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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (25)
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Good for a Date (22)
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Notable Wine List (17)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 3 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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined 3 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!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Houston)·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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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND FOOD!

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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fabulous time! Our favorite restaurant!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Extraordinario restaurante. La comida riquísima.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·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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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great as always

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Just amazing all around. Service was second to none.

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 (Houston)·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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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, good service!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·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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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Austin)·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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food,presentation, service and atmosphere

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vip
 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·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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 (Cambridge)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (東京)·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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My new favorite restaurant in Houston. A self-proclaimed foodie having eaten at many of the finest restaurants around the world, this was an experience that ranks high.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great Italian food. Pricey, but worth it for a nice dinner or special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Da Marco has been one of our favorite go to special occasion restaurants in Houston for many years. Never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a great meal and a fine time. When we returned home we had an email from Open Table stating that we had failed to show up for this reservation. We emailed OT and called the restaurant. The restaurant confirmed that they had recorded our arrival and they again confirmed this with OT while we were on the phone. OT has never apologized or admitted its error except to send us this email.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was a Christmas Holiday lunch and DaMarco's never dissapoints. The service was exceptional and the food even better. If you have one meal to eat out in Houston, pick DaMarcos. It's just always amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It pains me to say this, but we had a less than stellar experience. We have been going to Da Marco for at least a decade and have had nothing but superb experiences. Because we have such a long history with this restaurant, we will absolutely return in hopes that it returns to our expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The meal was outstanding--the spaghetti with sea urchin sauce, the octopus, the branzino, the wine. The service was terrific. Expensive but worth it. Also, it's nice to go to a restaurant with a dress code.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It is a ok ace for people who enjoy a meal based in good ingredients. Extremely good pasta and a place for once in a year meal with white truffle taste . Something you must try at least once. Beautiful experience. The best service for me In Houston.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food as good as anywhere in Houston and most other major cities.
Service - wait staff and valet parking - unsurpassed... ne plus ultra!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Even though I don't dine there often, it is a solid choice that never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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