Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter in Italy

While you probably won't see the Easter bunny if you're in Italy for Easter, you will find some interesting Italian Easter celebrations. Like all holidays in Italy, Easter, Pasqua in Italian, has its share of rituals and traditions. The Monday following Easter, la Pasquetta is also a holiday throughout Italy.

While Easter mass will be held in every church in Italy, the biggest and most popular mass is held by the Pope at Saint Peter's Basilica. On Good Friday, the Pope celebrates the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross in Rome near the Colosseum. A huge cross with burning torches lights the sky as the stations of the cross are described in several languages. At the end, the Pope gives a blessing.

Since Easter is the end of the Lent season, food plays a big part in the celebrations. Traditional Easter foods in many places include lamb or goat, artichokes, and special Easter breads that vary from region to region. Pannetone and Colomba (dove shaped) breads are often given as gifts as are large hollow chocolate eggs that usually come with a surprise inside.

 Colomba (Dove Shaped Bread)

Pannetone (Sweet Bread)
Chocolate Easter Eggs in Italy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top 5 Reasons Marco is a Great Restaurant for Business Lunches

Getting out of the office for lunch is always nice, but where do you go when you want to dine and discuss business? A nice quite place like Marco, might just be the answer. We offer:

1. A quaint, quiet atmosphere where you can actually discuss business without having to speak above your normal level. No loss of voice. No straining to hear.

2. A diverse menu where everything is homemade. From pasta to chicken, crab cakes to quiche, you can be assured your guest will love our food.

3. Locally grown seasonal produce! We believe in sustainability and supporting our local growers. All of our seasonal produce comes directly from the Dirt Farmers.

4. A full selection of fine wines and cocktails at lunch. Specialty drinks don't have to be reserved for the evening and provide a wonderful compliment to our lunch items.

5. Very reasonable prices. None of our lunch entrees are more than $14 and include a non-alcoholic beverage.

Come see for yourself.  Make a lunch reservation by calling 478.405.5660.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Look for Private Dining Room

Completing the renovations to Marco, we recently updated our private dining room as well. We followed the theme of the main dining room by updating the colors and furniture while adding some beautiful new artwork. However, the best new feature is a large 65" HD television that can be used for presentations and photograph slideshows. Now your photos and slides will show up more clearly and vividly than they did on a projector screen.

As always, our private dining room is available for all occasions and seats up to 25 people. To book your party or event, call the restaurant at 478.405.5660.

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Lunch Menu at Marco in Macon

Marco in Macon is now open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. On Monday, December 8, we will unveil a new lunch menu that include fresh pressed panini, homemade pasta, fresh produce from local farms, and delicious soups and salads. All of our food is fresh and made to order but specifically selected to allow you time to get in and out during your lunch break.

To make reservations call 478.405.5660. See you for lunch!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pasta Night at Marco in Macon and Warner Robins

Join your friends at Marco for a delicious family style Pasta Night dinner. Five courses for $20.14. Make reservations by calling 478.405.5660 (Macon) or 478.330.7070 (Warner Robins).

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Marco's Masquerade Party!

Halloween is often considered a time for little goblins, bubbly princesses, and rambunctious superheroes. Why not have a date set aside for the "young at heart?" Introducing Marco's Masquerade, a Halloween party for adults at Marco in Warner Robins on October 30.

Masquerade balls in Italy were a feature of the Carnival season in the 15th century, and involved increasingly elaborate pageants and triumphal processions celebrating marriages and other events of late medieval court life. Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy during the 16th century. They were generally elaborate dances held for members of the upper classes, and were particularly popular in Venice.

We bring this revelry to Marco, complete with complimentary masks if you do not have your own. The party starts when the doors open for dinner and continues late into the evening. Bring your appetite and your revelrous spirit.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Franklin & Rosemary Traveling Boutique at Marco in Macon

What's better than food and wine? How about food, wine, and great clothes? Yes, please! On September 15, Marco in Macon will feature a trunk show by Franklin & Rosemary Boutique. These lovely ladies have a great eye for awesome clothing at very reasonable prices. Plus everything is American made! Franklin & Rosemary will be selling their fashionista items at Marco in Macon from 5:30 - 7:30. Make sure to drop by. While you are shopping you can enjoy free martinis with the purchase of an appetizer or dessert. See you there!

Check out some examples of their great clothing below and visit for more details.