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7:00 PM
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Ristorante San Marco

902 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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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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Cross street
Dager Road
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Parking details
Fully lighted private parking for up to 100 cars.
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 902 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTexR (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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 .

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

vipGigi (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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!

5.0  Dined 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.

vipMmmeats (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Favorite Italian restaurant! Best food in town. Highly recommend

LarryM (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

GeneD (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great. Service effective. Somewhat overpriced.

Margei (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipCherrie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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!!!

EllenB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Cody4117 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipMrPEsq (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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.

Murman (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

SusanY (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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.

Kwakyu (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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