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

Will Brendza
EAT magazine
Garlic Knots at Markos in Edwards
Chris Dillmann | cdillmann@vaild
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.

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.