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Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza

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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza is located in Port...
Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza is located in Port Isabel, Texas adjacent to our historic and renowned Lighthouse Square. Enjoy our classic Italian dining and coastal cuisine with old-world charm, casual elegance and a vast menu of hand-made pasta dishes, delectable seafood, pizzas and other Italian classics. At Marcello's all of our bread, pizza dough, sauces and dishes are made from scratch and we take great pride in our fresh, quality ingredients. We serve lunch and dinner daily. We look forward to serving you!
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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
The BEST Rehearsal Dinner!

A perfect event!! The chef and restaurant chose an elegant, yet affordable wine, as guests entered. Bruschetta appetizers were delicious! Guests received a personalized gift menu, as they dined on three delectable, preselected entrees, accompanied by homemade bread. Candlelit tables, beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A perfect event!! The chef and restaurant chose an elegant, yet affordable wine, as guests entered. Bruschetta appetizers were delicious! Guests received a personalized gift menu, as they dined on three delectable, preselected entrees, accompanied by homemade bread. Candlelit tables, beautiful music, and desserts plated and served! The very best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here 5-6 times and never been disappointed. We've had spaghetti & meatballs, chicken fettuccine, chicken piccata, and take out pizza and it's all been great! One of the best places to eat in Port Isabel.

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Cleburne, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really enjoyed our family lunch. Great kids menu, large portions. Pizza was good. The garlic bread they serve was really buttery and delicious! Superb service, never had to wait for a drink refill (and we had a ton of them between the 6 of us). The pear William dessert was one of the best things I have ever eaten!

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

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

KC
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been by and have always seen lots of car,decided it was time to check it out ,food and service were great hince the 5 stars. The ice tea was mediocre, like most places near the coast due to water quality,but we will be back more often.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

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

Harlingen, Texas
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I decided to try it after a long time since I don't live in the area any more, I had the fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp and my daughter had the Stromboli , I remember they used to make their own pasta but not anymore that was a disappointment for me even so the Alfredo sauce was or is one of... More 

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

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

Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

nice sit down venue. relaxed atmosphere. the place to go if you are not in a hurry. food expensive for what you get.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

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

Lubbock, Texas
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

found this place by just driving by and tried it. there was a guitar player entertaining when I walked in. he was good. to tell the truth Im not much of a Italian food eater. this was just okay.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

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

Katy, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place was nice, music pleasant, service was good but the food is pricy, meals not well presented ... Maybe the place had its good years but not anymore. It has potential and hopefully the owners can see that.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

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

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Food was amazing and service was excellent. Elegant atmosphere for the beach weather here. I will definitely frequent Marcello's when I get the chance.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

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

Houston
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great atmosphere. Live music. Good food & service. Reasonable wines. My wife enjoyed the Flounder Primavera, and I liked the Port Scallopini. There was enough to take home, but as we were visitors we finished the food, along with the soup or salad, and great bread.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review

We all appreciate your business and comments. Thank You, we look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also join us at our other restaurants Pirate's Landing, Sea Ranch, Pier 19, and Laguna Bob's in the future. 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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza is located in Port Isabel, Texas adjacent to our historic and renowned Lighthouse Square. Enjoy our classic Italian dining and coastal cuisine with old-world charm, casual elegance and a vast menu of hand-made pasta dishes, delectable seafood, pizzas and other Italian classics. At Marcello's all of our bread, pizza dough, sauces and dishes are made from scratch and we take great pride in our fresh, quality ingredients. We serve lunch and dinner daily. We look forward to serving you!
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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