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Marco

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253 Hanover St., 2nd Flr., Boston, MA 02113
Haymarket goverment center
(617) 742-1276
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Marco's is closed - Replaced by Aria Trattoria

Marco's was a delightful small upstairs eatery. Food, service and atmosphere was great. Sorry it closed. Have wonderful dinning memories of the charming spot. It closed about a 16 months ago. Last visit was fall of 2012. But time choice only goes back to September 2013

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
John M
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Marco's was a delightful small upstairs eatery. Food, service and atmosphere was great. Sorry it closed. Have wonderful dinning memories of the charming spot. It closed about a 16 months ago. Last visit was fall of 2012. But time choice only goes back to September 2013

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Most every restaurant is very good in the North End, but Marco's is our favorite. It is small and intimate therefore a reservation is a must. But it is worth it. Both the cocktails and wine list were excellent and our waiter gave us great recommendations as well. The menu, while limited, has a wonderful selection and the pasta with... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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326 reviews 326 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

What a lovely trattoria! It is on the 2nd floor and is small but that adds to the charm. The menu is changes and is small but the selections are thoughtfully prepared. There are more primi than secondi choices. They offer gluten-free options. We had the burrata special which is a "must have" if it is offered. The pasta and... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We enjoyed our meal at Marco. The fried stuffed zucchini blossoms were a bit overly cheesy. The beet salad was well-presented and very good. The half-portion sizes of the entrees were very generous. I could not finish my eggplant lasagna, and my husband struggled to finish his cavatelli. Overall, a very good meal. Listen to other reviewers and try to... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I read the consistently positive reviews on Yelp and Open Table and had to check it out. We requested a table by the window which I would recommend highly since it offers great views of Hanover as well as a bit of a respite from the noise in the restaurant. While tucked away on the second floor in a cozy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We've been eating at Marco's for the past few years and it's become our favorite destination in the North End. The food is sourced locally and is absolutely delicious. We've always enjoyed good, friendly service. To save a few bucks, try a bottle of the house wine: It's very good and reasonably priced. The last time we at there was... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

I am surprised to see some recent reviews disappointed with the service. I don't doubt the reviewers, but I think that was an anomaly. We have dined here several times and each time has been an exceptional experience. Our most recent visit was during Restaurant Week. It was extremely busy, but our reservation was available as scheduled. There was one... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The North End of Boston, Hanover Street, is an area crowded with hit or miss Italian restaurants, long lines of tourists in front of some and restauranteurs pleading for you to come in in front of others. If you want to narrow down the list to one and have the kind of experience one can only describe as having multiple... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Small, Romana style, was excellent. The beet and goat cheese salad was just right. The pasta dishes were available in half orders, which were the perfect size. I had a clam dish which was cooked just right. I definitely would go back

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Boston
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Trip Advisor Marco’s Restaurant We went to Marco’s at the suggestion of friends who remembered having a wonderful meal there. It obviously must have been years ago. We reviewed the website menu before going and it looked great. The first disappointment was that the actual menu bore no resemblance to the website; it was much smaller and did not offer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 253 Hanover St., 2nd Flr., Boston, MA 02113
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket goverment center
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 742-1276

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?