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“Nice Dinner at Orso”
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Ranked #10 of 878 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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. Happy hour everyday 3pm-6pm and 9pm to close! The bar is open one hour after the dining room each day!
Oakland,CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice Dinner at Orso”
Reviewed December 4, 2006

I really enjoyed the ambience and food at Orso. My girlfriends and I split appetizers and two entrees because the portions were so large. The pasta with seafood (King crab) was delicious. I was very happy with the service, and would say this is one of the better restaurants in Anchorage, and I was disappointed with quite a few while I was there.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed October 13, 2006

Nice environment/ambience but the food is so-so, certainly considering the price. I second the San Francisco contributor's opinion of the cioppino (sp?) Glacier Brewhouse (same owner, I believe) next door is a better bet in terms of food value.

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Las Vegas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere & friendly service”
Reviewed August 8, 2006

My husband and I ate lunch during the week, they were having a $9.99 lunch special. You had a choice of about five entrees, drink was included and a dessert "treat" at the end. It was a wonderful meal and our waiter was very friendly. The food was delicious.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 6, 2006

We had a great meal at Orso and the service was excellent. The menu was definitely Italian, but they offered local seafood including salmon and Alaskan king crab. The restaurant was very busy, but the wait staff was attentive. The food is not cheap, but you do get an excellent meal for your money.

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Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best fine dining experience in ANC”
Reviewed June 19, 2006

My two fine dining experiences in Anchorage were Simon's and Orso. While the view at Simon's is unique, the food and warm environs at Orso are unparalleled. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were all to die for. Definitely leave room for their desserts -- they are not your usual sickly sweet, butter-laden concoctions, but rather light, airy and perfect after a nice meal. My compliments to the chef and pastry chef!

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