Restaurant Spotlight: ORSO


Those seeking the best Alaskan seafood want to dine at ORSO. This restaurant is one of the best you will find and provides farm-to-table, or better yet, ocean-to-table dishes. They offer a large selection of seafood dishes with plenty coming from local sources. Here's what you will find at the restaurant.

The Menu

ORSO features rockfish, king crab, salmon, halibut, cod and many other creatures from the sea. The menu also provides some of the finest steaks and pastas you will find. Even with the short summer growing season, they are able to provide locally grown vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, cabbages and more. Some of the favorites include:

  • Spicy Calamari
  • King Crab Corn Dogs
  • Seafood Deviled Eggs
  • Alaska Caprese
  • Chilled Seafood Verde
  • Smoked Salmon Flat Bread
  • Panzanella Salad
  • Crab Stuffed Rockfish
  • Fresh Wild Alaskan Halibut
  • Scallop and Prawn Scampi
  • Rib-Eye
  • Filet
  • ORSO Lamb Shank
  • ORSO Burger
  • Tuscan Chicken Fettuccine
  • Baked Seafood Mac & Cheese
  • And More!

ORSO also provides gluten-free and vegetarian dishes.

For dessert, you can enjoy the caramel apple cheesecake, chocolate cream, molten chocolate cake or one of many other choices. If you prefer a drink for dessert the nuovo amore or one of the ports will provide just what you need.

Happy Hour

Happy hour is held every day from 3pm to 6pm and from 9pm to close. During happy hour, you can enjoy the cranberry margarita or blueberry martini for just $5. They also offer $2.50, 10-ounce ORSO ales, $4.95 wines by the glass and discounted appetizers.

Location and Hours

ORSO is found at 737 West 5th Avenue in Anchorage. It's located on the north side of the street. They are open from 5pm to 10pm, Sunday through Thursday and from 5pm to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. The bar will stay open one hour later than the dining room.

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