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  1. Distance: 0.78mi
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  3. Distance: 2.90mi
  4. Distance: 3.18mi

About Marco Ristorante Italiano

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.

4581 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Friday: 11:00AM-02:00PM
Dinner Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Until

Cross Street:
Tucker Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(478) 405-5660

Website:
http://www.marcomacon.com/

Catering:
We cater up to 250 people within a 30 mile radius.

Parking Details:
Marco has parking both at the front and at the rear of the building.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Throughout the year, Marco hosts numerous wine tastings, holiday brunches, and elegant evenings for Valentines Day and New Years Eve. Marco is the perfect place to celebrate special occassions with that special someone and the ones you love.

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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:00PM

Marco Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
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Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Totally wonderful place!

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Marco's is a hidden gem and the hostess is always a delight. Our server which I cannot remember her name was very attentive. Only criticism I have is each time I have gone I always have to ask for bread it is never brought to the table with your salad.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Ever see Caddy Shack where Rodney Dangerfiekd walks into the Golf Club and insults all the nattily dressed white haired waspy members? That is what it felt like dining at this place. Food was VERY good. Wait staff was also very good and the owner came by the table and was very friendly. It just seemed like the "19th hole" of a count try club. All the white hairs men were in the same Andrea's sport costs, white shirt and tan pants. Turns out THERE iS a golf club across the street. BTW-the flourless chocolate tort was incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful food, excellent service, quiet and relaxing. Fabulous pianist.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We love Marco's. The food is always wonderful and we love the piano music during dinner. It is just soft enough to be in the background but we are still able to have good conversation. We loved being seated at a round table, again because conversation is easier with the entire group and we can see everyone.

I rated it lower overall because the service was not up to par. One member of our table ordered the sea bass in salt and it came our first. The waitress was not completely confident in the filet process. The other meals came out one by one rather than all at once and one member did not receive their meal until much, much later than the rest. The group, being polite, waited and the members who selected fish had cold food by the time everyone was served. The restaurant was not at all packed and busy the evening we ate there so I don't think this was a factor. For the price (over $350 for a group of six), this was just not acceptable. Again, we love Marco's and will come again but would love for the service to be more in line with the food which is exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 23, 2017

The staff made our experience highly enjoyable. They were friendly and welcoming and joined in congratulating us on our anniversary. There were a few kitchen glitches, but the staff and service more than made up for them.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Worth the drive from all of the surrounding areas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always exceptional. Very personal experience every time we visit.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Organic, Live Music, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Excellent Easter buffet!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 3, 2017

My server named Norma was just awesome, Best sweet tea in South GA. I had the baked sea Bass, truly a great eating experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great evening as always. We took advantage of the 2 for 1 entres which made the $59 osso boco which was excellent taste even better.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Always enjoy going there and usually do wine paring, never disappointed, great staff and wonderful food!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Was amazing as always. Food was great and the services was awesome.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Very nice environment, excellent food. We went the day before Valentines to celebrate my birthday. The server was very personable! I recommend this restaurant for the great food and atmosphere!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful! Great food and ambiance! Bananas Foster was excellent and prepared at our table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Spending the night in Macon and happily found this place. Piano music accompanied excellent service. Inventive spinach-potato soup.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Service was a little slow but this was probably due to it being Christmas Eve with a special menus and quite crowded.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2016

A romantic dining experience for a special evening. Pasta night is recommended.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2016

I have always been a fan until this visit. I lived in the area for months and used to go frequently. I went back this last time with hopes of good food and good service that I have had before. Well, no such luck! The chicken was dry and the service was horrid. I'm sorry if I don't look older and distinguished like some of your guests may look. You asked what was wrong and why there was 85-90% of the chicken left and we told you it was dry. You asked if we wanted something to replace it and we said no because we had been there for almost two hours already and still had another hour and a half drive. Well Marco you just lost someone who used to be a fan, sing your praises and recommended to everyone that I could.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Wonderful food and service! The live piano music was lovely. Thanks for making this a special occasion for our family.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Dining at Marco's is always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Excellent food and service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Lovely evening. Enjoyed our experience very much. As always

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2016

I took my husband here for his birthday . He fell in love with it. Service was terrific . Great for dates. The down fall, its very expensive for the ltitle food you receive . But overall it's was a nice experience .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Very quaint restaurant beautifully decorated with an Old Italia feel. Excellent piano player! Absolutely the BEST fettuccini Alfredo we've ever tasted! The Mediterranean Branzino filleted and served table side was aromatic, moist, and delicious. For dessert the orange Rosemary creme brûlée was out of this world!! Definitely will return!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Excellent dining experience! The Filet Diane was delicious!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I went to Pasta NIght and it was wonderful. Homemade pasta fit for any Italian. The next time they have this you need to go and the value is great with the cost of about $20.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2016

My husband asked for a pasta dish not on the menu. The crib came out and discussed what he was asking for and prepared it to his specifications. It came out better than he had anticipated.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We go about once per year here (we only get rare dates with 4 kids). I always have the signature striped bass dish. I would highly recommend trying this dish, if you are a fish fan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Incredible service for a romantic evening for two. Every detail was taken care of. Hostess helped with setting up the perfect seating, having a fresh bouquet of flowers at the table and the perfect bottle of wine. She even had the piano player sing happy birthday. My fiance was blown away by all the attention she received on her special evening. Thank you Autumn. You were the best.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2016

We arrived after several hours of driving from Florida, and found restaurant on Open Table. Service was a little "earnest amateur" (trouble understanding a "carafe" of wine), but food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Best Italian food in Macon, hands down.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Striped bass was excellent. But overall prices were higher than quality, and portions were very small.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 25, 2016

This is about as good as it gets. There's no grand, panoramic view of a large city or anything; but everything else is first class.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Over priced for quantity and flavor. Caesar salad tasted heavily of anchovies, i felt like i was eating fish scale salad. The filet was small and the marinade they used totally masked the steaks flavor and i felt like i was eating a stewed beef cut. The staff was frieny, but slow and not very attentive on refilling my drinks. I am sorry, but if i pay over $100 for a meal, i want better food and service. The piano player was a nice touch but you cant hear much else if you sit close to him.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 30, 2016

While the food remains a nice quality, the portions are incredibly small and the prices are incredibly high. On a Saturday night the restaurant was 30% full when it should be 100% full. This really could be a gem but the menu and pricing needs to be reworked to attract a larger crowd. Good Luck.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 2, 2015

The food was excellent with a nice choice of entrees on the menu. The wines by the glass were sorely lacking. The wines by the bottle were another story: a huge, albeit, overpriced selection. In this day of being cognizant of driving sober, one would appreciate a nice selection of wines by the glass. I don't want a whole bottle of wine with my dinner and then try to drive! The by the glass wines were cheap, grocery store selections that were called "Marco's wines". Open some decent bottles of wine and sell them by the glass!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2015

I am never disappointed. Autumn was my server for the evening, and she was quite charming and professional. My companion and I dined on Bronzino and a fillet for two. Both were served table side, and perfectly prepared. I have enjoyed this retaurant for many years, and am yet to tire of its company.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2015

The hostess began our experience, and the chef closed it out. the waitstaff were solicitous without being intrusive, the food was great, and the experience devine. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2015

Marco is an elegant, but friendly restaurant. We split the Fritto Misto appetizer as well as the Baked Mediterranean Branzino and both were excellent. Dinner was finished off with a delicious slice of cheesecake. Good wine and one of the best vodka gimlets ever made the dinner even better. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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