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Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco

Osteria Marco Details

  • 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 (303) 525-1702

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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great good, great service... I eat here every time I am in Denver."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I was sceptical when a friend suggested that we eat there. I continued to be when we arrived and realized that it was in the basement. We were offered an outdoor table and we choose that. The wine list seemed week but they do have a more substantial list if you ask. We were able to find I wine we liked from this list. The server was great and the food was a fine example of thin crust pizza and other Mediteranean favorites. If you are looking for light fare well prepared food with excellent service then this restaurant should be one of your choices."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a remarkable restaurant with a great menu. The ambience is good but it is very noisy so not good for conversation! Just be prepared."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not because I was with a very beautiful date.... Osteria makes it for a great evening!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very affordable with a great wine list, appetizers, salads and pizzas. We loved it!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "When our daughter visits from Texas, this is her favorite place for samplers, small portions, good wine and memories. The opportunity to share bites and ideas make it special for all of us. A booth is best, if possible. Otherwise, it's a bit noisy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten here a handful of times and have never had a bad thing to say. We love the a la carte style menu and enjoy sharing multiple apps, meat and cheese platters or a pizza. The drinks are also fabulous! We've always had great service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Lastly, we always walk away shocked at how inexpensive this place is. Definitely a place to try in Denver!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great service, friendly hosts and servers, bartenders awesome, outstanding food!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Blake, our waiter, was wonderful! Very attentive and cute."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "When I reserved our table, I asked for a nice table since we were celebrating our first anniversary. When we checked in, one hostess said there was a wait for an outdoor table, but the other hostess immediately said one would be available soon, please wait in the bar, & we'll come get you. Within minutes we were seated outside. Our waitress was very helpful with menu suggestions & provided excellent service. A memorable evening!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, I just hate when the tables are so close, you can hear the other diners' conversations and vice versa."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We ate there at lunch time. The restaurant was crowded and the sound echoed off the bare walls. Definitely not a place for a quiet conversation. The food however was very good. I would highly recommend the homemade barrata cheese appetizer,very creamy. Even the house wine was above average."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "While in Denver a good friend had recommended Frank Bonanno's signature restaurant Mizuna however the night we decided to go out we were tired and wanted something a bit more laid back and cozy. We decided on Osteria Marco and we were so pleased to find that it was exactly what we had in mind. From the moment we arrived the staff were gracious and accommodating. The meat curator (?) that you see upon entering slicing away set the tone and had our mouths watering. Our table was ready and the excellent service began immediately. Everything on the menu will have you salivating. From appetizers to entrees or just a delicious pizza (the fig pizza is amazing) are all winners. Sample a little of everything. It's all good."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Second time at the restaurant. Both times had pizza and you won't go wrong with that order! Salads are delicious and generous in size."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A friend was visiting recently and I decided to try Osteria Marco for dinner. The experience was outstanding. There is a wonderful selection of Italian meats and cheeses, fresh salads and interesting entrees. We chose to do small plates and share so we selected the burrata cheese plate and the pulled pork. We followed that with a wonderful spinach salad with a variety of tastes and textures and then finished with a simple pizza. The waiter's suggestions were all well-informed and made for a nice sampling of different flavors."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Always impressed. Daughter's birthday and she requested Osteria. I have a recommendation. I was inspired by the Buratta and have since made it myself. I recommend adding different ones: Roasted Garlic Buratta Kalamata olive Roasted pine nut Roasted red pepper Presto I have made all of these and they are an amazing hit."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was excellent. service was ok, the server seemed a little bitter."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place is my go to spot to bring out of state guests, who are always impressed with the prices of the high quality food at this establishment. The portions are surprisingly large. The cheeses made in house are fantastic, as is the pizza. I have been to this restaurant at least ten times and never had anything but a great experience."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This was our third time at Osteria Marco, and it's been wonderful each time. The food is great, nice atmosphere, knowledgable staff - definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "While our dinner was good, we were overwhelmed with the noise level. Our ears were literally ringing when we left. I would love to go back and try dining outside. The roasted artichoke was a bit messy, but wonderful. The striped bass was cooked perfectly, but the rabbit was overpowered with a sauce that took away from the unique taste of rabbit. We would have liked to try the dessert, but our ears couldn't take any more noise."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Being new to Denver I am able to go eat at all the delicious places it has to offer with an open mind. Our table was 10 minutes behind which rose somewhat of a panic because my party was on a hour lunch break. The foyer of the restaurant was so hot but once you descended to the dining area the environment felt nice. The food was good but the arugula salad had hardly any dressing making it a very bitter salad."