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“Amazing steak” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria

Osteria
640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3420
215-763-0920
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Ranked #152 of 3,722 restaurants in Philadelphia
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Amazing steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Very small restaurant but the food was so amazing. My boy friend and I ordered the meal for two, rib eye bone in. And let me tell you, I have been longing for this rib eye ever since. The rib eye was so flavorful, juicy, perfectly prepared, like KFC, "finger licking good". However, the side items sucked and it was Very pricy to have sucky side items. I've been to every Brazilian steak house, outback, long horn and Ruth Chris, in search for a tastier meatier rib eye, and no one has come close.
I would certainly recommend this restaurant

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food & atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Had a rye pasta with hen sausage...simply outstanding!!! My friends both had the roast pig special...they loved it!!! Started the meal with a 10 vegetable salad...very tastey and interesting. I will definitely return to this restaurant!!!

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Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Casual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Another marc Vetri restaurant. Reallly neat ingredients for a pizza. They also have wonderful pastas. Good wine selections, My grandchildren loved it - they are partial to unique cheeses. It is not far from center Philadelphia

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“You must go, delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The aroma as you enter the restaurant seduces you. The food was delicious from beginning to end. The ingredients were fresh and so tasty. I had the grilled octopus and my husband and I shared the steak. It was sooooo good! It is a little pricey but well worth it. Perfect for couples and special occasions even though it was a little loud.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glen Mills
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We dined at Osteria with a business party of 6 on a Tuesday night. We were seated in the side room adjacent to the church at a corner table that was virtually inaccessible by the waitstaff; we had to pass hot plates down the table and pass them back to the busser. The food was great, I started with the charred chickory salad with persimmon, pine nuts and pecorino then had the chicken “alla griglia” cacciatore as my entre. However, the noise level in the place was unbearable, we could not hear each other speak which made for a very awkward evening. Needless to say, we did not linger after dinner. I guess i would try it again if they could guarantee a quieter dining experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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