What I Ate: Cheezy bread ($4.99), Deluxe Pizza ($16.25) and Barbecue Pizza (free).
The breadsticks were one big piece of dough with cheese on top and some garlic butter. They included marinara, cheese and ranch. It is difficult to hate on cheese, bread and butter, but this concoction didn’t do those three ingredients justice. I found all of the sauces to be really bland. Donato’s cheese sauce has a little kick to this, but everything here bored me. I would not order this again.
When I placed my order, I said that I wanted a “supreme pizza.” I was quickly made aware that it is called a “deluxe pizza.” Ha, I mean, did that really need to be corrected? Whatever. The pizza was actually pretty good. To me, pizza is all about the ratios of toppings and sauce and they nailed it. I like a pizza that flirts with extra sauce and this one was speaking my language. My only complaint was canned mushroom and the crust ratio was a little cheap, but overall, not bad at all. The crust reminded me of the thickness of Domino’s without a ton of butter in it like Pizza Hut.
The Barbecue Chicken pizza was interesting. The barbecue sauce is a little sweet for my liking and there was a ton on it. Most of the time you would see red onion on a barbecue pizza, but this one was full of white onions. There was very little cheese on the pizza as well. There was so much barbecue sauce on this pizza that it was difficult to taste anything else, so if you like sweet barbecue sauce, this might be a decent option.
Would I Buy It Again? At full price, no. It’s a good deal, sure. Comparing all pizza, Marco’s falls right in the middle. However, comparing chain pizzas, I would say it would make it into the top 70th percentile. Their pizza is not going to blow you away, but you could do a lot worse out there.