and cozy and inviting. We will definitely be back, and we’ve already told our friends to go.

GK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience!!!!! Came here for Restaurant Week dinner with friends and we really enjoyed it! Big menu selection and everything was terrific!

SK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant in all of Chicago. Umberto is so nice, knowledgable, friendly and accommodating. He greets you at the door with a "Ciao!" and makes sure you are taken care of at all times. The ambiance is cozy and dim, just how I like it. In the summer, their patio is unbeatable. And the food... I've never had anything that I would rate less than 10/10. The ingredients are fresh and all the dishes are busting with authentic southern Italian flavor. I LOVE this place. It's the most underrated restaurant in the city.

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant... our server Gerardo was incredibly professional, attentive and helped us out with our choices and a few recommendations. Kids loved their house made pasta! We will be back to try their restaurant week menu!

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and charming restaurant perfect for a date night or hanging out with friends and family

GK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must try! From their appetizers (My favorite: arancini and calamari) to desserts everything is delicious! Atmosphere is warm and personal! Highly recommended!!!

SR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good wine, intimate ambience, friendly staff..we’ll be back!

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Italian restaurant in the middle of Wicker park. I ordered caprese salad, chicken, gelato and everything was amazing.
Great ambiance, tasty food and excellent service make Osteria Rusticana my favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago!

EF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to enjoying the very good food, we loved the warm, friendly and helpful staff. We also appreciated the moderate noise level that let us enjoy our conversation and time together with friends.

RF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here with friends. Great food and service! Would absolutely recommend this lovely authentic Italian restaurant to anyone who appreciate good pasta and good Italian wine

GK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always impress my out of town visitors; Everyone was very satisfied with the food that they ordered! An extensive selection of Sicilian cuisine and the flavoring of it were superb and remarkable!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was very attentive and invested in making sure we had a great experience

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my husband and we had an excellent experience. Great wine selection!!

GK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing girls night out dinner! Delicious food and really good cocktails, our favorite: espresso martini, Aperol and ,of course,their house made limoncello! Great time, coming back for Restaurant week)))

CH
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff - family friendly place. Great wine list and regional authentic food options.

a
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very authentic, the food was delicious. The gnocchi was fantastic and the drinks tasty. We will be returning to try more of their food!

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! Delicious and authentic food, unpretentious homey vibe and just a wonderful experience all around!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food w

JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just discovered this restaurant, really good Italian food! We had the salmon and seafood pasta, and it was delicious. Also don't forget to try their fried calamari.

GK
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious find this adorable Italian restaurant is. Our friends brought us here and it’s becoming our regular Sunday Lasagna stop. Their lasagna is perfection!!!