It's just fair: Marco is turning out stuff that Tony or Damian might have sent someone abroad to find out about. We're lucky to have a restaurant like this after so much cheesiness and same-stuff boredom. To correct: Da Marco is more pan-Italian than Northern Italian. Yes, he's from Friuli in the north, but his food draws from all regions of Italy...which is one reason it's a lot more fun than the rest.
Best Italian Restaurant Houston 2009 - Da Marco
For years, Marco Wiles has been delivering uncompromising Northern Italian cuisine to the appreciative masses. Some people have even complained that he is too Italian, with a menu that requires a dictionary to decode. However, his outstanding waitstaff is always ready to lend a hand. With an atmosphere reminiscent of a fine trattoria, Da Marco is as authentic as an Italian restaurant outside of Italy gets. You won't find dishes like grilled octopus with peppers, black truffle risotto or Chianti-braised short ribs on the menu anywhere else in town.