Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco

Osteria Marco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriamarco.com/
  • Phone: 3035345855
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Frank Bonanno & Jean-Philippe Failyau
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private and semi-private dining for parties up to 35 guests for seated events and up to 50 for standing receptions. Full restaurant buyouts are available for parties up to 200 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Schwartz 3035251702

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco is a very social, artisan-style pizzeria in the heart of Larimer Square. The exposed brick dining room is lined with bottles from our exclusively Italian wine list, which features nearly one hundred labels priced under fifty dollars per bottle. We roast the lamb, pork and beef for our panini right in the dining room and craft the cheeses and charcuterie from or salumi bar in house. Osteria Marco has all the amenities of a fine-dining establishment--excellent service, beautiful food, fabulous surroundings--but priced for the more casual, social diner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Osteria Marco reviews from OpenTable diners
311 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (180)notable wine list (141)special occasion (127)neighborhood gem (108)romantic (107)good for groups (104)hot spot (86)great for lunch (69)great for outdoor dining (57)vibrant bar scene (37)late-night find (26)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (15)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Unfortunately our experience here was really disappointing. The food was amazing and the portion sizes were generous, great wine list as well. The staff, however, ruined what would have been a great experience. The only friendly employee was the girl who greeted us. The service at the bar was slow (waited 10 minutes just for a drink menu) and every interaction thereafter made us feel like we just weren't welcome. Rude, disinterested, snotty waitstaff who offered zero recommendations and could care less if we enjoyed our meal. I likely won't be back just based on how negative the whole experience was. Which is a shame since the food is really spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All was quite good!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The tomato and basil soup is the best I have ever had. The pork was excellent and plentiful and the chocolate dessert was wonderful. My husband's dinner of Caesar salad, lamb meatballs and bread pudding was also superb. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great atmosphere - friendly, attentive staff and great food. Very enjoyable place to eat!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I asked for water, 3 empty glasses came then warm water arrived. Had to ask for ice. I ordered the pulled pork. I was very salty. Ordered coffee at the end and it arrived cold. Hot coffee finally arrived after 10 minutes later. Waitress told us they brewed individual pots of regular and decaf for each patron
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    J4abraham
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants in Denver, always great food, service and drinks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great snacks.. Pizza eh..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The appetizers and small plates are good, but when it comes to their pizza you can do better for the hype. The pizza concept and variation of their pies are good, but use an over abundance of mozzarella and ends up weakening the structure of the slice. The cell definition of the crust is good, and the taste of pizza is fine, but the rigidity of the slice is that of a string when held out straight. Also very noisy even if placed into a corner table to the point where the server had to come next to each of us to hear out order. She even said sorry.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Burrata!
    Bcapps
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Definitely give this restaurant a try! Especially the burrata and ciccioli!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    diningout2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Appetizers are awesome I would recommend ordering lots to share
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    had a great experience. Food was incredible. Homemade tonic made for a terrific G&T and the staff was amazing. Will definitely re-visit this location next time in Denver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I were welcome, even though we stopped by like 30 minutes early. Our waitress gave us each a glass of prosecco on the house because I had written on my reservation that it was our anniversary. We started with the meat and cheese plate, which was excellent. We added the burrata, which was the star of the plate. My boyfriend ordered a shrimp pizza with a bacon marmalade, and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had. Crisp crust, good cheese ration, nice plump shimp. My short rib was solid, but there was a lot of sweetness on the plate. The acidity and bitterness from the salad on top helped, but there was an overwhelming sweetness between the apple and cornbread and carrots. It was still a solid meal :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Italian
    Memo
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We tried Osteria's for the first time on a Tuesday evening. While it took the hostess a bit to seat us and admitting she had forgotten about us, the place overall was good. We tried the chefs assortment for the meats and cheeses, it's worth a try if you're a foodie of meats and cheeses. My favorite was the chicken parm panini, I believe it to be a must try. I'd
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Osteria Denver
    MiamiQVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place! Excellent food, service- just all-around great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    swissmiss007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We joined another couple for dinner here and were very happy with our choice of restaurant. Two of us ordered the lamb meatballs with polenta. We both agreed it was an outstanding dish and I would certainly go back just to have that dish again! The two guys ordered pizzas and found them excellent as well. The restaurant has a great wine list with many excellent, reasonably priced choices. That is definitely a plus as we are often annoyed at restaurants with mostly expensive, overpriced wine choices. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the caesar salad. It was good, but not great like all the other things that we ordered. Overall, we really loved this spot and we will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Visit
    Chacha
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had family come in from out of town and brought them to Osteria Marco. They have traveled extensively and loved this restaurant. It reminded them of meals in Europe and we enjoyed our evening together. Great place to bring anyone to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Osteria Marco
    JennW
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    As ALWAYS Osteria Marco exceeds expectations. They are my "go-to" :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burratta
    Monkeyfufu
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The burratta was and is the best thing on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect spot for a late lunch
    LuvRetirementVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We wandered up too late to sit outside (our preference), but thoroughly enjoyed our spot in the lower level dining room. We shared a Caesar Salad and a margherita Pizza, which was perfect for lunch. Our server recommended the Carparzo Brunello which went perfectly with our meal. She was very nice and gave us all the time we needed. Definitely will return when next we are in Denver.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cidmac
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had great food. The staff got us to a table immediately. Our server was excellent and had great knowledge of the food. The noise level was quite loud, so I wouldn't recommend it for a quiet romantic place but it would be fun for a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food
    Dianne
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We ate at Osteria Marco twice in the few days we were in Denver, if that tells you anything! The menu is not extensive, but what they do, they do beautifully. My husband and I have been having a love affair with Italy these past several years, and this is the closest place to a real Italian restaurant that we've found in the states. We were particularly enchanted with the Kale Quinoa salad, which is better than any description I can give it, and the Crab Fonduta. The fig pizza was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited Menu & Pricey Wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wines a bit pricey and menu somewhat limited for entrees.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Completely happy
    Mrfixit
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The mussels are a must. Server was helpful with wine selection and prompt every time. The food was delivered to the table by a drone disguised as a young woman but everything was so good it didn't matter. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Believe the Hype
    JazzyJaybird
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wow! I had heard so many good things about OM that I feared my expectations couldn't be met. There was no need to worry as this place is just fantastic. Upon arrival for our 9pm reservation, we saw one table open outside and asked for it as the weather was nice and they cheerfully accommodated the request. Our waiter was very helpful without being overbearing. She helped us select a few things to share as we wanted to keep it light that late in the evening. We split the Burrata, Lamb Meatballs & Rabbit. All were brilliant with the freshest ingredients imaginable presented in simple but elegant way. Ambiance was more relaxed than inside where things were louder and more hectic. Made for great dinner conversation as never felt rushed. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jimanddiVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The best night and loved our wine service! Mr. David was full of so much knowledge
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    ajbauer29VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We've dined here a couple times and each time I wonder why we don't return sooner! The food is delicious. Most recently I had the seasonal smoked corn salad with shrimp and it was amazing. Tasted like summer. Hubs had the mushroom pizza which is always delicious. I love their seasonal bruschettas too. You just can't go wrong here. Great house wine as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot!
