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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501 (G)
We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
(907) 222-3232
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, 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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  • 287
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Overall good experience

I had a reservation and was seated immediately upon arrival. The menu is focused on seafood - which was what I was looking forward to. A separate wine and drink menu offered great drink options. The gin gimlet I ordered was cold and very good. Ordered the cold seafood salad verde. Very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Siaubas
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Lisle, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I just recently brought my family here while they were visiting me in Anchorage. I have never been disappointed at Orso. The food and service are always good. My favorite is to order the mac 'n cheese and pick a new wine to go with it. Their wine list is one of the best in town. I highly recommend Orso... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I had a reservation and was seated immediately upon arrival. The menu is focused on seafood - which was what I was looking forward to. A separate wine and drink menu offered great drink options. The gin gimlet I ordered was cold and very good. Ordered the cold seafood salad verde. Very good starter. My order was mostly shrimp, which... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We got here right before they close, when the bar has happy hour. The décor is pretty nice. The drinks were good, but a little over priced. It is a nicer restaurant though. The bartender brought the check and as I was paying he asked if we wanted anything else, I thought that was kind of weird; the order of... More 

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Veazie, Maine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Wed at about 7pm, short wait at the bar with very pleasant bartender. Seated upstairs. Attentive service. King salmon excellent. Cooked perfectly, and I usually don't care that much for salmon. Halibut was a little overcooked unfortunately or this would be 5 stars. Great chocolate dessert. Would definately go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants in Anchorage that I''ve tried so far. Not cheap. But great quality food.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a well presented restaurant with excellent staff and good food. Our waiter was helpful and explained the finer points of the menu. The food was well presented and most importantly, tasted good. Would recommend this establishment to all.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Food is fantastic. Good location. It seems to be a popular place as It was crowded when we were there at dinnertime. The last order is 10 pm but the bar section is closed very Late.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

They are a good restaurant if you want to have seafood! The was all well-prepared with enough, but not too much seasoning. Their wait-staff balanced being there to take our order with giving us time to eat and talk. Their dessert was perhaps the most sublime part of the meal, personally, though my father-in-law looked like he was in heaven... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

After a week in Anchorage, this was the place we found with the best food. We were able to get open seating tables in the bar both times and enjoyed the full menu. Food was outstanding, the drink selection was also good. They have craft beers from the Glacier Brewhouse next door as well as a full bar.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food was ok, but I have an allergy and asked that they check that what I ordered wouldn't be a problem. They didn't. when I went to ask the maître d, she had a hand written ingredients list that told her nothing. And then they still got it wrong. Friendly place tho, full on a Saturday.

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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: (907) 222-3232

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?