Osteria Marzano

4.7
1282 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Executive Chef Carmine Marzano is adding a fresh twist on classic Italian dishes, and creating local and seasonal fare made with top-quality ingredients. A sophisticated venue for lunch, drinks, or dinner, our restaurant and bar serve up classic brick oven pizzas, a variety of small “Assaggini” Italian tapas-style sharing plates uniquely available at the bar, delicious handmade pastas, hearty main courses and a well-curated wine, beer and cocktail selection.

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DMat
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit, just as pleased as my first visit.

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AnushkaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful 18th Anniversary dinner with complimentary prosecco and dined outdoors watching the sunset. The team even called us back within 15 mins when I forgot my phone, very attentive.

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DMiD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a little tricky to find the restaurant having parked in the garage in back of the building, but once we did our evening was fantastic! The food is delicious and there is a great mix of traditional and more innovative options. The service was great.

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DMat
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I was looking for a new spot to visit and came across reviews for Osteria Marzano. Wow!

The restaurant is located in an office building but don't doubt that they serve well-thought out and executed Italian cuisine. After parking in the near by garage, heading in for our dinner reservation. The staff welcomed us and took us to a socially distanced table.

After ordering some drinks, we enjoys some baked bread. For appetizer, we decided to try the Arancini - tasted delicious! For entrees, we tried the Sausage and Pepperoni pizza and shared the Bacon MacNCheese with a Large Meatball. Wow.

Even though we hadn't saved much room for desert, ordered the Crème brûlée and cleaned the plate.

The service was impeccable.

I am so happy that this restaurant opened near my neighborhood and can't wait to tell friends about. Will return soon.

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LeoM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Hostess walking around the restaurant in old sneakers which were untied, laces flapping in the breeze. Server did not know how to clear our table. Service fair, at best.
With choice of decor, music selection, and service, Marzano’s doesn’t know if it is a club, bar, restaurant, or local watering hole. Overall, establishment rated as a fail!

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vipLeahB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The service was great but the burger and bacon on top were burned. The shrimp with buccatini was cooked well but tasted better the day after. The lasagna was great. $10 kids meal for butter and pasta was too pricey.

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vipJeffB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date ever!!

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vipTomandTim
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great experience! Osteria Marzano never disappoints! Food is always delicious and they always make us feel welcome

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BobK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and out-door seating pods were amazing. It is evident that mangement has taken great lengths to ensure patron safety!

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JeanB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zuppa di Pesce was outstanding. Everything was good.

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vipKmaward
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our most recent trip to OM. Prior to the pandemic, we dined here frequently. The food continues to be exceptional and the service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant great for my date night. The food was great and not too expensive, which was a surprise to me because it would break the pocket but didn't.

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vipxxxx
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal and great service at Osteria Marzano. It’s one of our favorite restaurants!

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JadA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great please amazing food service reasonably priced . Julia the manager was extraordinary. Highly recommended

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cily
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time since the pandemic started that we have been able to get together and couldn’t have selected a better restaurant.

The food and service is always phenomenal.

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Dd23
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Let me first say the day was gorgeous for Dining outside in the company of my friends and colleagues. That is all that was good. Unfortunately 2 of our appetizers had to be send back due to the fact they were undercooked (Calamari and flatbread). My friend ordered a second drink and we were done with appetizers (even those that were sent back) before she received it. We were planning on enjoying a nice relaxing dinner but decided to forego it after the appetizer course. Very disappointing. When our check arrived (I had to go the hostess to get it), we were shocked to see 2 charges already added to the bill. A 22.5 percent gratuity because we dined outside (seriously, during COVID you are charging patrons for being cautious?) Gratuity is usually reserved for the service not for table placement. Also a 4% PPE charge was placed on the bill. When we spoke to the manager we were told I should have seen it when I placed my reservation on Open Table. I assured her the only extra charge that was noted is that if we did not show up. Also was told it was in the menu. She was correct on this as it was on the first page however we ordered appetizers and drinks and never saw the dinner menu. Also was informed by the manager that she was sorry about the food but that the Chef was off and “ you know how it is when the head person isn’t there?” Seriously? You just told us that? Needless to say, I will not be returning to this restaurant and neither will my friends. Oh a d as far as the PPE charge, that was for cleaning the bubbles. We watched as one of the staff cleaned the bubble next to us. She wiped the table and then did one quick spray, closed the flap and considered that sanitized. So glad we were the first ones in our bubble that afternoon!
Believe it or not, this is the first negative feedback I have ever had to write. I can usually find the good in everything, especially when with friends.

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AndrewM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

They included gratuity at 22%. I sent two messages via their Facebook in regards to this. They read ur and no response. The food quality in my opinion has gone down. The server was beyond slow and didn’t appear to be engaged. All that with a added 22% tip was offensive. Most restaurants and I can understand 15-20. But over 20 was ridiculous. I would not recommend as I think the restaurant has taken an unfortunate slide down. This was and used to be one of my favorites. I will most likely not return.

