Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-534-5855
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Osteria Marco +

Scott Lentz

Details

  • Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Kid Friendly, Multi-Level, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available
Frank Bonanno followed up his posh Mizuna and Luca in Governor’s Park with Osteria Marco, a more festive Italian eatery in a basement space on Larimer Square. In 2007, things like burrata, housemade salumi and Sunday pig roasts weren’t part of the Italian-restaurant lexicon in Denver, but Bonanno made them household phrases, serving less common regional dishes alongside pizza and panini to help demystify the more esoteric side of the cuisine. Everything seemed to be ready for bare-hands eating, the food washed down with Italian beers and something called a Negroni. These days, Denverites swill Campari-based cocktails by the carafe and ask for the provenance of their white orb of burrata — all thanks in part to Osteria Marco.

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