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Marco's Pizza

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by stoner, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. stoner

    stoner Active Member

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    Any experiences with the new pizza place in Southern Walk Plaza??
    Thanks -
     
  2. JJB

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    I have had it three times with multiple toppings. I like it....and so do my grandkids, but they want theirs plain. It has become my first choice for Pizza in the Broadlands area.
     
  3. rkitek

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    We tried their deep dish pizza. They are still learning how to get the crust to cook through using the same ovens as their original crust. Toppings were generous and the flavor was good.
     
  4. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I liked it. Much better than the usual chains and Broadlands Brick Oven Pizza.
     
  5. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Cliff - what have you tried so far? I am curious about their Calzones. The pizza looked typical and overall they seemed more expensive than all the other for what you get. Also the salads looked good too. Coupons were not impressive (yet).
     
  6. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Just had a couple of pizzas. The two large two topping pizzas for $20 was the best deal I found.
     
  7. Small Brancher

    Small Brancher New Member

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    Since a lot of folks may be doing delivery rather than eating out, I would definitely recommend Marco's Pizza. Have ordered from them about a half dozen times and the pizza has always been quite good and delivered on time. Pepperoni Magnifico my favorite.
     
  8. KeepCalm15

    KeepCalm15 New Member

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    Its decent pizza. Better than Domino's and Papa John's, for sure IMO. But I wouldn't put it on par with Broadlands Brickoven.
     
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  9. signifer

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    I think it depends on what you like in a pizza. I have become enamored with Neapolitan pizza and have gotten it at places certified by Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), an organization that sets standards and certifies places that make a pizza according to these standards. https://americas.pizzanapoletana.org/ The pizzas are cooked at a high temperature for about 2 minutes and results in a crust that is reminiscent of fresh cooked bread. As far as I know, the NY style pizza is based on this but cooked at a lower temperature and turns out differently.

    We like Marc's pizza and have had several. We tend to get the Big Cheese pizza. It has a lot of cheese on it, more than we have gotten at other places around. (I like the Pepperoni Magnifico but my wife isn't a big pepperoni fan.)

    I find the crust more like a neapolitan crust than most (but not like the real thing) and the pizza tasty. It's our go to place now.
     
  10. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Yeah....I get Broadlands Brickoven Pizza whenever my car needs a lube job.
    I have to soak the grease up with a towel before I can eat a slice!
     
  11. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    Marcos Pizza is good and reasonably priced! But am not buying any right now as I am concerned that the kids working there are NOT keeping their 6 feet social distancing. THey were less than 1 feet from each other and NO masks worn by any of these kids. They should be wearing masks to keep their breathing to a minimum when working with food during the CoronaVirus. God forbid that since they do not wear masks among each other as if they become carriers, they could spread it to their own families.
     
  12. T8erman

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    Why would one want to keep their “breathing to a minimum”? Is Marco’s an airlock?
     
  13. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    With CoronaVirus, would you think it is responsible for the kids to be less than 3 feet of each other talking without masks and would you want your food to be potentially contaminated if they cough or sneeze or whatever? No thank you for me. I’m not willing to risk my health if the business isn’t taking precautions- you should know that viruses can live on food and other surfaces for a few days. You can go ahead and take the risk, but I’ll choose not to-
     
  14. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    I've seen numerous reports that there is zero evidence that you can get corona from food. It's an airborne disease

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/victor...during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/#7b043eaf2bd1

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/08/822903487/how-safe-is-it-to-eat-take-out
    "While COVID-19 is new to us, coronaviruses are not, and with all the studies done on these viruses, there has never been any information to implicate food-borne transmission,"

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/health/food-safety-groceries-coronavirus-wellness/index.html
     
  15. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    LostSoul - Understand but if you can POST sample MEDICAL articles (Not news) that PROVES that its not going to affect food, I will still remain cautious about my own health. When it comes to my health, I do not rely on CNN, financial and political news outlets for news on health issues. I have four cousins that are doctors and they tell me they themselves would RATHER play it safe as there is NO FIRM CONCLUSIVE evidence that food cannot be contaminated! Unless you are a doctor, you can't tell me for SURE that food cannot be contaminated.

    Thank you though but Id rather err on the side of being safe than rely on those non-medical outlets. Sure, it may be an airborne disease but anything that is in the air comes down too and has to rest on some kind of surface. Why else would people WIPE down countertops, kitchen tables, and the like?

    Im just reporting what I *SAW* in the business and letting people know what is going on. Its UP to them to decide whether to go buy from them or not. I'm *NOT* telling people NOT to buy but I've had neighbors comment elsewhere in the forum that they would like to know what businesses are going the extra mile to protect us. So Im doing my part. This forum is a way to exchange / share information with others and they can make their own decisions from thereon.

    Until then, Id rather buy from restaurants/take out places that take extra precautions. That's just me but you do whatever you want to do to your heart's content.

    Thank you. Have a nice day.
     
  16. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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  17. signifer

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    These are my thoughts.

    First off, there is no way to PROVE a negative. I think the phrase, "there is no evidence..." is the closest you can get.

    That aside, this is what the CDC says about COVID spread via food:
    (https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/newsletter/food-safety-and-Coronavirus.html)
    "Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety.
    Before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day, wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.
    It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
    In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures.
    You should always handle and prepare food safely, including keeping raw meat separate from other foods, refrigerating perishable foods, and cooking meat to the right temperature to kill harmful germs."

    The FDA says this:
    (https://www.fda.gov/emergency-prepa...2019-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions#food)
    "Q: Can I get COVID-19 from a food worker handling my food?
    A: Currently, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. However, the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person in some communities in the U.S. The CDC recommends that if you are sick, stay home until you are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.
    Anyone handling, preparing and serving food should always follow safe food handling procedures, such as washing hands and surfaces often."

    We got pizza at Marco's last Friday. I was surprised that the workers weren't wearing masks (although they were wearing gloves) and there didn't seem to be an adult supervisor to make sure they were following safe handling procedures. My belief is that a pizza coming out of the oven will have no viable disease on it, so as long as it is put into a box without being molested it should be safe. I got there a little early and watched them put the pizza in the box; they did fine. The box may be a different matter, though; we wipe them off, regardless of where we get carry out food.

    I think it would be a good idea to take the temperature of every food worker before they start a shift to see if they are starting to get ill. Offhand, I don't know of anyone doing this, but I suspect there are.
     

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