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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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Old Station, California
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank Becky1242891
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Urbana, Illinois
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 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 November 12, 2016

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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47 reviews
44 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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10 reviews
8 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

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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
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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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Harlingen, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?