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "the food was excellent, just like all the reviews said. the surrounding neighborhood made it feel like we were going to a special place.the service was excellent and the decor and ambiance were excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Just happened across this gem on OpenTable and thought I would give it a try. Wow! It is right along a beautiful neighborhood street in Lodo, the one with all the lights hanging across the street. So cute! Small outdoor dining area surrounded by flower boxes. Inside is quaint and historic, but clean and welcoming. The food was absolutely amazing! you have to try the meatball sliders! Everything was fresh and delicious!! Great wine and beer list. The service was fantastic, and ours was Blake....superior service! I felt like I was a million miles away, and it was terrific!!! I would recommend this to anyone!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food and ambiance was great but our server was VERY rude. When I asked for coffee I was told that she didn't have that available to serve, I then said ok well I will take anything with caffeine and she said "she would see what she could do." She finally showed up with coffee but acted as though it was a real inconvenience for her. We also noticed all of the tables around us getting bread and butter with oil. We asked her if bread came with the meal, she said she didn't have bread service available but if we really wanted it she would order us a side. When I said would you please she rolled her eyes, didn't respond and walked away! She brought out three small slices of bread without butter or oil and then ignored our table the whole nigh"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Take advantage of dining under the stars and you will enjoy an amazing meal with the best ambience you can imagine! We both had pizzas and loved how light and authentic they were. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here for a much-needed date night, and the experience was lovely. The service was spectacular (gotta love that they swap out all dishes and silverware between each course), and the food delicious. Must try the buratta and butterscotch bread pudding. Scallops and lamb meatballs were also wonderful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went here for my husband's birthday with 2 other couples. It is lively and fun and the service is great. We all had pizza and salad- great food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Took a couple of co-workers here this week and had a really good time, and everyone enjoyed the food: from the bass and rabbit to the vegetarian eggplant panini, everything was great, and their wine list was huge, although I'll admit we didn't actually sample it -- the birch beer was nice ;)"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Carne pizza was unforgettable, as usual. Spinach salad with prosciutto dressing was great, and our friends really liked their panini and fried shrimp salad."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Upon a suggestion from a coworker I took my company president and business development manager plus two others to dinner at the location. The atmosphere was wonderful and the staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable upon arrival. Our server was especially knowledgeable and very helpful in navigating the wine list and the menu. She really seemed to know it inside and out! Most of us at the table had been in the restaurant business for many years and it's not easy to impress us with service, but this person was outstanding. Everything she suggested was amazing and cooked to perfection. When you have a meal and experience this great you don't look at the check, but even that was reasonable for the amazing job that was done. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "After much deliberation about where to celebrate my 21st birthday with my family, I finally decided on Osteria Marco. I had never been before but I had heard good things about it, both on OT as well as from a few people I knew. It felt busy and bustling, but my brother, mom and I didn't have a hard time maintaining conversation throughout the meal. I had a Moscow Mule when we sat down (amazing) and a glass of the house red with my meal which I was also really impressed with. Not bad at all for a $6 glass of wine. Service was attentive but non-intrusive. The food was incredible. We had the calamari (best I've ever had), the lamb meatballs, the scallops, and the rabbit. None of us can stop talking about wanting go back!! So impressed!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was great...very loud but I hadn't anticipated People's Fair going on at the same time. My bad."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great service and the pizza margherita was the best I've had. Would definitely go back when I'm in town."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I must say going to the "Best Italian" in Denver and not getting a big bowl of pasta was a little odd to me... but the food, service & atmosphere really made up for the missing pasta. John (Jimmy.. whatever his mane was), Cooper, Sarah and the rest of the gang behind the bar were fantastic. The meatball sliders outstanding, the pizza was perfect, the drinks were clod and the service was wonderful. I recommend the Chicken Parmesan sandwich, the Calamari, Ciccioli, Burrata, Grilled Vegetable Risotto are just a few of my favorites... But don't leave without trying the Bread Pudding... OMG! Service - 5 stars Atmosphere - 4.5 stars Food - 4.5 (pasta would have made the difference) I will return with my Triumph!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Was in town for a graduation and picked this place based on the reviews and the menu and wasn't disappointed. The food was fantastic, the service was great and staff knowledge very high- highly recommend. I'll be going back next time I'm in town. Short rib and the rabbit dishes were two of many that are a must try."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place was great. Everything we ordered was amazing. Great service. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was incredible! Atmosphere and service made the experience a great one!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner very much. The salads were plentiful and tasty. The pizzas were flavorful and original. My only complaint was the unpleasant guest seated at the table to our right. The staff handled him well but just being in the same room as such a jerk put a pall on our evening."
    Dined on 6/3/2014