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Ian Cropp
Bret Hartman/Vail DailyThe salads are almost as big as the pies.

For a good deal, you don’t need to sacrifice taste and quality. Marko’s in Edwards serves some of the Valley’s tastiest pizzeria food, while making it hard for anyone to spend more than $20 for a full meal.

Before grabbing a pizza, hit up some of the starters.

If you’re looking to go Italian all the way, grab a cup of the classic wedding soup, rich and flavorful. But if you’re really looking to fill up, go for a bowl, or grab any of the salads, as any half-salad is the size of a normal salad elsewhere.

Any meal can be embellished with a few flavorful meatballs that come in a thick tomato sauce and are spiced up with some basil.

All of the pizzas are delicious, so if you’re indecisive make a whole out of two halves. The pies come with the perfect proportion of bubbling cheese, fresh toppings and sauce. The crusts are on the thinner side. The Greek ‘za starts with a heap of spinach, tomatoes, feta and olives.

The crowing glory is the feisty garlic, roasted to perfection. Whether you’re going for the classic meat eaters (pepperoni, sausage and Canadian bacon) or the naked pizza (fresh tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil and mozzarella), don’t be afraid to grab a glass of the unpretentious house Chianti. Wine and pizza make good partners, especially with a meat pizza.

If you order pizza, make sure to come back again to try the calzones. Filled with fresh ingredients, the calzones are filling enough for a lunch. Also, there are plenty of pasta dishes on the menu.

And if you are almost full from the pizza, bring the last piece home so you can enjoy the homemade tiramisu. The tiramisu has a great mix of flavor, and the piece is big enough for two people to enjoy.

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