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Osteria Via Stato

#173 of 8,465 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
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620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3853 (Ontario)
CTA bus stop at Ontario & State, Grand - Red Line, River North
312-642-8450
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: (OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where people gather to enjoy...
(OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where people gather to enjoy antipasti with wine, a plate of pasta or an Italian feast, all served with the warmth and hospitality of family. Osteria Via Stato, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant follows this definition and the Italian tradition of seasonally prepared dishes featuring local ingredients and artisanal producers paired with an all Italian wine list. Osteria Via Stato opens daily at five. Pizzeria Via Stato located adjacent to Osteria Via Stato is a cozy, Roman-style pizzeria that continues to highlight Executive Chef Digregorio’s passion for market-fresh ingredients. The tavern pizzas have crispy, thin crust with both artisanal and classic toppings. The tavern also features 300 Italian wines, local bottles and draft beers as well as an extensive selection of small plates. Pizzeria Via Stato offers both lunch and dinner
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 205
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Basic

Ate here as part of a large group and while nothing was bad, neither was anything distinguished. Found dishes to be basic and a bit overcooked but this may have been a result of the large size of our party.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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chicago
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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chicago
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209 reviews 209 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ate here as part of a large group and while nothing was bad, neither was anything distinguished. Found dishes to be basic and a bit overcooked but this may have been a result of the large size of our party.

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AZ
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375 reviews 375 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here a dozen times and never had a bite of food that wasn't divine. Last visit, I had the short ribs, which is divine. I've had flashbacks of the flavor! Also, don't miss a real (gin) martini made with their house-made sweet vermouth. It's a treat for the mouth. I only regret that I never have room for... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Super service and a great menu. AND a large selection of beers. Family style starters are worth it !!! Main course was great and many stull managed room for some lovely desserts I will definitely be coming back

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Manhattan, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Oddly enough, we ended up eating here two consecutive nights with separate business clientele, but it didn't disappoint either time. In fact, I was nervous the setup and food would be the exact same. Thankfully, aside from the initial olives on the table, it wasn't. The 1st night our group ate family style. My favorite course that night was easily... More 

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calvados
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've eaten @ bar ... To start an original & delicate Manhattan (AppleHattan I would say because prepared with Apple spirit : calvados ! (Ask to Roy - barman with smart advises) original and with housemade vermouth ! Waou top as a start đź‘Ť then he advised me the sausage pizza (housemade also) ... Now MY advise , no dessert... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I expected to receive a chicago style pizza for $13.95 for a small, not the paper thin pizza I received. The "famous" homemade lemon cookies...were terrible also. At $1.00 per cookie, I expected something tasteful and warm. I think they must buy them in bulk!

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you like Italian food from the Abruzzi area of Italy and are hungry for it in Chicago, this is the place to go.The menu is a testament to the creativity and imagination of the chef who is from Campo Basso. The fried calimiari appetizer had was lightly breaded and tangy. The seasonal salad was crisp with a pleasing dressing,... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Restaurant is VERY VERY LOUD. Trying to go for that Rustic Italian mood but for my money it was cheapo hard wood chairs, small wood tables, all hard surfaces throughout and LOUD music. I will NOT return. And worst of all, there is only ONE TOILET for men and women to use - r u kidding me?? Aren't there city... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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185 reviews 185 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped in for a few drinks (no food) and the wine selection was very solid as well as the draft beer options. Service at the bar was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant and not overly loud (but also not dead). Overall, we had a very nice time and would certainly stop in again but this time to... More 

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Watford City, North Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great selection from the wines to the appetizers and entrees. We dined with friends and had a fantastic experience. The servers were helpful, courteous, and attentive. We selected several items for appetizers and each of us had something different for entrees. We all shared and found each item excellent. We were not disappointed in the price because our experience here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3853
    (Ontario)
  • Public Transportation: CTA bus stop at Ontario & State, Grand - Red Line, River North
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-642-8450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

(OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where people gather to enjoy antipasti with wine, a plate of pasta or an Italian feast, all served with the warmth and hospitality of family. Osteria Via Stato, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant follows this definition and the Italian tradition of seasonally prepared dishes featuring local ingredients and artisanal producers paired with an all Italian wine list. Osteria Via Stato opens daily at five. Pizzeria Via Stato located adjacent to Osteria Via Stato is a cozy, Roman-style pizzeria that continues to highlight Executive Chef Digregorio’s passion for market-fresh ingredients. The tavern pizzas have crispy, thin crust with both artisanal and classic toppings. The tavern also features 300 Italian wines, local bottles and draft beers as well as an extensive selection of small plates. Pizzeria Via Stato offers both lunch and dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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