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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129
+1 907-222-3232
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Ranked #21 of 685 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: G
Transit: We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
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.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had rockfish and it was delicious and the side dishes were unique and very tasty. My son had the salmon and it was excellent also. I don't usually like fish but that was great!

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129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Orso is a good restaurant for those who have specific tastes or dietary requirements, such as vegetarians. And if you don't see something on the menu that fits your tastes, just ask and they will deliver! They made a special vegetarian macaroni and cheese that was delicious. A great combination of good food and superb service.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The service and food was very good. Portions were generous and delicious. We had been there a few times before and felt the menu was much more limited than previous visits. Prices were on the higher side-but expected for this locale and ambience. Service was superb.

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

For those of you who haven't been to Anchorage during tourist season be aware that restaurants are very busy. Food and service were very good. They did a very nice job of recognizing a birthday of one of our guests. Can accommodate gluten free choices.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Made reservations for New Years eve at the last minute and I know it was meant to be. We got there early and was seated within a couple of minutes. We had the best waitress who was an absolute people person. We ordered the tower appetizer that consisted of the loin tips, fried calamari and baked ravioli! Excellent and filling.... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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239 reviews 239 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The food is very good, and the presentations are excellent. Prices are on the higher end of the scale, however meals are well worth the cost. An upscale restaurant with a range of menu choices, before you make a reservation you may want to read their online menu.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is the second time we have dined here. Always a great place for dinner when we are in Anchorage. Soup of the evening was a tomato bisque! Warm, creamy and just what I wanted on a cold night. I opted for the beef tip appetizer- polenta with very tender pieces of beef, and frizzled onions. Just enough since I... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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140 reviews 140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere and service. I ordered a crab stuffed rockfish based on the server's recommendation. I'm sure it was well prepared but it was my first time trying rockfish and I absolutely hated it. I told the server and she asked if I wanted to change it for another meal. As I had a... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've eaten here a couple of times, but not for a few years. The food is good and the prices are not outrageous, however, the place does not have any carpeting or drapes etc. that would help to deaden the sound, which I find very annoying. It's possible they may have corrected this problem since the last time I was... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Went there late afternoon and it was quiet inside with only a couple other tables in use. The server was pleasant, the selections were plentiful and somewhat unique. The food did not disappoint.

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Additional Information about Orso

Address: 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129
Phone Number: +1 907-222-3232
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American

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