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“A favorite neighborhood restaurant”
Review of DeMarco's Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

DeMarco's Restaurant and Bar
Cuisines: Italian
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A favorite neighborhood restaurant”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Enjoyed another fun evening here -- ate outside and the patio was pleasant. Our meal started with garlic rolls and they were tasty and gone in a flash! I ordered Chicken Milanese and it was perfect. Others had Eggplant Parm (also excellent) and lasagna (cleaned his plate). Our server was friendly and helpful. We are visitors to the Raleigh area, and so far this is a place that is at the top of our list. The meals are generous and most of the time provide lunch for the next day. Never had a bad entree here and we always have a good time, whether we eat inside or outside. Also appealing to us is that it is in a neighborhood setting and much more intimate than chains, which we avoid!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Susan M
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Place”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is a great place for good food at reasonable prices. The service was attentive. My husband had the portobello sandwich, which he said was the best he has ever had. I had the chicken milanese, and asked for penne a la vodka instead of their usual angel hair pasta with the sauce from the chicken. The vodka sauce was wonderful, and the chicken was tender and flavorful. Portions were enough for two meals for us. We can't wait to go back again and look forward to using their take-out as well.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Susan B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“DeMarco's is a bit De-disappointing.”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Decided to try this newly opened restaurant because of the positive reviews. Other than the awesome garlic rolls with marinara sauce, felt everything else was sorely lacking. Barely had our coats off when the waiter wanted to know what we wanted to drink. He offered no specials, just stood there waiting for our drink order, then immediately asked if we wanted an appetizer. We had to ask to give us a few minutes to look over the menu. The calamari we ordered was impossible to chew, although the added banana peppers were a treat. Most of the calamari stayed on the plate since we could not eat it and I'm always amazed when the server does not ask if there is a problem. Our waiter was friendly but really should have paid more attention to our lack of enthusiasm over the appetizer and entrees. The lasagna and angel hair with bolognaise were swimming in sauce. I prefer to actually see my pasta and there was entirely too much sauce. Also no fresh cheese on table or offered, instead there was cheese placed on the pasta and melted on. I prefer freshly grated cheese. Both dishes were disappointing. The atmosphere is a bit cold, although the bar side seemed a bit warmer. Overall did not rate high in our reviews. I think there are better Italian restaurants in the area, if only those had DeMarco's garlic rolls.

  • Visited March 2013
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