The Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia » Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia: Osteria
For those who find the board at Vetri just a bit too dear but the rollicking barroom at the new(ish) Alla Spina too casual and chummy, Osteria stands as Vetri’s compromise: a homey place where chef Jeff Michaud and his crew offer seasonal pastas and composed plates like rabbit casalinga with pancetta, sage and brown butter mounted on a cloud of polenta, served in a welcoming room by staff who know enough to keep their thumbs out of the pesto.
Don’t miss: Osteria’s prosciutto-and-arugula-topped Parma pizza, or the wood-grilled octopus with lemon and potatoes on the antipasti menu.
Eat at one of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia:
Osteria, 640 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, 215-763-0920.