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Ristorante San Marco

4.5
919 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 654-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Ristorante San Marco is the ideal location for your next event. From anniversary parties to sales meetings to elegant cocktail parties, we offer our private dining room & bar area. San Marco restaurant is perfect for small family gatherings or corporate luncheons. Our elegant dining room offers your guests attentive service & privacy in a beautifully decorated room. Whether you're introducing a new product or welcoming a new baby, San Marco restaurant offers the service & attention to make your gathering an event to remember. Local businesses as well as companies from around the world have relied on our personalized service, attention to every detail, and our award-winning cuisine for their important business dinners. A spectacular combination of exquisite food, presentation & ambiance is a promise at Ristorante San Marco. Also open Sundays to accommodate your private dining parties & special occasions.
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Private party contact
Josephine Leone: (215) 654-5000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dager Road
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Parking details
Fully lighted private parking for up to 100 cars.
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Entertainment
With live music and an elegant atmosphere, Ristorante San Marco is a fine spot for an intimate dinner for two, yet it's warm & friendly atmosphere makes it an excellent choice for a special occasion family dinner as well.

This beautifully appointed piano bar features nightly live music by Bobby Lee, Sal Anthony & Kurt Martin our acclaimed classically trained pianists. The versatile piano players can accommodate almost any request. Their passionate music attracts the best singing talent in the area, part of what makes San Marco an unforgettable experience.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 919 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Only just fabulous!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Once again, this restaurant proved to be exceptional! I would put their Branzino against ANY in the world. EVERY time we have ever had it here, it has always been incredible. The flavor, texture and size is just always perfect! Will always go back for more!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Another great meal at San Marco! The fresh lobster salad with avocado was outstanding and is now a new favorite not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

went there for dinner to look into it as a possibility for a rehearsal dinner. The food was great, the service and staffing professional. Currently, they are at the top of our list for the rehearsal dinner and we will be returning there for dinner again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed the meal. Service was great!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My sister’s birthday dinner was a delight for all of us. We were 4 people and everyone enjoyed their meal. Appetizers were perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent, authentic Italian food. Grilled squid, veal dishes, and desserts were all amazing, simply presented and just so, so good. The place was a little noisy once the dinner crowd filled in, but we did not consider that a negative.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Birthday celebration! Food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

As always great place to enjoy authenic Italian food !

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always wonderful food and very accommodating. Had a great meal with my family

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I've been a customer for years and I've never been disappointed. Food and service are outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We’ve come to expect excellence and are never disappointed. Wonderful meals - rack of lamb and filet mignon, nice wine list, great desserts and cappuccino. Always a great experience. Service attentive by not intrusive. Ambience is romantic and elegant.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A friend and I went here for our birthday lunch and the food was amazing. We both had the arugula salad and the seafood ravioli and couldn't stop raving about how good everything was.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Fresh seafood and pastas. Attentive staff and good wine. We had a great family dinner here and will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good Italian fare. Not so imaginative but quality consistently good . Calamari great. Dessert ok. Service good. A bit noisy.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I have always love to dine at Ristorante San Marco for the ambiance and good food. For the 4-5 times I have dined there, the food has always been good . The mushroom risotto was so tasty; the salt-encrusted branding was moist and buttery. However, the lobster tail was tough and chewy; the shrimp stuffed with crabmeat was swimming in a milk-based sauce. The last dining experience was disappointing but I will still go back there.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Just love San Marco! There were five of us and each order was carefully taken after a brilliant recitation by our waiter, describing each of the items. All of us were individually served with aplomb. We will all return to San Marco over and over .

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

It‘s an authentic Italian restaurant with good food.
The house white is $9.50, which I would consider too much for a basic Pinot Grigio.
Also check prices of dishes not on the menu before ordering them to avoid surprises.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great service with excellent food. We ate on the sidewalk as we had 6 in our group and a dog to keep at our feet. Had the lunch combo - a huge amount of food and reasonable price. Real Italian waiters added to the atmosphere.We will be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great place for excellent Italian food! Save a trip to the city and head here instead! Always consistently good! The bartender, Chris, is super nice and makes great drinks! The music adds to the old-world atmosphere. A gem!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Restaurant is in well appointed older building. Very inviting atmosphere. Too numerous daily specials to do verbally. Became very confusing. They should be put on a printed sheet.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice Italian old world charm with excellent service. The only problem was our waiter was so heavily accented I couldn't understand him and I don't think he understood me. So trying a Martini for the first time was disappointing because either there wan't a drink menu or they only serve standard martini's since our waiter didn't understand what I was asking for. Other than that everything else went well as an English speaking waiter told us the specials and took our order.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Favorite Italian restaurant! Best food in town. Highly recommend

