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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
9:30 PM
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Da Marco

4.7
799 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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You'll get the best pizza and pasta dishes in the city at Marco Wiles' intimate and unassuming little Montrose restaurant. Some of the unusual varieties of fish, such as the branzino (Italian sea bass) are jet-flown in from Italy. The wine list is just as innovative as the food, with lots of crisp Proseccos and unusual Piedmont reds. And the service is exceptional -- unless you ask for spaghetti and meatballs.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(713) 807-8857
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marco Wiles
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Nicolas Nikic: (713) 807-8857
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ridgewood
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 799 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Perfect execution of all details makes you want to return again and again!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The lady in the front was rude we had a reservation at 7:30 and she told me we didn’t even after showing here the confirmation on my phone. Then she proceeded to tell me that it would be 45-60 wait. I’m not sure who the gentleman was that asked what the problem was I’m assuming the manager but he took one look at the computer and said oh yes your table is ready. So I’m not sure if we weren’t the typical looking people that could dine there or what. With that being said the food was outstanding and the waiter was excellent at taking care of us. I got to try truffles for the first time and they were amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was good but the service could have been better. This is the second time going there the service could
Have been better. They put the wrong dishes in front of us and didn’t scrap the crumbs from the table. It was a little slap dash for the prices.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was absolutely divine!! Our waiter was fantastic and so knowledgeable about the menu. He recommended a beautiful wine for us to enjoy, as well!! The octopus was spectacular! We can’t wait to go back next time we are in Houston! We loved it!!! Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Phenomenal first time experience. Service was excellent, the truffle risotto is a MUST. Will be back...

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

All good as is always the case- best overall dining experience in Houston

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Awesome experience....anything with Truffles!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always fabulous food and service. An absolute treat (prices not withstanding) and looking forward to a return visit already!!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Ravioli with lobster was supreme!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Da Marco. As always, the food was delicious and the service incredible.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One of Houston’s very best
Love it
You won’t be disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in Houston.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Our third time at Da Marco. May be the best Italian restaurant in the world. Truly a one of a kind dining experience. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Exceptional food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lovely ambiance together with excellent food and attentive service.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I can’t discover what all the hype was about. Hmmmm. Ok and fair, not worth the money but the experience was ok

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Best restaurant in Houston!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great octopus appetizer and the lobster ravioli was awesome, too.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Enjoyed previous meal there a lot, this one was mediocre. Probably better on a weeknight than a weekend.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Top class restaurant with a well deserved, great reputation.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

visit and savor the food can't describe it, can you? incredible.

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I was at Da Marco for a business dinner. Disappointing.
My expectation to offer a truly Italian dinner was not realized: the real artichokes "alla Giudia" do not have a lemon/citrus cream and the clam spaghetti were very salty. When I told the waiter the dish was salty he told me that clams in Texas are actually salty!
I didn't want to start an argument as I was with a customer, but in Italy that dish would have gone back to the kitchen if not out of the window... Clams are clams everywhere in the world and everybody knows that they are salty....you just need to know how to wash them properly and how to cook the pasta (like everybody knows in Italy). Nobody came to my table to apologize.
This is not acceptable in a top rated and high priced restaurant. It is a pity because I liked the place.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Awesome as always. Service is impeccable. Never rushed. Octopus was the best I have ever had. Raw Oysters were delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

THANKS FOR ASKING, IVE NEVER HAD A NON STELLAR MEAL AT DA MARCO. IT NEVER ALLOWS FOR A LET DOWN, WE ASK OUR WAITER TO SURPRISE US AND OMG, WHAT A STUNNING DELIGHT HE CREATED.IVE SPENT MANY HAPPY HOURS DISCOVERING ITALY'S BEST FINDS, GREAT FOOD IN ITALY, THIS IS A DEAD MATCH FOR MEMORY MEALS ABROAD.HOUSTON IS SO LUCKY THAT SOMEONE CARES ENOUGH TO DO IT RIGHT.....THANKS GUYS....D DAVIS

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a nice expierence, the food was amazing, and great atmosphere.
Our waiter, Eric, was awesome... great service and knowledge about the menu!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Very good food and service

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food except for desert. A little pricey ($340 for two) but it was Valentines Day. My 4Runner was a little out of place among the high end Benzes and Jags.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had to wait 30 minutes to get a table for two , despite a reservation book 7 days in advance .
During the wait nobody from the staff had the courtesy to inform about the possible wait time .

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND FOOD!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Simply the best. For years and years this quiet neighborhood spot has out shined all new entries into the Houston restaurant scene. Treat yourself to an incredible dining experience. You will come back again and again.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Fabulous time! Our favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Extraordinario restaurante. La comida riquísima.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Hands down, this is the best Italian restaurant in Texas.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent as always . The risotto with truffles never disappoints . I also had the ravioli stuffed with Blue crab, excellent dish. I would love to see a full service bar.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Just amazing all around. Service was second to none.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Da Marco is a Houston Classic. The food and service are impeccable. We always enjoy the truffles tagliatelle. The branzino ala Sale is excellent. Could not ask for a better always consistent restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Top level in all respects. Very high- end. Food was delicious. Service was attentive and easy. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It needs no newspaper reviews. It's still one of the 5 best restaurants in the city. I visited it for lunch when it opened some 18 years ago and it's only gotten better.

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