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About Osteria Marzano

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.

6361 Walker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22310
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
MON - THUR: 11AM - 10PM
FRIDAY: 11AM - 11PM
SATURDAY: 4PM - 11PM
SUNDAY: 4PM - 10PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 313-9700

Website:
http://www.osteriamarzano.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ every Friday evening to create a vibrant dining atmosphere!

Catering:
We cater office parties, work functions and private events. Just give us a call and we'll hook you up!

Parking Details:
You are welcome to park on either the street or the free covered parking garage directly behind our office building!

Public Transit:
We are closest to the Springfield Metro Station (Blue line). There is a shuttle that runs between the metro station and Metro Park (our development), Monday through Friday, every 15 minutes. The closest bus stop to the restaurant is the one in front of the "6363 building," on Walker lane.

Executive Chef:
Chef Carmine Marzano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host wine tastings, wine dinners, cooking classes and more! Just give us a call or visit our website at www.osteriamarzano.com for more information under the "Events" tab.

Osteria Marzano Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (4)
Cozy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

wonderful service from Marisol, also enjoyed Illy coffee-an unexpected pleasure

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Always great food. Always excellent service. Great ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was fantastic as always, but the service was lacking a bit. OM has been my go-to for Italian for the past two years and I've been there 10+ times usually with a party of 5 or more. This time was for my girlfriends 30th birthday, which I noted in two different places on the reservation. She is also part of OM's mailing list and she received an email for a free birthday dessert.

Sadly there was no mention of the occasion by the hostess or our server until our party mentioned it, and even then no Happy Birthday. After our meal she mentioned the free dessert email and showed the waiter, but we were told he'd have to check because the email wasn't printed. Ultimately the offer was honored, but its disappointing that it was even a slight issue.

We still love OM and will be back soon. The food is amazing and we highly recommend it. This was just an opportunity to comment on how service could be improved in the future, especially for patrons who are celebrating a special event.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is delicious here! Plus the people who work here are very friendly and nice!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As usual, the best food and service. I love Marzano’s.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. Worth 1/2 hour drive from DC.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been to Osteria Marzano many times, and just Love it! But the little things they do it's what sets them apart it apart. The last time I was there, I called ahead because my husband is in an orthopedic boot. They were very accommodating, and that made all the difference.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Place looked nice. They had a DJ playing music too loud. Nobody dancing so not sure what the point was. Caprese salad was very nice. Pizza was ok, not Neapolitan and certainly not as appetizing as pictured. Service was ok to start, but server kind of disappeared later on. Paid cash as I didn’t want to wait another 15 minutes for him to return with card.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Justin and Julia made us feel at home, joining in on our conversation and telling us about there pas.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Well prepared classic Italian dishes in a stylish setting. Friendly, prompt service. This was our first visit, we’ll be back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious. Delicious delicious.
Hostess moved us out of a draft.
Salad is plentiful.
Calamari is perfect.
Risotto with scallops did not disappoint.
Wine list is good and reasonable.
Chocolate mousse was amazing.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent in every regard. Music was too loud . Tables too close together. Unfortunately we were seated next two couples at one table, that did not know about inside voices. We heard all their medical/ family problems. Turn off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were there with a friend who had to carbo load for the Marine Corps Marathon. In solidarity we all had pasta. They were four of us altogether. And we all raved about the pasta! From the spinach stuffed ravioli with walnut sauce to the macaroni and cheese with candied bacon, all got rave reviews. Can’t wait to go back and try something other than pasta. I’m sure it’s fabulous.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always Fabulous!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always a great experience! Food and service were wonderful as usual.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was great to find this restaurant that has Happy Hour everyday. Went here on a Sunday at 4pm and HH was until 9pm. Great variety of drinks and food. Hard to find restaurant at first but it's inside an office building. A must try!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food at a great price. Really nice place for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Nice selection of wine by glass, including Nebbiolo and Sangiovese blend. Delicious house salad. Even the small can be shared. Also enjoyed Orato fish and Snapper/spinach ravioli. A bit pricey for the location in the middle of no where . Will return if in area.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a great dinner at a great restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food. Moderate service. Table for two felt like it was in the walkway by the bar, I should have requested a booth.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I tried to enjoy the food but I do not see myself coming back to the restaurant. The location is already in an isolated location and the food was not great. You can find better options if you want Italian food.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Staff service was very good, very friendly. A special chef plate combo was extra special... we'll return soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Arancini was a special of the day and they were OUT of THIS WORLD!!!! I could have made a meal of those! I hope they start to offer them on the regular menu.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My wife and I eat here periodically. Most of the time when we have guests from out of town staying in Northern Virginia we recommend meeting to have lunch or dinner here. We have never had a negative experience. We are picky eaters normally in restaurants; at Marzano's we eat with gusto because we know the food is of high quality (onsite made noodles) and is prepared imaginatively and well. As of the meal we had with friends for this review, one of our guests said that the meatball in the spaghetti and meatball dish was the best he has ever eaten in his life (he is 74). Another guest of ours now makes it his default location for business lunches after taking him there.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

