Pizzeria Via Stato

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135 reviews
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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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DZ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Did not have high expectations going in but still disappointed.
Pizza was soft/uncooked in the center. Veal meatballs came to me cold. Not just not hot, not even warm. Cold. And once re-served to us hot, they were mediocre at best. Roasted caprese salad is hardly roasted at all, name is totally misleading.
Restaurant does not have properly protected entrance so cold inside on a day with 12 degree wind chill.
Our server was the exception, gave him large tip!
This us a perfect example why we have not been to a Lettuce Entertain You establishment in years. Thought they deserved another look. Looked and done, they failed the test. Fortunately there are so many other amazing options in Chicago, so to those we go!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service with careful attention to food allergies. Large fresh salads. Pizza was perfectly cooked with flavor-popping sausage & vegetables. Only negative is only one bathroom although can take a walk to the connected hotel.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, good wine, amazing service -- only issue was that I had intended to reserve a table at Osteria via Strato (took the link from the OSTERIA site) and instead it reserved me here. It was a happy accident and worked for this occasion, but I wish it had been more clear on their site.

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AP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I dined here for our anniversary dinner. The antipasti was delicious. The pizzas were exceptional and were served quickly! They even sent out a nice piece of their delicious Ricotta Cheesecake for dessert. That was a nice touch! We really enjoyed ourselves and plan on going back very soon!

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New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a THIN crust pizzeria in Chicago rather than a Chicago Style Pizza Pizzeria, and it's a noisy, energetic, restaurant in an equally buzzing neighborhood in the heart of downtown. Their wine list seems exceptional though heavily slanted toward Italian bottles, and while the pizzas are super thin, flaky, and delicate, they generally weren't substantive (filling) or stellar as we could all taste char spots underneath our crusts. Given the rather elevated prices here, I think we'd visit another pizzeria

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MK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We were there with a group of 6 and the service was spotty - lots of confusion about sparkling/non-sparkling water, blank stares, etc. Food was okay - very strange that they warned us that the food would not come out at the same time ... (I think they should be able to coordinate between the kitchens better). next time I'll skip the Pizzeria and go straight to the Osteria.

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LP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious chicken soup, tender chicken, think crust pizza was wonderful, and a tiny slice of chocolate dessert. All for an excellent lunch special price.
We will go back.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rustic ambiance that feels like an Italian Taverna. Real candles around the room are a very nice touch and lend to the authentic vibe.

Great selection of small plates - the Veal Meatballs are a real treat as is fresh bread w/roasted garlic and an olive assortment - salads are varied and very good, and the pizzas are excellent ranging from traditional to eclectic toppings. Very thin with crispy crust and sized to allow multiple pies and tastes even with a smaller size group.

Broad wine list and very good hand made cocktails.

Nice array of sweets to end the meal if so inclined.

Management seems on top of their game as table is always ready at reservation time and staff is friendly, helpful, and efficient. You never feel rushed and yet they don't drag things out.

A consistent top shelf destination.

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e
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The chopped Caesar is great! Only complaint is the pizza was beyond dry

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F
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We often come here with our kids to enjoy some great food and service

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NH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Really loud, hard to have a conversation. Food was very good, but it seemed that wait staff was a bit overburdened.

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R
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying at the Embassy Suite and having been shopping all day, just needed to enjoy a dinner and not doing out somewhere and decided to get dinner at the hotel. Fabulous pizza and drinks. Had their Butternut squash pizza that was their monthly special. Most wonderful pizza I have ever had. Too bad it was only for November and we were there on the last day of the month. Would have ordered again, maybe next year. Great service and prices were good. Servers were very attentive and made sure everything was good.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very noisy, cramped, the waiter took the order and we never saw him again, food was brought in by other servers, had to pay for bread basket and olive oil, food quality mediocre, at least for my family that lived in Italy for 6 years. Would not recommend to friends and will not return.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our Chicago favorites, always very accommodating with great service. Be sure to try the chocolacello!!!

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JG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their thin crust pizza!!

