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101 Best Restaurants in America
101 Best Pizzas in America
640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-0920
Mon–Wed, Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM Thu: 11:30 AM–2:00 PM Fri: 11:30 AM–2:00 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM

Nominated for the Best New Restaurant award by the James Beard Foundation in 2008 and home to James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Mid-Atlantic 2010Osteria has some super credentials — and lots of hype to live up to. Marc Vetri, Jeff Michaud, and Jeff Benjamin conceived the idea on a trip in Tuscany, and Philadelphians (and with their newer Moorestown spot a 20-minute drive away, now New Jerseyans) have to be glad they followed through.

There are three "Pizze Napoletane": the mortadella with pistachio pesto, marinara, and porchetta (how often do you get a spit-roasted topping?). Pizze Tradizionali include gourmet twists like octopus and red chile flakes; baked egg with Bitto cheese and cotechino; and stracciatella and lemon (the latter an underused pizza topping). And the wine list isn’t half bad either, with more than 100 Italian wines to accompany your award-winning pie. Osteria’s acclaim has also spawned Pizzeria Vetri, a 30-seat restaurant in Philadelphia's art museum district, the first of the Vetri family restaurants dedicated exclusively to the art of authentic Italian pizza-making.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

Map: Surroundings & Nearby
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Foursquare Tips
Marc Vetris casual Italian restaurant is always packed and always delivers.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 07:15
Kevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 05:32
Of all the things to love about Marc Vetris casual Italian hot spot, the pizza lightly charred, with thoughtful, harmonious toppings is the real superstar.
Philadelphia Magazine
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:03
If you're having trouble choosing from the amazing menu, try the house-made cotechino sausage with polenta and a sunny-side-up egg.
Philadelphia Magazine
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 09:12
The Chicken Liver Rigatoni is one of Philly's best dishes, and the pizza is some of the best in the city. [Eater 38 Member]
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 07:56
No, the restaurants name does not mean austere in Italian (thanks to Joffre for clearing that one up for us)!
Showtime Network
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 13:45
On March 30, Osterias Jeff Michaud & Elisa Scavino, & producer Paolo Scavino, will host a dinner featuring a spring-appropriate menu & the always-wonderful wines. Don't miss it.
Friday, March 18, 2011 - 06:52
Try the Spit-Roasted Pig
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 09:12
Lombado pizza is sublime. Octopus is remarkable. Postage stamp pasta is great as is the rigatoni. The roast pig special is one of my favorites. Antipasto vegetables is great for a group.
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 18:37
The octopus is outstanding! Also noteworthy: Sulami plate with artichoke mustard (pronounced moose-tarde), blueberry sundae w/ coconut shortbread and the Torre Quarto "Don Marcello" wine.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 19:21
Marc Vetri's margarita pizza made for a delicious candidate on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate." We concur. P.S. - ask about the Nutella pizza.
Visit Philly
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 05:54
Offering whole roasted pig heads every Tuesday night, and the combination of supremely moist meat, unusual head-based organs & the crackling sweet-&-sour skin make this one of the citys top treats.
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 07:31
Pappardelle with braised rabbit and parmigiano cheese come and get it tonight at Osteria!
Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 14:59
Get insider access to the chefs' action and reserve the kitchen table. Food is served up family style.
Visit Philly
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 04:30
Chicken liver rigatoni is sublime. Pasta porn at its best.
Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 16:02
You'll want to make a reservation because Osteria's gastronomic excellence is no secret. Rate your meal with the Trust Network
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 09:54
Tara, Dan & Steve are the BEST! Try the Sage Gimlet!
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 16:17
Try the Mortadella Pizza - Amazing
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 13:32
You'd be surprised to know that Osteria isnt as expensive as you might think. You can eat comfortably for well under $100 per person. Not cheap, but a great value for what you get on your plate.
Philadelphia Magazine
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 15:29
Marc Vetri's affordable dinner spot. Love it. Took a break after stopping by on every trip. Time for a return visit. Be sure to sit at the kitchen counter to see the action.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 07:14