Osteria Marzano

4.5
878 reviews
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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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GD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food and seriously the best meatballs I’ve ever had. Discovered this place by complete accident and so glad I did. Service was on point and the food was delicious.

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JE
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious. Unfortunately, we were there on a Friday night, and the restaurant was packed. Our server was delightful and well-organized; however, food service was slow, probably due to so many customers. Would like to return another night to retry.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good the daily specials were good.

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MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go to" restaurant when we want a delicious meal in a warm and welcoming environment. I've tried many dishes and have never had a less than stellar meal. Love this place!

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BR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Seated next to kitchen when other tables were open affected the experience. Other family members didn’t care as their seating was not along the aisle. Oh well

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PS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our table was next to the window near the bar, much to loud for dinner with far too much traffic. The food was fantastic, but the waiter was lackluster, disappearing for long periods with other servers offering to assist and ultimately returning with the credit card receipt for signature, and the amount was not correct, actually lower than what it should have been. Had to call him back to rerun the charge.

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TR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent.
Free parking in nearby garage

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MM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was above average, the service was average. It's in such an odd location in an office building and the interior is so unattractive, kind of sterile. It was a Friday night and there was a large happy hour crowd and a dj playing loud music, the conversation level was loud. The restaurant is 75% bar area. There were 4 tables in a rear room that has red walls and no decoration where we were seated. The dining area is like an afterthought. It's unfortunate because the food really was good. Maybe there was another dining area that I missed, but I am not inclined to return.

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SM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we come to DC we always have dinner at this restaurant.
We have been coming for many years and so happy to see Julia who was our waitress for several years has been promoted to Manager; well deserved.
The food is consistently very good with great service and always reliable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Table was a little cramped.

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AH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and waitstaff. We love that portions can be split at dinner too!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun family dinner. We love the food and the staff was great.

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N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, cuisine, and service is exceptional. Always a fun, delicious, and wonderful experience. Thank you!

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s
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & amazing food ❤️
My husband & I had the special. The kids had pizza & ravioli. Everything was delicious.

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CA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was lovely, but over priced. I would go for happy hour or pizza. Will be far more selective when dining for dinner. The food was decent, not worth $177 for 3. I’ve had better.

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PL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, food was great and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Our waitress was a little slow in recognizing we were ready for drinks, and then again when we were ready to order. If the restaurant was busier, it would be okay... but she wasn't that busy, just not very observant.

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WC
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Sorry but this will be our last visit to Osteria Marzano. Seating touble again (even though we had an early reservation), service mediocre, and three of us had a nightly special that was very unappealing. We feel like this place has gone down hill over the past 3-5 months. Sorry guys, we wish you all the best.

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JC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a good experience when we eat at Osteria Marzano - lunch or dinner. This time was an early dinner with friends. The lasagne is a hit every time - we introduced it to one of our friends, too. I enjoyed the grilled branzino, but am not a fan of cruciferous vegetables with fish. I think that flavor tends to overwhelm the fish gentleness. And the pasta served with the fish needs MORE flavor. The fish was great, though. Olives to start are almost a reason to go on their own!

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. From the tuna tartare to the short ribs. All accompanied by a wonderful bottle of wine and our very attentive waiter.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I go here for the authentic fresh Italian cooking and specifically, the gnocchi. Gnocchi is not on the menu but usually a special. When I inquired about the gnocchi this night I was told they didn’t have any but when I looked at the specials I noticed one of the specials came with gnocchi— so how do you not have gnocchi? If they only wanted to sell it as part of that special and not it’s own dish than fine but just say that. There’s no reason to lie about it, especially since I just ordered the special anyway.

Anyway, the food ROCKS and you can’t go wrong with anything you order.

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RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Too loud.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in the area!

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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is THE hidden Italian gem in the area. The menu has got a modern flair, but uses classic ingredients which are always top quality. They don't have a lot of seats so it's pretty quiet and strikes a great balance between feeling hip and modern but also welcoming. Value-wise, portions are very generous, and the wine prices by the bottle are actually really reasonable. Love this place and for my own selfish reasons hope it doesn't get too popular!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pick for our Valentine's night dinner. Girlfriend loved the food, music and service. Great for couples.

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food except one dish. Steak was very expensive.
Great service! Our server and the manager were awesome!

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PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was very good, and has a nice wine list. The atmosphere is modern but cozy. It's a gem for the Springfield/ Kingstown area and we will be going back for dinners and happy hour outings. The father & daughter ownership team really care and it shows.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food needed more salt.

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MI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT THEY BROUGHT OUR DINNER OUT WITH OUR SALAD PLATES STILL WAITING TO BE CLEANED IM STILL COMING BACK THE OWNER WAS GREAT VERY GOOD FOOD

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Valentine’s Day

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we are "regulars" and come back often for the food. It's tucked away so I'm always amazed at how busy it is - definitely good to make a reservation

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

3rd time here. Waitress remembered us from months ago. Attentive, courteous service and very good food. We will be back.

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DR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria Marzano is always the place to have a great meal. We wish we found this restaurant years ago. Chef Marzano makes the best veal parmigiana in Northern Virginia.

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BD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food....great service...great ambiance!....This the best restaurant in the Springfield, Virginia area!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Northern Virginia. The specials are always a treat but the regular menu is also great. The pasta and sauces are fresh and delicious. The meatball appetizer is a must. Drinks and wine are good and well-priced.

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OT
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super—food delicious——
Very busy but fun !

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b
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, service, & tiramisu w a birthday candle was brought by our waiter. Always terrific here.

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JB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Make sure to ask for a table away from the bar . The bar area tends to be very noisy . The food was good as always, did not like the increase in corkage fee. Will gladly go back again

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TR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week menu had many choices.
We will go back for Happy Hour

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OT
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent per usual !

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