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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Osteria Marco reviews from OpenTable diners
311 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (209)notable wine list (142)neighborhood gem (111)good for groups (108)special occasion (104)romantic (90)hot spot (85)great for outdoor dining (59)great for lunch (55)vibrant bar scene (45)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (7)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our first time dining at Osteria Marco. Our waitress had great recommendations for us and all of our food was very good. The only issue for us was how loud it was. We were sitting at a two top table with a two tap table on either side of us, so we felt like we were dining with other people. We like having a little space while dining and we like to speak to one another without having to yell. The food is very good, but we likely won't dine here again based on how crowded and noisy it was.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JimR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Quaint. Outstanding value. Pizza crust was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not 5-star, but maybe 4
    kendrarel
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I expected a little bit more in regards to the food (and sampled quite a few things), but the setting is very nice. Wine was marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
    Anbu
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I love Osteria Marco. The food is consistently outstanding, the servers are knowledgable, engaging and professional. The wine list is fantastic. If you are in Denver and you have not been there you have to go. If yu are visiting Denver make sure this restaurant is on your list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Afh1249
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our first dining experience here was wonderful. Food quality has definitely declined. The short rib though flavored well was dry. The cream of asparagus soup was salty and thin. Wine list is excellent. This will be our last dining experience here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood
    Snoodiefoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My table got calamari as our starter and we all felt it was either undercooked or old, and I love raw seafood when it's fresh. I then got the shrimp salad and I had two shrimp that I felt were undercooked as well. My friends pizza was too doughy in the middle, but he still enjoyed it. Growing up in Charleston SC, where quality food is a standard, I can totally see the potential for this place being a foodie hotspot. All that's needed is to work on the cook time of dishes. The ambiance is awesome! Waitstaff is very informed and positive! This might just be a personal east coast preference but I always think it's a good idea to serve seafood dishes with a lemon slice. I'll definently be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as I remember
    MagooVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and often recommended it to friends and clients. My fiancé and I were less than impressed when we dined last. The bartender wasn't friendly, didn't smile and was very busy. We were seated at our reservation time, but our server seemed weeded and wasn't very conversational. We ordered apps and decided to not stay for dinner. Overall the restaurant was noisy, more so than I remember, and the staff seemed less than excited to be there. We may try it again as the food is always great, but not sure when.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it here
    drinkandspoon
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Osteria Marco is great and very well priced. I love that I can get a delicious appetizer, pizza, and cocktails here for under 60$. I highly recommend this spot to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky recommendation
    AnnieH
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    One of my patients recommended Osteria Marco and I'm glad she did!! The food was wonderful and it didn't break the bank!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elimcritic
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Wonderful spot amidst all the Larimer Street action. Great preparation of uncomplicated options. Maybe the best Manhattan ever!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service was great, food was delicious--I had pizza and SO had the rabbit--both delicious. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food...busy!
    TyGuy
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went on a Tuesday night and it was packed. Tables are a little too close together but it's still a great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is the place for pulled pork!
    foodchick
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was outstanding, the presentations appealing, and the service was personal, professional and efficient. Thinly sliced, crispy fried green tomatoes with crispy Prosciutto and Ricotta were topped with a unique salsa verde producing a medley of balanced flavors and the all-important crunch factor. We paired the house-made Burrata and Bresaola producing a match made in heaven. Most importantly for me was the pulled pork, boasting a perfect texture and a deep but lively flavor, giving my palette just what is was yearning for. The apple sugo with the short ribs was no less a perfect pairing, and the deconstructed grapefruit cocktail was refreshing. The small outdoor dining area was preferred over the large, dark, indoor dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love osteria marco!
    pipereatsVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Always delicious, great for a group to share salads and pizzas. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Right
    Uess
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We loved our food. We told our server that we were in a hurry to get to a play, and she moved things right along. We even had time for dessert. Very accommodating and professional.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing wine list!
    Blkdog71
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    These guys are wine experts. The food is amazing and service couldn't be better - not too much, just enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Larimer Square restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This has become our favorite Larimer Square place to eat. Everything is delicious, especially the homemade burrata- best I've ever had. They also have a great selection of Italian wines by the glass. All reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Goggins
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I made a reservation for an early dinner on Sunday and was exceptionally pleased yet again. Whenever I'm downtown, this is my mainstay, particularly after Bonanno Brothers pizzeria closed in Park Meadows. This is seriously one of the best places to get a pizza in Denver and is hands down the best place to get a cheese plate. The burrata is incomparable. I love this place and I love their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for Sunday brunch
    CNJNGolden
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent menu exceeded only by the preparation and presentation. The service staff is very attentive and waits the appropriate time between courses. Much to our delight, the food came delicately seasoned like it's country of origin and at the perfect temperature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful meal!
    SusiqVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been here a number of times and generally get the same things we love them so much but this time we listened to the waitress and got the calamari...OMG! Delicious! We didn't regret that choice!!! So good. It was really a salad with calamari on it. The dressing was amazing and my husband usually doesn't like vinegar dressings but he loved this. It had an orangey-citrus tone to the taste...yummy. I also had the bread pudding dessert...and I'd have it again...everything in fact!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    LMALA
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I came here one other time and liked it much better the first time. This time I was not terribly impressed. They had changed the best salad, beets with arugula and goat cheese, and it wasn't good. Had the grilled artichoke which was hard and undercooked. Olives app should have been a mix of olives but it was one kind only and very salty. Pizza with house sausage lacked flavor. Short rib itself was OK but the polenta served with it was terrible. Service was very average. I might have to skip this place next time.
    • Food
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  • Good
    DenverGrrrrrl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Not as stellar as usual - busy and the service was a little inattentive for a Thursday. Otherwise the food was very good. Other than a minor flaw of slow service, not a huge deal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go downstairs for something Yummy
    BluEyez
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Due to the nature of how Larimer Street is set up with old buildings, be sure to keep your eyes open so you don't miss this place. Go in, ask for a table and then, head down the stairs for something yummy. Great wine list with a good number of glass/bottle options. This is my 'go to" place for wood fired pizza. Elegant without an attitude and great food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza in Mile High City
    TRdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Came recommended and was definitely not a disappointment...simple ambiance but very complex yet subtle notes in the food sampled. The pizzas are a must and so is the calamari. Some of the best pizza I've had in a while. A perfect lunch or before the game spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    kurtcooks
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Osteria Marco has always been a fun and relaxing dinning experience . Upon arrival for our seven o'clock reservation we were promptly escorted to a cozy little table for two in the east dinning room. We were greeted by Megan with menus,wine list and water.Soon after we ordered a bottle of wine and our food. An appetizer of Burrata and crostini was the perfect way to start off our meal. Salads were next,with my wife choosing the panzanella my choice was the beet salad.Both were very large so, we ended up taking home about half.We also ordered the crab fonduta. It was delicious hot melding of crab meat and cheeses served with bread. It's rich!we finished with a Margaritta pizza that was almost as good as pizza in Italy .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic