About Osteria Marco
Denver, CO 80202
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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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.
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Private Party Contact:
Liza Zimmerman: (720) 737-4277
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
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Osteria Marco Ratings and Reviews
I thought the food was tasty, but the portions were very small for the price. The scallop dish came with 4 very small scallops and a very tiny portion of spaghetti squash. I understand that scallops need to be sourced from the coast, which lead them to be a bit pricey, but there is no excuse for the pathetic serving size of the accompaniments.
The service was a bit lacking and drinks needed filling quite often.
Although the meal wasn't perfect, I enjoyed my time here, and the ambiance is very nice. I'd be willing to give this place another shot, if I'm ever in the area.
This restaurant was simply awful. First its in a basement... which was very hot. We were roasting the second we got to our table. The menu is terrible for anyone with a gluten allergy and not recommended. I had a small beet salad that was not very good, probably one of the worst I've ever had and I eat them all the time. My wine was a sauvignon blanc and it tasted like it was old, I took two sips and that was it. The pizza looked very oily that my friend was eating and the Proscuttio didn't look appetizing at all. My daughter ordered a bowl of tomato soup, like a bisque, and it was very bitter, she couldn't eat it so the waitress took it off the bill. Speaking of the waitress, she was rude and very unhelpful. Almost as if we were bothering her by dining there. Not recommended at all... we should have checked out a different restaurant that night because this place was a horrible dining experience.
Great place for a date night or a casual meal. Located right in Larimer Square it's the perfect mix of fancy and casual. The food wan't overpriced at all and the sizes were big enough to share. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who eats food - so everyone.
Delicious food, attentive yet unobtrusive waitstaff, fairly priced ... and again, delicious food. Most Italian restaurants in Denver serve limp pasta with unseasoned tomato sauce; yuck. Osteria Marco certainly, and happily, doesn't fit that mode!
The divider between booths was piled high with flat ware and linens in which it would be wrapped. That detracted from the view, particularly as one of the staff was assembling the packages. It shouldn't be done within view of customers.
Would not return to this restaurant. Made reservations for 2 people, as it was a date night & birthday. We live in Denver, have a one year old son & do not get out a lot so we were excited to try this place. The initial greeting from the host set the tone as he rudely greeted us with, "What can I do for you" as if this was an exclusive spot we were asking to enter. We were then shown to a huge 6 person booth which took away from our intimate dinner setting for 2 but, we went with it. As we looked around it was very loud & see big screen TV's with basketball on, while we're supposed review a wine list which has bottles that are $50, $80, $200 each. As we peruse the menu we see salads, panini & pizza which seems to contradict the "fine dining" of ordering an $80 bottle of wine. They offer a few high priced main dishes, but the choices go from a cubano sandwich to a $30 plate. Since it was our night out we ordered a $60 bottle but our server insisted this $80 bottle was twice as good. We trusted his opinion but were not impressed with the wine. While this happens, he didn't ask us what we thought & did not return to pour the wine for us. Felt like a bait and switch. We ordered two salads & asked for no anchovy but he forgot. Not to mention literally one minute after we ordered our salads they were delivered. Like they were sitting on the line & not tossed fresh to order. We then ordered a pizza to share & the bottom tasted burnt as if cigarette ashes were in our mouth. Once our pizza arrived we did not see our server for over 20 minutes. He did not stop by to check-in or offer us more to drink. He returned & we had to ask about dessert, but upon thinking about staying longer we felt that an after dinner drink at home would be much more enjoyable than this locale.
This place seems to be a "turn & burn" environment like a Chili's. For an Italian restaurant w/higher priced wines we were disappointed with the service, ambiance & menu choices.
The place was very nice, although my table was not ready when I did arrived not a problem and normal for a Friday, just sat at the bar and had a glass of wine while waiting. The service was outstanding and we felt welcomed and well attended, the food was excellent and the price was good
The pizza was undercooked and the food was mediocre at best. We told the server that the pizza was undercooked and he literally stated that sometimes they undercook it and sometime they over cook it. It's basically a crap shoot. I told him that I was not happy with it and he did nothing.
Both of our dishes, Short Rib and Bistro Steak, were melt in your mouth DELICIOUS. Great place, wonderful service, and delectable food. We surpassed dessert, but our waiter brought over a free one for us to try, just because. It was the Butterscotch bread pudding, and it was to DIE for! Yummm, will definitely return.
The food here is great. My date and I enjoyed the grilled artichoke appetizer and the rabbit and chicken entrees, all of which were flawless.
Unfortunately, the service was lacking in a big way. Our server spoke very quickly and was unintelligible at times. He smiled very little and did not seem very knowledgeable. I asked if the scallops were dry packed. He said no and remarked that they were canned. Needless to say, this damaged our opinion on the quality of seafood here.
When placing new silverware on the table it was set haphazardly and without care making the experience uncomfortable. For a restaurant with such a great reputation I'm very surprised at the quality of service here.
Osteria Marco is always one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. The food is delicious and reasonable. The atmosphere is welcoming. Our server was friendly and attentive. This was a special birthday dinner with my family. We all had a wonderful evening. I look forward to returning!
I think we have been spoiled as we've eaten a number of times at Panzano, Venice, Odyssey, etc. We had heard this is on par with those but it clearly isn't. Osteria Marco is good but if you're a foodie like my wife and I are, it's not the place to go. We shared both of their "signature dishes" which are the rabbit and the lamb meatballs. The rabbit was very good but literally had 4 gnocchi in the bottom of the bowl. The meatballs were loaded with red pepper flakes and so spicy that we couldn't really enjoy it. We asked the waitress about that and she just acknowledged that some days the meatballs are more spicy than others based on who did the seasoning in the kitchen. We didn't recognize any of the Super Tuscan wines on their menu and so we asked the waitress for a recommendation. The one she recommended wasn't good at all if you like SuperTuscans. There's too many other great Italian restaurants downtown so we won't be back to Osteria Marco.
5 of us dined on apps, salads, paninis, and pizzas which we all shared and thoroughly enjoyed. No complaints on any of the food items. They offer a house wine for only $7 a glass which is a great price for a restaurant in the downtown area. The server was excellent. The only complaint is the noise from all the other diners, we were there on a Saturday night. Unfortunately this is a problem in many of the restaurants in the old buildings of Denver. We will return and recommend this restaurant.
Good spot for casual dining. Food was good, one dish was not up to expectations but passed for an enjoyable meal.
Menu and surrounding for sure fits a happy hour and small dish restaurant.
Table was longer than usual and contributes to the loud conversations and made it difficult at times to have a conversation. Not recommended for a intimate spot for a date but great for a place with friends and family for a loud dinner.
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