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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
9:30 PM
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Da Marco

4.7
774 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 774 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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PazhmanG 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND FOOD!

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Ty9966 (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fabulous time! Our favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Extraordinario restaurante. La comida riquísima.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipZakk (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Just amazing all around. Service was second to none.

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vipBills (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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LaPorte (Mobile)
5.0  Dined 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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JimC (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We felt a bit rushed. The food was excellent, but it has been a lot better in previous times.

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vipDpetcu (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, good service!

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Dude (Houston)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome as usual. Great specials and wine list as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The food here is always excellent. The service tonight was superb. Quite attentive without in any way interfering with conversation. We had a relatively early seating, but before long the restaurant was full on a weeknight. The happy anniversary on the dessert plate was a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

My husband and I were visiting from Seattle and had such a great experience at Da Marco. I usually don’t write reviews but I went specifically for the uni and crab spaghetti and it did not disappoint. The uni was very apparent and not drowned out by cream. The crab was perfectly de-shelled and the chili was the perfect spice. Theirs was by far the BEST uni dish that I have ever had! It is truly a must try. My husband ordered the sweet corn ravioli and lobster and that was also a marvelous dish that was executed very well. We will definitely return the next time we are in town if not again before we leave.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

My husband and I went for our anniversary. I think it's the best restaurant in town. The service and food is always perfect. I have never had anything but a wonderful experience here.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The food is very good. One tip to know is that they do not serve cocktails. So, know your wines before you arrive!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food,presentation, service and atmosphere

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vipOrla (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

We eat here almost weekly- nearly always try the daily specials. Attentive and great service. Sometimes the constant water and wine pouring is a little intrusive. The food is top notch, simple but very flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

One of the very best in the city. Excellent in all respects

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We arrived for dinner early but were seated 45 minutes after reservation time, that's really bad at any restaurant, but completely unacceptable at a place where you're going to spend $150 to $200 per person, even worse considering the complete joke of a "bar" or "waiting area". Food was OK but for the price and completely ridiculous markups on the wine, I will not be back, not even if was going to be seated in a timely fashion. I just don't get why people put themselves through this charade of a place.

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Da Marco has been neglected in recent surveys of Houston's best restaurants. This is a crime. Not merely is it one of Houston's best restaurants; it's one of the best restaurants in the country. The friend we hosted at the restaurant has spent several years in Italy, and assured it that it was the equal of the very best restaurants at which she has dined there.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Es la segunda vez que vamos, la comida responde al concepto de los buenos restaurantes italianos donde el producto es tan importante como la preparación.
Los meseros están bien capacitados aunque presionan un poco para vender los especiales del día que son mucho más costosos que los platos del menú.
El lugar es anticuado y pasado de moda, pero las mesas están correctamente montadas.
No tienen permiso para vender alcohol, sólo vinos, y se extraña un aperitivo o una grapa al final de la cena.
Sin embargo, es el mejor que conocemos en la zona de los museos de Houston.

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OpenTable Diner (Tokyo)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was a fantastic experience that left me with nothing but admiration for the craftsmanship, authenticity and delicate table-side etiquette that one expects from a restaurant of such high caliber. Da Marco provides a level of service unseen in many establishments. The staff continuously set a high standard for fine dining which is an experience I will never forget.

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