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San Marco Ristorante

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2082 Kensington Ave, Amherst, NY 14226-4723
+1 716-839-5876
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food delicious. Service outstanding. Love a small cozy restaurant with owners always there watching the flow of business. Seafood dishes are to die for.

Thank Paolo C
East Amherst, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. The owner and serving staff are so warm and friendly and really educated about wine and food.

Thank Judith A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to have a business diner. The ambience looks like an old fine house. We seated in a reserved area. I had specialty dish trout which was exquisite. The wine list is really very good carrying some fancy ones. We appreciated two California wines. Highly recommend

Thank MGDias
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Best Italian restaurant in Buffalo. Homemade, fresh dishes. Happy to accomodate requests. Gnocchi are delicious and light. Desserts are awesome.

Thank Philomena B
Niagara Falls, NY
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Family run and around for many years-one of the few places left you still have to actually call for a reservation. I've been here several times in the past and it's always been very good. This time was no exception- but I felt (as did the others in my group of 4) that the portion sizes shrunk a little. With... More 

Thank Jakeysnake
Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This is one of the finer restaurants in Western NY. It is family run with Frank being at the door and his wife as chef and his daughter as a server. There is a great warmth to this arrangement as they each bring a different dynamic and generational spin to the place. The food is superb, the wine is exceptional... More 

1 Thank Pat A
East Amherst, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

My whole family has eaten here dozens of times....and we have never been disappointed. From Frankie's warm and friendly shenanigans and greeting to Nancy's incredible cooking...it is a wonderful dining experience. San Marco is unique, relaxing, enjoyable, and wonderful!

1 Thank mlfamf
East Amherst, NY
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I had dinner here last week. Food was fantastic but the service was not. We were the first ones to sit down and it took an hour to get our dinner. Service in between was slow and there were only 3 tables. The waitress was unfriendly and rude. It was very disappointing to experience service like this. I will not... More 

Thank Jennifer M
grimaldi54, Owner at San Marco Ristorante, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your bad experience. I am there every night, and I apologize for not tending to your needs. I am constantly in and out of the kitchen overseeing the timing of tables and still wondering how this happened to you. Did you have appetizers along with your dinners? I would like to make this... More 

Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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495 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Restaurant offers traditional Italian dishes and alternatives. Offerings were quite good. They have a good wine list. The decor is nice and they offer a separate dining area for parties. The wait staff were pleasant and efficient.

1 Thank Stanner57
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

My husband and I visited San Marco for the first time last night upon returning from a trip to northern Italy. We wanted to prolong our vacation! We were warmly greeted by the owner and capably attended to by his daughter and him throughout our meal. I am both a knowledgeable diner and a cook and could not find fault... More 

1 Thank sanddr2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $36
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2082 Kensington Ave, Amherst, NY 14226-4723
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-839-5876
Locally owned and family operated for 31 years.

We strive to provide you the best Northern Italian cuisine in all of Buffalo.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?