ORSO

4.3
2886 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Alaskan, warm, inviting, innovative, a menu full of surprises, unbelievable wine list, great cocktails, are common phrases used by our guests to describe ORSO. We feature the freshest ingredients available, Alaskan whenever possible- fresh Alaskan seafood, fresh local pasta, and local produce when in season. ORSO’s outstanding service, bold menu, classic cocktails combined with a wine list that has received the “award of excellence” from the Wine Spectator for five years is why ORSO is the “Place to be” for Anchorage dinning.
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KarenG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The decor and lighting was nice and service was adequate. I was disappointed in the quality of the meal. Just wasn't very flavorful and plating was unattractive.

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blakeak43
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful calamari and dinner! Great wait service! Top notch all around!

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SuzanneW
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It is not what it use to be. Maybe all the restaurants in Anchorage are cutting corners?

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vipHerbH
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The meal was pleasant and the food satisfying. But it is loud and busy. Everything seems really casual. Nothing special but it suited the purpose.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Would skip dessert next time. Good service and comfortable environment.

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MiltT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with some friends from Oregon, and we wanted to take them to a nice restaurant to show off Anchorage. Orso's was the perfect choice. Food and ambience was great -- we were in an almost private room and gave us the perfect environment to chat and catch up. Our server was excellent and she made it a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was disappointing.
I have eaten at Orso a couple of times before.
And I really enjoyed the food.
I brought my daughter and her fiance
who were here for a visit to what I thought
would be a great meal.
It was not worth $200.00.
And was no alcohol purchased.

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Cr8on
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th visit over the last few years. As an Alaskan, I rarely order fish at restaurants but I'm plenty comfortable with their seafood here as I've had nothing but wonderful pieces here prepared with recipes difficult to do at home. Great service, great beer, nice atmosphere and the menu is solid.

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TonyA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience3

We did have a problem with our meal. However the manager at ORSO has contacted us personally and rectified the situation. We will be back. Great customer service.

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vipCaptainJack
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience at Orzo. Great cocktails, food, wine list, professional waiters and beautiful ambience and atmosphere. THIS is why you dine out!

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JEFFREYH
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice and attentive server (Nick) and the rest of the staff was good as well. Food was excellent especially the seafood Mac and cheese. We always enjoy the ambience too.

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SarPaul
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Poor table placement, fish undercooked and then delivered cold. Halibut was over cooked and just so so

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vipFrankS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff was great. Food was good and reasonably priced BUT Orso sells MAC and Cheese with lobster, shrimp, and crab. Problem is there was no lobster or crab— or at least not enough to be detectable with a diligent search.

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TeresaB
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. We felt like if you spend that much for food, service should be impeccable. It was not. Our bar experience the day before was great. Food and service were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gazpacho was too salty. Silver Salmon was excellent. Portion was small for price.

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margaretb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The waiter was awful.

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KathleenN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not very pleasant for couples as they are seated at tables around the perimeter of dining room . Traffic and staff use this area as service passage way . When another table was requested a waiting time of 40 mins was suggested . I had booked my table as a special event , three weeks by email nd ph number suplied nd confirmed the day before .

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cristinac
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food well cooked, nice place, we ate very well, suggest the king crab legs and halibut. Good also the dessert, normally terrible in US, thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We are locals and have dined here several times and always have been pleased. This particular time things seemed a little off. First of all the restaurant was freezing cold. Most people dining had jackets on. Unfortunately this just took away from the total experience as it was so distracting. Food was sub par to what we are used to from this restaurant, and service was fine...but not as good as what we’ve experienced in the past. It was pretty surprising, and definitely disappointing. We will likely give Orso another try in the future in hopes that this was an off night.

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Kirk
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sharay was an amazing server. Very knowledgeable of menu and food options.

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viponeguy
Denver
78 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food, server was a bit odd. We really enjoyed our dinner at Orso. We had the silver salmon and seafood gemelli. The kitchen split it for me and my wife, which was very nice as it saved some work and it had a wonderful presentation. Our server was generally a nice guy, though he could improve his listening. He offered unsolicited advice that we didn't really need or want and, although we often enjoy playful banter with our servers as restaurants, there was something about the way this server did it that did not click for us. He also took a long time to come back to us each time. Perhaps this was due to his having a lot of tables but we weren't sure about that. He was just one server and others probably are just fine.

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vipJillB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pretty restaurant but the service was just ok and the cod dishes were kept under a heat lamp while the salmon was prepared so the cod was over-cooked. And the panzanella salad overdressed. Disappointed that your website menu was not up-to-date.

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vipMaryS
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and place was awesome! It’s a bit pricey, but worth it😜

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MarlenaM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal. Our family was here from out of state and wanted seafood. You delivered! The salmon and halibut were so good! Our waiter Nick was outstanding!

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alane
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, superb waiter and terrific ambience. Highly recommend.

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CourtneyJ
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Bad overall experience. Fish over cooked, small portions, and bad service.

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DawnaP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I believe my server was new and a bit spread out! Took him a while to take our drink order and forever to open a bottle of wine. Plus he put our full order in at one time and we got our appetizer before our wine! The cauliflower app needs seasoning badly. Other than that it was pretty good! In was out first date night in a long time. I couldn’t let the small stuff ruin our night!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant! Excellent wait staff and the dinner was outstanding!

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SharonS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delicious. I prefer to be seated downstairs. Great place for a special occasion.

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vipVicki
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. We fully enjoyed our dining experience at Orso. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Anchorage. The location is centrally located. The entire staff was excellent.

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Bart
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not happy to be seated right near the kitchen...very noisy
A bit overpriced, in my opinion

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The server who served us seemed a little too forward in the way he talked to everyone at the table. Could’ve been because he was being tipped no matter what since we were a party of 8 with an auto gratuity.

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bexleypug
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious! Chicken fettuccine was tasty and not overly creamy. Noodles seemed to be homemade and done just right. Oatmeal stout was smooth and very cold!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our service was fantastic! Food was really good. Just a bit pricey, but worth it for a great experience.

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NaomiP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our first trip to Alaska, so base on recommendations from reading and local, we picked this restaurant for dinner one night. The food is mediocre nothing stand out. We encountered very bad service, I ordered a glass of Riesling and the waitress brought out a glass of champagne, so I told her that is not what I ordered but she kept insisted that I ordered the champagne, she argued back and forth with me and didn't want to change my drink. The hostess was also not very friendly. ORSO is supposed a high end restaurant but it didn't feel that way when we were there from services to food quality.
If you visit Anchorage, I recommend The 49 State Brewing Co for casual dinning, the food is very good. for high end restaurant, I recommend Crown Nest inside The Captain Cook Hotel, Food quality and service are excellent and it doesn't cost much more than ORSO.

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JanK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our waitress was fun and accommodating. But the food was so so. The crab cakes had no flavor and my steak was pretty flavorless. The wine was good though. Not sure I'd try Orso again.

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vipFleming
Saskatoon
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing well done Tijanie keep up the great work. I would for sure recommend it.

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vipArvidO
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with great service and food. The Hallibut was cooked perfectly and the best I have ever had.

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JessicaB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in years!
Outstanding service! Excellent food! Great drinks! Felt welcome and relaxed. Highly recommend!! Worth the trip downtown and not just for tourists! 😉

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