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
90 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)good for groups (33)notable wine list (33)fit for foodies (30)romantic (26)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (11)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The ambiance is great. When we first met our server, we thought she would be great. She was joking with us and took our drink orders without writing. However, we were later disappointed. She disappeared between courses. our food took too long to be served, and it wasn't hot. The food was good but the overall experience was disappointing.
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  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Foster
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great little Italian restaurant inside the JW Marriott. The weather was really cold so we didn't want to go out so I wasn't expecting too much from a hotel restaurant but turned out to be a great evening. Nice wine and cocktail list with some great specials. Server accommodated our vegetarian requests with ease. Had the Osteria salad that had toasted pecans and strawberries with just the right amount of dressing. Only criticism would be that the desserts were just so so. Should consider a new supplier because the menu prior to dessert is a little more upscale. Overall would return again on my next trip to Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, OK service
    IndyFoodie07
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our party of 4 had a very good culinary experience at Osteria Pronto and the ambiance created by lighting and decor is exceptional. We enjoyed a variety of dishes including cobia, gnocchi, spaghetti and chicken parmesean. However, the service was only "meh." Our server took no time to explain the wine list, although we made it clear we'd be ordering a bottle with dinner. He quickly went through the specials and had very little personality to add to our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian & Great Value too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Osteria Pronto is on our list of favorite Italian restaurants in the Indianapolis area. The chef is from Italy and the food is fantastic! Great place for dinner and the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for anniversaries
    bornandraisedItalian
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary. It was lovely. The atmosphere is beautiful. The food was delicious. Wine list was extensive (as well as the cocktails and craft beer list). The only thing is dont expect them to do anything special or showy for your anniversary like some restaurants do. We let them know on Open Table we were celebrating this special occasion and no one mentioned anything while we were there. Not a huge deal because they shouldn't be expected to... But it is a nice gesture.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    outoftowner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Bernard was an outstanding waiter and the food that the four of us had, all different and all praised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing staff
    Indyflyer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I were celebrating being reunited after our military careers took us to separate corners of the world for a very lengthy period of time and the staff went above and beyond to make it special. After being asked, we briefly explained what we were celebrating and at the end of dinner they brought us a "thank you" cake. The food was truly superlative as well!! We had the sea bass and chicken parmesan. I'm a huge critic when it comes to chicken parm and this was actually the best I've experienced. The noise level was a bit high but considering the high level of occupancy it wasn't overwhelming. Reservations were honored immediately and we were at a table in under a minute.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    dvsindyVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was our second trip here. First time it was for dinner, and the food was amazing-especially for a hotel restaurant! The second time was for the breakfast buffet, which was delicious. Very high quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Atmosphere
    HoosierDaddy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I typically do not like eating in hotel restaurants. Osteria is definitely an exception. The food and service was outstanding. I do not like menus that read like books. This menu is a nice size.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food an service
    MPSnoopy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is a very nice Italian restaurant with outstanding excellent service. The restaurant gives you a card to pay for the first 3 hours of parking, but need to be carefull not to be there more than 3 hours, since the parking is expensive (22 dollars) if longer than 3 hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Moderate price
    2ofus
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were surprised to find very good Italian food at such a new hotel as the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. We discovered that their head chef is from Como Italy and some of his dishes were from his Mother's recipe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced Hotel Restauarnt
    Indydiner1019
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We chose to dine at Osteria because we heard good things from another couple, however after we were seated our perception changed quite a bit. The service was OK at best. It took several minutes to receive both drinks we ordered (they brought one drink out at first, but not the other). The portions were very small. I ordered the gnocchi and I would equate the serving size to that of a can of progresso soup. Throughout the meal the wait staff did not ask if we wanted another cocktail - our drinks were empty near the time our food came out. I would probably not recommend dining here based off of my first experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was excellent and a good value for the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing cuisine and great service.
    RSells
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was amazing! You could actually taste the variety of flavors instead of just sauces and butters. Shrimp dish was out of this world and the cobia is so good. Our server Lisanne was friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    ChipVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    You can't beat the scrambled eggs at Osteria Pronto!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pizza
    clauzione
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    very good italian pizza, very good service. Fantastic and quit location in JW Marriott.
    Special Features:
    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
  • Surprise
    PRC1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Very surprised to find a solid dining experience in the same hotel I am in when traveling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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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 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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  • 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
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
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    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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