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
Why go: As this low-lit, 17-table dining room proves, few things are more satisfying than a plate of house-made pasta, a simple salad, a fresh-filled cannoli, and the dulcet tones of Dean Martin.
What to get: Pastas marked “fresh homemade,” including fettuccine amatriciana (noodles in a sprightly tomato sauce with bits of bacon and onion) and fettuccine with reconstituted porcini mushrooms and crushed garlic; fried polenta with marinara sauce for dipping; cannoli.
Best for: A pre– or post–AFI Silver Theatre dinner.
Insider tip: On Tuesday, the restaurant becomes a pizza parlor offering 15 thin-crust varieties; we’re partial to the white pizza with potato and rosemary.
Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
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