About Osteria Pronto
Osteria Pronto, located on the lobby level of the JW Marriott hotel in Indianapolis, serves authentic regional Italian Cuisine in a casual and comfortable environment with an approachable price point. From the open kitchen, the culinary team prepares Osteria's menu from scratch with local products and fresh ingredients. The wine list celebrates wines of Italy, with representations from the US and other prominent wine regions worldwide. The bar and lounge feature all day dining and a broad selection of specialty cocktails. "Osteria Pronto: Your neighborhood gathering place!"
The word Osteria (oste'ria) in Italian literally means "Tavern" and refers to a casual inexpensive restaurant that is part of a neighborhood's daily lifestyle. Pronto (prŏn'tō), literally means "ready" and is considered to be a friendly and inviting greeting.
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Friday & Saturday: 7:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking at the J.W. Marriott is $7.00 and self parking is free for up to four hours. Use the blue doors in the Marriott complex garage and find us on the lobby level.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Our versatile event spaces can accommodate intimate dinners in our Stanzavino Wine Room for up to 14 people as well as large gatherings for up to 85 in our Fontana Dining Room. With a customizable menu and knowledge staff, Osteria Pronto is sure to be the perfect place to host your next event.
Osteria Pronto Ratings and Reviews
I love returning to Osteria Pronto! As a ...
I love returning to Osteria Pronto! As always, we had a spectacular experience!
Katie was our excellent server. She knew the menu and gave us great guidance. The special of the day--scallops with spinach risotto--was Dee-lish! And the sea bass was incredible! We topped it off with gelato--mmmmmm!
The setting is beautiful and everyone goes out of their way to make your experience special. We will be back!
My wife and I chose this restaurant as w ...
My wife and I chose this restaurant as we had tickets to a summer concert at White River State Park and didn’t want to deal with parking twice. Had to move our reservation back due to traffic, Osteria Pronto was very accommodating. While the menu is not extremely deep, there are many choices to tempt almost any taste. Wine list had a substantial selection of Italian Reds for any budget. Our bottle of wine got a little "lost" on the way to us, but the G.M. recognized my glances for our server and prompted the wine delivery in short order. Caprese Salad was excellent, perfect mozzarella texture and temperature. Split plate the Chicken Ravioli (awesome flavor in the sauce), and shared a sausage pizza. The crust was a little too flimsy for my liking and got soggy with the grease of the pizza toppings but still very tasty. Prices were reasonable (I was worried in a J.W) and the overall restaurant was more upscale than I think most reviews have given it. Was welcomed warmly in my shorts, so the only one uncomfortable for a minute was likely me. We will be back!
We ate at the restaurant after arriving ...
We ate at the restaurant after arriving at the JW on a Thursday evening. Clientelle seemed to be mainly hotel patrons but weekends change to a very lively bar/restaurant. Service was attentive. The individual pizzas are large enough for 2 people. I had the salmon which was delicious. I would definitely eat here again even though there are plenty of good dining venues in the area.
Osteria Pronto was truly a surprise. Un ...
Osteria Pronto was truly a surprise. Unlike many restaurants located within a hotel, the food was fresh and interesting. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly without hovering. We split a caprese salad which was presented beautifully for each of us. The mozzarella was smooth and creamy and the tomato was ripe and flavorful. Our entre was gnocchi bolanese and it was delectable. We enjoyed the meal so much, we returned the next night.
The meal was fabulous - the server was p ...
The meal was fabulous - the server was poor - he seemed very uninterested - he showed no enthusiasm for anything. We were asked if this was a special occasion and we said yes - and that was the last it was mentioned. The food was fantastic tho - will definitely go back but hope to have a different server !!!
TRIED SEVERAL DIFFERENT MENU ITEMS RELATED TO A DINING COUPON FROM FOX 59. LOVED THE SEABASS AND TUSCAN SOUP. THE BREAD AND MARANARA SAUCE WAS VERY GOOD TOO. IT WAS A NICE EXPERIENCE AND I WOULD RETURN. WAITRESS WAS EXCELLENT. SHE WAS OVERWHELMED BY ONE TABLES ATTENTION NEEDS BUT OTHERS HELPED HER OUT AND SHE MADE EXTRA TIME TO CHECK ON US.
Very good restaurant, a little short wine list, and not very friendly waiter, with an attitude, like those ones that think that it's their place, and you bother them with questions. Maybe, our company was a little late. Not a romantic place due to its decor, but food was great, and overall this was a pleasant experience.
Mother's Day Brunch
Waited over 30 minutes to be seated past our reservation time.
Food was good; not great; not Italian.
Hostess picked up our bill.
Service was better than average for a lunch buffet.
A tad noisy; ambiance was not special.
Just had to try the restaurant; will go other places and not likely to return due mainly to the average food.
Dined at Osteria Pronto for mine and my boyfriend's one year anniversary dinner and it was the perfect spot for this. It was a super busy night with proms, etc. and our dining area was short-staffed but our waitress and others checked on us often and made us feel super special and celebrated! Kuddos to this place! Great atmosphere!
Best server in years! Food perfect too.
The food was flawless as usual, great presentation/very clean look. Had Mike as our server, from England, and he was polite, efficient, and not pushy with overselling. Suggestive selling is one thing; understanding and explaining what went into making each dish is another and he did just that. His knowledge of the wines was on par as well. Really hope to see him again!
Osteria Pronto never disappoints
Osteria Pronto never disappoints whether we come for dinner, or in this case, brunch. I had the opportunity to host several adult nieces and nephews who were visiting Indianapolis and knew just where to take them. They were a mix of ages, experiences, preferences and tastes. Everyone found a waffle topping or omelet that made their heart sing. We will be back!
Like the names implies (a rough translation from Italian to English), the dining guest is welcomed promptly and started immediately down the aisle of gustatory delight.
There's little question that the executive chef knows Italian cuisine. The salads are crisp, cold and fresh. The pasta is properly "al denote" a rarity in most American restaurants .
Although a tad pricy, the meal is worth the expense. Oh yes, and a great wine list.
Another great dinner!
Once again, my friend and I had a lovely evening! We started with a drink at the bar outside Osteria Pronto. We were then seated in a great booth in the restaurant and Alberto was our server. He was knowledgeable and attentive. We chose all seafood that night: calamari, sea bass and Straw and Hay (a variation on Carbonara). Everything was delicious but I am still dreaming about Straw and Hay! Last but not least, we topped off the meal by sharing tiramisu! YUM!
We went here for lunch during our stay. We arrived 15 minutes before they opened and had to wait outside. They were a few minutes late in opening. The food was just ok. I was really excited for the margherita pizza, but it was undercooked and doughy. It was convenient because of being in the hotel. The staff was very courteous, but the prices were high for the quality. We ate at the High Velocity restaurant for dinner and I recommend that if you need to choose.
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