    Tory
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I wanted to give this restaurant a 5* rating but there were one or two things that weren't GREAT and so I had to bump it down to a 4*. Most notably was probably the cesear salad, which may seem trivial, but if you're an italian restaurant this selection should at least be passable, it was not. Having said that, most everything else we had was outstanding and I high highly recommend this spot and will definitely go back. Additionally, our waiter was VERY knowledgable about the menu, etc. and attentive. Overall I LOVED this spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is the 5th time I have been to osteria Marco and everytime I leave even more amazed. The food is legit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect downtown lunch spot
    OceanP123
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The doting service, fresh ingredients, and comfortable downstairs decor made Osterio Marco a fine choice for a recent downtown lunch catch up with a longtime friend. Its Larimer Street location make it super convenient and the big pig hanging overhead makes it simple to find. A strong recommend for visitor and local foodies who would like to add a quality restaurant to their roster of reliable local eateries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Rabbit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The rabbit dish was really good. Never had it before and is something worth trying. The price point is really good for all of their dishes. If you are looking for pasta dishes, this isn't the place or their specialty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Zaza
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had my birthday dinner at Osteria Marco. The food was great and so was the ambiance, however, I wish the waiters didn't look so rushed and impatient. It may have been because it was busy that night, but still, my friends and I noticed, but overall, we had a great time. I would definitely recommend looking into the fixed menu which comes to about $25 per person for a three course meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a good choice
    DawnR
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Good food and knowledgeable staff make this a solid choice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Good service!
    Gr8DinnerSpot
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Took our friends here for dinner. They really enjoyed the food and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go hungry!!
    Sunbeam
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Amazing place. We couldn't stop ordering. The most amazing pizza. Mmmmm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Summerandbrett
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I always get the lamb meatballs and they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Promising but disappointing
    AmyBVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a group of 7 for lunch. We made reservations. We were sat quickly but sat for a long time before we saw any wait staff. We gave drink orders and were ready to give food orders but weren't asked. We all work during the day so don't have all afternoon to lazily eat lunch. The food was mediocre. Turkey Panini was promising but the meat was cold. Some had the short rib Panini and they thought that was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Up to the recommendation
    Yummaven
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent and fun dining. Exciting menu with a well informed and helpful staff. The rabbit was very unique and well worth ordering. Share so you can try more options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    1bakerbird
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything we ate elicited an, "Oh, wow, that's good!" The cocktails were excellent as well. My only complaints are that my pizza was a bit limp in the middle and it could have had more tomato on top. Most slices only had one sliver, and it tomato was one of the featured toppings. Great ambiance, wonderful service, amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Flavors!
    AnalyticalFoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went here for lunch and pizza. Panzanella salad was amazing. Wild Mushroom Pizza was very good, but not something I wanted to eat a whole pizza of. Carbonara pizza was a let down. Toppings were very sparse on both (not like pictures online) and not evenly spread across the pizzas. Bread pudding was to die for and the cappuccino was heaven. Would come back for their meat/cheese plates, appetizers, soups, salads and skip the pizza next time. Our waitress almost ruined the meal. I almost left over her attitude problem, but the food was good so I was glad we stayed. She was so condescending and obviously had no interest in their menu selections. I will definitely come back, I just will request not to be put her section.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and comfortably upscale.
    HollyO
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If you haven't had the wild mushroom and truffle oil pizza with house made robiola cheese...you must. We order it as an appetizer on just about every visit. All the pizzas offered are truly artisan, but calling OM a pizzeria is like calling The Sistine Chapel a church. There's just so much more. Every entree we've ever had at OM has been ridiculously good. We order multiple items and share -- because enjoying it together is half the fun. The service is always excellent (knowledgeable, professional, present, but never a nuisance) and the wine list is extensive, interesting, and well thought out. No wasted space. Solid offerings. OM is a great place for comfortably upscale, delicious food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased with Osteria!
    CourtcVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I hosted my sister's bridal shower here in 2013, have business lunches frequently and decided to go to Osteria after getting engaged. It's a restaurant I can always count on in Denver to deliver service, food and ambience at an exceptional level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was wonderful
    denverdiner
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We went for my husbands birthday - The food was wonderful - the restaurant was VERY loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.