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San Marco

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Blackrod By Pass, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5JH, England
+44 1257 475095
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Saturday night Bond theme 40th birthday The willows function room We arrived in tuxedo and evening gowns onto a very uneven car park . Which was unkept . It wasn't blocked paved or flagged Just pot holes in soil (crusher run ) This became worse when walking onto the paved area leading to the entrance . The gap in the... More 

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Thank Dorydawnd
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous restaurant, friendly staff, polite and very smiley! The food we had tonight was really good, big portions, tasted fab and nicely presented. Good wine and coffee too. We've been a few times now and never been disappointed.

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1 Thank Alison T
Horwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

To say our meal was an embarrassment would be an understatement, we were a table of 4. One guest ordered a starter from the 'Specials' list and complained of the meal being overcooked, this again happen with another starter, as for the other 2 starters they were tasteless. Onto the main courses, one was just about acceptable, the other 3... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Saturday night 7.30, party of 8, fantastic food especially the chicken livers with chilli and onions starter. Great vino, perroni on draft. Super friendly and attentive staff.

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Thank Smath7
Bolton
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing meal at San Marco last night. The starter was divine black pudding and scallops which was light and tasty. I had sea bass and asparagus risotto which was perfection. My husband started with spicy garlic bread and his main was lamb shank, falling off the bone and tender. The service was excellent. Can't fault it at... More 

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Thank Rubyspoppy
Preston, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I'm hoping that my experience was just bad luck, but on visiting recently, the staff couldn't find our booking initially. Having found us a table, we ordered starters and main courses. The starters were a mixed bag. The ribs were OK, but the soup was 'gloopy' and tasteless and the mushroom and smoked chicken was one of the worst things... More 

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Thank Trampus01
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal at San Marco this evening. All the staff were lovely from the moment we entered to when we left. Special shout out to Zac. Thank you for making our evening. Highly recommended this place.

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1 Thank lappiloo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Pizzas are amazing, you can tell they put real care into their food. And the wine was also amazing.

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1 Thank Adam P
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited with a party of 13 for a birthday party. Service was ok waited for a starter and main as there wasnt enough room in the oven to do all the garlic breads/pizzas that our party ordered. Highlight was the birthday cake with the music

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Thank lisatomo123
Chorley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Disappointing. Food just about OK but drink prices very expensive. Wine especially very very expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $31
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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  >  Blackrod
  • Phone Number: +44 1257 475095
Description
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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