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Marcello's Wine Market Cafe

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340 Kaliste Saloom, Suite C, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-235-1002
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Marcello's Wine Market Cafe, one of the finest restaurants Lafayette has to offer

This restaurant should be at the top of your itinerary on any visit to Lafayette. This quaint lovely restaurant is rather covertly hidden in an upscale strip shopping center along Kaliste Saloom and can easily be mistaken for something else. We always visit this venue every time we go to Lafayette... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New Orleans, United States
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went in to the bar for a quick meal. The restaurant was busy for a weeknight, which is always a good sign. The bartender was friendly and attended to me right away. Since they were out of the pork cheek, I settled for the veal marsala. Then I perused the wine list by the glass and found the list... More 

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New Orleans, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This restaurant should be at the top of your itinerary on any visit to Lafayette. This quaint lovely restaurant is rather covertly hidden in an upscale strip shopping center along Kaliste Saloom and can easily be mistaken for something else. We always visit this venue every time we go to Lafayette. It simply is not to be missed. The wine... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Knowledgeable waitstaff, excellent selection of wines (choose your own bottle from the full display racks. Punch and dinner selections satisfy any appetite.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the best restaurant I have found in Lafayette, Louisiana! If you are travelling and want a break from all the Cajun (which is excellent), then I suggest changing it up and eating here! The shrimp linguini was incredible (very garlicky, which I like), and they have an extensive wine selection. Also a great place for couples. I highly... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice atmosphere, seems like a trendy locals spot. Food is good to above average. Be very careful about the menu prices. Fettuccini says $16 with crabmeat $18. I assumed it meant $16 for fettuccini plus $2 with crabmeat. Wrong! It means $16 for fettuccini and $18 additional for crabmeat. $44 for a plate of fettuccini with crabmeat is a little... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've always had a hard time finding a great Italian restaurant in the U.S. I think I found the best one I've eaten at so far. My husband and I went for lunch and it was delicious. We both had a pasta based dish and both were excellent. The restaurant had a wonderful ambiance and the wait staff were just... More 

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Biloxi, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great food, great service, great drinks!! Undoubtedly this in one of the best restaurants in America!! The costs are reasonable, the ambience fantastic, and the owner a pleasure to talk with. The bartenders make the best drinks--Sazeracs are superb--and the chef prepares a delightful meal. You need to make reservations ahead of time. Really the best restaurant in Lafayette by... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You know upon entering that you are in an Italian cafe. Marcello's is known locally for its great stock of wines, and there are wine displays all over the place. The food was good, and the menu adequate for lunch. I didn't ask if there was a separate menu for dinner--if not, the menu is sparse as a dinner menu.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

One of the best Italian restaurants in the south. Ambiance, service and wine selection are all outstanding.

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Geismar, LA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice menu, Italian with variety of seafood, chicken and veal choice of meat for several of the dishes. I had pig cheeks Marsala which was excellent! I will bring my husband back for this dish it was so good! There was a good choice of appetizers and salads on the menu that looked good, although I didn't try any. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 340 Kaliste Saloom, Suite C, Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 337-235-1002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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