Osteria Costa - MGM National Harbor

4.1
143 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

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Osteria Costa at MGM National Harbor is a casual reprieve where guests will enjoy a variety of wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, fresh seafood and Italian spirits. Each day, a fresh assortment of limoncello will be crafted in-house available to be poured neat, or as part of a refreshing cocktail. The wine program will reflect the southern coast of Italy and celebrate vines from the region. Osteria Costa’s vibrant design exudes the class and comfort of the Amalfi Coast with bright colors and rustic touches reminiscent of the picturesque villages clung to the Italian coastline. The coastal Italian menu includes classic favorite like beef carpaccio, meatballs and ravioli as well as Bucatini Cacio E Pepe and Shrimp Spaghetti. Guests can opt to dine in the restaurant’s modern interior or al fresco in the garden patio which overlooks MGM National Harbor’s Conservatory.
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vipChuck1
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have dined at Osteria Costa a number of times and I have enjoyed the food and the excellent service.

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Kjjm
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible here. I love authentic italian cuisine so it definitely made the cut. Great service too. Our server was super polite and attentive.

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vipChuck1
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have dined at Osteria Costa several times and the food is very good and the service is also very good.

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Redwine
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service at this location, I would say has decreased since 2019.

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ThomasM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our salads were excellent. The flatbread app was dry and difficult to eat. Chicken parm entree lacked flavor. The seafood risotto special only had shrimp and calamari a little more variety would have been nice. Dessert was just ok. Service was great. Our experiences at the other MGM restaurants have set the bar very high for food quality and our experience here was just mediocre. This was our Valentines dinner and it was a little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, I will be back for more. I recommend the short rib, tender enough to cut with a spoon.

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kittenjd2b
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was SUPERB! The portion size was way more than enough to leave you feeling satisfied. The crispy shrimp were so tasty! My husband loved the Parmesan Chicken and I was stuffed with about half of the shrimp and spaghetti (spicy), but it was so yummy! The chocolate lava cake was UNBELIEVABLE!! Loved every bite!

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JayC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food here is really amazing. We had an appetizer and entrees and everything was cooked to perfection. Our server, Mercedes, seemed a little frazzled and was not very attentive or informative. She was not really busy but was extremely delayed in simple server tasks. Maybe she was trying to catch up on side work or smoking, but she was off of the floor for prolonged periods of time. The manager the stopped by our table and the server assistants were great and made sure that we had a good time and that our table stayed clear of trash and empty dishes/glasses. We would definitely go back, did I mention the food is amazing, but would hope for a different server.

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vipKyle
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst dining experience I have ever had. I wouldn’t know how the food is because we never got served. Arrived for a 6:00 pm reservation in order to have time to eat for a 7:30 pm show. Waited and waited and waited and still nothing. By 7:10 pm, we finally received bread after asking for it but no food. At 7:20, we finally gave up and left without eating to make our 7:30 show. Worst managed restaurant I’ve ever experienced and we were not alone. From the looks of other patrons around our table they were also experiencing horrible delays. Never going back.

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bspnaples
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The only good part of the service was the busser, Rosario...she attended to our every need with a smile and willingness to please us.
Had a reservation and was told we needed to wait in the long line before we could be seated...what is the purpose of making a reservation?
Dinner was delayed and cold when delivered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Horrible!! The only good thing was our waitress.

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AmberM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had to wait even though I had a reservations and there were tables, then proceeded to wait 20 minutes to even get water glass filled. Very poor service.

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Joyce
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Tasty food. Exceptional service. Thanks again, Charlie and Vernon!

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TCrook
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meme, our server and Mark, the manager gave great service. The space didn’t provide much intimacy but it was an awesome experience overall! Thanks Osteria Costa.

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vipDicer
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the caprese crostini as an appetizer. My salmon was fresh and cooked to order. We also had the bucatini carbonara cooked just right. Great bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food overpriced for what it is...paying for MGM location. Shrimp was tasty but served with plain spaghetti...$24. Pizza was $18

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Bee56
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except the front line - hostesses - was not a good start. Everything else was wonderful!

