Permanently Closed - Marco Ristorante Italiano

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$31 to $50
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Italian
This restaurant is permanently closed. A premium choice for true Italian fine dining, Marco provides an authentic Italian experience, from the menu in Italian and English to the dining room decor. The mediterranean village atmosphere is complete with warm-toned stucco walls and Italian hand-painted dishes. Our team of chefs passionately prepare the finest dishes. Menu suggestion: Begin with crispy fried calimari, shrimp and oysters served with homemade tartar sauce followed by a delicious entree of whole branzino baked in rock salt, cleaned tableside and served with sauteed asparagus, mashed potatoes and 3 jumbo shrimp, and end with a scoop of homemade gelato. The private room is available for any function seating up to 40 people.
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4.6
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vipFoodaholic
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, the live music was perfect, and as always the owner was welcoming and hospitable. My guest were impressed.

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NandA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waitress was very nice and honest about the significant delay in the kitchen.
If I had known we would have to wait so long for our food, I would not have gone there. It was my first
time there, so I don't know if it was an anomaly or not.

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Randy
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Birthday celebration.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Norma was outstanding, attentive and very helpful. Marco and the rest of the staff were extremely personable. We'll be back soon.

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Zack
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top notch experience. Great atmosphere and great food.

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TonikaJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first encounter at Marcos and it was amazing. From the ambiance, to the food to the staff. All the staff took pride in their work and made my husband birthday a blast. Marcos went above and beyond in accommodating our evening. Thanks to the piano guy who made the evening more romantic. I will definitely be returning!

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IMdeucey
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My veal dish was delicious the Tiramisu was so tasty, The service was fantastic and very friendly. We recommend the Sangria Bianca if you not having wine, so refreshing.

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KevinWard
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco was an absolute winner as a restaurant. I took my wife for her birthday , and we were treated like royalty. The customer service was great, and the food was delicious. The quality of excellence was so impressive, and we will definitely come back.

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PaulK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we went to this fine restaurant. Although it’s been six months since we last went, the hostess recognized us from our last visit.

Great service and exquisite food offered at Marco will ensure we will be returning customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Overpriced bland food. Chef needs to learn how to cook Italian. No Italian wine by the glass . Service good but wasn’t knowledgeable about dish preparation or ingredients. Will not go back

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DaleS
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service too!!! I will be coming back and bringing friends.

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CharlesM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal. We recommend this to anyone.

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VeronicaE
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. The service was superb. We really enjoyed ourselves. Peaceful.

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vipLouanna
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco’s is fantastic. The food is 100% authentic Italian and every bite is delicious.
We celebrated Easter with their extensive buffet. My favorite was the lasagne- just like my Italian grandmother used to make!

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AllynS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Marco. Great food, wine, ambiance and music.

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CharlesM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated the birthday of two members of our family. It was an excellent experience. We look forward to doing this again.

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tl47
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm friendly ambiance and staff, lovely food and beautiful piano music. A great treat.

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PaulK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! The staff was courteous and professional, and the food was a culinary delight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Has steadily gone downhill over the past few years. Server didn’t know the details of the special(there was only one!), mistakes in both the food and drink orders, food quality was sub par, caprese salad came out with 4 cherry tomato halves on a bed of lettuce with 2 slices of mozzarella? Never heard of it being served this way before.

I won’t return

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JonH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The Filet Diane was outstanding. We very much enjoyed listening to the Pianist while we at a great meal. I do not ever remember writing a review for a restaurant but this one deserves it.

JM
vipJohnM
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was very good, but it would have been nice to know that they had a fixed menu for the evening prior to making our reservation. Service was fair, but the server acted as if we were interrupting him from the moment we were seated.

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JemeshaN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and different very nice surroundings and environment peaceful

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Germany
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true representation of Fine Dining! I l have future plans of attending.

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vipBrendaL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Cannot be in Macon without eating here. Food was so good.

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Bobbyt5926
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I read all the reviews before trying Marco Ristorante Italiano for the first time. Glad I recognized we all have differing tastes and concepts of what is "fast" service and "good" food. Our meals were excellent and we could not have asked for more attentive and pleasant service. I've had a lot of lasagna over the years from Boston to Atlanta, and Marco's is one of the best. As for speed, if you want to be in and out in 30-45 minutes, go to Carabba's. But if you want a relaxing meal, great food and old-world ambiance, this is the place. One very pleasant surprise, live piano playing some of the old, timeless standards. We will definitely be back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Everything was wonderful!

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GenaC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated yet casual ambience, beautiful piano, authentic Italian food. Perfect for relaxing and conversation...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hadn’t eaten there in years since I moved from Macon.
But I’m sure looking forward to returning.
There chef is quite talented. Everyone was thoroughly impressed with their choices.
Service was timely and friendly.
Enjoy !

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BobH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

When served, the edge of my pasta was cold & the center only warm. For $18, that shouldn't happen.

We also waited 40 minutes from ordering to serving main course. That is excessive I think.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall a great expirence. Some of the dish was lacking flavor where other bites really had a great taste. The server seemed a bit lost from time to time but she was really sweet. The managers were attentive to all tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great and the owner was very personal and nice. However, our waitress was the issue. She was extremely soft spoken, so every time she came to our table we could not understand her. Also, while we were still eating our main course, she asked us if we wanted dessert.

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vipJaneE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food! Wonderful atmosphere with a piano player which made the evening so special. Staff was delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Marco holds a personal place in my heart because I worked there in college. Service was top notch as always, but unfortunately we had some issues with the food and drinks. The bartender struggled with knowing what types of scotch were available, and made an amaretto sour as if it was a straight on the rocks size drink. The food tasted good, however the portion sizes were more like those of a small appetizer. If you’re going to charge close to $30 per plate, at least offer a little more food for the price. Plus it took a little over an hour for our entrees to arrive, and it was not that busy of a night. Again, service was wonderful but might want to take a harder look at the kitchen and bartending.

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CharlesM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a favorite for my wife and me. It has an excellent menu, superb food, and exceptional service.

DM
DanielleM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend’s and friends. we got there around 7 so it wasn’t overly crowded or noisy. The place was peaceful and our dinner was paced and tasty. Definately worth the drive and money.

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RoyI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from the northeast there seems to be a top notch Italian restaurant on every block of cities in the metro corridor from NYC through New Haven to Boston, but in our experience, not so much so in other parts of the country.

Marco could stand up to the toughest competition from other Italian eateries in these highly competitive areas. Fresh ingredients, a creative menu, outstanding service and pleasant ambience, it's all there. The black gnocchi was unique and terrific, fettuccine with a light mushroom sauce was a subtle delight, and the salad with fresh burrata was not to be missed.

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Marco's, highest rating.

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ShawnS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The ambiance was nice the atmosphere was pleasant and cozy a great place for a romantic night out. The food and wine was exceptional,will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience5

First and foremost, staff was great. The atmosphere was lovely with a live pianist. Chef even met us at the door to tell us about the new menu. However, the food needed some improvements. The ceasar salad was great, however, the salmon entree was disappointing. The vegetable side dish was clearly frozen, not fresh. The crispy potato side dish advertised on the menu ended up being small potato wedge that also seemed to have been frozen. Sharper details on the sides are needed.

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EvansH
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ate there on a Monday night and there was only one other group of 4 in the restaurant. Our waitress was a Mercer student and was terrific. My medium rare rib eye was closer to well done. My wife enjoyed her salmon.

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Permanently Closed - Marco Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (478) 405-5660.

Permanently Closed - Marco Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.5 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.