Marco Polo Ristorante

4.6
285 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Ezrydah
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Inspite of all the COVID restrictions, on Sunday 11/22/2020, Marco Polo was open for business for indoor dining, and set up up for outdoor dining as well. My aunt and I chose to dine indoors to celebrate my birthday. Our caesar salads were delicious, and the pasta entrees were very well done! Since my aunt usually orders something not on the menu, she was graciously accommodated by our server. For a late Sunday afternoon, the dining room was not crowded at all. Speaking to one of the employees, they are taking bookings for Thanksgiving, so definitely do not let the Corona keep you away from a real neighborhood treasure!

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DiegoB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and super attentive staff. Totally recomend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. All the staff members were friendly as always. No need to search for parking because valet service is available at no cost.

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vipGuss
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco Polo always provides a wonderful meal and atmosphere!

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AbiN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great, first indoor dining experience in a while and the service and food was great! Will be going back!!

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vipMare
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Marco Polo has been in operation for about forty years--certain features have changed to keep up with the times--the physical décor for example. It is now light and airy, lifting the spirits. The food has some new accents, interesting variations on traditional preparations; it is always, however, very good. Some of the mainstays, such as the pasta cooked in red wine are as satisfying as ever. We've been dining here since the beginning and have always found it to be an enjoyable experience. The service is terrific as well.

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vipPaulP
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect family dinner. Everything was perfect. Food was so fresh and delicious. The hardworking staff was very attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent food! This resturant came highly recommended and we were impressed with our experience there.

MD
vipMariaD
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant had a cute outdoor seating area, nice tables with table cloths and it was enclosed from the sidewalk traffic. We ordered shrimp cocktail and the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella as an app. Both were ok, shrimp was a bit over cooked. Fish dinner dishes were both good. Side portions (veggies, potatoes) were sparse. Server gave us a minute to look over the menu then deserted us for 15 minutes, had to ask another server to take our order.

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vipGeeman
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

MARCO POLO - such a great classic spot . The host is so nice . The food was very good but portions shrunk but their prices did not . They have a great outdoor set up - I was try to stick to outside for now / the inside was not so great . I like that the host took every ones temperature.

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vipTonyMoustache
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good and consistent. Great menu and staff, ALWAYS.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to Marco Polo they NEVER disappoint and this visit was another great example. They've even raised the bar on preparing and accommodating their guests for social distancing while still being able to enjoy their meal and professionalism of their staff. Thank you for NEVER Disappointing me!

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Juju
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never had a bad meal here but I brought a friend who said she did not like the food when she last came 5 years prior.
Well, if she could have licked her 3 course meal plates clean she would have!! Outstanding meal.
I think my friend has had a complete change of heart when it comes to the quality of Marco Polo’s food.
When asked how she’d rate the food from 1-10 she gave it a 20. I had to agree. ( service was excellent as well)

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vipTonyMoustache
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco Polo is the model of consistency. They never disappoint and the food is always excellent.

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RobertaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience in these covid times. Food was great - especially the appetizers. Service was attentive and friendly. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer Service was AMAZING, my entire meal was just so delicious. Definitely coming back again 😁

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service. The sun was out and about, so they set up an umbrella for shade...we didn’t mind the sun but just the fast pace to get it up was marvelous.

Food delicious. I knew from the bread with mashed olives in olive oil the food would be top notch. Amazing cooked perfectly, temperature was perfect and came in a timely fashion.

5 star service hands down!!!

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vipGeeman
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Here is as honest a REVIEW post you will get / Went here for Valentines and it was a total mess/ nightmare and management knew it and acknowledged it - Marco told us to please come back and we did . It was much better . Marco checked on us - even got the table a round of after dinner drinks - classy. The server was GIORDANO - he is the *BEST in the whole place . MUSH better ! Great dinner - Thanks

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NoelC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at an amazing place with wonderful staff

