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Marco's Italian Restaurant

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1825 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084
760-758-1870
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Italian

Great food! Authentic Italian food I will continue to come here again and again! Food was great very romantic atmosphere definitely a date place

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
McHungry
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food! Authentic Italian food I will continue to come here again and again! Food was great very romantic atmosphere definitely a date place

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San Diego, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place is tucked away in San Diego County, a fine place with great authentic food and some wonderful old school Italian kitsch. The service is great and the dishes all prepared with great care, well plated.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is one of those small, restaurants that is NOT a chain and NOT stuck up, but focus on both food and service.... Everything we tried was tremendous and homemade.... The prices were very reasonable and service was friendly and great.. I keep thinking of the great bread they brought out and how great all the food is... Run to... More 

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Vista, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

closest thing to home cooking I'v found in San Diego I'm 100% Italian, I know good Italian food this is it

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Vista, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Restaurant was small but nice and intimate. Service and food was great! Looking forward to going back and trying something new.

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San Diego, CA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have been coming to Marco's for over 20 years and the food quality is very good. They offer pizza, spaghetti and meatballs all the way to Chicken and veal dishes. The staff and owner are very friendly and effcient. The inside of the restaurant is worth the visit alone. Lanterns and statues - very retro, with murals to give... More 

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Irvine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Marcos is good traditional italian food! Great for families or couples. The service is great! The owner is very nice and the food is excellent. Love their garlic bread! Prices are definately reasonable! I highly recommend!

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Vista, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have been going to Marco's for 18 years now. Hands down you will not have a better Chicken Marsala anywhere. Pair that with the dinner salad with cesaer dressing and a carafe of the house chanti. EXCELLENT. The restaurant is very dated but don't let that stop you from dining there.

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Bondsville, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Staying in Escondido for a week and this was the closest Italian place that came up with our GPS. Great choice. Atmosphere is nothing fancy, but who cares if the food is great. I had the Lasagna/Chicken Parmigiana which had a very generous portion of lasagna with the chicken parm. Sauce was home made and very delicious. My wife had... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I've been going to Marco's since I was a young teen. Now that I live in Reno, Nevada, I never miss an opportunity to visit my old favorite on my visits to family. They have great food, and a fun atmosphere!! I love that even though they make sure that the restaurant is current in it's furnishings, they've maintained the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1825 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: 760-758-1870

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?