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San Marco's Ristorante

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164 Clarence Street, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
(905) 834-1345
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Owner has no personality, great food

I have been going there for several years. Food is consistent and service is good. When you enter a restaurant and the owner is sitting at the bar drinking wines and you'd think she would at least say hi. (Even strangers on the street smile or say hi.) she has NEVER acknowledged me or any other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
LorraineOntario
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to San Marco's for years but I never think to review places in my own back yard here on TA! That is going to change - I'm proud of the Niagara Region and the great places we have to eat and drink! San Marco's has to be one of our favorite spots for great Italian food. We... More 

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Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have been going there for several years. Food is consistent and service is good. When you enter a restaurant and the owner is sitting at the bar drinking wines and you'd think she would at least say hi. (Even strangers on the street smile or say hi.) she has NEVER acknowledged me or any other patrons. That is not... More 

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Fred D, Owner at San Marco's Ristorante, responded to this review

I don't often reply to reviews. It is a no win situation. Yours, however, took a personal shot at me. You like the food and the restaurant, but you don't like me because I apparently have overlooked you on many visits. Frankly, you are THE first person who has said I don't know my customers. You have no idea what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I did not find the oil they put on their garlic bread very good. It over powered any flavor but my husband like it. The Italian food is what I had and it was good. One of my favorite places for chicken parm.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

When I called for a reservation the attendant was rather snotty saying I couldn't make one for the next day. When we did go, the food was average and the room feels like a school room without any personality. Another couple close to us got some sort of seafood that stunk! My penne con pollo was average and my friend's... More 

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Port Colborne, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

WE have our Christmas party at this restaurant and they are so nice and really do everything in there power to make you happy. I am a celiac and they prepare meal just for me which is really appreciated.

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southern ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This restaurant is one of our favorites. Good food, service and, for the most part, atmosphere. When you have large groups, it gets noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation without yelling. You can tell it is a popular spot to dine. There are many repeat customers. Keep up the good service, Monica and Fred. Port Colborne appreciates you.

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Welland, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just want to share our experience at San Marco's in Port Colborne, we went out last night with a group of twelve people for my birthday celebration..My husband had made reservations so they knew we were coming, we arrived at 5:30 p.m. our orders were taken by 5:50 p.m. it took over 30 minutes to get appetizers which was 2... More 

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Port Colborne, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This may not seem important to anyone but we spend every New Years eve at 9 pm at San Marcos Ristorante. The food is always delicious, hot, plentiful and really, really tasty. There is something about their Veal Parm, escargot and the very thinly sliced beef you can almost see through it. A good bottle of Malbec wine, ah what... More 

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Port Colborne, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The sauce is delicious and so many choices. My favorite is the veal. Pasta always done perfect and is served hot.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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166 reviews 166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It seemed like a happening place. There aren't a lot of place in Port Colborne that would satisfy a foodie. This seemed like one of them. I was fooled by the "ristorante" moniker. The place was hopping. It was a good sign. Unfortunately the portents didn't hold. There was no linen table service. The knives and forks on a paper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 Clarence Street, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Port Colborne
  • Phone Number: (905) 834-1345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

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