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Orso

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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501 (G)
+1 907-222-3232
Today
15:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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South Bend, Washington
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Orso was a very good venue to go to dinner with a fairly large size party while on a recent trip to Anchorage. I had a great steak that was a special and enjoyed it very much. Not the fastest service in the world but friendly and they have an extensive wine list to compliment any dining choice.

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Thank Joe B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, and lots of creativity. They make some unique items as well as interpretations on classics. A fine place to go!

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Thank dxdcurtis
Anchorage, Alaska
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

First I'll start with the fact that we showed up 20 minutes early and they were friendly and accommodating in getting us a table. The waiter was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. I enjoyed a tall glass of Mascato with our appetizer (sampler) loved the calamari! My boyfriend ordered some sort of steak and it was good, but even after... More 

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Thank Marie A
Alaska
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

It's an excellent restaurant with a good diverse menu. Good service, nice atmosphere. Really like it from bread to dessert.

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Thank FrequentTraveller293
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Don't believe everything you read. Service was very good. Much better than expected. Appetizer menu was too. I was served within 15 minutes of ordering food. Sitting at the bar was great, except whoever..designed the place failed to leave enough room for the walkways. But deal with it. Its worked for many years now. At Happy hour prices I left... More 

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California
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Really like the atmosphere and vibe here. Very warm and inviting. Promptly greeted by a lovely hostess and manager. As i was dining alone, I opted for bar seating. The bar area is huge and offers full service menu. Every employee I made contact with was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. King crab corn dogs?! Never in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I and our friends enjoyed this magnificent seafood restaurant. Our waiter was very professional and new the menu very well and gave us some great suggestions. We all ordered fish with a calamari appetizer. One of the best calamari's I've every had!!! I would highly recommend. Parked right behind the restaurant for a small fee.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Last night, my husband celebrated his 40th birthday at Orso. It was very easy for me to call and reserve a table for 12, a couple of weeks beforehand. Our waiter, Brian, was friendly, and knowledgeable. He moved at a good speed, for having our big top and a couple of other tables. He made sound recommendations when we were... More 

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MA
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We strolled restaurant row in Anchorage and Orso's outside drew us in for a late night dinner. Colin, our server, was very attentive. It was close to the end of the cruise season but only an hour from closing so it was busy but not overcrowded. We both had the caesar salads, which were excellent. Spouse had the chicken fettuccine... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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399 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had not been to Orso for about 2 years. So, we decided to give it a try. It was excellent in every way. We started off with a king crab appetizer and a bottle of Zenato Vallpolicella Superiore. They have a very extensive wine list and a number a very good selections at prices that are not excessive for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
15:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
15:00 - 21:30
Thursday
15:00 - 21:30
Saturday
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501
    (G)
  • Public Transportation: We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-222-3232
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?