The birth of Marco's Italian Restaurant
Marco Conte hadn't the faintest idea where life would take him after college, let alone the idea of owning his very own restaurant one day.
His inherent Italian charm, Durban style and adventurous soul combined with his Italian mother's wonderful cooking ability, helped create Marco's Ristorante in 1999.
Having relished Mamma's delicious authentic Italian cuisine at home, Marco saw this as the perfect opportunity to nurture his Italian culture by providing a platform for guests to enjoy the ceremony of food and socialising in a fashion that is truly Italian.
Whilst Mamma, who hails from Modena, Italy, works her magic in the kitchen, Marco captivates guests in a way that only Italians know how, and together they revel in the enjoyment of their delighted patrons.
The atmosphere is friendly and charming, and there is no shortage of European romance in the air.
Here's what you can expect to feast on:
Starters (choose one of the following):
Stuffed olives with Ricotta cheese, crumbed and deep-fried with chilli mayo
Calamari, shrimps and baby marrow rolled in batter, pan-fried and served with lemon aioli
Chicken Liver Bruschetta
Chicken livers pan fried with chillies, garlic, Napoli and served on ciabatta bread
Fresh mozzarella, fresh tomato, fresh basil on ciabatta bread with homemade basil pesto - oven-baked
Smoked Salmon Carpaccio
Smoked salmon, red onions, capers and rocket drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice
Mains (choose one of the following):
180g kingklip, battered and fried, served with chips
150g rump steak, pan-fried with garlic, mushroom, chilli and rosemary. Served with chips or veg
Crumbed veal escalope's with chips OR salad (this makes for the perfect light meal)
Prawn and shrimps in a creamy Napoli sauce
Polio Pesto Calzone
Chicken strips, basil pesto in a creamy mushroom sauce folded in pizza dough
Mammas Sage Butter Gnocchi
Fresh homemade gnocchi tossed in a pan with sage butter and topped with fresh basil, tomato and garlic
Penne al Salmone
Smoked salmon, fresh cherry tomatoes and baby marrow with a touch of cream and hints of garlic
If that menu does not have you salivating, then nothing will!
To get in touch, please call: 031 303 8350 / 031 303 3078 OR
54 Lillian Ngoyi Road (Old Windermere Road)