Ristorante San Marco

4.6
213 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipKenW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Owner is on site and very engaged with customers satisfaction. Catch of the day was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in a long time loved every bite and the service was spectacular

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MarkD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We felt bad for the waiter, he was waiting on 10 tables that were all seated at the same time. He was apologetic considering we had to wait 30 minutes for him to wait on us.

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baron
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Wait. Staff, I’ll prepared. Seemed better a year ago.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent! We went there for the first time tonight for my son and I birthday. Everything was great and would definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking for great italian food.

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PatriciaF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there frequently because of the wonderful food. I had salmon done rare ,as I requested, with side of spinach. It was perfect. Husband had pappardelle boscaiola which was also from heaven. Good wine selection at reasonable price..ciao!

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vipKarenL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food and the service can’t be beat!!

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vipDaleB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. The service is great and the food is always fresh and delicious.

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LindaC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We waited over a half hour for our waitresses to even acknowledge us. My daughter went to tell the mgr and he said he would send someone right over, we waited again. When the waitress brought me my dinner which was in a butter sauce it splashed all over my blouse. My daughter said her chicken was dry so again we talked to the mgr and he said he would take care of it???? Nothing was taken care of so my daughter asked the mgr to take her meal off the bill. Even though my dinner was delicious our wine was subpar. Also our waitress had an attitude. Not going there again 😡

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vipRich
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food not as described in menu; Special used different size pasta than described - large pasta cooked al dente instead. Another entree described as having fettuccine w/ red wine sauce with peas and mushrooms but no peas and in cream sauce, although tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

No social distancing inside. Tables too close together. We asked to be moved outside as a table opened up.

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vipCAG5563
New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Menu was on the limited side.
Service was EXTREMELY slow.
Food was good.
Much better restaurants in the area.

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vippetert
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Poor food quality. Poor service. No reason to eat here.

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jimM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner outside on a beautiful nite. Not my first visit there. The food was excellent and also the presentation
My guests enjoyed it thoroughly

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JimmyP
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A nice dining experience.
The cuisine was expertly prepared.
Our waiter was knowledgeable and took good care of us.
This is a small restaurant, but very comfortable.

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vipSharonwnyny
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Both my husband and I were disappointed in the service and the food. This is our second time to your restaurant. The first time was very good. We waited a long time just to get a glass of water. After waiting for the water and our drinks, the service was better and the waitress was very friendly. I was disappointed in the gnocchi. They were kind of heavy. My husband’s chicken parmigiana was dry and tasted burned on the bottom.

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JenniferW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing experience! I was informed that reserving through open table is not the way to go because they do not correspond with owners on what actual availability is. So if you want a reservation (highly recommended) call restaurant directly do not go through open table! They were very sweet and service was amazing even when slam packed! Food was amazing! Highly recommended but remember to call for reservation DO NOT use open table because they do not know actual availability!

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Aroldill
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A very nice Saturday night in Venice. Picked this restaurant as it was close to where we were staying. We were seated outside. The side walk went between the tables which gave little privacy for quiet conversation. The service was slow. They were definitely short on help. Other tables received bread with their water immediately after being seated, we never received any bread even after asking. We were finished with our meal when they finally came and asked if we still wanted any. Our food was ok. The cappuccino was almost the best part of the meal. The cannoli were large enough to share, but very rich. I would probably not return.

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DelP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our table was ready when we arrived and the food was outstanding. On the negative side, service was slow (though it was explained that the restaurant had difficulties recruiting servers) and, most troubling, there was no distancing between tables. The pandemic is still a problem and the restaurant needs to address the distancing issue. We will not return until the pandemic is over.

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LornaL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the server was very friendly yet professional. There was no wait time. They managed the crowd very well.

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PhyllisD
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The four of us enjoyed our selections. I've been there before and would return.

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KennethS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful place, Service was perfect, food was great. we sat outside and it was just a perfect evening with a nice bottle of Barolo

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vipDiana
Minneapolis
165 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Meal came out really fast. Potatoes were cool and could have been cooked more. Veal had a salad on top but too much dressing and the dressing soaked into the veal giving it a flavor I did not care for. And they were out of the profiteroles for desert wasn’t on par tonight. So be careful if your ordering the veal!

