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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:
$31 to $50

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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Casual (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Romantic (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

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food5
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service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Been there several times always good-We went Valentines day and short wait but served us Persecio while we waited. Staff is excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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food4
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service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

It was the perfect dinner. Amazing food, atmosphere and excellent service. Will come again and again!

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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

2nd time eating here, enjoyed it both times, food is good, staff is very accommodating

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, very friendly service. Overall a great place that is nearby... will be visiting again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Very slow service....guess they were slammmedfor Valentines night, but made no plans to adjust for bigger crowd.

Noisy bar; back room was OK

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place is a gem. The food is perfect, the service is great, and we always feel like family when we eat here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Mary sole was always great with us, thank you making us feel comfortable

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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?

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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value2

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pedestrian meal and an older crowd.

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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I went last Saturday night for a date night. Osteria serves very good Italian food and is in the professional building complex near Kingstowne Town Center, Alexandria. Most patrons dressed casually, but if one dresses up a bit, it works, too. The noise level in the main part of the restaurant is lively. The food is a combination of classic Italian comfort food (pasta, lasagna), chicken and seafood dishes, beef, etc and great cocktails, salads, appetizers. Great vegetable sides, which for me is a plus.
The only drawback is that service can be a bit slow. We had reservations for 8pm but still had to wait about 15-20minutes to be seated. Our server was courteous and professional, but she looked very busy, tending to many tables. The food came out at a reasonable pace, however. She then brought the dessert menu and did not return for 15 minutes. When she came back, it was with the check. This was a bit frustrating as we were hoping to have dessert before seeing a movie. My impression is that they need more servers, given how busy the restaurant gets on Saturdays. There is ample parking in a nearby garage. The positives outweigh the drawbacks, so this will remain a go-to restaurant for outings in the area. I recommend Osteria Marzano.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is delicious and the people that work there - make you feel like you’re family.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great neighborhood Gem with wonderful food and excellent service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is consistently good--really good. Menu is amazing--very hard to choose what to get! We were seated in the back room - which I'm assuming they use for private parties. Ambiance doesn't feel quite the same, and the service was really not good. Our server was nice enough, but definitely didn't check on us enough, had to wait FOREVER for drinks, etc. Really put a damper on the evening. My husband kept saying that he could see that she was busy/waiting on a lot of tables, but sorry...not my problem. They appeared to be short staffed. Will give it another try.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were seated right on time. Iwas concerned that the resturant was a bit noisey but we were seated in a diningroom away from the bar and it was quite nice as well as quite enough to permit conversation. Soups and salads we good. All4 members of our party were very happy with their entres. Our draw back on the evening was service was a bit slow especially with drinks. Coffee after meal was slow coming and not very hot. I would recommend the resturant to friends and would return

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

the food was very good. 5 of us dined and had an appetizer and a couple of drinks. we also ordered a bottle of wine that we had been told by the person doing a wine tasting would be 50% off, so we ordered a bottle at the discounted price of $27.50 (when we looked the wine up on line, it said it had an average price of $18.99). when the bill came, we had been charged $50+ for the bottle of wine which we called to our server's attention. He said that the discount only applied when you purchased a bottle to take home. We explained that was not what we had been told. The server got the manager who eventually said she would give us the benefit of the doubt and only charge $27.50, but that was after several uncomfortable minutes of discussion which in my opinion was way too long.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Terrific food and great drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyable dining experience. The food was beautifully presented and delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time ever going here and we'll be back. We went there on a Friday evening for a date night, there was a live DJ playing which was loud but we didn't mind. The food was great, the service was awesome, we'll definitely be returning. I assume on nights where there isn't a DJ bumping music it's much more intimate our server said it was just on Friday evenings. Nonetheless that would be a very fun happy hour spot after work on Friday.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Parking is strange, but the food is definitely worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is an unexpected find in office center - definitely worth going back to!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I love this place! It is hidden in the office park. But once you find it, you'll definitely come back! There is no equivalent in the area, and it can be compared to very few restaurants
In DC! The design is very modern and cool design and they make you feel like home by their service and food.
Most of the pastas are homemade and their specials are always very unique and yummy too! They also host wine classes and cooking classes! Where else could you find this much under one roof???
Highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was delicious ! I'll definitely be back . The bread was delicious . I ordered the chicken Marsala.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not impressed. Too loud. Waitress got many things wrong

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a great restaurant. I highly recommend dining here.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve at 6pm - not exactly peak hours - service was quite slow, and our waitress was indifferent from the start, leaving us without even drinks for 10-15 minutes when we asked for waters and "another minute" to consult the wine list (of which we were only given 1 for a table of 6). There have been some changes to the menu for the worse - for example, why remove vitello tonnato and butternut squash ravioli to add fish'n'chips and candied-bacon macaroni and cheese? The short rib was not as flavorful as I remember, either.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food as usual. Great gathering place for friends as this was their first time dining here.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and experience as always. My wife had fish and chips (not greasy) and I had candied bacon Mac and cheese.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Terrific. Wide range of italian food options. I prefer their cream sauce dishes to their red sauce, but everything I have had is solid. Salads are very good. Have had several dishes with their mozzarella d buffalo and the mozzarella is top notch. A bit pricey for the area, but one of the few polished options in the area - so there you go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Osteria Marzano is one of our favorite places in N.VA. We’ve been going there since it opened, and it has never disappointed us. The food is always excellent. We love Burrata, and it’s always so good, especially with truffles and when it’s made with buffalo milk. The fried calamari is also great- fried perfectly, very mild, and very fresh, served with fresh tomato sauce. Pasta, risotto, and gnocchi are all delicious and perfectly cooked. Fish, esp. the branzino, is another great option. We seldom have room for dessert, but the Nutella pizza is to die for.
Bottomline - this is a great restaurant. Try it, you’ll love it.
Thank you, Chef Marzano!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This place was a hidden gem! Loved the friendly service and the food was very good! We can't wait to come back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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