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Marco's Italian Restaurant

2022 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-3501
+1 563-588-0007
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“spaghetti” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (21 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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2022 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-3501
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Whether you like pasta, pizza, or fried chicken, this little place on N. Central is by far the best place in town. Been going here for over 35 years. Great food, great price, great owners. Only con is that it is dinner only.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Called in an order. Said it would be ready in 30. Got there in 25. Waited another 20. No apologies. Extra side salad was 4 dollars. Got a half a cup lettuce. Disappointed. Probably won't be back.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Distinguished guests, pile your coats on the bannister and find your table......you're in for authentic Italian flavor! I detect 10 pounds of red, ripe tomatoes peeled, seeded, diced and simmered with Italian herbs, garlic and spices coaxed to a climactic synergism of flavor and you've...More

Thank Patti M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Not in the best part of town but this classic Italian restaurant has great food. Would not necessarily recommend for romantic dinner but the family style atmosphere is old world classic. When you go, you MUST have the pizza. They make a combo hot and...More

Thank PBC7
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A group of ten dined together and we made memories of some of the worst service many have had in a long time. We ordered four appetizers and only got two, but they tried to charge us for all four. We had to continually ask...More

Thank mark c
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Having been a long-standing lover of Marco's pizza for the past 20+ years. I regret to say that this is my last time ordering. Any good local knows that in order to get a pizza you must wait an hour and you plan accordingly to...More

Thank LoveDBQ
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner greeted quickly, food very good. The appetizers are over priced for the portion size, but the pizza makes the stop worth it. We would go back when we pass through.

Thank James S
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going here for about twenty years. Now it is a family favorite. My wife and kids love to start with Garlic Cheese Bread. Your dinner comes with lettuce salad,cabbage, or cottage cheese. You can get Ranch, French, Thousand Island, or House Italian...More

Thank Jesse D
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

They are beyond rude on the phone. They are obnoxious and act put out every single time I call to order take out. Not occasionally but EVERY time! I'm never calling them again. There's enough other places in town to buy pizza.

Thank Lolo13419
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I got the supreme pizza and my daughter had ravioli. Everything was pretty good, The waitress was very helpful and kept getting the kids kitty cocktails. My kids loved that and felt like big shots :) It was a nice dinner experience and not too...More

Thank cbo1870
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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Open Hours
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2022 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001-3501
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-588-0007
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Been owned and operated by family generation to generation. Growing up in Dbq I went there a lot for the best broasted chicken, pizza, and lasagna in the area. Going back to Dubuque 30 years later the place has not changed one bit. Same atmosphere, ambiance, and great food at reasonable prices. A mom and pop place not found in tourist attraction brochures - only the locals know about this little gem.
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