Marco Polo Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
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  • Special Occasions
Marco Polo is located in the heart of Carroll Gardens and is one of Brooklyn's most popular and acclaimed eateries. Marco Polo is famous for it's Northern and Southern Italian Cuisine. Daily Chef specials also top the list. Opened since 1983, your Proud Host Joseph Chirico invites you to join him in celebration of over 25 years in business and welcomes you to a delightful experience of fine food and live piano playing nightly.
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EN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyable.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

As someone who loves baked clams - we received 7 baked clams that were the size of a "quarter". each clam included more breadcrumbs than clam. The past a was very good and the service. Save your money if you want baked clams.

TM
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are many, many restaurants in the area. The fact remains that Marco Polo is the best in "fine dining" anywhere in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.

TM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in fine dining from Carroll Gardens to Brooklyn Heights!

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

MG
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The entree food was fine but not exceptional for a restaurant which sells itself on authenticity. The ‘special’ dessert of flambé banana (Definition: of food; covered with liquor and set alight briefly). and ice cream at $11 was very disappointing, this had never seen a flame! The banana tasted of poor quality plantain. A disappointing end to an unexceptional first meal in Brooklyn.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of our favorite places. Great food. Lovely staff. Always a treat.

AF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

went with a reservation and was seated very quickly - was very good on quality and service

PM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A pleasant venue for a family style lunch or dinner. A set menu on Mothers Day which was disappointing rather than a choice from the main menu and also having to order your 3 courses when ordering your appetizer/entree!

DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing. Food ok but not great, service very rushed, server impatient to get order. Won’t be back.

TM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining in Carroll Gardens! Pasta, meat, chicken, fish, I've tried it all at Marco Polo and have never been disappointed. Great wine list and a very professional staff.

AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular place for us to eat. They take good care of us and are willing to make changes when asked.

RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely Easter dinner with my boyfriend. The Easter menu was delicious just as it always is for every holiday that I spend at the restaurant. Highly recommend!

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always a good choice!

PD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always.

B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating wait staff. Pizza (although not on menu) was an excellent starter at lunch. Beet salad, hot antipasto es, seafood salad were all tasty All at
the table enjoyed the hazelnut tartuffo we shared for dessert. We all agreed , perfect place for lunch. And add the valet parking and coming here is a pleasured.

o
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the wait staff were accommodating we had a great experience

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Had not been for a long time and was pleased to see it was even better than I remembered. Greeted warmly by bartender and staff and service was professional, informative and patient. All the food was great, but in particular the appetizers. Great night with friends!

EK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A cozy restaurant good for family dinners or romantic nights. The fettuccine al vino Rosso is incredible!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and to the point. Valentine’s Day options were solid, the rose sangria was on point according to my girlfriend and the strawberry and vanilla mousse was the best part of the whole dinner !!

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! I am a Brooklyn native and this meal was as good as anything I've had in my past. Buono appetite!!

N
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I visited before and they never disappoint. Food and service was great. Had a great time

R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Italian dinner with a beautifully paired wine. Marco Polo is a kind of throwback to those traditional Italian restaurants that populated Italian sections in cities in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. I've already recommended it.

LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just like dining it Italy, the quality of the food is superior and authentic.

HF
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, very attentive, and enjoyed the food tremendously. This is real Brooklyn, not nouveau Brooklyn.

PS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

After making reservation with open table and getting a confirmation and reminder on day of , when I got to restaurant on time the hostess said she was trying to call me to say they couldn’t accommodate me till 8:00 even though my reservation was 6:30. I showed her there I was no missed calls or voice mails and she still wouldn’t help. Finally a manager came by, heard my story and got me a table. Not a very good start to the night.

DB
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A very nice old style Italian restaurant where my wife and I enjoyed a very nice Christmas-eve dinner. The food was solid although not spectacular. It’s comfort food and that was what we were on the mood for. Marco Polo is predictable, reliable and always very good. The staff is always colorful and correctly attentive

KK
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great...Veal Meatball app with Lamb Rack. Wine list was solid / very reasonable. Tony is a great bartender

SS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thought the waiter was wonderful The owners so nice and the food excellent We would definitely come back

TM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to Marco Polo several times and I always try a different entrée. I'm never disappointed! Veal chop (regular and stuffed), Chicken Breast (stuffed), Tuna, Venison chop. All excellent! There are many wines to choose from and the staff is magnificent.

RM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was Italian, nothing else. Wait staff made mistakes. Food was fine.
Restaurant is comfortable.

TM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marco Polo never disappoints. I've tried meat, chicken and this time the tuna special and the meal is ALWAYS fantastic. From the moment you are greeted at the door until the moment you leave the staff provides you with the utmost attention. Additionally, they often have wine specials that are worth looking into.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Below average food, stark & dull furnishings & FROZEN seafood tower! When I made the reservation I explained this was a birthday dinner for my friend. I knew but the restaurant did nothing not even a soken happy birthday.

Run as fast as you can, go home & eat a can of Chef Boyardee because it will be hands above better than this restaurant!

HA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service by the waitstaff was exceptional considering that it was a holiday & it was packed & quite busy. The waiter , Giordano was attentive & caring - my father in-law is disabled & offered to cut his pork entrée. The Bus person was also attentive as well - asked for a few items & returned with them promptly. The pasta dishes ordered were delicious & the entrees & dessert were good.

JK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Marco Polo celebrating an engagement with some friends.
The Fettuccine al Vino Rosso was delicious and not overly heavy despite being prepared table-side in a giant wheel of Parmesan cheese. The Gnocchi was a little underwhelming but still very tasty. The Branzino and Salmon also received excellent reviews.
The waiter was a little curt, but it was part of his charm, so we didn't mind at all. The rest of the staff was extremely kind and made the experience very enjoyable.

TM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience all around! From the moment we were greeted at the door until the moment we left everything was exceptional. Every selection from the appetizers to the entrees were prepared to perfection. The wine list is extensive with a wide price range. The staff is very attentive and they all seem to work very well together. I will definitely return.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great Italian favorites. You have to try the pasta made in the cheese wheel! it was really spectacular.

OA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything was great would definitely recommend top any one.

AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my sister for birthday lunch we had a very good time.

MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service! A real neighborhood gem. Would definitely go back. We had family visiting from our of town. We went to celebrate their Anniversary. Staff went out of their way to make it a perfect evening!

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