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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Live Music (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Favorite Italian restaurant! Best food in town. Highly recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great. Service effective. Somewhat overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We haven’t been here for a while. The food was excellent. Service was slow.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food and great place to take a client. I bring my client for lunch when in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

People were very friendly, food was great. Wine was just fantastic

Will be back again

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was not the usual attentiveness! I know it was Christmas Eve but with the prices they charged I think maybe they needed more help or less reservations to make up for lousy service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A top notch Italian Restaurant. Food is nicely plated and very tasty. They have almost as many specials as standard menu items, but best to ask prices as many specials are more expensive than standard menu selections.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a birthday lunch and it was lovely. Had lobster and shrimp crabcake and pasta with seafood. Both delicious. Service was excellent, not rushed at all. Will return soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Never disappoints. Large selection of well made classic Italian dishes but also many with their own spin. Portions are generous. NOTE - the menu online is only the beginning. There are many, many daily specials. There are always fish, veal and often lamb specials, special apps and Monday and Tuesday are free BYOB nights. Well worth it although their wine list pricing is very fair with many nice selections. Frankly as good or better than any Italian restaurant in the City.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very impressed with this restaurant greeted by the owner upon arrival. The food was amazing and the portion was large. Would definitely return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Every time I go I plan to get something different, but I always get the Branzino. It is the BEST in the world! I miss Francesco but the new bartender Chris is GREAT! Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful experience
Amazing food and attentive staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 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 28, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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