Osteria Marco

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$30 and under
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Italian
Osteria Marco is a very social, artisan-style pizzeria in the heart of Larimer Square. The exposed brick dining room is lined with bottles from our exclusively Italian wine list, which features nearly one hundred labels priced under fifty dollars per bottle. We roast the lamb, pork and beef for our panini right in the dining room and craft the cheeses and charcuterie from or salumi bar in house. Osteria Marco has all the amenities of a fine-dining establishment--excellent service, beautiful food, fabulous surroundings--but priced for the more casual, social diner.
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KD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Restaurant was not full but had to ask to be seated at a private table. (Most of the small tables are too close together, in a row. No privacy.). We were accommodated, but shouldn’t have to ask. And next redesign, get rid of these too-close-together tables.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chefs cheese board was amazing and HUGE for $20. House salad was great and plenty big enough to split. Mushroom pasta was simple but good and spicy copa pizza was delish and big enough for 3-4 people if you are getting starter.

T
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first visit to Denver and this restaurant was recommended and did not disappoint. The soup of the day was creamy tomato basil with kale, and mushrooms - filling and delicious. I eggplant panini is another recommendation. It was of great value $15 as lunch special with variety options and includes a kale salad.

JM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to Osteria Marco on Saturday evening. The host staff was very welcoming and kind. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The atmosphere was wonderful and the restaurant is a beautiful place. Overall we had a wonderful time and I would be happy to go back sometime.

j
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been coming to OM for well over ten years, and like the food and ambience. I still don't understand why the burratta is served so cold -- this cheese must be near room temp in order to be creamy and allow the flavors to come out. Now it is always so cold you have to slice it, when it should be something you can spoon.

Seems the Naples-style pizza has been abandoned as the cheese and toppings are seriously overwhelming there is so much (yes there is too much of a good thing). I used to love that you could pick up a slice and enjoy the crust too. Now I had just a pile of cheese that looks like Pizza Hut -- lighten up you guys! Take a note from Cart driver, Pizza Locali and the many other places you can get a lovely delicate pizza. It's sad but we left nearly half of our pizza as we left as it was just too much goo.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

OT
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service was not very good and the restaurant has declined over time. The food was the best part but still, we won't be returning.

j
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our fav restaurants and certainly amazing Italian food....just kind of noisy and not very private or romantic

m
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

meat and cheese platter was great - chopped salad and pasta were so so. We've eaten here before and was good - maybe just poor menu selections. Close to DCPA so would go again.

OT
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten here many times and this visit was as good as usual. The Mushroom and
Robiola pizza is outstanding.

AB
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were very disappointed in the experience. We love this place but perhaps we won't go on NYE again. I think our waiter had already checked out.

Q
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve

B
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to restaurant when I am in downtown Denver. Most times I sit at the bar. The staff is always very friendly.

AO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - couldn’t have been better

DC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We were there during happy hour so we got house-made ricotta and burrata - so delicious! We split a pizza and the bread pudding for dessert. Service was great and the food was amazing. I highly recommend for a fun, low-key date night.

BO
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, very tasty.

DD
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding warm service and excellent food

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. A little hard to

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked the waiter for her suggestions — and they were all very good. The Burratta cheese is a must. The calamari was good, but spicy. The weakest part of the meal was the butternut squash pizza — the cheese is very strong and there wasn’t as much butternut as we would have liked. Felt unbalanced... but still good. The house red is lovely too. We will be back.

P
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food quality has gone down over the past couple years. This last time we had 2 uncooked pizzas delivered. The bartender was apologetic and his service was the only reason we stayed. Since we still have a gift card, we will probably make one more trip but the last couple have been not so great. We used to love this place.

SK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow and inattentive. Uncooked food. Would not return

C
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Would definitely return.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the atmosphere was nice

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was great but quite overpriced. Nice atmosphere and location.

RO
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of six and everything was timely and nicely presented. Nice ambience and good service. Great place to celebrate an event.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and equally good food!!!!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. We love Osteria Marco. Appetizers, drinks and dessert were amazing. The rabbit entree was okay, but the quinoa salad with chicken was terrible- mushy and too much quinoa, and not enough flavor (needed vinegar or lemon juice). We did not have enough bread for the burrata and requested more - the charged us for it! We spent over $200 for dinner for three and they charged us $1.50 for extra bread. Oh well!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Both hostesses were very rude. Said no tables were available but we were able to make a reservation for 5 minutes later and there were many open tables. Have been there many times before and had this been put first experience we would never go back. Pizza was soggy from sitting for awhile before getting to us and the service was not good.

r
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We each had a salad and the. Got two pizzas to share among 4 of us. The food was delicious! We got the homemade donuts for dessert to share but we were a little perplexed that we didn’t get dessert plates since there was jelly with the donuts for dipping.

It was a good experience and we were able to sit and visit after dinner without feeling rushed to move the table.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. The pesto and ciabatta app was my favorite. The charcuterie plate, chefs choice, was also very good. The noise level wasn’t too loud. Wait wasn’t long for our apps and then meal which were both timed very well. Wine was fantastic! Did not disappoint!

BS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience at Osteria Marco. Consistent high quality in a wonderful environment made for a festive holiday work lunch.

a
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Consistently good food. The service is great. The ambiance is wonderful. It’s maybe a little pricy but it’s totally worth every penny!

JR
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go to Osterio Marco. Love their Monday special.

T
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Always a great time

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I was over charged for an extra glass of wine. Should have caught it. Poor service.

HH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We arrived 2 hours in advance of attending the ballet thinking that was plenty of time. The restaurant wasn't that busy and it took an hour to receive our food. We had to inhale it due to being short on time. For the price of the food, it was VERY small portions. Ordered the chicken and mashed potatoes. There was literally a spoonful of potatoes and the green beans were way over cooked. It was not a cheap meal. And it was not good.

Overall, terrible experience. I will not be back.

O
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family pre. Christmas celebration before Holiday Symphony

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Everything was delicious and food service was perfectly timed. Thanks for making our engagement celebration as enjoyable as possible.

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Osteria Marco is a must try restaurant. This was our first visit, but we will definitely be back. I was impressed that we had a reservation and actually got our table early, though to be fair, the place was packed and loud. Our waitress was super friendly and made awesome wine and food recommendations. Our glasses were never empty and pace and timing were perfect. Must try dishes: the buratta, the lamb meatballs, any of the pizzas! We will be back!

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