Da Mario Restaurant

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Italian food that is true to our home. Settle in at a real Italian table, where rib eye comes after your pasta, ricotta pairs perfectly with chocolate, and nine servings are par for the course. Everyone is la famiglia. Every serving has family style. And gestures speak louder than words. At Da Mario, the meats hang high from the ceilings. Vino drips from the vine. Fromaggio flies fresh across the Atlantic. Our meals are made with spoonfuls of olive oil and dollops of magic. Clink a glass. Pass a plate. Share secondos. Time well spent is time well fed. Il dolce Da Mario!
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, wine and food! Best authentic Italian place in the area.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 20 hours ago

Grazie! We hope to host you again, soon.

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p
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Chicago and have not found Italian food that competes. The food at Da Mario is A Plus and competes with some of the best in Chicago!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 20 hours ago

You are very kind. We are so happy that you have discovered Da Mario and we look forward to your next visit.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tony who was our server was great and everything was delicious! We were there celebrating our anniversary and couldn’t have chosen a better place. We will be back.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 20 hours ago

Thank you for allowing Tony and our staff to participate in your special evening. We hope to see you again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

MM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing! Our waitress (lindi) went above and beyond for us. The drinks were delicious and the food was perfection! Thank you so much for a great experience. We will be back!!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Lindy will be very pleased to learn of your compliment. I will also pass along your kind words to the bar and chef. Thank you for visiting Da Mario and we hope to see you again.

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MS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Date night at Da Mario did not disappoint. Their pasta is some of the best I’ve EVER had. (Including Italy) We shared the Caprese salad, the Veal Ossobuco and the Fettuccine Vodka. Amazing! Perfect for date night but there were a few families there too so we will go back w the kids next time.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you for joining us for Date Night! Beginning this Wednesday, October 9, we will feature a special Midweek Date Night Menu in addition to our regular offerings. It is a three course dinner designed just for two special people enjoying an evening together...all at a very special price of $80 per couple. We hope you'll join us.

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ME
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and will not be our last. Everything was perfect, from the staff to the ambiance to the food! We were not rushed through our meal and were made to feel special. Dana and her co-workers were the best!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you for visiting Da Mario! Dana will be so pleased that you enjoyed your evening and we hope to host you again, soon.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service especially from our waitress Lindy! She was terrific! So nice and helpful and made sure we had an unforgettable experience!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you for visiting Da Mario. We will pass along your compliment to Lindy. We hope you will join us again, soon.

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SI
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went In to celebrate our Anniversary & let me tell you it was an experience. Even though, I didn’t get to eat the pasta from cheese bowl but our Server Alan & Tony were amazing. They made the experience Phenomenal, Tony gave us advice on marriage & he’s been married for 25 years. They both kept checking up on us, they worked as a Team not to compete & that totally showed in the level of service they provided us. We had a Great time celebrating our 2 years Anniversary!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Happy Anniversary again from all of us at Da Mario! It was a pleasure to serve you and we hope we see you again every year.

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PC
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating the close of a large deal! The kitchen was definitely on its game - every bite encouraged another, in every dish. Julio as always is an excellent and professional wait staff. Bravissimo!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on October 6, 2019

Julio and all of our Da Mario famiglia are honored that you celebrated with us. We hope to see you again, soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot and phenomenal food!

OT
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you for choosing to enjoy Da Mario! Please come again.

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J
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was wonderful!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you! We are pleased that we met your every expectation and we look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

When we were taken to our table, it had not been cleaned. We were brought back to the entrance and had to wait for 10 min. The waitress greeted us and asked about the birthday celebration.
We ordered drinks while reviewing the menu. The waitress took our dinner order and said our drink would be ready shortly. After 10 minutes, we asked another waiter to check on our drinks.
The food was fabulous!
The waitress asked if we would like to order dessert and we said no as we had just watched to the tables next to us receive complementary birthday dessert.
She brought the check, ran our credit card and overheard us talking about how the bread and dessert were listed on the bill yet we didn’t receive either. She then gave us the complimentary dessert.
For an expensive meal, the service was less than acceptable.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 29, 2019

We are very concerned about your experience at Da Mario, especially given that no one is ever charged out delicious complimentary bread service. While we were extremely fortunate to have many guests enjoying their meals last Saturday, it is highly unusual that you might have felt the service was less than exemplary. We make every effort to recognize special occasions and we are sorry that our server had to be reminded of yours. Please join us again so that we may meet your every expectation.

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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food and service was good. This was the 2nd time we encountered problems with seating (unstable table). The noise of other guests was terrible! (Overly noisy)

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you for joining us at Da Mario. We hope that you brought your table concern to our attention. Sometimes tables require adjustment as they are moved frequently to ensure the highest standards of cleaning. That can result in a slight instability on our natural wood or tile floors. Additionally, the excited conversations of our guests often means a slightly higher volume. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we hope you will join us again, soon.

