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Osteria Pronto
Osteria Pronto

Osteria Pronto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriapronto.com
  • Phone: (317) 860-5777
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Friday & Saturday: 7:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Rino Baglio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking at the J.W. Marriott is $7.00 and self parking is free for up to four hours. Use the blue doors in the Marriott complex garage and find us on the lobby level.
A word from Osteria Pronto
Osteria Pronto, located on the lobby level of the JW Marriott hotel in Indianapolis, serves authentic regional Italian Cuisine in a casual and comfortable environment with an approachable price point. From the open kitchen, the culinary team prepares Osteria's menu from scratch with local products and fresh ingredients. The wine list celebrates wines of Italy, with representations from the US and other prominent wine regions worldwide. The bar and lounge feature all day dining and a broad selection of specialty cocktails. "Osteria Pronto: Your neighborhood gathering place!"

The word Osteria (oste'ria) in Italian literally means "Tavern" and refers to a casual inexpensive restaurant that is part of a neighborhood's daily lifestyle. Pronto (prŏn'tō), literally means "ready" and is considered to be a friendly and inviting greeting.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent salads and entrees. The fish was well prepared. Great wine choices."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I took my wife to Pronto for our anniversary dinner. While the food was good and the service was very good, the menu is rather limited."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Located in the JW Marriott hotel, this is a very good venue for Italian and American cuisine. My colleagues and some business partners visited for lunch. I had an eggplant sandwich while the others had either salads or chicken parm. All done very well. We opted for the house made sparkling water as well which was a good choice. Only issue we had was with the bill. We were charged the dinner price for the lunch branzino which I caught and it was quickly corrected."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I found the only problem with Pronto ... being the restaurant of a hotel, it must kowtow to the activities within the hotel. Unannounced, Pronto temporarily changed format from menu driven to a fixed price buffet for lunch that week to serve a large gathering. Pronto is NORMALLY a great business lunch spot. Not so with tray warmed buffet pasta. Either warn patrons, or don't accept reservations...Buffet reservations at that."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This was convenient for us because we were staying at jW marriot But I would not have to go back food was average. I had branzino. And my friend had gnocchi. The bar area does have creative cocktails and yummy bites so I do recommend that"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was great, the service great and prompt. Would recommend making reservations."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "When I'm in the mood for breakfast, this is still my favorite spot. Love the belgian waffle with fruit compote. I'd give it five stars if they got an espresso machine and crispier potatoes. It blows my mind that you can't get espresso here. The potatoes are always kind of meh--more steamed than roasted. But, there's no where else you can have a waffle and as much smoked salmon as you'd like! Servers are always pleasant, too. I'm more appreciative of the service here after I take a break from Ostetia Pronto brunch and have brunch at The Alexander, where the servers tend to be non-existent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Business breakfast meeting, the food was excellent as was the service. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were disappointed with our meal. The first problem was the menu. It differed from what was shown on line. For instance, the on line site had a picture of seared tuna which wasn't even on the current menu. My wife ordered octopus and there were only a few 0ctopus tentacles mixed in with the potatos. The restaurant at least had the decency to eliminate it from the bill when we justly complained. I ordered an appetizer of calamari, shrimp and zucchini which was extremely deep fried. We ordered one portion of Risoto for the two of us which was a huge american style portion. We split it between the two of us and it was still much larger than a typical Risoto portion in Northern italy, which I have had many times."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food and great service. This is becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Indianapolis."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Breakfast was very good, and the service was excellent"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The service was good. Knowledgeable waiter with an easy going attitude. I've had many recommendations to come here. The food was however sub par. Steak was cold, chicken was dry. Was disappointed over the food. Don't think I'll be back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Osterio was most accommodating and contributed to our celebration with a glass of wine."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "7:15pm reservation for anniversary dinner. Ordered wine, soup and entrée. Entrée finally arrived at 8:55 after much cajoling with wait staff and manager. No reason given for poor service and HUGE delay in getting food. Were told numerous times meal would be out soon. I have a different definition of soon! Finally manager said he'd be back in 30 seconds with our entrée; 4 minutes later here he comes. Uninspiring menu and average food quality. They owe Italians an apology. I pity out of town guests to our city if they have the experience we did. Restaurant gave us a $100 gift card to try them again......right. If this is the best JW has to offer, it's a shame. NOTHING PRONTO ABOUT THIS PLACE. Many other reviews indicate poor service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server was very professional. The food was delicious. I enjoyed the restaurant very much."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My friend and I went to dinner here. The food was fantastic as well as the service. The server nicely split our entree and salad as requested. The shrimp rissoto was out of this world--it was an explosion of flavor in every bite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I also appreciated that they paid for parking in the garage for eating at the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Overall experience was good. Food was excellent. Our server was a little slow and forgot to bring a drink. Food was a little pricey, however, that is to be expected as this location was downtown."