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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 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
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Well prepared food in a comfortable friendly atmosphere. Our group of three are not pasta lovers so 2 of us opted for the fish, I had a small specialty pasta and a salad. We were delighted with everything. and the house wine was lovely.

Thank carolinafolly
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Ordered vegetarian pizza and vegetarian ravioli. Food was ok but not overwhelming. Restrooms proper.

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Monday is Moscow Mule night. Lots of yummy choices. Italian food was good. Fried eggplant app was tasty. Small salads were good with lots of unique olives. Pasta and sauces and risotto was very delicious. Chicken parm and scallops were nice too. Good place.

Thank Dr-JonnyB
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We stopped there before going to Shea's recently. We told our server that we were going and she assured us that we would be out on time--and we were! Shannon did a great job--she was very pleasant and attentive and gave very helpful recommendations. We...More

Thank emh28
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you for stopping in we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant features Italian dishes you don’t find in many Italian restaurants like a short rib cannoli. The buratta is excellent. My only complaint was that my dish, a ravioli, was brought out lukewarm, but our server, Shannon, took care of that and was an...More

Thank lancem695
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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