One of Brooklyn’s most popular and acclaimed eateries.
Celebrating over 20 years as a culinary jewel in Brooklyn, New York, Marco Polo Ristorante offers fine dining in the historic Carroll Gardens district. Owner and restaurateur Joseph Chirico, who came to Carroll Gardens as a teenager in 1964 from San Martino, Italy, established a number of smaller, successful restaurants before erecting and opening Marco Polo Ristorante in 1983.
Marco Polo is comfortable yet elegant with a distinctive menu that offers a full complement of Northern and Southern Italian cuisine to tempt the palate and excite the senses. Francesco Insingo, the Chef for more than 17 years, will also dazzle you with his creative daily specials. The service is extraordinary, with many dishes prepared table side, such as homemade fettuccine and truffle oil tossed in a wheel of parmigiano cheese. Many of the desserts are homemade including its popular Tiramisu. The dinner menu offers a variety of cold and hot appetizers such as Insalata di Mare, Carpaccio di Manzo, and Antipasto Misto featuring an assortment of baked clams, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed shrimp and mozzarella in carrozza. Pasta dishes include Linguine alle Vongole, Lobster Ravioli, and Tortellacci di Magro (homemade pasta filled with veal, spinach and parmigiano cheese. Choose from Rice, Chicken, Veal, Beef, Pork, Lamb and Fish dishes including Petto di Pollo al Tarragon (grilled breast of chicken with tarragon, shallots, wild mushrooms and Brandy cream), Vitello Valdsotano (veal chop stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese, topped with mushroom sauce), Carre dAgnello (roast rack of lamb), Dentice al Pernod (red snapper with fennel & Pernod sauce), and Gamberi Scampi (shrimp sauteed with white wine, lemon, garlic, butter, parsley, served over rice).
The decor features brick and stone arches, a full mahogany bar where you can enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner, a marble fireplace, and a beautiful wall mural depicting Marco Polo and Venetian scenes. There is also a cafe and live piano entertainment.
The 20th Anniversary celebration of the restaurant was featured in the New York Times in June of 2003. Mr. Chirico hosted Professor Siro Polo Padolecchia, the only living descendant of the famed Venetian explorer after whom the restaurant is named. The two-week long celebration began with an invitation only gala feast followed by an offering to the public of a fine array of Venetian dishes such as Risi e Bisi dei Dogi, Baccalá Veneziana, Petto dAnitra Dolce Forte and a special chocolate topped dessert Charlotte, Mori di Venezia. Marco Polo is well known for its choice menus for special events such as Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Easter, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and special regional offerings such as Settimana della Cucina Romana.
Marco Polo Ristorante also hosts many private and corporate events in its elegant upstairs Banquet room decorated with crystal chandeliers, a granite dance floor, a mahogany bar, and a beautiful, lighted ceiling mural. The room can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Your host, Joseph Chirico, who also owns and operates the Brooklyn Landmark restaurant Gage & Tollner in downtown Brooklyn, welcomes you to Marco Polo Ristorante for both lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Only minutes from Manhattan over the Brooklyn or Manhattan bridges, the restaurant offers free Valet Parking. It is also easily accessible by public transportation. All major credit cards are accepted. Visit us on the web at MarcoPoloRistorante.com
Daily News 3 1/2 Stars
Live Piano Playing
Open every day for Lunch and Dinner
Daily Chef Specials
Banquet Room - Holds Up to150 People
Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 Mid
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
345 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
phone: (718) 852-5015 fax: (718) 852-4515
Free Valet Parking
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