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P
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal!!

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Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Disappointed we didn’t find this place sooner! It was perfect. Staff was on time every time. Food was amazing and the corner table was perfect.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Da Mario. We look forward to seeing you often.

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ES
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service and ambiance.
great appetizers. need to improve on pasta quality and selection.
reasonably priced.
Will recommend.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your review and suggestions. We hope that you will speak to a manager or our executive chef about your thoughts about our in-house made spaghetti, linguine, cappellacci, fettuccine, garganelli, paparadelle, and agnolotti, that are our regular pasta options, so that we may prepare them to your taste when next you visit Da Mario. We hope that we may host you again, soon.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Very loud especially to start. I’m guessing happy hour. Hostess was offended when we asked to move away from the bar. Outside of that it was great. Server was awesome and food was delicious

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 22, 2019

We apologize for your concern regarding your original seating. We try to accommodate every table request whenever possible. Our entire team is very pleased that you enjoyed the rest of your evening and we hope you will allow us to host you again, soon.

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r
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit but have been meaning to go since the opening 18 months ago. Food and service were excellent. Staff and wait service were most informative and eager to assist in choices. Tony was a remarkable waiter. Definitely will return.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for your visit! Tony is exceptional and he will be so pleased to hear that you enjoyed his service. We look forward to you joining us again, soon!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good Food and Good Service.

Fettuccine was great

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you so much! We are happy that you enjoyed your meal.

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GP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with two other gentlemen who also, as myself, happen to be in the Restaurant Industry as upper management. We know what works and what drives a great restaurant. Da Mario delivered with flying colors. The food was great, the service and the hospitality was off the charts and the atmosphere is modern and inviting.
Gotta try the bone marrow appetizer. Outstanding. The aglionotti and the Veal Milanese werevtop notch. I would highly recommend Da Mario and will definitely return!
ECCEZIONALE!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. They are especially gratifying given your experience. We thank you for your business and hope that you will return to Da Mario.

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

Sadly they were understaffed and apologetic about our 2.5 hour experience. We were seated right away, but it took 45 min to get our drinks, didn’t get our order placed until 1.5 hours into our visit! Food was amazing as always!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 6, 2019

We apologize about the unusual wait. We hope that the consideration that you were offered by our manager made up for some of the inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

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PC
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is great and lively. We started with the prosciutto and melon . The prosciutto was freshly cut and the melon was sweet. A great appetizer to start! The Cesar salad was ok . For our main course I took the veal Parmesan.. a huge piece, and very tasty. My wife took the branzino in a parchemin paper she loved it. We finished with a gelato and espresso !
The service by Suba was great !!
We will return!

OT
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The pasta was very good. But the portion sizes were very small for the price. Also, the wine we had by the glass was overpriced for the amount in the glass. I am a small lady so I do not eat or drink too much and for me the quantity for the price was not appropriate. We have been to many fine dining restaurants in the Dallas area and I would say that this restaurant is overpriced.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2019

Eileen, thank you again for your comments and for visiting Da Mario. We are sorry that the pasta portion size did not meet your expectations. For guests who enjoy wine by the glass, we provide a standard five ounces. Again, we are sorry that this was less than you expected, but we hope that you will try us again in the future.

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C
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we had was exceptional. The butternut squash ravioli and fettuccine Alfredo were a close tie for first though. We will return!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

Caleb, we look forward to hosting you again, soon! That you for choosing Da Mario!

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A
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great!!! Good place for a date. Apps were good but pasta lacked any flavor. I’ve tried coming back here twice and both times pasta was terrible and lacked any spice or seasoning. I can say though that management cared and was thoughtful and attentive. I think this place has potential, just needs a better chef.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

We are so sorry that you did not feel that the pasta dishes you ordered met your expectation. We are happy that you spoke with a manager and we hope that you will allow our classically trained European chefs to serve you again in the future and prepare a dish exactly to your liking.

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SA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Our server was a delight, other than that.. hardly any positives. Everything just tastes like drinking olive oil. You can only drink so much of olive oil. Did not finish a single dish ordered maybe 5 dishes. Not many options for people who do not eat pork or who do not have alcohol in their food. So so poor.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your late-night dining experience. Our server should have pointed out that Da Mario offers numerous cuts of steaks, abundant seafood selections, a whole or half chicken, and several vegetable dishes. Although our authentic Italian preparations include olive oil in some dishes, many are prepared without olive oil or alcohol. We hope that you brought your concerns to the attention of our manager and will allow our chefs to please you in the future.

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was just ok. We asked for recommendations and pretty much got nothing. She was very hard to understand and spoke very quietly and provided no thorough overview of the menu at all! She pretty much said everything is great and that was about it. We were disappointed in our main server, thank goodness the backup server was really good.

Even though the service was not great our original server was right because everything we ordered was amazing.

We will definitely go back, the quality of the pasta mixed with the unique flavors are worth every penny!

