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Marcello Ristorante

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140 W Hillcrest Dr, Ste 117, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-371-4367
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Marcello Ristorante sits in a non descript strip mall off of Hillcrest. But once inside you're transported to a wonderful little restaurant. Dishes were on-point and so delicious. I've been there a couple of different times and each time, it's been consistently good. I haven't had a dish that I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Laurie E
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Marcello Ristorante sits in a non descript strip mall off of Hillcrest. But once inside you're transported to a wonderful little restaurant. Dishes were on-point and so delicious. I've been there a couple of different times and each time, it's been consistently good. I haven't had a dish that I didn't like. The staff is very knowledgeable and courteous.

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Thank Laurie E
Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dine at Marcello's several times a year. Every time I have enjoyed an excellent experience. On occasion I have made a special request in advance and Marcello has prepared an outstanding meal. The staff is attentive and the ambiance are great. Of course it is going to cost a little more but, no more than any fine restaurant. I... More 

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Thank CARLOS G
Newbury Park, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We've been going to his restaurant for over 20 years. It's the best Italian food in the area without breaking the bank. The food is fresh and delicious without being fussy. Our favorites are the risotto and osso buco. The service The owners also operate the deli next door which is also good. Order the porchetta sandwich.

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Thank G G
Midlands
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

A great Italian restaurant. Greeted at the door by the owner, good atmosphere in a crisply presented restaurant, good menu, excellent service and wonderful food. Price was a little higher than expected but worth every penny. I'm mystified by the few poorly scored reviews on here, they bear no relationship to our experience.

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Thank GuyRocksOn
Amerikaner im Schweiz
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The restaurant began almost 25 years ago in its current location with a broad Italian menu with very generous portions. It still has a broad Italian menu, more diverse now, and the food is excellent, but it's not on the order of, say, Tuscany. The atmosphere is calm, quiet and relaxed, and the service is truly fine. The portions tend... More 

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Thank Abbadiani
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This restaurant is anything but gourmet. Aside from the pretentious Italian accents and the fake decor, the food is third world village meal thrown together with thuggish customer service that is very unprofessional and hostile to customers.

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Thank Eller W
Thousand Oaks, California
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Used to go here regularly years ago. Went back recently and was really disappointed. Overpriced and under average service. My wife didn't like her food, don't eat it and no offer was made to either correct it, to to get her something else.

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Thank Joe B
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Keeps getting more and more expensive. The food is good but the atmosphere can be very noisy and not conducive to a nice meal out. Service varies.

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Thank Professor32
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

My family has come to Marcello for years and years. For every special occasion we come to eat the delicious food and are greeted with warm smiles and greetings. The fried calamari and the grilled tomato and burrata appetizers are the favorites. The pastas are all amazing and don't forget to save room for dessert! Creme Brulee and coffee...

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Laguna Hills, CA
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This restaurant was such a surprise that I was compelled to write this review. If one word could sum up the quality of the food it would be “fresh”. I ordered the linguine and clams and the flavor was amazing. The pasta tasted like it was pressed directly over a pot of crystal clear water and then boiled to perfection.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 W Hillcrest Dr, Ste 117, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: 805-371-4367

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?