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Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza

110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
+1 956-943-7611
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (49 reviews)
“bread” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is a staple for our annual trek to SPI. This was our 4th trip to Marcello’s and is was excellent again. Service is always very good and the food is wonderful. Highly recommend Marcello’s. We will be back next year on our return...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef owner has had Sunday brunch for 6 weeks now. Not a buffet, a Sunday brunch menu. Excellent service, excellent variety. The opening pastry basket was wonderful with just-out-of-the-oven pastries including a chocolate croissant with warm chocolate oozing out of it. Our party tried...More

1  Thank clonemomma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brunch menu is amazing. So much variety. We tried the traditional eggs Benedict, vegetable omelet and french toast. The bloody mary was wonderful. The dishes were all delicious. The service is excellent and exceptionally friendly. Chef Betina will thoughtfully come by every table to...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

This place was just great! The service was so good and the food, oh the food was So Amazing!!! I simply loved it and highly recommend it!

Thank Paola_Turandot
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Solid quality of Italian food, the wine list could be better though. The hostess was very nice, the service a bit slow. I would recommend it for dinner though not sure how it is for lunchtime. The side area selling souvenirs is a nice addition.

Thank Sara O
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Everything we had was very good.. our waiter Willie was great. The bread lived up to reviews on this website. Salad was cold and fresh.. highly recommend the house dressing. Red snapper Siciliana is excellent !! Capellini was perfect with an excellent lemon butter garlic...More

Thank Katie3199
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely establishment; great food and good service. Do yourself a favor and order the tiramisu for dessert--you won't regret it!

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Prices are between 9.00 to 25.00. Nice quiet atmosphere. Service is great. Food is excellent. Pasta and pizza on the menu.

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed June 7, 2018

This place was awesome! The bread was the best I have ever had at an Italian restaurant. The services was excellent and the food was sooooo good. All four of us enjoyed what we ordered.

Thank bell0ni
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The menu has changed completely and now offers authentic Italian food with a good selection of wines including Chianti. Service very good. Sophisticated and fun music while dining. Great date place for dinner but also for families. Comfortable bar attached to dining room.

Thank Michael J
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Questions & Answers
Tom G
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Joyce G | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is acceptable but dressy would not be put of place.
Paul D
October 19, 2016|
Response from Rafael T | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I did not drink any alcoholic beverages. But I'm sure you can call the restaurant directly and ask. The staff were very friendly and receptive.
May 16, 2015|
Response from spiislandstylin | Property representative |
Thank you for thinking of Marcello's. We are a menu restaurant and do not offer a buffet. We can accommodate special request if you are looking for a large party of something special. We hope to serve you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $26
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 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
  • E-mail
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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