Marco restaurant in Bear has new name, owner


Ristorante Marco,a long-time Italian restaurant in the Bear-Glasgow area has a new name and ownership.

Owner Marco Rizzo announced in a Facebook post that the establishment off Route 40 was gifted over to his son and now carries the name Luna Rossa Bistro

The restaurant is located in the Sunset Station shopping center near the Amtrak complex. The center also houses a Buffalo Wild Wings, Dollar General, and other businesses.

Rizzo owned the restaurant for 11 years and for a time operated a second location in Greenville. Marco succeeded another Italian restaurant at Sunset Station.

Repeat customers were many in an area with few “white tablecloth” restaurants. Rizzo was often on hand to suggest the right wine or distilled beverage.

There were some who suggested that the restaurant in the Route 40 area was sometimes forgotten by foodies and long-time residents who still have images of a ragtag area with biker bars and similar establishments.

Offerings ranged from mainstays like chicken parmesan to veal scaloppine Dick Vermeil, a dish named after the legendary NFL coach and Delaware Valley resident who hosted a wine dinner or two at Marco’s.

Of late, the restaurant was making its own buffalo mozzarella for sale.

As of Tuesday, the Marco sign was off the building, with the opening time of the new restaurant listed as 3 p.m. Marco had offered lunches.

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