We choose 3 different pasta options and the calamari appetizer.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you for visiting Da Mario. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal. As you noticed, many of our servers are from Italy and throughout Europe. We will be sure to mention your concerns to our entire team to try to do better on your next visit.

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PG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my family to Da Mario in February and had a truly memorable experience. The menu contained items prepared in a way that you just cannot get in DFW (i.e., whole fish, whole steak, etc.) that were immediately impressive. For my anniversary, I took my wife and kids and while the meal was wonderful, the menu removed those items (likely because of cost) but also removed what made the restaraunt unique in its Secondi menu. If we go back, I would stick with the pasta which is the standout here but the Secondi courses are now just your typical high end Texas steakhouse fair (which is good but not unique).

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

Phillip, we hope that you brought the items you missed on our summer menu to the attention of our manager. Our chefs constantly adjust the menu for seasonal variations that depend on finest quality availability and changing tastes. Of course, please call us any time to request a special dish from our chefs. We look forward to your next visit.

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GL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I don't want to put a real negative review on here as this is one of our favorite restaurants. This was the third time we have celebrated our anniversary here. It was the first time we were not given our table we requested, no one acknowledged our anniversary and when my wife's filling was chipped by a scallop, we were talked to as if we were trying to create a problem. I know chef and the original manager have not been around the last few times I have been in. The waiter saved the day with excellent service and it doesn't hurt that the food is always great. Overall though this wasn't the experience we were use to and it hasn't been the last two times we have been. Since the Good Morning Texas aired, I feel the personal touch that use to be so obvious is starting to fall the wayside.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2019

We are very sorry that you enjoyed a lesser experience than on previous occasions. We hope to correct that for your next visit. We are very concerned about your wife, however, and would like to learn more. Please respond privately with your contact information so that we may discuss.

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CH
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Happy overall.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you and we invite you to join us again.

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KM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The noise level was such that you couldn't even hold a conversation. The food was okay, but for the price it should have been amazing. It was a beautiful restaurant but I probably won't be back.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 27, 2019

We are sorry that you did not feel that our authentic Italian cuisine measured up to your expectations. As you mentioned, Da Mario is often filled with larger and louder crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, and last weekend was no exception. Many guests viewed the Cowboys practice and came in to enjoy meals afterward. We apologize if the atmosphere was too energetic but we hope you will reconsider and try us again.

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SH
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and the food is fantastic. Never disappoints...

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you, Scott! Please visit us again soon.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I stated it was my husband’s birthday and we would have liked a birthday desert but we weren’t offered one. Other then that...our friends felt the service was okay - the waiter was tentative to us but not to our friends-we had to flag him down or ask him to wait while he walked away for them to place an order for a bottle of wine then again for apps.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 20, 2019

We apologize that your friends did not enjoy their evening. We hope that you brought the situation to the attention of a manager so that we might improve in the future.

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SL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went there for Anniversary but nothing special on the table decoration!!! Worst case scenario was not enough servers and very slow service!?! Normally there were at least 2-3 Managers!!!

Very unexpected circumstance indeed!!

Thank You!!!

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 20, 2019

We are so sorry that you were disappointed in your experience. While we always allow our guests time to enjoy their meals, slow service should never occur. We shall certainly review your reservation to learn how we neglected your anniversary. Again our apologies and we hope you will visit again to let us serve you better.

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TM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

My husband and I went to Da Mario's for his birthday. The food was amazing as was the service.
We returned for Restaurant Week and it was like visiting a completely different restaurant. Our waitress came by four times in two hours (to take our drink order, to return the drinks and take our food order, to remove our entree, and to bring the check). We sat our our table after each course for at least 15 minutes waiting for someone to pick up our plates. We would have ordered more wine, but no one ever came by. We would have let the manager know, but none came by. If it wasn't for the young man refilling our water and the people running the food we would have had no service at all.
We realize that Restaurant Week is a "deal" but the selections seemed cheap and were just ho hum. We still spent over $120. Here was a real opportunity to entice people to come back. After our last visit we will not be back.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 20, 2019

We are sorry that you experienced slow service on Saturday evening. It is unacceptable and we regret that it occurred. We are very concerned that you did not enjoy your meal. All of the selections were created with the finest ingredients. We hope that you will change your mind and allow us to make it up to you.

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WI
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was spectacular. The food is incredible and our waiter Tony enhanced the experience with his recommendations and attentiveness. There are so many good restaurants in the DFW ara but this one vaults into our Top 5 for sure.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are gratified that you would spend your time with us and hope to see you again.

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My risotto was under cooked & a little crunchy. The drinks kept taking a long time to come out once ordered & the restaurant wasn't even that busy.

Da Mario Restaurant
Responded on August 20, 2019

Brandon, we are sorry that you did not have an experience that exceeded your expectations. We hope that you will join us again and offer us a chance to serve you to our full capability.

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