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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for: Families with children
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
Anniversary Celebration with 70's Softies By Andrew

This experience is like a concert with a free table and delicious dinner. Thank you live performer guitarist singer Andrew. Find out when he is here and come enjoy a very romantic dinner. Bring your own flowers and your beloved. Refreshing. Wish we could come more often!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lynn M
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Harlingen, Texas
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Harlingen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This experience is like a concert with a free table and delicious dinner. Thank you live performer guitarist singer Andrew. Find out when he is here and come enjoy a very romantic dinner. Bring your own flowers and your beloved. Refreshing. Wish we could come more often!

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Thank Lynn M
Washago, Ont. Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited Marcello"s restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food is very good and the service we got from Jessica and the rest of the staff on this visit lived up to the excellent experience we have had in the past. Great value for the money.

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Thank Dan M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had pasta for lunch and it was just sort of OK- the marinara sauce tasted like it came out of a can. Chicken special looked nice but husband said it was tough.

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Thank Whitebear134
Wimberley, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Marcello's four years ago and loved the food. Nice to find out four years later that it is still very good and the staff is just as friendly and helpful as ever. Thank you Chef Bettina for a wonderful dinner and a lovely visit. We'll be back in April.

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Thank Madonna K
Forest City, Missouri
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting SPI for a destination wedding for my son and daughter-in-law. We were not familiar with the area and had made reception reservations at another newly opened Italian restaurant but the accommodations were substandard so the day before the wedding we called Marcello's to see if they could help us with the reception dinner. They graciously accepted and... More 

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Thank sherlyn312
Oregon
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carlos was an excellent server. The menu offers creative choices not found at other restaurants in the area. The food we ordered was very good - hot and tasty. The portions on everything (except the side salad) was generous. We took home enough for lunch the next day. The only two minor complaints were the small size of the side... More 

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Thank NancyInOregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have all these little paper menus around town advertising themselves. However, when we got there to sit down and look at the menus, EVERYTHING was different, different entrees, different prices. So after I got over picking out entree other than what I planned. It took foreverrrrrrr and then at shrimp capital of the Gulf, they charge you per shrimp... More 

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Thank 88mpower
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for dinner one evening between Christmas and New Year. The welcome and service were both excellent. The food was also very good with generous portions. The garlic bread was also delicious. I would definately return if in the area.

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Thank BUSTYBREEZER
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marcello's has been one of my favorite restaurants in the island area since the mid-80s. Their vegetable lasagna kept drawing me back again and again. In 2000, I introduced my husband and he fell in love after we brought snapper we caught on a deep sea fishing trip and they prepared it for us in the piccata style. On later... More 

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Thank kayvj
Brainerd, Minnesota
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to Marcello's since 1999, the ownership has changed hands but the food has stayed consistently good. We are retired and often dine out at lunch. We are always greeted by a friendly host/hostess. Weekdays they have a couple of lunch specials. Our favorite is the grilled chicken with green peppers and onions, and a side of Fettuccine... 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, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?