Osteria Marzano

4.7
1297 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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What 1297 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPeterC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining was outstanding as usual. Food and service top notch.

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sharronb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our first time eating at Marzano. The food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Service was great and the food was great.

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Itsamedisappointed
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Save some cash and go to Olive Garden. Only reason this isn’t a one star is because the tiramisu was good, nothing special though. Pizza was burnt, the sausage and sauce were pretty good.
Tagliolini in a parmigiano cream sauce was very bland, cream was the predominant flavor.
Veal marsala was decent, but the pasta was poorly cooked (clumped/stuck together).
The dining area was very dirty. The floor under our table was covered in bits of trash (straw wrapper pieces, or something) and old food.
For the price I’d expect much better quality in many areas.

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DrRK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. My go to place for Italian!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

The quality of the food was offset by substandard service. First we were offered a table for 4 for our reserved party of five (they offered to have 2 party members sit at the corners on the table). Food was served multiple times and we had no silverware (allowing food to cool while we waited for staff to go inside and return with utensils). Simple items like drinks took an inordinate period of time to come out. Staff was very terse. They all acted like doing anything was a bother to them. This started with the host rudely replying when we inquired about potentially moving inside, and went all the way through check drop off.

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CraigeS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food. Everything went smoothly.

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vipPhil
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistent quality.

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nialock
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OM never disappoints. It is a wonderful and hidden charm in an area that otherwise is full of chain restaurants. This gem is a game changer in the area! Great people. Great, authentic Italian food. Great ambiance.

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JohninDC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun happy hour menu. Good drinks and food specials- the sliders were great!

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CarlosJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. recommend the Polipo, was delicious. also, the Zuppa Di Pesce was excellent. my only complain is we were expecting the outside dinner globes to be up since was a cold day, but they were down already. other than that, its an excellent place and will be returning for more

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CoreyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite local date night venue!! Everything on the menu is great!

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DMat
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit, just as pleased as my first visit.

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viprm1966
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OUTSTANDING! Best Italian restaurant in our area. Latest dining adventure included friends from out of state who had a fantastic dinner. That night also included their latest Wine Dinner featuring Sardinian wine from Pellegrino - outstanding selection of food and wine pairings, so much so that I bought 12 bottles of the wine. Highly recommend!!!!

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AnushkaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 April 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 26 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 21 April 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 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best date ever!!

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vipTomandTim
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Zuppa di Pesce was outstanding. Everything was good.

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vipKmaward
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 17 April 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 16 April 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
20 reviews
Dined on 16 April 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 15 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 12 April 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 11 April 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 10 April 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 10 April 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 10 April 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 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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GregH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 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 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice!!

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Osteria Marzano is rated 4.7 stars by 1297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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