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Osteria Via Stato

620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3853 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #114 of 8,266 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Ontario
Transit: CTA bus stop at Ontario & State, Grand - Red Line, River North
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
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87% Recommend
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Hamilton, Bermuda
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has two sections - Pizzeria and Osteria. We ate at the Pizzeria. The "small plates" are not small - plenty to share. We started with the grilled octopus, fonduta and focaccia! All were very good but the fonduta is definitely the best! Delicious! The pizzas are about 10 - 12 inches and extremely flat crusted - delicious! The... More

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Hayesville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved this restaurant. We had a wonderful meal and the service could not have been any better. We did have a small issue but it taken care of ASAP by the Manager Matthew Dolin. H e could not have done anything better. Will go back when we are town and will tell everyone just how good the food & the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The restaurant is located in an area with numerous other restaurants in downtown Chicago on the corner of North Sate Street and West/East Ontario Street. It looks lout over the traffic junction with a pleasant, reasonably spacious outside dining area, covered by retractable fabric awnings that extend wide and low. I sat outside, and did not go inside. I was... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited this restaurant on spec. We had booked for 7pm and it's good that we did as it filled very quickly. Our server said we could do the a la carte menu or pick and choose from the set meal. Our choice was the 5 starters and 2 pastas, coming out somewhat cheaper than choosing the set main course.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ordered room service as we stayed in the Embassy Suites and it was late when we checked in so we decided to order in. The service was great, the staff was friendly but the food was horrible. We ordered cheese pizzas for the kids, those were good. My fiance ordered the Ribeye and it was greasy and burnt. I... More

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Dallas, TX
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Do not order this pizza for children! They put dried pepper corns in the sauce and it is too spicy. At most pizzerias, you can add red pepper to the top of your pizza to fit your taste. That is not possible with Pizzeria via Strato because the spice is already mixed into the sauce. Current trend is to have... More

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Fox Lake, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It’s all about the authenticity and freshness of their food. Everything bursts with flavor. We heard how the owners traveled to “osterias” all over northern and central Italy. They then brought back a menu filled with amazing recipes. And what makes it even better is how amazingly fresh everything is. I would love to have had more to their somewhat... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had a nice dinner on the patio. City noise was perfect to keep our 5 month old asleep for just about the whole meal. Career salad was good. Had the risotto special which was done right. Wife had the seafood stew and our 5 year old had the grilled octopus. Prompt service and food came out in a timely manner.... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent Italian food. Choose the "just wine flight" for a great sampling of Italian wines. Great location off State and you can choose to dine outdoors.

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's great when Italian food surprises you. Osteria has elevated the octopus to a sublime level. I only wish I were hungrier because I would like to have eaten their price-fix meal. Portions are large, arrive hot, and are well-seasoned. Every element of the fish stew was perfectly cooked. Fresh pasta is prepared to perfection. After dining here our first... More

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