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Marcello

32a Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HD, England
01392 879061
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Ranked #6 of 16 restaurants in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I visited here for a family meal where we had the whole of downstairs booked out and I have to say that I had one of the nicest Italian Meals I have ever experienced the starter and main were fresh and extremely well seasoned and the desert was sublime. All of our dishes which were pre ordered came out in... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a great choice for a good value meal out in Topsham. The managing staff are very friendly although some of their younger members of waiting staff are quite inexperienced! The food is a good quality and always served promptly. My favourites are the calamari and whitebait to start, and the pasta main course dishes are very tasty. The... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

If visiting Topsham you are spoilt for choice as to where to eat so any restaurant has to decide how to create an edge. Marcello's has decided on a buzzy Italian atmosphere, friendly but efficient staff and fantastic tasting food. Seems to work as we were there on a Wednesday night in January and not only were they full but... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Went with friends on a saturday night.It was busy but service was ok.The food was not exceptional but acceptable.I had whitebait starter,had better, and for main had spaghetti carbonara,portion size was a little on the small side but it was tasty.My wife had veal in a wine sauce,probably the thinnest escallop ever seen and the vegetables were carrots and peas,come... More

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Exmouth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have eaten here a few times and it is the most authentic restaurant outside Italy for us. The restaurant is small and has a very exclusive vibe. The food is all fresh and the menu seems to change regularly. Would really recommend this restaurant.

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West Country
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was my second visit to Marcello. It is right next to The Globe hotel and is less formal as a place to eat. The food is Italian and there is a limited menu, but offering a good choice. Each dish is individually prepared hence the limited menu, but it also provides the explanation for why the food is so... More

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Exeter Devon
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I haven't been to this restaurant for several and I went with a group of friends recently. The staff are very friendly, efficient and helpful. The menu as stated previously by a number of reviewers is a bit limited. We ended up having seafood pasta cost around £15 not cheap but it was quite tasty. The rest of our group... More

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DEVON
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Everything was good about this restaurant. It had unfussy, yet pleasant decor. The staff were nice, polite and the service was paced just right for a relaxed evening meal, no sense of hurry and no delays. The menu choice is not huge but it is definitely the right approach to do a few things very well rather than a lot... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The pizzas are good. The specials are really good. The menu is small but there is still a wide choice. The Latin dishes and flavours are wonderful. Topping it all is the calamari in the chefs secret batter which is truly amazing. Well worth return visits

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A little spot of Italy in a quiet town of Topsham! Been here a few times and cannot fault the service, the food and the atmosphere! Always made to feel welcome and service is efficient. Highly recommend the meatball linguine, all home made with proper ingredients, immense! As for Stevenspete's ridiculous review, quite often restaurant's have tables that are booked... More

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