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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
Best dumplings in Cville!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Marcie O
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

And Marco & Lucas deliver. Cheap, quick and good - does it get any better when you need food on the go?

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The dumpling place is great option when you're short on time and cash--cheap, dependable and filling. I recommend the cold sesame noodle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited Virgina and UVA with my friend last month (Oct 2014), we walked down the main street and saw this dumpling place. Being a Chinese and spent my childhood in HK in the 70s/80s, there are some food you don't get to see them anymore even in HK, sesame cold noodle is definitely one of them. At first, I didn't... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

These folks have three outposts, all serving the same delicious, simple menu. My favorite is the one in Seminole Square Shopping Center for its eclectic decor. The food is uniformly great, always prepared for you quickly and so very inexpensive. Whatever you purchase will be good, with my favorite meal the dumplings and the cold noodles. Recommended for a lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ahhhhhh the dumplings are always a big hit! Thank you for participating in Ash Lawn Opera's Opening Night Cast Party of Susannah last week! The dumplings with dipping sauce are so enjoyed especially by the cast and orchestra members and we appreciate you very much! Looking forward to the next event for Fiddler on the Roof! Thanks again -Cast Party... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stumbled across this restaurant in The Corner area of Charlottesville with a group of friends. What a great little place (and it is small), but the service is quick and the dumplings are fresh and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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