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Marcello's Italian Restaurant

110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
+1 956-943-7611
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Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Port Isabel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Upon our arrival we were greated by the manager, Mercedes, whom explained the specials in detail. The presentation was appetizing. Our server, for our date night with friends, was Nikkole. She 'MADE' the experience. We enjoyed her wine selections as much as her dinner selections. She was so very confident in her food choices that we basically let her choose... More

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

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Nikkole was our waitress the night we dined. She was spot on. I'm a waitress as well and ask lots of questions...I'm very particular. She answered each inquiry with poise and certainty...this girl DEFINITELY knows the menu! Each of her recommendations were wonderful... I mean it...just great. Ask for her...she's the best server at Marcello's and we've been there lots... More

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

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a great dinner at Marcello's. Staff was friendly and inviting, and made everyone feel like family!!

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

We all appreciate your comments and business. We 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

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The manager, Paul Tully, greeted us at the door and that was the start of a very nice dining experience. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Tuesdays and Wednesdays were the icing on the cake. We enjoyed the pot roast over pasta special, which was delicious, and Chicken Marsala, which was good but a little rich. Definitely recommend during a... More

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

We all appreciate your comments and business. We 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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We are from San Antonio and have had our share of Italian food. We stayed on the island but drove back to Port Isabel to check out Marcello's Italian Restaurant. Eating at Marcelo was a great pick for our Sunday dinner. The menu had much to offer but I had my favorite spaghetti & meat sauce and Yes, met all... More

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

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

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved everything about this restaurant! Our waitress, Pricilla was awesome, super friendly, and very welcoming. The host talked to us too and she was a sweet heart. I'm a set ever as well so I really critique things and I'm telling you I had NOTHING bad to say.

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

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

Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We are locals and Marcello's has become our favorite restaurant in the SPI-PI area. The decor and atmosphere are classic and the food is great. In the Lighthouse Pub the mood is friendly with Adam and Javier always contributing to a pleasant visit. We always look forward to our visits. See you soon.

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

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

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I really question the authenticity and veracity of the reviews that have made this place #1 on TripAdvisor for Port Isabel. I have lived in the area for 10 years and have gone to this restaurant more than a few times and have never found it to be more than just average. After reading so many glowing reviews late last... More

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

We always appreciate customer comments and suggestions. We do not appreciate sneid comments. We are are good restaurant that specializes in quality food and service. Your comments coming from a nonexperienced (8) reviews yourself hardly makes you a seasoned trip advisor reviewer and based on the places you have reviewed certainily not much for quality. So next time make civilized... More

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went to this restaurant on Friday night on 15 August, and we a party of 4 and we all were very hungry and wanted to check out some italian food... we decided to go here and was pleasantly surprised that the food was very tasty and abundant.. I ordered the Bruschetta app and it was very good... the others in... More

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

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

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My family of 9 went into Marcello's for Italian food and pizza and it was great! The pizza's were huge so we split them, the bread was yummy, a few of us had pasta and it was amazing. Our large party was sat in the Pub portion where Adam the bartender did a great job. Another plus is the drink... More

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

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

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