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San Marco Ristorante

2082 Kensington Ave, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 839-5876
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Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Amherst
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My parents live around the corner from this restaurant but had never been. My husband and I were looking for a nice place to take them for my mother's birthday dinner; San Marco came up with good reviews so we decided to give it a shot. I'm so glad we did. The food was excellent, with the fish dishes in... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The owner of this restaurant is a really nice guy. He makes sure your dinner is perfect. Its truly a special place for this part of town. If you want authentic Italian look no further.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very good service, the food is wonderful. Excellent appetizers - good pasta and nice fish. Desserts good too. Good wine list. Seriously highly recommended

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were recently visiting Buffalo for a family wedding. Found San Marco only being 10 minutes drive from our hotel and decided to follow TripAdvisor’ good reviews to pop in for a dinner. Although the restaurant was fully booked for the night, the owner and wait staff made every effort to find a place for us. Was so nice to... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I brought my family to San Marco's to celebrate my son's high school graduation. I had been to San Marco's once before for a company dinner and remembered that I liked it, but forgot just how good the food is here. We started with an antipasto dish that had generous portions of cured meats and cheeses. For dinner, I tried... More

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Amherst, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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