Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza - Vallagio

Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza - Vallagio

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://marcoscoalfiredpizza.com/
  • Phone: 3037909000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Mark Dym
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dry Creek
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza - Vallagio
For us, the reward is in the results.

That’s why we’re passionate about using only the finest, most authentic ingredients available: including Antimo Caputo 00 flour from a third-generation family mill, artisanal cheeses imported from the Italian countryside and fresh, locally grown produce found right here in Colorado. Our pizza makers are passionate about food, as well – each is trained by the renowned Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napolitana. In fact, Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza is certified as an authentic Neapolitan restaurant by the Verace Pizza Napoletana – the only certified restaurant in Colorado, and one of only 40 in the USA.

At Marco’s, we think you’ll be as passionate about our food as we are. Come taste our efforts and see if we don t have you dreaming of warm Neapolitan nights, no passport required!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza - Vallagio reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)great for outdoor dining (20)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (15)kid-friendly (11)good for groups (11)romantic (3)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Tasty food
    Eatingoutisfun
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Fresh and flavorful food. Very pleasant service and atmosphere. Fun place. Good music. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the place. I overheard many positive comments on the food also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding pizza
    JJeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Marco's pizza was excellent with yummy toppings abd perfect crust. The mele fresca salad was delicious, attractive and unusual. This was a step up from the conventional pizzarias.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pizza ... Tiny portions
    justus
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was great, but the portions were very small. Nearly 20 bucks for a pizza, should be ample for 2 people. Treat the pizzas as individual pizzas and you will get enough.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pizza
    estro
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The pizza is amazing. Service was good and ambience was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Place to Eat
    Kitno
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Marco's was very good. The waitstaff were courteous and fast. The food was tasty and there was enough for all of us to take some home. The wine selection was small but my Pinot Grigio was very nice. I will definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent pizza
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lots of kids in their outdoor dining area; decent but not great pizza; ordinary salad; very nice server!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Options
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We loved this place, food was great and service fantastic. Will definatly be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The roasted vegetable salad was excellent as were the two pizzas we ordered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 136 reviews are from the Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza - Vallagio reviews archive.
  • Great food and service
    dideedo
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was our 3rd time to Marco's and as usual, the food and service were wonderful! Our only complaint, which was really our fault, as we made our reservation for 5 o'clock, were all the kids - noisy with some yelling! Like I said, our fault, not theirs!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's all in the Ingredients
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Seriously delicious pizza crust, fresh mozzarella, basil...ALL good, no make that great...we go out of our way to come here when we are hankering for a top rate pizza. This is NOT your average pie....enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Customer Service to Date
    FAMOVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We have only once experienced burnt wings and burnt gluten free pizza to be told that if that ever happens in the future to let the manager know as that means the oven dedicated to cooking the gluten free pizza and wings is too high. On this occasion the waiter brought out the wings and half were burnt. As soon as I saw this I told our server what I had been told in the past and to look out for my pizza overcooking. So lo and behold my pizza arrives burnt. The server rolls his eyes at me and takes it away. The manager then comes over and asks if I would rather eat rare pizza? I was so offended. I told him politely no and that I had eaten there around 30 times and this had only happened once before. No apology by the manager or server.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza, salads and wings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is our "go to" place for really good pizza, salad and wings. Granted, it's a lot more expensive than Dominos, but you get what you pay for. The pizza selection is unique, all really good. The pizzas are medium size, 6 slices each. Our favorite is the truffle prociutto (can't think of the name), but they are all good. Great place for family and friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find, good food and service
    Rammie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Cool little place tucked inside a business area. Great Lemoncello wings and the pizza was pretty darn good as well and we were excited to find out 1/2 bottles of wine on Saturdays. You should try it out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Pizza
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The crust of the pizza is so addictive. The sauce superb, the cheese divine...this is no ordinary, run of the mill pie but Coal Fired greatness. Keep it up!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommendation from co-worker!!
    SushiLover
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Had family in town visiting & was looking for a kid-friendly restaurant that had delicious food...a co-worker recommended Marco's. Pleasantly surprised. Delicious salads & pizzas. Not your typical pizza place, as it's slightly upscale :) will defin be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marco's was very welcoming,
    famebcat
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Marco's was very welcoming, helpful, and accommodating...our party arrived at different times, there was a birthday, and we even botched our own order. No problem. They were fun and fast. All the food was fresh and delicious. Thanks again, Marco's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PIZZA!!!
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Absolutely the best crust on any pizza outside of Italy. Fragrant basil, delicious cheese...Yum!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wings. GF not awesome.
    Michel
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Overall we had a decent meal at Marco's. The service was great with Ashley--good energy. Good selection of beers. Can't say about the wines. Chicken wings were delish, with a Greek lemon-herb flavor, perfectly grilled. We chose the Gluten Free pizza crust which was just fair. Too chewy, particularly in the middle. I've had much better (try GF pizza at Restaurant 415 in Fort Collins). And I was charged an extra $4 for that. Many other places do NOT upcharge for that, and the most I've seen elsewhere is $3. House salad was fresh and satisfying. Overall a good meal, but a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the BEST pizza
