Ristorante San Marco

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$30 and under
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Italian
Experience the authentic, robust, and flavor-filled cuisine of the renowned Southern Italian culinary tradition. Enjoy flavorful entrees; homemade pastas; freshly prepared salads or soups; freshly baked breads and desserts in a typical Italian atmosphere.
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KU
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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!

GW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Awesome waiter
Can’t recall his name - from NYC but he has his Italian accent perfected.
We will be back soon!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The Restuarant was overbooked and the food was under cooked or out of main dishes.

BA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

GG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

j
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

p
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here this season. Great experience both times. Highly recommended. Good Food and great service.

c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. The pasta dishes where well done, salads fresh, and the soup done to perfection. Will go again.

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each of us thought the food was the best we had before. No doggie bags, we ate it all. Such a friendly staff!

JM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. I have the house special of a risotto with wild mushrooms, and it was superb.

DP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

D
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

GG
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent.

Appetizers are pricey.

Recommend.

G
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

RM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

WO
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specials and very attentive and service with Ryan. We’ll be back 4 sure

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and an attentive and engaging waiter. You

DH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite spot in Venice. Genuine Italian and top quality

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We moved to Venice Florida ten years ago. This was by far the best meal yet.

F
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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.

s
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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

LS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious food, very friendly staff, great ambiance! Nothing more to make this place more perfect!

DP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

4
Tampa
68 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Ristorante San Marco for Christmas in 2019. The service, food and service were excellent.

DL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

TM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

c
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the personal touches and their attention to detail on service and food. Highly recommend.

MG
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was good except the food took a long time to come out. Luckily we had a great server.

FC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

D
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

D
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great atmosphere, we loved every minute