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San Marco

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Blackrod By Pass | Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5JH, England
+44 1257 475095
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Having dined at your restaurant for many years and every Christmas day for the last 4 years all I can say is what an absolute disgrace! Having booked a table for 10 we arrived on time to a perfect setting albeit minus any background music. The tables were well decorated although they certainly scrimped on the crackers this year. The... More 

Thank Cookster2016
Chorley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Myself and family have visited this restaurant on many occasions including a wedding and a Ruby wedding and the food was always excellent. We visited yesterday and I am sorry to say the meal was very disappointing. Several of us ordered the traditional Turkey dinner which consisted of preformed Turkey, 1 carrot, one small piece of broccoli, 1 green bean,... More 

4 Thank Janice D
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I have never felt let down enough to write a bad review - until today. We should've known what was in store as the Christmas crackers must have been the cheapest they could find. After being seated we waited 15 minutes before managing to put our drinks order to a waitress. All the meals were pre-ordered over a week before... More 

8 Thank Chris A
Blackrod, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went on our office Christmas party to the 70\80s tribute night. The food was amazing even though the venue was full, the tribute act was very good and the staff were brilliant! We visit the restaurant a lot and love it!

1 Thank gill_warren66
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went for a friends birthday meal in the function room. The room was absolutely lovely, no complaints at all and the staff were very friendly and accommodating for such a large party size. However, I found the food to be distinctly average and therefore pricey for the taste. The portion sizes were perfect and temperature perfect, however the actual... More 

1 Thank Emily C
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The food is lovely here and always served piping hot. The atmosphere is vibrant and the restaurant is always bustling.

Thank Ann L
Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Went for a mid-week quiet meal with a family member, the restaurant was quiet and we was seated immediately by a very nice waiter who gave us choice on where to sit and took our drink orders. All of the food we had, especially garlic bread was amazing and you could tell that the vegetables provided were fresh and crisp.... More 

1 Thank Nicola B
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Recently had our twin children's birthday party and felt compelled to write about the experience. Everything was perfect, from the arrangements prior to the event and all the challenges on the day were taken care of by their team of welcoming staff. Not to forget Lynne who couldn't have done enough. Selection of the buffet suited the need of all,... More 

1 Thank MJManchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I have been with my brother for the first time as strongly recommended by some friend. As Italian, I usually find difficult to have a real Italian dining experience, the atmosphere was amazing and we have been greeted by all the staff with a warm welcome! All the food was simply the best meal I had out of my country!... More 

Thank Andrea C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

One meal came back cold. When we told the manager her just shot us down until we told him again the next time he passed. He seemed reluctant to take it back.

4 Thank EdwardLarkin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackrod By Pass | Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1257 475095
Italian restaurant and bar with a large function room popular for weddings. Situated on the A6 Blackrod Bypass, San Marco is an Italian restaurant and bar open for lunch and dinner every day and is warm and cosy with a rustic feel and original artwork adorning the walls. Diners can choose from an extensive selection of classic Italian dishes from the main menu, as well as from a special board which changes daily. Monday to Saturday lunchtimes we offer any Pizza, Pasta or Panini for £6.95. Sundays, there is a traditional roast and the wine list is all-Italian.
Attached to the restaurant there is The Willows Function Room that can seat up to 120 people, has its own bar and toilets and is a popular choice for all kind of celebrations and events, including weddings. San Marco Restaurant is part of S M Restaurants NW Ltd which is incorporating La Roma Restaurant on Ringley Road, Stoneclough, Bolton and Cafe Italia on Moss Bank Way, Bolton.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?