Marco's Italian Grill

By Lia & Sal Gallina

A Journey Of Cooking, Success and Family!


The Gallina Family has served Italian dishes in the Richmond area for over 25 Years. Chef Sal Gallina has opened and operated several successful Italian restaurants in the region.  His last restaurant adventure landed him in Ladysmith, VA at Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant.  After 17 years of operating the successful establishment Chef Sal decided he needed some time at home with his family. His hopes were to retire, but his family knew he wouldn't last long outside of the restaurant business.  And now at the age of 62 years, Chef Sal now knows exactly what he wants to do when he grows up. "Marco's Italian Restaurant" named after their first grandchild, brings traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist.  

The Gallina family is not your regular family restaurant owners. Their motto has always been "Our restaurant is our family affair". Marco's Italian Restaurant Bar & Grill guarantees you will love the great food while dining in the rustic & chic atmosphere. 

The flavors in the dishes remind you of Southern Italian home cooking, with infusions of fresh herbs and homemade everything. Many of their recipes transcend from "Nonna Sulina" who at the tender age of 88 still cooks at home and lives with the family in Ashland.


Love of food and appreciation of patrons are what drives the Gallina family. Dedicated in giving the best experience to anyone walking through their doors, the Gallina family's focus has always been giving their customers the best!  

A fan of football and of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chef Sal is excited about being able to provide a classy bar in the restaurant. A completely separate area in Marco's Restaurant where anyone can come and relax after work to enjoy a cold beer, a nice glass of wine or a legendary spirit, all while watching your favorite team on one of our six tv's. 

Banquets and large family gatherings are where the Gallina family really shine. And with the large space, an elegant yet cozy atmosphere at Marco's Italian Restaurant are guaranteed to make your special events memorable.

Join us at our new restaurant

Marco's Italian Restaurant  Bar & Grill

805 England Street 

Ashland VA, 23005

Tel. 804 299 3454