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4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
+1 941-921-6794
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal chop” (24 reviews)
“caesar salad” (37 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read about Marcellos and decided on trying with friends. Menu is on chalkboard and changes daily. Appears to be remodeled since last year when I stopped in to check on reservation policy. Everyone’s meal was delish!!!!

Thank Traveler1941_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

!Great food! Great dinning experience. Not the place to go if you are in a hurry. Make reservations way ahead and remember what name you used.

Thank dbert12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very intimate settling - only about 40 table seats, plust fout at the bar. Marcello himself does the cooking from an open kitchen, right behind the open bar. We shared the grilled octopus to start and it was delicious - very tender....More

Thank SouthboundEventually
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic definitely need to make a reservation ahead of time. There is a menu but they do not hand it to you when you are seated. They come with a board with special wines, and also the specials for the evening most...More

Thank Hollmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk in. The atmosphere is inviting. This New Yorker knows inviting.... the family feel from Marcello who seems to know all of his patrons is like none other. The food is freshly prepared and impeccable. The wait staff prepares fresh Caesar...More

Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Went to Marcello for the first time last night! It certainly will not be the last! From the opening bread throughout the entire meal, best service I’ve seen! The tableside prepared Caesar Salad was excellent! The Osso Buco I ordered was perfect. My wife’s lobster...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 12 February 2018

It has been two years since I have been to Marcello's and it remains outstanding. I had the Veal Marsala and it is spectacular. The wine list is excellent and very fairly priced. Marcello's is a small restaurant so make your reservation well in advance....More

Thank Travelingman1212
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Owner Marcello (hence name of restaurant) will be found behind the bar preparing all the meals and they are fabulous. Four of us dined with each having a separate main course and we were all delighted with our meals. It is a small restaurant seating...More

Thank TAFoust
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This chef owner restaurant is all about great food,wine and service. The front of the house team does a great job a delivering the chefs awesome local based menu and the extensive wine list . The menu is on a chalk board and the knowledgable...More

Thank joe m
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We must have driven past this restaurant 100 times, but because we'd have been looking for Trader Joe's on the same street, we'd missed it. How fortunate to remedy this deficiency tonight. This is definitely one, and perhaps the, best Italian restaurant in Sarasota. Relatively...More

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Nancy H
17 December 2017|
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Response from Lee P | Reviewed this property |
no round table for eight.
Alphonse D
10 March 2017|
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Response from Lee P | Reviewed this property |
No you must call and leave your phone #. The Chef owner will call you back
2 April 2015|
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Response from Lee P | Reviewed this property |
No. Menu changes daily and is on a rolling blackboard. Steak and a Veal Chop are always available. Fresh Fish and homemade pasta are the mainstays,
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-6794
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