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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.
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The Feast of the Seven Fishes, celebrated on Christmas Eve, is a time-honored Italian – American tradition that is believed to have several origins.  But, (surprise!) mention the meal in Italy and you may be met with blank stares. It seems the Feast of the Seven Fishes is about as authentically Italian as Chicken Parmesan, which isn’t at all.

The main theory starts with religion.  As the roman Catholics traditionally avoid meat before the holy days, including Christmas, fish becomes the main dish for many to enjoy. The number “seven” is also prominent in many ancient beliefs and parts of the bible; seven sacraments, seven days of creation and seven sins…that’s a lot of sevens!

overhead view of fish focused dishes including seafood stew feast of the seven fishes

Feast Of The Seven Fishes

Italian families love tradition and celebrations and, even though the Feast of the Seven Fishes may not have been born in Italy, many believe the dishes stem from the southern regions.  The proximity to the sea and plentiful fishing makes seafood affordable and abundant – perfect for large celebrations. A traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes incorporates seven courses and is prepared and served in a multitude of ways depending on region and tastes.

group of people enjoying a Ricky seaside in Naples

Naples Seaside

There are no limitations or rules with what can be served at a Feast of the Seven Fishes and each family has their own version of the menu.  One of our favorite and most traditional dishes is baccalà, or salted codfish, which originates in the seaside city of Naples.  Chef David serves his version as a delicate spread, with olive oil crostini.  Other favorites on the menu at Osteria Via Stato are Grilled Octopus and Fingerling Potatoes, Lobster and Shrimp Risotto and Spice Crusted Faroe Island Salmon, Black Lentils.

overhead view of shrimp risotto with Christmas ornaments surrounding bowl

Feast Of The Seven Fishes

“I have wonderful memories of my grandfather preparing the Feast of the Seven Fishes every Christmas Eve. For me, it is all about nostalgia and family. The Seven Fishes Dinner has become a tradition for many of our guests and we’re looking forward to sharing it with more people every year.” – Chef David DiGregorios

We would love for you and your family to enjoy this holiday celebration with us at Osteria Via Stato on December 24th.   To make a reservation, click here. 


-At The Table-

House-Marinated Olives

Roasted Garlic with Balsamic Vinegar

Salt Crusted Ciabatta Bread


Baccala Spread with Crostini

Rhode Island Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers

Grilled Octopus & Fingerling Potatoes

Tuna & Gigante Bean Salad

-Main Course-

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Seafood Stew with Seared Scallops, Shrimp, Market Fish, Garlic Ciabatta Bread

Lobster & Shrimp Risotto

Linguini Seafood with Calamari, Scallops, Shrimp, Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spice Crusted Faroe Island Salmon, Black Lentils


Local Butternut Squash Puree

Crispy Kennebec Potatoes


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House-made Gelati:  Eggnog, Caramel, Peppermint or Vanilla Bean

Ricotta Cheesecake, Wild Huckleberry Sauce

Flourless Dark Truffle Cake