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Ristorante San Marco
Ristorante San Marco

Ristorante San Marco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sanmarcopa.com
  • Phone: (215) 654-5000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Ristorante San Marco is the ideal location for your next event. From anniversary parties to sales meetings to elegant cocktail parties, we offer our private dining room & bar area. San Marco restaurant is perfect for small family gatherings or corporate luncheons. Our elegant dining room offers your guests attentive service & privacy in a beautifully decorated room. Whether you're introducing a new product or welcoming a new baby, San Marco restaurant offers the service & attention to make your gathering an event to remember. Local businesses as well as companies from around the world have relied on our personalized service, attention to every detail, and our award-winning cuisine for their important business dinners. A spectacular combination of exquisite food, presentation & ambiance is a promise at Ristorante San Marco. Also open Sundays to accommodate your private dining parties & special occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Josephine Leone (215) 654-5000
  • Entertainment: With live music and an elegant atmosphere, Ristorante San Marco is a fine spot for an intimate dinner for two, yet it's warm & friendly atmosphere makes it an excellent choice for a special occasion family dinner as well.

    This beautifully appointed piano bar features nightly live music by Bobby Lee, Sal Anthony & Kurt Martin our acclaimed classically trained pianists. The versatile piano players can accommodate almost any request. Their passionate music attracts the best singing talent in the area, part of what makes San Marco an unforgettable experience.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dager Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Fully lighted private parking for up to 100 cars.
A word from Ristorante San Marco
Welcome to Ristorante San Marco, where you can enjoy the finest Italian cuisine in a uniquely intimate & elegant setting. We believe time & quality are the most important ingredients in the preparation of an exquisite meal. Spend time with us & discover our quality in food, service, & atmosphere. We assure your selection the best & proper attention. Josephine & Leo Leone extend a heartfelt invitation to everyone, to visit & enjoy the finest cuisine in our warm & elegant ambiance. Grazie & Buon Appetito La Famiglia Leone Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Pros: great food, diverse wine list Cons: slow service, unenthusiastic waiter (clearly caters to 'regulars'; several nearby got lots of attention from the waiters), waiter didn't introduce himself, over-priced wine, no wine by the glass on the menu, very expensive specials, and they don't tell you the price of the specials (Veal chop was $42!), which makes for a 'negative surprise', very loud when full. Our dinner for two, with one of the lower-priced bottles of wine on the menu ($60), one salad, one appetizer, no dessert, no coffee: $172. Other: mostly elderly clientele (which is fine, but it might not hurt to be more attentive to us "younger" folk, in our early 50's);"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Place was not very crowded due to the summer. Seemed a bit dull. Entree had to be sent back because it was cold. Appetizers were far better than entree. Young fella pouring water and starting out with us was extremely personable. Went to have a drink at the piano bar and decided to have dinner there. No one in the piano bar area either. Really kind of put a damper on the place. No liveliness to it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "most of the food was very good, except for the oyster appetizer,, we opted for fried, when they arrived they were mostly burnt and had no taste to them."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was very good - rich lobster bisque with chunks of lobster meat; bright and spicy arugula salad with EVOO/lemon dressing; moist salmon with sundried tomatoes and capers; salt encrusted bronzini served tableside; We enjoyed dessert and wine while watching the fireworks from the window. Although we very much enjoyed the food, the service was rushed (the waiter tried to clear my salad as I was eating!). Waiters were constantly frantically rushing through the dining room; I literally saw 1 waiter running! I'm willing to give the restaurant another try on an off-holiday evening to hopefully enjoy a less frantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was very authentic and delicious! No complaints there except that my husband ordered the salmon and scallops and received one scallop. The other reviewes are correct that they hound you to order a drink or bottle of wine and they don't tell you the prices! A glass of house Cabernet costs 9$ They also do not tell you the price of the specials. I know that if you're going out to a nice dinner usually price doesn't matter but it would have been nice. We were the youngest diners! Everyone else was in their 60's or 70's and dresses up! No jeans here. To sum it up, great food and great service. Would we be back? Probably not. We could spend $150.00 on Italian at a cooler place in the city, twice for the price we paid and just as good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Although the entrees are not outragously priced, it would be nice if the wine by the glass and desserts were also priced on the menu."