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!
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
Polenta ai Funghi
Soft polenta, seasonal mushrooms in Umbria truffle oil
Arancini di Riso
Two saffron rice balls (one filled with Sicilian meat ragout, and one filled with a medley of seasonal vegetables and fontina cheese)
Bucatini Cacio e Pepe
Thicker bucatini spaghetti, pecorino cheese topped with ground black pepper
Service was impeccable and the food was excellent!
Service was quick, drinks and food were delicious. Would recommend and come again.
This place was great for a family dinner--the pastas were amazing as was the spinach!
The ambiance, service, and food were amazing. We had the special pasta with mushrooms, the pesto pasta, and the chicken.
Second time at this place and it was just as outstanding as the first time. Service was excellent the entire time. Waiter made great recommendations and suggestions to our meal. Bucatini and Gnocchi were both fantastic. Can't wait to go there again in the future.
Cute spot and good food but they absolutely need to play some music! It was uncomfortably quiet when we sat down at 6:30, and then the sounds of everyone’s voices were loud and other tables’ conversations were clearly audible by the end.
Had a lovely experience! We really enjoyed our waiter and the pasta dishes we got. A little loud and the tables were close together because it’s a pretty small restaurant, but overall very nice experience!
All 4 entrees were excellent. The appetizers were also very good. Aracini, and a calamari and shrimp dish both worth a taste. Nice patio if the weather permits.
Very pleasant restaurant experience. Staff was very nice and funny, and they made us feel welcomed. The food was good, a little overpriced, however. The drinks were very good as well. If sitting outside, there will be some noise since it’s in Division, but not to where it is uncomfortable
I have been on a mission to find good arancini for months now, so I am soooo happy I finally did! Pasta was also all excellent, but for me what really made the evening great was our server, Laura. She made the whole experience lovely.
The food was amazing. Laura did a great job helping us decide what to have for dinner. Also, Laura helped pick out a wonderful bottle of wine for our dinner. We will be back soon.
Laura was a perfect host and the food was amazing!
Food was awesome - different Italian than I've had before. Our server was also awesome - friendly, attentive, and talkative - while getting our order just right!
Awesome food and service!
Both the bread and the food seemed overcooked/not great - a very average Italian meal for a high price.
Such a great dinner! Our server was knowledgable, friendly and fun. The food was delicious. Would come back again!
Great food, attentive staff, intimate atmosphere
Really enjoyable. The wife snd I got an opportunity to visit this place again 5 years after purposing here. It’s nice to see they are still around. Indoor seating setup is different but just as enjoyable as we remembered
Their signature dish, with the word rusticana in it, was soupy and unappetizing. Overall the main entrees felt like something I could make at home. The seasonal appetizer was great though!
Service was amazing! Our waitress was so friendly. The food was delicious. Only complaint were portions were small for the price
The meatball appetizer was fantastic. Both entrees we got were also very good (gnocchi with pesto and tortellini special). Overall, great food and cute patio!
Staff was extremely friendly and engaging. The food reminded me of the food I’ve had in Italy, in terms of taste, quality and presentation. Can’t wait to go back.
This is my favorite neighborhood spot.
Elevated cuisine with a friendly staff.
It’s my ‘cheers’.
Treat yourself to a date night here!
Pastas weren’t fresh.The taste was not exceptional. The price is pretty high regarding the quality of the food
Thank-you for your feedback and kindly appreciate you stopping by. We are very sorry to hear about your experience? Were you able to let the server or the manager know regarding your experience? We actually make our Ravioli, Tagliatelle and Gnocchi in house and is fresh! The other pasta- Gluten Free, Bucatini, Rigatoni, and Linguini is imported from Italy Our prices are on our website if you have any questions, but more than happy to comp the meal if you were dissatisfied, thanks!
loved the food - the waitstaff was also amazing and helped make our anniversary very special. obviously the food is expensive, so i wouldn’t eat here all the time, but nonetheless i loved it!
The service was excellent and the food and wine surpassed our expectations. We’ll be back :)
Truly fine dining. The polenta appetizer was memorable.
Great food very authentic, great ambiance and exceptional service
Fabulous service and meal to accompany. Everything was cooked perfectly and the cocktails were delicious. Too cold for outdoor but patio looks cute and they are just so pleasant and grateful to their customers.
Amazing experience!! Our waiter was fabulous & attentive. He also gave us great recommendations. The food is incredible. Got the Ariancini di Riso, Pollo Agli Agrumi, Paccheri in Salsa di Pistacchio, Panna Cotta Al Pistacchio (my birthday treat), & Chocolate Gelato. Will be going again soon & I will recommend it to everyone I know!
I chose this restaurant based on reviews, and OH MY, it did not disappoint!
Not only the food was amazing (from the bread and olives to the spectacular pastas), but the service was 5-stars.
We ordered the tagliatelle rusticana (signature dish) and the cavatelli (the week's especial) and could not recommmend them enough! Delicious!
Also, both the manager and our waiters were incredible (thanks Gerardo!). It was my boyfriend's birthday and they did everything in their power for us to enjoy a memorable night. Can't wait to return and try more dishes!
100% recommend :)
Fantastic service, Gerardo was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about menu! Love this place!
We enjoyed our meal, the short ribs were stellar will be back again.
excellent restaurant. laura was phenomenal. food was great.
Excellent experience. Our server, Gerardo, was fantastic. We had an octopus appetizer special which was phenomenal.
Food was good, the lamb was a bit salty. Service was great
Hi Andy, Thank-you for stopping and dining with us. We appreciate the feedback on the Lamb being too salty, but unfortunately we don't serve any lamb on the menu? We only have steak, chicken, fish, and veal. If you have a few minutes to further discuss this that would be great. We hope to see you again soon and please let our staff know if any of the dishes are not to your expectations, thanks! Team Osteria
The entire experience was excellent. My wife and I went there for a date night and the entire experience including the staff made it one of our favorite experiences.
The food exceeded our expectations and the staff was able to accommodate our dietary preferences (vegan) including having the chef build a couple of new creations for us. The food was excellent, and the experience blew us away.
Would highly recommend.
Hi Kalle! We loved having you and very happy you enjoyed your date night! The Chef was absolutely thrilled to hear that the food was excellent! We enjoy being able to accommodate your vegetarian/vegan lifestyle! Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Team Osteria
The food here is insanely good!!!
Truly enjoyed the dining experience! Food was excellent! Service impeccable! Owner was outstanding! A must try restaurant.
Wanted to love this place, but wasn’t impressed. We had multiple order mix ups (both during appetizers and main entrees)! The waiter did what he could to speed up corrections, but our food came out without proper preparation, thus cold and not thoroughly cooked. Our halibut came with cold cauliflower mash , the arancini were still cold inside, and our vegetarian at the table was presented veal as her main dish by mistake.
Our server tried to make things right by offering us a free desert, which was nice, but the whole experience didn’t make our $130 dinner feel worth it at all.
I will say the special oriechette pasta was amazing, which was the one redeeming quality.
Not sure if we will come back again to give it another shot.
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 4.7 stars by 307 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.