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Ambience aNd cocktails were good, service was fine, at best, but the food fell short! Food was bland, though the presentation was nice. Had the waiter recommended sea bass for $30. Nothing wrong with the flavor, but it wasn't anything special. I excepted more flavor, had to add table salt and pepper (why a nice restaurant like this would t have a pepper mill and/or salt caddy?) Overall, there are restaurants in Indy with much better food and service at a better price."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I ordered the lasagna. It was maybe the best I've ever had. The other diners in my party also enjoyed their meals. We felt comfortable enough in our shorts and shirts--not too stuffy for a Marriot. We were at the museum and got hungry. I come from an Italian family and have had some very good food. The waiter sounded Italian. He wasn't the most experienced(didn't get everyones app order--wrongfully assumed we were all sharing) but had the right amount of attentiveness. He waited for the glance in his direction and didn't interrupt our conversation with needless checking. Great wine list. Many decent glass options. Amazing bottle options."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The wine was excellent and waiter was quite knowledgeable, the food was terrific except the sausage pasta dish was not my favorite meal."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a great time and the staff was very pleasant. They did not rush us as some do, allowing us to dine in peace and just enjoy a great evening with some old friends we needed to visit with. What a great night."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Had dinner at Osteria Pronto while on a recent business trip to Indiana. It was by far the best food I had: delicious and fresh Italian meal. Try the gnocchi! I highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Our party of three enjoyed an appetizer, entree (lasagna, spaghetti with meatball (a tennis ball-sized meatball!), and lamb), and dessert (lava cake and gelato with fruit. Everything we had was good, and the lasagna and lamb were quite tasty. We'd order both of these entrees again. Some have complained that the service was slow, but we interpretted it as our server allowing us to take our time to enjoy each course. He was attentive, but not overbearing and we liked that. This was our first visit, and we'll definitely drop in again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Another great dining experience with good food, good service with good friends."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Very good and very fresh. Lasagna was creamy and tasty, a twist on an old staple. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Being located inside the JW Marriott is convenient and the prices are pretty reasonable. I would give the food and service a B+. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I usually don't venture to the mid-west for the seafood. I was told by an associate of a great cioppino in Indianapolis and decided to give it a try. The entire menu consisted of a wide array of 'entratas' at an amazing value. JW (generally speaking) can be a bit stuffed shirt at times, but this is a diamond in the rough."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our server, Sarah, was great. However, our party of 4 was underwhelmed by the quality of the food. I had the lasagna which was too dry on the inside. Another had the roasted chicken which was described as "OK". My wife had a pasta dish which she said was bland. Overall, not a great dinner. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent Ciopino and wedge salad. The wine choices were also extensive. Thanks for a nice evening. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I enjoyed Osterio Pronto, it was a cool andaid back atmosphere with amazing cocktails and wonderful food! The portion size was just perfect! I will be coming back! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was very good, I would recommend the chicken parmesan to anyone, portion was large but delicious. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very inviting atmosphere and great service from our server, Courtney. The Lasagna was wonderful as well as the Spaghetti and Meatballs. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "When the food finally arrived, it was delicious, even though two of us at the same table ordered the same thing and got different portion sizes. Maybe I've watched too much of Gordon Ramsey, but I expected two plates of pasta to have the same portion. Judging on food alone, I'd give it 4 stars. The service was UNBELIEVABLY slow and the restaurant was not packed. It took forever to get a glass of wine. Then it took forever to get a salad. There was a glimmer of hope that a pizza was coming when the pizza stand arrived. Nope. The wait for anything that we ordered was far too long. Long enough that we won't make the trip back downtown. There are too many other great Italian restuarants in town that get the service right. Sorry."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We started with the Arancini di Riso appetizer. It was delicious but three pieces half the size of a golf ball seemed small for the $9 price. The wine, service and food (Salmon for me, lasagna for my date carbo loading to run the Mini Marathon) were what I would expect. However, my direct view of the kitchen was not the atmosphere I would like in a nice restaurant."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The lady that was our server was extremely knowledgeable. She was very helpful on explaining what the different dishes were and her recommendations were excellent. She was always very cheerful and made our dining a delight."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "My fiancé and I frequent Osteria 3-4 a month. They have a wonderful meatball appetizer that makes your mouth water just thinking of it! The service is always amazing and the chocolate lava cake is to die for!! We usually order spaghetti with angel hair pasta and there is plenty to share. We highly recommend Osteria Pronto!!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed our first experience at Osteria Pronto. Definitely will try again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food and service was very good, yet what you would expect at JW Marriott."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Service was great - Chilean sea bass on spinach risotto delicious! Customer service made you feel welcome and important as every diner should!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • " This was my first time in the building and in the restaurant. The concierge was very welcoming and patient. The staff in the restaurant were very informative about the food and were close by if we need them. They were very in tuned with the guest. I had a wonderful time and plan to visit there again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014