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Marcello's Italian Restaurant

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110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
+1 956-943-7611
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Marcello's Italian Restaurant provides a Guest experience with distinctive...
Marcello's Italian Restaurant provides a Guest experience with distinctive traditional recipes. Incorporating the ancient and new art of cooking that ensure the highest standards and quality of ingredients available. We offer a unique selection of desserts that compliment our food. Marcello's atmosphere is simple, mysterious, elegant and comfortable. Clean and well maintained with Lively but not obstructive background music. Service staff that reflect the casual professional nature of the restaurant. A positive, happy feeling that perminates the entire restaurant. The menu is designed to offer moderatley priced alternatives. A cutting edge wine list featuring a large variety served by the glass. Our goal is to provide the best guest experience
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  • 270
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  • 68
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Meal

We were very happy with our meals, the selection, and ambiance. The chicken saltimbocca was wonderful. Marinara sauce tasted like tomatoes had just been picked. Awesome!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Joan M
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Indianapolis, United States
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Indianapolis, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We were very happy with our meals, the selection, and ambiance. The chicken saltimbocca was wonderful. Marinara sauce tasted like tomatoes had just been picked. Awesome!

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Centerville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

From beginning to end, this was a delicious meal! I had a seafood stuffed portobello mushroom with a side of angel hair pasta with pesto. Fabulous. My husband had the cioppino--chock full of big and little scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams and fish in a thick, outstanding red sauce. He could not stop talking about that dinner. The best we had... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Marcello's was by far the best meal we had during our recent spring break vacation on South Padre. The location is easy to get to in Port Isabel, just over the bridge. Plenty of parking around this quaint little Lighthouse neighborhood. Marcelo's is the perfect location for a romantic dinner or to dine as a group or family. The 2... More 

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Bethlehem
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our group of 9 people went here for Easter dinner. We made a reservation for 3:00 thinking the place would be packed and we were surprised when we got there and there was only 4 people dining in the place. The girl that waited on us did an excellent job. We started with wine and then got some appetizers followed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the finest top sirloin steaks I have ever experienced. Chef came to the table after dinner with genuine concern for our dining experience. Great prices and wonderful atmosphere.

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Port Isabel, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

our waitress had her hands full serving 12 of us and remembering each order. She was great. My husband enjoyed the stuffed flounder and I had the evening special, prime rib. I usually have the Parmesan chicken and should have had it instead. I ordered rare and got medium steak and the baked potato was still too firm to mash... More 

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Laguna Vista, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went into the restaurant and did not know what to eat. Executive Chef Bettina who is also the general manager suggested the Parmesan Crusted Flounder and let me say, it was the best flounder I have ever had. The dish presentation was excellent and the taste was the best part of the whole experience. It was a great dining... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food was excellent. It is a nice mix of Italian and seafood. We had 6 people in our party and our server Dora did a great job of taking care of us. The chef visited us at the table toward the end of our meal. Very good experience all around.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You for your business. We all look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also join us at our other restaurants in the future. Pier 19, Pirate's Landing, Sea Ranch, and Laguna Bob's More 

Manchester, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great food and nice wine in a pleasant ambiance, make this restaurant a nice alternative in the Port Isobel/South Padre Island area. If you are in the mood for Italian, this restaurant is for you. The food is very reasonably priced with really good early bird specials.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You for your business. We all look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also join us at our other restaurants in the future. Pier 19, Pirate's Landing, Sea Ranch, and Laguna Bob's More 

South Padre Island, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Executive Chef and General Mgr, Bettina Tolin has Marcellos back in 5-star rankings on every level! The atmosphere is so enjoyable and relaxing. Our waitress (Liz) was superb! We tried the toasted cheese ravioli. These are not your typical toasted ravioli by any means. Excellent!!!! My husband ordered Sicilian snapper w/shrimp and artichokes and I had one of the specials...creamy... More 

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You We all look forward to serving you in the future. Please also visit our other places: Pirate's Landing, Pier 19, Laguna Bob's, and Sea Ranch. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: +1 956-943-7611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Description

Marcello's Italian Restaurant provides a Guest experience with distinctive traditional recipes. Incorporating the ancient and new art of cooking that ensure the highest standards and quality of ingredients available. We offer a unique selection of desserts that compliment our food. Marcello's atmosphere is simple, mysterious, elegant and comfortable. Clean and well maintained with Lively but not obstructive background music. Service staff that reflect the casual professional nature of the restaurant. A positive, happy feeling that perminates the entire restaurant. The menu is designed to offer moderatley priced alternatives. A cutting edge wine list featuring a large variety served by the glass. Our goal is to provide the best guest experience
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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