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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JohnD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service both great including the wine recommendation from Ryan

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RRoz
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my Mom’s birthday on Sat night and it was amazing. There were 4 of us and everyone loved their meal. Food and service were outstanding! Can’t think of a better Italian meal I’ve had anywhere! We’ll be back!

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ColleenH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would qualify my recommendation with a disclaimer, "be prepared that it is expensive, especially for Italian food".

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AbbyKay
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be a favorite for us in Venice. Definitely in our top 2! I can’t spell most of the dishes, so won’t try, but the dishes are ALWAYS freshly prepared and served hot. They do not have a bar, but the beer and wine selection is more than adequate. Love eating inside or out and Open Table makes reservations easy.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, service was acceptable for the anticipated crowd but we found it noisy and the tables were too closely set. We were surprised at the crowded situation and the noise since we ate there on a Sunday at 6:00 PM . We’ll try it again,hopefully at a less crowded time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. The restaurant was so loud that it was painful to enjoy our time there. Looks like they fit tables on every Soave inch of space. I will certainly return but would only be seated outside in the future.

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DannyF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waiter knocked over a glass of water as our meal was being served resulting in the table setting having to be changed. Waiter apologized and said he would bring each of us ( (4) a comp glass of wine for the inconvenience.
Checking the bill I was charged for the 4 glasses of wine.
I did not want to point it out at as our waiter was busy.
I mention since a review is available

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BillM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but space is very tight for diners.

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CharlaM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch menu, along with a good value for your money.
Great prices.

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vipEatinghealthyontheroad
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was SPECTACULAR! Thanks Filippo!!

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mifoodie
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Would go back sgain

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TonyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Family visit. Service is exceptional, food very good. This is a better than average Italian restaurant and as expected a friendly place. It is a little noisy but that would not deter anyone. Appetizers and wine selection made for a wonderful evening. Seating is close but acceptable.

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vipLA627
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food. Dine here whenever I’m in area.

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LeslieC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I made reservations for 6, our party increase to 8 and the restaurant accommodated us with no problems.
Our meals were delicious. I especially enjoyed the spicy squid ink spaghetti and the lobster ravioli. The profiteroles were only average and not a good choice after such a flavorful meal. A refreshing gelato or a smooth cannoli would have been better. Our waiter was wonderful. Helpful, informative and attentive. He considered our need to get to a show and delivered our bills promptly. And of course, he was charming.

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PenelopeW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. All four dinners were tasty and well prepared. Service was very good. All round great experience.

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LeslieY
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only reason I gave a less that excellent on ambience is because it was quite noisy ... however, that is probably because everyone had to sit inside ... very cold.
Otherwise, dinner was very good and Ryan was very nice and attentive.. great experience. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Venice and eating at San Marco before attending an event at the Venice Community Theater. Our meal was excellent and we’ve never been disappointed.

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NancyZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a cute restaurant. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our table we had reserved. Dinner was good. I wish they had a side of pasta instead of the roasted potatoes.

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JimY
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Very nice small place. Service was good the food was very good.

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vipPete
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service We will definitely go back. Very good experience!

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MeghanJ
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful food and service!!

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AbbyKay
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We ate outside this time - with friends and our dog. Our waiter was fantastic - as usual. Food great, ambiance great. We recommend Ristorante San Marco to everyone we know and whoever is wandering down Venice Ave looking for a place to eat.

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TerriM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at RSM several times before and keep coming back. The food is always great, and we like the personalized service. We had Nico this past time, and he was a really good server. We also appreciated the opportunity to make reservations, as we had theatre tickets and needed to be there on time. We will definitely be back!

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Umbraco
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our reservation got us off to a rocky start for reasons I won’t go into, but the overall visit was good. Great Venice spot. Very authentic.

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RBob
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great lunch special and vegetarian options. attentive service.

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Retiredearlyat55
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time at Ristorante San Marco did not disappoint. Three of our group had the branzino special. Just delicious. Our fourth had the veal and loved it. Our server, Ryan was simply A+. We sat outside and so it was a bit noisy What you would expect in a Saturday.

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DonnaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day. They ran out of certain dishes by 8:15. Four items left. What my husband and I ordered was delicious. Should have compensated us with a glass of wine though some people left. I am glad we stayed though. Homemade pasta! Wonderful presentation. Appetizer of cured beef and goat cheese scrumptious. I would have given 5 stars but didn’t because of limited menu

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KimU
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!

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vipGregW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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BenA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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

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AkeelM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We had a table outside which we thought would be romantic , however the traffic and the pedestrians walking by made this the complete opposite.

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GregG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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vipjesse
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Venice
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
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.

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vippaulm
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.

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vipcarolann888
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.