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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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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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486 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
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.

Thank Stanner57
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank sanddr2015
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The host was delightful and friendly, and I have to say we were underdressed, but were treated very well. The food was wonderful, and the portions are perfect. My only issue is that a salad does not come with the meal, and I feel that with the prices it should. An upscale place, not for those who are on a... More 

Thank pegsmith59
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I visited San Marco Restaurant recently. I had read all the reviews and was really looking forward to this experience. When we entered, we were taken to our table by a gentlemen who I think might have been the owner who was discussed in many reviews. I found his demeanor unapproachable and he appeared to be disinterested in our table... More 

Thank Kathy J
Eastof theMississippi
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

I'm from out of town, so finding this neighborhood gem was great. Great ambiance, attentive and informative sever, fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared and nicely plated. I chose the Sea Bass special served with a pesto cream sauce. The fish was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delectable. Will definitely be back when I am in the area again.

Thank TravelingMan0503

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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?