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“An Excellent Meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marcello's Ristorante

Marcello's Ristorante
21 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY
845-357-9108
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Ranked #2 of 50 restaurants in Suffern
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Nyack, NY
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“An Excellent Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This is a first class local Italian restaurant. We have enjoyed eating here for the past 25 years. The menu varies with the seasons and there are always Chef's specials. The atmosphere is informal and very pleasant. There are at least two other dining rooms where parties can be booked.
This evening we enjoyed a baked pear stfuffed with gorgonzola cheese and placed on a bed of chopped Romaine. The dressing was light and absolutely delicious.
My husband had cheese ravioli (his favorite) with a Bolognese sauce which was excellent. I chose spaghetti Putanesca which was wonderfully spicey with gaeta olives and capers. A very generous glass of Montepulciano accompanied the meal.
The dessert menu always causes a problem because we share and this evening was no exception. The Reginetta or the pizelle?? What a way to end the day!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pomona, New York
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“Have never had anything but a superlative meal prepared freshly and attentively served”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Have been going to Marcello's for 20+ years and have never been disappointed with the food or service at this wonderful treasure in downtown Suffern. We have had numerous holiday parties there and look forward to each year's gathering. Marcello's is a gem.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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marcelloSuffern, General Manager at Marcello's Ristorante, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
I am glad to hear that you have your holiday parties with us. We love that you have been our regular customers for 20+ years. Its customers like you that help us stay a gem and keeps us strong. Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon!
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“Consistent excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011 via mobile

Marcello's is THE outstanding Italian restaurant in Rockland county. The quality and consistency of the food is a testament to the dedication of Marcello Russodevito, the owner and chef, to provide both traditional and inventive Italian cuisine of the highest standard. Excellent Italian wine list too!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Outstanding Italian - relaxed atmosphere, but elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Superb food. Attentive, friendly service. Good wine recommendations. Willing to adjust recipes to accommodate food allergies. Knowledgeable about Italian food specialties.

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“Not worth a return”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011 via mobile

Food was ok, but not worth the $25 I paid for a salmon dinner. If it at least included a house salad, the value score may have been higher.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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marcelloSuffern, Owner at Marcello's Ristorante, responded to this review, November 27, 2011
Please understand that $24 for the salmon
Makes the rack of lamb,the veal chop,and many high item on the menu to be priced at lower cost for more well-rounded priced menu.
I.e. veal chop,Lamb,beef Marcello price $32 with side dish.
Average priced in any steak house around my location
Average price $38, ala carte side dish so average $45.
At Marcello's you can split salad and order individual appetizers orders of pasta.
Thank you Marcello
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