Marcellino Ristorante
Marcellino Ristorante

Marcellino Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://marcellinoristorante.com/
  • Phone: (480) 990-9500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Marcellino Verzino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Having a wedding, a meeting or just a party...we can accommodate! Call us today to plan your special event, catering or private party!
  • Entertainment: Join Chef Marcellino & his wife Sima as they present the talented rising stars of Phoenix Opera as they serenade the best of Italian Pop and Operatic favorites! What do you get when you cross award winning "5" Star Italian Cuisine with an Italian song? "An unsurpassed emotional experience that fills the soul with utter joy!" quoted from our elite clientele! Hitting the high notes every weekend We also showcase, Brazilian music, Frank Sinatra style and Classic Soul - Saturday Nights. Reservations are highly recommended.

    Reservation Confirmation Message Thank you for choosing us! Your dining expereince will be one you shall never forget. Please let us know if you are celebrating any special occasion. We look forward to having you as our guests!
  • Special Events: New menus, new wines...you never know what will happen when Chef Marcellino begins to create in the kitchen. Come join us for lunch, dinner, sit at the bar or take it to go!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camelback Road/Scottsdale Road
  • Public Transit: Scottsdale Olley the Trolley
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking available
A word from Marcellino Ristorante
The secrets of Italy’s food are proudly showcased by the man who creates the most innovative cuisine this side of heaven. Chef Marcellino Verzino's herb infused pastas, reduction sauces, heaps of crustaceans, wild game, truffles and more are available Mon-Sun for dinner. His porcini infused Fettuccine sautéed with fresh lobster chunks, shitake mushrooms, and truffle oil or his seven bone veal rack finished with a creamed spicy whiskey reduction sauce are two of his winning creations.
Think of us for your next celebration! There is no end to the elegance and magic Marcellino Ristorante can bring to you and your family & friends!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Marcellino Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)special occasion (26)romantic (24)great for outdoor dining (22)notable wine list (19)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Another Great Exeprience
    Spot
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The combination of great food, great service, great wine, and a great bar, make this place unique all of Phoenix. For the absolute best in Italian food and wine, this is the only place to go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian by Italians
    DM11VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Great Food, Great Service, Good Parking Cheff & Owner have produced wonderful menu and have off menu specials. My advise is to make it an evening not just a meal. We have been customers for many years and have not been let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Marcellino prides itself on its fresh pasta, and they are right to be proud. The quality of the food was excellent. The wine list is pretty expensive for what, in Italy, would be fairly ordinary wines. Overall, it is an occasional visit because it is pretty expensive in Scottsdale terms - but for an occasion, it is well worth the price!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We dined at Marcellino's on Sunday evening, the service was excellent. The waitress was educated in the pasta, wine list and gave us great suggestions. Our pasta specials were all excellent, we will definitely be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pasta!! The entertainment
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Excellent pasta!! The entertainment Saturday night was fantastic!! Tremendous dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    I was looking for a restaurant for a special occasion and I found it. Fresh made pasta, excellent wine, and everything was delicious. The staff take care of you. They gave us time alone and yet didn't forget about us. The staff helped to make the evening extra special! An excellent dinning experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Jetdry
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    I took my girlfriend to this restaurant for her birthday and she loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    DanNStephanie
