Anyone here tried Marco's Crepe and Pizza in Peabody?
Just passed it on route 1 and looked it up with all 5 stars on other review sites, but what counts for me is the CH opinion.. Looks to be a full service Italian upscale-ish restaurant that also happens to have pizza and crepes. Reviews seem to find food, service and ambience authentic and outstanding.. Owner is from Italy
shewhochomps, i'd never heard of this spot, but the photo of their eggplant parm has me psyched! (I still haven't found a great EP.) See you there!
o.k. shewhochomps, we went for lunch today!! (Man, did we have a hard time driving there. Craziest Rt 1 situation i could imagine; we kept saying the old Maine punch line "ya can't get there from here!").
Chef is Marco, Liguria by way of Sicily. Best Eggplnt Parm I've had on my EP quest. Closed my eyes and it tasted like italy. Freshly assembled paper thin slices, floured and fried, stacked and baked w/ quality cheese and marinara.$10; Divino!
Pizzas have excellent crust , sauce and quality cheeses, but need to have more sauce and be well done (and don't let the Albanian newbie waiter convince you otherwise.)
Thnx so very much for noticing this place chomps; it's pretty close to us so i'm major psyched :-}
EP serves one, imo. 4 cheese pizza was too cheesy and underdone but i saw others that looked much better. It's funny, the Croatian waiter, andi, just doesn't get American taste, and the 2 dishes he has 'managed' were not the way we like ("I know you don't want burnt pizza"....) so you have to be firm about how you want something! haven't tried the crepes. Caesar is excellent; Marco uses really good quality cheese (unlike Bertucci's where we quit loooong ago.)
shewhochomps, I think it was our 6th visit last night! We both had the Caesar salad and of course the Eggplant Parm- both as consistent and perfect as can be. One of the keys is that Marco does not skimp on his Parm quality; it makes such a difference.
Just a heads up: I was really surprised with the pesto , which i requested on bucatini ; instead of just Pesto, it was pretty much a creamy pesto beschamel/ soupy sauce. I've never had it like that. If i had been served the dish anywhere but Marco's, i would have returned it, but i really want him to succeed (and that location seems not a smart one, to me. )