Da Marcella - Midtown

Da Marcella - Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.damarcellamidtown.com/Home.html
  • Phone: 9176393911x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:30 pm
    Saturdays: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Sundays: 4:00 pm - 10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Francisco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available
  • Entertainment: Live Music on special events only

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Near Subway: Take the B,D,F,1,E,6, R, W
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Closest Parking on 51st Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
A word from Da Marcella - Midtown
Da Marcella: Located in midtown, it is a Mediterranean Tavern that serves the best quality, healthy food. We have a passion for good food and excellent service, utilizing the best ingredients.
Most importantly, we have a love for food, service and quality.
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Da Marcella - Midtown reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (35)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (12)romantic (10)notable wine list (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • It was closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I booked restaurant using open table. Got confirmation email for the time I wanted. Walked around to restaurant with my 75 year old mother only to find restaurant shut. We then had to try and find another restaurant reasonably close so my mother did not have to walk too far
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  • yummy gnocchi
    ajbateson
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The gnocchi with shrimp was delicious. There were not a lot of people there on a Friday night so it was easy to talk.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Date Night Spot
    Gr82eatVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This location is central to Rockefeller Center and is cozy with great food. My husband and I dined there and were greeted warmly and taken to our table promptly. Our waiter, Nelson was very attentive, courteous and offered great food suggestions. We started off with calamari which was very good and I had the grilled steak entree, while my husband had the shrimp gnocchi dish, but were quite tasty and satisfying. We ended our meal with cheesecake and left happy. We plan to return if we're every in this area, looking for a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joe2VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    second time i have eaten there and while the food was fine the service was slow
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • joe2VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The restaurant offered excellent food and service; quite and not rushed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ICENETH
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    overall good value for money and we had excellent meal . Also they especially prepared pasta meal for our son that was not on the menu Certainly recommend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pasta
    ahoughjr3
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Worth every penny. Had the pink sauce and pappardelle. Really really tasty.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay
    Vafamily
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    When we arrived, the restaurant wasn't busy, yet our table was wedged between the bathrooms, kitchen and server area. Server was indifferent with us. No greeting, explanation of specials, etc., just asked if we were ready to order. We had no complaints about the food, but nothing was outstanding. We had salmon, short ribs, chicken Parmesan, Delmonico steak and a couple of pastas. All were good, none were memorable. Best dish all night was a side order of mushroom polenta. Server never offered us fresh pepper or cheese. A different waiter took over halfway through and was much friendlier and we did enjoy the desserts and coffee. We spend a lot of weekends in NYC and this was a very underwhelming dinner experience for NYC.
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  • Nice option for midtown
    Scott
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very good restaurant in midtown...food is very good, especially the homemade pasta...wife had a great Cornish hen...service is very good...prices reasonable for midtown
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...
    JMA1VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant close by to an office gathering and and chose Marcella because of the recent reviews and location not realizing we had eaten there before using a promo offer. 1) Waiter was either just plain inattentive or the restaurant was short staffed 2) Huge lapse between appetizers and entree being served (protein on the plate was hot, potatoes and sautéed spinach lukewarm at best) 3) Marcella has a "B" city rating (posted downstairs not at street level) 4) We spent the entire dinner trying to kill nats flying around us and could not wait to get out of there! The most disturbing thing was when we mentioned this to our waiter he apologized and said the bar was not cleaned correctly the previously evening. Yikes!
