Osteria

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Details
640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-0920
Italian
$ $ $
Hours
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

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Foursquare Tips

  • Kevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • No, the restaurants name does not mean austere in Italian (thanks to Joffre for clearing that one up for us)!
  • 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.
  • Try the Spit-Roasted Pig
  • Marc Vetris casual Italian restaurant is always packed and always delivers.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef
  • 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.
  • Pappardelle with braised rabbit and parmigiano cheese come and get it tonight at Osteria!
  • Get insider access to the chefs' action and reserve the kitchen table. Food is served up family style.
  • Chicken liver rigatoni is sublime. Pasta porn at its best.
  • 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.
  • If you're having trouble choosing from the amazing menu, try the house-made cotechino sausage with polenta and a sunny-side-up egg.
  • 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.
  • You'll want to make a reservation because Osteria's gastronomic excellence is no secret. Rate your meal with the Trust Network
  • Tara, Dan & Steve are the BEST! Try the Sage Gimlet!
  • Try the Mortadella Pizza - Amazing
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chef Jeff Michaud and his Vetri family of restaurants will have you feeling like you are at their dining room table - in Italy. Learn how to cook like the chef at the CIA