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Osteria

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3420 (Wallace Street)
Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
215-763-0920
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 12
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Layers of wonderful!

First visit to Osteria. Large party and lots of food! The grilled vegetables were delicious, the green pea ravioli was delicate and sweet. I've never had better halibut- flakey, tender and flavorful. Would rate it "excellent" had the polenta not have been swimming in olive oil- way too much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
4everPaul
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Entertaining clients
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Bermuda
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Soup to nuts, the food is fabulous. My friends noshed on everything from pizza to roast rabbit (I know...) and my decadent kale salad was served with equal style. Loved the Italian lemonade with fresh mint and desserts were delightful. The restaurant is so handy to our flip key loft accommodation that we've dined at Osteria every night that it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Osteria with friends on a Saturday night. Great service and wonderful food. We were seated in the back room, which some customers don't like, and it was great for our party. We weren't rushed and we could hear each other, plus they gave us a round table for 6 which is perfect. The other 2 rooms are... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

First visit to Osteria. Large party and lots of food! The grilled vegetables were delicious, the green pea ravioli was delicate and sweet. I've never had better halibut- flakey, tender and flavorful. Would rate it "excellent" had the polenta not have been swimming in olive oil- way too much. Definitely worth another trip!

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MASS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were a party of 5- dinner with colleagues. The unique cocktails were delicious - I would recommend the ginger/prosecco drink and the raspberry cocktails! The service was wonderful- the pasta we shared as an appetizer was great as was the Lombardo pizza. THe grilled skirt steak was only "ok" (when will I learn not to order skirt steak?!). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lovely combination of true Italian and a Philadelphia touch Not overly pretentious -- and the service is attentive and really nice A tip-- we were told you could order half portions on pasta and other dishes , and thus try more different flavors. We asked and they were happy to indulge Very nice wine and craft beer list -- just... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We insist on eating at Osteria every trip to Philadelphia as the food is truly authentic Italian food as if we were eating in an Osteria in Siena. In rustic surrounds with an open kitchen, one eats delicious mostly Tuscan style Italian cuisine that has earned Chef Jeff Michaud a James Beard Award, deservedly so. One goes to Marc Vetri's... More 

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Newport, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As others have noted, it was hard to order as the menu had no English translation. I really wanted authentic home made pasta with sauce and meatballs or sausage, no dice here. Instead I was guided to a dish that was just okay. Had I a better understanding of the menu I might have been able to choose better. With... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I had a set menu here and apart from way too much food the quality of the ingredients and lightness of touch shine through I failed to not pig out on the antipasti meat platter and starter pizza breads but the postage stamp ravioli were frankly some of the best fresh pasta that I have had for some time Steak... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ordered broadly and shared as we were a group of 5 adults and 3 children. For the kids we ordered two pizzas (margherita and lombarda (baked egg/sausage). Had a small slice of the lombarda; crispy thin dough, rich toppings. Nice. For antipasti we ordered grilled octopus, veal tartare w/ uni, and wild boar sausage. Everything was excellent. Excellently cooked... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The menu is upscale Italian with a twist. The appetizers all seemed interesting but we had the fried mozzarella (what they are famous for) and it was delish! I ordered the gnocchi with veal and porcini which was one of the best pasts I have ever had. It was polenta disks instead of traditional gnocchi and the sauce reminded me... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria

Address: 640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3420
Phone Number: 215-763-0920
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3420
    (Wallace Street)
  • Public Transportation: Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-763-0920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?