Osteria Rusticana

4.8
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144 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 144 People Are Saying
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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

SK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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

L
Chicago
16 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!

Q
Chicago
2 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

L
Chicago
16 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
2 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!!

L
Chicago
16 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
54 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.

L
Chicago
16 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!!!

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here a few times now, I gotta say, this place has the Best pasta in the area !

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday celebration with my friends last weekend! The food was incredibly fresh and the service was excellent! limoncello is really good!

LN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved coming back to this place! The staff is terrific and the food is just as good as before!!

N
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent homemade Sicilian food. Ownership is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended!

Q
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was really good but the service was sub-par, to say the least. I had a reservation for 9:30 and was not seated until 10. Waiters seemed rushed and didn't really check up on us. No apology for the wait or inadequate service. However, the food was great even though the portions were a bit small. Would recommend ordering as takeout if you want to try instead of dining in.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. The bread was stone cold though. That’s the reason for the four stars

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went there for NYE dinner. Was seated immediately. It was a full house so really busy. It seemed like they could have had another server as our drinks took a while to get. Drinks made up most of our bill which was 280.00 so a little pricey for four. The food was good. My hubby ordered the pork shank which was served with mashed potatoes. Being that it was Italian food, polenta would have been a nice option. Risotto was really wet although flavored well, I would not recommend ordering that. Staff was friendly and overall a good dinner.
Thanks!

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world. Osteria is definitely my new favorite

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was on the business trip in Chicago. Had dinner at the bar and really enjoyed their food.. Really good truffle pasta and Negroni.

L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here!!! It has a really cozy vibe and staff is super friendly. Everything on the menu looks good but I think my favorites at the moment are arancini and Parmesan bowl pasta ( love Parmesan cheeseee). Also they have a great cocktails and wine.

SS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You know you’ve found a gem when a weeknight dinner feel as special as our meal did. Hospitable and knowledgeable service and the best Italian food on Division. Can’t wait to go back.

L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This place is so incredibly good! I’m looking forward to coming back and trying some more dishes.

JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go to for GREAT Italian food. Really good house made pasta, arancini and gnocchi. This is my third time here and with every dining experience I love this place more and more!

MT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and the waiters are very nice and accommodating. The manager (owner?) made a point to visit everytable at least once through out the night. The food is on the pricier side for how much you get but the quality definitely makes up for it.

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite Italian places ever for the awesome food and ambiance! Their pastas are always so flavorful and cooked to perfection. Also I love their arancini, burrata and dessert- cannoli! I should say -everything is so yummy here! And always outstanding service - top 10!

JR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome holiday dinner with my coworkers! We had a party of 10 and everyone really enjoyed it. Phenomenal pasta, great appetizers and desserts, and good options for gluten free folks.

D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner with my daughter and son in law . they live in the neighborhood and like the restaurant so i have been lucky enough to dine at Osteria Rusticana a few times. Last night was a special evening and, Luca , the owner is so warm and attentive and adds so much to the overall atmosphere . the food is creative and amazing . i look forward to dining there in the future

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and the food was amazing! I will definitely be booking another visit there soon.

L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is ours family favorite Italian restaurant in town. Last week we had friends visiting from Italy, so we decided to have dinner here. They loved it! They said that it’s very authentic and delizioso! I think so too))

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous birthday dinner. Such a cute cozy spot!!definitely enjoyed everything from appetizers to desserts. We basically cleaned our plates though we were stuffed. The best truffle pasta in town. Our waiter was very attentive, great service! Highly recommend

K
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing, but it was super slow. Not sure what was