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Osteria Via Stato

620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3853 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #143 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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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
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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had reservations and had to wait about 15 min when we arrived...granted it was a busy weekend! Good atmosphere and decor...staff was friendly. Decent options on the dinner and wine menu...some of our party was disappointed in portions of our entrees. Taste was good, but have had better authentic Italian dishes.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,275 reviews 1,275 reviews
866 restaurant reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I was checking in late to my hotel and noticed that there was a restaurant attached to the hotel. I was excited to try because it was Italain. I went in around 9:30 on the bar side and they had limited menu. The onion baked with Parmesan cheese was simply amazing, the plate of meats and cheeses was excellent too..also... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were very impressed with this restaurant! Three people in our group chose Parmesan Crusted Filet Cavatelli with Wild Mushrooms and Brown Butter. All three said it was one of the best steaks they have ever eaten. I chose Chicken Mario. I wish I could have the recipe!!! It was absolutely wonderful. 10 stars from me!

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to Osteria after shopping on Michigan Avenue. The location was good, the ambiance was very pleasant--the lighting and sound levels were conducive to good discussion and the service was good as well. This is important for me because I feel most places now play the music way too loud. Everyone seems to be trying to make their restaurant... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Having tried Giordano's and Lou Mahnati's Pizzeria's I was SO looking forward to trying Osteria. Wasn't too impressed with the other restaurants. Osteria has great ambiance and concept, warm greeting by the hostess and honestly the best flatbread pizza with the freshest ingredients. The service provided by the food runner and the waiter were like night and day. The food... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I used to love love this place. We were there last week for the third time, and was so disappointed. We had reservations. Our table was not ready and we were encouraged to have a drink...it would be 15 minutes. Well...it was 50 minutes!! That is just not acceptable. One of the reasons I loved the place was the staff.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone in the hospitality industry. It was as great as he said! We had a few appetizers (including some of the best calamari I have ever had). All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our main dishes (I had a pasta with a duck ragu which was excellent). Then we had a few different... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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168 reviews 168 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Reading other reviews it sounds like a good place but our experience was a mess. Poor service , I believe, was to blame. We ordered 2 appetizers, 2 pizzas and 1 entree plus drinks. Lets start with the drinks. Our drinks were never refilled and never offered more beer or wine. Then not one of the food items came out... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My nephew is still talking about the wonderful pizza we shared. Service was great, food was great and location was great. I would for sure go back next time I am in Chicago.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed at the attached hotel, so this was very convenient. We had pizza, pasta, and the octopus appetizer. The octopus was really good, although it was SUPER garlicky and had more potatoes than I'd hoped. Pizza and pasta were both good.

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Additional Information about Osteria Via Stato

Address: 620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3853
Phone Number: 312-642-8450
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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