Ristorante San Marco
Had reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner at 7:45 pm. We arrived a little early and were seated. Restaurant was very busy as to be expected. Took forever to get just some water and we placed an order for a bottle of wine and an appetizer. As we were waiting we heard our waiter tell other quests they were out of several specials that were on there special menu for the evening and out of several bottles of wine. Our waiter never got back to us with even some bread.
We have eaten here before and the food is good, but they always seem to struggle with service. The restaurant was clearly not prepared for the evening. We left, went down the street to another restaurant without a reservation got seated and served right away!
Can’t recall his name - from NYC but he has his Italian accent perfected.
We will be back soon!
There was an issue where the restaurant did not have our reservation on file. Luckily, they did their best to accommodate us despite the busy occasion. Something should be done about the communication between Open Table and Ristorante San Marcos.
The Restuarant was overbooked and the food was under cooked or out of main dishes.
We made reservations 2 weeks in advance, but on arrival there were no available tables. Management asked us to come back in a few minutes later; so we came back 10 minutes later, and waited 20 minutes, but, no tables had opened up. The sidewalk had 4 couples waiting, that all had reservations but none were seated during the entire time we waited
It's hard to rate a restaurant on Valentines day knowing they are all a zoo but we arrived a half hour after they opened and it was obvious that the kitchen was in over their head. It took over an hour for our meal so I can only imagine how it would have been if we had a 6:30 reservation. The lollipop lamb chops were good but whatever it was they served with them was not. The veal was also good but the portion was really small and the 5 or 6 tiny potato halves with a spoonful of spinach seems like a child's portion.
We were lucky we sat outside;beautiful evening. As it turned out we both ordered spaghetti with fish(red sauce with shrimp,calamari,mussels etc). Sauce was tasty and it was a great introduction to this restaurant. The inside is crowded and noisy which reflects the fact that ,in season,it's crowded cause the food is very good.We'll go back.
This is the second time within the month that we have eaten dinner at San Marco and we will return again and again. The homemade pastas are cooked "al dente" and the presentation of anything you order is just beautiful and over the top delicious. We had the fettuccini bolognese which was the best we have ever had. The waiter was professional, made great recommendations, and a true professional. I highly recommend San Marco if you are looking for an upscale Italian restaurant with decent prices! The wine list also gives you many choices.
Second time here this season. Great experience both times. Highly recommended. Good Food and great service.
We had a wonderful dinner! It was our first time there, very welcoming, amazing food and excellent service on a very busy night. We also had very friendly fellow diners around us. A big win all the way around. We will definitely return!
Very enjoyable evening. The pasta dishes where well done, salads fresh, and the soup done to perfection. Will go again.
Great experience, service was outstanding. Being fairly new to the area we took a chance by booking our reservation on OpenTable. When we arrived the waiter greeted us with a warm and friendly approach. Food was excellent. Will definitely go back again.
Each of us thought the food was the best we had before. No doggie bags, we ate it all. Such a friendly staff!
Excellent food. I have the house special of a risotto with wild mushrooms, and it was superb.
Best Italian food in Venice! We had salmon, pasta with seafood, lasagna, and veal; all perfectly prepared. Very friendly, excellent service. Lots of little touches that make dining a pleasure. The cookies with the cappuccino were wonderful.
Had a late lunch - even though near end of lunch shift we did not feel rushed. Waiter very helpful and knowledgeable about menu. Food delicious and highly recommend as a lunch or dinner spot.
Food was excellent.
Appetizers are pricey.
Snapper was excellent and pleasant efficient wait staff. Salmon was listed as pan sautéed and came out grilled which gave it a very different taste. Manager was very apologetic and took it of the bill. Veal ptarmigan was nice and the substituted as side of spaghetti at no extra charge
Delicious sauce. Great staff and service. The seafood on my dish was lacking a bit. Tiny bay scallops and clams. Shrimp were modest but good. Not a huge serving of pasta but it was delicious. If there was more pasta I don’t think you would have missed the seafood quite as much.
Blah lasagna...spinach ravioli a bit above par...service was fine...small loaf of bread for dipping oil/vinegar...minestrone soup was pretty good though. Not too expensive but more disappointed in quality of food.
Great specials and very attentive and service with Ryan. We’ll be back 4 sure
Nice ambiance and an attentive and engaging waiter. You
Our favourite spot in Venice. Genuine Italian and top quality
We moved to Venice Florida ten years ago. This was by far the best meal yet.
Because my husband and I had made other plans for New Years Eve, when our kids decided to visit I made a reservation for NYE for them at San Marco. I made the reservation one month ago. Open Table confirmed. And the day before on Dec 30, asked me to reconfirm which I did. When my two little granddaughters all dressed up (age 7 and 5) son and daughter in law arrived on time, they were told too bad they had no room. My son explained he had a reservation and a confirmation number and the host blew him off. Unbelievable and rude. I my husband and I live in Venice year round and have been to San Marco many times since it opened and brought guests. I am so ticked off with San Marco we will never go again. I think open table should drop them.
New Year’s Eve perfection! Fabulous veal and eggplant with excellent service. Accommodated our service dog with outdoor seating! Made our trip to Venice even better
Noise level beyond reason due to over crowding of tables. Elbow to elbow and back to back with adjoining tables. Tried to accommodate too many people in a very restricted space. Main course was great as was the wine and dessert, but the appetizer was a waste of money and time. Do not like the truncated menus that seem to be the trend on holidays.
We had a reservation but still had to wait 20 mins. We ordered drinks & apps but the apps never arrived at our table. They did not hurry us but when one of our companions finished his salad they started serving our entrees. Waiter embarrassed about lapse but they didn’t even offer to comp us a coffee or dessert. I would go back for the food but not on a busy night
Amazingly delicious food, very friendly staff, great ambiance! Nothing more to make this place more perfect!
Unbelievably fresh and delicious! Perfect spot for a date night or special evening out. All staff was very attentive to any of our needs. I will definitely be going back in the near future!!!
We went to Ristorante San Marco for Christmas in 2019. The service, food and service were excellent.
They were a little loose about reservation times but were very attentive and got everyone seated. It was raining so many of the outdoor tables were unavailable. The waiter and the food were both incredible!
The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was crowded and although we reserved seats inside, we chose to be seated outside to avoid waiting. We recommend this restaurant.
Love the personal touches and their attention to detail on service and food. Highly recommend.
Everything was good except the food took a long time to come out. Luckily we had a great server.
Food was very good. My husband had the pasta bolognese. It was very good. Service also was good. Make a reservation though. It fills up fast.
This is our second visit to San Marco. We really enjoyed ourselves! The food was excellent and the service was as well. We enjoyed talking with the owner and it’s always nice to see the owner present in an establishment. We will definitely go back soon!
Amazing food great atmosphere, we loved every minute