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Marco's Pizzeria

) #199 of 582 Restaurants in Asheville ££ - £££ Italian, Pizza
946 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2360
+1 828-285-0709
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Pizza
££ - £££
946 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2360
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Looking for a quick bite for dinner we happened upon Marco's. We were promptly seated and had our drinks shortly thereafter. The pizza had a light crispy crust and plenty of toppings. The eggplant parmigiana was very good.

Thank runnerrich
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Marco's isn't going to win an interior decorator's award--not that it's bad; in fact, it looks exactly kind of like how you'd imagine a pizzeria should. But they should definitely win the award for the absolutely best pizza in Asheville. No contest. Yes, they offer...More

Thank KenCookie
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I went to Marcos because a friend recommended it and I was completely blown away!!! If you are eating pizza right now, do me a favor and throw it in the garbage, get in the car, and go to MARCO'S!!! Trust me...no one should ever...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

3 of us waited 30 min for a table. Place was extremely loud. We couldn't have a conversation and the pizza we ordered was soggy with no sauce. Managed to eat one slice and could not wait to leave. Just cheese, soggy doughy crust, a...More

Thank 73scd
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A group of a dozen or so friends/fellow professionals met here to enjoy appetizers, salad and pizza, and to talk shop. The food was excellent, especially the outstandingly delicious kale salad. The wait staff did a great job with our large group, and the ambiance...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 16 May 2015

This place is like a movie set from the 1980's - it's a great little pizza spot. It is salty pasta and cheesy pizza. Exactly what you expect.

Thank Drwo
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Very good server who was friendly, attentive but not annoyingly so. Nice comfortable booth. Has a local hangout feel. Our meals were good. We will try again.

Thank MountainMe47
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Marco's has the best pizza in Asheville hands down. I hear their other food is fantastic but I cannot stray from ordering pizza every time I am there. Paired with a Greek salad, it is perfection!

Thank Traveling_Ms_Mariah
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I feel from now on, all pizzas will pale in comparison. Hands down, Marco's on Merrimon Avenue was the very best pizza that I've ever had. (We had a large 1/2 Kale and 1/2 Three Meat) We sat in the back in the large "round"...More

Thank MtnGirlontheMove
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Our visit to Marcos was AWESOME! We got a couple of individual pizzas to share! We had a kale salad and a Greek salad that were both amazing! The pizza is as good as you can get! Yummy! The jazz was fun n different. The...More

Thank Atarieyes
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 946 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2360
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-285-0709
Marco's Pizzeria continues the family business started in 1933 of cooking unparalleled New York-style pizza in two locations in Asheville, North Carolina. Marco's Great Uncle Patsy started the family's first pizzeria when he expanded the offerings of his ice cream parlor to include the uniquely New York-Italian dish. Patsy's Pizzeria in Harlem originally used a coal-fired oven to create a crust that is thin and crisp on the outside. Today, the fourth generation of pizza-makers in Marco's family continues to use Patsy's recipe and methods to create a dish that is unlike anything else available outside New York.
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