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. By the end of the meal, she said it was the best Italian meal she had ever experienced. Being Italian, I had to agree with her. Every aspect of the meal was perfect from wine choice to salad to entrees to dessert. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was amazing. Try the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Food was amazing. Try the specials. Great ambience inside and out. Bartender was extremely freindly, wait staff was well trained and timely and the food was some of the most unique and best italian we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Romantic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    The restaurant is owned by a husband and wife that make homemade pasta. As soon as we got there we were seated immediately by the owner at a romantic table inside. The service was excellent and so was the homemade pasta. I loved the tiramisu and it was one of the best I've had since I was in Italy. After we paid, they even brought us free shots of their homemade limencello and biscotti. It was a wonderful last night to my trip to Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta Perfection
    PenguiniVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We make a point to eat here every year when we go down for spring training. You can't go wrong with their fresh daily pasta specials. The best is the porcini mushroom pasta with shiitake and lobster which is just heavenly. Also great is the pappardelle with lamb ragu. The only problem is that the pastas are a little pricey (over $30).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marcellino magnificent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Fantastic Pasta - best we have ever had!! The chef is brilliant and the service good!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and i had dinner there
    Notyonachos
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    My wife and i had dinner there for our anniversary. I chose this restaurant because, from the pictures, it just looked like the type of place to celebrate that kind of occasion. Every expectation was met. The staff was readily available and very friendly. Our waiter(Jeff, i believe) was awesome. The restaurant was perfectly lit with candles doing most of the work. The food was delicious. Buffalo mozzerella, veal, gnocchi, and prosciutto wrapped chicken were delicious. We were even sent a complimentary dessert to mark our anniversary. Not to pat myself on the back, but i made the right choice when i picked this place. I recommend this beautiful resaurant to all. Thank you very much Marcellino Risorante!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy, warm atmosphere, quiet,
    jdina
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Cozy, warm atmosphere, quiet, live music. The pasta was wonderful, melted in your mouth. The sauce had just the right amount of flavors. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great night out at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Another great night out at Marcellino's. We've been dining there for over 10 years. We're never disappointed with the service or food. Can't get enough of the Cacio e Pepe and the panna cotta is to die for. Definitely worth the money. I'm wrecked for all other Italian. It just doesn't compare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marginal at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Definitely overpriced for both the quality of service and food. Wife and I tried this restaurant based on the remarks from previous diners on this site. We were sat immediately which was nice however spent the next 10 minutes waiting for our waiter to show up and get our drink order. This made us nervous but after the initial tardiness service definitely got better. Live music in the background was nice and at the right volume. While the food was good it was not as good as other Italian restaurants in the area and certainly is not "the best in the valley" as some other reviewers claim. Would definitely go to Sassi in North Scottsdale before returning to Marcellino. Service, food, and ambiance are much better for the $$.
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  • Best. Pasta. Ever!
    NMNATIVEVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The handmade or homemade pasta is outstanding! My husband had a porcini mushroom infused linguine with lobster, wild mushrooms and truffle oil that was unbelievably delectable. I had rosemary infused pappardelle with a lamb ragout that was outstanding. The white wine we had was from the chef's hometown in Italy - very good! The chef and his wife are wonderful hosts, making everyone feel comfortable. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious home made pastas
    bsantoVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Delicious home made pastas and desserts. I couldn't decide between two different pastas, so my waiter said he could place a half order of each and called it a duo. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the wines and menu. The panna cotta was the best I've ever had.
