Osteria Rusticana

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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 183 People Are Saying
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AW
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with friends last Sunday. I’ve became a loyal customer of this delicious Italian place since last summer. Everyone who works here is amazing and super friendly. I’m trying to support It by ordering their fabulous Food for delivery and also bought a few gift cards. Let’s support this delicious place in the area together.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! We first came here during Restaurant Week. The meal was wonderful and varied. The Squid Ink Arancini and Pistacio Panna Cotta were highlights. We returned on Sunday right before the dining room closed due to the coronavirus. I am from a Sicilian family and the dinner was familiar but elevated. Umberto was charming and I felt like I was dining in a cousins home. I can’t wait to return when things open again

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but even better service.

A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive! If you like Italian done right, look no further. Excellent pasta, appetizers, desserts, and coffee. Fantastic, attentive service. Small and intimate. All those things pale in comparison to one item on the menu: PEAS!!!. That's correct - peas. I know peas; I love peas and these were the best peas I've ever eaten. Peas, butter, salt and love. Enjoy!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beast polenta ever! I also love the black truffle rigatoni!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody should go. Really outstanding!!!

AW
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family’s favorite spot in Wicker Park!!!Everything about this place is great: food, service, ambiance. My kids are very picky eaters, but they love their gnocchi, house made pasta and Lasagna (I think it’s their Sunday special) and of course gelato!

JP
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super authentic (and delicious) Sicilian fare, delightful service, and a fun and cozy ambiance. Truly one of our very favorite restaurants in Chicago!

ES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The server quickly came up with vegan options for my wife and she loved it. pasta that I ordered was so fresh and the sauce was perfectly flavored, and really good wine list. Definitely a place to go back

AW
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mmmmm... I was totally craving for a good pasta, I’m glad that I saw on instagram their Parmesan bowl pasta. It’s was exactly what I needed... sooo good!!!! So crispy and delicious!!!this spot was definitely worth the drive:)

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best dining experience I had on my trip to Chicago! The food was superb and the staff was welcoming and so so friendly. Every part of our meal was perfectly prepared, from the bruschetta, to the risotto, to the adorable bite sized cannolis. Overall, a 12/10 experience!

AW
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and it has become my favorite spot in the area. every dish that I’ve ordered was amazing; My favs: calamari, burrata, gnocchi, truffle pasta; and leave space for dessert: cannoli- yummm...great service and the restaurant itself is very lively and cozy. If you haven’t been here, you definitely should put it on your “must do”! Highly recommend!

AW
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to return! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and what an amazing time we had!
Outstanding service, everything is Top Notch and Delicious!

y
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! We loved this cozy place. Food was excellent as well.

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Went for date night with my wife on Sunday night. The service and food was phenomenal!great wine list! will definitely come back

B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cozy Italian restaurant! My kids love this place! Everyone is so friendly there, great ambiance and delicious food. Kids favorite dish is their house made pasta, so good!!!

AW
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, amazing and warm. Wonderful service from the moment you walk through the door. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and recommended us great dishes. We ordered pistachio pasta, chicken and arancini, everything was so flavorful. They definitely exceeded my expectations!

MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
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!!

AW
Chicago
26 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!

AW
Chicago
26 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
24 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

SH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Romantic dinner with my husband.

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week

ES
Chicago
3 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!

AW
Chicago
26 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.

AW
Chicago
26 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.

AW
Chicago
26 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.