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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, Gluten Free Options
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166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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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

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!

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

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.

Reviewed 23 June 2018

This place is outstanding. Some of my reviews have been long-winded. This one will be short. The food is out of sight and consistent every time. Some items on the menu seem a little overpriced, but you always get superb quality. The bar service is...More

Thank NorthBuffaloLocavore
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you so much. We do our best to welcome everyone into our home to have a great time. We appreciate your kind words!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

I just love this place. No matter what we order, the food comes fresh and portions are huge. I personally love the prime rib sandwich served on garlic bread.

Thank jessandc
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Sat at the bar for dinner. Bartender was very friendly. Had gluten free Workingmans Dead pizza. It was great. Definitely a place to eat again.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Server was slow. Everyone more interested in the patio. The sauce was just ok. Best part about the meal was the house salad

Thank mschiralli77
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

I am sorry you did not have a good experience. I would like you to give us another chance. We hold ourselves to a higher standard. I would like to make sure your experience is better.

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We just recently visited this place for dinner. It was packed because of a graduation party, so to avoid waiting for a while, you had better make a reservation in advance, you never know. We had a glass of their house wine and ordered soup,...More

Thank lmeinking
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I traveled to Buffalo for the Marathon race, so after going to the race expo, was a looking for a pre-race pasta dinner. Immediately came upon Osteria and OMG, had the best spaghetti and meatballs I've ever had! Bread was fantastic, too. I have to...More

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We attended the special Sunday Mother's Day buffet. We were immediately seated upstairs and had a corner table. I didn't enjoy having my back up against a wall because it was difficult to get out of the L-shaped wall area. Chairs being dragged along the...More

Thank nmercer75
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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