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About Ristorante San Marco

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

504 Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Dager Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 654-5000

Website:
http://www.sanmarcopa.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Fully lighted private parking for up to 100 cars.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Josephine Leone: (215) 654-5000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ristorante San Marco Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Authentic (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was my first time visiting San Marco. Everything was amazing. I had the pasta special with calms and crab in a white wine sauce. My husband had the fettuccine bolognese. It was the best Italian meal we have had in a long time. The wait staff was very attentive. Don't forget to leave room for dessert. I would highly recommend Ristorante San Marco. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a wonderful meal and evening here last week. I'd recommend San Marco for food and service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

HAVE HAD MANY GOOD MEALS BUT LAST VISTIT WAS SUB PAR POSSIBLY BECAUSE A LARGE BIRTHDAY PARTY (25) OCCUPIED THE STAFF SLOW SERVICE CHICKEN SAN MARCOSE WAS FINE SOFT SHELL CRABS OVER BREADED AND SOGGY NOT GOOD WILL TRY AGAIN

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food3
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had another excellent meal. The squid ink seafood ravioli was amazing and the pasta bolognaise was outstanding. The arugula salad is so simple but so good.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. Beautiful restaurant. Highly recommended

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ordered the linguine pescatore - the shrimp, clams and scallops were nicely prepared but the mussels were putrid. It wouldn't have bothered me as much if the dish wasn't littered with them. They smelled and tasted bad. I think if the mussels aren't running good that night, they should sub in extra of the other shellfish or add calamari.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always enjoy this restaurant. The food is authentic old world Italian and served elegantly. Not inexpensive,but worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 27, 2017

A wonderful dining experience for that special occasion. There Dover sole and Bronzino prepared table side are our favorite menu items. They offer a wonderful selection of fine wines for all tastes. We truly enjoy are dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Long list of delicious specials - the salt-encrusted bronzino was outstanding as well as the fresh lobster salad. Consistently very good.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The place is elegant, the food superb and the service exceptional!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The overall price is of the Branzinne fish special at $35 is TOO HIGH. It would be helpful if the server indicates the price for the specials rather than just ramble through the long list.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We get to San Marco a couple of times a year. Never a bad experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Have eaten here numerous times and have never had anything but a delicious meal!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

San Marco served a very good lunch is a very nice setting. Tables had white tablecloths and the service was impeccable. The the Mezzaluna pasta was very good and the Ravioli di Aragosta was excellent with a delicious rose sauce topped with a scallop, shrimp, and piece of lobster. We are interested in returning to try the dinner menu, dessert and espresso.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Best restaurant I have ever been to. Food was phenomenal and the service was impeccable!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Fine dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent dinner as always. the veal is the best in the area--just as good if not better than anywhere downtown.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food is exceptional and it is so nice to go to a place that doesn't rush you through your meal. You can enjoy the live piano music through a leisurely meal that is heaven to your taste buds! This family owned restaurant is a local gem and we are so fortunate to have a restaurant this good so close by! Also, their Monday and Tuesday BYOB nights are wonderful as well!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

It is always excellent , food and service ! Must try, special if you enjoy REAL Italian food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Been there many times and enjoyed the experience. This may have just been an off night for the chef and the staff. Our party was not satisfied with the food quality and the service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

San Marco is one of my favorites. Owner (Leo), bartender (Chris) and server (Luis) made our visit fantastic. Lobster avocado salad and clams casino as apps at the bar were scrumptious. As always-the kitchen is accommodating when my father (the birthday boy) craved veal parmigiana and it wasn't on the menu. I had amazing lobster stuffed black ravioli (homemade) topped with lobster, scallops and shrimp in a brandied cream sauce. I'm salivating right now just recounting it. Be sure to stop in the cozy piano bar after 6pm for those stellar drinks-Chris is a master. Go-you won't be disappointed.

Nicole Jamison

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2017

There were 4 of us for dinner. We ordered 2 of the veal chop special . When it arrives it looked wounderful but when you ate it the meat was really tuff. The flavor was great but I left most of it. My friend ordered the lamb chops with mint jelly and she said it was great! Very flavorful!
They were kind enough to make veal parmigiano even if it wasn't on the menu for a persnickety diner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Filet was amazing!
Lobster Bisque was amazing!
And the Branzino fish was cut and prepped right at our table!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The salt encrusted branzino was amazing.
They made Fettuccine Alfredo on the spot and damn if it wasn't in the top 3 Fettuccine Alfredo I've ever had.

The desserts were a bit lacking, the creme brûlée was too thick and lacking in vanilla. The almond based dessert I had was too dry.

Skip dessert and have a superb Italian meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was great with wonderful and varied options and specials
Generally attentive service but had to ask waiter three times for butter.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food. Needs an update.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The halibut soeci

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Our fifth time there and other than the veal chop being a little pricey, the food was excellent, service on point and ambiance peaceful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We love the food and enjoy going to San Marco.

Had another great dinner tonight and we can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Caesar salad, soggy Veal, very tough all & all, not the great restaurant we enjoyed in the past

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

excellent food as always. Veal dishes are the best in the area.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

San Marcos provides exceptional Traditional Italian cuisine. The service is impeccable and the food is the same. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always welcoming and always wonderful. My personal favorite restaurant in all the Philadelphia area. The easy to find and easily accessible restaurant has plenty free parking and a warm inviting atmosphere. The staff is attentive but not intrusive. The food is always spectacular and the specials are unique treats. Save room for desert, they are all home made. Bon Apetit!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

One of our favorite authentic Italian restaurants. Never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great piano music in the bar area w great drinks and service. The food was fantastic

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Our drinks and salad arrived very timely. After that the service went down hill fast for us. The couple next to us who arrived after us had finished their desserts before our dinner plates were even cleared. After that, we had to flag someone to even get a check. We were never offered dessert. It seemed that the owner or manager was paying special attention to regulars and we were not even acknowledged. That is, even though he spent time talking it up with the tables of diners on either side of us. We were very neglected. The couple to my right even looked over and commented to us that they arrived after us and were served way sooner than we were. Just not a good experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Fantastic food. Very relaxing, not rushed. Great piano bar to start, finish or both!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. The soft shell crabs were sinfully plump and delicious. And even though we don't usually get desserts, we couldn't resist the great choices.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Delicious meal and a wonderful place to go for dinner

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The noise level was extraordinary and offset a fantastic meal. Nearby bursts of conversation and laughter were so loud and frequent that the much anticipated evening was a disappointment.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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