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Feb 2, 2008 04:13 PM

Marco Polo Take-Out...Delicious

Hi there,

If you live in Carroll Gardens and are tired of the usual take-out places definitely give Marco Polo take-out a try. I only order Pizza or from Chicory in this neighborhood because everything else seems to disappoint, so I really wanted to try something new. We ordered spaghetti with marinara sauce and chicken marsala ( trying to stick to basics ) and a caesars salad. The spaghetti was cooked perfectly al dente and the sauce was delicious, the chicken marsala was also very, very tasty as was the caesar's salad. They are on Court next to Marco Polo and you can also pick-up after work on your way from home. If anyone has any other recommendations for take-out that is yummy please let me know.

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  1. is there menu available online?

    5 Replies
    1. re: Ljubitca

      I ate at Marco Polo once about a year or so ago. It is a very nice, very tasty, old school red sauce joint, with tuxedoed waiters, murals of Italy on the wall, Sinatra or Italian music playing over the speakers ... that sort of thing. All the food we had (which I don't remember) was delicious.

      However, it is not exactly ground-breaking food. Like I said, traditional red-sauce Italian in a very "old school" setting, which I happen to love.

      1. re: elecsheep9

        Marco Polo is next door to the take out MP- I have never tried either - but will try the take out if we can get out hands on the menu. Will have to do a walk by - but for the reasons you mentioned above I don't think I will ever go to the original -

        1. re: Ljubitca

          as far as other delivery, I can't recommend Zaytoons enough.

          I got takeout spinach + garlic from Marco Polo Takeout - quite respectable.

      2. re: Ljubitca

        Here's place info with a link to the web site.

        Marco Polo Ristorante
        345 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        1. re: squid kun

          yes they have a wesbite for the restaurant but not for the take out that is what I was refering to....

        1. re: eileenmary

          Their pizza was excellent. Unfortunately they have been closed for the last couple of weeks. Sign on it says it is closed for renovations and they will reopen on 4/30. Not sure what the renovations will bring and whether they will still have pizza.

          1. re: boccalupo

            They plan on opening a winebar by the middle of May. I spoke with the owner recently and he plans on having about 10 seats at the bar and another 60 between the dining room and patio. Their delicious wood-burning pizza will still be on the menu along with small plates, panini, cheeses and salumi.

            I definitely miss the pizza.

            1. re: meloman

              It is now open. Called Enoteca on Court. Couldn't get in to Lucali so my dining partner and I headed to this place last night It turned out to be their first night in business. Sat in patio in back which was nice.

              Certainly a much nicer place to sit down and enjoy a bite and a glass of wine than the old Marco Polo Take Out place was. The wines by the glass were excellent and moderately priced. The offer "flights" so between us we tasted 6 wines (4 Italian, one Spanish and one Greek).

              Although the atomosphere is nicer, the prices don't seem to have changed. They still have small and large pizzas. We shared a large white pizza with sausage, mushrooms and cacio piccante. It was excellent, and at $19 was a nice deal since Lucali would be around $30 for a pizza with a couple toppings. An appetizer of wood-oven roasted octopus was a bit cold (I mentioned it to the waitress and she ended up taking it off the bill). Topped it off with some pretty good espressos.

              I can't vouch for the other items on the menu, but the pizza is still excellent. One thing I will miss is that the margherita with buffalo mozz. does not seem to be on the menu anymore.