Ristorante San Marco

4.6
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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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RM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite spot in Venice. Genuine Italian and top quality

OT
Tampa
2 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
7 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
67 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
26 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

C
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu choices for lunch

DC
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Nico and Jonathan took very good care of us. Love the Cotoletta Milanese and Spaghetti
Also Scoglio (Seafood) are always wonderful.

G
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice smaller restaurant with very attentive staff and great food. Much of the pasta and bread is made there and is great

JK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to visit after a long hiatus. We started with calamari fritti which was delicately fried and included julienned vegetables in the mix: light and delicious. For mains, we both had specials: grilled branzino and veal saltimbocca. Both were fresh, tasty and human-sized portions. Service was expert and friendly (Ryan). Enough staff present to ensure good food and service: along with waiter, a very friendly expediter, and we also met a manager/owner. Such a lovely interior reminiscent of an Italian trattoria. Very nice wine offerings. We will be back very soon.

SW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We would definitely recommend the restaurant to a friend or two. We had reserved a table seeing it was our first time to visit the restaurant and had asked for a booth (if they had that to offer) and a window view. They accommodated us nicely with both!! Our waiter was Ryan who was very attentive and knowledgeable and answered all the questions that we had regarding some of the selections on the menu. I stepped out of my comfort zone and asked for a light red wine and he offered a sampling of a very nice red wine which I found very enjoyable. We did try their version of Fried Calamari and their presentation was very interesting and it was delicious!!! My husband had the Lasagna which was a generous portion and could easily be shared with one other person.. I did a seafood dish with pasta and it was VERY GOOD!!! We had a show to go to at Venice Theatre so we didn't have time to sample their desserts but we will be visiting them again and the desserts will be on our agenda!

AN
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was expertly done, and our waiter wasx very attentive and nice

OT
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy Tuscan ambiance accompanied with homemade pastas and tasty assorted entrees.

B
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at San Marco, and my experience was great. Our waiter Jonathan was terrific and the food was outstanding!

SP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Thank you.

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and awesome service by Jonathon. Always a treat to dine at San Marco.

R
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I arrived 20 minutes early but were seated immediately. John, our waiter was fantastic in explaining the menu and providing recommendations especially since all menu items were in Italian. I selected dishes that otherwise would have not and am very happy I did. We participated in the Sarasota Dinning program that included a three course meal and a glass of very nice wine. We never felt rushed and it was relaxed dinning. The stuffed banana peppers and egg plant appetizers were excellent and extremely tasty. The entrées were also excellent in that I had the wide pasta with Italian sausage in a very flavorful white sauce. The seafood pasta my wife had was amazing. Desert was fantastic in we selected the tiramisu and the cream puffs for they were already out of the cannolis. We are making plans already to head back in the near future.

JG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Nick again did a great job. We will be back.

OT
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

San Marco is sure to impress with fresh and tasty Italian dishes to please all. Accompany your entree with a lovely glass of wine and finish with cappuccino and a cannoli.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was tasteless. Was given bay scallops in place of sea scallops, unless they were just that small. Totally not what you would expect. Was charged $20 for a child’s meal. The waiters first suggestion was ravioli and that is what the child chose not realizing it was from the main menu

RG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was superior and the food was too. We are happy to enjoy lunch or dinner there at any time.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great tasting food, staff very professional

OT
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! I had chicken caprese special and dining companion had veal scallopini. Both excellent. Creme brulee for dessert was yummy! Service was attentive.

SP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Very happy with this local “find”!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very lovely restaurant. Food and service was very good. It’s a bit pricey for every day eating but in keeping with other restaurants on Venice Avenue. Our friends shared an entree which made it more affordable.