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112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5220
434-295-3855
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
In love for years

I have been a patron since the hole in the wall location. Simple good food at a low cost. Noodles and dumplings are always there to deliver that great taste.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have been a patron since the hole in the wall location. Simple good food at a low cost. Noodles and dumplings are always there to deliver that great taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to one on US 29 -- I was a bit before the dinner hour and there weren't many folks there. Service was prompt and friendly. As others have noted, the shop has a very small menu but what they do they do very well. I had the fried dumplings and sesame noodles and both were very well prepared and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Awesome dumplings and sweet and sour spicy noodles! We have loved and enjoyed these items for over 8 years! When we return to Charlottesville, VA this is a must visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The dumplings are great - you get 6 to an order and they are cheap! The sesame noodles with the peanut sauce are also great. 3 locations - downtown, 29N behind Chili's and the Corner.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Hands down, BEST dumplings around. Anytime I make the trip over to Charlottesville, I must stop at Marco & Lucas! Absolutely delicious! The sauce is where it's at! Have also tried both types of noodles, and they are good as well!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Although it is not always a great sign when a review begins with the back story, hold on. This couple met in Germany, where the future wife was a Bosnian refugee and the future husband was on a work visa from China. They made it to the States and started their dumpling business from a closet sized storefront right off... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wow - let me start by saying that this was my first trip here, and it will be the first of many more to come. I took my husband to lunch here yesterday and we each had an order of the dumplings (each order comes with 6-7 and is only $3.50!!). They are cooked fresh to order and are served... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My review will contradict nearly everyone else's on this site. And it was because of such positivity that I went, but it was almost as if my dumplings were previously frozen then wok-ed to hot. I say that, as they resembled entirely some frozen varieties that I have purchased. The pork bun was also a bit disappointing. The price is... More 

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Talk about a hidden gem! Marco & Luca's only has about 4 things on the menu--- dumplings, buns, noodle salad and soup-- but those 4 things are off the hook (well at least the three we tried were). Dumplings: only pork-and-ginger available during our visit. Chewy, crispy, savory, delicious. Among the best dumplings I have had in my life. And... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I dined here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the fresh and abundant meal provided for less than $6 each. We ordered the dumplings and the sesame noodles and the sweet and sour noodles. In little to no time at all, our food was ready. We shared the noodles and enjoyed the taste of all tremendously.... More 

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Address: 112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5220
Phone Number: 434-295-3855
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: 112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-295-3855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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