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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501 (G)
We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
19072223232
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: ORSO is well known as "The Place to Be." ORSO's New American cuisine...
ORSO is well known as "The Place to Be." ORSO's New American cuisine expertly pairs delicious local flavors with the ever changing seasons of Alaska. ORSO is well known for a large selection of Alaskan seafood, grilled meats, award winning wine list and the best local ingredients when available.
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  • 99
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  • 27
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Busy but nice !

We enjoyed dinner one night , staff were pleasant but it was very busy and meals tended to take a while to come out . Food was great ,nothing spectacular .

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Tigerbeth
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Madison, GA
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Not as busy or noisy as its big sister. Good food, well presented. Professional, friendly service. Definitely recommended.

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Boynton Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This delightful restaurant served a most delicious meal to our party. We all ordered Alaskan King Crab. Having felt disappointed in another Alaskan restaurant, we were happily surprised with this meal. Not only was it very tastey, it was also plentiful with a most interesting tomatoe filled with a delicious crabmeat stuffing. Service was wonderful. Atmosphere added to the evening.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner one night , staff were pleasant but it was very busy and meals tended to take a while to come out . Food was great ,nothing spectacular .

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Orso has a nice rustic quality to it with a hustle and bustle of a city restaurant that boasts fine dining. Don't get too dressed up though no one in Anchorage actually looks decent even when they sit down at a fine dining restaurant. Orso's is fine dining, they have an extensive wine list and their food is fresh. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

crab cake corn dogs are to die for . crab cakes as well. great selection of draft beers as well. classy place a fun place to go

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very popular with locals - reservations reccomended. Had a 35 minute wait for table of 4 7:30 pm. Complimentary pagers with good range so you can enjoy the outdoors while waiting. Service was excellent and friendly. Meals were attractively presented and fairly prompt. Taste was very good. Prices were average for a midrange restaurant. There is a fairly extensive wine... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I was visiting Anchorage for a few days before a cruise and decided to try dinner at Orso's. The dinner was Ok but the apple caramel cheesecake I had for dessert was excellent! The only complaint that I have is that the service was terrible and the restaurant was not busy at that time. Our server never came by to... More 

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Taylor, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This establishment came highly recommended and after dinner I am also making my recommendation. The food was wonderful. I had chicken parmesan and it was the best I have ever had.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Orso is a centrally located, very popular eatery in downtown Anchorage - great for all ages and group sizes from couples upwards. If you are going for dinner, which starts serving at 5pm, it would be wise to book ahead or get in early because the place is pretty much full by 6pm. The restaurant is spotless, the chairs comfortable... More 

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Greater Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Trevor took good care of us. The meal was pricey, but it was delicious. The appetizer stack was a good start. Had a variety of chicken, salmon, steak salad. All were very good. Service took some time, but the restaurant was full and they allowed us to move our reservation time up a bit so we were not troubled. Would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501
    (G)
  • Public Transportation: We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: 19072223232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

ORSO is well known as "The Place to Be." ORSO's New American cuisine expertly pairs delicious local flavors with the ever changing seasons of Alaska. ORSO is well known for a large selection of Alaskan seafood, grilled meats, award winning wine list and the best local ingredients when available.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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