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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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Mesquite, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby & I celebrating our anniversary at south padre. We thought we'd do a fancy late lunch since we were kid free. So we go to Marcelo. We didn't even make it to dinner. We were one of two couples there so shouldn't be that hard to get it right. First I was brought disgusting spoiled rotten ice tea. Nothing... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were trying to find a nice place to eat for our anniversary and to our surprise, not only was this place classy and reasonably priced, the customer service was absolutely exquisite. We were attended to quickly, our server Gary was polite, explained the menu very well and got is everything we asked for even though it wasn't on the... More 

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Thank tifftiff1996
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to find a nice Italian restaurant for our one year anniversary but we found SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. We were blown away by the service. The food was delicious! Our server, Gary, was great the whole time, and gave us free ice cream at the end. Unfortunately, my fiancé is pregnant and started having heavy contractions so... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant with great ambiance! The food was delicious- they brought out some of the best garlic bread I've ever had, while we waited for our meal. I ordered the fettuccini Alfredo with breaded chicken and it was fabulous! The cream of broccoli soup was also very good! My husband also enjoyed his chicken parmigiana and said... More 

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mcallen
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing food , it's a must !!!! The service was great , the food was fantastic. New owner and they have a great little gift shop!!

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Waldorf, Maryland
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Marcello's (4 adults) during our SPI vacation. We're from the east coast and are spoiled by the ready availability of Italian restaurants. There aren't as many in southern Texas, so it was nice to find Marcello's. We dined there on a weeknight, around 6 pm. There weren't many other diners then, but more were arriving by the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a week on South Padre Island with our grandson and we went to Marcellos twice as we all enjoyed the food (even our grandson who is very picky)! The staff is very friendly and accommodating! The decor is bright and cheery!! The location is easy to get to and the on the street parking is convenient. We will definitely... More 

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Thank bmonnavill
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Service was poor and portions have gotten smaller. Won't be going back! We've been going there for the last 12 years. Sad!

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Thank Loove2run
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Our waiter Wes was very friendly and attentive. We ordered pepperoni and chicken spinach artichoke pizza and it was delicious. It was not too heavy and the garlic bread is awesome!

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I know that none of these places are going to serve USDA prime steak, and my wife orders high quality grass fed beef for home use, so I don't generally go out for steak (HIME Japanese Steakhouse in Harlingen is an exception to that rule). I have eaten here several times. The service is always 1st rate, the spaghetti is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $26
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?