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Osteria

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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 46
    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
Delicious dishes, great ambiance and excellent staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
carmensandiego90
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New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Wilmington,Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Last night I ate dinner at Osteria. We order grilled wild boar sausage with chianti mustard, pickled red onions and brussell. The sausage was delicious but the brussel sprouts and onions had too much vinegar which was not a good thing. I know it was supposed to be "kraut", but it did not work for me. Brussell sprouts should not... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My family of 5, including 2 teens and 1 young adult celebrated dinner at Osteria. Pros: easy free on street parking, very nice ambiance although it was a bit chilly in the greenhouse, service was excellent, and overall food was terrific. We had the roasted vegetable appetizer and it was awesome. Entrees were also great including swordfish, duck, potato pizza.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

i know how mr. vert feels about his diners writing reviews and that he will never see this, but i feel i have to give feedback. before he criticises me for not having the qualification to review, it would be noted that i have travelled around the world and have eaten in the finest restaurants (not always expensive) and maintain... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I took my husband to Osteria for his 50th birthday. His choice. We had been there in the past and thought it was excellent. I think now their prime has passed. It was just okay. First the good things. The service is excellent, and almost makes up for the so so food. The cocktails were very good, a must for... More 

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Ifrane, Morocco
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was able to visit Osteria with several business colleagues while on a trip to Philadelphia. Wow! We had a nice pizza with fresh prosciutto to share as a starter, which was terrific. Light, crispy crust with great flavor. Two colleagues shared the steak for two--it could have served three or four, and they said it was fantastic but didn't... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I chose this restaurant based on other Tripadvisor reviews. And the reviews were right! The menu is very different from most Italian restaurants. But the food was excellent! And the wine was even better. Thanks to our waitress, Corinne, we had a delightful evening. We cannot wait to go back!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Osteria earlier this month. Upon arrival, I was shocked at the casualness of the restaurant given it's price point. Some patrons in jeans while others in business casual. Nevertheless, this did not subtract from our experience. We enjoyed a few cocktails at their bar and browsed their wine list on their provided iPads.... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

came here with a work group for a business dinner and we ordered several starters to share. The vegetable antipasti was amazing. The shrimp crudo was delicious in an bright sweet and tart blood orange dressing. We also had grilled octopus, which was very nice. We shared a gnocchi which was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever... More 

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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

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?