Osteria Rusticana

4.9
228 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 228 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Cannot wait to return!

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KellyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, welcoming environment, delicious food!

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Delish
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria was absolutely amazing! From the food, service, to quality of ingredients. The owner was very welcoming and created a comfortable ambiance. Great conversationalist and personality. The food was as authentic as Italian cuisine can get. The pastas were cooked to perfection. You could really taste the ingredients in the food. By far one of the BEST Italian restaurants in Chicago. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable meal. Fabulous wine. The owner, chef, and staff are some of the nicest and most attentive people I’ve ever met. This has quickly become my favorite spot in chicago. If you want an experience that takes you across the ocean to a quaint Sicilian village town with tastes that exhibit the city’s multi-cultural past I recommend you come to Osteria Rusticana.

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vipLilyD
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian place. Delicious food (anything pistachio on the menu is our favorite) and the best customer service. They go above and beyond and it shows. Great for special occasions or just some delicious weeknight Italian food. Outdoor seating is in a heated tent that was very comfortable, even on a cold night.

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vipBobL
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable, very good place. Friends we have taken have also always been very impressed.
They're doing the best possible to keep operating in COVID conditions.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cacio e pepe and fresh burrata! Would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!!

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vipCMOlson
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable setup with an outdoor tent and heaters, and delicious food, great wine and wonderful service! We will be returning!

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DavidA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, within a great space. Large patio (vital during Covid). This used to be Nando Milano and was rebranded, and has the same owner/manager (Luca) who is originally from Sicily (as are a lot of the staff). Try the Cacio e Pepe - it's difficult to do well and they have succeeded with flying colours, but everything here is good so you cant go wrong. They also have a Vermentino di Sardegna which is always welcome in my book!

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vipAnneM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, original home made Italian, with unique ingredients. Best arancini anywhere! Warm and welcoming staff always make you feel at home. Don't forget to have a taste of the delicious Limoncello to end your meal!

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AinhoaGarcia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinning at Osteria Rusticana is like dinning at your grandma's house. Food is fresh and authentic. Wine selection is amazing and the host makes you feel at home. We go there at least twice a month. *Best fried calamari on earth. LOVE IT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Feels very authentic, small restaurant adds to the intimate experience. Service is great.

JT
JeremyT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal little find. The food was absolutely incredible and the service was top notch. I recommend ANY of their risotto dishes. We also enjoyed their tiramisu as well as their nutella mousse. The Nutella mousse was to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out. The staff was great and so was the food!

JB
JoeB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience with a very attentive staff and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So romantic! The owner Luca made our experience so memorable! We can’t wait to return

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria is consistently one of our favorite places in the neighborhood, and we almost always bring visiting guests to show it off. Excellent, traditional Southern Italy and Sicilian fare, extremely friendly service, and reasonable prices on exquisite meals. The specials rotate often, and are always worth looking at. Most recently I ordered a seafood risotto, and every single bite had some form of shellfish on it, be it scallop, mussel, or shrimp. they certainly did not skimp on the good stuff. They don't hold back on making sure every dish is a memorable one.

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AliceK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere with authenticity. The food was out of this world. I would come to this spot over and over.

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sharonk
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love!!! The food. The service is excellent. We go a lot!
Great place to go with family or friends.

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Anna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cute atmosphere the manager was so sweet

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vipMaggieO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food and wonderful service. Very cute interior but it became a little too crowded.

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AshleyL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always!

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Ignoto
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice and quiet dinner with just me and the wife...Excellent experience with excellent food

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Rich
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food, fresh pasta. On my regular rotation and doesn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we will be back!

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AshleyL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food! Second visit this week :)

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vipTBJB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Osteria Rusticana brought me back to Italy! The food, wine and service were outstanding. Our appetizer was the Burrata with homemade focaccia bread, my meal was the Tagliatelle Rusticana with hand made pasta, sausage and white wine sauce. This entree was as if it was made in a farmhouse in Sicily with fresh ingredients and sturdy pasta. Our party of four also had Bucatini Cacio e Pepe (served in a parmesan bowl), Rigatoni al Ragu Siciliano (traditional ragu sauce), and Paccheri Amalfi (with an amazing pistachio sauce). Will definitely be back to this restaurant !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff with Luca and Umberto make you feel like you are in Italy. Best Italian food in the city and will go back at least once a week and recommend this place to everyone I know

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow just wow! The ambiance is so beautiful, and it was a full moon the night I went which added to the atmosphere. My server was so insightful and assisted me in choosing a lovely seafood pasta that was phenomenal. Their drinks are also Tres yum! The manager came around checking on guests and I found that very refreshing. Overall, if you’d like a delicious meal, and great service, please give this place a chance!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for Osteria Rusticana for a friend/date night and was absolutely blown away by the experience. I made a same day reservation on open table for 9, for a party of 5 and called ahead of time to let them know we were running late. They were super understanding and had no issues with us running behind. The server, Luca, was so welcoming and helpful. He explained the menu, recommended all of his favorites and an amazing bottle of wine. The food was absolutely outstanding, from the homemade pasta, the fresh sea food and delicious Gelato! I would 100% recommend. I’d you like cozy restaurant with fresh food, try Osteria!

We will be back soon!

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vipAnneM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner in Osteria Rusticana's lovely outdoor space! We started with our favorite Arancini for an appetizer, deliciously crispy outside with flavorful fillings. For entrees, we chose the Rigatoni Ragu, the Paccheri Amalfi, and the Veal Limone special, all bursting with delicious and seasonal flavors. We ended with pistacio panna cotta, lemon ice and semifreddo. We love Osterias's rotating menu with an emphasis on quality and fresh ingredients. The welcoming staff complete the experience, making you feel like one of the family from the moment you arrive.

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vipChristinar
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a sweet little Italian restaurant that reminds of a New York spot. If you can believe I went here and am not a fan of carbs and had an amazing meal. I had the salad which was simple but good but my favorite thing was the fish special, yum! The fish was perfect with a savory sauce. Our server was so amazing and fun and made us feel like we were VIPs. I highly recommend this spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Cannot recommend enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my anniversary dinner on the beautiful patio of Osteria Rusticana! The ambiance made it romantic. Service was great. Meal was delicious!

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SusanE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff , excellent food , comfortable safe and pleasant environment!

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JulianneJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The service was great and the people were so friendly! The food was fantastic and their outdoor seating area was so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and helpful for our group of 4 outside on the patio. Great service, amazing food, we will be back!

AO
AmyO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients make this place worth the trip. Everything we had was excellent. Dessert is a must here.

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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 4.9 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.