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“Excellent food and personal service”

Ristorante San Marco
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Ranked #3 of 35 Restaurants in Canelli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$62
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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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Thank JAAndersen
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were a party of 11 with 3 young children; looking for a Michelin star restaurant in Piedmont which accepted us was tough enough. Finding San Marco was an absolute blessing. This old bastion of Piedmontese cooking is tucked away in a house along a residential street in the town of Canelli. It's unpretentious on the outside; none of that Michelin chi chi vibe you'd get with most starred establishments. Entering the restaurant, we got a feel of a warm, welcoming trattoria. But that's not to say that it's tacky - not at all. It felt like home!
The tasting menu cost only 55 Euros, and it was a delightful sample of Piedmontese classics, like Vitello Tonnato; Agnelotti; and Tarjarin. The wine list was comprehensive, full of regional varieties and affordable.
Service was attentive, like how you'd have a dinner at an old friend's home. The wait staff took their time to connect with us; they were never in a hurry, but we got our courses coming in good time.
At the end of it all, the meal was matched with a price tag that beckoned us to visit again.
All in all, a perfect experience for us!

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Only few minutes walk from the center of Canelli is this small and nice restaurant. Run by the Family. Good menu and Nice wine list. Good space between tables, best to sit upstairs. They are also planning a terrace, which would be very nice for lunch. We had asparagus mousse with bacalao, crayfish with asparagus, foie gras, home made pasta and lamb with asparagus (yes, I love asparagus). Good food, both presentation and taste. Some details that could be improved (ex crispy chips).

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

A place where tradition meets taste and care. Excellent cooking skills of both local and more modern dishes; discreet and refined service.

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PiercarloSanMarco, Proprietario at Ristorante San Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thankyou so much for your kind words!

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The chef is creative and the food extraordinary. The ambiance in the restaurant is warm and comfortable and the wait staff is terrific. The vittello tonato was superb in every way. Our branzino was cooked perfectly. This is a must eat at restaurant when in the area.

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