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vipGeeman
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Where do I start ? What was to be a romantic Valentines planned night out with reservations done in advance knowing how good/popular this place is - it ended up a NIGHTMARE. Got there at 8 to see a wall of people (atleast 30-40) waiting to be seated - like cattle ! NO room anywhere in the place so we stood out in the cold nook between door in and door out . It was 20 degree night and We stood in this tundra for 90 minutes !!!!!!!!!!!! AS we got seated at after 9:30 PM- Its as if they never dealt with a holiday or big night out. I stopped counting " We are sorry" after the 75th one....... Then the scam Pre-Fixe menu where everything had a price . Every appetizer had its OWN price as well as entree and dessert - News Flash that is NOT A PRE FIXE MENU - because a pre-fixe is where its one SET price and you choose your items A B C D . The bill came to $180 on a Pre Fixe !!!!! And what is worse is you had to choose from the horrible pre set choices on there . Its an ITALIAN PLACE! I could not order authentic Italian Food .......... thank goodness for our server who was so cool so nice and so understanding how badly the place he worked at dropped the ball and ruined MANY and I mean MANY Valentines . Its a great place but be careful the day you come - or you will find out the hard way !!!

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VINCENTM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine's Day been there many times before. Always a friendly atmosphere with great food. Although it was very busy we did not feel rushed at all. A definite neighborhood signature dining experience. Will always keep coming back and a definite recommendation to all.

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DebbieM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Valentines dinner! Everything was wonderful as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

FLIP FLIP FLIP

Went on Valentines Day, so figured it would be busy, but even with a 6:15pm reservation, it felt like they were in a sprint to get our table turned.

From the minute we sat down it felt rushed- so much for a nice romantic dinner! If they could have poured the entire bottle of wine we ordered into our glasses in one pour, they would have. That said, every time we took a sip or two of wine, they came over to pour a few more ounces into the glass.
The busser sighed when we asked to wrap our leftovers to go and kept bumping into us throughout the service as he took “care” of other tables. Clearly management was on everybody on the floor to flip flip flip.

They also had a very limited menu for Valentines, which was not advertised online, so really had limited choices. Normally there are some decent choices for my girlfriend who is vegetarian, but not that night.

The beet gnocchi were good, but very one-note, same for the fried artichoke app, which was basically two small artichoke halves, lightly fried, which were then, unfortunately, smothered in an aioli that diminished any crispiness from the bite.

I had the branzino, which was pretty good, but the sides of mashed potatoes and veggies were both lukewarm at best.

I really felt like they flung warmed-over food at us and counted down the clock until we asked for the check.

Can’t recommend. Wish I could.

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ShawnW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ad always

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vipschnoozie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the best experience. Terrific food and service marvelous. We love Marco polo

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vipHAPPY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was lacking . Food was also lacking in flavor also & the temperature of the sides was lukewarm Not as good as previous Holiday.

SM
vipSusanM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipJoeairport
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service but a bit pricey.

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ShereneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco polo is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Service is wonderful

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HelenG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

While the appetizers were good, the entrees were terrible. Four different pasta dishes and ALL were undercooked with NO flavor.

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vipMichaelW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant in Brooklyn and we always go there whenever we’re in town.

The food was excellent but one of use was brought the wrong main course (the halibut entree instead of bronzino) so one of us had to wait for them to bring out the correct dish ( that’s why it gets a 4 instead if a 5)

The did try to make it up by giving us limoncello after our meal, which was nice.

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vipBets
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant has nice decor
Attentive service
Our meal of seafood salad, halibut special, lobster ravioli was delicious!
The ambiance would have been superb with a live perfomer or some authentic italian music in the background.

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vipsaustin
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friday night dinner while visiting Brooklyn. Service was excellent.
One entry was Branzino which was cooked and filleted perfectly.
The second entry was mussels and linguine which needed to be sent back to fully cook the noodles. Come back the second time and was fine. Ended the dinner with excellent Paolucci Sambuca.

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vipDelicious
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's an old world Italian restaurant. The food and service are both excellent! I would recommend.

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vipENEW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyable.

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vipJohn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

As someone who loves baked clams - we received 7 baked clams that were the size of a "quarter". each clam included more breadcrumbs than clam. The past a was very good and the service. Save your money if you want baked clams.

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vipTonyMoustache
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many, many restaurants in the area. The fact remains that Marco Polo is the best in "fine dining" anywhere in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.

TM
vipTonyMoustache
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in fine dining from Carroll Gardens to Brooklyn Heights!

JM
vipJenniferM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

FAQs

Marco Polo Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 852-5015.

Marco Polo Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.