Great serviceTook a bit longer than usual. It was Mothers Day and they were very busy. We were not in any hurry, Waitress Liz did an outstanding job and everybody working there were welcoming and very efficient. I love Orsos and will return. Sat/Sun brunch is the best.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNot dissappointedThe food was great, as always! Calamari and the lamb sliders were delicious appetizers, and my Mediterranean meatloaf was excellent. Our server seemed a bit forgetfull, but was always "about to check on" anything we reminded him about. We enjoyed a very pleasant Mothers Day dinner!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day DinnerMy family and I celebrated booked for the first time here for Mother's Day and our experienced was great! I loved their food and I will recommend this place to everybody new in Anchorage :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambience and serviceWe enjoyed Orso quite a lot. Service was outstanding and the ambience just as good. That said, my filet mignon could've been a tad more tender and it was served medium rather than the medium rare that I asked for. The King salmon that my fiance had was very good, but seemed to lack in seasoning as compared to some other restaurants that we've sampled. 4 out of 5 on the main course, 5 out of 5 on the appetizers, deserts, and wines. 5 out of 5 on service and ambience. Overall, we'd gladly go back and can certainly recommend this restaurant to others.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOrsos one of the bestOrsos continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. Great downtown location. Excellent food, wine, and beer selection. The servers are what makes it really good though. They are very attentive and friendly.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Orso'sMy friend and I had a wonderful time there. I had made reservations on line and asked for a table where there was less noise so we could chat and catch up. We were seated in a small room on the side. I was so happy to see this. Our server, Stephanie was polite, there when needed, otherwise left us alone. We had an engagement and food and beverages were brought quickly with no hint of hurry.Thank you!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeps Getting Better!We've been to Orso's on and off over the eight years that we've been here. It didn't start out as one of favorite restaurants but over the past couple of years, I'd rank it right up there with the best that Anchorage has to offer (and that's saying something). We had the halibut on this occasion and it was to die for--perfectly cooked and seasoned just right. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable.
Had a elderflower martini in the bar and it was fabulous!
If you haven't been in awhile, I urge you to go and you've never been, you're missing out on some amazing food.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time aroundAt the urging of the manager, we decided to give Orso another shot after the poor dining experience we had for our anniversary in January. We took my parents to Orso on 5/6 to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary. They were out of the sparkling wine we ordered but made a suitable substitution for the same price. The service and food were both outstanding. This is what we had expected on our first vist to Orso. Thanks for the wonderful evening. We will be visiting Orso again.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and quiet for SundayNice and quiet for Sunday brunch. Great food, great service.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMvery pleasant and professional....dvery pleasant and professional....didn't take long to receive meal -- nice presentation - thank you4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI arrived early, had a drinkI arrived early, had a drink at the bar, picked up a conversation with a pleasant young woman (I'm 73). When the rest of my party arrived, they had brought an extra person along. Orso was busy, but accommodated us with a table for six, provided we'd be out before the next party would be arriving at eight. No problem! We had tix for the opera at eight, and left by 7:40. The food was delicious - mine was crispy ravioli, served with two tasty sauces. These were from the appetizer menu, because I wasn't terribly hungry. Three others had rockfish, which they praised; one had a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, which also looked delicious. We all shared a huge slice of tiramisu, which was really good. Malbec was a good wine choice.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a special occasion.We went for a special occasion. Very nice and fun restaurant. Food is excellent. The salmon chowder is wonderful and I don't like salmon.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was awesome. ServiceThe food was awesome. Service was also very good, we especially enjoyed the hospitality of the manager. We were celebrating a birthday and he took time to make our time there very special.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Orso. The food is alwaysI love Orso. The food is always great and with the option of sitting upstairs it is less noisy for old ears.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI had Easter Brunch reservationsI had Easter Brunch reservations to take my children, their spouses, and my mother to Orso's. I picked Orso's because I have been there many times for brunch and knew it would be good for this special occasion. We had a good time and everyone was pleased with the food and especially the service considering how busy they were. Our waiter was right on and attentive even though he had plenty of other tables to serve. I have always enjoyed Orso's and will continue to patronize them.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch was great esp the crabLunch was great esp the crab stuffed rockfish. The dessert was mouthwatering. Service was attentive and exceptional.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't go wrong with diningYou can't go wrong with dining at Orso's. It's a local favorite and one that locals recommend to out-of-towners. I've never been disappointed with the food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant atmosphere and staff.Pleasant atmosphere and staff. A little slow on service but not bad, checked back, very friendly. The salad and macaroni and cheese (side size) were perfect.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had brunch and the foodWe had brunch and the food was excellent, service was excellent as well. Highly recommend the brunch there.