Ristorante San Marco

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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Ristorante San Marco, where you can enjoy the finest Italian cuisine in a uniquely intimate & elegant setting. We believe time & quality are the most important ingredients in the preparation of an exquisite meal. Spend time with us & discover our quality in food, service, & atmosphere. We assure your selection the best & proper attention. Josephine & Leo Leone extend a heartfelt invitation to everyone, to visit & enjoy the finest cuisine in our warm & elegant ambiance. Grazie & Buon Appetito La Famiglia Leone
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L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Very tired and unenthusiastic restaurant. Won't eat there again.

JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is always excellent and well presented. The wait staff is superb.

JR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good Italian foof and very professional service. ut pricey

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening!

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was very expensive and the waiter did not tell the cost of the Daily specials which turned out to be very expensive. Food was good, but not exceptional and not worth the money.

j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was very slow and non attentive. Food was just ok and above average cost.

K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding but customer service was disappointing from the time we entered the restaurant until we left. No one on the staff seemed happy to be there or friendly.

k
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

one of our favorites.....never disappoints, good piano bar and outstanding food!!

SL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was really excellent. This was our 1st visit to the restaurant and we look forward to returning in the near future. Very authentic Italian food.

MP
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here all the time and I have written reviews before so not much more to say. Other than that the rack of lamb Saturday night was sublime. Perfectly cooked to a medium rare with a wonderful sauce that included currants. Whole Branzino cooked with a salt dome then filleted tableside was so moist and tender it almost made me abandon my lamb. Almost. My wife finished every bite. Always a wonderful night out.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday and it was wonderful! Some of the greatest food in the area!

T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Apps, wine, main course and service for our 2 year old were fantastic. Been going there for over 15 years.

JP
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliably good, individually prepared Italian food. The service is always attentive & excellent without being intrusive. The restaurant has a nice ambience- not too noisy, which can ruin a dining experience in other venues. We fine three regularly and always enjoy it.

HP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's always a treat to dine at San Marco. The food is consistently delicious. I wish I could eat there every day.

GT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful food. Another great evening at San Marco

MO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a nice place for a special occasion. Service is great and friendly, food is excellent. It is a little on the pricy side, but worth it!

a
Philadelphia
177 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a business lunch. Food and service were good. Would love to come for dinner.

z
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Service was mediocre. This is usually what we find here.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Excellent food and ambiance!

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a
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, the waiters friendly and attentive. Consistently good.

A
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner but have been here many times before. Food was great. Have bolognese and 2 different veal dishes. Dessert was great and they brought them out with candles and sang. Very much appreciated. Manhattan was made perfectly and service was great.

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The lobster special salad was outstanding, perfect match including avocado. The langostino entree was delicious and flavorful.

m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ours was a party of 4 . My brother and his wife were as pleased as my wife and I . The Bronzino
was outstanding.All of us ordered it. The gazpacho with crab delicious.

DL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

We were taking out friends for a birthday dinner. One of the entrees, a filet, was poor quality, but we did not want to complain in front of friends, so we called when we got home. We were told that the owner would return the call the next day to discuss, but that never happened, prompting us to decide never to return. Furnishings were old, tired and unattractive.

d
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner exceeded my expectations. I've heard rumors that the restaurant was closing or being sold so I was a little worried that the quality and/or service may be lacking.

The bartender was friendly, attentive and make great drinks. The live piano player added a nice touch to the ambiance.

Our waiter Fernando could not have been nicer or more prepared. He memorized what seemed like 20 dinner specials.

The food was outstanding and priced accordingly.

Would definitely return!

The ambiance is old world Italian, but felt very comfortable and homey.

OA
Philadelphia
94 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food at a quiet setting. Great place to have dinner with friends. Amazing selection of homemade pasta and main courses.

MR
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and menu. Wonderful bar.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here!

r
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was very good, service very attentive and a nice decor. Would definitely recommend it

DD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So very nice to eat in a restaurant with a quiet atmosphere -- makes the dining experience so much more enjoyable!! Service was excellent. One observation from my dining partners who had the Caprese salad -- they said it was disappointing, that the tomatoes had no flavor, and balsamic glaze was missing. Will most certainly dine there again and recommend to friends.

OT
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as it always is!

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Edward, our waiter was fantastic! The food was good but nothing really special. I had ordered the chicken San Marco thinking that it was going to be better than it turned out.

JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy that it wasn't cold where we were seated like the last time. I had the Bronzino and it was superb. Waiter who fileted it table-side was a master with a knife!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for fine Italian dining. Great service, fresh fish , homemade desserts. A date night favorite!!!!!

MP
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at San Marco, running from a relaxing cocktail in the bar to some nice piano music to dinner with some wonderful wine. App of prawns in a creamy garlic sauce looked actually like half of a small lobster - lots of tasty meat and the sauce was perfect. Dinner was a stuffed veal loin chop cooked perfectly with a savory red wine sauce and pasta with shrimp and Italian sausage, both fantastic. We even had dessert, a classic Tiramisu and a light and tasty apple pastry with vanilla gelato on the side. All topped off with a complementary limoncello. San Marco is classic Italian cooking and ambience, at its best.

OT
Philadelphia
231 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ALWAYS ENJOYABLE THR VEAL AND PASTA ARE GOOD CHOICWES

GF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, but interminable wait for desert tray to be brought over.

FJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 and the food was delicious . One of my dining friends and I ordered a dinner with the choice of a large or smaller plate. We ordered the entrees thinking we would get the smaller plates but the waiter didn’t ask us if we wanted the larger size. We were served and charged for the larger portion. Next time we’ll make sure we don’t expect the waiter to ask us. I think the staff should ask our choice rather than assume or up sell us.

TR
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first visit to San Marco of my guest. she was impressed with the decor and the variety of food on the menu as well as the excellent recitation by the waiter . As usual the food was excellent, as was my glass of Chianti . San Marco never fails to continue to be the place to go. Authentic Italian food and ambiance.