Osteria Pronto
Osteria Pronto

Osteria Pronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriapronto.com/
  • Phone: 3178605777
  • 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: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian, Wine Bar
  • 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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Osteria Pronto reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (31)notable wine list (31)romantic (25)great for brunch (11)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (10)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • pizza
    clauzione
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    very good italian pizza, very good service. Fantastic and quit location in JW Marriott.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Style
    clauzione
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I am from Italy, here in the OSTERIA PRONTO is like to be in Italy: fantastic food, the italian Chef from Como. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went to Osteria before the Colts game. It did not appear that they were ready for a big crowd. How could that happen?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as usual but the service
    crowbarVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    wasn't up to their normal standard. Both entrees where wonderful but our server seemed distracted or overbooked (didn't seem that crowded at the time we were there) and her attentiveness was lacking. We had to ask for bread to be served when we noticed others getting bread brought to their tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food was fantastic and service was superb. We enjoyed Osteria Pronto prior to Colts Monday Night Football game. We cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Diner beware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I were excited to try this restaurant, as we figured it would be amazing given its location in the Marriott. There were very few diners at that time, however plenty of servers. Despite this, our server was inattentive. Our drinks stayed empty far too long and we had to track someone down to get more bread. Again, with so few people dining at that time you would expect better from fine dining. It got worse. My wife found a hair in her dish, which is completely unacceptable. They did the right thing by removing it from the bill and offering her something else. If you're downtown and craving Italian, steer clear. Iarias, Buca and others are far better plays.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice in JW Marriott
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Enjoyed a business dinner here. Food was very good however service was a bit on the slow side. Menu is somewhat small, but everything ordered tasted very good.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieForSure
    FoodieForSure
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent and the meatballs to die for. Cesar salad had the best dressing ever.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    dvsindyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    You never know about hotel restaurants...but this one is amazing! A bit on the expensive side, but every bite was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and truly helped us with our food choices.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Thoroughly Enjoyable
    rbln1287
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My girlfriend and I recently ate at Osteria Pronto for the first time, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The atmosphere was great, the food was terrific (pollo parmigiano and calamari appetizer were particularly tasty), and we received attentive and friendly service. We certainly look forward to coming back to Osteria Pronto in the future and highly recommend it to any Italian lovers and restaurant-goers in general!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Awful Experience
    PaulVerbane
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you like to eat mushy lasagna, with an indifferent waiter, all with a noise level similar to a Buffalo Wild Wings, then this is your place! Our waiter could not have cared less... was dismissive about the person at our table's food allergy, failed to fill our water glasses at any reasonable interval, never offered additional bread, failed to check in with us between courses, and was just generally an aloof dick. A large table of young businessmen next to us was so loud that it was hard to have dinner conversation, yet we never observed management asking them to quiet. This restaurant is in a great location, so I'm sure it will continue to thrive based on first-time business alone. So perhaps there's no incentive for them to perform.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Angela
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My friend and i Had dinner for Devour. We had the salad, chicken picatta and tirumisu. The salad was jus OK but the main meal was pretty good and dessert very good. I was really not that impressed but would go back to try something different.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We enjoyed the Devour Downtown menu. The salmon was delicious. Others at my table had the lasagna and the lemon chicken and they said it was delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for an Anniversary
    Jake
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was great and the service was better. Martina took great care of us and even made a special dessert for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So very very disappointing
    Funinindy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was one of the most disappointing experiences that I have had in the last 10 years. It was rushed from start to finish. Food was okay nothing special service was horrendous. Waitress paid no attention to our request to slow things down, never came back with wine cooler, never asked if we wanted another bottle of wine or a cocktail, never asked if we wanted coffee. The food was okay my lasagna was fine lacked taste but full of cheese, bechamel etc. My wife ahd the salmon and it was very good.
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  • To Devour or to Not Devour
    ZtheTrencherman
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Devour Downtown. Reservations for 6:15 promptly seated. Asked for Devour Menu. Nice basket of bread with garlic pesto sauce. (Olive oil/Balsamic at table) Iced tea great. Ordered 2 on a salad 1 Lasagna, 1 Salmon w/mashed and green beans, ($3 upgrade from asparagus) 2 on a Tiramisu. Salad in 2 big soup cups or teeny salad bowl. Waiter removed empty bread when serving the salad did not ask if we would like more. Salad was a salad. Salmon, mashed and green beans outstanding. Lasagna lacked distinction. Cheese had a re-baked consistency. Tiramisu was very good served in a martini glass making for 1/3 of a piece of Tiramisu. Ambience good. The overall food mixed. I would not avoid but I am not going back. Better Italian choices in Indy
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Disapointed
    HikeLike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Reservation request for booth denied even though there were open booths available. Food was just okay, nothing special. Too loud to hold a quiet conversation. Definitly NOT romantic. Server (Mike) was the bright spot in the evening. There are better options for Italian in Indy.
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  • Great Food, Clean, Great service
    whxray72
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great good, great service, clean. Table bread is amazing! Excellent salads!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Known Gem
    Irvingtonguy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The first time I was invited to eat here, I was a little hesitant knowing the history of hotel restaurants being overpriced. However I was pleasantly surprised at the prices, service and quality of food. I have brought numerous friends here to eat since and all have been surprised and pleased. Menu has a wide selection of food and great prices. This is definitely a little known gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened to Osteria Pronto?
    celebratfun
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was a huge fan of Osteria since discovering it about four years ago. I had the finest veal piccatta I'd tasted last May. This latest experience was a disappointment. The menu, which in the past was updated seasonally by the chef with new offerings, displayed a hopelessly low brow Italian fare. Chicken Parm and osso bucco in August? The risotto was overdone and while the scallops were quite delicious, the lack of care and attention to detail made the experience lackluster. For the price, one should be able to expect a quiet environment with wait staff educated to discuss the food they serve beyond basic parlance and a wine list of size. The former wine list has been boiled down to the back of a laminate menu card.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great slice of Italy
    FoodguruVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent salads and entrees. The fish was well prepared. Great wine choices.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, limited menu
    jpie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    DaveHVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • Hotel Restaurant Issue
    OgdenDiner
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
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    good for groups
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  • Average at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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
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    good for groups
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was great, the service great and prompt. Would recommend making reservations.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still my favorite weekend breakfast
    FlawLESSVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indy
    EDocVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Business breakfast meeting, the food was excellent as was the service. I highly recommend this place.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • We were disappointed!
    Jack
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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    notable wine list
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  • Simply outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great food and great service. This is becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indy
    EDocVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Breakfast was very good, and the service was excellent
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average
    bobrcayce7
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • anniversary visit
    marvelousmarvin
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Osterio was most accommodating and contributed to our celebration with a glass of wine.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Osteria Ain't PRONTO!
    gimmefood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our server was very professional. The food was delicious. I enjoyed the restaurant very much.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    MMilVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
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    notable wine list
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  • Met expectations
    Grissini
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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  • Excellent food and service
    Service
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The wine was excellent and waiter was quite knowledgeable, the food was terrific except the sausage pasta dish was not my favorite meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.