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Osteria

4.6
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4642 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
At Osteria, strive to provide an outstanding dining experience to all of our guests. We do ask that guest remain aware of the COVID dining restrictions and the City guidelines allowing a ninety minute limit on dining. We hope to create a memorable, happy and safe environment for all.

Please note that reservation for the patio are weather dependent. We do not have a fully covered outdoor area and if there is inclement weather, we may have to cancel.

We cannot move OUTSIDE reservations into the inside dining rooms. All indoor tables are reserved online and not held for walk-in guests.

Since opening in 2007 Osteria has become one of the country’s most critically acclaimed Italian restaurants, earning Chef Jeff Michaud the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” for his work helming the kitchen.

Michaud's classic take on Italian cuisine presented the perfect addition to Schulson Collective with Osteria';s award-winning menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4642 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeganP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with beautiful weather dining outside with friends for the best happy hour in philly!

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Mike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic evening. The first date night out in months. We arrived a little after my reservation because the parking has changed - or I forgot what it was like years ago when last there. I could have sworn street parking at night was allowed on days other than Sunday. Being late wasn’t presented as an issue. Very gracious.

Food was great. We ordered 2 apps, one primo, one secondo, dessert, (and a pizza to go because a great Neapolitan makes nice lunch). Shared everything family style.

Pacing was good considering the emphasis on not spending too much time in restaurants right now. Not too fast nor slow.

We sought help choosing a wine to pair with our menu selections. The server helped us arrive at a unique white that was very interesting, new to both of us white that paired nicely - though not particularly amazing on its own (to me) I loved the education and experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria was lovely as always. We ate outside which is why I noted the noise level as moderate...there was some street noise, but it did not interfere with easy conversation. The staff was elegant and helpful, and the food was delicious. We were there for half price bottle night, which was an added bonus! Osteria has always been a favorite, and in this new version during COVID, they continue to shine.

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Olivia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Its the ambience and the phenomenal service for me.

Paul, our waiter was LEGIT. His recommendations were on point and I will forever thank him for convincing us to go with the Tiramisu. Though tbh, maybe we didn't need that much convincing.

I got the margherita pizza and my friend got the braised pork. Margherita pizza was good, mozzerella was decadent, but I personally could have used more sauce. My friend only left the bone on the braised pork, so safe to say it was a winner.

Will DEFINITELY be back (especially on a Sunday, bottles of wine are half off!)

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vipHABW
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time here in two weeks, although not as "great" as the first time we went since reopening, very close second.

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WABV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there for Happy Hour. We had the Lombardo pizza and the francoboli ravioli, both were fantastic. The margaritas were okay. But we will definitely come back in the future.

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vipMickySteve
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The greenhouse was lovely. Food was excellent highlights were mortadella pizza
And boar bolognese pasta. Our server was so friendly and helpful we will be back!

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suburbanfoodie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For our first restaurant meal since the pandemic began, Osteria mostly lived up to our past experiences when it was a Vetri restaurant. Outstanding pizza with Tallegio, mushrooms and caramelized onions. Terrific Parma appetizer. My husband loved the candele (wild boar) Bolognese with pasta. My linguini with clam sauce was fresh and light, though not memorable. Wines by the glass were well-paired with the food. We skipped dessert but received a delicious semifreddo with lit sparkler to share, as we were celebrating our birthdays. We will return!

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at Osteria! Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We did the happy hour menu outside on the patio for a girls night. Service was amazing, outdoor area was beautiful, and the food was delicious and reasonably priced!

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franmac
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outside garden, which was beautiful and we felt very safe.
Food and drinks were delicious and the service was excellent.
Hadn't been back to Osteria for over a year because of a bad food experience,
but they definitely have worked that all out.
Again, one of my favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good service even after the corona which shows quality

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. We tried a bunch of things off the happy hour menu and everything was delicious. We ordered tuna carpaccio, prosciutto board, meatballs, ravioli, the pizza with the egg and sausage, tiramisu, and pistachio gelato. Would recommend all of those dishes. Love the ambiance, very cute. Service was also great and on point, our server checked on us regularly and food came out at the right times. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!

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vipHABW
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in a while, no real entrees, but great pizza, antipastos and pasta dishes. Each was fantastic. Wine was nice and I had the best Manhattan I think I ever had that night. TH outside seating area is very well done, you feel you are in a large beautiful alcove of the building. They have heaters all ready for when it gets chilly out. We will certainly be back soon! Our waitress was also a pleasure.

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vipElean
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu limited compared to time before Covid but everything delicious. Beautiful outside seating. Not enough servers for the numbers of guests. Go! This place is great.

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ChoiceFamily
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Octopus was delicious. But our favorite by far was the Lasagnetta. We did order the Venison. Though we liked the taste, the meat itself was a little tough. We complained to the manager. The took the venison off of our bill. And brought us out another Lasagnetta in it's place. The general manager was very nice. And made sure the problem was resolved and personally brought out the Lasagnetta himself. We were very pleased with the service. We would return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recently introduced to Osteria, and the service, food and value is excellent. Especially for happy hour, it’s. It just the happy drinks but the food that is so worth it. They’ve gained a customer!

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jtrout0799
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal at Osteria. They also handled everything beautifully under the current circumstances, social distancing, table time limits, masks required anywhere beyond your table. The manager and staff were accommodating, polite and very helpful. Great time!

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vipSmmphd
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining spot with great food to match.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to happy hour for a date, drinks and food were delicious and the prices were great! Beautiful ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get back to Osteria since Covid lockdown. Osteria is as good as ever! The service was excellent, the food; outstanding, and atmosphere wonderful.

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menu
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, great food. Can’t wait till full menu is back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was

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vipsusannel
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress and the food was fabulous

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Foodie
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious early dinner of small plates for happy hour. Our waiter was very efficient and assisted us with a unique drink selection. This is a great value!

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vipJackD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite

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Laila
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but really delicious food and friendly and helpful staff!

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KenG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining was very nice with plenty of social distancing between all parties. The new heat lamps were a welcome addition.

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vipHeidi
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service good. A little disappointing menu has changed since the virus and reopening.

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vipSmmphd
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great outdoor setting. Good excellent as always. Server was not very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

food average, drinks great.

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vipWahoomes
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Loved everything.

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Mercedes
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best happy hour experience I've had in a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Unfortunately this has been one of my worst dinner experiences ever in philadelphia . There was plastic wrapping in my desert, both pasta dishes were sub par . I had always looked forward to eating here but this was a huge let down . Maybe they have staffing issues due to the Coronavirus. But it is not excuse for bad food or poor service

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vipMfw54
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that it's back open during covid! Was a little disappointed it wasn't their full menu but very happy with the food as usual.

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AaronS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria is our favorite restaurant in the city and go-to to celebrate anything. Great service, amazing food, decent value

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Luv2eat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent happy hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For what they can do they do as well as always. Limited menu so take a look before you go.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria using the Order Online button.

Osteria is rated 4.6 stars by 4642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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