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San Marco Ristorante

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2082 Kensington Ave, Amherst, NY 14226-4723
+1 716-839-5876
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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East Amherst, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My whole family has eaten here dozens of times....and we have never been disappointed. From Frankie's warm and friendly shenanigans and greeting to Nancy's incredible cooking...it is a wonderful dining experience. San Marco is unique, relaxing, enjoyable, and wonderful!

1 Thank mlfamf
East Amherst, NY
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here last week. Food was fantastic but the service was not. We were the first ones to sit down and it took an hour to get our dinner. Service in between was slow and there were only 3 tables. The waitress was unfriendly and rude. It was very disappointing to experience service like this. I will not... More 

Thank Jennifer M
grimaldi54, Owner at San Marco Ristorante, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your bad experience. I am there every night, and I apologize for not tending to your needs. I am constantly in and out of the kitchen overseeing the timing of tables and still wondering how this happened to you. Did you have appetizers along with your dinners? I would like to make this... More 

Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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454 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Restaurant offers traditional Italian dishes and alternatives. Offerings were quite good. They have a good wine list. The decor is nice and they offer a separate dining area for parties. The wait staff were pleasant and efficient.

Thank Stanner57
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I visited San Marco for the first time last night upon returning from a trip to northern Italy. We wanted to prolong our vacation! We were warmly greeted by the owner and capably attended to by his daughter and him throughout our meal. I am both a knowledgeable diner and a cook and could not find fault... More 

Thank sanddr2015
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The host was delightful and friendly, and I have to say we were underdressed, but were treated very well. The food was wonderful, and the portions are perfect. My only issue is that a salad does not come with the meal, and I feel that with the prices it should. An upscale place, not for those who are on a... More 

Thank pegsmith59
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I visited San Marco Restaurant recently. I had read all the reviews and was really looking forward to this experience. When we entered, we were taken to our table by a gentlemen who I think might have been the owner who was discussed in many reviews. I found his demeanor unapproachable and he appeared to be disinterested in our table... More 

Thank Kathy J
Eastof theMississippi
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I'm from out of town, so finding this neighborhood gem was great. Great ambiance, attentive and informative sever, fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared and nicely plated. I chose the Sea Bass special served with a pesto cream sauce. The fish was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delectable. Will definitely be back when I am in the area again.

Thank TravelingMan0503
Tonawanda, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Haven't visited this Restaurant as yet. After we have dinner July 15th I will comment and give my opinion on everything I liked or disliked about the service, the quality of the food and the prices on the dinners.

Thank lucy14052016
Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This resturant was INCREDIBLE!!! You definately would need a resevation. The service is outstsnding! Food melted in your mouth, and the wine selection is tremendous! A must!!!!

Thank Kristen F
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238 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This place is not your typical Italian. It is over the top delicious. Scallops were perfectly cooked in a nice light sauce. My colleague had the shrimp pasta. Again it was perfectly cooked beautiful presentation. Wonderful service.

1 Thank Flfoodiegirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 36
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2082 Kensington Ave, Amherst, NY 14226-4723
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-839-5876
Locally owned and family operated for 31 years.

We strive to provide you the best Northern Italian cuisine in all of Buffalo.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?