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Osteria 166

166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday sauce” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“pancetta” (4 reviews)
16:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
166 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-2407
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had chicken lasagna with white béchamel sauce. Was very tasty. My husband had salmon. He was very pleased.I had a bloody mary and it was well made. For desert a creme brûlée. Very flavorful. Large dining room. Also outdoor seating. Very good service.

Thank kmr47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server was Mallory. She was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious! The dining room is behind the bar. My first impression was that I wasn't going to like it because of the atmosphere (loud, crowded). However, once you get past the bar, the dining...More

Thank Jackiemc63
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had reservations and were seated promptly, but the four top for the five of us was very tight. We asked for a larger table and they were accommodating. The bread and oil were delicious, as were the risotto sticks and meatball appetizer we ordered....More

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Our family came here expecting good Italian food and service, but that was not the case at all. To start, the bread served was ice cold. The entrees were overpriced for the portions received, and the service was very subpar. The waitress was slow, forgetful,...More

Thank crazyeights24
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My husband and I decided to make a reservation on our way to Buffalo (about an hour away), we booked it easily online through OpenTable. The bread and our entrees were delicious. I got the ravioli and the only problem was that there were only...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I came here for a convention and wanted to escape the catered lunch of the convention center which I knew would be crappy from past experience. Searched the neighborhood which really doesn't have a lot of variety to offer. So I found this place and...More

Thank muwojack
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

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

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I live very close to this restaurant and I didnt know anything about it until my nail tech said I should check it out. Am I ever glad I did! We were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff, and brought to our table where...More

Thank Kathleen Martin... Q
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for joining us! We can't wait to have you back again!

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Ok, so I'm sure everyone has a go to test "plate" for me it's carbonara. Wow, very, very well done! The pasta was cooked perfectly, the pancetta was perfect ( not over cooked) and the egg yolk made for the perfect balance of creamy flavor...More

Thank Mike L
MrsSumers, General Manager at Osteria 166, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for joining us, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 June 2017

I thought the atmosphere there was very nice, and the spin on the classic Cesar salad made it an interesting dish (but they forgot the anchovies...). The pizza looked great but was just okay. I had the carnivore, which indeed had lots of meat, but...More

Thank BruceUSA
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We loved it! Wonderful food and a great atmosphere! Super friendly staff! We will definitely go back!

Thank Ann P
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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