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Marcelo's restaurant

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2435 Eagle Street north, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4K7, Canada
(519) 650-4257
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exceeded Expectations

Have always been interested in visiting. From the outside it looks like nothing. You cannot be sure what is behind the doors. I looked at it on Tripadvisor and thought "really? that place across from the car dealership?" I thought it was just a lunch spot for area workers. Wow. I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jay F
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Cambridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Have always been interested in visiting. From the outside it looks like nothing. You cannot be sure what is behind the doors. I looked at it on Tripadvisor and thought "really? that place across from the car dealership?" I thought it was just a lunch spot for area workers. Wow. I have travelled a bit in Europe etc and always... More 

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Burlington, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have driven past Marcelo's almost daily. I had previously assumed it was a lunchtime Italian takeout sort of place... some of which can be very good. But, I had never stopped in. It's nestled in a strip plaza with several automotive shops. A friend and business associate had mentioned Marcelo's to me on a couple of occasions... raving about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Cambridge, ON, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of our favorate restauarants to dine at. The food is great, the home made bread is a must and you can buy a loaf to take home. The price is reasonable. Don't miss dining here !!!!

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had a large group for dinner. They opened just for us. Nice touch. You could, however, drive by this place and miss it every time. Outside it seems unappealing. Inside it has that Venetian old world plaster look. Staff very nice and attentive. The bread was excellent, a good sign. The apps were well presented and didn't let the... More 

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Toronto
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Was extremely impressed with this restaurant....their food is made from scratch everything is fresh and top quality...service is excellent....good bang for the buck... This restaurant is a must try....this is Cambridge's little secret:-)

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1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Its unfortunate that the extremely blue collar, under educated folks in this city get to write reviews on restaurants of this caliber. I find it to be fantastic that a restaurant like Marcelo's is still open in a city that clearly doesn't get his level of cuisine. I wish we had 265 more restaurants like his so there would be... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have been to Marcelo's multiple times over the years. The decor is timeless and warm and you are always greeted with a smile. The food is amazing, everything is home made which might be considered out of date in a time when most food is processed.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There was a lot of great reviews for this odd ball restaurant, located in an auto mall. Once you get there you are seated, you will find gaudy chairs, with retro European tacky decor. There is definitely an expire date and it has passed. The menu was almost as tired. Time for an overhaul, maybe call Ramsey for help here.... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There is a lot of care going into the dishes at this place. Not many of my friends know about Marcelo's, It's in an odd location. Once you do find it, it is a keeper. I have been maybe three or four times in the last few years. Not a regular night out, but for something different, the food is... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went there with some friends and everyone was impressed; from the homemade bread served with a mixture of olives and olive oil, to appetizers, to main course! I had mussels for appetizer, good size portion and unforgettable taste! For the main course I had the special which was LAMB. Absolutely delightful! I couldn't finish it so the friendly host... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2435 Eagle Street north, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4K7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (519) 650-4257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?