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253 Hanover St., 2nd Flr., Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 742-1276
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Ranked #355 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: North End
Transit: Haymarket goverment center
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60 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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303 reviews 303 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 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
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Morgan Hill, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Well..kind of disappointing..The good, food was flavorful. The bad..kind of a sad little place upstairs that is a little tired. Service, lacking..ordered a $70 dollar bottle of wine..that was served to warm. Glassware...OMG..they were filthy! Asked for a clean glass..took for ever..and came back missing a full glass of wine..what happened to pouring that into a clean glass!! don't bother...as... More

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