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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 279
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 80
    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
Nice Lunch in Downtown Anchorage

Stopped by for lunch and a break from shopping downtown. Everything was very good! My daughter especially loved how the kids meal was served (app, lunch, dessert).

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Lynnerdoodle
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Wasilla, Alaska
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Orso is one of the finest dining experiences in Anchorage. Already well-known for it's classic Italian dishes, like lamb shank, it has so much more to offer. The fresh seafood is always a great choice and it's easy to make a wonderful meal from the appetizers alone. On our last trip my wife and I had the flash-fried spicy calamari,... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place. Had the crab deviled eggs and excellent burger. Staff was great. Good atmosphere. I would go back in a heart beat.

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I ate here twice and thought it had great food. The first time service was a little slow, but was also my best meal. The halibut was the best I have ever had in my life. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Anchorage.

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Wasilla, Alaska
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for lunch and a break from shopping downtown. Everything was very good! My daughter especially loved how the kids meal was served (app, lunch, dessert).

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Eagle River, Alaska
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great Alaskan (seafood & meats) food; great service! What more could you ask? Wonderful restaurant to eat or celebrate a special occasion.

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washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was very happy with both the service and food. I went for dinner and it happened to also be prom night. I was able to get a table right away which was great because i was starving. I had the Cesar salad and the chicken parmesan. The salad was a good size and the chicken parmesan was the best... More 

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Arlington, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Have our anniversary dinner here each year. Great food, attentive service and nicely varied menu. You can drop $18 on pasta or $45 on a steak - nice to know you don't have to break the bank every time you enter. Molten lava dessert is excellent.

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Eagle River, AK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We've never been or even thought about going here, but my wife received a gift card for Orso so we decided to try it. We got there around 6:30 pm , and upon entering was greeted with a very loud and full bar and downstairs dining room. After a 5 min wait we were taken upstairs where it was much... More 

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dsiemion
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have been here twice in June and the King Salmon was like butter! My dad doesn't usually order salmon and he loved it as well. Orso has great quality food and good service. A bit more expensive then most of the other restaurants around but it is fair based on the quality meals.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Small place great decore. Seevice is just awesome!! Food is awesome. Not smoked like their sister company. The Brew house. Beer is good and the bread pudding is the best ever!!!!!

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?