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Marco's Bistro, as depicted in GTA III

Marco's Bistro is a restaurant located in Saint Mark's, Portland Island, Liberty City. It is featured in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, briefly in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and in the opening scene of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.  

The restaurant was most likely a shared turf by the Leone and the Forelli families. Although it appears to be named after Marco Forelli suggesting that the official owners (until at least 1992) are in fact the Forellis.

In 1986Sonny Forelli and a couple of his associates sit inside Marco's Bistro and discuss how best to deal with the release of Tommy Vercetti after 15 years inside.

In 1992, Salvatore Leone, Don of Leone Family ordered ally, Carl Johnson to go to the Bistro to kill a high ranking Forelli gang member in the mission Saint Mark's Bistro.

By 1998, the front is owned by the Leones as they are the only Mafia family controlling the areas surrounding Saint Mark's in GTA Liberty City Stories. The Forelli's main base is the Little Italy district of Fort Staunton in Staunton Island.

In 2001, where GTA III takes place, the Forellis are weakened considerably and instead known as the Forelli brothers. During the same time, their only known front is Marco's Bistro, noted as Mike "Lips" Forelli (the suspected Don) is seen there.

Under orders of Joey Leone, Mike's car gets rigged with a bomb set by Claude, killing him, and the Forellis most likely cease to exist. Meanwhile the Leone's took the restaurant back. The restaurant's slogan in GTA III is "Eat till you explode!", an ironic reference to Mike Forelli's death.


  • It should be noted that during the mission Saint Mark's Bistro in 1992 the Bistro and surrounding area is covered in snow.
  • The bistro is called St.Mark's Bistro in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.



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