We ate outdoors in a heated dome. It was very comfortable and the service was excellent.
The outdoor bubbles are wonderful, warm, and disinfected after each party. They keep everyone safer from COVID while providing good ambiance and noise reduction. The staff have always been on top of things, bringing more bread and checking up on refills. I’ve been there a few times both recently and before COVID and they’re handling things well. Everyone we’ve brought has enjoyed all the food ordered, apps, entrees, drinks and desserts. Highly recommend reserving the bubble in advance and enjoying a great meal here!
I'm writing this review about the fees:
If you have an issue with it, talk to a manager or your server. I agree that the fees aren't publicized as much as they could be, but our check stated very plainly that you can let them know that you would like that fee removed; if you feel so strongly about it that you're willing to write a scathing review about how you're "never going back," I invite you to take a look around at the sparse staff they're able to keep employed (and also convince to work during a pandemic) as they try to stay open, and to think of all of the restrictions that have been put on restaurants in this time.
Food was good, service was great. They addressed our Anniversary and hit all the marks you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber
We ate in an igloo. The only complaint we have is when making the reservation on open table there was no mention of the fee. They also charged a ppe fee that was also not mentioned. In these difficult times, we recognize costs are higher for businesses but it would be good to know in advance we basically had to pay 30 percent on top of the food. The food was very good. We will be back but not in an igloo.
The service and restaurant were great. However, the food was so bland and nothing had flavor it was definitely not worth my $150 bill. Won’t be returning here.
We were excited to be dining outdoors in a globe and the experience and the food were fine overall. A few things though: we waited about 10 minutes to be seated after our reservation time because they were heating up our globe. Then we waited another 15 minutes for our server to arrive and greet us with water. The rest of dinner was fine—service was spot on and the food was good. I do wish that we were informed about the 4% PPE fee and the 25% global dining service charge ahead of time. I’m happy to pay it as I know our restaurants are struggling. But I think patrons should be informed before the check arrives. I don’t recall reading about this when making the reservation or in the confirmation.
Great staff , very unique snow globe dining experience.
Our #1 Go-to-Dinner Place in DC/Alexandria/Springfield area. Great date restaurant. Excellent Happy Hour. Bartender Young is Top Notch.
Great service. Our first time dinning, but would definitely return. We had the rib-eye and catch of the day (Rockfish)
The food is excellent! Try the short rib sliders.
Great food as always. I had the Osso Bucco - tender meat - great flavor!
We had a beautiful evening. Caroline was our server and she did a superb job. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambience. Eating in the globe was so special. It made the evening feel very festive. The spaghetti neri was ecxcellent with a lot of lobster. My friends enjoyed the veal piccata, ravioli, and the amatricina. We also had the bruschetta which was so delicious. We will be back.
Excellent service and delicious food. Superb service, everything was outstanding. We were lucky to get one of the winter globes, it provided plenty of heat. The globes are cleaned and disinfected between guest. The ambience was terrific, we will definitely be going back. There is plenty of parking. Highly recommend this hidden gem.
The 3-4% "COVID-19" Fee annoyed us so much, we have considered not going back. One of the reasons we eat out so much is to support our local restaurants during the pandemic. And, you try to stick us with this BS fee? Says a lot about this place! We love you guys, but try to slip us this again and we're done.
Great food and I love the outside bubble! It was still nice and toasty inside and the service was fantastic!
The pesto was beyond oily . They don’t salt their pasta water/potato water. Globes were not as advertised.
I loved it there! It was a little on the pricier side (little higher than Olive Garden) and they have PPE charge (can opt. out of this) but overall worth it! The food was great and the portion was just right. The little bubbles are heated so it isn't as cold. It was a perfect time.
While the food was excellent and the service also was very good, the room itself was very noisy. I never found it to be so when we were seated outside near the bar.
Every year we go to Osteria Marzano for Feast of the 7 Fishes. The food did not disappoint. The service was very slow between courses. We were asked to be seated away from others due to COVID, but were still seated next to a large party of people who were definitely not all from the same household. Our reservation had to be moved inside due to the rain, so it definitely seemed the restaurant was pushing the limit of the 50% occupancy on this particular night. We love and support this restaurant, but this was not one of our better visits.
The service was extremely slow and no one explained why or offered an apology. We waited nearly an hour to eat. They brought us some bread but it was very cold. Also they put us in a small room and filled it with lots of people. It made us all very uncomfortable in light of Covid. The food was good but by the time we got it we were starving so maybe that’s why.
The Feast of The Seven Fishes was fabulous.
Looking forward to celebrating New Year's with Chef & The Marzano Family.
Our server, Jennifer, was amazing. The food and wine were excellent. We can’t wait to return.
We waited 15 minutes to get seated in one of the globes despite having a reservation. once seated the service was not bad and globe remained warm in 40 degrees with a heater. We had a nice dinner but was surprised by the added 4% for the PPE and 25% required tip and we had a party of 3. Not that we are against supporting the restaurant but they could've told us when we were making a reservation about the mandatory extra charges!
We really enjoyed going there, I had one little problwm. We also went there for my husband's birthday and at that time thete wasnt a 25% charge for eating in the igloo. I was disappointed in that
The outside dining in the bubble is amazing and the service is still phenomenal!
It was our first visit. Interested primarily in safety, we were very satisfied with the outdoor heated igloo we had at an early dinner/late lunch. Seemed very safe and well thought through. Happy hour drinks were great. Food was quite good. Portions more than enough. We'll definitely come again.
Food was excellent and the service was exceptional! greatly recommended!
We had such a wonderful dinner in our igloo and truly enjoyed our evening. The food and drinks were very good and our server, Caroline, did a terrific job taking care of us.
Great food and service!
We had a wonderful meal here. The nicest people work at Osteria Marzano. The food is fantastic. Every meal has been excellent.
Excellent service, food, and atmosphere.
Great Data Place!
Loved the outdoor globe and our waitress was very attentive and kind
Everything was great!!!! The only reason it was not a 5 because the heating situation for the igloo needs to be revisited.
Eating in the bubble was wonderful...great to get out and eat a delicious meal!
The igloo experience was amazing and we even got to see Santa! We had a great time and felt very safe.
Excellent service and experience.
The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. It is white truffle season so we splurged. No regrets. I had the Tagliolini and my husband alias the Fettucini Alfredo. The Fettucini is made table side with a huge wheel of Parmesan cheese. Worth the calories!
Service was attentive without being intrusive.
The globes did not keep us warm, so we were cold and so was our food. The music was too loud and poor quality. Food was meh. Won’t be back.
Was very excited to dine in the “globe” with my kids as a fun outing and first time they’ve been to a restaurant in months. Called to confirm 5pm reservation would be in globe earlier in the day, was told high winds had broken a globe so if anything were to change they would call. Got a voicemail 1 hour before reservation that they had to cancel res due to weather and high winds. About 15 min before res they called back to say they had a globe available and could reschedule us. So we headed that way- later than planned due to cancelled reservation. Was pulling up out front and restaurant called at 513 to let me know we were running late and our time would be affected in the globe since we were late- due to them canceling reservation! Arrived and wasn’t offered a kids menu with 2 toddlers in tow. Personally, the globe was fun but food mediocre and overpriced.
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Osteria Marzano is rated 4.7 stars by 1191 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.