Pizzeria Via Stato
Nestled within Osteria Via Stato, Chef David DiGregorio’s popular Italian restaurant in River North, this cozy, Roman-style pizzeria highlights a passion for local and seasonal ingredients and features a selection of antipasti, salads, pastas, sandwiches and tavern-style pizzas with crispy, thin crusts and both artisanal and classic toppings. The bar features 300 Italian wines as well as local and Italian beers. In the warmer months, enjoy Chicago’s best pizza al fresco on the patio overlooking one of the liveliest corners in the neighborhood.
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Our group of four came in for lunch on a Saturday and the food was excellent. The veal meatballs were delicious and the grilled octopus and potatoes were tasty and the pizza was very good. I had a gluten free pasta with mushroom sauce that tasted just like wheat pasta. Our server, Chase was very attentive and the ambiance was warm and welcoming.
Great tasting food!
Perfect casual spot with amazing service and super delicious food!! Must go for a great meal!
The veal meatballs were a very generous portion, and the Valpolicella wine went well with this dish.
We appreciated the quality and price of the food. A large table of drinking men made the restaurant very noisy, but we hope that this will not be the case when we come the next time.
The best thin pizza around! Love the low key atmosphere, super cozy.
Great experience for a cozy winter night... The wood-fired pizzas are yummy!
Our server, Margo was a lot of fun and very attentive.
The staff are nice.
Everything else terrible
Always a delicious meal! The chicken Mario is so good! The service is top notch, and the waiter Rueben is fabulous! Anyone who wants a delicious and casual meal should come here!!!
Best thin crust pizza in town.
Terrific food & wonderful service.
Very deep wine list.
Pizza is very delicious. Light and crispy.
Was good for a low-key Saturday night.
Delicious food and very good service. Will definitely come again someday.
Ruben was a great waiter and the food was delicious! The chicken Mario is fabulous and the overall service is good! Can be a quick meal if that is what you want or can stay for a full evening of dining!
OK I have lived in Rome for most of my life so I know about Pizza. The pizza at osteria is great. Just the way I like it with a very thin crust like they make it in Rome. This last time it was particularly good. Thank you Chef Edith. Can’t wait to come back.
Visited for lunch. Great pizza and the limoncello martini was fabulous. Good service and a reasonable wait.
Very good food and cool atmosphere
If you're looking for a casual Italian restaurant with pizza and a small selection of Italian entrees, this is an awesome place. The food is awesome and so is the service. This time we had JT and he was fantastic! Would recommend it to friends and plan on hitting it the next time we're in Chicago.
We were there for my sons third birthday. Great food for him and us.
Service was very poor. We had to ask multiple times for items. Our waiter took forever to come ask us if we needed anything and didn’t follow up on how our meal was. The hostess was outstanding however.
Terrific food & outstanding service.
Pizzas were fantastic !
Long wait for service. Poor service from the host desk and the server. Food was very good. Just not worth the price because of the poor service.
Nice ambiance, food was dissapointing. Pizza was meh. Salad was the best part
Not bad but pizza wasn’t the best
The pizza was good. The waiter brought us 3 wine samples so ask to try a new wine if your not sure what to order. We had bread with garlic and oil, grilled octopus and the veggie pizza. All good. The only downside was we were sat next to the door leading out to the patio. It was very disruptive and we should have asked to move as there were plenty of open tables. The host staff should seat that table as a last resort.
Food was pretty good. We sat outside and service was very slow! The waitress was super friendly though.
My wife and I went here before a musical. We went her to try out a new place and we were not disappointed. From the mushroom pizza to the chicken parm that we shared, the food didn't disappoint and the wine selection and the mixed drinks are awesome.
Food was great as always though the service was unusually slow. Dining outside on summer evening was fantastic.
Fantastic lunch special !! Excellent service !! Food delicious !!
We live a block away so we visit multiple times a year but sometimes they get overwhelmed and cant deliver the typically good experience. This was one of those times - took forever to get a waitress, loyalty points not recorded, seated by a service door to the patio which was constantly banging / letting out the aircon.
Advertised as "Just Bring Me Lunch, Pronto," but it was actually quite slow. Currently a LEYE summer scratch off points promotion but never received my points.
Excellent value during happy hour. Several beverages were only $5. Specialty pizza was very good. Waitress and other servers were friendly and able to recommend dishes based on our questions.
This used to be my go to place, took many of my friends over and recommend it to all my friends and family. I returned to Pizzeria Via Stato on Saturday to find that the service and quality has changed drastically. Our server informed us that the Prosciutto Americano Pizza had been removed from the menu, but the chalk board in the restaurant was still displaying this item. I ordered a wine from the menu, our server came back to notify me, that they did not have the wine I ordered. The ricotta cheesecake now is half of the size it used to be. I ordered the Quattro formaggi and I was very disappointed, it was very greasy.
It is very clear that this restaurant has changed owners or management recently, and the new management team has a lot of room for improvement. I will not return to Pizzeria Via Stato.
The service is what made it an amazing evening... Margo ( I believe) was an attentive, helpful waitress who made us feel valued. She credited George as her partner to make the experience happen.
The food is good but the service and staff are amazing!!
We had a reservation for 9pm. Once the hostess seated us with menus, it took 10 minutes until someone (the hostess) came to bring us water. It took 25 mins for someone to come over and take our drink / appetizer order and another 15 mins after that until our (1) drink was delivered. The pizza is so good, but the service is just terrible every time we go there.. there seemed to be plenty of waitstaff and there were plenty of tables still open, so they weren’t full by any means. If this had been the first time, I would have given it a pass but over the past few years, I have gone at least a half dozen times and each time the service seems to be even worse.