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“a must when you love good food”
Review of Da Marco

Da Marco
Ranked #64 of 958 Restaurants in Pattaya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Phetchaburi, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“a must when you love good food”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Marco's Restaurant is always on our schedule. He cooking fresh in the center of the restaurant. It highly recommender to book the table in advance even it is hard to find and far out of town. Me and my friend love it there. The risotto is one of the best i ever try in a restaurant. The Beef Tartar is a dream and all the big variety of dishes are good. Sometime hard for me to choose.
Thank you Marco

  • Visited January 2014
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Odessa, Ukraine
Level 6 Contributor
1,053 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,547 helpful votes
“One of the 2 best in Pattaya”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This restaurant has to be named together with 'Au Bon Coin' being one of the two best restaurants in town. We've been at 'Da Marco' twice and both times we've been very satisfied.

It's a bit of a drive, but the locations and the food pays out. Honestly we thought it's a plus that it isn't centrally located - because therefore you don't see the typical Pattaya tourists at all. Finding the spot is quite easy, especially using google maps.

The restaurant is party open and the open kitchen is in the middle of it. We love to watch Marco preparing all dishes, getting the fantastic smell of pineapple flambé.

Marco himself is a very nice person, not disturbing (unlike some other patrons who have to show they're the boss). He'll pass by your table, asking if everything was as per your requirement, saying 'goodbye'.

The food is very good, Swiss-Italian. We had various dishes, starters, main courses and dessert. Everything was really, really tasty and well presented. Specially I want to name the Cheese Risotto and the Spaghetti 'Da Marco'. His wine-cream (Zabaione) is very fluffy.

Prices are very low for the quality of food served. A typical starter is around EUR 5, Pasta EUR 7, main course EUR 10 and dessert EUR 5. In Europe you would pay 3 to 4 times as much for the same quality and romantic location.

The only slight negative point is the service. There're many Thai waitresses, but somehow they don't really take attention. Example: we got our drinks - but she never gave us the food menu. Marco should work on this, train them a bit better.

We certainly will be back when in Pattaya next time.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank HONkiev
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Chonburi, Thailand
2 reviews
“Lipton”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Nice Restaurant very close to my home. Excellent food. Relaxed atmosphere. Just perfect. I'll be back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Chef cooking for you behind your eyes”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

No doubt is one the best places for dining in Pattaya. Located in the middle of nowhere (first time we went I thought we were completely lost and quite scare among palm trees), settled in a lovely garden, with the chef/owner cooking in front of you. Food is fantastic (taste and presentation); not a huge menu, but just a complete selection. Service is impeccable with lovely professional ladies in a very neat thai dress, and probably one of the things I love most is the desserts !!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Pattaya, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous cuisine in the heart of East Pattaya”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I have eaten here many times as I happen to live next door on Chak Nok Lake (the big lake south of Mabprachan Lake).

This restaurant is a hidden gem, chef Marco prepares the finest Swiss / Italian food among the diners in his professional open-air kitchen.

The food is reasonably priced and cooked to a very high standard. All of the food is excellent and I can personally recommend some of my favorites - risotto with truffle oil and Taleggio cheese, chicken pate and mango (yes, amazing), or just a classic steak (I prefer rare) with exquisite vegetables and perfect french fries.

5 stars!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank guyvh
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