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San Marco Ristorante

2082 Kensington Ave, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 839-5876
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Ranked #5 of 124 Restaurants in Amherst
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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91% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
291 reviews 291 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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Hershey, PA, USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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