The service is superb, the food is wonderful. I only wish for a full bar.
3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite Houston restaurant. Year after year, never a bad experience. Just the correct balance of great service from an obviously well trained staff, and super delicious food. The octopus is THE BEST we have ever eaten anywhere!!
If we lived in Houston, we would go every week!!!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This small restaurant is absolutely outstanding. The food was delisious, although the short-rib I had was just slightly salty for my taste but it was still excellent. The service was attentive but not overbearing. Even though this dining room is small, the noise level was very good. It was easy to carry on a conversation in moderate tones and still be heard across the table. I do think the wine list was a bit pricy for the quality of the wines offered, but other than that I think the prices were good for such excellent fare.
I would highly recommend Da Marco to anyone looking for a special evening.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Moderate shock to a moderate income
This restaurant is very expensive, but the food and service is fantastic! I will probably not be dining here again soon, due to the high prices. However, I'm glad that I got to experience it all at least once. It is very romantic, and very well managed. The experience added to a very pleasantly memorable evening.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you enjoy the best try Da Marcos
My wife and I aren't really Italian food lovers but after eating at Da Marcos, we are now. The food was out of this world. I had seared Octopus salad and chianti braised short ribs with burrata risotto. Incrediable... My wife had the grilled scampi with orange honey salad and sweet corn ravioli and lobster. She loved it. We both agree, we usually don't give any restaurant 10's because there is always room for improvement but in this case Da Marcos - 10!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything we ordered at Da Marco was amazing and absolutely worth the price.... the appetizers, the bread, main course, dessert and wine. I highly recommend the Black Truffle Risotto! We will definitley be making a trip back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, attentive
Excellent food, attentive and helpful wait staff. Poor neighborhood but nice ambiance inside the restaurant. A bit expensive.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Italian Since Italy
I have been in Italy. I have also been in hundreds of "Italian" restaurants. I can honestly say that Da Marco is the only restaurant that truly taste like Italy. It captures the essence and flavors in a way that are unmatched by any other establishment. You have no idea what you are missing if you skip out on this restaurant. I know a lot of people who say they hate to pay a lot for Italian. That is because you have only had Olive Garden Italian. Da Marco is extremely well priced for the high quality that you get. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone. Best food I have ever eaten.
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our 19th Anniversary
My partner and I celebrated our 19th anniversary at Da Marco last Saturday night. The dinner was amazing. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was perfect. This is how to celebrate 19 years! Thank you, Da Marco, for making our evening special.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are new to Houston and heard great things about Da Marco's. We absolutely loved the meal and the ambiance. We have been very fortunate to have eaten at many wonderful restaurants since moving to Houston and Da Marco's is, by far, our favorite!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best calf liver I have ever eaten
The zucchini soup with squash blossoms was also excellent.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our table had the veal,queen
Our table had the veal,queen snapper,lobster and corn ravioli and perch...All was excellent,presented well and timely......Bread pudding for desert was great.......service was great..
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always dining at Da Marco is an extraordinary experience. If I could do it more often I definitely would, but as I'm not local, it's only a must for whenever I'm in town.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Special Occasion
Took my father on Saturday for Father's Day dinner. Quality of ingredients was superb. Service was impeccable! More fine dining, but not snooty. Very relaxed. Would be perfect for a romantic dinner. Meats, pasta, fish, were cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/Great service
Our entire party ordered different things
and were all pleased. Artichoke and
Celery salad amazing. Flat iron steak,
fish special and lamb chops fabulous. A
little to strict on dress code for lunch, but
overall a great experience.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Italian flavours but
Real Italian flavours but pricy, it is ok for a very special ocacion or if you are going to sign a big contract.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I owed a colleague a lunch and chose Da Marcos and was glad I did. The food was terrific as usual as was the service. They also had fresh Dover Sole - a real luxury given the price. The only negative was that the table for two at which we were seated was next to a waiter's stand and a bit close to a large group of six. That seem uncalled for to me given that the restaurant was not at capacity by any means. I'm sure they would have moved us had I asked, but I didn't.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Da Marco's shines
First time visitor, great service, better food. Waiter was very helpful and suggestions and descriptions were spot on. Definitely a must in Houston
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great! Food was so delicious! Service was excellent, our waiter was really nice. Food didn't take too long. Amazing, definitely recommend it!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came for our anniversary - romantic
The food was scrumptious. The wait staff superb (our waiter should really consider an acting career - in a good way). The Amarone I had was superb. Enjoyed the ambience. My only complaint is we had a 9:00 reservation, arrived a bit early but then waited until 9:37 to be seated. We were lucky to have a place at the bar (seats maybe 8?) so we had an enjoyable time but lots of folks were left standing around for a long time. They should build a nicer seating area/bar if they are going to make people wait that long. I will definitely go again just an FYI to others.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
No glitz... just excellent food!
