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“Great atmosphere and staff ”
Review of Osteria Marco

Osteria Marco
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Ranked #21 of 3,002 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 15th
Description: Opened in October 2007, Osteria Marco is intended to be the livelier, more playful younger brother to Frank Bonanno’s esteemed Italian eatery Luca. Guests are greeted at the top of a grand staircase by a cheese maker, deep in the throes of crafting burrata and charcuterie. At the bottom of the stairs, hundreds of bottles of wine line the walls and announce an affordable, yet progressive wine and spirits program. Whole roasted suckling pigs are the hallmark of Sunday evenings, and friendly engaging servers easily navigate diners through a thoughtful menu that runs a gamut from pizzas and panini to oven-fired shrimp, to crispy calamari and braised, lamb meatballs.
Bozeman, Montana
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and staff ”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

What a cute place to grab dinner in lodo!!! The staff was great and offered suggestions to first timers. EVERYTHING was homemade. Meat and cheese platter was fantastic. Giving it 4 stars not 5 because my eggplant panini was extremely small and has 1 slice of eggplant on it. Everyone else's food was fantastic

Thank MTBungalow
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“perfection on a plate”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I chose Osteria Marco for my birthday dinner and am so glad I did!
Know before going here that reservations are highly recommended. I tried to make reservations 3 days prior and my top 2 choices for dining times had been snatched up. This isn't a negative, it only goes to show how loyal folks are to this eatery.
Service was top-notch and the food was wonderful. I really recommend the lamb meatballs. You won't have a difficult time finding a suitable wine with their extensive list. Be sure to save room for bread pudding-- the best I've ever had!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank BeckyCakes
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“Best Italian, true Italian”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

This place is one of the truest Italian restaurant.
The meals are big enough and well done. Coming from italian family I can attest this is one of the best italians place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Superflit
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We went here for a catch up lunch after a 12 year hiatus and the food certainly did not dissapoint. The burrata was excellent and despite the dissapointment of them having no Nero D'Avola , we settled on a very agreeable Cannonau. My pear sald was huge, the waiter said I needed to go large and large it was! Tiramisu with vanilla sauce was also good and what was supposed to be a quick lunch took shape into something much more relaxed and comforting. A really nice place .

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank paulgarynixon
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Denver, Colorado
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939 reviews
683 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Great food, lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had a show to go in downtown Denver and stopped at Osteria Marco for the first time to have a small meal. What a great place! We sat at the bar and got served by John and Adam. They were friendly and helpful in choosing what we wanted to drink and eat. We had the burratta to start. It is delicious. Then we moved on to have some mussels: they were the best we had in a long time. The broth was perfect, with sausage pieces all over. We decided that we had plenty of food that we skipped the lamb meatballs that were going to have (next time!). We decided to split the bread pudding. It has dulce de leche on it and is really good. This was one of these memorable evenings when we discover a good restaurant for the first time. If you go and want to have some fun, sit at the bar and enjoy it.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank MauricioBabilonia
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