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About Da Marco

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.

1520 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Ridgewood

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 807-8857

Website:
http://www.damarcohouston.com/

Parking Details:
Complementary

Executive Chef:
Marco Wiles

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for details.

Private Party Contact:
Nicolas Nikic: (713) 807-8857

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Da Marco Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Elegant and authentic Italian flavors in a lovely dining room with attentive service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was amazing, but the service left something to be desired. Had reservations for 2 at 7:30 and had to wait until 8:15 to get seated. Two other couples were in the exact same situation, so it appears this place overbooks. They offered a free glass of Prosecco after 30 minutes of waiting, but that was a pretty minor gesture given there was no where to sit and the bar was full, so ended up just standing in the small lobby area for 45 minutes.

I'd suggest making a reservation early in the evening.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cons: We got seated 30mins past our reservation time. There's no chairs in the front for us to sit while we wait besides going to the bar. Our waiter was not friendly. Didn't ask if we wanted to order any wine or cocktails. The whole dinner serving us he didn't break one smile while the other tables he served his attitude was totally opposit. We ordered 6 dishes for the 2 of us and still wanted to try the $125 truffle pasta. So we asked if it came in appetizer version (we heard it was an option). He said yes and that's what we ordered. Looking over the bill we were charged the full $125. Pros: manager made up for the long wait to be seated with complimentary glass of champagne. We got seated at a corner table like we requested because we were celebrating our anniversary. Food was decent but didn't meet our expectation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best Italian food in Houston!! Looking for an elegant dining experience this is it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter was not particularly nice

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is one of our favourites , and for a number of reasons including intimate, quiet, romantic and with an interesting menu - we have our favourites but we can always find something irrestible on the blackboard. Love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent Italian
Not inexpensive but fair value for quality
Good choice of off menu specials

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good but not great. Too loud for a date. They need more reasonably priced wines.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had not been to Da Marco in many years. What was I thinking?! The food is incredible. The servers are cordial and professional. You don’t feel rushed as you savor each delicious dish including the crusty Italian bread with pure virgin olive oil. We chose to share pappardelle with wild boar. I’d eat that and that alone forever if I could. But the main courses of branzino and medium rare rib eye were equally delectable. I cannot wait to go back to Da Marco!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The best Italian restaurant in Houston. No competition.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overpriced mediocre Italian restaurant. The $110 white (I know) truffle tagliatelle was swimming in butter with unrequested parmesan had virtually no truffle taste. A split Dover Sole was prepared then sliced in half rather than split into the two sections. It was tasty but the presentation was pathetic. This is not a true Italian restaurant, but an attempt to upsell mediocre food

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great spot for White Truffles!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We really looked forward to DaMarco. It just didn’t measure up to our expectations. No wow factor just solid food, very good service, few diners. Not much of a vibe.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Knowledgeable service, great wine list and delicious food

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excelente lugar italiano. Todo hasta el vino solo hay de regiones italianas. No dejen de pedir el white truffled rissoto 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious as always. Excellent service and great wine list. Can't wait to return for their tasty in house made pasta! Yum!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Houston. Elegant but not stuffy, excellent and authentic Italian food. Expensive but worth the cost, especially for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and service, as always. Unfortunately a fussy child at the next table disturbed the ambiance. This isn't really a place for a small child.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

best steak in houston
lovely dinning
delicious
outstanding meals here for the pass 12 years

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excelente comida y servicio

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food consistently good and terrific service. Prices continue to move higher while the portions get smaller.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We enjoyed everything we ordered, and the entire experience was terrific. We will definitely come back, which I look forward to. Thank you for the opportunity to tell you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love DaMarco's for many of our celebratory events simply because of their fantastic Italian cuisine. There are so many great entrée options as well for dessert.

Interesting note: OUTSTANDING Pizza!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was great

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

food and service are always excellent. courteous staff dont pressure you into anything. wide selection of wine at reasonable prices up to whatever you want to spend.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent every time, including food, wine and service. Da Marcos is also a charming setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service ESPECIALLY wonderful.

Neither of us (with much restaurant experience between us) liked the very expensive pasta and sea urchin dish. Too much cream, pasta didn't come through taste-wise. Sea urchin was probably good, but its taste was overwhelmed.

The other (5!) dishes?? I DREAM about the shaved celery and the truffle ice cream. You will LOVE this place. The price was more than worth it!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Incredible food. Exceptional service. Couldn’t give it a higher recommendation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

no surprises. You can expect quality food and service. An excellent evening out.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I only gave them 4star for value, mainly because their special dessert for the night which is Tiramisu, is the smallest portion I ever had for that kind of dessert and for the price and presentation, it wasn't worth it. Otherwise everything that we had that night were excellent. We are from NYC we moved here to Houston almost a year ago, and yes the places that we've been are to see and be seen places, expensive but the portion of tiramisu and presentation is by far better.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful dining experience as always. Everything about DaMarco's is always a joy. We had the special primi truffles and pasta and the pancetta, both divine. We also had the branzino and the special porter house steak. Both prepared to perfection. Our waiter paired each course with the perfect wine pairing. I have read a few reviews and have seen that some complain about the decor being dated or something or other being to bland. To that I say, maybe DaMarcos is not for you. A trendy Houston spot with lots of lights and over spiced food may be better suited. DaMarcos is classy and unpretentious. The food is perfectly done. It is not over salted or sauced. We enjoy DaMarcos and so will you. Oh please dress appropriately.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The business lunch is a great value; it includes almost everything on the menu -- three courses for $29. You can't go wrong here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our waiter was very attentive yet not intrusive. Service progressed at an even rate; and we neither felt hurried or ready for our next course. The only negative was that another couple was smoking outside and every time they went in or out the smell was most disgusting. I am allergic to it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Awsome!
One of my favorites worldwide!
It has to be with the whole experience!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Amazing, as always

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great cuisine and service. I enjoyed the experience and will go again soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service, food, wine, and ambiance were all perfect! What a great night!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wine and beer only which is unusual for a supposed high end restaurant. Food was fine. Service was excellent. Just did not quite have the right vibe for an haute cuisine Italian restaurant. Especially since tables are crowded together European style. Too many other fine Italian restaurants in this town that I would prefer, rather than coming back to this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

An absolutely fantastic meal and a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Highly recommend anything that is a special - the truffle tagliolini was a life experience.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Most excellent food food in Jouston. Quality atmosphere and very innovative our most favorite place to eat

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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