Although the neighborhood didn't promise as much, the food here was exceptional. Every single thing we ordered was delicious. My son even asked for another of the dish he had ordered. The service was also impeccable... a rare mix of attentiveness and ease.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Lunch!
My husband and I dined at D Marcos for a belated birthday for me. The service is the best and the wine and food were excellent.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Da Marco is consistently outstanding with every meal! Italian done right!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night restaurant
DaMarco's is a great date night restaurant. Very accommodating to seating requests, vegetarian requests, etc. Amazing service. Will be back soon!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as usual
I've been to Da Marco's many many times, and am confident that the food will wow me. My rib-eye was flavorful and cooked perfectly, accompanied by roasted fennel and Brussels sprouts. The artichoke appetizer was tart and crunchy - just as it is supposed to be. My dessert, panna cotta, was like eating silk. My dining companions were very happy with their food as well. Great ambiance, quiet enough to talk but loud enough that you don't feel like you are over-sharing. My only quibble this time was the service, which was just a bit tardy and forgetful. This is highly unusual for Da Marco, and I expect it was just a one-time experience. Overall, great night, great food.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The closest you can get to authentic itlallian food in Houston. My wife loved it. A little dissappointed they didn't do anything special for her birthday. Oh well.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
As advertised. Great food,
As advertised. Great food, service, and setting. Took me awhile to finally get in buy well worth it
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very happy I found Da Marcos
I am new to Houston and come from food cities. I have noticed Houston is a restaurant city not food.I began to get frustrated finding places that just did not execute properly, then I found this wonderful Italian restaurant. The service is by far the best I have had in Houston as well as the best food. Their chalkboard is always good to look at as I usually get 1-2 items off of it. The Rabbit pasta, Truffle pasta (I have had the black and now as of last night, the White Truffle "MUST TRY,") Butternut Squash and honestly I have had quite a few items as I have been back multiple times. The only thing that was not my favorite is the Ricotta, egg and cheese ravioli. Also try the Shrimp Scampi. The shrimp are so sweet!!!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simple, perfect food and good
Simple, perfect food and good value. The bread was the best I ate in this country, the olive oil light and fruity, the ravioli perfect, the proscuitto tender, the panna cotta marvellous.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Houston
The Title says it all. The most challenging effort of the night is choosing what to eat. Everything is spectacular! Great wine list. Helpful unobtrusive wait staff. Spectacular food. I've never had a sub-spectacualr meal at DaMarco's!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated our 5th Anniversary at Da Marco's. Karen confirmed our RSVP and had the flowers I requested ready when we arrived at our table. Nicholas rcommemded a great wine and the food was excellent.
We can not wait to return for dinner and have recommended Da Marco's to our family and friends.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best in Houston
I've eaten at Da Marco dozens of times over the years. The quality of the food is always the best, whether it's local or imported from Italy. Any of the days specials will be good as well as the regular menu items. The waitstaff is knowledgable about what's coming out of the kitchen and they care if you're happy. It's my favorite restaurant by far.. The business lunch is the best deal in town.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
They changed the menu. They had an appetizer that was unbelievable a raviolo, with cheese with ricotta an egg and truffle, they don't have it anymore if you want truffle they can add it at market price but then it is to much quantity and it overpowers the taste of the other ingredients
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM