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“Very good authentic Italian”

Davide Italian Cafe & Deli
Ranked #41 of 119 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good authentic Italian”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Made our first visit here after walking by many times. It sits in a strip center that isn't the ideal location but the very good food and lively sidewalk cafe feel makes up for that. Inside is compact and on a busy evening the whole place - in and out is a buzz. People kept coming and you could tell it has a following. There was a piano player/singer joined by a mature Italian fellow singing the likes of Volare and so on. I think he was from the old company. The proprietor was there to be sure to greet each person looking for a table. Food was not your typical Americanized Italian red sauce on basic noodles. My chicken dish was extremely good with fresh ingredients and a unique good flavor. My wife had chicken Marsala and I had one bite. It was very good and not just a routine version. Service was prompt and consistent through diner. Prices were right where you'd expect - not cheap but certainly not expensive. I'd put it on the list.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
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“The worst service!!”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Let me just say the pizza was awesome, the best! With that said our waiter was horrible! He was putting on a fake Italian accent, just be yourself but whatever I don't care just do your job.  It was a long wait for our drinks(it's a small place whats the hold up)? Someone else brought us our food and our waiter didn't come check on us and how the food was. Ate some pizza and our drinks are empty... We asked a bus boy where our waiter was and that we needed him... Tick tok 10 minutes Ask to have him sent to the table... We asked the bus boy to just get us drinks and he looked at us like he was aloud to do that and went to the waiter to send him over to us... The waiter was standing in the corner busy with the computer our something.  Finally the bus boy comes back and ask what we needed to drink, coke and root beer. I took a drink of my "coke" and it tasted like it was root beer and come mixed!!? The waiter brought us our check and said he was busy making cappuccinos. 
So we will order a pizza and take it home where we will be able to have drinks with our meal! 

  • Visited March 2014
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Buffalo, NY
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Italian Charm”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you want good food at a reasonable price, make a reservation and give this restaurant a try.
We ordered a pasta dish with sausage along with eggplant parm both under $20.00 which included a house salad, great bread with an olive tapenade. We sat outside and although the ambiance of a strip mall parking lot is not the best, the entertainment made up for it. Who would expect to have music and be serenaded by a wonderful singer from Peru. There were actually two men and also one young server who came out and sang a Sinatra song. They all sang beautifully and people actually stopped eating to sing along. I believe they work during the week only and they are in Marco for a period of time before they return back home. So if you are going for the entertainment, check when you make your reservation. This was a nice touch and made our evening a wonderful experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Bflo56
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Marco Island, Florida
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“Best pizza in town!”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Great pizza, wonderful tiramisu, good hot subs, staff is always friendly and with the italian music for a moment you get the feel you're in Italy! Lovely family restaurant!

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Actual Italy Vibe on Marco”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

When my husband and I returned from some time in Italy, we were missing our favorite little cafes, especially for dinner. We had enjoyed the ambiance; opportunity to speak Italian; and eating genuine local dishes with special regional wines. Ciao! The answer was Davide Italian Café right here on Marco Island. Owners from Sicily were friendly when we wished to order and speak Italiano and the food tasted so much like dishes we had experienced in Italy. Only thing missing is the ambiance of a trattoria on a side street in Roma! Davide is located in a strip mall on the Island but inside, listening to the Italian music, one can forget all that. (Oh yes. Besides home-cooked dishes, Davide also has an extensive offering of pizzas which are excellent to eat there or have home.)

  • Visited February 2014
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