Marco's Italian Restaurant
Whether you’re desiring a relaxed dinner or seeking the perfect venue for any occasion big or small, Marco’s Italian Restaurant is the ideal setting for you.
We opened the doors to this new adventure on Friday 31st October 2014. Our aim is to impress firstly all our local Customers to expand and share our delicious dishes as far as possible!
We hope you will enjoy an affordable day out with great atmosphere, delicious food and first class service.
Oh my god, it was a year ago when we visited last. The food then was brilliant, but this surpassed every expectation. The sardines as a starter and the garlic and chilli prawns which we kind of shared were outstanding, I had the veal as my main with black olives and capers in a rich sauce, I’m still dreaming of it, the other half had the seafood pasta, he wouldn’t give me a taste as he hugged his bowl with a broad grin on his face, so took that to be a hit. Dessert I had the lightest tiramisu ever, he had I don’t know what, he wouldn’t tell me, but it was so delicious, he admitted in the car on the way home he had just taken a stab at the desert menu as had forgotten his glasses, but I’m glad he did.
great place to eat, the food is excellent well worth a visit.
Mr Marco went out of his way to make sure we’re well looked after. Amazing food, and superb waiting staff.
Great food, great service
Very good food very good service will recommend.
First visit. Enjoyed a valentine’s meal. Very nice ambience and service was good initially. Service wavered as it became busier. Nice menu on offer. Was disappointed not to get the red rose and chocolate that was indicated came with the meal but it may have been an over sight. That aside I would go back.
We came here for our anniversary meal it was absolutely perfect food was out of this world.... if in the area again will definitely be popping in again.
Staff are very welcoming and knowledgable about their extensive menu and specials. Excellent food. Will definitely be returning.
We are regular customers of Marcos and he never lets you down, whether you go for lunch, dinner or one of the theme nights.
Staff were caring, polite and made conversation. Made you feel very welcome. Menu
We waited a long time for our drinks order to be taken and when it was it was taken along side food order.
The food was good however we waited a long time between our plates being taken away for mains to when our dessert order was taken, so long we were thinking of actually leaving. When our dessert order was served one of them was incorrect and it took a long time to give me the correct dessert which was not so much as served to me more like thrown at me on the table.
Shame I have been here before and service was good but that night I was very disappointed
Very good food great service you must try this restaurant great atmosphere
Lovely little hidden place always a great authentic meal with authentic Italian chefs. I recommend a visit.
The service was quick and the staff were very friendly. The food was amazing.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Very good value for money. Pleasant dining experience.
Very friendly staff and food was amazing. Would highly recommend
We booked for the first time and arrived 15 minutes early , we were taken to our table and had to wait 15 minutes for a drink , from arriving to receiving our starter was nearly 50 minutes . then while we were still eating our starter we were asked if we were ready for our main course . i then had to go to the bar for more drinks as getting the attention of staff was very difficult as they only seamed to converse with regular staff . We were very disappointed with the service . we will not be back .
Went to Marco on Sat 7th August with my daughter and family there was 7 of us ant the service was impeccable fantastic food very friendly place the ambiance was lovely they have a nice garden as well I shall definitely return thank you Marco for a wonderful evening.
Food and service are first class, nothing is too much trouble. Will be returning soon. Recommended
Our first night time visit to Marco’s, a very nice chilled friendly vibe, and there is a lovely outside veranda. Staff are incredibly helpful and polite, and the food was delicious.
We went to Marcos on Saturday evening, we sat outside by the river. Lovely location. Great service, lovely food. Very friendly xx
Despite living in Harlow for 5 years we never tried this place until yesterday. Lovely pizzas, very friendly manager and we sat outside on the terrace overlooking the water. Excellent food quality and value for money. We’ll definitely be back!
Staff really friendly, food excellent and reasonably priced
Myself, husband and daughter ate here Saturday evening, the weather was lovely so we dined on the terrace. The staff were attentive and personable, the food was amazing and we had a lovely family meal.
Had our first visit to Marco’s and was extremely impressed, very friendly and professional staff, and the menu is plentiful in options. We went for seafood starter and mains and the taste was awesome and also the dish sizes very good. The restaurant is also set in a lovely location by the river and we went for a nice walk after lunch, a perfect afternoon.
There were three of us. The prawn salad starters and the ribs were tasty and generous. However, the lasagne was nothing like I'd ever experienced, just a giant cheesy blob. My husband's fish was shrivelled, and the potatoes were hard and over-cooked. Worst of all, we had to wait three-quarters-of-an-hour for the main course, and the restaurant could not be described as 'busy'.
We've had some very nice meals with Marco at reasonable prices in the past, but he didn't appear to be around on the day we went. Disappointing.
It,s unusual these days to find an Italian restaurant that serves real authentic Italian food, needless to say we found the food to be excellent, I asked for aglio olio e peperoncino which unlike most "Italian Restaurants" was no trouble at all and although I found it to be quite small serving, It complimented my Veal Milanese beautifully. The owners and staff were very attentive without being over the top. We will definitely eat there again.
Lovely restaurant and lovely food.
All I would say is it needs a few more options on the menu for starters, mains, pizza flavours, and desserts also. Everything else you cannot fault
Great service, good portions , lovely food. Will definitely go again
We had an amazing meal on Friday evening, the Chicken livers were simply gorgeous. Lovely staff, lovely surroundings.
The food was lovely the staff were great could not recommended marcos enough
Quite a large room with a high ceiling. Was slightly too noisy when we were there and the restaurant wasn't even half full. The food was good with quite a selection. Prices a little on the high side for some of the food. The service and waiting staff were excellent.
Very friendly staff and lovely food. Atmosphere was nice.
Service was a little slow, even with staff visibly idling around, but the food was excellent and the atmosphere is good, if a little dark.
Will certainly visit again and try more from the menu.
Beautiful place, staff are amazing and the food was exceptional. Love, love, love this place.
A nice meal on a quiet Friday evening in the restaurant. We received a friendly welcome and staff were attentive. Food was prepared with care and the bill was very reasonable. I would eat there again.
Fab food, great service, local gem, cant wait to return.
A friendly welcome, fab food, attentive service but not intrusive, a genuine hidden little gem, have been twice in two weeks, husband, with friends and going back next week with work colleagues. Cant wait!
This is a hidden gem. Just like being back in Italy, and I thought the food was excellent. Nice choice of wines, quiet. In an unusual location, next to a canal Warf and residential caravan site, but don't let that put you off, loads of parking right next to the restaurant, and once inside its great. I must say that the staff have the service spot-on, you are not hassled with “is the food alright”, or pressured to move on once you have finished your course. Portion size if plenty big enough, on the generous size of adequate. Pricing is fair for the quality and ambiance: say £12 for a starter, £18 for a main and £9 for desert. Recommended.
A real gem difficult to find in the dark, can't wait to go back in the lighter evenings
Marco's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.