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Osteria 166

166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (44 reviews)
“sunday sauce” (10 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

First of all, I should say that our table of 5 had trouble conversing due to the noise. Secondly, I was a little taken aback by the bread being served in paper bags tossed onto the table...a little too rustic for me at these prices....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Junejude
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A nice little Italian restaurant with a good menu and friendly, attentive service and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank andrewmcfarlane
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We used TripAdvisor to find Best restaurants near our hotel. Osteria came up highly rated and near by. It was remarkable! Upon our arrival the energy and passion of the employees was obvious that we made a great decision. Incredible customer service coupled with ridiculously...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 835georgeb
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I loved this place. Homemade pasta. Great ravioli and meatballs. Very good prices. Outstanding service!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mark F
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Had a fantastic pasta dish here for lunch --- still craving it! Bartender/waitress was really nice and efficient. Super welcoming atmosphere. A good, homey place for high-end Italian.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kathrine G
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We are a family of 4. !) Portions are small. Rosy shrimp with a strawberry "smear" consisted of about 1/2 to 2/3 cup of risotto with 5 small shrimp. The strawberry sauce "smear" gave a painted look to the other half to the plate. I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 719edwards
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Friday dinner . My special entree Rosy shrimp with strawberry coulis consisted of 5 quite small shrimp and a lump of flavorless risotto. Not really a satisfying meal. Coulis was tastey. Caesar salad and dipping bread were good else I would have been totally disappointed....More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Craig M
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hello Craig, I am sorry that you were disappointed. I would like to invite you back as our special guest to give us another chance for a better experience. We are working on a remodel for the noise issue. My name is Alyssa Sumers I...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Service was average. Farmers’ Salad was supposed to be very fresh (it was) but it was a small salad, very small. The pasta with marinara sauce was below average.Waited at the bar for a business associate. Saw the partially used wine bottles on the nice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank daveeats
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Friends from Visit Buffalo Niagara took us here for dinner and they make a shocking and long lived impression on us. We have heard Buffalo has great food and this really proves it!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank presso57
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Previous reviews have been much too generous in their comments about this place! From arrival to departure the waiting staff were excellent. The food was mediocre at best, terrible at worst. We ordered three different main courses, ranging from pizza to sea bass. The pizza...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Bigboy1959
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hello my name is Alyssa Sumers I am the general manager and I am very sorry you felt that way. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. I would like to ask you to come back as my guests to give you a better experience.

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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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