Da Marco

4.8
958 reviews
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Italian
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.
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SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This place is generally good, but for the prices, it needs to be exceptional, which it is not. And my pasta was overcooked, which is pretty lame for a restaurant that touts itself like this one. Overall: overrated!! Not worth it.

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SW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had an early reservation, 6:00. It was the only time available. We felt rushed from the beginning. The servers brought our food menus before we ordered drinks. It was not the leisurely dining experience we expected from this type of restaurant.

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AP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect date night. We were in the back room and it was very nice. We both had the specials and they were fabulous along with excellent service.

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FD
Houston
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely anniversary dinner at our favorite restaurant

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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Aumentar las porciones de comida y esperar que el cliente culmine su servicio porque el cliente siempre tiene la razon

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p
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant. The wild boar pasta dish was amazing. Service was incredible. Everything we ate was delicious.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service we know of in Houston. Classic place.

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SE
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Quiet place but it was freezing inside . I could feel
Many people uncomfortable because of the AC on the room in the other side . The food was ok.
If you like to go with group to have a nice conversation that place is perfect . No noisy dishes sound . Dressy and beautiful people.

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VB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Branzino fish for $200; way too expensive. Service is great they just need to adjust their exorbitant prices.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.

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MG
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing first time experience from service to quality to flavor. Cant wait to come back

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s
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is, by far, the best and most authentic Italian in Houston. It’s consistently tasty and has great service. It’s also consistently a very cold room temp so bring a sweater!!!

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WT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at Da Marco is delicious and really Italian. The ambiance is nice. We liked the service very much. The parking (valet) is very convenient.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

wonderful evening and meal. appreciated exceptional service

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p
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a pleasure! The dover sole and branzino are wonderful not to be outdone by the truffle and risotto app!!

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RW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best.

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DM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the artichoke. The corn chowder was equally as good. The butternut squash pasta was to die for. Excellent snapper with top notch ingredients. Topped it off with a perfectly sized Italian wedding cake and vanilla gelato.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! Food, service and wine are fabulous!

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DS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite seasonal food, knowledgeable waiters and a serene setting--a perfect place for a special lunch.

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T
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything is great!!! Just need to upgrade everything... meaning interior and exterior! The fence got to go! They’ve been there for so long just need new design/decors... In order to attract new & younger crowds.

P.S. They can also lower their prices down a lil bit.

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GS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous menu and excellent cuisine. Decor was very tasteful and sophisticated. Waitstaff were very knowledgeable and prompt.

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JO
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Good service. They had a long list of off the menu specials that the waiter went through too quickly. The description of the specials could have been better. Tables are close together so you hear the people at the next table. All the staff were very nice.

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VZ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, intimate, Exquisite, delicious... Perfect place for lunch

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Houston--however, it is priced to match! Worth it every time, especially if the specials are good, which they nearly always are.

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Y
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Houston!

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OT
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary in a quiet corner table — late night fantastic. Will be back again soon.

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A
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been here in 15 years and it was 15 years too long. To this day, I think they have the most authentic Italian food in Houston. They also sell bottles of their olive oil that comes from Sicily. I have several reasons to come back soon.

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P
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of the best!

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l
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in all of Houston. The truffles are to die for.

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GS
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing! First of all the table that they put us at was right in the middle of the walkway so all night waiters were right over our heads. I ordered the tomatoes and burrata salad which was not very good and ordered the Dover sole which I usually love but it tasted fishy...did not seem fresh. My husband had a special, blue crab ravioli and he was ill that night. Needless to say I would not recommend it.

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JD
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have saved this restaurant as “our” place to celebrate our anniversary. The food, service and ambiance are exemplary.

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MJ
Houston
108 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

No full bar! That is important to know. Only beer and wine, no liquor or cocktails. We didn't know that going in. Not a huge deal though. Food and service were absolutely spectacular. Highly recommend.

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BB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place. Just wish the delicious wines were not so expensive. The truffle risotto is well worth the $.

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CC
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Valentines Day. Delicious food and amazing service. Nice space for special occasions too.

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BB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DaMarcos is my favorite restaurant in Houston! To top it of, I am a native Houstonian going on 55 years.

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G
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This was our second time at Da Marco. The food is always excellent and the wait staff is very professional. Unfortunately, this time the restaurant placed my wife and I next to a table of ~15 men. It was incredibly loud and we couldn't hear each other for most of the evening. If the restaurant is going to entertain parties of that size, they need to be in a separate area of the restaurant so as not to ruin the ambiance for the rest of the patrons.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was diminished by Open Table accusing me of missing My reservation . Might want to reserve directly to avoid the hassle.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Service and dining great. Has a superb Anniversary celebration with a memorable evening

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MR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat, food fantastic, service is excellent. The wine list is extensive, albeit quite pricey.

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E
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was attentive but not polished. Lots of clattering silverware for example. Lots of movement. Lots of popping in briefly and seeming like there were always other things needing attention elsewhere. It felt like the service was trying to show how good the service is rather than simply being good.

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