Ristorante San Marco
Ristorante San Marco

Ristorante San Marco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sanmarcopa.com/
  • Phone: 2156545000
  • 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: Continental, Italian
  • 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 2156545000
  • 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
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Ristorante San Marco reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (8)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fine Italian Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The menu and specials offer a wide variety of choices. Everything was delicious and the service was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent italian place
    regiVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    excellent Italian place - lobster bisque and branzini was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Anniversary Dinner
    Nd36
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at San Marco after reading reviews and we were very pleased with every aspect of our meal. Great service and the food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    nink
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed the restaurant and the food was very good; if the table behind us had been more considerate of others, it would have been a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience
    Monchichi
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I met my father and his wife at San Marco's. It is located between us and seemed convenient. It turns out that we re-introduced my father and his wife to this great restaurant. They hadn't visited in years and told me that they would be going back again soon as they so much enjoyed it. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, the ambiance was delightful. A fantastic place for any reason to go out for a phenomenal dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A memorable celebration
    TmllVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thank you for again welcoming our family and making a memorable celebration. The team at San Marco engage all of us and make sure everyone's needs are attended to. Thank you Josephine, Leo, and Francesco again! See you again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    spizza100
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We brought friends who had never been there. They really enjoyed. Fabulous, as usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old School White Glove Italian
    Phillygirl61
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent, fresh seafood and home made pasta. Attentive service, which includes deboning all fish. The price of the dishes on the standard menu are very reasonable ($ 20 - 25 for most main courses), but the specials, which are plentiful, are significantly higher priced (a wonderful fig appetizer was $18, whereas most apps are under $10), so make sure to ask about the price to eliminate unpleasant surprises. The wine list is limited to Italian and California wines, and there are very few bottles under $40, so that is a bit of a drawback as well. Otherwise a wonderful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprises... not in a good way
    mimi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We sat down and were advised of the specials, without the prices..the menu's itself were from $14.95 to $25ish so we figured specials were on the higher end. Friend ordered veal chop. which ended up being over $41 and I ordered the lamb chops, which ended up being over $35. Not very happy at all. Food was good but NOT worth that money and certainly not without notifying us of the pricing. Will not be going back and will not recommend.
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  • Disappointed and won't be back...
    writeway00
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We (family of four) decided to go out for a special dinner and picked San Marco. All of us were very disappointed with the food and the whole experience. Although the service was good, the meal itself was not tasty at all. I ordered one of the specials and not only was it just ok, it was way over priced. The shrimp cocktail wasn't fresh and neither was my husband's seafood dish. Not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    gourmand
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We went here for our anniversary dinner, and it was a great experience. The service was excellent from the minute we walked in the door until we walked out. We had glasses of wine, appetizers, terrific entrees, coffee and dessert. That is not our normal routine, but it was a special occasion. We had driven past San Marco many times, but this was our first dining experience here. It will not be our last. Even though it was a Wednesday night, the restaurant was pretty much filled to capacity, and it seemed like many of the patrons were regulars. That says a lot about the restaurant. We would highly recommend it, especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RocknRoll
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went to San Marco to celebrate my daughter's special birthday. We all have a great time. The food was wonderful and the waiter very attentive. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian without going to Italy
    luvsmarco1
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was the second time my wife and I went to San Marco and I didn't think it could have gotten better than the first time but it did. All I can say is that if you drive by this restaurant and don't go in you need to have your head examined! It is by far the best food and service you will ever get. Great variety - hot food - delicious tasting - quick but not too quick service and resonably priced! Actually, I would have paid more if I had to. Keep up the great work
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What it Use to be :-(
    JgsjrVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We always try to go someplace special for our anniversary and this test is was back to San Marco a favorite from past years. This tear not so great. Some of my bride's shrimp seemed to taste "funny" - we could not tell the waiter unless he wanted to ask if we wanted more wine - too late at that point. Anyway my meal was okay - we skipped dolci and left. Won't be in a big rush to return. So sad'
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  • fine dining
    artjogor
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    wonderful soft shell crabs. I had an appetizer portion and she had them for the main course. The best I have ever had. I had pasta with shrimp. Excellent! The tiramisu desert we shared was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Marco experience
    Ortsy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our party of three enjoyed our dining experience, as everything from drinks, appetizers, main courses, desserts, to cappucinos was excellent. The only complaint - we could not afford to visit San Marco on a regular basis, as the cost was quite pricey, but it is definitely on our list for special occasion dinners and celebrations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced, Caters to Regulars
    Pete
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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);
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  • Long time neighborhood fine dinning
    pickler
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a fireworks view
    CarolPVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food/ old fashion ambiance
    Overpriced
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian restaurant
    jlp1226
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went for our anniversary dinner and had a good meal. Nice atmosphere. Wait staff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best
    Happy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    JoelVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The bartender serves perfect drinks and the food is always excellent at San Marco.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • San Marco review
    sunshine365
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 482 reviews are from the Ristorante San Marco reviews archive.
  • Another great meal
    Foodiesx2VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where everybody know your name not
    TmllVIP
    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'
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Ongoing reliable food classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Always top rated for regular and daily special variations to please everyone in an inviting atmosphere with great attention from owners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Dinner
    BraveheartVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is a great business restaurant. Excellent food, great service. Comfortable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at San Marco a dozen times in the last 15 years, food is always outstanding, service is great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great found in ambler
    Mancia
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed the second visit
    foody
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soft shell crabs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food , High price
    Nagpaw
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
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  • Heaven
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and service.
    Sparky
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Excellent Food and service. Multiple offerings as special in addition to the menu. well prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    JustBecause
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We've been here several times and always walk away very happy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall