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san marco

#56 of 1,121 Restaurants in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Decré - Cathédrale
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14 rue du Chateau, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 47 47 48
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent freshly cooked food. We wanted to avoid the tourist traps & as we were only here overnight this was a great find. Perfectly cooked veal liver & great scampi, scallop & prawn pasta. Lovely bottle of Orvietto & fab setvice

Thank Courtyardhotel54
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We managed to get a booking at this restaurant on Sat 14 May. At first it looks like many of the others nearby in the touristy bit of town but it was really an authentic Italian restaurant with a fairly small menu but specialising in what they do best - pasta based dishes. The sea food tagliatelle was delicious as... More 

Thank Wyn D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

As recommended by other reviews, we made reservations for 8pm on a Wednesday night. Except for deciding to dine at San Marco in the first place this proved to be the wisest decision. The restaurant quickly filled to capacity and those that did not have a reservation were turned away. You DO NOT want that to happen to you! You... More 

Thank Yinzers_n-at
North Carolina
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Seems strange to be eating Italian food in Nantes, but my wife and I were feeling over fed after several days in Muscadet and Saumur. San Marco was a good alternative. Friendly and efficient service. Food is not fancy but very appetizing. Prices are reasonable. Nice crowd.

Thank Tom S
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary and we got a table waiter seen we didn't speck franch very well so got us a English menu we order the food and as the place was full and we were sitting in a table of 4 and the table of 2 beside us was empty I said we more there and let... More 

Thank damianmcreynolds
Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Based on the other reviews, we made a reservation at 7 PM. This was a good idea. A lot of regulars came in, who had made their reservation. Some tourists needed to be sent away as the place was crowded. We had a warm welcome by the waitress and were guided to our table, with place for our child's pram.... More 

Thank Hasjpee
Co. Antrim, Ireland
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Best bruschetta ever, even better than in Italy! Pasta dishes are delightful. I recommend this to anyone and say this with complete confidence.

Thank AuntieP
Mission, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Small with very friendly staff and owner, ensuring that the food is to your requirements. I tried the special of Noix St Jaques with shrimp and clams in a light tomato sauce and it was delicious while my wife tried the assorted ravioli. The house red was perfect and the only downside was the available seat next to the kitchen... More 

Thank Brian R
Lincolnshire, UK
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We drove to Nantes to have my Scuba Diving Aqualung serviced at "Atlantic Plongée" in Bougenais on the Périphérique. Nearby was the Park and Ride Tramway, 2 Euros each to down-town Nantes ("Commerce" the stop). We followed the signs to the Cathédrale and Chateau de Nantes, previous home of the Dukes of Brittany. There were a plethora of attractive looking... More 

Thank Jimmysboy
Ware, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We were in need of supper and came across San Marco. Charming service and a table outside were all good. Only bottled Heineken for beer, the food was good without being outstanding.

Thank JolyonG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 rue du Chateau, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes>  > Decré - Cathédrale
  • Neighbourhood: Decré - Cathédrale
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 47 47 48

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?