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Osteria

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640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3420 (Wallace Street)
+1 215-763-0920
Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Williamsburg, VA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Osteria for lunch with a Smithsonian tour. Normally, I am a soup and half a sandwich person at that hour, but I was thrilled with our lunch of sauteed fish and vegetables. The sea bass was simply prepared -- perfection! I'd love to return.

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Thank Retireerecent
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

640 North Broad St. Philadelphia PA 19130, (215) 763-0920, 4.5 stars, expensive but fantastic Italian restaurant, maybe the best Italian meal ever, great atmosphere, superior service, chef set up a large round table near ours and he dined with friends late into the evening, very cool place, felt like a real dining experience, cannot recommend this place enough

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Thank whopper007
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Osteria has been on my to try list for quite some time, so I'm happy we were able to come for my birthday. Service was great, not overbearing but very attentive and she was knowledgable about the specials of the day. 2 cocktails a beer, pizza, appetizer, entree and small pasta dish will run you rougly $135 pre-tip but as... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We lived in the neighborhood, so we went there pretty frequently. The food was excellent every time we went there. Chicken liver pasta is a must-order item on the menu. We missed the truffle pasta the most, however, you can only get that couple weeks a year.

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Boone, North Carolina
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Ate with a group of seven here for dinner. The best aspect of the experience was the service, which was top-notch. The food was good, but the pizza was not quite like pizza I've had during several trips to Italy, which was a little disappointing. I don't know if they didn't use San Marzano tomatoes or maybe it had to... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

all the ANTIPASTI were good , not fantastic, but pasta selection was really good ... not so common to serve that receipt. I appreciate the effort and result ... veramente buone le conchigliette e la pasta casareccia con ragu di cinghiale Wine selection was good, but please open the bottle in front of the costumer ... is part of the... More 

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Thank riccardousitaly
Philadelphia, PA
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have eaten at Osteria a number of times for both lunch and dinner. The food has always been of the highest quality. It has been always fresh and well prepared. And they have a wide variety of dishes, from vegetable plates to small pizzas, to rabbit casalinga and pork shank. The setting is modern with a lot of wood... More 

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Thank BillOPhilaelphiaPA
Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent from beginning to end. I called to ask about gluten-free dining and the hostess was helpful and patient. Our server was great - very helpful, great personality. The steak tartare was the best I've ever had (even without bread). Rabbit with soft polenta was also delicious. The sommelier was very helpful - he chose a great wine for us.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I've been reading the reviews of this restaurant, and a lot of them are saying that the food is mediocre, and I have to disagree! Some of the best, and obviously fresh pasta/pizza doughs I have had I my life. Worth the cost which honestly was not very high (146 for two entrees, a pizza, and a 72 dollar bottle... More 

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Thank jweiland15
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We booked a table on the reputation of Vetri's pasta and it turned out to be a lesson in how the experience can make or break a meal. From a petty table wobble to a buss staff that routinely interrupted conversation to ask us to move so they could take our plates, the cadence of the meal was choppy. Unfortunately,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3420
    (Wallace Street)
  • Public Transportation: Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-763-0920
Description
"The second restaurant to join the Vetri Family fold, Osteria, as its name would imply, draws its inspiration from traditional osterias found in Northern Italy, and is the realization of a dream Vetri Family partners Jeff Benjamin and Chefs Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud had while standing amongst the grapes of the Ca'Marcanda vineyards in Tuscany. Since opening in 2007, Osteria has become one of the country's most critically acclaimed Italian restaurants, receiving a 3-out-of-4 bell review from the Philadelphia Inquirer, and earning Chef Michaud the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for ""Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic"" for his work helming the kitchen."

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?