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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: 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
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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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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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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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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Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Marcello's has excellent service, excellent food, and excellent prices for the quality and service. The restaurant is neat and clean and it is in the perfect location for a bit of site-seeing and shopping. Highly recommend. Lunch prices ranged from $7-12. Majority of plates are $9. The portions are perfect. You will leave here wanting to go again!

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

We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You. 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 

Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Eating in Port Isabel can be nice while staying at SPI - the crowds are fewer and the food is fantastic here. We must also add that all the staff was super friendly and efficient.

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We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You. 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 More 

Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was great, priced just right and accompanied by an outstanding service. I visited the place for launch and dinner, in two different occasions. And both times I have been more than impressed. Large establishment with a separate pub, really clean and with strong welcoming feeling. The stuff is friendly and very attentive. The food is fantastic and made... More 

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We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You. 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 More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Family came in for the Fourth and wanted to eat before we headed to the grocery store to stock up for the week. Marcello's seemed well reviewed. When we got there it was obvious that the place needed a little facelift. The hostess was great and the waiter tried hard, but the kitchen just could not get its act together.... More 

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We appreciate your comments and feedback. We are certain this was an isolated event. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had occasion to go back to Marcello's restaurant for dinner tonight with friends. We had the opportunity to taste some of the Chef Bettina' s delicacies. Since Chef Bettina came to Marcello's, the menu has become exquisite, the food is the best, the variety wonderful and the choices of wine complimented the palate. Tonight we enjoyed a special pork... More 

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We all appreciate your comments and business. Thank You. 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 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

No words to describe how delicious the food is here. My children raved at the fresh bread and soups from scratch--- all from scratch! The sandwiches, house salad as well as pasta just amazing. Wished I had known about it sooner, as we discovered it accidentally on our trip to Walmart. Much better than any restaurant on SPI (in terms... More 

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, 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, Laguna Bob's and Sea Ranch. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was one of the first places we ate at upon arriving on SPI. It had the best bread I have ever tasted!!!! The waitresses were so sweet and attentive. Definitely my favorite place we have eaten so far!

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, 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, Laguna Bob's and Sea Ranch. More 

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Additional Information about Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza

Address: 110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
Phone Number: +1 956-943-7611
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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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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