Always GoodNever been let down by the food or service here. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Great night.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat summer outside diningWe sat outside and enjoyed a great meal. The house salad was great, with very fresh lettuce. Service was very good, and the beer was cold.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Outstanding...Osteria Marco is our favorite Denver restaurant. We have been dining there since it's opening and it has remained consistently terrific. The wait staff has always been superior, not too doting, not too hands off and very knowledgeable. Drinks are perfect, the Gin/lavender Ricky is outstanding. The highlight, of course, is the food. Fresh and tasty with a flair only Bonnano can accomplish.
Although he owns a number of restaurants, he doesn't fail at the upkeep of this one. Had the new salad with smoke corn vinaigrette and added shrimp....fantastic. Pizzas never fail to be outstanding. Ambience is perfect.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty good neighborhood restaurantPretty good neighborhood restaurant. The service was good, the wine list is adequate, and the food was very good. The main dining room is in a basement, and a little dark. And, it's billed as an Italian restaurant, but they don't serve pasta. Very busy, so have a reservation.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal in yearsI grew up in New Orleans but now live in a small city that has an absence of nice restaurants. Osteria Marco is amazing, a lovely authenticate feeling ambience with fresh crafted food and a passionate wait staff. A nice value, my bill was less than what a lot of chain restaurants charge.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Osteria!We had amazing food (fresh and seasoned well) which ranged from pizza to quinoa salad to scallops and mussels.....Great waiter and wait staff; all friendly and informative. The chef's selection, including the house made burata, is a "must". We love the fact that large groups celebrate here and it feels very family friendly..... it gets so loud, however, it is often hard to hear conversation or waiter descriptions.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingFrank Bonanno is the kind of restauranteur Denver has needed for a long time. Went to NYC in December and ate at 7 different restaurants that came highly acclaimed and this little Italian place was better than anything we tried in NYC. Going to his new place tonight at Park Meadows for pizza. Looking forward to another winning meal.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved It!I am surmising that his is Denver's "Prima Trattoria"....lively atmosphere, cozy underground ambiance, and exceptional food! First visit was a fantastic experience and we will definitely look forward to our next opportunity to dine there. This is a place with a variety of dining options....great antipasti selections (diners could find total satisfaction with a plethora of these goodies and a bottle of wine!), salads, pizzas, paninis, and a few select entrees. The reviews we read before our dinner in the city were spot on....this place is totally awesome! Oh, yes, and the caramel bread pudding finale was delightful....the experience here, created the perfect segue to our Andrea Bocelli concert! What a great night all around....we loved it!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!!We asked our server for suggestions for wine and from the menu and they were all GREAT!!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent large group lunch.Great outdoor dining area but also a nice indoor cellar type seating area for hot days. Pizza and paninis are amazing! My salad was mostly iceberg, which was disappointing, but the other salads were delicious.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and serviceMet here to celebrate a friend's birthday - awesome venue for a night out. Fun atmosphere and delicious food.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPizzaBest pizza I've ever had in my entire life the artisan was flawless5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat last minute find!Our original plans for dinner in Denver fell through and the valet at our hotel recommended Osterio Marco to us. We had had good Italian in a while and it sound delicious. But, if you are wanting normal past dishes, you will be disappointed. If you want great Italian food that has cheese made in-house (their mozzarella is to die for), hand made pizza crusts, and a killer wine list you will be in heaven. Our server was awesome, even if he didn't come by that often. We saw him though, as he was everywhere. The poor guy was so busy and running around constantly. Everyone at the restaurant was very friendly and we would love to go again. The only downside is we were wanting a nice dinner out, and we were a bit over-dressed.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food! Nice Drinks.You can't go wrong with the food or the price. Great Job.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite restaurantsWe enjoyed a great meal and desert and would recommend this restaurant. We will return to sample other dishes.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for large partiesWe hosted a group of 12 for dinner on a Sunday night. They seated us in a section of the restaurant that was out of the way and ideal for a large party. Our server was great, quite knowledgeable about wine offerings which were all excellent paired with our meal and quite reasonably priced - I had intentionally planned on ordering a couple of 2004 Montelpulcianos when she came back and said they received a couple of 2001 bottles that we could get for the same price and they were amazing. Food options at Osterio Marco are ideally suited for a large group - lots of large plate appetizers, charcuterie and pizzas for sharing. All in all an excellent experience, will definitely do it again, whether it's just the two of us or a large group.