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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129 (G)
+1 907-222-3232
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15:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Would return - friendly service. Reasonably priced. The Creme Brule was really, really fantastic! I'd like to visit again for Happy Hour. Based on this experience I think it's one of the nicest spots in ANC.

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Thank ArakaWrala
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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252 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I expected an Italian Restaurant due to the name but it was more American and Seafood. I ordered the salmon, medium. It actually came out well done. A friend ordered the same dish medium and his was also well, which translates to dry. The flavor was good but that was disappointing. We think maybe ours was finished first and probably... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

When ever we come to Orso's we always have a meal that is freshly prepared and the dinning area is pleasant and this last time was no different (which is why we return). I had the fresh fish and it was perfect. My husband ordered the Chicken Parmesan and it was excellent. The chicken was moist and flavorful. Their wine... More 

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alaska
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We celebrated our birthdays together there and the food was good . This was not our first time there. We had calamari for an appetizer and it was good. I had a prime rib cooked to exactly the way i wanted it. My husband had shrimp and scallop scampi , he said it was very 'salty', but enjoyed our dinners... More 

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Thank sally09Alaska
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

My Seafood Mac and Cheese, was yummy, hubby had the Crab Stuffed Rockfish. The surf and turf bloody Mary was delish, oatmeal stout was good too. Everyone at the table said we had to order the bread pudding that they make next door at the brew house. Which is a sister restaurant. It was totally amazing. Great service, nice place.... More 

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Thank Andrea R
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Steak or Seafood everything on the menu is good, I love the Halibut with grapes one of my favorites. The bread they give is delicious, European style. If the restaurant is full, just go to the bar and take a table you don't have to wait. Is the same, just on the right side of the building.

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Thank Mariajose O
Cleveland, Ohio
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

This place should be in the top 5! Price & quality are very good by Alaska standards. The calamari appetizer and the Cambiola appetizer could be a meal. I was worried about the calamari- it's strips not rings, but it was incredibly tender. The fish was excellent as was the flat iron steak. Greatly enjoyed this place- came back again

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Thank Gardengrl3
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, great servers.A really aesthetically pleasing design ,the tables are well placed for an intimate feel;the bar area is well lit with an abundance of granite. Very well thought out. The best in town.

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Thank timetravel0r
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I must admit the fish in Alaska is delicious and Orso continues with that reputation.Once you accept the high prices you can sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening here.Beautiful Alaskan decor as well.The waitstaff was a bit businesslike but gave us the meal we wanted in a timely manner.They honored our reservation as well.

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Thank Laurie A
Kingsport, Tennessee
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406 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This place is popular (highly rated on TA) so you may need a reservation. You can request reservations on their website. The menu is quite eclectic, making use of the wide variety of local ingredients and offering several small plate/appetizer options. The King Crab Corn Dogs were interesting and everything else we had was delicious. The wine list was fairly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, 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 99501-2129
    (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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