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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129
+1 907-222-3232
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Ranked #24 of 677 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $35
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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81% Recommend
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English first
Redmond, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

we were expecting a rather standard fare restaurant, but the quality of food was much higher than we expected. our waitress was great with recommendations and service. the fish was very well prepared. everything was really enjoyable. they even had good vegetarian options. would definitely go back if we're in anchorage again!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went to this place as really popular on trip advisor and as I trust all the reviewers we had an amazing meal! Staff was great and the food was amazing! Highly suggest the calamari as they were the freshest I had in my life! Also the ossobuco and crab cakes were delicious. If you are I anchorage is a... More

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La Porte, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here on a recommendation from a local. I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was very good, We started off with the calamari. It was fresh and not over cooked. No red sauce but was excellent. My wife had the lemon chicken panzanella salad. It was very good. I had the Orso chicken parm. It was excellent and prepared well.... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We came here for dinner on our 1 night stopover before travelling on to Denali. We shared crabcakes as an appetizer and enjoyed 2 delicious main courses (a cod dish and a salmon dish). The portions were the correct size for us - enough to be enjoyable but not overwhelming, so we had room for a dessert each. We shared... More

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

End of a blissful 13 days in Alaska! The good - loved the service, nice atmosphere, good food, large portions! The bad- ran out of crab fingers (bummer), fish and chips a bit too fried. In summary- if you like med food, go here, little pricey but worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our last night in Anchorage we decided to try this place.As i had booked we were seated straight away and the service from here till the end of the evening was good.We both had the seafood chowder which came very fast it was nice and hot but alas no crackers or bread which would have been nice(that's what I like... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate at Orso tonight, our last night in Alaska after a 2 week visit. We all agreed the grilled salmon was the best we had the entire trip. In addition, even though the restaurant was extremely busy, the staff easily accommodated the vegan in our group by adapting a dish on the gluten-free/vegetarian menu to her dietary requirements (grilled... More

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Juneau, Alaska
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My favorite cousin took me to ORSO, an Anchorage restaurant I have long heard about, and was anxious to experience. The evening topped off a busy week in ANC, and was one of the most memorable dinners I have ever had. The company was wonderful, the food was terrific! Seafood Chowder was thick and yummy..... Lamb Shank Osso Bucco was... More

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Tacoma, WA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Not our first choice on our one night in Anchorage, but with so many people ending cruise vacations here it had available seating in the bar. Turned out fine. Ordered off the bar menu - could have had full menu - and shared very good fish and chips and a salad. Great desserts, too. Bar drinks were standard fare. Enjoyable... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We chose Orso because we had some business to discuss and it is one of the quieter places to eat. Long story short, the food was good, the service was just alright, but the atmosphere was conducive to finishing our business. This has been my experience the last couple times we have been here. Note that I do go back,... More

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