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary dinner and had a good meal. Nice atmosphere. Wait staff was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "San Marco is our favorite restaurant in Montgomery County! The menu is incredible. The food is amazing and the service impeccable.We are never disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was outstanding as usual, service was top notch, so I was kind of surprised when upon finishing my meal (by finished I mean I had eaten enough) with about 60% still on my plate, I was not asked if I would like to take leftovers home. My plate was just whisked away never to be seen again. I will be back again because the food is so good, but I will make sure I speak up at the end of my meal, if I have leftovers!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The bartender serves perfect drinks and the food is always excellent at San Marco."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "From the moment we walked through the door, from the service to the food, everything was wonderful. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. Our appetizers, meals and dessert were absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We dine at San Marco fairly frequently and the food is always delicious. Of note this visit were 2 specials: stuffed calamari which was excellent, and a pasta special of tricolored pasta with artichokes which the kitchen tweaked to make it vegetarian for me. Kitchen seems more flexible under the new chef. Great place."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent service and tasty food. Been here multiple times for lunch and dinner and always clean my plates. My favorite entree is the paparadelle with porcini and the eggplant appetizer. Nice variety of specials at reasonable prices. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our family of five enjoys many (read ALL) special occasions here. Christmas, graduations, confirmations, etc. The food is very good and most times the service is excellent. Friday night the kitchen was slow but the wait staff was even slower where I had to hunt down my check while essentially the entire team schmoozed with an apparent VIP couple. When we go to SM our bill is always $500+ making a nice contribution to the evenings receipts, maybe they we get to 'know our name'"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Always top rated for regular and daily special variations to please everyone in an inviting atmosphere with great attention from owners."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This is a great business restaurant. Excellent food, great service. Comfortable."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at San Marco a dozen times in the last 15 years, food is always outstanding, service is great."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "San Marco in ambler is everything I was hoping to find in Ambler.went there for lunch with few friends the server was so friendly and Helpful with the specials of the day .we had the soup of the it was tomato bisque with crab meat and spinach salad for appetizers And we then shared a pasta homemade black fettuccini with crab fresh tomato and spinach DELICIOUS Our main course Bronzino which we also shared was so fresh and tasty I can still taste it But the star of our luncheon had to be the dessert an italian rum cake so moist I would definitely return and recommend it to any one "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The first time I went to San Marco, I thought this place was absolutely fantastic! The oysters were good, lobster salad fantastic, etc. The second time, only a month later, was a totally different scenario. The bottle of wine I order was out of stock (no big deal) but they offered another one in its place without letting us know the price. I ended up getting a bad oyster which was very sad but it happens, I just didn't eat it. The apps were great....lobster salad and tuna Carpaccio. Entrees were disappointing....filet ordered medium was closer to well done and the linguini was not homemade...which I wouldn't have ordered if I knew in the beginning. The menu states that they pride themselves on their homemade pasta...very misleading."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We got an email about soft shell crabs, my favorite!! Made a reservation for Sat evening, they were OUT!!! Very disappointing. Don't advertise something you can't deliver."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The fish seems to be popular but everything else is sub-par. Expect to pay adorns 30-35 per person not including any appetizers. Not bad food but I world not go there again. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I'm just thrilled with San Marco. It's my favorite place to dine. The whole experience is perfect from the reservation to the dining. San Marco is the best."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Excellent Food and service. Multiple offerings as special in addition to the menu. well prepared and tasty."