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San Marco Ristorante

2082 Kensington Ave, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 839-5876
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Ranked #10 of 120 restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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31 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Amherst, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Small, intimate restaurant of two dining areas with excellent Italian food and good wines. Popular with local residents.

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Amherst, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have enjoyed many wonderful meals at San Marco. Our New Year's Eve dinner was especially delightful. My wife and I took a life-long friend who was in town for the Christmas Season and who is a world traveler and a connoisseur of fine food and wine. Our friend ordered the wild boar and thoroughly enjoyed it. He was surprised... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I'm stunned by the positive reviews posted for San Marco. While the food was salty and no better than what you would expect at a decent pizzeria it was an incredibly bizarre incident that will make this experience so memorable. Now pulling a hair out of your mouth in a restaurant is pretty disgusting but it can happen. You point... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very nice, intimate setting. Fresh, wonderful pasta--especially the gnocchi. Had the snapper and left incredibly pleased. Light, flaky, nicely seasoned--perfect actually. Like any wonderful restaurant it's pricy, but worth it.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This was our fifth visit to San Marco, once again confirming it to be our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. Outstanding selection, authentic preparation of quality ingredients, reasonable prices and great service. We appreciated how the host who greeted and seated us, who may also be a manager or owner, jumped in during busy periods and supported the wait... More

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Hershey, PA, USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Friendly atmosphere, professional servers and staff. Asked for recommendations about wine and received an informed, lucid, helpful explanation of their cellar. Ultimate choice was excellent. Three of us had veal, one had Pasta Bolognese, all were well-plated, luscious, and satisfying. We're from 300 miles away, but would not hesitate to return, and this establishment will be at the top of... More

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East Amherst, New York
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

San Marco is our "go to" for special occasions. We have NEVER been disappointed by the food, wine, or service. We have been there enough to be recognized by servers and owner alike. Our meal on this occasion was superb as usual. Flavors were on point, food was delivered hot, and service was very good. Dessert always adds a highlight... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My wife and I had dinner there last Sat. May 18 and it was wonderful. Inside it's like a house with 3 rooms that provide a cozy atmosphere that is simple and elegant. We were greeted by Frank, one of the owners who showed us to our table. The menu was great and offered enough choices to make it interesting... More

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Amherst, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I know this is a top rated restaurant and I (we) will try it again. A special occasion event (anniversary) left us high and dry because of the lousy service - not lousy but rude.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Finally went last week with my family and truly enjoyed a great meal with excellent wine menu that is reasonably priced. Superb northern Italian food with plenty of specials to choose from. Pricing was just as competitive or cheaper than most others in the area. Make reservations ahead if time since they always seem busy.

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