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  • great business -day lunch
    satisfiedVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Booked lunch at Da Marcella based on strong reviews and were more than delighted. The food came quickly and was remarkably fresh, flavorful and healthful. The soup-of-the day was very good and the wild salmon with garlic and rosemary was remarkably flavorful and full of life. The Broccoli rabe was very good (but may have been salty) and the liver was mild, tender and tasty. The two of us will return to this gem. Service was fine / more than adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing find
    NYmemories
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We visited this restaurant hoping it lived up to the review we found. It is in a covenient midtown location opposite the Radio City Music Hall. Steep steps downstairs (don't know if they is a lift?) An amazing find, a true gem. Charming waiters, great atmosphere and the food is to die for! If I could have licked the plate I would have! Will definitely be returning when I next visit NYC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good neighborhood spot
    KWR57VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Quiet, good food and quick service. Very good spot for business lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Find
    Abby
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Loved the ambiance when I walked in. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    Laia
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Pleasant, good music, no noise which is lovely for a change so you can actually hear each other, tasty food, priced reasonable for NY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good quick and local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great spot for local quick lunch. Quick service and friendly staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem right by Rock Center
    Dick
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great place for a lunch and conversation. Met there with a friend for lunch to catch up; service was super accommodating. Hidden from the noise and bustle of rock center. Worth checking out for yourself - you will not be disappointed. Definitely recommend the beet cappacio with feta - so so good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service can be improved
    ivan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    giving it 5-star because of the food and the friendliness of the hosts, servers can do a lot better though and would have been 4.5 if there was such an option. nice ambiance
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hmmnn
    Kim1VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    A difficult review as objectively I have no complaints. I have been to the West Houston restaurant many times. It's great. But mid town. Not so sure. We arrived very wet as we were caught in a downpour. Staff were really helpful drying us off! And service was good thereafter. And the food was not bad either. They are still doing their free pasta promotion. If that lasts much longer was does that say? Overall I prefer the West Houston restaurant. It just has a better feel . And I think the food is better too.
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  • Gem of Midtown Manhattan
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I had dinner with my daughter for her 21st birthday and Da Marcella did not disappoint. The Steak Delmonico (Grilled NY Steak) and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (specialty of the house) we ordered was divine. The waiters were attentive and friendly. Thank you for making this occasion special. We will definitely return if ever we are in NY again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One good plate, one too salty
    HappyChineseDiner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Took my out of town guest there for lunch. She had the the beef stew (sort of) while I finished the shrimp skew. My was tasty, but her plate was pretty salty. She wouldn't eat her entree and we shared my shrimps. Ambience was good with a balanced mix of local residents, foreign tourists, and people from the offices nearby. Service was prompt and adequate, as most restaurants in the city. If the chef had a chance to read my review, please use less salt for the meat dishes next time. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going great until.......
    NickMVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Hostess - beautiful. Appetizers awesome. Main meal awesome. Dessert awesome. Service was awesome until...... Killed the mood at the end when they seemed to flop. Only took our dessert order but no coffee/tea offer. We had to pull the waiter over for that request. Wrong coffee came initially. Correct coffee came but forgot my tea. No spoons given nor milk. Had to ask. The milk they gave seemed to be curdled and we returned both coffee's. Then my tea came to which I returned it. Then had a delay asking for the check. All in all, I think this was just a bad ending to a great meal. I would probably try this place again as the food was that good. The ending just killed a perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Little Italian/Mediterranean
    LynJohn1023
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Don't be fooled by the quaintness though. This place is a gem! It is a stairwell down from the street, but not hard to locate. Even the walk down was interesting. The service was superlative. We had two waiters and not because someone was taking a break. We had them simultaneously. The tables were a bit close. But, as I say, it was quaint. The food was to die for. Presentation was very appetizing. The flavors were well married and pleasant to the palate. We went to celebrate my oldest child's engagement. I'll go to celebrate the birth of his first child as well. We will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Go eat here---it is great!!
