Marco Polo Ristorante
Marco Polo Ristorante

Marco Polo Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marcopoloristorante.com/
  • Phone: 7188525015
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: we can accomodate all your needs with our menu choice feel free to make an appointment for both menu price and availability.
  • Private Party Contact: giovanni iovine 7188525015
  • Entertainment: live piano on weekends

Getting there

  • Public Transit: f train to carrol street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: valet parkin available both lunch and dinner
A word from Marco Polo Ristorante
Marco Polo is located in the heart of Carroll Gardens and is one of Brooklyn's most popular and acclaimed eateries. Marco Polo is famous for it's Northern and Southern Italian Cuisine. Daily Chef specials also top the list. Opened since 1983, your Proud Host Joseph Chirico invites you to join him in celebration of over 25 years in business and welcomes you to a delightful experience of fine food and live piano playing nightly.
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Marco Polo Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)romantic (4)special occasion (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Hidden Gem
    GLNAD
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Despite all the lines at the hot spots in the neighborhood Marco Polo is the restaurant delivering impeccable food; rich, sophisticated flavors in an elegant atmosphere. It is a little unhip but do not underestimate it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,good prices
    mike54
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The venue was very nice. You were seated on the sidewalk and the neighborhood is quaint. Service was great and the prices were very good. Food was delicious although a slightly small portion, but that was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem!!
    Scotto76VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I picked this place out of the blue and was pleasantly surprised. The staff is very knowledgable on the wine, explained the dishes I had questions on and were very attentive. They just renovated so the place looks new. Great time and will be going back!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 109 reviews are from the Marco Polo Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Brunch or Lunch?
    Gymrat
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our reservation for 12 was for noon, and the menu was a challenge only in that I could not choose breakfast or dinner. That's right so I had both. French Toast that had a secret flavor of vanilla bean and ?...Fantastico! Gnocchi........Let's just say I had a smoothly for dinner. We were there for two hours with family and it was a perfect affair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem iin Downtown Brooklyn
    BrooklynBobVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This longtime Brooklyn favorite constantly delivers. The experienced waiters take great care of you. The food is creative and delicious. Chef Marco Chirico never ceases to amaze.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    Neondeon
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I have visited this restaurant before and I was not disappointed then and I was not this time. I went with a large group this time(8) and they were very professional and patient as we went through the menu. They even give us great suggestions. We had a great time and the food was outstanding. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a gem for a 30 year old place
    Gymrat
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    A father has passed the torch to his son, bringing new and innovative dishes to our palate. A welcoming and lively experience. Great wine room and casual; nice attire. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    CatwithaC
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined at Marco Polo for a friend's birthday. From the food to the staff, everything was wonderful. Everyone in my party throughly enjoyed their dinners; starting with appetizer and finishing with the scrumptous desserts!! The restaurant was packed, and yet the staff was attentive and catered to our every need. It was a fanstastic evening and I can't wait to go back to Marco Polo again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Start, Poor Finish!
    Vidchick66
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Initially there was great attention to detail. Our waiter was very attentive. We enjoyed a great appetizer and salad course... had a bit of a wait for entree but at the time we werent in a hurry as we stlll had time before start of event we were to attend at The Barclays Center. Once a couple of Parties came in we were forgotten... there was a significant delay in serving the entree course then we waited 30 minutes to have someone clear the table and by the time someone offered a dessert course we had to leave..Then when we finally get the check it took us another 15 minutes to get our coats from the M.I.A. coat-check girl. Great Start...Poor Finish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xmas Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The food and service were good. It was very crowded, you could barely walk between the tables. And it was very noisy. It was Christmas Eve, and would want to try the restaurant on a "normal night."
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem
    MarlenedcVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Really excellent neighborhood place, I had a great beet salad and portobello mushroom and chicken dish, my husband had the lobster risotto, everything was really well made and fresh and a great surprise. Seems like an old time red sauce place but it turned out to be a really fresh look at familiar dishes. Very enjoyable and the wait staff was wonderful. The place was surprising empty for a Monday evening, maybe it's under the radar in such an over saturated neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints!!!
    Brooklyngirl70VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I have been dining at Marco Polo Ristorante for years. And it never disappoints. Over the last couple of years i have seen a nice difference in the menu. The menu ideas are fresher, simple, clean, seasonal----yet totally gourmet. What i love about the menu is that it is not too long. Yet I want to try everything and it is difficult to choose. What I love about all the menu options that i have tried thus far-- they aren't over-sauced or over-seasoned. It is simplicity at its absolute best. The wait staff is very helpful and visible throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to Go !
    Monopeep
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    I occasionally take clients there for dinner, and I am always profusely thanked for the dining experience! The food is good, ambiance great, and you can easily talk business while dining. It just flows ! The staff there is outstanding, attentive and go out of their way to ensure that you are satisfied with everything from soup to nuts. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I entertained 13 clients here
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I entertained 13 clients here with last minute notice. They were very accommodating in getting us in. Appitizers were a big hit, and we ordered many of them. Main course(s) also good, though some felt there meals were too plain (Chicken and Prosciutto). I personally had no complaints with my entire meal. I'll be back next time in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find on court street
    cher10VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We were 3 couples on a recent sat nite and had a great dinner! I had requested a round table and we were given a round table,so we were off to a good start. We told the waiter we had to make a show at Barclay center and he prontly got our order going. The salads were terrific, one of us had a Caesar salad and he raved about it, The spinach and beet salad were also terrific. The fresh mozzarella was light and fresh. The main dishes were also good, though I thought the salmon a little dry, pasta dishes were good. Dessert nothing great , though all in all we were pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day at Marco Polo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The dinner selections were great for Mother's Day. The service was excellent. Marco, the owner, made it his business to visit every table. Marco Polo is a great fun experience even on the holidays. Carlo is a wonderful waitor. His suggestions are good choices and should be followed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the only place I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    This was the only place I have been to in New York that I felt like it was authentic italian food. Most of the patrons were Italian, and they even brought over complimentary lemoncello at the end of the meal. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had gone once years ago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    I had gone once years ago and was not impressed, but I decided to give it another try after they renovated. I'm glad I did! The service was a little slow and spotty at times, but all the food and drinks we had were great and we had a really enjoyable time. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first visit to
