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“great service,fun to eat outside when its snowing and good value!”

Don Marco Restaurant
Ranked #93 of 2,420 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 23, 2013

we had a lovely time here, we hadnt booked but they had space for us on the terrace which had loads of heaters so was cosy. the waiters were great, abd the house wine is yum. they even do half and half toppings on garlic bread!

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We ate here on a Sunday night after finding it on TA. We got a warm welcome from the staff and there was a great buzz about the place. The menu was typical Italian and could not be faulted but it was the ambience that we would return for.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have been this restaurant several times now, and it never fails to impress. We travel from south cheshire, but the the journey is well worth it. The service has always been inpecible, never rushed, and very friendly staff, and of course the wonderful food. Will definitely be back again.

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2  Thank RobandJanine
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

After a full day shopping we got here sunday evening without booking at about 6pm for our first ever visit. The main inside part was quite full. Waiters funny but not domineering. Main meenu was great but i had a special, squid then a full dover sole with my wife having a lovely chicken pasta dish. Food nice, came quickly and I thought quite reasonable price for what was an excellent overall dining experience - with food quality superb. Only very minor criticism was that there was maybe a bit too much olive oil on the side salad but i'm sure if you ask them they can not add it/or so much of it.

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2  Thank Richard_Smelt
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

After another restaurant cancelled our booking (we were a group of 5 individuals on a business dinner), we stumbled upon Don Marco's which seemed to be just down the road.

The restaurant is a very small indoor restaurant, although the effects of the large mirrored walls give it an illusion of grandeur. Yet, they make the most of the indoor space, with elegant lighting, and some very nice murals on the wall.

The entrance of the restaurant takes you into the Campfield Arcade, and the outside seating with large heaters is very nice, especially with the red lighting, making it quite romantic.

Inside, there were lots of different groups of people- a large student group, couples, friends and businesses, which is indicative of the service the place is providing- it is open for all, and it has one simple reason why, because the main product is the food. This is what many restaurants forget, but I'm glad Don Marco's did not.

We were sat outside for a little while, as they were clearing a table inside. The waiter, Hanibal, was very good. Service was with a smile, and he was making jokes with us, so it was always a light mood. After a while though, the heaters made my face believe they were in the Caribbean, whilst my legs felt they were travelling through the North Pole. My mid-section was confused.

Inside we were seated on a small table for 5. Although, most of the tables are small, as the width of the restaurant meant it was difficult for 2 people to stand next to each other! However, as they say, good things come in small packages, and this was evident of that.

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Starters: Garlic bread with cheese (8.5/10) and normal garlic bread (6.5/10). The garlic breads come pizza sized and are put on a stand to give you more space on the table itself. The cheese one was lovely, but the normal one was over cooked and a little dry.
I also had the small portion of the Spinach and Ricotta ravioli (9/10), which was still quite a large portion. It was beautifully made, and seemed very authentic in it's cooking.

Mains: I had the Beef Lasagne (9/10)- one of the best I've eaten. Lovely sauces, scrumptious beef and a nice ratio of cheese. Overall, a really wonderful, and very filling dish! Portion size was impressive for the price.

Desserts: We didn't get any, as we were incredibly full, but we were given 3 free Frangelico's and a Bailey's. Which was really nice, and tasted lovely.

The service was top notch at the restaurant. We had to wait a little bit for the bill as the large groups were paying, but we didn't mind. Overall, for 5 of us including service charge and 2 bottles of white wine (7/10), it cost £144. This was a great deal!

This is truly a case of a small package holding a great thing! Wonderful.

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