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great but the service was horrible. It was Valentine's Day , we were never told of limited menu.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Even though the food was awesome we did not like the idea we had to order off a fixed menu with INFLATED prices!
We were not offered bread we had to ask for it! No butter or oil! Had to ask for more water and once dinner was over it took forever to get our check and then we had to to stand to get the attention of the hostess to pay! I guess we can chalk it up to the night being Valentine’s Day ,but the service should always be the same,good!! I’d give them another try but not on a special occasion!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great. Service effective. Somewhat overpriced.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a very enjoyable meal It was Valentine's Day so they had a special menu for the day which offered a variety of choices. Even though it was a holiday, the service was not rushed , the food was very good and we were able to have a nice celebration. We look forward to going back when we can order from the regular menu.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always done perfectly and the selections are terrific. I had the black Lobster Ravioli topped with seafood, it was wonderful. The fried calamari was among the best I ever had, very tender and crispy too! The expresso was very tasty, and served with a lemon twist to finish the fabulous dining. Definitely a go to place!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a special time
The dove sole and lobster salade are the best in the state

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. A go to when we feel like treating ourselves. There is always a good selection of specials, especially fish in addition to the regular menu. We usually order the gnocchi in gargonzola sauce as our pasta course. Hand made and so light. Their seafood bisque and raw oysters are also favorites. The food is a little pricey but worth it.
The service is very good. The restaurant can be a little noisy on a Saturday night but not so much that you can't hold a conversation. Plan to arrive a little early so you can enjoy a drink in the piano bar.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Ristorante San Marco has become a regular spot for us. We are there probably 3 times a month, so almost once a week. The menu is large enough and changes enough (with many items as specials and not on the menu that is online) that it never gets boring. Food is delicious and expertly prepared, plentiful and served hot (a pet peeve of mine). They have a large wine list that is fairly priced but as an added bonus - if you are so inclined - they allow personal wine to be brought and there is a $15 per bottle corkage fee (very reasonable) except on Monday and Tuesday when corkage is free. A nice separate bar area with a piano player Thursday through the weekend is a nice touch. There are few truly authentic high end old school Italian restaurants in the area. Normally you get either pedestrian red gravy joints or stuff that is so haute cuisine that you can't tell what you're eating and you come away hungry. San Marco makes it the way mama made it and you won't go away any way other than satiated and satisfied.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Never had a bad experience there. Great food and very friendly owner and staff.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Excellent presentation. A most enjoyable dining experience .

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was phenomenal! We went there for my mother's birthday on a Saturday night. The waiters were pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu, but they seemed a bit overwhelmed with how crowded the restaurant was. The waiter listed about 10 different specials and two of us ordered the grouper that was a special. The grouper was fantastic! I would definitely go there again just for the fish. The only negatives amount the meal was how rushed the staff seamed to be and it seemed that it stemmed from the owner who was running around and bumping in to guests. My husband had a leg brace on from a recent surgery and the brace is very obvious to everyone. The owner and wait staff ran in to him several times. One of the waiters actually apologized on behalf of the owner and others. We will definitely be going back just for the food and will go on a slower night. Hopefully, everyone will move a little slower and we won't feel so rushed.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Italian food always exquisite, great food specials,
service impeccable, excellent wines

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious, great menu and specials selection, excellent and fast service. Enjoyed the piano bar for an after dinner drink.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. The fish specials are excellent. My favorite pasta is the papparadelle porcini.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Saturday evening it was very noisy. Food came out overdone. Waiter never came back to see if we needed water or anything throughout the dinner. It was all just ok. Not good enough for the price they charge.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Neighbor gem. BYOB on Mon and Tue. Friendly service, Good food. Will be back soon

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We haven't been back for many months...out of our neighborhood but do come before Act 2 Playhouse around the corner. 4 Of us were welcomed from the moment we came in. The waiters are from "the old days"....attentive, professional but friendly and accommodating. Then there's the menu....whatever the kitchen prepares (mostly Italian) is delicious....my leftover osso bucca is in the fridge (portion huge and every mouthful delicious. Split an avacado salad...beautifully prepared. Fish, meat or pasta ...they've got it all. 2 desserts outstanding.

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