Osteria Marzano

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Executive Chef Carmine Marzano is adding a fresh twist on classic Italian dishes, and creating local and seasonal fare made with top-quality ingredients. A sophisticated venue for lunch, drinks, or dinner, our restaurant and bar serve up classic brick oven pizzas, a variety of small “Assaggini” Italian tapas-style sharing plates uniquely available at the bar, delicious handmade pastas, hearty main courses and a well-curated wine, beer and cocktail selection.

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ChristineJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was great, and the place is lovely. We will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the server was amazing!

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vipNick
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely outstanding, and this is a nice little hidden away place. Outdoor seating area was socially distanced nicely. The food was phenomenal! We will definitely be back.

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Ally
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they’re open again! Such a local gem. They did a wonderful job making us feel safe in the COVID era. Lots of precautions - servers wearing masks, disposable menus, paper napkins, social distancing. But still felt glam. Loved the European feeling patio dining area. The food and wine were scrumptious as usual. And with all the changes, our sweet server still overheard it was my friend’s birthday and made her dessert specially themed with chocolate writing on the plate and a candle. Incredibly thoughtful! The first restaurant I ventured out to and so worth it. I’ll be back...& hope to see y’all there!

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stefano
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding as usual. I felt safe as the restaurant put in place all required COVID measures to protect the customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Osteria Mariano. We’ve been there several times and the food and service are always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed a nice brunch for Father's Day!

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside - their COVID-19 precautions were great (paper menus, masks for all staff, etc.) and the food was delicious!

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vipTony
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely excellent. This place never disappoints. Very, very slightly on the high side in terms of cost, but the food is far superior to that of 99% of the U.S. Italian restaurants we have been to. Their wine selection is excellent, and their Sundays, half price wine is not to b missed. OUTSTANDING

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JulianneT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy online reservations with outdoor seating on a Friday evening. As an Italian, I rarely go out for pasta. This is an exception. They have beautiful homemade pastas. We also enjoys the bruschetta. Delicious desert and cocktails as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OM, as always, delivered. This was our first meal out post quarantine and they have gone above and beyond to ensure everyone's safety. And again, as always, the food and service were top notch.

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BettyP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding experience, great service and very good Italian. We'll be back.

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vipJMike
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

New normal. Food was great and they have done a great job preparing the restaurant with social distancing.

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vipRBS2016
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, good Italian specialities, solid wine list & service.

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vipJenniferB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to go with friends or just on a Friday night date.

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vipMike
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a nice time. Unfortunately my wife ordered a pizza and when it came, they brought the wrong kind. When it was pointed out to the waitress, she apologized and they remade the pizza. But we were surprised that the waitress didn’t offer to discount the price or provide a free dessert to make up for the wrong order. Surprising, given that we usually have such good service.

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Sandra
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal at Osteria. I live in the neighborhood and have enjoyed a number of very good meals at this restaurant. The Chef is wonderful, and the servers are always very pleasant and attentive.

An additional comment --- I wish that the back dining room would be open more often as it is can be a little noisy in the bar area at times.

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vipEricF
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to local restaurant for great food at a reasonable price. Hidden gem in Springfield

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JDBa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

thank you for the very nice meal! My own issue is that I didn't get to enjoy more of it!

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CMGinVA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been coming here since it opened. It has never disappointed us. The pasta is handmade and so delicious. The fish and pork chops are too! The staff is attentive. They let you relax and don’t rush you but if you’re time is limited they accommodate that too. It’s loud on Fridays when there’s a DJ. The new pottery plates and menu show they are not complacent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our first time there the wait staff explained menu items and was very attentive. Food was delicious

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My family and I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The first indication of a poor choice was the location. We soon discovered that it pretty much served as the go-to happy hour place for the employees of the General Dynamics that share the building. (Note: Happy Hour wasn’t even applicable to diners.) Our server was very kind, but the minute we got our food is seriously disappointing. The salads were poorly mixed, lacking flavor, and absolutely not worth their hefty price tag. The pasta was alright. When we brought to the servers attention that the salads were inadequate, a manager came out and began by saying that as an Italian restaurant, their speciality are the pizzas and pastas and we should’ve just chosen those instead. When we argued that their salads could still be better, she retorted that if we had just gotten a protein topping or added salt and pepper, we’d find it’d be acceptable. No. Just no.
Our server was kind enough to promo us a tiramisu dessert for the trouble. This was delicious.
However, we will not be returning. It’s a glorified hotel eatery.

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CourtneyK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing dinner. Celebrating a belated Valentines Day with our husbands, and Osteria Marzano did not disappoint! Allen, our server was fantastic. He walked ya through the entire menu, including specials, and made recommendations when we had questions. We will definitely be back soon!

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XMBotteri
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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Geee
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We sat at the bar for dinner. No one ever came by to welcome us, give us a menu, water, utensils. NOTHING! We waived down a young lady working the bar and asked for a menu and some water but by this time we were very irritated. I'm pretty sure she picked up on it and in return SHE HAD AN ATTITUDE! Craziest thing ever. The food was amazing. hostess was amazing and the restaurant was very beautiful but service needed some tweaking that night.

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candiceb
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Cocktails were great!

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vipKevinK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner with our kids.

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vipboskar
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration at the table we like. Food, service was outstanding.

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SamuelV
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will definitely be back here in the future.

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Papa3
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Food was delicious, wait staff very polite and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Restaurant week picks were wonderful.

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luv2dineout
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time here. The food was good and ambiance was nice. Wine was a bit pricey for out in the suburbs. Not sure if it was because of restaurant week but the pace of our three course meal felt very rushed. There was no time between courses; appetizers, main course, dessert all done in about an hour for 4 of us. If I lived closer to this place, I might return but I wouldn't make a special trip here. Also not sure why this was listed as part of DC restaturant week. Originally thought it was in Old Town Alexandria since it's address was Alexandria but it turned out to be Springfield, VA. I would recommend if you were in the vicinity.

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MelissaD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We've been to the restaurant before and that is the only reason I would recommend. If this was my first time visiting, I would not return. We were sat next to a table that was so loud I couldn't talk to my husband. We couldn't hear each other. There were other open tables so I am not sure why we had to sit there. Our waitress was not great. She bought our food but when asked for recommendations, just shrugged and said they're good. Really couldn't recommend much. We ordered a meat and cheese board and the prosciutto was shredded. In the past it is usually cut nicely in longer strips. In the end, we weren't even given the correct coats. We went back but if there is a coat check, please make sure to get the right coats.

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vipBobDSpringfield
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local restaurant that we visit frequently. They often change the menu to add new and additional interesting dishes.

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vipLena
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was superb! Came for restaurant week but will definitely be back again.

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StephanieD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The service was not great, just ok. This was our first time at this restaurant. Although the server was aware that my husband is a vegetarian she failed to tell him that the salad had bacon on it. He found out when he got it. The food was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Marzano has never let us down. Always a great meal with exceptional service in a very nice setting

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Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here on a few occasions and had good luck. Just did a lunch here during restaurant week that was mediocre, but the dinners have been very good.

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Osteria Marzano is rated 4.5 stars by 1052 OpenTable diners.

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