One or our favorites for a special night out -- all the better that it is relatively close! Had a delightful server who assisted with the extensive menu. Delicious dinner! Great house-made pasta! Fish another special favorite. Delicious salads...didn't make it as far as dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Carmine and family are a high character, true professionals and world class chef. He's innovative, creative and his love for his work shows every day.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were two couples. Had Milos as our server - he was fabulous! Wonderful sense of humor and terrific service. Food was very good. My eggplant could have been a little warmer, but very tasty. They ran out of the seafood special for our one friend but came up with a substitute that he loved.
Only negative was the noise level. Not sure what can be done, but they need something to absorb the sound.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A lovely gem tucked away in a business park--who knew! The service was great and food really delicious. We both started with salads then shared the burrata special followed by pasta. I was impressed with how much our server knew about the wine list. We will be back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great hidden gem in the midst of a business park. Great authentic and home made Italian.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Restaurant Week dinner was excellent. Pesto served with focaccia was good, made from parsley instead of basil? The farro salad with baby kale, candied walnuts, crumbled Gorgonzola, golden raisins, finely chopped tomatoes and cucumber and vinaigrette was delicious, as was the entrée of boneless beef short ribs with red wine sauce, fine polenta and topped with fried onion rings that were well-drained and not greasy. The tiramisu was nicely spiked and worthy of its name. Don't know if MSG was used in the entrée's sauce, but I was thirsty, etc. after the lovely meal.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I would definitely come back for more. Did not realize they were part of restaurant week and try the special menu. Everything tasted great and the wine that was recommended went well with the meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We love this restaurant. On this trip, our server was new and not very proactive about getting answers to our questions. But the food was -- as always -- great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was typically excellent. Service was good, although the waiter sorta disappeared for a while at one point. It won't keep us from going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was not our first trip to Marzano's. In the past the food has been very good, but the experience even better. The service tends to be excellent. This time the food was the best ever. I still think the fresh pasta and various primi courses are slightly better than the entrees, but it's a quibble. All are first rate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Went for restaurant week. Food was outstanding. Servers got confused on what tables got what they ordered and dessert came before entree, but it all worked out. The good food made up for it. Will go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful meal. She had "the most tender short ribs" she has ever tasted. I had a marvelous piece of moist and tender salmon with luscious fingerling spuds. We had a terrific bottle of Lock and Key Meritage to enhance our meal. Desert as usual was great. We will gladly return for another evening out on the town. Kudos to all involved with our evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was my third visit -- once for lunch and twice for dinner. I had the tonno -- tuna with a vegetable risotto. The tuna was done rare, as I like, and the risotto was absolutely Delicious. My date had one of the raviolis and I think he was very pleased as well. There was no rush and we stayed chatting for nearly 4 hours, closing the place down.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Jessica, new server is AWESOME! Great personality and efficient!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

My husband and I love Osteria Marzano, and we just celebrated our anniversary there. I highly recommend this place for a great Italian meal! The chef really takes thought into the ingredients of each meal and you can tell because each one is absolutely delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

First visit to this restaurant at 5pm on a Saturday night. The bar was busy but not the dining area. The first thing I noticed in being walked to our table was a sticky floor. We asked to be seated nearer the window rather than the row of seats behind the bar. They were accommodating. There were only one other pair of diners and a private party in a separate room. Everyone else was at the bar.

We had a three course meal - the meatball appetizer was terrific. My husband ordered a cheese ravioli in a cream sauce and I had the chicken piccata with green beans and side of spaghetti. His meal was quite good and my chicken was also good with a flavorful sauce. The green beans were very crunchy - too al dente for my taste. It was a generous portion so I ended up taking half the chicken and the GB home. We ordered the creme brûlée for dessert. I think it may have been the best creme brûlée I have ever had. It tasted very fresh with a wonderful vanilla flavor.

The restaurant is rather small and I can imagine it would get loud at busy times. The service was friendly and efficient. My husband ordered a mixed drink and also a Grand Marnier with dessert. The total check was $78 including tax but before tip.

I would definitely return. They have a pizza oven and we saw a steady stream of pizzas being served. They also have what looks like a great Sunday brunch menu.

Parking is free and plentiful as they are in an office park.

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