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“As real as possible Italian experience far away from Friuli or Venetto”

Da Marco Cucina E Vino
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Ranked #197 of 8,311 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
Cross street: Ridgewood
Reviewed May 10, 2013

It's not easy to find a good restaurant with that osteria type of food that values real Italian flavors and ingredients. This place is one of them. The food is excellent, respects the homey flavor of the Italian cuisine, and the temperature, presentation and quality of service was excellent and opportune.
If you like real Italian food, or have some nostalgia from your Northeastern memories of your trip to Italy, do not miss this place....you will not regret it.

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Thank Mark M
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Nice atmosphere, good service, wonderful food and great desserts. I will definitely go back to try more things from the menu. Must make a reservation.

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Thank Oswelia T
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

This restaurant is top-notch! Inventive and inviting cuisine, nice surroundings, valet parking and a very good wine list make a winning combination in my book. I had the grilled octopus, which was masterfully done to the exact degree I seek, and the short rib dishes. Cannot say enough about the quality and freshness of ingredients and perfection of execution and presentation. Thanks to our very generous hosts for a wonderful experience!

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Thank Davooda
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Ambience, food, wine, service, FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good waiters. Very attentive. After 7P.M., the place gets a bit crowded. It's wonderful.
Truffles are awesome.

Excellent Italian Wines and Wine List.

Recommended highly for a romantic dinner or group (adult) dinner. Not a place for children. Fine dining indeed.

Recommended highly.

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Thank Ardentgal
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Da Marco is one of our favorite special-occasion restaurants; we ate there New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, and for a milestone birthday dinner in March. We talked excitedly beforehand about the amazing Pappardelle with Rabbit Ragu appetizer that is so good it keeps us from exploring the menu properly! And the service is attentive and informative. Early in every visit, we ask ourselves why we don't dine at Da Marco more often. When the time comes o order the wine, we remember why: the wine list, while excellent, is vastly overpriced. Wines are roughly TRIPLE their average retail price, which means they're 4-5 times wholesale cost. The result is that EVERY visit ends with sticker-shock, and we remember why we don't visit more. Additionally, the dining experience is interrupted frequently by the "order-up" bell that rings whenever food is ready: it is exactly the same pitch as a fork against a wine glass, and three rings makes you feel like you're at a wedding and the newlyweds are about to kiss. It sounds cute, but it's disruptive. We do love the food, but the wine pricing leaves us feeling a little ripped off.

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