Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco

Osteria Marco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriamarco.com/
  • Phone: (303) 534-5855
  • 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Osteria Marco reviews from OpenTable diners
299 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (206)notable wine list (140)good for groups (109)neighborhood gem (102)special occasion (100)hot spot (88)romantic (80)great for lunch (49)great for outdoor dining (48)vibrant bar scene (45)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Poor service, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We loved the food at Osteria Marco, but the service was far less than friendly. We felt that because we weren't spending a small fortune that the server became quickly apathetic. Hopefully, a different server next time will allow for a more enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance, great apps!
    foodlover22
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I like the decor and feel of this restaurant. It was lively even late at night! The prosciutto and homemade burrata and grilled bread were my favorite things. Also the calamari and the salad it comes in had a delicious dressing on it, with a little kick from the fresno chilies. I want to come back here and get apps and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, in a zoo
    JulysizlVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was amazing, fresh and well prepared. Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Hostesses were rude and unfriendly but no biggie, when you only have to spend one minute of interaction with them. Noise level was almost unbearable as the place was packed out and tables are placed pretty close together. I felt as though we were in a college cafeteria with young 20 somethings surrounding us, several of which were highly intoxicated and I heard more of their loud conversations than my own! Lots and lots of people shoved into one big room and you could not move without hitting someone or getting hit yourself. I would defiantly recommend this restaurant as the food was exceptional although maybe stick to a week night or early weekend evening. Friday night at 7 pm is a zoo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Larimer Square Gem
    Nick
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Been on several occasions and always great. Ambiance and food are hard to beat. Ask for a combo antipasti plate of cheese and meats. Great. The pizza is the best I have had in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    FashionFoodie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I come to Denver 2X a year for a work trip and ALWAYS eat here. We've tried other restaurants but none of them compare to the quality of food/price/menu/comfort of OM. It's my 3rd night in Denver and will be my 3rd night eating there!!!! Fresh Buratta is divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molto buono!
    luvgr8fud
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    After living in bella Napoli for 3 years, my wife and I love to find good Italian food. Osteria Marco did not disappoint. The pizza had us reminiscing of our time in Napoli. The steamed mussels tasted great. They were small, but that's to be expected this far inland. The arancini and brussels sprouts were excellent! Arancini w/pumpkin were a good twist on a classic staple of Italian street food. The short rib and red wine risotto was awesome too. All complete with raspberry ricotta cake, espresso, and a bottle of wine. Not a piece of food or drop of wine was left behind. Even with a packed restaurant, our service was excellent! Our glasses stayed full and they let us enjoy each course, which is important to Italian dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    froggie1013VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised with our experience at Osteria Marco. The food surpassed expectation, especially the house made meats. My husband and I will definitely be back soon to enjoy another delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My mom said it was probably one of the best meals she ever had. The service was wonderful. Everything was really just great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We live and work in the suburbs and came downtown to celebrate a work anniversary lunch. The food was great...well thought out and prepared, not too fussy, just very well made. I always like to rate restaurants by their desserts, because that is the last impression I am left with after dining. The desserts were amazing - butterscotch bread pudding!!! We'll be back, it was worth the trip downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place to Remember
    luv2eat
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I took my partner out for a birthday dinner to Osteria Marco, and it was fabulous! The ambiance was great; the atmosphere was fun, energetic and casual, yet the food was exquisite and elegant. We both enjoyed the fact that Osteria Marco offered a sophisticated dinning experience, that was also within our price point for a celebratory dinner. I'd say it's a great location for a special occasion, or for a casual dinning experience with friends. I ate the the Bistro Tender. All I can say is, oh my word, it was cooked to perfection! I'm still salivating at the thought of that veal! Two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AbbieG
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great food, great Larimer square atmosphere, too loud to be romantic, tables too close together as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dinner!
    gaylecellis
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is a perfect pre-theatre spot. Four of us had appetizers and main courses and everything we tasted was fantastic. The portions are generous, and I also appreciate the fact that their wine mark-up is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paige25
    Birthday25
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went here for a friends birthday and loved it. Had the shredded pork special they do on Sunday's. Delicious. Everything we ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    DoctorBillVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    One of the dining party had special dietary restrictions. The waiter was dismissive & in spite of our efforts to be clear the food ingredients were incorrect. A supervisor apologized & corrected the order. The waiter never apologized and instead conveyed the impression that he was correct and the dining party was at fault.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jeep
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Not a gourmet restaurant, but an "Osteria". Just like Italy. Great Italian wine list. Reasonably priced for Larimer Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    SubduedVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Ideal in every way - great food, service, and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Multo Buono
    ChefForgione
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    great way to share food and eat in waves.....order some more if you wish for the second or third wave
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vacation
    mamaalt58
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We came upon this restaurant and LOVED it. Food, atmosphere - everything was perfect for what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was so good. Started with the cheese and meat appetizer and it was delicious. The prosciutto pizza was great. Our sever was very knowledgeable with the menu. Everything about this restaurant was fantastic. I left saying "Wow." Would highly recommend eating at Osteria Marco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu is limited
    C2computerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had high hopes for this restaurant, especially with all the food listed on the website... only problem is the menu is much smaller and in my opinion, too small and not enough selection. The salads we ordered were very basic, didn't taste homemade for dressings, eggplant parm we split and was good but nothing out of this world. I work hard for my paycheck everyday so when I spend a chunk of money on sub par food I feel the need to let others know, just too many better restaurants in the area to spend my $ here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great downtown eatery
    bsharp
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food here is incredible and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Braised short rib
