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“Unhelpful” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Marco Restaurant

Don Marco Restaurant
Ranked #47 of 2,184 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unhelpful”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Having been shopping for the day and heading back home we past the Donmarco and it was empty apart for one couple having dinner, we had asked if we could have just drinks and was told no i would not mind if the place was packed, and to walk away is just rude.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Danny W
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Manchester, UK
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235 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Much better this time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

I returned to this restaurant a couple weeks ago having first eaten there in may. This time it was much improved. The service was more attentive and the food was lovely. I was there with 8 others and they all enjoyed their food. Italian is still not my favourite food, but if you like it I'm sure you won't be disappointed. I am sure to go back.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alan B
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Manchester
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58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Top lunch time spot........”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Don Marco is everything a city centre Italian should be......the restaurant is cosy/ intimate, which sets a nice atmosphere ......you have the option to eat inside, or if your feeling a little more adventurous, Al fresco ( well as al fresco as you can be in Manchester)....under the covered outdoor seating ( the restaurant is next door to Dmitri's well known for it's outdoor dining)........I have visited Don Marco twice in the last month, and will certainly be back again soon......the staff are extremely welcoming, and the menu includes the staple Italian classics ensuring that there is something for everyone.......the pizza's are impressive, as was the arrabiatta I sampled on the last visit.......( the lunch time menu is excellent value)........if you at this end of Deansgate, or you fancy a trip off the beaten path you could do a lot worse than make your way up to Liverpool Road......

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GonzalesManchester
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Couldn't fault it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

My husband and I dined here on Saturday night and it was perfect.

Our table was in the glass covered walk way and it was a lovely setting, really had an Italian feel to it.

We both shared a garlic bread starter which was kept warm at the table by being placed over a candle which was a nice touch. My mains was the chicken cacciatore and my husband had the filet steak with diane sauce - both meals were faultless, the steak was cooked to perfection - medium to well done exaclty as ordered, the chicken melted in your mouth, the vegetables were cooked just right as well, tasty, the right colour and still remained a slight crunch (all too often in other restaurants you get soggy yellow green veg that has been either over cooked or kept warm in water and stewed, one of my pet hates). We didn't have desert as we were too full but the people around us who had deserts all looked mouth watering and very well presented.

All the waiters are very attentive and polite without being overpowering, and kept us informed how long our mains were going to be which was nice.

Our bill including 2 rounds of drinks (peroni and vodka lemonade) came to £55.00 which we thought was exceptionally good value.

I wouldn't hesitate to come back again or recommend to friends, one of the nicest dining experiences I have had.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joolz-n-Vinny
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice settings, brilliant food and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

This lovely restaurant enjoys an idyllic setting, they managed to turn keep the industrial aspect of the building but with a nice Italian ambiance, very warm and cosy. We booked a table for four and when we arrived, we were offered to eat outside. Though the weather was a bit cold, we decided to sit in the covered walkway outside, it was equipped with outdoor eaters so the temperature was perfect. The waiters were all very friendly and welcoming and made sure everything was ok during our dinner without being intrusive which was really appreciated. The food was great and filling, we all had a starter and a main course. I would definitely recommend this place for all types of occasions, the settings are perfect for a family or a romantic dinner as well as for groups and the prices are very reasonable. Loved it!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank goldentrain
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