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Thank you for choosing to dine with us. To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and loyalty.

We’re Making Dining Indoors Safer 

As dining moves indoors, our top priority remains our commitment to providing a safe, clean, and healthy experience.

That is why we are excited to implement technology developed by AIRPHX (pronounced “air-fix”) into all of our restaurants nationwide.  After extensive research and with the advice of experts, we’ve concluded that this is the best system for us.

Here’s how it works

AIRPHX features “cold plasma” chambers intended to kill harmful airborne and surface organisms throughout the day. Used in hospitals, healthcare facilities, Olympic training centers, universities, police and fire stations, and casinos, it eliminates 90-98% of influenza, coronaviruses, norovirus, hepatitis, salmonella, listeria, e.coli, and over 30 common bacteria and viruses both in the air and on surfaces.

This is just one more important step that we are taking to continue improving health and safety measures in our restaurants, and we want to thank you for your continued confidence in us.

Additional Safety Measures

Dine-in capacity will remain at 50% in the dining room, 50% on the patio.
We’re introducing disposable and digital menus and will maintain thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.
Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, masks are required during all interactions with the service team and only to be removed when eating or drinking.
All guests must confirm they have not traveled to any area on the current travel restriction list within the last 14 days
To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 5% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

Your continued support and patience during this time are truly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


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You’re planning your wedding and you start to look at your calendar for the year. Your spring, summer and fall are jam packed with friends’ weddings, Lollapalooza, Chicago events and plans to enjoy the wonderful Chicago weather. Before you know it, you’re back to hibernating and your winter is left wide with no plans to leave your house.

But what if you did something different for your wedding? What about a winter wedding in Chicago? There are many benefits of hosting your wedding in the off season and it can help you save some green too! Let’s help you warm up to the idea- below are some tips for off season weddings.

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How many times have you declined an invitation to a friend’s wedding because you’re already attending another that same weekend? The benefit of hosting your wedding in the winter is that more of your guests can attend. Chicago wedding venues, during the off season, can be more flexible in pricing, discounted upgrades and many more options. Hotels also have off season pricing, that’ll benefit you and your guests. Our wedding planners suggest visiting to view the quieter times of year, when conventions are not in town. That way, you can navigate the perfect weekend to host your winter wedding in Chicago.

Aside from venues and hotels, other vendors like Chicago florists (our favorites are Cut Floral and Bunches) and Chicago photographers (like Cage + Aquarium) also offer flexibility on pricing. Our team suggests coordinating with your florist to buy season flowers to save on your budget. Some blooms available in December are; gardenias, lillium casablanca, stephanotis, and roses. Showcase the season with your colors and decor. Use the natural background as your guide – navy, burgundy, plum, evergreen green, and of course winter whites. At Osteria Via Stato, we love using farm tables – spruce up your table runner with loose evergreen pines to add a natural look to your reception tables. The cozy and romantic options are endless.

As we all know, Chicago winters can be fickle, so be sure to coordinate backup plans. Ask your vendors if they have reliable vehicles and what their standard procedures are when there is difficult weather.  More importantly, Osteria Via Stato offers ceremonies that allow your guests to stay safely in one place for the entire wedding.    We also are surround by several great hotels, so your guests can easily and quickly walk to the wedding venue.

Allow us to host your Chicago winter wedding this year! We offer a lot of amenities (including a 10% discount on food and beverage January – April!) and we make sure that everything is well taken care of. Cozy up to the idea of a winter wedding and  think of us!