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Marco's Italian Restaurant

1825 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084
760-758-1870
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Ranked #8 of 189 restaurants in Vista
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
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English first
San Diego, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Fallbrook, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

My parents and I have been going here for years. All of the sauces and entrees are prepared by the owner and are prepared to order, so it might take a little longer to be served, but is well worth the wait.I am especially fond of the Veal Saltimboca and the Chicken with lemon and capers. My mom loved their... More

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