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
309 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (197)notable wine list (139)special occasion (123)neighborhood gem (113)good for groups (104)romantic (104)hot spot (90)great for lunch (68)great for outdoor dining (63)vibrant bar scene (39)late-night find (26)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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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    • 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.
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun, not the best
    MParp
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We've had superior experiences here in the past, but this time things fell just a little short. I will say that our server was top-notch—friendly, attentive, and available without being pushy. I had hoped that someone might acknowledge our anniversary as I'd put notes about this in our reservation through OpenTable, but maybe it didn't translate. The pizza wasn't as delightfully charred, crisp, and flavorful as we remembered, but the Burrata cheese and calamari were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a good meal
    LoveDenverrestaurants
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My third time and the food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice experience
    KBarMVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Both food and wine by the glass were very nice. House made pulled pork was terrific, braised artichoke was quite good. I viewed the calimari as a miss--flavor profile was sweet and kind of Asian rather than Mediterranean.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value, good food
    Nini
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our excellent waiter recommended two delicious appetizers that paired well together. Their house-made goat ricotta reminded us of our time in southern Italy. The spare rib was wonderfully tender and flavorful while the lamb meatballs were in a simple red sauce that tasted just like my Italian grandma's Sunday gravy. The margarita pizza was our only "disappointment." With shredded motzarella, it was far from traditional, however, our 6 year-old still gave it two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza and wine
    KarenFVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The antipasti of artichokes, panzanella and calamari were wonderful but the pizza was exquisite. The Mediterranean pizza was one of the best pizzas I've ever had, including pizza in Italy. The wine list is all Italian and we had a great verdicchio. Prices were a bit high but food was well worth it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good
    Lolabrunch
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Makings of a good restaurant. Several things need to be better. I say closer to the tables next to me than I did my wife across the table. This kind of deserves a relaxed setting where you can enjoy your wine. Service was not good, a waitress poring wine for the table next to us actually had a napkin in her back pocket that dragged across our food. Our waitress messed up our order and we sat for 20 min between wine, antipasto and dinner. Good food bad experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always a great time here, great food and staff. Good beer and wine selection and the meat and cheese plate is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place.
    Lerxst
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great little italian place in the heart of denver. Everything on the menu is delicious. Fantastic feel to the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family outing
    kevoski
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I visited the restaurant on a Saturday night with a party of 7. The service was outstanding and so was the quality of the food.I will return on my next visit to Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress was grumpy
    NMNative
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Osteria Marco was recommended by a friend -he said it was the best pizza ever!! We made a reservation for a late night dinner while in town. The food was pretty good - I'll give them that. But when our pizza came and it was not what we ordered, the waitress actually came to our table to explain that she had not made a mistake and even showed me the paper she had written our order on. I asked if perhaps she could have misunderstood the order since it was quite loud in the restaurant. She refused to take the blame and even invited us to leave the restaurant if we weren't happy. Wow! We weren't even that angry and a simple apology would have been enough to get us back on track. Too bad the delicious dinner was ruined by a grumpy wait person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic as always
    Jamielynnj21VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    another delicious meal at osteria marco! Delicious food, tried the fried green tomatoes for the first time and they were out of this world! Brought more first timers with us again and they all loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    RandL
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Both the food and the service were good however not an easy place to talk.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy casual
    Muffin
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were seated timely and upon arrival greeted with champagne for our anniversary celebration. Our water Ben was very friendly and attentive. We felt like anyone could enjoy an evening there, having been seated next to two couples but close to a fsmily with younger children. Our meal options were perfectly portioned and demonstrated great care and taste.:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but cold.
    Daughter2intown
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was very good and the service was fine as well. The air conditioning was set very low and it was very uncomfortable. I strongly suggest bringing a jacket or sweater. We did like the feel of the restaurant and the wine that we selected was very good at the suggestion of our server. It was a little pricey but I guess for downtown Denver it was pretty typical. We were able to find close parking and then a short walk to the restaurant. Net time we'll use the valet service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always
    FunwithFood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been here several times and never had a complaint. The service is always exceptional and the food superb. The fig pizza is one of my favorites and we both love the suckling pig, although we've never had anything we didn't like. The flavors are spot on and the wine recommendations are excellent choices to pair with the food. Fun for date night or with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Chris
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner out
    makesreservations
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    BowWow
    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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  • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Anniversary
    Omnomnomfood
    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
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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
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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.
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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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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