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful level of excellenceOrso rarely fails to impress me. This is a wonderful restaurant that has had a few bumps along the way, but seems to maintain a delightful level of excellence which far exceeds the majority of the fine dining establishments in Anchorage.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure to haveAlways a pleasure to have dinner at Orso's. One of the best seafood menus in town.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter visiting Orso at leastAfter visiting Orso at least once a week since July of 2013, and now working in Houston, I can truly classify Orso as a Neighborhood Gem. The menu offers something for everyone, and even some unique items like Mediterranean Meatloaf--something my Mom didn't make for sure. I was always impressed when I walked through the door and was greeted BY NAME by the greeters. The service was always exceptional and I look forward to a time that I can return to Anchorage and again go to Orso.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEat here :)We were visiting Anchorage, and tried Orso. Great food and great service. We had the polenta fries. They were tasty. Looked like a busy place, so I would recommend making reservations. We will definitely eat there again if we go back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing.... ProbablyThe food was amazing.... Probably the best I've had in Anchorage yet! They have a great bar as well.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNo room to waitI have been to Orso many times, both lunch & dinner, small & larger groups. Service is usually stellar, food is always fresh & creative. But Orso has one shortcoming. Our party of 6 had 6:30 reservations. Earlier diners lingered at our table, even though they had finished & settled up. The maitre'd kept us informed-& gave us free appetizers-but we weren't seated till 30 minutes after our reserved time. (Tho inconvenienced, I applaud Orso for not rushing the earlier diners.) The shortcoming: Orso has no waiting room. Bar was packed, so the 6 of us stood in the way of diners & waiters!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPrior to attending a concertPrior to attending a concert at the PAC, we enjoyed another excellent dining experience at Orso.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Outstanding at OrzoOrzo never disappoints and this evening was no different. Great food, great service, and thanks to my company of great friends, a perfect evening! =Highly recommend the Crab-cakes! over the top!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a difference!!!!What a difference a few months makes. Last time we were there my wife had a salad that was more like soup there was so much salad dressing on it, the service wasn't bad but not what I had come to expect from Orso's. Skip ahead a few months and decided to give them another shot. WOW!! Great service (thank you Ilsa), the food was excellent. What a great night for us. Plan to put you back on our list for dining pleasures.
Thanks -- Joe3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again a nice dining experienceOnce again a nice dining experience. The restaurant was packed but they were ready for our reservations and provided us a nice window table. Our waitress, Tiffany, was on the ball too. :)3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMaking a reservation onlineMaking a reservation online was simple. On the day of my reservation I called ahead because I was concerned with traffic and was assured they'd seat my party guest. I was even helped with directions and locating parking over the phone which saved me time.
The service from entering to exiting was impeccable.
The food (shrimp scampi and lamb shanks), drinks (bottle of wine, irish coffee with dessert, and nightcap Glacier Blonde) and dessert (tiramisu layered with vanilla ice cream) were wonderful.
I've never been disappointed in my dining experience at Orso.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to ORSO 3 timesI have been to ORSO 3 times over the last 4 months and it has always been excellent. I will go there again many times.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA solidly satisfying experienceORSO isn't exactly a big WOW, but it's definitely worth checking out. A little pricey for the every-week dinner, but the food is all very good and the prices are reasonable. The decor is still a bit funky, maybe from the old days before BrewHouse took them over. It's much better than it was 5-8 years ago and the cocktails are all really good and interesting.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are a number of restaurantsThere are a number of restaurants that I can (and need to) walk to in downtown Anchorage. There are only a couple that I frequent regularly because of their level of personalized service. When you walk in the door and get recognized by name, you know that this restaurant is not just looking for revenue and tips. Orso recognizes me and consistently treats me as if I were an owner, or at least a holder of the Mortgage. I suspect that this behavior is extended to other regulars. Keep up this Great Behavior.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter one bad experience,After one bad experience, as a single diner, I have NEVER had another bad experience. I have gone to Orso's at least once a week since July, but before November it was generally a small group of from two to 8. I am greeted by name at the door, and the manager on duty, generally stops by my table to greet me and inquire about the food. This visit, the waiter that I normally have came over to my table to greet me. If you are a regular, they treat you like family.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMService is why I return toService is why I return to a restaurant, and why a "neighborhood gem" is put on the "Do Not Return" list. When the greeters know your name and seating preference, when the servers remember your preferences for beverages you are getting outstanding service. Orso delivers that.1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI especially enjoy their MediterranI especially enjoy their Mediterranean Meat Loaf. It has a wonderful flavor and I would love to get the recipe, so my family could try it. Service was very good, even as a single diner I felt looked after.1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again I had the MediterraneanOnce again I had the Mediterranean Meatloaf, and it was great. My server was in training, so I had both him and his trainer taking excellent care of me.12/11/2012 12:00:00 AMi chose a pasta dish (salmon)i chose a pasta dish (salmon) that was just ok...great cream sause, tho. Calamari appetizer was very unusal (spice/caja-ish) and great. Excellent Cosmo.11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM