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“Italian at it's best” 5 of 5 stars
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Marcello Ristorante
140 W Hillcrest Dr, Ste 117, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-371-4367
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Ranked #5 of 183 Restaurants in Thousand Oaks
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Thousand Oaks, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Italian at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

When we go to Marcello's we have show a bit of restraint; otherwise I would fill up on the awesome tomato tempenade served right as you are seated. Someday, I'll order off the menu, but the specials always sound so incredible. My last dinner was a slow braised boneless short rib over creamy polenta. Nice wine selection.

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Newbury Park, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Our favorite Italian restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Elegant and relaxing. Professional staff. Quaint and beautiful. Outside seating available against a backdrop of glistening lights and rose bush hedge, under market umbrellas. Excellent wines. Their butter lettuce salad is to die for! My husband and I never share our salads! Delicious crusty bread, too. All 4 of us love going there, and that says a lot.

Visited December 2011
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“great diner with family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

We had a great diner with our family and we got a free Bruscetta. The service was excellent and we were given the right attention. A friendly word and some interest around our vacation was also much appreciated. And, the food and wine were excellent. Once we visit thousand oaks again... we will certainly visit Marcello's restaurant again!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A long time favorite...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This family run retaraunt is truly outstanding. I've never had anything less than an excellent meal here. It is very special. We come back again and again.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thousand Oaks, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Restaurant for Special Celebrations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We've been coming here for years but I just started writing reviews last year.This is our go to place for special dinners with friends ,family, or just with my husband .We went this week for my Father-in-law's 99th birthday because this is his favorite place also.He ordered the pasta and white clam sauce that is always perfect and my Mother loved her pesto lasagna.My husband and son raved about their pork chop special with cannoli beans.I had the mixed seafood boccatini that was so good I wanted to lick the plate.Of course we had our usual appetizer -Fried Calamari -the best around.Our group of friends have been coming here for years for our birthdays-the last time was in April.It was a Friday night and very busy but our service was just as good as it usually is and the food was great.It's in a strip mall and the stores are quiet at night which leaves plenty of parking spaces free.I hope they will be here for a long time.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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