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  • Marcellino's is an older style
    SamthewineguyVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Marcellino's is an older style Italian fine dining restaurant that specializes in fresh, home made pastas. Unfortunately, my wife has to be gluten free so we stayed away from a number of the tempting pastas because they were large enough to share and I had no one to share one with. They did nothing to disprove the maxim that you should never order caprese salad even with buffalo mozzarella out of season except in Italy or at Mozza. The tomatoes were pale cardboard and the overall dish was bland and disappointing. The baked polenta with wild mushroom ragu was tasty and the filets with Barolo sauce were perfectly prepared. The reserve wine list was impressive but pricey and too young to be drinking yet. They did have some wine options though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food extremely poor. Had their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Food extremely poor. Had their signature Zuppe de Pesche seafood stew, which had very limited amounts of fish. Two muscles three baby clams and the smallest shrimp I had ever seen. Topped with four large prices of toasted bread. A very unsatisfyingly prepared dish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An amazing experience. Great
    BillM
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    An amazing experience. Great restaurant. I highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I am from new haven ct,.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    I am from new haven ct,. The original home of pizza . This place really top notch. Highest recommendations. Now if we could kidnap them and bring them to ct.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Worth the money
    vinceVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    The food was awesome. The pasta was tasty, the appetizer great. Is it a bit pricy.....well you get what you pay for in ths world and the taste and flavor certainly equaled the cost. The only downside was the entertainment.....a terribly off key singer
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Found food to be just ok...gnochi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Found food to be just ok...gnochi was good but porcini infused pasta was very bland.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Food In Arizona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    This place is wonderful. Terrific house-made pastas. True Italian cuisine from an Italian-born chef (Marcellino) who has a soul for great food and wine. The wait staff is knowledgable, friendly, and professional. Sima (Marcellino's wife) runs the front of the house, and she is a beautiful force of nature -- vibrant and warm. Best Italian food in Arizona, and among the best anywhere we've been (including Italy). Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but not for the price
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    The food was really quite good. Lobster/portobello and sausage/truffle pastas were excellent. Service was good (though a little chatty). I gave it 3 stars because of the price. Coming from NYC, I am happy to drop $200+ on a meal. But not quite sure that Marcellino is worth that. At the end of the meal, I enjoyed it - loved the sausage/truffle - but would have preferred a higher end restaurant for that price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food is way to expensive for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    food is way to expensive for what it is...won't go back
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  • Noise level is low on evenings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Noise level is low on evenings when there is no live music. This restaurant would be perfect without the live music on the weekends. Their entertainment is cabaret style but otherwise there isn't anything you could find negative about Marcellino's. On weekends, tables on the perimeter near the windows must be specifically reserved and there is also a private booth where curtains can be drawn. The clientele is reserved and mature contributing to a quiet and romantic dining experience. On a Saturday night though when live entertainment is in full swing, I wouldn't be surprised if I heard the theme from "The Love Boat".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Though expensive, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Though expensive, excellent food!! Service was great - attentive and not over bearing. We were not rushed. Had gone for our anniversary dinner and the restaurant had the right ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Food and service were excellent, but as a recommendation this is for special occasion as it is an expensive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place is the best for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    This place is the best for a reason, they do things right! Food is always top tier, and Marce'will always guide you right, fun little bar where you can overlook the action, have a cocktail or glass of wine, a little noche or full meal and have a great evening. Simply Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Italian!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Best dinner of our "spa weekend"! Thoroughly enjoyed the homemade pasta & good wine. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the porcini mushroom linguine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Try the porcini mushroom linguine with lobster... It's absolutely amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 Year Anniversary
    5years
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    We came to Marcellino’s for our 4 year weeding anniversary. When we got here there wasn’t very many people however when we got into our dessert a big group of people came in and sat at the bar until they were seated. They were very loud and kind of ruined the romantic feel. I got a fettuccine pasta which was great however the chicken in the pasta wasn’t very good. My husband got a liver dish and he said it was disgusting. For dessert we got the Apple Galetta and Gelato. It came to the table lit up with an alcohol fire holder which was a nice touch. The dessert was good. Don’t know if we would come back again. Might need to try it out again once more and get different dishes.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food--Over-priced
    BonnieBVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    The food was excellent and I dont mind paying alot for a good dining experience, but sadly I would have to say it was not worth the money. Yes, I love fresh pasta and it truly was delicious, but if I am going to drop $250 on dinner for 2 there are other places I would go. Wish I could give a better review, but relative to the cost this place simply didnt measure up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and ambience is always
    Spot
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    The food and ambience is always spectacular at Marcellino's. The service is second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love the Specialty Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We love the Specialty Pasta dishes and the live entertainment on Saturday nights!
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  • classy place great experienced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    classy place great experienced waitor delicious unique food a time memoriable
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed the food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Really enjoyed the food and service, I called them in last hour of the day and made a reservation for a birthday surprise and they arranged every thing perfect. Our waiter John knows exactly what we want and will have good recommendations as we order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The wine pairings with three
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    The wine pairings with three courses were outstanding choices!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate