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About Osteria Marco

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.

1453 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
15th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(303) 534-5855

Website:
http://www.osteriamarco.com/

Catering:
Why yes, we do cater. Please contact emily@mizunadenver.com

Executive Chef:
Frank Bonanno & Jean-Philippe Failyau

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private and semi-private dining for parties up to 35 guests for seated events and up to 40 for standing receptions. Full restaurant buyouts are available for parties up to 150 seated and 200 guests for standing receptions.

Please contact liza@mizunadenver.com

Private Party Contact:
Liza Zimmerman: (720) 737-4277

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact liza@mizunadenver.com

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Osteria Marco Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (57)
Special Occasion (45)
Casual (43)
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Pre/post Theatre (40)
Notable Wine List (32)
Fun (32)
Authentic (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Business Meals (23)
Cozy (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Romantic (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Tapas (8)
Great Beer (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Never disappoints! Delicious spin on Italian classics and fantastic meats/cheeses!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere, fun, fabulous grilled artichoke and the service couldn't have been better! We didn't feel rushed and had a great evening with very good food! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Osteria Marco never disappoints. Though the place was very busy, the staff was especially friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a great experience. Food, service, and atmosphere were all good.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Italian restaurant! Lots of cured meat and cheese tapas options and great pizza and salads. No pasta dishes, but still a lot of great menu items to choose from. Would recommend.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Accommodating staff in an ambient setting is always appreciated at this restaurant. The happy hour deals are ideal for food and drink; and.. not just your ordinary bar food, but rather unique treats like homemade ricotta spread on oven toasted rustic bread and eggplant panini with a mountain of arugula really satisfied my picky palate. Our server was uber attentive.. (wish I recalled his name to give kudos) many thanks for a lovely Friday eve out with the ladies!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

One of my avorite restaurants. They take casual food and make it great. Good atmosphere but it can get a little loud when it's busy. The burata is incredible.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had the best birthday celebration at Osteria Marco! Our waiter went of of his way to make the night extra special, hands down the best waiter I have ever had! The food was amazing as well, I would highly recommend! We will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was very very good. The service was over the top. Can't remember our servers name but she was great. Empty glass, not for long. Need another drink, johnny on the spot. Great experience.
Thank you Osterio Marco

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

GOOD WAITRESS, FOOD WAS PRETTY AVERAGE. EGGPLANT PARM A SPECIALITY WAS VERY MUSHY AND NOT VERY HOT- MORE LIKE LUKE WORM

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Decided on Osteria Marco because of the awesome reviews and the amazing looking menu. Went with my girlfriend for a casual date night and we got WAY more than we expected. This place is a ton of fun and the service was amazing. We got great recommendations for food and wine from our server and were not dissapointed. If you go, you must try the Fig & Goat Cheese pizza.... some of the best pizza we will ever have. A great spot that is a must within Larimer Square.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great, tasty food...just like Luca...the food and menu didn’t disappoint

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

After years of being Osteria fans we have finally given up. The last few visits have included sub par service and marginal food at a high price. While they used to produce delicious food that was worth the cost, recently they have suffered from soggy pizza dough, bland flavors and skimping on menu items that used to include more (example house made ricotta used to come with pesto and brushetta with the grilled chibatta). Additionally the lack of happy hour pricing at tables drives a negative feeling for early evening diners. Making $3 more on a glass of wine seems short sighted when competing for customers with many options on Larimer Square. Osteria has lost it's place on our dining list and our recommendation list for friends. Overall we are disappointed to see the slide from a 8/10 to a 2/10 scoring and we will move on to better options with better service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had two pizzas and cocktails. Everything was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

By all means, the happy hour is fantastic value, and the food is delicious.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is our “go-to” lunch stop with clients. They love the ambience and menu selections. We’ll be back, very soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Healthy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great as usual! The service, food, and atmosphere were all great to ring in the new year.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing amazing amazing!!!! Having traveled to Italy and gotten married there this is the closest to actual Italian food that we have found in Colorado!

Best Italian restaurant in Denver and surrounding areas!!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always enjoy Osteria Marco, best pizza House Sausage.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Osteria Marco does not disappoint. The food and service are always fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food as always. We got the special New Year's pizza which was lobster and it was excellent. The service was great as well. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A very enjoyable evening at Osteria Marco. Really enjoyed the seasonal arancini appetizer- a favorite of mine. Will certainly be back soon!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Perfect place to have a post Christmas drink with out-of-town friends! Great cocktails, casual but still adult atmosphere...lovely!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was fine, but the food was absolutely mediocre. I’m not sure why this place is rated so high. You can do better.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Overall great. Only complaint is when we showed up 5 minutes for our reservation, another party showed up,4 people, who had a reservation AFTER ours, they were seated right away, we waited 15 minutes more. Greeting was just ok.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Decor is not much to speak of, but the service was great as was the NY Strip salad with asparagus, Portobello mushrooms and Parmesan. The paninis are always excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a great time. Great food every single time. Even after all these years.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love this place! The service and food were wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was great. Service was a little slow.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Average food, not expensive but not worth the price either.
Not sure what the standard is in Denver but don’t get fooled by the 4.5 stars...this place is worth 3.
The grilled octopus was tasteless and could have very well been a frozen meal; the pizza was pretty bland and I am not sure what kind of cheese they put on top. My colleague had a Caesar salad and he could barely half, he was so embarrassed that he asked to take it home and tossed in the first trash can.
They pretend to be a fancy Italian restaurant, what they serve is chain quality food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Nice casual dinner with a good Italian wine list
Good service but wait for food was a bit too long

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic we split a number of the meals and a couple bottles of wine I could not of asked for more enjoyable evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and service! The plates were not huge, which is really nice. Great atmosphere.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Was very impressed with the menu and service. I picked the restaurant mostly at random because we were looking for someplace new and we were very happy with our choice. Check it out!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our server was great! After dinner we asked for a 'to go' panini and somehow the order was left off so our server apologized and said the panini would be ready shortly and would be without charge. It was a kind gesture and appreciated. When we are in Denver Osteria Marco is always on the top of our list of restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

we ate light and the food was good. service was a little slow, but restaurant was very busy. i've eaten here twice before and have always enjoyed the ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Ate here for the first time on Saturday. Good service, nice, and not too overtly friendly. The appetizer (arancini), salad, and dessert (berry cobbler) we had were very tasty; however, our main entrees (lamb meatballs and eggplant parmesan) were not very good and quite overpriced for the quality/quantity. Maybe worth another try but nothing really stands out to attract us back.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great place for dining, casual and delicious with great service!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Osteria Marco is consistently good. We eat here often and have never been disappointed. Service is always pleasant and helpful. Food is very good always. This is one of our go to places in Denver.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My husband and I went for our anniversary. We had never been there before and were disappointed. The food was superb and the staff was very friendly and great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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