Da Marco Italian Restaurant

8662 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910


Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park

Cuisines: Italian

Opening Hours:
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

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Accepted


Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

Scene: Food Specials

Cheap Eats 2009: Da Marco Ristorante Italiano

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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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