Osteria Rusticana

4.8
257 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

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 257 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStaceyH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t sing the praises enough of this restaurant! The food was incredible, the service was excellent, we will be back!

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StevenL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - had the beef short rib special and scallops. Both were specials. Foods was fantastic! Service at 4 stars due to the wait; the table in front of us overstayed there 90 minute slot by a significant amount. Osteria Rusticana took care of us ... complimentary glass of Prosecco. Overall a great experience!

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MarelynR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and service for a wine and dine with friends!!! This was my first time in Chicago and I’m glad we found this gem outside of the crowded Downtown streets. Our server Gerardo was kind, communicative and provided some delicious recommendations. We ordered a charcuterie board for the table and he gave us a couple of wine samples to best make our selection. The vibes were so great we ended up having 2 bottles for our table of 3. The menu had several options that I was not familiar with but Gerardo translated his enthusiasm for Chef Christian’s food and made my choice easy - I had the Paccheri in Salsa di Pistacchio, a yummy pasta made with pistachio-based sauce that nicely paired with the tomatoes and was not at all overpowering. We stayed a bit past closing hours, which our table was not even aware of thanks to the staffs awesome service. Definitely would recommend for quality time with friends and/or date night.

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ccott
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff works as a team and each individual was outstanding in our experience. From pairing a great bottle of wine (and allowing us to taste between a few) to speed to the presentation of the food, all was outstanding. Hats off to the chef for making outstanding vegan/vegetarian options as well!

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vipDavey
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing.

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KristiL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good and the service was amazing. We did indoor dining even though we've been staying away from it during the pandemic and we felt very safe with their covid precautions. They even had those plastic separators between tables so that was really great. They had really great vegetarian and vegan options as well.

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MitulP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Jason and team were great. Excellent experience

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Laura
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was, as ever, exceptionally good. Service was also fantastic; we love a server who knows the details of gluten intolerance without us having to give a crash course. Just a really lovely evening.

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vipKristenBrittany
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food on their restaurant week menu. This place never disappoints! Fresh ingredients and incredible taste!

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Jmjj
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The staff was attentive but the food was subpar...

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Jules
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute date night place. I liked the intimacy the plexiglass dividers creates - it provides privacy that otherwise would probably not exist.
Service was very good and our server suggested several delicious options. However I have to take away kudos on the portion size - I feel for the price they could have been larger and taste was just OK. Drinks were decent.
I would consider revisiting if I found a good groupon.

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vipMICHAELS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lasagna was amazing. Love how it comes in a ceramic bowl, baked, with melted mozzarella

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vipBobL
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dependable, friendly place. Can't go wrong here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience, food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The authentic Sicilian service and food is unmatched! From the cocktails, to the apps, all the way to the dessert everything is phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Perfect place for a night out, this place has authentic Italian food. Had the Cavoletti for an appetizer and the rigatoni ragu for dinner and the Nutella filled donut for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the food was outstanding, we were disappointed to only have offerings from a Pre Fixe menu that has a set price of $65. It was not what we had planned on spending, but the food was truly amazing!!

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EllieV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is authentic & delicious and service is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!!! Lucca, the owner, is the best!

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vipDanielleL
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wish I had the heads up on prix fixe menu

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was wonderful. They did a great job making people feel safe. Food was amazing!

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vipIreneV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was absolutely excellent! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Sicilian food and top notch service with excellent Italian wine list. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Luca and Umberto take you on an experience to Sicily. Love everything about this place!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dined here before and didn’t realize it since the name had changed. Menu changed too. Same great service and delicious food. Will definitely go back.

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LizzieB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner personally waited on us, was very kind, gave recommendations and answered questions. Great ambiance. Great food. We’ll be back!

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vipchibuilder
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luca and his team were super personable and took great care of us. So much so that we never even noticed that we were the last 2 in the restaurant and even the staff were going home. A great host and the food and wine were great too! Will be back for sure. Thanks, Luca!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable, intimate, LEGIT Italian spot in the West Loop. Food was fresh and authentic and the service was wonderful. Very cute little restaurant.

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RobertC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Some of the best “authentic” Italian I’ve had in the coty

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GlobalFoodie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved Luka - he was so nice and welcoming. Food was delicious as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so authentic. Great specials and the pistachio dessert was to die for

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
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
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service incredible!!

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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
44 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!

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 257 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.