About Ristorante San Marco & Leone Family Ristorante San Marco
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Josephine and Leo Leone extend a heartfelt invitation to everyone, to visit and enjoy the finest Italian cuisine in our warm and elegant atmosphere.

Owners Leo and Josephine Leone are justifiably proud of their establishment, which occupies an expanded nineteenth century schoolhouse on a small hill where Bethlehem Pike intersects Dager Road. They purchased the property in 1998. They named it after their baby son, Marc, and set out to create the restaurant of their dreams.

San Marco's regular menu emphasizes traditional dishes from Southern Italy and Sicily, the Leone's original home. For starters, there is Calamari e Radicchio alla Griglia ($10.95) and Prosciutto and Mellone ($10.95), Caesar Salad prepared tableside ($7.95) and Crostini with fresh tomatoes and basil ($5.95). The recipes may be tried and true, but the dishes are distinguished by the quality of the ingredients and their stylish presentation.

During a recent outing to San Marco, I enjoyed the grilled calamari and radicchio ($10.95) with its crispy, fresh-off-the-grill taste. My husband's Carpaccio di Salmone and Tonno ($10.95) was a contrast in flavors - lush paper-thin slices of sushigrade and salmon sprinkled with piquant capers and fruity extra virgin olive oil.

For our main courses fresh fish took center stage. The chef's additions included Seared Tuna Puttanesca, Grouper with Curry and a behemoth Lobster Tail, removed from the shell, flamed in brandy, and topped with a mound of buttery crab meat Bob selected Blackened Salmon with Shrimp in Honey Sauce, admittedly an unusual entree in any Italian restaurant, but no so strange when you consider the diversity in the kitchen. (San Marco's talented kitchen team currently contains chefs from Spain, Vietnam and Kenya.) I chose a whole baked Dover Sole, skillfully de-boned tableside and dressed Mediterranean-style with lemon juice, capers and virgin olive oil. Perfect!

Meat eaters take note: San Marco has not forgotten you. From veal medallions deglazed with Barolo wine ($21.95) to chicken with olives and rosemary ($17.95) to aged filet mignon with wild mushrooms in a red wine reduction ($30.95), the menu offers dishes to please even the most unrepentant carnivore.

There is a full slate of fresh pasta dishes available in both appetizer and entree portions. Highlights include Mezzaluna, half moon shaped ravioli with a herb scented vegetable filling ($11.95/$16.95); Capellini al Granchio, angel hair pasta with lump crab meat and sundried tomatoes ($16.95/$21.95) and a fabulous Linguini ai Fruti di Mare, tender strands of pasta piled high with shrimp, mussels, tiny clams and scallops ($18.95/$23.95).

ONLINE RESERVATION




 
The recipes may be tried and true, but the dishes are distinguished by the quality of the ingredients and their stylish presentation."
--Montgomery Town & Country Living by Sue & Bob Gordon
 
If fine dining is as much theater as it is memorable food served in splendid surroundings, then the Ristorante San Marco is the Forest Theater, or even the Academy of Music."
--Ticket to Dining, Frank D. Quattrone, Ticket Editor
 
"For me, San Marco is a very special place.
Team service was impeccable."
--Philadelphia Inquirer, John V.R. Bull
 
Ristorante San Marco has over 20 years
of experience to make your special event
a memorable one...
 
Ristorante San Marco, Ambler, PA
Fine Italian cuisine in our warm and elegant atmosphere
Ristorante San Marco
 
The bar offers a more casual dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The San Marco bar offers a selection of fine cordials, cognacs and dessert wines.

Restaurant
Monday - Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday
closed (available for private parties)

The Bar at San Marco
Monday - Friday "Happy Hour" 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday - Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
 
PIANO BAR with LIVE MUSIC
The bar offers a more casual dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The San Marco bar offers a selection of fine cordials, cognacs and dessert wines.

This beautifully appointed piano bar features nightly live music by Bobby Lee, Sal Anthony and George Sinkler, our acclaimed classically trained pianists. The versatile piano players can accommodate almost any request. Their passionate music attracts the best singing talent in the area, part of what makes San Marco an unforgettable experience.
Ladies Night every Thursday
from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

The bar offers a more casual dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The San Marco bar offers a selection of fine cordials, cognacs and dessert wines.

OUR PIANISTS
BOBBY LEE plays Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
JACK PICCARI plays Wednesday
FRANK DEODATO plays Saturday
-> Piano Bar with Live Music
 
Ristorante San Marco, 504 Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA 19002 . Phone: (215) 654-5000
Fine Italian Cuisine, Ambler, PA (near Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Springhouse) Montgomery County, PA
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