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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Please go here! This might have been the best meal I ever had in my life and I'm a huge foodie. I had the duck and rabbit and omg it was spectacular. We also got the octopus as an appetizer and it was amazing.

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Thank Alexandra J L
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we pulled up to the valet, we were greeted by a very friendly, nice man. That was the highlight of the evening. The hostess was very nice also. The atmosphere is very comfortable. Waiter was nice enough but not overly friendly. The bread basket was filled with a variety of breads, plenty to eat and fresh bread & bread... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Columbia Station
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations through open table.com tables ready upon our arrival. Menu was unique and wide variety of different libations were offered, ordered two different pizzas and they were very good thin crust and special cheeses. Salad portion was generous, and service was quick and thorough. The physical building was interesting and provided a great atmosphere.

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Thank Kevin R
Williamsburg, VA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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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Thank Tiffany T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Thank TristaPhilly
Boone, North Carolina
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Thank Christina M
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
"Convivial and inviting, Osteria's heart is its open main kitchen from which its award-winning menu of antipasti, homemade pastas, house-cured salumi, authentic Neapolitan and Roman-style pizzas, wood-grilled meats, seafood and decadent desserts are crafted.
Drawing its inspiration from traditional osterias found in Northern Italy, Osteria 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?