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“Valentine's Day Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DeMarco's - CLOSED

DeMarco's
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Jerusalem
Level Contributor
58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Valentine's Day Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Valentines day can be challenging and DeMarco's came up with a limited choice four course dinner. The veal and chicken dishes both accompanied by seafood were tasty, the sauces particularly good, but could have used more heat. I attribute the lack thereof to the nature of the day. Perhaps some other time. The soup was very good -- tomato-ey, for sure, but full flavored. The salad was small but the accompanying dressing, side served, was good. The dessert, cheesecake with red berry topping, was tasty and fit the red/white theme of this lovers' holiday. Worth a visit for a satisfactory and wholesome. Really rates 1/2 star less but my choices were limited so i gave it four rather than three.















and unpretentious meal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank GoingtoSiestaKey
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Marshall
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great little place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We were able to get in without a reservation on a Saturday night even though the place was packed. It's very small, but we were at a table for 2 out of the way. The waitress was wonderful and we were checked on by another little gal, too. Delicious chicken florentine soup served with a very good bread. Salad was delicious as were our entrees!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Marshalljay
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Hampton Bays, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Worth the find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Great little place. Food was superb. Eachcourse individuality prepared. Cassie our waitress was very attentive and helpful. Would definitely recommend DeMarco for real Italian food.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jgb147
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pittsburgh, pa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“We Won't Return!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My husband and I recently had dinner at DeMarco's while on vacation in Sarasota. The restaurant was loud, had absolutely no atmosphere, and tables were so close to each other it was difficult to have a conversation. The corner where we were seated was uncomfortable and cramped. The service was extremely unprofessional. Our waitress, "Meatball Lynnie", was so busy socializing that she forgot about us (her own words, not mine). When dinner finally arrived, it was nothing special, and after an hour and a half, I simply wanted to leave, but we had to listen to her speech about rating the restaurant on Trip Advisor and we were handed a printed piece of paper requesting a review. I agree with others that a restaurant should not have to resort to asking for reviews and I've never encountered this practice anywhere else. With so many wonderful restaurants in Sarasota, I would not waste my time or money at DeMarco's.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank 55315066
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

8 of us dined at DeMarco's last evening. Wonderful 3-course meal, great selections at a great price. Everything was served at appropriate temperature and the food was flavorful. Cheers to our server Dawn--efficient and fun!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Linda K
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