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Marko’s Pizza has been serving great local pizza and pasta for 25 years

Will Brendza
EAT magazine

Established in 1994, Marko's has been serving great local pizza and pasta for nigh on 25 years. It's a name that is recognized up and down this valley — a name that is synonymous with awesome Italian cuisine and lively local character.

Old skis and snowboards adorn the walls, accented with vintage Budweiser posters, black-and-white photographs and local paintings — ski-country decor collected over the decades — articles of the community and the culture.

One of Marko's trademark specialties is the first item you'll encounter on the menu: their house garlic knots. Made from Marko's signature dough, drenched in garlic and twisted for a little extra flavor flair, they are a mouthwatering treat. And the Old School Pasta choices are a mix and match paradise for noodle enthusiasts with various sauce options. If you're trying to keep things easy, though, check out the baked pasta dishes — that's where you'll find old favorites like the chicken parmesan, lasagna and ravioli.

But, the star of the Marko's Pizza menu is, naturally, the pizza. Hand-tossed and garnished with fresh toppings, they arrive beautifully oven-blistered and bubbling with cheesy glory. Try any number of the house specialty pizzas, like the Supreme, the Popeye Pie or delicious Greek pizza — a spectacle of olives, artichokes and spinach piled high and generously peppered with olive oil, feta and mozzarella cheeses.

If you go …
What: Marko’s Pizza, a local, family-style pizzeria.
Where: 57 Edwards Access Rd #7 | Edwards.
Cost: Appetizers start at $2.50; Pasta starts at $13; Pizza starts at $8.99
Signature dish: Pizza and pasta
More information: 970.926.7003 | markospizza.com.