(OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where people gather to enjoy antipasti with wine, a plate of pasta or an Italian feast, all served with the ... More
Osteria Via Stato
(OH-STEH-REE-YAH) A casual Italian tavern where people gather to enjoy antipasti with wine, a plate of pasta or an Italian feast, all served with the warmth and hospitality of family. Osteria Via Stato, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant follows this definition and the Italian tradition of seasonally prepared dishes featuring local ingredients and artisanal producers paired with an all Italian wine list. Osteria Via Stato opens daily at five. Pizzeria Via Stato located adjacent to Osteria Via Stato is a cozy, Roman-style pizzeria that continues to highlight Executive Chef Digregorio's passion for market-fresh ingredients. The tavern pizzas have crispy, thin crust with both artisanal and classic toppings. The tavern also features 300 Italian wines, local bottles and draft beers as well as an extensive selection of small plates. Pizzeria Via Stato offers both lunch and dinner
Do not go to this restaurant! Went there today for lunch. I should have just flushed my money down the toilet. Service was horrible. I think it is ridiculous to wait 15 minutes for a side of mayo when I already had my food. I waited 45 minutes for a BLT sandwich, 15 minutes for mayo, 15 minutes for the check, 15 minutes for a soda refill, etc. They weren't even busy. I will NEVER go back there and am sorry that Embassy Suites allows them to even be the restaurant of their hotel.
The Osteria is a very elegant restaurant and great value for the buck. If you plan on drinking here though, get ready to break the bank! I had the Veal Parmesan and it was bar-none the best one I've had in Chicago! Was $32.95, but well worth it. Most entree items are in the $15-25 range, with steaks in the $40-50 range. They have antipasti, pasta, fish, chicken, steak and seafood items. For a romantic dinner in a great subdued setting, this is the place. Plus, if you park across the street at the Grand Plaza parking garage, it's only $10 to park. Not bad for downtown!
Make sure you call for reservations, this place is very hard to get into. I had to call a week in advance.
If you like greek food then you must try this place. The food is top notch. Start off with the saganaki(sp?) which is the fried cheese appetizer. As with most good restauirants in Chicago the food price was a little up there. Great atmosphere, but I am not sure I would bring smaller children.