The single calzone is an entire pie of pizza folded in half so don't even try to order one for yourself. Good eating.
BEING A NATIVE OF PHILLY AND A LOVER OF GREAT PIZZA, MARRAS SEEMED TO FIT THE BILL ACCORDING TO SOME PHILLY MAGAZINE REVIEWS...NOT SO ..OUR WAITRESS WAS RUDE, OUR PIZZAS WERE BURNT ON THE TOP, THE ESCAROLE SOUP WAS COLD-AND WITH NO MEATBALLS-WHAT GIVES? THE RESTAURANT WAS SOMEWHAT EMPTY SO THERE WAS NOT EXCUSE FOR THE IGNORANT SERVICE...NO MENTION FROM OUR WAITRESS ABOUT MORE DRINKS OR DESSERT...SHE DROPPED THE CHECK AT OUR TABLE WITHOUT A WORD AND WALKED AWAY.
SHAME ON YOU MARRAS...I WILL TELL ALL MY FRIENDS, RELATIVES, AND BUSINESS CLIENTS TO STAY AWAY
REMEMBER, GOOD NEWS TRAVELS FAST, BAD NEWS FASTER
Just awful. The place smelled funny. And it wasn't a food smell, which is always a little alarming in a restaurant. After waiting for a waiter to appear for 15 minutes, we left before we could even place an order. I can't really comment on the food, but if the kitchen is run anything like the front of the house, I'd bet it's pretty lousy.
once a regular and now its never.
I USED to love going here, It reminded me of Family style Italian resturaunts like my family owns in upstate NY.
Huge portions, good food really cheap, consistant quaility, italian comfort food....
Last time we went with four friends, seated quickly 10 minutes on a friday night, our orders were taken promtly and read back to us. When the food arrived the waitress tossed it all on the table and abusively said " you figure it out" then ran off. Most of our order was not present, she didnt care, I reminded her that we ordered garlic bread with cheese but 20 minutes later I was sitting with a stone cold bowl of mussels and no bread! Everyones dish was not as desribed on the menu and sides/salads did not arrive.
No apology, no aknowledgement, NO TIP. never again
reasonable price, reasonable food. I loved their shrimp scampi, but all the other pastas, (we ordered a couple of them) tasted just about the same. Just about average. I would tell my college friends to go there just because they're cheap and the portions are big.
Good pizza. Not good service. I have been to Marra?s a couple times for the pizza which is pretty good but I strongly suggest staying away from anything else on the menu. I ordered Chicken Parm which was not cooked at all totally raw on the inside. My husband ordered the Baked Ziti but instead received the Manicotti which was not very good, way too cheesey. I have to say the bus boys are the hardest workers in the whole restaurant they are on top of everything and pick up a lot of the waitresses slack because they are VERY slow. If you are going stick to the pizza!
SavageFinger says you must read this review. Philadelphia does not have good pizza. Comming from Jersey, North Jersey, the pizza capital of the world, simply put--Philly pizza doesn't even come close------------except for Marra's. This is truly on par with and even better than some places in Jersey. This truly is a gem. Well worth it.
Best Pizza in the City?. Marra's has excellent pizza - quite possibly the best in Philadelphia, which is saying a lot coming from a native Philadelphia who's quite picky about his food. A must-try - don't be put off by reviews saying the service is bad, cuz it's worth it. Get a pizza here and you will remember this place forever.
Best South Philly Italian, especially for groups. I took 21 people to Marra's last night and it was perfect. Most of the group had never been there and some can be picky, but they all enjoyed it. Food was great as always, service was first rate and it's a fun place. Also a great value. Make sure you make a reservation for a large group.
After hearing how great it was, we decided to try Marra's on a Sunday night. Service was mixed - the food coming out was quick but had to ask twice for red pepper and oregano even though there was only one other table there at the time. She just forgot.
We had the appetizer plate with some meats, artichokes, mushrooms, tomatoes. Bland, tasting like they did nothing but open the can of artichokes and mushrooms. Tomatoes were fresh, though. The bread was decent but no oil. My husband had tortellini and enjoyed it (decent, but nothing spectacular). I had spaghetti with marinara and it was the worst I'd ever had. It tasted like they opened a can of crushed tomatoes and poured it on top of the pasta - no flavor at all (which is why I asked for the pepper and oregano - anything to add some flavor).
Maybe we should have gone with the pizza people rave about. But all in all, with so many Italian restaurants in that are, we won't be back. While it is cheaper, I'd rather pay a couple bucks more (it's not that much cheaper) and get something that has flavor.
Great place for pizza in South Philly. The atmosphere is 80s, the service so-so, but relaxed, and the pizza is really delicious and inexspensive. $14 covered a small salad, and pizza for two. Tasty Tasty Tasty!
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