I typically avoid the North End but was staying in the area and decided to try Marco. Overall, i found this restaurant to be pretty excellent.
The space is very small so make a reservation. It's quaint and though small, there is good spacing between tables.
We started with a few app specials. I had stuffed zucchini blossoms that were filled with an herbed ricotta and deep fried. An arugula salad garnished. The filling was smooth and flavorful but didn't over power the delicate zucchini blossoms.DC had a special of roasted figs stuffed with gorgonzola, wrapped in proscutto, and drizzled with balsamic. Lots of strong flavors but all of them were enjoyable.
Next was a beet salad with goat cheese and a hazelnut vinagrette. Frizee salade on top. This was one of the better beet salads I've had. all the flavors were nicely balanced and worked in harmony with one another. The crunch from the nuts, and the chewiness from the frizee were nice contrasts to the smoother texture of the beets and cheese.
I had a half order of oreccehti with homeade sausage, green garlic, and lima beans for my main. Pasta was cooked perfectly and the sausage was meaty and not heavily spiced. It was very fresh tasting.The half order was generous. And I really wish more restaurants offered half order mains. DC had the full order of baked eggplant parm and it was solid.
Wine pours by the glass are HUGE. Who doesn't like that? and the price was very reasonable. I will certainally make my way here again. Seems like it would be very cozy in the winter.