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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.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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 IndyPlace garage and find us on the lobby level.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
Service this visit was horrible. It took 15 minutes to get a server over to wait on us and take a drink order. I asked for the sea bass with Parmesan mushroom (only) risotto instead of polenta and they brought me risotto with pancetta, etc. I had to send it back and wait for my dinner while my colleagues let their meal get cold. The facial expression of the staff (chef) made me think they were annoyed but my two colleagues agreed that I clearly asked for Parmesan risotto with mushrooms only. The meal was very tasty when I finally received it.
Started with no valet parking, (all full), so parked in self-park...back to this later!
Next a fire alarm and evacuation alert was loudly announced, but after a few minutes of penetrating alarms, was cancelled.
Told them we were celebrating two retirements. The server, sweet but very inexperienced, brought a complimentary dessert WITH our before-lunch drinks. I've heard the saying, "Eat dessert first," but No, thank you with alcohol at 11:30 AM! After lunch would have been wonderful, so don't meant to sound ungrateful.
One had the sea bass and loved it. Two of us had the panini sandwiches, very average, although the bacon on the BLT was smokey and very good.
My first drink was supposed to have been top-shelf vodka (asked for Absolut Citron). Don't think Pinnacle is exactly top-shelf. My friend's mojito was terrible, according to her. The other liked his beer, but the server had to ask staff what the THREE draft beer selections were. We also informed her that two of the three were local, as she didn't know. Nice lady, just not educated in the spirits.
Back to parking. After a 2-1/2 hour visit over a very average lunch, I exited the parking garage...$33.00!!! $11.00 per hour to park for this less than good OpenTable experience. First and last time!
Marinara sauce is tasteless. Bread was undercooked and soggy. Meat and cheese plate only had one type of cheese, the same parmesan they sprinkle on everything. They get one star for decent meatballs. I can usually overlook one thing, but each course was a disappointment.
This place is located inside the JW Marriott and is convenient to get to. It was not the best Italian I have ever had, but the environment is good, food was decent. If I had a complaint, I would say that the food could use some more flavor. My tomato sauce tasted like it was out of a jar, and my bread was cold. But, again, convenient if you're a guest of the hotel. Worth not having to walk or drive somewhere.
We had the calamari, shrimp and artichoke appetizer, very good, Cesar salad, perfect and the Bolognese gnocchi which was great but a little too salty. Our wine Northstar was good, but for the price, forget about it. Our waiter very attentive, oh and bread on table with marinara sauce? Be careful, it will fill you up before your appetizer gets there..would definitely go back.
I have eaten here many times and usually love the sea bass. This time I asked for the sea bass to be on risotto instead of polenta. the risotto looked disgusting (mushroom and pancetta faro) and I did not like it. I didn't like the green pepper and other items in the risotto and it would have been better just parmesan with mushrooms. All of the other risotto ingredients don't work! Still the sea bass was the best part of the dish and was perfectly cooked.
We ate here while waiting for the Indians game. It is a perfect distance from the field and is an easy walk. The waiter was very attentive and helpful! They were able to custom make some pizza for our kids. They were very accommodating when we added another member of the family for dessert only! This restaurant was certainly better than expected for one that is located in a hotel. Highly recommend!
Dinner was wonderful! The location is great, especially if you're staying in the JW Marriott or (as we were) planning to visit the White River Park, Eiteljorg Museum, or Indiana State Museum which are all nearby. I look forward to eating here again and trying out another unique pasta or brick oven pizza.
Dinner was ok. Server was fabulous, ambiance was great. Pricey for the quality of food. Best to go somewhere else. Wine flight was a great price. Breakfast Buffet was much better! I would highly recommend the breakfast buffet. Well worth the money! Server was amazing too!
My wife and I went here for our anniversary and weren't disappointed. I made a note on our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary and they made a point to congratulate us and even gave us complimentary champagne. The service was friendly and our food was served at an appropriate pace. I had a pizza which was very good, but far from spectacular. My wife had the Tagliatelle, which she loved. We also shared the Gulf Shrimp appetizer. This was the highlight of the meal. The shrimp were large and perfectly cooked. The chili marinade was spicy, but not overly so. I would definitely recommend Osteria Pronto to friends looking for a quiet, romantic dining experience.
Food was delicious! Our only complaint is that my husband ordered a soft drink and when they brought it, it tasted strange. He asked for a new glass, still tasted strange. He then told them he would just drink water and that maybe they need to change out their drink tanks. The waiter didn't really acknowledge this, didn't offer him another option and then we were charged for his drink.
I won't be going back for a while. This place started out great but has gotten progressively worse. Smaller menu. Less selection. Wine prices that are too high. Service is average.
It was a total "average" experience. I come with my kids who are well-behaved and love good food. However, I feel that they discriminate against me for bringing my kids. Maybe they expect a not-so-great tip. Usually it's the opposite for us. Good service = big tip. Tonight ....not so much.
If you are on a corporate account, have at it. Otherwise it's not worth it.
Mother's Day brunch. Very loud, but that didn't bother us and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Kids enjoyed mac and cheese, chocolate fountain with fruit and the waffles were a hit. Adults weren't as impressed with the more adult foods. Eggs Benedict was cold. Best thing I had was the ny strip, but it wasn't anything exciting. For the money there are much nicer places. Won't be back, but wasn't a bad experience.
We were staying at the hotel for my daughters college graduation from iupui. I needed a quick breakfast so we made a reservation since it was mothers day. I checked the website and the buffet was priced at 20 along with menu pricing. I didn't see anything about a special for Mother's Day. Shockingly our quick breakfast was 50 a person. Not happy.
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