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LindaPD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Marzanos. Have been going here for several years and food has remained outstanding. Italian is our favorite (my husband is Italian and knows really good authentic Italian food).

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vipTomandTim
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years. Always a nice evening out; delicious meals, great service always a friendly welcoming atmosphere. They are ways thinking of ways to ensure their guests have the best experience!

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MAFL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Marzano never disappoints. The food is spectacular and the service is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice staff and the homemade pasta is phenomenal. We were celebrating my birthday and I felt really special w the dessert and candle, on the house! Thank you! We'll be back!

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AndreaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The wait staff did not rush us and the food was beyond delicious! We sat outside with our three year old and she had a great time too! I am still thinking about the Chilean Sea Bass!! YUM!

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Loverofgoodfood
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! I also enjoyed the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect !!Excellent and delicious food !!!!

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GregH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside in heated bubble. Music was lively and service was attentive. Chef came to table to hand deliver my plate after a small error in original order. Very charming place given office park location. Bathrooms are must to see for wall treatments. Food was outstanding !

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MaryF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, as always. OM is our favorite restaurant!

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vipNicole
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

The food was consistently great! Very pleased with menu options and how all the food tasted! The value per portion is a little higher than preferred. The atmosphere was nothing special and the "window view" was less than desirable. The staff were all very pleasant with quick service. Overall pretty enjoyable!

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DebbieW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a very nice waitress...she was great, and did not rush us at all. The host that brought us to the table/ globe mumbled something to us about having a time limit due to the reservation schedule. It was a Tuesday night, and only one other party was dining in a globe...in addition, there is an automatic gratuity of 22% added to the bill for dining in the globe. I wasn’t aware of this ahead of time, but I still would have made the reservation. If you are hoping for ambiance, schedule a late dinner, once the sun goes down and you can enjoy the lights. The owners could definitely spruce it up with lots of potted plants, especially since they add the surcharge,gratuity, to cover the use of the globe.

As for the food, the meatball appetizer was the best! I also enjoyed the risotto, but my husband felt that the chicken he added to his fettuccine was dry and the fettuccine a bit bland. We shared chocolate cake for dessert that was rich and delicious, and beautifully presented with a birthday message...all in all, I’d go back again and try something different from the menu.

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Unhappy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My party of 4 ate outside in the patio bubbles, which is a great idea. The food was incredible. However, I think patrons should be made aware that there is a PPE charge and a 22% gratuity added to the check (even for our party of 4!). Neither the website nor Open Table informed us that these charges would be on our bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bar service was slow

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Kudos. The bubble set up outdoors was good but they only have a few of those so it could be hard to get a table there in good weather.
The teramisu was the best I can remember ever eating. First class all the way.

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AudreyG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Friday night favorite. Great food and drinks. Its become our regular thing.

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sisi
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They have outdoor dining set up in bubbles. OM was pretty busy and almost too noisy for ordinary conversation on a Friday evening. Based on a friend's recommendation, we ordered the pepperoni and sausage pizza. They claim the sausage is house-made and it too lightly seasoned for me, but the pepperoni was excellent. Overall the pizza was delicious. The house salad is nicely dressed - not too acidic to put off our wine. But is was pretty boring, otherwise. (No point in ordering a Caprese salad with tomatoes out of season. I don't know why restaurants offer it with anything except vine-ripened ones.) My husband ordered a a tiramisu for dessert because it is his mission to test every tiramisu on the planet. It was not a traditional presentation, but it was excellent. The Montipulciano wine was excellent but cost half our $100 bill.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The music was perfect. We left before it got dark,so we didn’t get the full effect of the lighting. It was lovely, wonderful food with attentive service and a comped dessert for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside in the Igloo and it was perfect! Fun experience and delicious food.

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Michael
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outside in a clear plastic tent it was quite warm. However, one of us wasn't vaccinated so we tied the plastic zipper doors open. The staff was very, very helpful in doing this for us. Food was great.
Inside the place was very busy with few to no masks.
Service outside was great.
They couldn't have been more accommodating.

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vipsharvey
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off OM has done a great job with the Covid protocalls, the tables are spaced, yet the restaurant didn't look empty, the staff of course take all the necessary precautions and still are very attentive without being overbearing. The drinks and food besides being delicious have fantastic presentations. Highly recommend for any type of occasion.
Steve H.

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vipTomandTim
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Everything on the regular menu and special menu is delicious! Staff is exceptional too! I'm a regular, and I always have a great experience!

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LauraG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The staff and owner were so accommodating and welcoming. The try hard to please and ensure your safety.

The food was delicious, presented beautifully and piping hot.

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Amanda
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The branzino was amazing! I could eat a pound of the sautéed broccolini.

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