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Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Food and ambience

Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
Marco's Bar-Ristorante-Cicchetti is set in sophisticated yet relaxing interiors, Our main menu is authentic, and we always choose the best ingredients. We also offer the freshest seafood on our regularly changing special menu. With an Italian director, and Italian executive chefs, Marco's Bar-Ristorante-Cicchetti is an authentic Italian restaurant and Cocktail bar in the heart of Oxford Street, Southampton.
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We had a really good meal at Marcos. A great selection of traditional dishes, fish and wine. The bar is less good and a challenge to be served.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Perfection. This was my first visit and I have already booked to go again. The food was absolutely excellent, we chose from the lunch set menu , the portion sizes were really good, food was well presented and tasted amazing. I can honestly say that...the pannacotta was the best I have ever tastes, the perfect consistency, paired with an exquisite fruit compote with the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Visited with family for a pre-Christmas meal. Received a friendly welcome on arrival. Service was first rate the whole evening. Quality of the food was incredible. Have dined here many times before, and shall be doing so again.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Really lovely restaurant, very attentive staff who even took our coats upon arrival and was constantly topping up our drinks, checking how the food was and even allowed us to choose when we had our mains after the starter. Felt no pressure to leave once...the bill was paid. Food was really nice! The mushroom pasta dish could’ve done with a little more seasoning but all of the food was delicious! It was the perfect venue to celebrate my mums birthday and would definitely return again!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Gone downhill since it changed hands from Simon's Wine bar. Bar staff seem vacant. Toilets vile, Ladies had big puddles all over the floor only 1 toilet in use as one was out of order the other one was missing a lock. Gents general as...bad. One saving grace DJ the same & exceptional as always.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

I had a booking but when I arrived the premises were shut! I see a review below shares this experience. The response from the owner says thar this was annual holiday. Why did they take my booking? Surely if it was annual holidays it would...have been planned for and bookings would have been blocked out for the period?! Also the owners response is that the closure was on the website and there was a notice in the window, This is completely false! Shocking!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

I held a course dinner here in September. I had no issues at all. The organisation before was excellent and the dinner, venue and staff on the evening were amazing. All of my delegates commented on the food and venue, it was such a lovely...evening. I’d highly recommend it. Thank you !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Restaurant now closed permanently. Shame. The food was usually really good, the place always seemed really busy so why have the suddenly decided to shut?

Date of visit: October 2023
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Marco Bertacchini, Owner at Marco's Bar-Ristorante-Cicchetti, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you Barrie, we closed for annual leave as it stated on the front door and on our website.. One star review doesn’t make sense. Before you make those kind of call you should think twice and be more informed.

Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely love it here, been three years running whilst at the boat show, Marco remembers me, which is great, but everyone gets the same special service and excellent food! Martin - the Battery guy

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

The server did not once crack a smile. Very cold. We suspect it was because she detected that we were from North America. We’re Canadian and would have gladly given a very descent tip. Too bad for her. But too bad for us too because...she spoiled our evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

We regularly visit Marco’s and cannot fault it. The food and cocktails are exceptional and the staff’s customer care and knowledge is excellent. Highly recommend the cocktails especially the mojitos.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Lovely well cooked meal. Delicious light Carbonara, could have been hotter. Overall lovely meal but prefer to leave a gratuity rather than automatic service charge, personal preference. Would definitely return, thank you

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023 via mobile

We came for a pre match meal . The service was excellent , the food delicious- the lasagne and special risotto were really tasty . We always enjoy Marco’s and will be back .

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

We visited as a party of four for lunch, we had a drink in the bar area before being taken to the restaurant, great friendly service from arrival to leaving! The food was excellent, the hake dish I had was delicious, way surpassing the awful...experience we had recently in a celebrity chef’s’ establishment! All the meals were well presented, served with a smile and enjoyed by us all! Thanks, Marco’s , we will definitely be returning soon!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Just had a superb lunch at Marcos.The hake with mussels and dill was one of the best dishes I have ever had.Service was very efficient and friendly .Menu had plenty of choice.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Hello, we serving food from 8 am to 3pm and from 5pm to 8pm. Best regards Marco
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Marco's Bar-Ristorante-Cicchetti is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5