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've been here several times and always walk away very happy"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We were there on a Saturday evening. Food was mostly good. Lobster bisque had a tad too much salt. The bread was decent although we were not offered cheese for the olive oil while others were. Water glasses were filled only once. Servers were not very friendly and there was a woman who brought our food who didn't crack a smile Not did she say " goodbye, thank you, please come again". Some folks appeared to get whatever They wanted. Perhaps these were regulars? Oh and the cream puff was still frozen when it was served. We felt rushed although we waited a long time for our entres which were good!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "After about 10 minutes, we had to ask for the menu. We sat for another 5 minutes before we were asked for a drink order. Two people ordered lamb chops which were sent back because they were to rare. Came back well done. One guest did not eat and left 2/3s. You would think the waiter would ask if you want to take home or was something wrong. Neither was asked. Have gone here three or four times in the past year. Will not return. There are many other places to go for better service and food."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Had to wait more than 1 hour beyond reservation until seated. Why take a reservation ? Service very slow. Will not return. I suggest you try somewhere else"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Service, not so much. Not up to the professional standards one would expect from such an establishment. Prices are very high and for that I expect not only great food but superior service as well. The waiter was very "laid back", the bus boy did not even look us in the eye."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything about our meal from the olive oil and bread to the excellent salmon dish! Great service, too!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is my third time at the restaurant. Caesar salad is just ok, Dover sole excellent, veal good, hazelnut ice cream outstanding. The nicest part of San Marco is that they offer multiple specials each night and they have wonderful music in the bar. The service can be a bit snooty with a particular waiter, but I guess it's part of the charm? ;-)"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It's now a regular place we go to on special occasions, with family and close friends. You can't go wrong with their food, service and friendliness of the staff."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This will be the last time I go here. Don't need the high prices, pretentious ownership, and just fair food I can get elsewhere for less."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall a little disappointing. Everyone was very nice but the food was just ok (not spectacular), plus they got one person's order wrong twice (both her appetizer and entree) and another person's food was not cooked right (ravioli). A real shame because the restaurant is very nice, even upscale I would say. We'll probably give it another chance, maybe this was just a bad night."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very disappointed--I will simply list the issues here: 1). Specials too long and difficult to understand 2). A simple beverage like iced tea was terrible tasting--was sent back and new one just as bad 3). Tuna Carpaccio appetizer had no flavor or taste 4). One of my dining partners had Osso Buco which was over cooked and terrible--this was sent back. 5). Worst Italian bread ever for a restaurant charging higher end prices--bread was not fresh at all. I am not from the area, but if this Italian restaurant was in the West Chester, PA area where I am from, they would have no chance to still be in business!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Consistently good fresh fish and homemade pasta. Nice piano bar for a pre-dinner drink."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The prosciutto e melon was ok. Melon was not ripe, prosciutto was good quality but sparse with literally frozen grapes on top at $12. The tagliatelle bolognese was delicious at $20. Apple tart wads very good at $8. Service was not very attentive; which brothers me the most for the type of restaurant and atmosphere. $52 without tip. I don't think I'll be back. :-("
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This place continues to amaze me ,, service is top notch and the food is outstanding.We try to get here two times a month. Keep up the great work."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was excellent, and service was attentive and friendly. Only complaint was the noise level. It became so loud by the end of our meal that we had to cut our gathering short to leave."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We arrived at 5 pm and were seated. Although the restaurant was empty, 3 other couples were immediately seated in the adjoining tables. The waiter said there were a lot of specials, so he was only going to repeat such once - he then rapidly offered the specials to ALL 4 tables simultaneously. I ordered grilled radicchio and calamari - the calamari was wonderful but the radicchio consisted of one small leaf that was not grilled. We ordered one gelato between us for dessert - when the bill came, the gelato was charged at $37. When I questioned the waiter, he came back and said that he had mistakenly charged our table for the desserts for all 4 tables, and said "I am glad that you caught such". No apology. Food good, service deplorable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was a little more crowdwd and noisier then usual but this was expected because of the day. Still a great experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014