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CF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and really attentive staff. The pizza was so light and crispy. The chopped salad was so fresh

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Love their ciabatta with garlic and balsamic.
Their pastas are great too

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great food. Coworkers and I had a wonderful time here.

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EH
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Best grilled octopus I’ve ever had but not at all a place for anything larger than 6 people. Simply too small and we had reservations for 9. No business allowing this large of a group. Pizza was good but not top tier. Italian dishes were also good but not top tier. Service was great though surprised by the high ratings.

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RI
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable meal in nice surroundings

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thin crust pizza phenomenal!
Bartender rock star!
Chef super cool dude!
Host at front irritating. We arrived early being considerate on a Saturday night knowing our table would probably not be ready. All good. But he had to say it...three times... “ACTUALLY you ARE EARLY so your table ISN’T ready yet.” Once ok, I get it. Twice, now he was approaching sassy. Third time was outright sarcasm.

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Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to pizzeria before but it was a great experience recently. The waitress Deb was fabulous and put up with all our menu modifications and was very easy going with us. The food was delicious. Love the chicken Mario and the penne with chicken dish. I would recommend pizzeria to anyone looking for good food, casual atmosphere, and great service!!

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SG
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner at Pizzeria Via Stato. The pizza was excellent - but you had better like micro thin crust - which we do, otherwise you may find it a bit on the light side. Wine list is very comprehensive and well chosen but markups are extremely high for this kind of relatively casual place. Quartino across the street offers MUCH better value on wine but of course that comes with the full 90db sound experience which we didn’t feel like that day. We would certainly return but would be cautious about wine purchase - they really should lower their margins...

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DK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, crispy thin crust pizza and they let us order off the Osteria menu for entrees, I’d put their steaks up against the best Chicago has to offer at much lower prices! Service was top notch.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pas grand intérêt

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great!

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GS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great thin crust pizza and delicious chopped salad! Kids loved the pizzas!

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Pizza is exceedingly average. Service was poor. Not nearly up to Lettuce standards.

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S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I usually recommend Pizzeria via Stato to everyone as it’s a favorite of mine, but this time service was lacking. There was a fly in my wine and instead of getting me a new one right away, Dario condescendingly said it’s because we were too close to the window and asked us (basically told us) to move and we had to pick up our own food and silverware to move to a table that was nearby. Then he said he would get me a fresh glass, and came back with a glass that had much less wine than the one he took from me. I felt cheated. You spend $36 on 2.5 glasses of wine and you expect to enjoy that much.

Then my olives were taken from me before I could say that I wasn’t finished with them. There was a half of a plate left. All in all, I still like the food, but Dario was pretty short with us and not friendly. It made the experience pretty disappointing.

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SW
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Go-to casual place in downtown. Always great food and service. Always a good time. Been many and will return many more!

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HP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was excellent. We ordered pizza and penne. Both were great. Long list of Italian wines. Enjoy!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We had made our reservation and arrived at the restaurant. We were seated immediately and then the waitress came by 15 minutes later and took our drink orders. We sat their 20 minutes and she still hadn’t returned. During this time she waited her two tables next to us and the table outside. We waited another 5 minutes to see if she will bring us our drinks and instead she just stood off to the side of our table at the waiters station.

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1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pizza. Same as I tried in Barcelona, Spain

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MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant ‘s patio should be packed but it isn’t. Good food, attentive service, great people-watching. The $10 three course lunch with chickpea salad, sandwich and a sliver of chocolate tart is a steal! Discover this neighborhood gem and forget about that crowded, noisy, over-priced Italian food hall a few blocks away.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was awful! Took over 10 minutes just to get greeted. My pizza didn't make it to the table until more than 10 minutes after my wife got hers. There was no explanation until after I complained to the manager. The pepperoni was delicious.

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Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thin (really thin!) crust pizza. Attentive but not intrusive service. Enjoyable dining experience and will do it again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I don’t think I’ll ever go back there. Service was horrible and disorganized. The food isn’t good enough for the service to be so bad.

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F
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside and enjoyed the nice evening weather. The staff was attentive and the food very good.

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S
Greensboro
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Eat here 2-3 times a month

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