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“Beautiful presentation, gracious service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marco Polo Restaurant

Marco Polo Restaurant
245 Maple Avenue W, Vienna, VA 22180
703-281-3922
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Ranked #64 of 125 Restaurants in Vienna
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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
“Beautiful presentation, gracious service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

This restaurant offers the best Sunday brunch in the area. The servers are attentive and gracious. We are regular customers.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Badly in need of renovation! I won't go...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

Badly in need of renovation! I won't go back again.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, dc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Avoid at all Costs!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2007

My fiance and I dined here on Sunday 8/19/07 for the champagne brunch. We expected the "An experience you will never forget" from what the restaurant advertises. We should have turned around when we entered the restaurant and it looked like a motel from the 1980's. From the poorly sponge-painted wood panelled walls to the bad 70's-80's music this place needs a facelift. But beyond the bad interior design, more impotently, the food was VERY bad! The champagne was flat and cheap, the eggs benedict was completely cold and the yolk was hard. The meats were not good either. I would compare this to Waffle House or Dennys, but their food is actually better. After paying almost $60 with tip, we left sorely disappointed.

Unless you want a trip down 1980's with below mediocre food, AVOID!

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“incredible authentic Italian food with 5-star service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2005

The Marco Polo Restaurant in Vienna, Virginia has been around since 1973, which says quite a bit. Three Italian friends - Joseph, Primo, and Alfredo -own and run the restaurant, and everyone here will really treat you like an honored guests. I used to come here just once or twice a year and a waiter named Mehmet would actually remember what drink I had ordered on my last visit! Unfortunately, Mehmet has moved on but the same exceptional service is still available. Many of their employees have been around since the restaurant opened, and sometimes several generations can be found working there.

The Sunday brunch is exceptional and a great bargain at $17.75 for adults. You can see the rest of the menu at their new website www.marcopolorestaurant.com. I highly recommend their seafood dishes, especially the fillet of sole. Or try the lobster ravioli. I'm staying in Tysons Corner this weekend and can't wait to go eat brunch there tomorrow!

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