Osteria Marzano

4.7
1194 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipRazorbackGirl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food was reasonably good, but not great. They forgot one of my desserts to take home. The chocolate cake was okay...kind of tasteless. Pasta a little over cooked.

The drinks were fabulous though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bubbles were fun. It was great to get out.

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VivianC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food was fresh and delicious. I would recommend it to my friends. Drinks were spot on!

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EW13
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors in a heated dome. It was very comfortable and the service was excellent.

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Erika
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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WesleighL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipKath
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff , very unique snow globe dining experience.

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JeffB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our #1 Go-to-Dinner Place in DC/Alexandria/Springfield area. Great date restaurant. Excellent Happy Hour. Bartender Young is Top Notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Our first time dinning, but would definitely return. We had the rib-eye and catch of the day (Rockfish)

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GregG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent! Try the short rib sliders.

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DeniseL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. I had the Osso Bucco - tender meat - great flavor!

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SuzanneM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Rmb100
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChrisP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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AmyM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and I love the outside bubble! It was still nice and toasty inside and the service was fantastic!

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AngelRi
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The pesto was beyond oily . They don’t salt their pasta water/potato water. Globes were not as advertised.

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CAROLT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipDd421
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

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.

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JeffB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Feast of The Seven Fishes was fabulous.
Looking forward to celebrating New Year's with Chef & The Marzano Family.
Cheers!

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OldTowngirl
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jennifer, was amazing. The food and wine were excellent. We can’t wait to return.

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Mary
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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!

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Dmpols
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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viplennis
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining in the bubble is amazing and the service is still phenomenal!

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ChasH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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JeffB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date!

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Cynthi
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was exceptional! greatly recommended!

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AdrianT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KarenP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipZacharyS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here. The nicest people work at Osteria Marzano. The food is fantastic. Every meal has been excellent.

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JeffB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere.
Great Data Place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor globe and our waitress was very attentive and kind

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KishaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great!!!! The only reason it was not a 5 because the heating situation for the igloo needs to be revisited.

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Susan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating in the bubble was wonderful...great to get out and eat a delicious meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The igloo experience was amazing and we even got to see Santa! We had a great time and felt very safe.

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vipFrankS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and experience.

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Osteria Marzano is rated 4.7 stars by 1194 OpenTable diners.

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