The ORSO Private is located towards the back of ORSO on the first floor of the dining room. It can seat a maximum of 25 people all at one long table. It is a private space with a door at one end, and a red velvet curtain at the other separating it from the dining room.View Private Dining Details
Our server, Nick, knocked it out of the park with his prompt, attentive (but not annoyingly attentive) service. We treasured a 2 our dining experience as our kid was at his nana's house for a spend-the-night. We never felt rushed as we feasted on roasted cauliflower, fried ravioli, bread/hummus, filet mignon, fettucini, creme brulee, and a wide assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations. The filet mignon was the best that I've had since 1997 (yes, I was a foodie even as an 8th grader). A top-10 dining experience of my life!
It was everything I expected. European wine and intricate flavors. I had lamb shank. My partner had steak. He said it was best he’s had.
Desserts were delicious without being too sweet.
Great place to eat! From drinks to dinner to dessert everything was delicious. Busy with tourists in the summer with it’s convenient downtown location and a locals favorite anytime of year.
John our server was outstanding he was always on top of drinks and very insightful.
Weird that Opentable accepted the reservation when the restaurant was closed. Very disappointing birthday celebration.
Very nice atmosphere with good food and excellent service. Went for dinner before a concert at the events center. They were very aware of time constraints yet we never felt rushed. Recommend for that special occasions or date night.
Tasty and beautifully presented dishes.
Calamari was OUTSTANDING, but then the Seafood Mac and Cheese showed up and we were in heaven. Toped off with some of the local beers and an evening that was well worth the price. Service was outstanding. Notify your wait staff if your going to the PAC and they will have your fed and out in time for the show. Very very enjoyable.
I enjoyed the food. Not a whole of options if you do not like seafood. The lamb shank was amazing and so was the chicken parmesan. I would definitely go back.
Thank you team Orso for taking care of our out of town business associates. We wanted to leave a good impression, and you made that happen. We will be back! Cheers.
Calamari was best ever! Corn dogs not much bang for your buck. Service was hands down, outstanding! Hostess was somewhat rude as our party arrived at different intervals and seemed to be agitated by one another. It showed
Overall, if in town, I would dine there again.
Amazing food and dining service and staff upstairs!
First dinner back in Anchorage is always at Orso. Seven years in a row! (We’re from Atlanta.)
I've been going to Orsos since it opened many years ago. The food is nowhere what it used to be. Sorry guys.
Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. Great ambiance.
It was great! And service was fantastic with delicious food as usual! Nice to wine selection!
Excellent as always. Very good food and good wine list. The lamb shank is my favorite restaurant meal in Anchorage.
Slow service and a mix up on the food but the taste was really good, the steak was done perfectly and the waitress was great without being to visible or too invisible. Food was a bit cold by the time it got out to us, especially my wives plate and that made some of the food not too good. Pricing is a bit too high but they did comp us a free desert for my wife's birthday and that was nice.
After making a reservation well in advance we were offered a table by the exterior door, and were advised that we would be more comfortable upstairs. We were seated next to a party of 8-10 extremely loud folks and could barely converse with one another. It was a most unpleasant experience. Had a premium table been held in the downstairs dining area for our reservation we would have been far more comfortable and able to enjoy our experience.
As an occasional Orso patron I was not impressed this time after having always enjoyed our meals in the past. We invited out of town visitors, expecting the great food and service. One of the guests meal was incorrect. She waited quite awhile for the replacement. Just a chicken panzenella salad for the main dish. The server did not seem to worry about us at this point, not seeming to inquire about the status of the replacement. My main, the special, mahi-mahi arrived lukewarm and drenched in olive oil. The broccoli I subbed was tough and also very oily. The four of us enjoyed our salads and chowder.
Friendly staff, great food and prompt service. All around A+ experience!
We had a wonderful dinner , the waiter was great and very attentive
I took my wife to Orso for a late Valentine's date night, and our experience was everything I hoped it would be. From the food, to the service, to the ambiance, we had a wonderful evening together. Thanks for providing the perfect venue for such a memorable night!
I ate vegan from the menu - parm mushroom and roasted cauliflower. All of it was fantastic and I can’t wait to go back!!
Nice atmosphere with good food options. Service was excellent.
We went to Orso for my sister's birthday and were surprised with a birthday card ready for her. Our server was very attentive to our needs, friendly, and made us feel comfortable. The food was delicious! It can be pricey, but definitely worth going to for special occasions. It is another restaurant that I think of that is very Alaskan.
Great meal. Creative dishes, who knew you could have a seafood corn dog. I recommend it.
MY husband got sick from his meal half way through
Bummed the food went downhill since I had been 2 years ago! I never salt my food at a restaurant, holy moly the tenderloin tips had zero flavor and the polenta was chunky. The fettucine had no flavor the chicken was dry I had to dump salt all over it to taste anything (and I’m not a salt lover). My husbands lamb shank was cooked lovely but had no flavor either. Very disappointed and will not be back.
We had a wonderful date night here. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
We chose the Valentine's Day special, and it was superb. The harvest salad was sublime, and while the small pieces of fish were very nice on the main course, the steak was melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious. For my wife, the served it with a gluten-free au jus, while mine had a very pleasant sauce.
Dessert was very nice, their creme brûlée a treat and the dipped strawberries delightful. We also enjoyed coffee and an excellent red wine.
Service was excellent, and Orso's did a great job with gluten-free options in their menu.
Despite the restaurant being full all night and we arrived at 9 pm, everything was working well and our waiter was efficient, friendly and knowledgable, as well as doing an excellent job.
Overall, a most enjoyable meal out, in line with Orso's high standards.
The service was great and made sure we were 100% satisfied. Amazing food with so much flavor.
We madeour reservation for Valentine’s Day a few weeks ago. We were seated by the door which was undesirable. Can’t. Say we’d go back... always enjoyed it as it was a regular. Disappointed in our latest experience.
Our service was outstanding! Loved the appetizers, drinks, and the steaks were two of the best my Wife and I have had!
Awesome food (especially the Crab stuffed rock fish and the Ribeye steak)!
Equally awesome server who answered all of our questions about food and wine choices; Much appreciated!
Our favorite restaurant for anniversary and Valentine's day!!
ORSO is always a great experience
Great place for a date or special occasion. We sat upstairs so it was very quiet. My husband ordered the fresh catch which was mahi mahi and it was outstanding. I would definitely recommend trying the polenta ragu and king crab corn dogs on the small plate menu.
Went to ORSOs because Glacier Brewhouse didn't have any reservations available. What a great find!!! It was quiet, great atmosphere and wonderful food.
We had an excellent time!!!!!! It was wonderful wine and wonderful food!
Was my husband’s and my first time going to Orso. I would recommend it to any other couples for dinner dates. Not much of a kids menu but that was okay seems we had someone watching our little ones. Any special occasions or just a dinner date with your love/spouse, then this is the place to eat.