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Apr 3, 2008 05:03 PM

Goodbye Marco Polo, you will be missed

Marco Polo in Newport Beach closed this past weekend.

My family, friends, and I have enjoyed numerous meals here and will really miss the place.

They had been in their Newport Beach location for over 18 years (property manager did not give them an option to extend their lease). The warm and friendly atmosphere you found here is not the usual OC experience. It was a local favorite and I know there are a lot of people very sad to see it go.

I went on the last night of service and the speech the owner gave durring dinner, was so heartwarming, the whole place was in tears.

Tony (the manager) and staff were so fun to have dinner with, I hope they are able to secure a new location and re-open.

Just wanted to give a little shout out to the Polo.....hope to see you again soon!

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  1. First Cathay Newport,now Marco Polo I tired of being reduced to big chain operations!!!Where is there a great mom and pop or neighborhood Italian joint nearby?