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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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Williston, North Dakota
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great experience at Marcello's!!! First, the Lobster Rockefeller was excellent! Something new, I hope is added to the menu!! Our entrees were also excellent! Portions large and very good! Forgot to mention the bread. Could make a meal of it by itself!! Oh yes, the wedding soup is also great!! Service was excellent! Timed perfectly!! Thank you... More 

Thank Charlie R
McGregor, Iowa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels as if you are stepping back into a 1950-60's Italian Bistro. A nice change from all the current Italian chain restaurants.We enjoyed the main course though the salad was small and disappointing. A definite positive was the fact the special on Wednesday nights is a bottle of wine at half price! The service was slow. It seemed as... More 

Thank Reiswebers
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten in bar area twice...excellent bar menu and good pizza and sandwiches. Sandwiches are big enough to split if not overly hungry. The reason I didn't give 5 stars is because music entertainment is loud and very difficult to converse if that's a priority.

Thank dontlikesnow44
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for dinner and tried the lasagne it was good and juicy plenty of cheese and well cooked, the service and prices were fair and it looks like a place i would definitely go back to.

Thank Edgar J
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is friendly....very good food and wine is good (but my husband didn't care for the veal...too sweet for him)...I prefer to go casual/nice for dinner. Presentation of food is nice.

Thank cskrtk
Old Station, California
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Classy surroundings and great service, with delicious Italian and American dishes. Loved the seasoned breadsticks, and the seafood pizza was incredible: overflowing with fresh shrimp, scallops and clams. If you like garlic, order the roasted garlic and olive oil topping - fantastic! We took advantage of 1/2 price wine by the bottle and walked out with a good bottle Santa... More 

Thank William B
Brainerd, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We've been coming to Marcello's since 1999, the ownership has changed hands but the food has stayed consistently good. We are retired and often dine out at lunch. We are always greeted by a friendly host/hostess. Weekdays they have a couple of lunch specials. Our favorite is the grilled chicken with green peppers and onions, and a side of Fettuccine... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Yes the chicken was rubbery like when you put it in microwave to defrost quickly ... my husbands spaghetti was good... will not eat this here again . Sorry Alexus

Thank Marcast
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

There when there was live music, really nice. Good good, great service, warm and cozy. Andrew Minkler was really good on guitar and loved his choice of songs!

Thank KiteboardingMan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This is a nice Italian restaurant it has a separate bar area with a few good beer taps Pizza is top notch lots of cheese.

Thank Beerhunter60

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?