    TimB
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Staying nearby and decided to try this place. Had read the Open Table reviews and decided to try before a theatre performance. There was plenty of staff all very attentive so prior service issues have been beautifully resolved. The food is incredibly delicious and well prepared. Only wish I had more time to savor additional courses. A real bargain for such exceptional food. My only issue was the lighting was a little dim at my table. It may have been better elsewhere in the place. Bar looked inviting. Friendly staff! Looking forward to another visit soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual atmosphere, good food
    longislanditalian
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us by the lovely lady at the front desk of our hotel. We were looking for something close by as we were seeing a concert at Radio City. The restaurant was just down the block from both places. We were given a coupon for a free pasta dish which we used and the tagliatelle bolognese was outstanding. The mozzarella and tomato appetizer was delicious but a little skimpy, as was the short rib entree. The only thing below par were the drinks - my wine was awful and returned for a sangria that tasted like grape juice. However, considering the pricing for this part of town, and the quality of the food, it was a good recommendation.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food - Great Prices
    AKannenberg
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Chose this restaurant because of it's proximity to Radio City Music Hall and will definitely go back next time I'm in the area. The food was excellent yet affordable, which is not easy to find in the area of Manhattan. The service was lacking, I felt like I was constantly looking for a waiter. No one came by to take our order or check in on us after the food was brought. I had to flag him down, but he was responsive.
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  • HimeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    service was too slow for lunch. food was good and decently priced.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    Hacman
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    You need to walk down a flight of stairs to enter the restaurant and you could easily walk by it, but this is a trip worth taking. In a area filled with very pricey options, this is moderately priced and the food is excellent. It bills itself as a "Mediteranian" restaurant, but this is basically an Italian restaurant. There are a lot of good choices on the menu, but rying something with their bolagnese sauce should be required. We'll be returning.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful food,friendly atmosphere!
    Db96
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Came here based on reviews and was not dissapointed. All the food was excellent. The atmosphere was fun and friendly. The service was a little slow at first but picked up at the end, we easily made our 8:00 curtain
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food but awful service
    reviewer19
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Disappointing experience. The food was fine but I expect better service from a restaurant located in the Rock center area.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Great service and cozy ambience. Will definitely go back again. Glad we found this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!!
    MJJE
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Not one bad dish. Food tastes like you are sitting in your Grandma's kitchen filled with love. Spread the word.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time!
    jojonycVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Had a great meal again, glad to see their business is picking up, last night was pretty packed, thus a bit noisy. Food still great, but the service was not that attentive. Overall I still enjoyed my dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night of the Tony Awards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Couldn't have picked a better night to eat out. Very quiet great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Surprise
    Aaron
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We would never have expected a great dining experience with good food and good service in the touristy Rockefeller Center area of New York but we found both. Although this restaurant is really Italian it doesn't bill itself that way which is the only hiccup if you think you don't want Italian food. However this is far from the ordinary 'red sauce' spot. Their tagliatelle bolognese is made with a sauce cooked for hours and tastes incredible. The braised short ribs were made with the same care and the tase was superior to most. The prices were surprisingly moderate and if you check the restaurant website you will be able to get the bolognese pasta at no cost! The appetizers were also quite different like their beet carpaccio. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Limited menu choices
    RedbrendaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant is labelled Mediterranean. It is Italian. My friend is vegetarian and there are VERY limited choices for non meat-eaters. Not one item on the entree menu was suitable for a vegetarian. Good service and the food was fine, but due to the fact that no menu is posted on Open Table, we made a mistake in booking this restaurant.
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  • It was my 2nd time eating there
    Toutou
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I enjoy eating at this place the food is great the service is excellent the atmosphere is friendly and so inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Da Marcella - Midtown reviews archive.
  • Homemade pasta nr Rockefeller Ctr
    kellyVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    If you are looking for homemade pasta, this is the place to dine adjacent to Rockefeller Center. The staff is very nice and the ambience is quiet and perfect for our business meal. Mussels for appetizers were good but not exceptional. Hostess recommended the special, paella, which was mostly rice and only small morsels of shellfish. So, if you go, the pasta is delicious!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and service
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Conveniently located just off 5 th ave, this restaurant offers a selection of well prepared dishes with totally fresh ingredients. Personable and attantive service. Food was delicious
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good pre-theater
    theaterGOERS
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Good food, good prices, fair service, free paella with coupon available online, reasonably-priced small wine list, excellent grilled octopus appetizer, very good calamari, fine selection of pasta, super sorbet (passion fruit), and a glass of grappa. Only negatives: bit noisy, took away bread plate after first course, and coffee came without milk/cream and no one came over that we could ask to bring it. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic