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“A Must Visit Place in South Padre Island”

Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza
Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Port Isabel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“A Must Visit Place in South Padre Island”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

After a day of fishing off of South Padre Island, we visited Marcello's for dinner. The second we walked in Mercedes treated us as though we were old friends coming into her home. We brought a cooler of freshly caught fish and they took it back to the kitchen and prepared it for us. The cost was very affordable and included sides.

We got to listen to a wonderful saxophone player and the night was just lovely.

Did I mention how good the food was??? Great time and was a real highlight of our trip!

  • Visited January 2014
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
We all appreciate your comments and business. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other restaurants Pirate's Landing, Pier 19, Sea Ranch, and Marcello's
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South Padre Island, Texas, USA
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“Now THAT'S Italian!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very good Italian food! Especially like the lasagna & the Stromboli's! Atmosphere is definitely Italian - nearly elegant! Pizza is good, as well, but not one of my favorites. I would have given this an "Excellent" rating - but the service is lacking a bit. We've been there often - always have to ask for grated Parm. Cheese or more oil (for the bread dip!); waiters aren't too attentive (have to wave them down to get another beverage, or the bill, etc.). They recently changed management, and the service seemed to improve a little, but not enough for my satisfaction yet.

Visited December 2013
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Thank WinterTexanfromMI
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We all appreciate your comments and business. We will certainly address your points. Thank You for addressing them. There is always a manager on duty to also discuss anything. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other restaurants Pirate's Landing, Pier 19, Sea Ranch and Laguna Bob's in the future.
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“Loved the atmosphere and good”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended. Live saxophone, candle-lit dinner and wine- what more can I ask for? You must come here for dinner when you are in South Padre Island.

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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
We all appreciate your comments and business. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other locations in the future Pier 19, Pirate's Landing, Laguna Bob's and Sea Ranch.
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South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Fantastic Food and Service matched it as well!
Great Atmosphere with Live music tonight. Very enjoyable!

  • Visited January 2014
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
We all appreciate your comments and business. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other locations in the future Pier 19, Pirate's Landing, Laguna Bob's and Sea Ranch.
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Manteca, California
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“Fabulous New Years Dinner!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Food was delicious. Service was great. Loved the live music and half-priced wine :-) . And we enjoyed the interaction with the new management - congratulations Paul and Mercedes! All in all a wonderful experience and we've already been back!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Diane L
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spiislandstylin, Manager at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
We all appreciate your comments and business. We look forward to serving you and all of our guests in the future. Please also visit our other locations in the future Pier 19, Pirate's Landing, Laguna Bob's and Sea Ranch.
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