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“Great food and service”
Review of Marco G

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Ranked #195 of 12,247 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $34
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Trastevere
Description: Fresh & Simple Italian Food & WineVino e Cucina Italiana Semplice e Fresca
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We went to Marco G's after reading several Trip Advisor reviews and definitely weren't disappointed. Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior - the inside is cozy and welcoming. They were able to give us a last minute reservation on a Friday and from start to finish, the service was friendly, relaxed and considerate even thought they were busy (ie they asked us how much time we would like between courses, apologised for making us wait for all of three minutes for our drinks, etc). Marco and the other waiter both had a great sense of humour but also knew when to just leave us to it. The ambience was nice - brick archways, plaid tablecloths - just the right balance of casual and elegant.

The food was delicious - I had the octopus salad to start which was a warm salad with the most tender grilled octopus I've ever had, along with potatoes, celery, and paprika. It was well-seasoned and exceeded expectations. My husband had the buffalo mozzarella and parma ham as well as a pasta course - the portions were huge so they asked if we wanted to sit for a while until our mains arrived, which we appreciated. The carbonara was superb, as was the house red.

I had the fillet with pink peppercorn sauce and my husband the grilled skirt steak - both were cooked perfectly and were delicious.

We didn't have room for dessert (the portions really are larger than we expected) but we left very happy with our choice of restaurant. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a nice restaurant in Rome which still offers elegant yet casual and relaxed dining, delicious food and excellent service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Tripoli, Libya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Delightful meal”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We were the first guests to arrive the evening we visited, and were made to very welcome. I ordered a four course set menu, and very kindly they gave my girlfriend taster dishes while she waited for her main course. Staff were very attentive, would particularly recommend the pumpkin ravioli. Will highlight to friends and family.

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“Very good meal”
Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant deserves the praise that it has received. The food was very good and the service was faultless.

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Trondheim, Norway
2 reviews
“Just as great as we'd heard”
Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

We arrived with our group of 12 persons, having per-ordered at the request of the owners, to ensure "express service". This could have meant they'd serve us in a hurry but nothing could be further from the truth. We had the marco g di terra set menu and enjoyed every dish to the full - and the waiters were attentive and very friendly. A great and relaxed evening. Thanks, marco g!

So, if the restaurant front puts you off (I got take-away associations), don't be fooled, don't hesitate even for a second!

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“very nice”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

we arrived without having booked a table, and were received with open arms. The owner and waiter could not have been more helpful and friendly and the food was generally excelllent. Especially enjoyed the ravioli with pumpkin filling. the contrast with sweet nd salty was especially pleasing!

  • Visited February 2013
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