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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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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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
Nice Venue

The service was wonderful and the food was good - not quite delicious as one would expect with the prices, but they could seat us - a party of 6 immediately - and even though the upstairs was packed, it was wonderfully quiet and easy to converse.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
napbead
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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We met up with friends while traveling in Alaska and they recommended this place. Busy place make sure you make reservations in advance!

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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The service was wonderful and the food was good - not quite delicious as one would expect with the prices, but they could seat us - a party of 6 immediately - and even though the upstairs was packed, it was wonderfully quiet and easy to converse.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was definitely disappointed with the food. I ordered a wood fired pizza that was absolutely terrible. First of all it should have said wood burnt pizza. The crust was totally black with no pizza sauce,about 5 pieces of pepperoni on it and that was it for $15 bucks. They offered some extra pizza sauce for it and that was... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I asked for a Mac&chesse cooked seafood and it was delicious! Our table was ready just in time and we had a great time. The dishes are beautifully served. Would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We only had one night in Anchorage so we were looking for some good seafood and we were not disappointed. My husband said the seafood chowder was excellent. He also had the sockeye salmon which he loved. I had the rockfish which was also excellent. We were seated right away which was a surprise for s Friday night and service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting menu, great service. If you're from the lower 48 and still in shock at alaska prices, go for happy hour. Order an appetizer and a dinner to share. you'll have enough for two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting menu, tasty food and nice wine selection! Service attentive. Pleasant experience. Only issue was watching a server use her bare hand to scoop coffee grounds. Yuck.

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New York City, New York
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is our first visit to Alaska so I think everything seems a little expensive. The atmospher is very friendly and the service was excellent even though it was very busy. My wife had the flat iron steak salad which was excellent. The meat was very rare and tender the balsamic dressing and grilled romaine great. I had sockeye salmon... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We've eaten at Orso several times and, previous to this visit, have enjoyed our dinners. The last time we ate there, however, we both had the chicken parmesan (which has been our staple choice). Mine was okay (not fine, but okay). My wife's, however, was awful. She thought it wasn't cooked through, but when I tasted it, it was clear... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Indifferent meal for all 4 of us. we all had different dishes and not one inspired. we were in Anchorage for 4 days and this was the only disappointing meal we had. It had been recommended to us so perhaps an off day

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Additional Information about Orso

Address: 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: (907) 222-3232
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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