    Fair
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I ordered the braised short rib and it was horrible, including the Risotto. All I could taste was salt. I ate 2 bites and that was all I could handle. MY husband had a pizza, which was good and my beet salad was good. I don't know that I would go back because of my entrée.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Deliciousdish
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I've been here several times, and Osteria Marco never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place for a loud group
    EscapeWyo
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Loud, affordable Italian restaurant with lots of activity going around all the time. Waiters are kept busy by full tables. The beef risotto dinner and pizza tasted like it had been dredged in salt and then salted again just to make sure. Cut back by half on the salt and the food flavor will come through. It wasn't inedible, just that both dishes were enough to ensure that we probably won't be coming back soon since there are so many other better choices right in the vicinity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Now I didn't order anything crazy-Caesar salad and marg pizza. It was ok. My mom had eggplant parm and loved it. I say it was fine, prob won't suggest it to go back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I choose Osteria Marco whenever I have a special occasion (and because I love it). The menu is diverse enough to please anyone I bring with me. The service is exceptional. Everything about Osteria Marco keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was hoping for more out of a Larimer Square restaurant, especially since my experiences at others in that block have been superb. As the review title indicates, I'd rate most everything as average. The hostess wasn't overly enthused (never smiled), the waitress didn't introduce herself to us and was elusive, the butternut squash pizza that someone at our table ordered was pretty bad (pools of butter(?) and hardly any squash), and another pizza was partially burnt. I will say that the place was "cute," but there are much better choices in the area!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over Rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    TOOOO noisy, TOOO crowded (tables on top of each other). Small portions - nothing extra, not even bread I won't be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Peak14115
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    In town for the Rock and Roll running event we needed a place for dinner and one that could accommodate a wheelchair. They were ready for us at reservation time and can accommodate wheelchairs even though the dining area is downstairs. Very pleasant staff, nice ambiance. Not romantic but certainly not a sports bar. Very interesting menu and everything we had was quite good. It was interesting in another way - only one pasta dish! For carb loading runners we were taken aback but had a good meal anyway. Check out the menu before you go. Also a very good wine selection. Definitely a great dining experience, especially with a small group so you can share the wide variety of interesting dishes. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded our expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Definitely a great place for groups, large or small. The noise level is very loud compared to other restaurants. The food was phenomenal. Our meal: (1) Chef's Assortments - Cheeses; (2) Prosciutto Pizza; (3) Rabbit; (4) Panna Cotta; (5) Wine and Cocktails. Serves was on point and our waiter was very informative about the dishes. The best part, our entire dining experiences was under $100. Definitely would recommend Osteria and we will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Biz Lunch
    CharlieBrown
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I have only been there for business lunches - it does serve that purpose very well. I particularly like the salads (personal preference).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REALLY Disappointed
    wineandfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been to Osteria Marco many times, but this time was REALLY bad! We go our pizza before the drinks. I actually had to send my martini back because it was soooo salty from the brine on the olives, it was undrinkable. The butternut squash pizza had NO butternut squash. It was soaked in cheese, and again soooo salty. the salads were good. the waitress had a TERRIBLE attitude and made the whole experience really painful! I would never return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good date night
    datenight
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is great, ambiance is perfect for a lively night, but not overwhelming, and the price is reasonable for what you are getting. Good for a date night where you want to really eat well and go for the bottle of wine to relax with.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish we would have loved
    DNutritionista303
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    So many have recommended so we were looking forward to our first time at the restaurant for my birthday dinner. Great wines at, the hostesses were amazing- but our server was monotone and not helpful and the food was sub par. The bistro tender was cold and although the sauce was incredible- it couldn't make up for a cold steak. The risotto tasted sour and neither my husband or I could eat it- and that's rare! We usually love everything and I hate negative reviews.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Larimar Square Choice
    DenverPippin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I very much enjoyed all aspects of dinner at Osteria Marco -- this was my 2nd timing here. I love the cozy, warm atmosphere of the dining room. The staff is efficient and knowledgeable. The food is very good. The stand outs for us were the grilled artichoke and the huge portion of delicious mussels. While a restaurant favorite, we did not like the calamari -- we found it overly breaded and the seasonings unbalanced. The meat and cheese platters are yummy --- altho probably overpriced for the portion. I would definitely recommend this restaurant as a Larimar Square dining choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good dinner
    donna9391
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    everything was good, fun night. My only complaint is that the restaurant is so loud.i understand that most of the noise cannot be helped since it is downstairs. This was my second visit to Denver and second time to the restaurant, would probably go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian place!
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Looks a *lot* bigger on the inside - you go downstairs into an very large dining room with wine-bottle lined and Italy themed walls. The food is excellent, particularly the pizzas - the fig and goat cheese pizza I had was not only delicious but not too heavy. Noise levels are high but you can still hear your date, and it's a good first (or second or third) date place. The only problem I had with the restuarant was that it's quite heavy on pizzas and sandwiches - many of your more typical Italian foods (lasagne, etc.) are missing. Not a bad thing, necessarily, just a little unexpected. But in terms of delicious food, reasonable price, and cute location, Osteria Marco is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good
    Raybeaux
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Everything's great here. House made burrata is Delish. Keep in mind they don't do much pasta at all. We will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turn Around
    midwestfoodie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We made a reservation for 7:00 pm and were seated right away. The waitress was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We ordered wine, appetizers, salads and main entrees. The cheese board took an inordinately long time to arrive as did the dinner salads. To their credit, they did apologize and offer free dessert and comped the salads. The food was delicious - we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    LiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We spent the last night of our honeymoon dinning at Osteria Marco. Our waiter served us complimentary prosecco, recommended delicious choices for dinner, and was very attentive to our needs. I would recommend this restaurant for your special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic