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Osteria Via Stato

#177 of 8,487 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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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fab food, great ambiance...can't wait to go back

We came across this restaurant by accident and it was the best accident that you can have. Very friendly staff, the best food - the halibut special was amazing and the portion size was just right and a nice quiet atmosphere to enjoy it all in. Definitely on the list the next time I go back to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Euroguy66
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Kingston, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Kingston, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came across this restaurant by accident and it was the best accident that you can have. Very friendly staff, the best food - the halibut special was amazing and the portion size was just right and a nice quiet atmosphere to enjoy it all in. Definitely on the list the next time I go back to Chicago without question.... More 

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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I dined with a large group at Osteria Via Stato in Chicago while in the city on business. It was a totally delightful experience. We were a group of about 30 people in a private room with a preselected menu of many choices. We had four options at the tables when we arrived, all perfect to accompany... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

recent business dinner during a Chicago convention weekend brought us to Osteria Via Stato where we were overwhelmed by the menu and execution from the dining room but put off by the volume in the dining room. Not only the din of the other diners but music at a substantial volume (at least the bass) and on a very short... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We dined at Osteria' for a work function. We had a special menu with family style appetizers and sides. Appetizers: The thin crust pizza came out first. It was fantastic. I don't typically enjoy thin crust pizza but I enjoyed Osteria's. Their tomato sauce was mouth watering. The other appetizers included polenta and mushrooms (highly recommend) first time I have... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

On Good Friday I went with 2 friends to Osteria. We arrived at 7 pm and were given the menus from which to choose the restaurant. We choose the dining room and were seated right away. The ceiling is simple fabric supported by tree limbs (very rustic feeling). There is a nice selection of Italian food. We all chose a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nothing outstanding, but you get standard family pasta menu if you choose so. All guests in the party have to do the same choice. Food is good and quality of the service is above average. We didn't like that servers are quick to take the plate in feint of us including silver for no reason and then we had to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

And I mean that both literally and figuratively. My disappointment is based on both the food and the atmosphere. We went on a Saturday night, so we expected some wait and some noise. The wait was over a half-hour past our reservation, and the noise was brutal. We were sat next to a party of about 20 people, made worse... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There were 8 of us dining last night. The wine we selected was a 2012 from Puglia. The wine that was brought to the table was a 2013. We called the waitress on the date and asked if there could be a compensation, and they said they were sorry but could not do anything. We were hoping they would give... More 

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172 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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225 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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?