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Osteria

640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3420
215-763-0920
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Ranked #152 of 3,720 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wallace Street
Transit: Septa Subway Broad Street Line Spring Garden Street
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English first
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time at the restaurant and first time for goat! It was wonderful and the other 9 people in my party had several different entre's and enjoyed them all. A wonderful chef with his own cookbook available at the restaurant made for a memorable evening.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Food is delicious. It's a wonderful restaurant, pasta is unique, mouth watering and recipes fabulous.

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Denver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived early for our 6:00 pm reservation and were offered seats by busing area and asked for something a little less chaotic. We went to outside seating area where there were few diners and were directed to a table next to other diners but it was so close in proximity it was difficult to sit down without disturbing the... More

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Palo Alto, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Started a ten day East Coast trip with dinner here. Whole experience tainted by lazy, apathetic service. Waited years to eat in a Vetri restaurant. Sad. Food was solid. Perfectly cooked octopus. Wonderful vegetable crudo. Pizzas above average. The waitress not only forgot many things we ordered but forgot to get me the wine list. Forgot to order our cocktails.... More

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Friends of some 50 years joined us for dinner at Osteria. Based on reviews and word of mouth, we expected a dining experience that would be something special. Unfortunately, it was, at best, quite average - except for the price. The margherita pizza was good, the wood grilled octopus was average and the chicken liver rigatoni was probably the best... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great space, friendly service, home made pasta, chef selection vegetable plate, nice wine selection.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had heard about this restaurant on the Food Network "best thing I ever ate" show about pizza. Well the pizza was outstanding but I decided to explore other items and was equally rewarded. Service was informed and courteous without being overbearing. Highly recommend for informal dinner or special occasion.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Was disappointed with the menu selections even though I reviewed it online prior to dinning there with friends. Our group shared different plates...pizza, pasta, and vegetables. Our opinion was they were only average. Service was also slow but they apologized and offered a free appetizer which again was average. But if you like your spaghetti bolognese with rabbit this may... More

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Wilkes-Barre Twp. Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The atmosphere is hip and fun, and the service is amazing. Great wine selection, and the desserts are to die for. The appetizers and main courses are average, unless you like one of the more daring dishes such as the fried octopus. I'm not a fan, but I heard that Osteria's is the best in town. Overall, it was a... More

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Fairfield, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Delicious menu, welcoming staff and great atmosphere. Valet parking available. Excellent food quality and staff that was extremely helpful.

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