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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Urbana, Illinois
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service; good food. A step up from much of the dining fare of the area. Prices are in line. I had veal piccata- not my more common choice and i was concerned it would be tough because it was moderately thin slice, but it was very tasty with the garlic mushroom sauce.

Thank Roqzy
Antioch, Illinois
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here for lunch they had several lunch specials service was good wine was reasonable food was very good

Thank henry d
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We returned to Marcello's after an absence of several years due to two outstanding Italian restaurants established themselves on the Island. We were blown away..the interior is fresh, light and open...and the service and food matched it and more! Although the server (and the whole team) was young, he was very professional. And complex dishes like Eggplant Parmesan and Pot... More 

Thank Bob C
Los Fresnos, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

the italian food is very good. the seafood dishes are always good also. served with hot italian bread and dipping sauce. very good service. meatball and spagetti comes with two huge meat balls two could share this. the fish dishes are always well prepared. service is excellent atmosphere is relaxing and quite.

Thank ragillies
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

So, it was my turn to choose a dinner restaurant, and did I hit Bingo! From the moment we entered, (6 of us) we were greeted courteously, shown our table and from there on, everything was wonderful. Our waitress, Alaura, was top notch and guided us expertly through the menu. Each of us had something different, and each one was... More 

Thank Carole Z
San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant. I had the Veal which had a nice flavor and cappellinni pasta. I was there for lunch last week. Prices were not outrageous. This restaurant is a good choice in Port Isabel. In South Padre Island I prefer Gabriela's.

Thank Rafael T
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent shrimp alfredo, veal scallopini, cheese ravioli. The chef/owner came to our table and specially made our dinners to minimize garlic and gluten. One of our favorite restaurants in the seaside area.

Thank Bucklansford
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Went to Marcello’s Restaurant last night for dinner and I’m so glad we did! We read several other reviews from previous trips and were hesitant to try; but this trip we decided that we wanted to form our own opinion and were pleasantly surprised! We enjoyed cocktails in the restaurant’s bar and learned specials were offered on drinks and on... More 

Thank TexasDivers
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Last night some friends and I took part in the most delicious foodgasmic experience. Chef Bettina really made us feel at home and treated us like family. Her personal food and wine recommendations fit our palates like a glove. The soothing music provided by a lone guitarist just completely complemented our atmosphere. Thank You Chef for all your personal attention... More 

Thank Juan A
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Marcello's offers a great selection of Italian dishes and pastas. Loved the chicken Alfredo and chicken parmigiana !!! Desserts are delicious too! Great location! Great service!

Thank whiteswan9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $26
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?