- Cuisines: Italian
NileGuide Expert Says:
“Best Restaurant in Istanbul” by the Financial Times in its special Turkey additional copy –year unknown and unannounced
- Da Mario is an upscale, romantic Italian Restaurant on the hills of Etiler; and it is one of those places where you will be guaranteed consistency in quality and in service. It is one of the very good Italian restaurants in Istanbul and is owned and managed by a trusted brand: the Doors Group -owners of Anjelique Club, A'jia Hotel, Vogue etc. The menu is designed to offer plenty of Italian tastes, including the Osso Buco, as well as oven-baked pizzas and good Italian wine. Criticism remains to be made still for the heavy spices used in the some pasta sauces, yet the menu remains to be one of the best and the most traditional Italian menus in Istanbul. Most locals love this place for friendly gatherings and family get-togethers. It is in a nice and quite neighborhood with no special views or a terrace; but has a nice garden with outside seating in the summers. Nevertheless, there are also some who consider that, "it (Da Mario) used to be a cool place"; but is now frequented by business people for business lunches. Still a possibility on the list of date, business, romantic and serious dinner restaurants and has been chosen once the "Best Restaurant in Istanbul" by the Financial Times in its special Turkey additional copy –year unknown and unannounced.
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