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur out-of-town group loved itWe wanted a place where we could meet first at the bar and then move to dinner with a smaller group, and it worked perfectly. The hostess accommodated the changing number of people and seated us in a quiet place (as requested in the reservation). We were there on Sunday night and some of us had the delicious roasted pork special. Bread service, is $1.50 extra but better than I've ever had in Italy. Great way for tourists to avoid the 16th Street Mall. Another friend went there alone two nights later and raved about it.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food great service.Took my wife out for her birthday wanted to try someplace new. The food was great and our waiter was fantastic. The calamari was a fantastic appetizer and very different then other restaurants.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food- great location,excellent food- great location, very accommodating.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Place for Pre-Theatre DiningThis is the first time my wife and I have eaten at Osteria Marco and we definitely will return. For entrées, my wife had lamb meatballs and they were delicious. I had a pizza and it was fine, though I'll probably try something else next time. The wine was excellent and reasonably priced. For appetizers, I had meatball sliders and my wife had cauliflower soup. Both were very good and we'd order both dishes again. We ate outside, so we didn't have a chance to experience the inside dining area, but the patio dining is very pleasant and provides a great people-watching experience. The waitstaff are well trained and efficient - very friendly and helpful. Our total bill came to $100 - before tip - and the dining experience was worth it.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner choiceThe menu has something for everyone, the food is outstanding,t he service unobtrusive and the menu is priced well. Ambiance is fun. This is not a romantic spot, but it's fun and definitely worth going.
It's very noisy in the back room, if you don't want to have to elevate your voice to speak to your dinner companion(s) ask to sit closer to the door.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood day.We went for mother's day and the food was good, the service was good, the overall experience was good. It is what I have come to expect from a Bonanno restaurant! The only criticism I would provide is that they lacked a brunch specific menu which is minor as there was enough good choices to choose from. This would make a FANTASTIC lunch place during the week.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. It was a littleFood was great. It was a little pricey for what you actually got but still good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter theater supperThe food was delicious. Very interesting inside restaurant in a basement, but with charm. The wait staff were excellent. The food was excellent and not too much on the plate- good portion control with lots of flavor. Even with my food allergies, I was able to find many options.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!!Closest thing to Italy we've found in Denver. Authentic Italian pizza with super-thin crust. Homemade cheeses and meats are delicious and the lamb meatballs are amazing. We've been a few times and have not been disappointed. Highly recommended if you love real Italian food!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for a birthdayWent there for a birthday dinner! It was great for a big group. We all could share things which was great! The drinks were good but expensive for the size of them. I had the tomato salad which was absolutely delicious and I would definitely get it again. Between the whole table we tried all the pizzas and love them! I think my favorite was the margarita pizza and we added truffle oil! Will definitely be returning. It's is also in a great location!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMYumWe started with the house made cheese. Yum! I had the beet salad and we split a carne pizza. Soooooo good!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I was visiting Denver last weekend, and this restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. I'm so glad that I did! We had the meatball sliders, the quinoa salad, and the mushroom truffle pizza, and they were all AMAZING. The bread on the sliders was incredible, and the meatballs were spiced perfectly. I would definitely recommend this place to others!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCheese and meat selectionCheese and meat selection is a great choice....lets you try a bit of everything. our waitress was fantastic, she was very knowledgeable about the menu. Pizzza was very tasty.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie dining without the fussOsteria Marco keeps the menu simple and sticks to great flavor combinations to earn its reputation. Paninis, pizzas, salads and a handful of entrees each boast mouth-watering temptations. The meat platter included four delicious flavors, some meats cured in-house, others from New York. Beet salad was well-balanced and light. Carne pizza was tasty but otherwise unremarkable. Rabbit entree was among my top ten entrees ever--so well-balanced, nothing stuck out. The presentation was perfect for getting every component with each bite. Amazing!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful. Food not too heavy.Wonderful. Food not too heavy. Great for a pre-theatre meal.
