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Osteria 166

166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (44 reviews)
“sunday sauce” (10 reviews)
“bread” (31 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been a few times for their happy hour special. It's from 2-6 (perfect for a late lunch) and you get a pizza (big enough for two) and either two glasses of wine or two pints of beer for $16. A great deal! We...More

Thank madmprez
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good and service pleasant. Fish was cooked properly. Very large portions. very noisy but frirendly

Thank luschgas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the bar for a quick lunch and were offered the full menu. Amanda was super friendly and educated us on the wine by the glasses she recommended. Great selection. We ordered the bucatini pasta and the ragout parpadellas, and they were outstanding....More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friend's birthday, six of us out for dinner. Right near downtown, city hall, convention center. Fortunate to have a terrific server! Plus he made fantastic wine recommendations. Birthday candle in a meatball was a real hit at our table. Brussel sprouts are a must order....More

Thank Jodie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a business dinner here while in town. Portion sizes are generous. Roasted Brussel sprouts were good as was the charcuterie board. Meatballs are authentic!

Thank suzi1967
Reviewed 11 October 2018

My wife and I originally planned a trip here over this past weekend but had to cancel. I was with some friends on Tuesday and we were looking for a pot to go. There was some charity dining out thru out the down town Buff...More

Thank kenlT1808WQ
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry you had a bad experience that is not our usually singing experience. I ask you back as my personal guest for the usual dining experience. Please contact me directly. Alyssa@osteriabuffalo.com

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

In Buffalo for two days on a project, and a friend recommended Osteria 166. Good advice. Had a delightful evening dining at the bar with a very capable bartender. A salad with ahi tuna came in two sizes and the bartender, when asked, said the...More

Thank Lars G
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Had dinner here with colleagues during a week night - started quiet and slow, but filled up by 7pm and got really LOUD - was so hard to hear conversation at my own table from all the noise around us! We had the rizzoto logs...More

Thank Heidi Z
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Osteria has a private room upstairs from the main restaurant and the menu was buffet style, but outstanding. We had an array of Italian appetizers that were what you expected for flavor and presentation in Italian food. The main items of pastas, beef and chicken...More

Thank 04left
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I stopped in for dinner after a conference day and was pleasantly surprised. You walk through the bar to a nice seating area. Our server was super nice and the appetizer bread is amazing. Say yes to these carbs. I also got a dirty martini...More

Thank Kathleen F
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Questions & Answers
6 April 2016|
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Response from QuikAg80 | Reviewed this property |
No need to drive to Shea's. Parking is cheaper in the Mohawk ramp, halfway between osteitis and Shea's. 10 minute walk max
6 January 2016|
Response from Osteria166 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. You can purchase gift cards at our website and we will mail them out right away. Thank you! This format will not let me put our website in but it is osteriabuffalo. Com
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-858-3118
  • E-mail
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