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Pizza is just one of the four basic food groups! These folks get it right. The crust is the stuff from which dreams are made, the fresh cheeses, the aroma! AHHHHHH and YUM. Really people, if you like Dominos, Papa Johns, and the other cardboard variety, you are not a true pizza aficionado, just but merely practicing. Do yourself a favor and try the real thing. You will never go back. It's kind of like drinking boxed wine over enjoying a really fine Cabernet or Bordeaux. There is no comparison.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss the Lemocello wings.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Don't miss the Lemocello wings. Great place to unwind and enjoy pizza and wine with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a group of 6 and had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We had a group of 6 and had an appetizer and drinks at the bar before taking our table. We shared three pizzas, a salad (they're huge!), the wings and an appetizer and everything was wonderful! The pizzas were awesome and a good size for the price. The only thing I was a little bit disappointed in was the wine selection. Our service was outstanding as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza
    JimN
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The coal fired Neapolitana was delicious. The hint or charcoal taste enhanced the flavors. The taste of the ingredients were distinguishable from each other and blended together well at the same time. Service was prompt without being rushed between courses.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    MConcaVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We've eaten here many time and have yet to be disappointed. It's the best pizza this side of Naples.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    GREAT FOOD AND THEIR OUR GO TO PLACE FOR OUT OF TOWN GUEST
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Years Eve
    DenverFoodies
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went with a group for an early NYE dinner. The service was great. We started with the lemoncello chicken wings as a group appetizer, and were not disappointed. The 8 of us then split 4 different pizzas for dinner. We tried a few of their specialty drinks and then split the Nutella nuggets for dessert. We were all full and the bill was extremely reasonable for the quality of food. This is our third straight year going here for NYE, and I don't see anything changing in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza the way it was meant to be!
    Dawn27
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    This is the place for authentic pizza made with great ingredients and thin crust.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed by service
    Lowkeyfoodie
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Our table was wobbly (which was fixed by a helpful server) and six feet away from a side door to the patio. It was winter and a bunch of kids and adults kept going in and out that door, blasting us with cold air each time. No one was dinning out there, bear in mind. I explained to this to the manager and asked if we could move to one of the 3 other open tables farther away from the door. He not-so-politely declined. Next I tried the hostess for help. She was friendlier and said she would get someone to lock the door. 10 minutes later nothing had been done. I was surprised a place so well known for good food would have such rude management and not pay more attention to basic issues of ambience. Not returning.
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  • Skeptical at first, but good
    sunchewVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    It is an upscale "trendy" pizza bar. The food was good and the nutella fingers were awesome. I enjoyed it but felt like it was missing something. It wasn't cozy, and it was a little pricy. But the food was quite good. I think the thing that distracted me the most was they advertise the coal-fired-pizza ovens and yet because the wait-staff and management was constantly standing in front of the "bar" you couldn't see the ovens. I think if they lowered the lighting.a little bit, moved the outdoor fire-pit in-closer to the seating area so it was functional, and raised the booths around the interior so they could more easily see the ovens, it would make a big change in the atmosphere. I will certainly be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    OK, if you are a pizza nut like me then you can't go wrong here. The Campania is simple but elegant. Absolutely the best sauce I have ever had on a pizza. Exceptional salads, wonderful meatball sliders. Just my favorite place in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay Food
    SteveTVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We went during a very cold time in Colorado. We made reservations through Open Table. When we got there, they had a table right at the front door. They do not have any type of vestibule to block the cold air from coming in. So, we asked if they could seat us away from the door. So, they moved us to the other side of the entrance at the closest booth to the door. Not really away from the door in my mind. We sat there and my wife ended up wearing her heavy coat during the entire meal. There was a huge draft of below 0 air every time someone opened the door and that happened often. The food was average, probably because we were cold. It is hard to enjoy under those conditions.
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  • The pizzas we ordered were
    swmcd
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The pizzas we ordered were very good. So were the salads, but I would warn you that the salads are very large and should be shared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, as always
    MConcaVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Another quality visit where the pizza, beer and atmosphere were all spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lemoncello chicken wings?
    JD1033
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Yes! These were the highlight of the meal. While they have a beautiful outdoor fire feature we could not really enjoy it as they sat us in a dimly lit corner next to the only other two occupied tables in the restaurant. The staff was under-worked and more interested in chatting with themselves than being attentive to the few customers they had. The cocktails were good, if uninspired. The water and possibly ice were not filtered and was not of a quality to get away with it. The pizzas were good, though missed the point that a Neapolitan pizza should be sparsely topped in order to cook quickly at high temps and not overwhelm the senses. The Tiramisu was one of the best we've ever had. We will likely return for the wings, sliders and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Pizza
    MConcaVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We lived in Italy for four years and this is the closest thing we've found to the pizza we enjoyed there. The sizes are slightly larger (one pizza easily feeds two people) and there are probably more toppings, but that's not a bad thing. The amount of prosciutto and Parmesan on the pizza was incredible, and the truffle sauced, mushroom pizza was outstanding. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food experience
    foodiecall
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The food couldn't be better. Great drink selection and decently priced. Will eat here many more times to try all of the different selections on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Special is such a great deal!
    wogansmomVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    This was the first time I have ever been to Marco's and have heard so many wonderful things about them. I was very excited to try it. I ordered the pizza lunch special and was pleasantly suprised. The pizza is huge for one person and it also comes with a small salad and drink. Totally worth the money. It was delicious and I actually at the entire pizza. Couldn't stop myself. I would recommend Marco's Coal Fire Pizza to anyone that needs another option for a great lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, atmosphere, and service
    Doug
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Great Colorado beer selection, and the coal fired lemoncello wings are epic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyable patio
    kath
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Nice fall evening on the quiet, beautiful patio with a nice fire feature. Loved the salads and the pizzas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    FAMOVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    I am a regular. Only issues this time was that pizza was slightly burnt. Their oven has issues now and then. The waiter was not good about checking our water/beer glasses and kept bringing out ones that were crusty with dishwasher soap I am assuming.
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  • Awesome Food!
    Cwisti
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Your Abruzzo pizza was amazing! We had great service celebrating my birthday and I will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.