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“Nice atmosphere, food could be better. Panna Cotta is to die for” 3 of 5 stars
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Marcellino Ristorante
11 Cooper St, Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 647-5458
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Ranked #42 of 160 Restaurants in Waltham
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, food could be better. Panna Cotta is to die for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Found this place waiting for a movie. Nice atmosphere. Great live music with a good pianist and enthusiastic soloist. The caprese starter was good but the tomatoes not beefy. The Aglio was a complete disappointment Inspite of being positioned as a Boston's best. The haddock was good but not spectacular. Desserts- panna cotta was the best but the tiramisu tasted a bit stale. The cappuccino was well made and left a good after taste. Service was excellent. Only if the food was better, this would have been a great experience.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Ristorante Marcellino, Waltham, Ma”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We've lived in this area over thirty years but had never tried this Italian restaurant located near the Waltham movie theaters. From the parking lot, you enter the front door and walk down a couple of steps to the restaurant and beautiful bar that runs the full length of the room. We had two glasses of excellent Pinot Grigio. My husband and I split a good Caesar salad. The bread basket contained bread that had been grilled or toasted and it was not wonderful. We had the Spaghetti Carbonara and the Baked Haddock. According to our waitress, both are popular. The spaghetti was excellent; the haddock okay. We split a dessert of Panna Cotta that was good. I had a single espresso. Overall service was excellent, decor pleasant if a little dated. The bill with tip was about $80, reasonable for this area. I might go back though not sure.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Like visiting one of the nicer north end restaurants in Boston but with free parking. Reservations highly recommended as the place was full. Traditional Italian food was excellent and when our pizza was taking a little longer than they thought it should (we hadn't even noticed because we were enjoying our appetizers, olives and Italian bread) the waiter brought us a huge antipasto plate of dried tomatoes, meats and cheese (complimentary). Ambiance was excellent, right down to the Italian music and clean bathrooms. Prices were a bit high, but not out of line with similar restaurants and we had purchased a groupon so it was a great deal. Nice selection of wines by the glass. We will definitely return and perhaps sit at the small booth near the beautiful bar that we declined this visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Delightful family restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The decor is warm and inviting as are the staff. We had a delicious Italian meal with ample portions and excellent service. The food was fresh and authentic

Visited October 2012
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Boston, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Expensive for average tasting food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This restaurant is located a little off of Moody Street. The front staff and our waitress was very unfriendly and didn't know the menu well. The food was very average for the price you pay for it. The ambiance was quite okay, but the food can certainly taste a lot better. If you are willing to spend $$$ for a quiet evening for mediocre food, go for it. I'm not going back there!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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