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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129
+1 907-222-3232
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Ranked #22 of 683 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 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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Springfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We ended up here when our destination restaurant next door had a long wait and we were so glad we did. We made dinner on soup, salad and appetizers and all were wonderful. The tomato soup was chunky and delicious. The sausage and pepper flatbread large and perfectly spicy. The salad of greens, cherries, pistachios, apples, grapes and goat cheese... More

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to eat before attending a performance at the PAC. The atmosphere is relaxing and the service is very good. As a vegetarian I really enjoy the fact that they have a full gluten free and vegetarian menu. An overall wonderful experience.

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Juneau, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice private room, service was quick, food was delicious and it was nice that it was quiet enough we could hear each other talk!

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Homer, Alaska
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I think this is the first choice for my wife and I when in Anchorage. We often have Oso Bucco. It is the best, very hearty and large, with the bone placed across the bowl cave-man style. They serve it with lamb shank, which is special. Reservations are usually a good idea, especially in the summer. Seafood, like Seafood Alfredo,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Contemporary atmosphere. A little close - tight tables and loud. Expensive for what you receive and a bit stuffy service. Great food though. I recommend lunch, not so crazy. Reservations are best to not have a long wait too.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The food was delicious. The fresh fish choices and dishes were exceptional. The ambiance is nice in both the restaurant and in the bar where you can order and eat as well. I had halibut one night and silver salmon the other. My husband's food was also delicious. We also enjoyed very good wine with our meals.

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Glendora, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Go to their happy hour, the food is half price and the bar is lovely. There is amazing Potato bread we loved and at the bar they are very quick to bring the half price appetizers. IN the main dining room, it is too slow if you just have an hour. But the food is really good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Orso used to be a great place to go. With smaller portions, higher prices, and very mediocre food at best, it is merely a so-so place to dine. The staff we have had in the past three visits have seemed to be less than pleased that we were there spending money. I don't need fanfare when I dine, but I... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The restaurant is easy to find. It is best to have reservation just in case it is a packed house. My wife and I had a reservation and the table was ready for us when we arrived. The restaurant provides an elegant ambiance which puts you in a good mood. The service is very good and the waitress was very... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Crab cake & calamari are to die for.....Good food, friendly staff.....nice wine list....and great desserts...

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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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American

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