    Love2EatGW
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    This was our first visit to Marco Polo, although we have been to Enoteca on Court. We were very impressed with Marco Polo's transformation-the decor is exquisite. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the food delicious and artfully presented. We shared octopus and a salad with beets to start-both excellent.The menu was diverse and Carlo's suggestions were great. I especially enjoyed the shrimp entree which was cooked to perfection. Looking forward to returning to try other interesting selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was great, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The service was great, the staff very knowledgeable. They told you about the special dine menu , as well a the specials for the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marco Polo has just undergone
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Marco Polo has just undergone a renovation,which is very appealing. The food here is always good; the prices moderate; the selections vary and can accommodate all tastes and desires. The staff is attentive and considerate and welcomes its customers in a nice, appreciative way. We were seated next to a group of 8 very NOISY men,but the wait staff helped us to move when we requested to do so; they understood our plight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was a very large party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    There was a very large party the night we went...they occupied almost the entire restaurant. They were not noisy given the size of the table, until they left, but the party was very visible and totally 'centerstage' in the restaurant. Other than that, the meal was delicious, and the service attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We're from New Jersey and
    Pierre
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We're from New Jersey and were visiting Carroll Gardens. Marco Polo was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Everything was excellent and even though a table of 22 (!) was celebrating, the waiters and kitchen managed to keep up. We were very happy with Marco Polo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was staying in midtown and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Was staying in midtown and couldn't reserve at an Italian restaurant on a Friday night. Found Marco Polo on the web and a ten minute drive later I was in this great gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn and had the best meal ever in New York. The service was genuinely friendly, the food unbeatable. This is now my new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above and Beyond Food and Service
    Gordon
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My wife and I rank it as the finest dining experience we've had since our honeymoon nearly a year ago, and as Brooklyn residents with a world of choices that we constantly explore, that's saying something. True you might find better in one area, but for the full dining experience, we were blown away. We went for Valentines day, and I had pre-arranged the table and special considerations beforehand with their manager Jay. All I can say is Jay met and exceded my every expectation with a dozen roses and a bottle of champaigne waiting for us at the table. I honestly don't think I could have gotten the kind of service that I got from the Manager
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant looks beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Restaurant looks beautiful now that it has been renovated. Service and food are above average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The food was excellent as always and it looks great since they've renovated! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Italian restaurant that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    An Italian restaurant that knows that pasta is a course, not a meal. The staff is warm and friendly, the food magnificent at points, satisfying at others, but the whole experience will make you feel like you've had a great night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i passed this gem in carroll
    scottnVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    i passed this gem in carroll gardens dozens of times. tried it this weekend. excellent menu, not just your local spagetti and meatballs type of italian food. very nice menu and very well prepared food. i had the monkfish with clams and mussles special in a brothy garlicky red sauce. outstanding! will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After hearing this was Al
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    After hearing this was Al Sharpton's favorite Italian in the city, it's been on my radar for awhile (plus, I saw Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler shooting a movie here shortly after moving to Brooklyn). The renovated dining room was very nice, the food was lovely (I had lobster ravioli), the wine selection was good, and the hummus spread (in lieu of butter) for the bread and greens for the table (spinach and broccoli rabe) were nice additions to a good meal. Only con - the food was a tiny bit on the slow side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The New Year's Eve Menu was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The New Year's Eve Menu was wonderful. Each course was an exciting experience. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The renovations were beautiful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    The renovations were beautiful. The restaurant is really dressed up for the holidays. The staff is great. Carlo is the best waiter. I look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been here a number times &
    Jeff
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Been here a number times & still a great place. Portions a little smaller but enough to fill you. Service was excellent as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed the entire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Really enjoyed the entire experience. Were very nice to my 92 yr old mom.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marco Polo Renewed and Still Fab!
    Gymrat
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    I frequent this place because the service is beyond great. The barkeep Tony always has a smile and ask for Carlo, you would not have to look at a menu. He will just ask you what you are in the mood for.......trust in him. Great wine list and a wine room that you can go in to pick your own. They have renovated for their 30 year anniversary, the designer was top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place under went major
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    This place under went major renovations, it looks brand new inside with a new menu. The food was delicious, however, the portions are on the small side, so if you are very hungry I suggest ordering an appetizer. It is also on the pricy side but its worth it. Its not your typically italian restaurant anymore with chicken parm and penna, its a little more on the exotic side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was beautiful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    The restaurant was beautiful. The renovations were an excellent improvement. It was great to be able to eat at the bar. The new tables and chairs really make the restaurant come together. The changes to the menu were great and they still kept their old basics. The staff was very attentive and not intruding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Brooklyn Gem!
    Gymrat
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    This place had a grand re-opening and the menu, the scene, the place......is all amazing! You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    This was our first time at Marco Polo and it certainly wont be our last. The food was great, the service outstanding, no complaints at all. The waiter made some great suggestions and we were happy with them. I look forward to future visits. You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Could be Better
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    I've always heard of this place, but never made it here...till Saturday. Food was very good, though our waiter was a bit distracted. Ordered cocktails that never arrived. When we asked when we'd have them he gave us a puzzled look...he clearly had forgotten. I'll give it another shot, as I liked what I ordered.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic