Situated off the beautiful and modern lobby of the JW Marriott Indianapolis is a hidden Indianapolis fine-dining gem, Osteria Pronto. Serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine, executive chef Glen Urso adds a twist on classic Italian dishes by infusing simple flavors designed to tantalize any palate. Each dish is comprised only of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. An open kitchen is central to the restaurant’s design and is surrounded by a private wine room enclosed in glass. Seating is arranged to encourage conversation over lunch or dinner and a glass of wine, and private dining options are available. Reserve your table today and discover the best fine-dining secret in Indianapolis.
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The menu at Osteria Pronto features a wide range of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Start your day by building your own pancake soufflé, or try the banana sticks fried in pancake batter and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Will you be stopping in for lunch? Try the gnocchi, rolled fresh daily in house and complete with the restaurant’s own Bolognese, fresh basil and shaved ricotta salata. If you’re in the mood for pizza, delight in the made-to-order Margherita pizza with sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. Dinner includes other favorites like our eggplant with spinach, basil, ricotta, tomato, bread salad and mozzarella, or our specialty calamari with rock shrimp, pepperoncini, fried lemon and crispy artichokes.
Of course, you can’t forget to wind down with some dessert or a relaxing drink after dinner. Osteria Pronto offers plenty of options for both, but the most popular one is the lava di cioccolato, a chocolate lava cake served with vanilla gelato and zabaglione sauce. End your evening with a 14-year single malt scotch whiskey or one of many northern Italian wines, including Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio.
Professional critics and former patrons alike have a lot to say about Osteria Pronto, and the reviews are glowing. NUVO Newsweekly calls the restaurant an urban but relaxed atmosphere, while diners regularly praise not only the food, but also the wait staff and welcoming ambience.
“We had a wonderful meal here! The calamari was delicious as was the sea bass. Our server, Mike, was top notch. The atmosphere was first class. I would highly recommend Osteria Pronto.”
— Patudel on TripAdvisor 1/16
“With its high design ambiance, marvelous attention to flavor and remarkably affordable price point for the quality on offer, Osteria Pronto has all the makings of go-to downtown destination in its own right.”
— David Hoppe on Nuvo.net 3/23
“We had a four-course meal-everything was fresh and cooked to perfection…We highly recommend it!”
— Review from OpenTable 2/14
Osteria Pronto is located inside JW Marriott Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis and is popular with hotel guests and locals alike. Our hotel features more than 1,000 luxury rooms spread across 33 floors. Its close proximity to White River State Park’s large zoo, museum and concerts, as well as to more than 200 other entertainment and shopping options makes it popular for business and leisure travelers alike. Our hotel offers beautiful views of the city and upscale yet comfortable amenities including onsite dining at Osteria Pronto.