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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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Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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322 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Judith A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Pat A
East Amherst, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?