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vipTallBrownSugar
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was overrated. Wasn’t hot when it came to the table.

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vipKB20005
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I took a group to Osteria Costa before a performance at MGM. We had 6:45 reservations. The restaurant wasn't able to seat us until 7:20, and while I'm sure the server tried to expedite the order, it came to the table at 7:55. We ended up fairly late to our show. At a restaurant where it is likely people are dining before a show, it's unacceptable to seat you significantly later than your reservation time.

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CynthiaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food (fetrucine with Alfredo sauce} was good. Chardonnay was very good. Servers were very attentive, professional, and conversational. It was apparent to us, and those around us, that the management and coordination between the front and back of the restaurant was annoyingly substandard. The pleasant young ladies at the hostess stand did not know what they were doing. Tables were clearly open and available (and cleaned and set) but we (and several others) were told they had to wait for tables to be cleaned. They said they were taking reservations only, but we were able to get a table by using OpenTable as we were standing there and getting a table in 15 minutes (the same table we pointed out to them when we walked up). Thank you, OpenTable! In the end, we had a very nice dinner, served promptly, leaving us plenty of time to go to the nearby MGM Theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu. Prices look a little hefty but the food and presentation are amazing and there is plenty of it. My server was prompt and friendly. There was a little noise from the hotel valet entrance but it was tolerable. My friend and I were able to have a nice conversation. We were also able to have a view of the championship football game. The Televisions were present but not obnoxious. Very classy atmosphere and great view of the decor in the MGM lobby

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shelliH
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, service slow , took forever for food and we never got or were offered refills. Sad because our meal was quite expensive & served showed equaled the price we paid

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vipSweetsjunkie
Atlantic City
41 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meatball appetizer with lasagna dinner is a great value and shareable

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DeloresG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, the experience, food and service was great for this visit.

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vipSweetsjunkie
Atlantic City
41 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday celebration. Meatballs appetizer and pizza a must try. Liked it so much we went back the next again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The staff made me feel so welcome. I proposed to my girlfriend and they made it all worth while. It was also my birthday, they bought me out some ice cream and cake. Also they did everything I asked of them. Everyone was so awesome and professional. I am so glad I picked this place for my birthday and our special occasion. I am definitely going to be coming back. The food was awesome. The atmosphere was perfect. I have never been to a place where I felt so comfortable and like home. Again thank you to the staff and the chefs. You guys are my number 1. Keep up the good work that you do.

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vipHungryinDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very slow service. Almost 2 hours for pizza and pasta and a diet coat. Understandable if the restaurant was packed but there were barely 20 people

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vipRedwine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All went well

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vipRedwine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was ok

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AllenD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good place to go to for dinner before the show. Thanks

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vipHungN
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Reservation was made for 9:45pm. Notification received around 8pm that the restaurant was closing at 9pm. The system shouldn't take reservations if the restaurant is not going to be opened. Had to order, leave the concert in order to get food.

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vipEatGuru
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was EXCELLENT, the brunch bruschetta was FABULOUS and the Lemon cocktail was DELICIOUS.

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Foodlover
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went before a show and told our waitress that we had show tickets. We ordered immediately, and our food came quickly. Excellent service and great food! Thanks so much!

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vipJack
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the show.....Great drinks and appetizers. Didn't want anythin too heavy. Mercedes was great!

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vipRedwine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great!

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vipRedwine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All went wonderful & accordingly.

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luvfinerthings
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service at Osteria Costa was excellent and the staff was very courteous!!

We enjoyed the food as well!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service! Excellent food! Can’t wait to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They don’t have a kids menu. Just for penne pasta for a kid - we were charged $20. The drink for kids was $5 additional.

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vipRedwine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All went well & enjoyed.

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Osteria Costa - MGM National Harbor is rated 4.1 stars by 143 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.