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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with excellent service,Marinara sauce of several types had the perfect amount of spice and sweetness' very reasonable pricing for the large quantity meals

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want real Italian food, go to Marcellos. Chef Bettina lets the flavor come through her menu items. Not overly spiced and seems like how Italians in Southern Italy really prepare their entrees. A nice sit-down restaurant. The atmosphere is friendly too.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marcello's is a great place to eat. It is a bit more upscale than most on SPI or Port Isabel which my wife and I found to be a pleasant change. On the night we were there it had both great food and great entertainment. So what else can I say? You have to try it for yourself but I... More 

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Tupelo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we visited South Padre Island we discovered this gem for Italian food. The Wednesday night we visited, bottles of wine were half priced. We ordered spaghetti with marinara sauce and a medium pizza. Both were delicious but the bread was to die for! My salad was delicious and the bleu cheese dressing with a separate soufflé cup... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rest of you may dread going to work on Mondays, but not me. I know I'm going to Chef Bettina's wine pairing dinner in the evening. If you sign up to get their emails, you'll receive the menu on Thursday or Friday, make a reservation and you're in! I've never eaten anything there I didn't love. Wonderful place!

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Williston, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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McGregor, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?