Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Marco's Pizza @ Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya

Marco's Pizza is an outlet that has long been established in Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya and is a sight that one would not miss when you drive along the LDP. I have been here once around seven years ago but that time I was not into food blogging and after all these years, I decided to return here again today along with my family. 

Marco's Pizza in Taman Mayang, Petaling Jaya

Sign Outside the restaurant

The Entrance

Interior of the restaurant
As always, parking is a major problem in this area but luckily, we managed to get a bay quite close to the restaurant. Having my parents along, getting them to walk long distance can be a problem. This restaurant occupies four units of shop lots and therefore has a huge dining space. Even when we arrived here today on a weekday, it was crowded with customers. I informed the waitress and then she got us a table that seats four as requested. It seems that they have started doing food delivery both directly as well as under a partnership with food panda. 

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu
Above are just some of the pages from their menu and it is good to know that they cater for vegetarians too by having some vegetarian dishes on their menu. Besides the Italian dishes, they now also offer some steaks and other grilled dishes. It took quite a while to get the waitress to come and take the orders. They seemed to be a little disorganised though there were around eight of them manning the floor. Most of their staffs seemed young but this was negligible to me . It took about 15 minutes for the drinks to be served which is fine bearing the present crowd that they are handling.

Coca Cola @ RM 5.80
My brother ordered his favourite Coke and it comes at a price of RM 5.80 per glass.

Ice Lemon Tea @ RM 5.80
My mother ordered the above Ice Lemon Tea and it comes at RM 5.80 . It was served cold and highly concentrated. Definitely worth the price. I would rate this drink at 9/10 .

Cappucino @ RM 6.80
My father ordered the above Cappucino and it came at RM 6.80 . I did take a sip just to gauge the taste of it. It was decent but not very good. I would only rate this at 6/10 .

Cafe Latte @ RM 7.80
I ordered the above Cafe Latte and it came at RM 7.80 . The price seemed okay for me bearing the size of the glass but the coffee was again average. I guess coffee isn't their forte here. I would only rate this at 6/10 .

Garlic Bread @ RM 8.80
As starters, we ordered the above Garlic Bread and it is priced at RM 8.80 . Here they use baguettes to make the garlic bread and there was a mere four slices in this basket. Nevertheless, the garlic spread was very good and definitely homemade and not out of some bottle or can. The butter spread was also lavish and this made it to be very good, despite the quantity being less. I would rate this at 9.5/10 . 

Mushroom Bruschetta @ RM 10.80
The second starters we ordered was the above Mushroom Bruschetta which came at RM 10.80 . Once again, there were only four slices but they were loaded with sauteed mushrooms and sprinkled with cheese. The topping was very delicious and we enjoyed every bite of it. I would rate this at 9.5/10 .

BBQ Chicken Supreme Pizza (Regular) @ RM 24.80

Closer Look At The Pizza
This was the first pizza that we ordered and it was a BBQ Chicken Supreme Pizza and it came loaded with a whole load of things like Marinated BBQ Chicken, Black Olives, Mozarella Cheese, Onions, Pineapple and Mushrooms. Though it was packed with ingredients, it still was not very great but it was still good. It just felt like there were too many things inside and as you chew these you would have to stop and figure out what you are biting. Overall, I would give this pizza a rating of 7.5/10 .

Marco's Signature Pizza (Large) @ RM 28.80

Closer Look at the Pizza
Compared to the earlier one, this pizza was heavenly.It comes loaded with shredded Turkey Ham, Chicken, Eggs, Mozzarella Cheese and Napolitano Sauce. No doubt why this is known as their specialty pizza. Every bite was filled with cheesy goodness and you just want more and more of it. I would rate this pizza at 10/10 .

Overall, this place does offer some good food, especially their pizzas. The coffee was a let down and perhaps one should stick with just the can drinks. Do note that their pizza crusts are quite different here. So when you order thick crust, it is similar to the thin crust that you get elsewhere but it is still soft. If you order thin crust, then what you get would be a very thin crispy pizza which to me seems more like a biscuit with toppings. Neither is better than the other and it is just a matter of personal preference. To me, I still prefer the previous than the latter. I also find that the pizza prices and competitive and their sizes are relatively huge. Definitely a good family diner. 

Address: No. 81-85, Jalan SS 25/2, Taman Mayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Telephone: +603 7803 5000

Opening Hours: 1130 - 1430 & 1800 - 2200 Daily

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