The San Marco restaurant is located in the center of Canelli. The small family owned restaurant has a very welcoming atmosphere and we were well taken care of from entering the restaurant until we left for the evening.
We booked several weeks in advance and that seems to be necessary at least during weekend and in the high season. When ordering I recommend to ask to be sited on the outdoor terrace especially on warm summer evenings.
We ordered “The Tasting Menu/Il Menu Degustazione” and San Marco’s excellent waiter let us make small modifications to the preset menu based on our likings. The wine list of San Marco is extensive but the waiter, based on our request put together an excellent selection of local wines from Canelli that very well suited the food we were eating.
The food was well presented with excellent taste and dishes had some nice surprises as the evening passed. My favorite was the pasta with porcini and the raw chopped Fassona veal.
The friendly and discreet waiter guided us through the different dishes and wines in a professional yet personal way and shared small stories and information about the restaurant, town, the food and wines throughout the evening.
We also got a small taste of the local specialty, slowly cooked veal cheek that was not on the testing menu. Fantastic taste!
Excellent food and personal service the whole evening. We will for sure visit San Marco the next time we are in the area.
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