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Osteria 166

166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (24 reviews)
“sunday sauce” (9 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated my daughters birthday here and could not have been more impressed with the service. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and always smiling. You do not find this kind of service often anymore. Thumbs up to whoever hires and trains this staff. Have been...More

Thank kkm68
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a night they had a musician playing and wasn’t too loud that you had to yell over one other. The atmosphere is modern and somewhat minimalist and gives you a hint of Italian culture. Food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

Thank ZiemlichV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated right away but then waited a long time until I finally had to ask.. so we had time to look around a little and were not impressed with the atmosphere, lighting, decor, and especially the cheap and uncomfortable chairs. Really low end....More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My entree was the Porchetta e Gnocchi. Let's cut to the chase - the gnocchi was tough, the pork was undistinguished, and the entire dish shimmered in an ersatz greasy reduction that was, one supposes, a stab at flavoring things up a bit. My dinner...More

Thank charles c
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Charles, I do apologize for your disappointment. We ask you to give us another chance. We take pride in our food. I am not sure why your dis was not up to par but we do make a lot of items from scratch and...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Very good Italian food. The stuffed pepper risotto sticks, pasta bolognese, and oxtail ragu were delicious. The music was a little loud for conversation, but the service was good.

Thank SMMPgh
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Girls night was a success thanks to this restaurant. Bar is super nice with so many different types of drinks and Cody was an exceptional bartender. Food was delicious!! I recommend the stuffed artichoke and the fried risotto sticks for appetizers. He seabass was amazing...More

Thank michelle r
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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