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TerriS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We will definitely be going back again in the furture.

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vipWine4Dinner
Chicago
193 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was outstanding, both of us enjoyed fish entrees and the dessert of Limoncello cake was very good. Our waiter provided excellent suggestions for wine pairings. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived so that our waiter was trying to catch up with orders and serving. This is a very nice place to enjoy.

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JulieS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Chicken scaloppini was very dry. The sauce was nice but the chicken was so thin it was dry and tough.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Portions are large. Could have ordered one meal for 2 people. Great service.

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BethG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistency one or the best restaurants in Venice . It never disappoints . Make a reservation today !

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RoyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was adequate, but not remarkable. Food not worth premium prices.

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MarioCarol
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good and our waiter was very good but when we were seated, whoever the person standing around was (older gentleman) ignored us when we asked to have the heater behind us lit. We asked him again and he passed by like he didn’t hear us but we know he did....unless he is hearing impaired. It took until our waiter came to our table, approximately 10 minutes, to have the heater lit. I would assume when the temperature is in the low 60’s, you would already have the heaters lit for a 7:00pm reservation. Other than that, we were happy with everything else. I would recommend but only sit outside when it’s over 70.

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vipLarryB
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning dining experience, everything was perfect

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Shoregirl
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside. Our server and food were great!!!

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LeighC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Had a great dinner with my family

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vipBobM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was the service

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Thumbdiner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our food was Outstanding. Service, not so much.
Hahun was our waiter and did an excellent job of explaining the specials, taking our orders, etc. After that, we barely saw him.

Our food was brought to the table by two support staff members who were obviously undertrained. They couldn't identify the food (just held up the plates) and didn't know how to present it on a table. I'm not looking for a first class presentation, but they handed it across the table, reaching over the guests. When parmesan was brought for garnishment, you had to beg for enough cheese.

For a Venice establishment competing with many Italian restaurants, the management needs to spend a little time with the support staff and encourage the waiter to pay a little more attention to the table.

I always want businesses to succeed and I'm sure they will with me or without me. But, if you want your patrons to remember a great dining experience, you have to treat them professionally.

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SueW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was excellent. I feel the ambiance and noise level questions weren't fair because we ate outside. I was never actually inside. It was a very nice overall experience.

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DonnaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Ate there on Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. Was impossible to get our waiter Nahum to our table. We asked if we could sample the house wine before purchasing and were told that the owner frowns upon doing that. We had to buy a glass to sample and after we did we didn’t like it and had to buy a different bottle. One of my guests asked to substitute veal for chicken on a dish and was told cannot do. This leads us to believe that the dinners are all pre-made and reheated!
Nahum never came to our table to see if we needed anything and the only time he did he mention the birthday celebration he never returned to take an order for 30 minutes. By the time he came to the table we told him we didn’t have time to wait for the dessert. We took the check and ran out. I was ashamed by our service as there were plenty of open tables so there was no excuse for poor service he was just not the right guy for the job! I will re think going back because the service was horrible!

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RailiR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Sit outside, sip some wine and nibble on a delicious focaccia while waiting for the food prepared by a great chef.
Last time I had chicken with lemon and capers - heaven on a plate ! My husband had the lasagna - perfection ! The portions are just right and so are the prices. Their computers were down for a while so we had a bit of a wait but we were not in a hurry, kind of just gave it an authentic Italian feeling.

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vipKriKri10
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent homemade Italian food. We came back the day after for more

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unexpected gem! Came down to Casey Key to celebrate my hubby’s birthday and had the most incredible dinner here. Everything was perfect, the food, the service and the wine! From homemade pasta and authentic Italian dishes to perfect Italian wines you just don’t find anywhere to the outstanding service, we had the perfect night! I cannot recommend this place high enough. I especially appreciate the gluten free pasta options and would recommend the artichoke appetizer.

Cannot wait to come back!

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Ristorante San Marco is rated 4.6 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.