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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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 Italian dinner!

My husband and I visited Marcello's and had the ravioli. It was wonderful! The garlic bread was amazing!! Loved it! Nice and peaceful atmosphere and great service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Oklahoma
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  • Romantic
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Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Marcello's and had the ravioli. It was wonderful! The garlic bread was amazing!! Loved it! Nice and peaceful atmosphere and great service!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The beef lasagna was very good; lots of cheese, sauce was just right and everything about it was among the best ever. Portion was huge. The service was attentive, and they kept on bringing all the freshly made garlic bread we could eat. directly across from the lighthouse, which is nice to look at (and to climb if you are... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We have gone here for a few years now whenever we visit South Padre Island. The new owners took over a while back and have done a great job! We listened to live music and enjoyed food and wine. It was one of the highlights of our vacation. We look forward to dinner here each year now. I would recommend... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Anniversary dinner, perfect place. Server attentive but not overbearing, musician pleasant voice not too loud, food average, received complimentary dessert.

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Katy, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went on Mother's Day and they had a guy playing saxophone which was really nice and the food was extremely good. I got the chicken parm and my husband got the chicken fettucini alfredo. Huge portions and very reasonably priced. The cook even came out and was going from table to table greeting everyone which was a nice touch.... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

prices were a little on the high side, I had a $17 dollar calzone, my husband $18 spaghetti and meatballs and our son $7 kids pizza. Our food was wonderful the meatballs were size of a large fist and you get 2 of them. My roast beef calzone was the size of the entire plate, both of us did not... More 

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

We all appreciate your business and comments. I would like to say you knew the prices before you ordered and we delivered quality and portion. The pizza dough is the same for all of our pizza style dishes. Regretfully the kids meals are not a combo drink included. Yes we treat all the same adults and children. More 

Port Isabel, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There are a few excellent restaurants in this area and Marcello's is certainly one of them. This is a proper Italian restaurant with good décor, pleasant and efficient waitpersons, and well-prepared, tasty food. In the evenings, there is often a single musician playing (varied instruments). The menu has some non-Italian choices as well, such as steak and seafood (including shrimp,... 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 and we look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other restaurants in the future: Pier 19, Pirate's Landing, Sea Ranch, and Laguna Bob's. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ate there this evening and had the chicken Marsala and 3-way shrimp which was very fresh and well prepared. After reading the other reviews, we were a bit disappointed, however. The Alfredo portion of the shrimp was not as good as expected. The marsala sauce was really sweet and the chicken was a bit tough. The coctails were marvelous... 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 and we look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other restaurants in the future: Pier 19, Pirate's Landing, Sea Ranch, and Laguna Bob's. More 

Indianapolis, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

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

Centerville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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