Da Marco Italian Restaurant
8662 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 2 PM. Open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, and Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Takoma, Silver Spring
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Accepted
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Scene: Food Specials
Reading the fine print pays, and not just at the auto dealership or law office: The menu at this Silver Spring hole in the wall touts more than a dozen pastas, but look closely at the descriptions and you’ll discern a clear hierarchy of freshness. “Fresh house-made” means made that day; “house-made” means made in-house but frozen. The majority of pastas come with no description, which means they come from a box. Stick with the fresh house-mades—including a fettuccine tossed with bits of pancetta and onion in a fresh-tasting tomato sauce ($15) and another sauced with porcini mushrooms and crushed garlic ($16)—and you’ve got the framework for a cheap, rewarding takeout dinner. Crispy fried polenta slices with marinara ($7) make a good start, a filled-to-order cannoli ($6) a fine finish.