Osteria 166

Osteria 166

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Hours
Wed
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thu
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fri
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Menu

Monday Dinner Features
Contorno
Zuppa Del Giorno
Tomato Basil with Asiago Crotons
Vegatali Del Giorno
Charred Broccolini
Risotto Del Giorno
Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion

Does this restaurant have live music
About
Osteria 166 is the top-rated Italian restaurant in Buffalo, NY offering classic Italian dishes such as pasta, pizza, chicken parm, eggplant parm, and more! We have a full bar, craft IPAs, craft cocktails, amazing Italian wine list, and can host your next birthday, corporate event, anniversary, or other special events. Visit us online or in-person today.
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles340 reviews
Excellent
191
Very good
101
Average
27
Poor
11
Terrible
10
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

basketball
104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
My husband and I were first timers at Osteria 166 on Friday night. Everything was amazing. We sat at the bar where Cody and Amanda did a fantastic job. I had the meatball and Ribbon salad (which was a special for the night) and my husband had salmon with beet risotto. Once you get past the color he said it was one of the best risottos he has ever had. They had live music in the lounge which was an added bonus. We will definitely return....
Written August 29, 2021
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Bradtrytis
Rochester118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Amazing meal and experience. What a little gem in downtown Buffalo. Place was hopping for a Tuesday night. Started the meal with the Meatball and focaccia appetizers. Both were excellent. Dinner was amazing. Wife has parsnip and pancetta agnolotti. It was so unique and delicious. I enjoyed the bucatini carbonara. The teenagers ate chicken Milanese and chicken parm (gluten free). Everyone was very happy. Will recommend to any friends coming to Buffalo.
Written December 29, 2021
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Skipfishy
Newalla57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 family
The restaurant is tucked away in a corner of a huge bldg in the middle of downtown. Once you enter you are greeted warmly by the staff. The bar is nice with a friendly bartender who supplied us with our preferred drinks. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was wonderful! The brussel sprouts and meatballs were delicious. The oysters were clean and fresh. The Chilean Sea Bass was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious! Definitely a must do when in downtown Buffalo!
Written September 9, 2022
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Renee M
Ithaca18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
We had reservations but ended up getting two seats at the bar and we had a wonderful time. The bartenders were so welcoming and the other customers were having such a great time that we decided to stay there. The food, drinks, music and company was excellent. We'll be back!
Written February 19, 2022
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Firefoxusa
Buffalo518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
People! This place is incredible! We came today with my husband because we just spontaneously wanted good Italian food! And OMG!!! The service was incredible (our server Mike was very attentive, nice and right to the point) . We ordered bread with cheese for the appetizer and both had pasta bolognese! Listen, we traveled to Italy last year and ate pasta dishes in Rome, Naples, near Pompeii and in Positano. But this dish was the best pasta dish we’ve ever had! Hearty, fresh, unbelievable flavor and a big portion! I still just can’t get over how awesome this restaurant is! Thank you for such an amazing experience, Osteria 166! We’ll be back for sure, many times!
Written September 23, 2023
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Megan B
Buffalo61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
I loved the meatballs here! Gluten free meatballs are so hard to find and these were amazing. I had a special which was vodka sauce with pancetta. My sister who also has celiac got the penne and meatballs. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Any pasta dish could be made with gf pasta. My family has been here several times. Most recently to celebrate a graduation. Very nice place good drinks and food. Everyone without dietary restrictions loved the pizza & steak and others. Lots of options for gluten free including pasta & pizza & meatballs! Would highly recommend!
Written May 18, 2024
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Dmd1231
Carmel20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Visiting my daughter at UB for family weekend, she wanted ‘good’ Italian food. This place certainly did not disappoint! The decor and feel was welcoming. Big portions (which means leftovers for college students) and great service. We’ll definitely be back!
Written October 3, 2022
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Coastal785574
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
We were seated in a two person table in the middle of the dining room and it was quite loud. But the food and service were excellent and overall it was a very good dining experience. Probably would have got 5 stars had we lucked out a bit and had a table with a bit more privacy. Would go again which is always a good sign!
Written August 9, 2022
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Goudie29
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
I had such a great time here with my husband. The food was amazing and the staff could not have been more friendly. We were in town to see the Falls and drove to Osteria 166 because we were looking for a good meal and we were more than satisfied.
Written September 1, 2020
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Katarzyna Z
Marebbe24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Absolutely delicious , authentic Italian cuisine !!! Great stuff 🎈delicious dessert! Awesome pizza ,authentic carbonara
Written December 31, 2019
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Peter A
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 business
Very friendly and competent service. Good food, large portions. Homemade pasta and sauces, traditional. Nice wine selections at reasonable value.
Written November 21, 2019
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Todd P
Kemah237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
We had a party of 8, but the service and food was excellent. Good recommendations from the staff (the cabonara is the bomb). They have a good wine list. Avoid the creme brulee, it was disappointing (runny). Nice wine selection.
Written October 4, 2019
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AMD8
Greece75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
A group of us were in Buffalo and had dinner here. When I saw the pork tomahawk on the menu and was told that it had been sourced through an independent pork farm, I had to give it a try. It was absolutely delicious...tender, moist, and flavorful. Everyone enjoyed the items they ordered. The service was great. Would recommend it.
Written September 13, 2019
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canada010
Canada385 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
We wanted a quick meal and told the waitress that we had an appointment and had to be out quickly. She said this would be no problem. Well, we waited and waited and waited. This just added too much tension to the meal. The food was good but was spoiled by the delay in delivery. Not sure we will go back.
Written September 8, 2019
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Osteria166
Dear Canada010. I wanted to touch base to apologize for the delay in your service. We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding our guests needs. In this instance, clearly, we failed you. I would love to learn more about your experience, and what we can learn from it to ensure that it doesn not happen again. Please email me at nick@osteriabuffalo.com at your convenience with any further detail you can offer. I hope to meet you to apologize personally on your next visit to buffalo. Thank you Nick Pitillo Owner, Osteria 166
Written September 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PLKAG
Syracuse101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 friends
We went here for dinner with a group of friends. Food was really good and service was good as well. Prices are reasonable and the portions are huge. Would definitely go back.
Written September 2, 2019
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