I look forward to coming back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Girls' Night OutWe had a girls' night out at Osteria Marco and everyone in our group loved it! The food and service were wonderful!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a great experience!We are two couples, long time friends, and are always in search of great food and wine. We found it here at Osteria Marco! We shared the mushroom and truffle oil pizza for an appetizer and it was outstanding! Four very different entrees, all winners, including the famous lamb meatballs, the seared scallops, the steelhead, and a special of braised rabbit. We had the wine manager help with a wine selection, and he couldn't have been better, offering a great suggestion that was exactly what we were looking for. The service, especially our waiter Brent, was excellent and fast, and this was on a very busy Saturday night. We will definitely return and bring others along!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!Food and service are great, one of our new favorite spots!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!What else is there to say... great food, great service, cool place! I will ALWAYS go back Osteria Marco when I am in Denver. Make sure you make a reservation.. this place was packed on Friday night.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great place!Great food, great service, and they even gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seasonal menu that constantlyGreat seasonal menu that constantly changes. Have been several times and food is always fresh and delicious. Wait staff was ver helpful and knowledgable when asked for cocktail recommendation based on type of day it was.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great, as always,Everything was great, as always, however we were disappointed that our favorite pizza is no longer on the menu. This came as a surprise, seeing as how it was one of the most popular pizzas on the menu (fig & crispy prosciutto). The new menu items were great, but sometimes it is nice to keep the classic, staple items on the menu for your guests.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSo good, not a bad bite ofSo good, not a bad bite of food. We had a table for 9 which is always tough, but it was outstanding.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDining for corporate team dinnerHosted a corporate event there for my boss and his team. They had the table set in a nice area away from everyone. The food was on point ! I could tell the ingredients that were used were of fine quality. The waitress was very friendly, but they were super busy so everything did take a little longer than usual. She had to ask for the drink order of one of the people at the table again and moved a bit slow, so that wasn't good, but other than that, IT WAS AMAZING. Will definitely be hosting another event there for the company again ! Everything from drinks, appetizers, to entrees were delicious. When the bill came out we expected it to be way more than it was. Managed to get a high quality meal in that fit our budget, 5 stars !!!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been many times. TheWe've been many times. The food is consistently great every time we go. On the whole, the staff is great. However, we got a lemon of a server this time, which was too bad because we were celebrating two occasions. I bet management will figure it out quickly because this server was unlike any that we've had in the past. We will definitely go back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we had exceededEverything we had exceeded our expectation. The suckling pig was amazing! The best bread pudding we have ever had!!!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Never disappoints.Great food. Never disappoints. Loved our waiter. I wish I could think of his name. I think he's also the bar tender4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner before the SymphonyFood and service - excellent. Wine by the glass was very reasonable and a good selection. We had the lamb meatballs and mussels - fabulous. A great choice for dinner before seeing a show or going to the symphony at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a girls night dinnerEnjoyed a girls night dinner before a concert. Food was terrific (we had pizza and caesar salad - favors of each dish were right on - perfect to split for 2). Our server was attentive and helpful with trying to get us out on time. Would recommend to all my friends.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTriple confirm your reservation!I was a bit taken back when we arrived and our table, for a 4:00PM reservation was not ready. The restaurant had called the day before and everything was confirmed. When we arrived it was if the staff had no idea we were coming yet they clearly had our reservation. When we were seated we were litterly put in a corner near the waiting station, yet tables abounded in the room.If it were not for the quality of the food and the serving staff I would never return here.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOsteria makes it difficultOsteria makes it difficult to go to other restaurants because I just want to keep going back. Buratta, Ciccoli and simply outstanding service!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's LegitBrought my niece and nephew in, who are relocating to Denver, and he summed it up in two words, "it's legit".4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Would go back andLoved it! Would go back and gladly recommend it. Great service and great food!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCasual EleganceThe food was exceptional. Having no prior knowledge going in, I was a little surprised to find that although it was Italian as I'd assumed, there was no pasta on the menu. Mostly gourmet pizza and paninis. Just caught me a little by surprise. We had the homemade Buratta, and their House Sausage pizza, and Fig pizza. All just amazing, but the Fig pizza took the prize!
The setting is beautiful, but I found myself wishing it were a little bit quieter for dinner conversation. But the ambiance really worked with the surrounding decor. It fits exquisitely with the menu: casual elegance.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM