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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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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I visited this restaurant with colleagues recently on a trip to Buffalo. The food is amazing but the staff (father, mother and daughters) are all fantastic and clearly put a lot of care and love into what they do. I had the cinghiale which literally melted in my mouth. Coupled with a velvety amaraone, I was a very happy camper!!

Thank lavajonation
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I had the great time in the restaurant. Owner himself to ok the order and made recommendations. I order veal and it was cooked to perfection. Food was delicious and was served relatively well. If you are food lover this is Sheraton place to eat. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking to try delicious homemade meal at the restaurant.

Thank Mikhail S
Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

You know you are in a special place when you are greeted by the warm smile from the owner who is also the maître d'. You're then seated and ensured that every detail of your visit is addressed-from the wine list, appetizers, main course and beyond. I was a bit skeptical of the available offerings given it was a Thursday... More 

1 Thank Maria Z
Buffalo, New York
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348 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

San Marco is an excellent restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine. It's owned by a couple, with the wife as chef, and husband running the front of the house. The food is excellent and the service impeccable.

Thank William N
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Food delicious. Service outstanding. Love a small cozy restaurant with owners always there watching the flow of business. Seafood dishes are to die for.

Thank Paolo C
East Amherst, New York
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. The owner and serving staff are so warm and friendly and really educated about wine and food.

Thank 196juditha
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We went there to have a business diner. The ambience looks like an old fine house. We seated in a reserved area. I had specialty dish trout which was exquisite. The wine list is really very good carrying some fancy ones. We appreciated two California wines. Highly recommend

Thank MGDias
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Best Italian restaurant in Buffalo. Homemade, fresh dishes. Happy to accomodate requests. Gnocchi are delicious and light. Desserts are awesome.

Thank Philomena B
Niagara Falls, NY
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Family run and around for many years-one of the few places left you still have to actually call for a reservation. I've been here several times in the past and it's always been very good. This time was no exception- but I felt (as did the others in my group of 4) that the portion sizes shrunk a little. With... More 

Thank Jakeysnake
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is one of the finer restaurants in Western NY. It is family run with Frank being at the door and his wife as chef and his daughter as a server. There is a great warmth to this arrangement as they each bring a different dynamic and generational spin to the place. The food is superb, the wine is exceptional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 36
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?