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“Perfect for our wedding...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Da Marco Italian Restaurant

Da Marco Italian Restaurant
De la Entrada Principal de Piedades de Santa Ana, 500 metros Sur., Santa Ana, Costa Rica
2282-4103
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Ranked #9 of 55 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fantastic food and nice atmosphere. A little hard to find but worth the effort!
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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141 reviews 141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Perfect for our wedding...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had a wonderful experience, with great food and cordial efficient service for our wedding and the party after. Marco and staff did an admirable job of putting it together with the assistance of my bride.. The food was perfect and uniquely flavorful. The surroundings classical Italian paintings and formidable furnishings added to the flavor of this fine restaurant...

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Bad NY Steak, Even Worse Da Marco Chef”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is the worst restaurant this reviewer has ever been! The food, although pretentious was diner food at the best. I ordered a NY steak medium cooked that the restaurant argued was imported Angus Beef. The waiter brought a grey colored steak, dry and tasteless, that was simply inedible. When I explained the situation to the waiter, Da Marco the chef/owner came violently waiving his fist and attacked my partner and me for having asked to switch the steak for a different plate. We said we wanted to pay for the food, but he keep attacking and insulting us to the extent that he had to be restrained by one of the waiters. If ever in Costa Rica, AVOID THIS RESTAURANT and his VIOLENT OWNER

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Barrie, Canada
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230 reviews 230 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Excellent food, terrific service and nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Since we were staying at the Hotel Posada Grande (great place!) we wandered down the road to this italian restaurant which is on the same property. We were greeted warmly and the helpful service continued through our meal. We decided on the daily specials - a duck risotto and a shank roast - they were both rich and tasty. For starters we had the asparagus with parmesan and a simple arugula salad and they were fresh and pleasant. We sadly had no room for what looked like an excellent dessert menu. One bit of advice I'd offer -if you're walking back to the hotel in the dark you may need a flashlight. It's good to carry one anywhere in Costa Rica for evening walks anyway. We look forward to returning for another meal at DaMarco.

Visited February 2014
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Meadow Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Gnocchi, since my Noni's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

wonderful spot!! Enjoyed 3 meals here and ALL were FANTASTICO!! Especially the Gnocchi!! Superb. Great location from our rm at Posada Canal Grande. Service was wonderful

Visited January 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Restaurante da Marco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Costa Rica. We go there a lot for lunch on weekends as it has a lovely open feel in the middle of a garden. The service is excellent, and Marco the owner is always there. Great food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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