Very nice lunch...I requested a certain type of seating and they obliged to a tee...
The decor is vibrant, the atmosphere along the 'back' wall was a little too cozy for me, but was exciting and upbeat. The food, service and wine were excellent. The center island bar makes the whole space more electric. I will look for a more intimate space within the restaurant perhaps closer to the front windows next time.
Cancelled a reservation in DC because of the bad weather. Glad I did because it led me to find this little gem so close to home. Service was excellent from start to finish. Loved the mussels in pancetta, ginger cream sauce. Veal ossobucco was my 2nd favorite ever. It was a hearty portion braised with veggies till very tender and served with saffron risotto. My wife had the Zuppa di Pesce. Also excellent. Served with penne arrabiata on the side. I honestly would have preferred over linguini. Tiramisu was best I've had in a long time. Lady fingers were soaked in espresso and amaretto and made with mascarpone, not just whipped cream. We'll definitely be back!
Been there several times always good-We went Valentines day and short wait but served us Persecio while we waited. Staff is excellent
It was the perfect dinner. Amazing food, atmosphere and excellent service. Will come again and again!
2nd time eating here, enjoyed it both times, food is good, staff is very accommodating
Excellent food, nice atmosphere, very friendly service. Overall a great place that is nearby... will be visiting again.
Very slow service....guess they were slammmedfor Valentines night, but made no plans to adjust for bigger crowd.
Noisy bar; back room was OK
Valentines Day. I’m Italian and 70 from Brooklyn NY. So I know the difference between real Italian food and the chain places. This place has great food with a real Italian traditional taste, not the fake Greek or Middle Eastern stuff that try to serve in their restaurants. This was our first time and we will be returning.
This place is a gem. The food is perfect, the service is great, and we always feel like family when we eat here.
made the mistake of going on a Friday night when the DJ was there -- way toooooo loud and obnoxious. The bartenders were more interested in the music and who was dancing than providing good service.
Mary sole was always great with us, thank you making us feel comfortable
I took a friend here for his birthday on Super Bowl night. Of course the noise level would be elevated more than the norm, it was expected. We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time but we were seated immediately anyway. I understand the plight of service persons pay compensation so I almost never tip less than 20 percent. Service has to be pretty bad to warrant less from me. By the end of our evening I couldn't fathom leaving less than 25 percent on an already healthy tab. The service ranked as some of the best I've ever experienced dining out. After our drink orders were taken, the Chef came over to our table to greet us. A very nice touch. The food was outstanding and well worth the price. We will definitely be going back and probably with more friends!
Varied menu with many chef made pastas. The branzini was outstanding...broc Rabe tough. Bread delicious. Chef take on tiramisu unusual, won't order again. The dining room was booked for private party. Tables near bar very noisy but crowd eventually thinned. We will definitely return.
Osteria Marzano was a haul for me (I live in Rockville), but worth the drive (just don't try it during Rush Hour). It was a meeting of friends, so just had to suck up the good with the bad. Food was great, service was quick, parking was free, and my buddy picked up the tab. What's not to like?
We've dined there many times in the past. The noise level was fairly subdued Sunday night, in the past it has been much noisier. Service was good, food was well prepared and excellent.
Felt like having Italian food on Saturday evening and found this hidden gem when surfing Yelp. Osteria Marzano has a number of options (seafood, traditional Italian, pizza) for any foodie. My favorite was the mussels PEI with tomato oregano and parmigiana! I also enjoyed choosing my favorite imported formaggi and salumi and the waitress helped me pair this with a perfect glass of wine. Osteria Marzano is definitely more pricey than other restaurants in the area, but well worth it for the choices on the menu. Not the best place for kids but nice for dinner with friends. I will be back for sure!
Pedestrian meal and an older crowd.
Great choice for restaurant week. Very nice menu. Very popular for happy hour. Only negative is bar is in the middle of the restaurant which affects ambience for diners.
We dined here during restaurant week and really enjoyed our meal. If you have the chance to try the Ravioli Di Salmone, it's a definite must have.