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Marco & Luca Noodle Shop

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112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5220
+1 434-295-3855
10:30 - 20:30
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Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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451 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Chinese on the downtown mall. Stopped in for a quick bite (they are fast service). Found out that there are now yhree Marco and Lucas in Charlottesville- newest is over by UVa on Elliewood. Can only recommend. Good noodles, not expensive. Place to sit down - while not fancy, more than enough for a brea.

Thank samtrip12345
Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Their dumplings and noodles are excellent! Casual, quick service and quaint location. Very affordable. We will go back soon.

Thank couvillionmichelle
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Cheap, delicious, and filling! The noodles are good too and the inside is a surprisingly pleasant place to sit and re-group while running around downtown.

Thank hikingadventure
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Yes, Dumplings! Dumplings have become one of my favorite cravings, especially at Marco & Lucas. This is a small hole in the wall restaurant on the Pedestrian Mall in C'Ville's downtown area. They are delicious and remarkably priced. At the time of this posting, you can get six dumplings and a bowl of cold noodles with peanut sauce for less... More 

Thank grangerangel
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Wow, yummy "dumplings", and tasty sauce. The "dumplings" are really what most Asian restaurants call potstickers. I was expecting an English dumpling, was surprised by the potsticker, but the taste did not disappoint. You get 6 bite-sized goodies in a tasty teriyaki-style sauce. Quite good.

Thank Philip M
Danli, Honduras
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a small place in the Downtown Mall - like where the tiny kitchen is visible from the checkout counter. But that means that they have perfected each item on their menu and it keeps people coming back. My order of dumplings was just $3 and it absolutely hit the spot. I couldn't wait to try them and now... More 

Thank Lesley S
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We loved the Blacksburg location, and the original Charlottesville branch absolutely hit the spot. They are generous with portions, as always, and every bite is excellent!

Thank gdarr
McLean, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Can't say enough good things about Marco & Lucas. The double order is the way to go. The sauce mixture is heavenly. I have no idea how they get that perfect degree of crispiness, but it keeps me coming back. On my recent trip I got a bunch to take back to NOVA with me and freeze.

Thank Mark W
South Riding, Virginia, United States
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

If you happen to be in downtown Charlottesville, you will want to visit the Downtown Mall, and while you are there, you will have a vast selection of places to eat. For lunch, my family and I wanted something a little different, something tasty, and something economical. With those criteria in mind, we selected Marco and Lucas Dumplings, and we... More 

Thank Vicki_in_Virginia
Edinburg, Virginia
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

These were absolutely the best dumplings I have had. 6 dumplings for under $4 and I say order up! Flavorful, cheap, and just the right spice. If I lived here I would have them at least once a week.

Thank pjwilliams69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-3855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?