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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Great food in relaxed environment

we liked the concept here. Excellent italian food in a casual environment. Our table was waiting for us at our Saturday night reservation. Our waiter was great, explaining the specials and making sure we didn't over order. We ended up sharing three appetizers and three pastas for the three of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Nyack, New York
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

There was just something that felt very good to me about this restaurant - nicely decorated, good vibe and energy and a creative, menu served by an attentive staff. We shared a pizza as an appetizer and a fabulous grilled and pickled vegetable salad platter. Our main courses were very nicely done - risottos, salami plates. And the breads, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Drove from NYC to Philadelphia for the weekend and what should have been a three hour drive turned into a six hour nightmare due to traffic, so you could imagine we arrived very hungry! Did a bit of research and wanted a nice italian meal, Osteria was highly recommended by the hotel and on trip advisor. We arrived with no... More 

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Nyack, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

we liked the concept here. Excellent italian food in a casual environment. Our table was waiting for us at our Saturday night reservation. Our waiter was great, explaining the specials and making sure we didn't over order. We ended up sharing three appetizers and three pastas for the three of us - family style is the way to go. The... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I want to love Marc's restaurants and they always disappoint . Maybe my expectations are too high. I see brilliance but then something misses the mark. Great has to be great every time every thing always. I think he's spread way to thin.

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Eat at Osteria a half dozen times for Dinner, every meal was spectatular. I was on North Broad on a Thursday around lunch time, so I gave Osteria a try for Lunch and wasn't disappointed. Pizza, Cheese Plate, and the best bread in Philly made our lunch A+++

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Bermuda
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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: Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?