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 WinnerItalian
Marcellino Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)fit for foodies (27)romantic (25)great for outdoor dining (22)notable wine list (20)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • We celebrated my wife's birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2010
    We celebrated my wife's birthday on the same night as Sima's. Our out of town guests were slightly delayed and Marcellino's rearranged our reservation accordingly. As always, the food was amazing, the service top notch, and the new location is much more fitting for a restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dinner with you was nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2010
    Our dinner with you was nothing short of fantastic. EVERYTHING was top notch. It is very rare to have a dinner that keeps getting better as you eat it. This is exactly the case.Scott was a great waiter and the noodles were out of this world. Next time I must meet Chef. Thanks
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a true Arizona gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2010
    This is a true Arizona gem. Even though it's located in the heart of old town, this family owned place has excellent food and ambiance. The opera singers on the weekends are a special added romantic touch. Marcellinos was a great choice to celebrate my fiancée birthday and new job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent pasta specials,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/26/2010
    Excellent pasta specials, the Opera singers were a nice treat. Overall, great food, atmosphere, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were concerned that the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2010
    We were concerned that the move from north Phoenix to Southbridge would disrupt the kitchen and/or dining room staff. No worries; it's still as wonderful as ever. Still noisy, and still a bad venue for operatic performances (which is why we went on a Thursday), but you can't beat the chow and the service. Homemade pastas are perennial favorites, and the seven-bone veal rack, when available, is worth driving 100 miles for (we did).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant specializes
    norm
    Dined on 6/21/2010
    The restaurant specializes in homemade pasta, and it's excellent, though on the pricey side. On the other hand, the wines are appropriate both in choice and in price. Our waiter was friendly (but not overly so) and efficient. Overall, an enjoyable experience.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Terrific service starting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2010
    Terrific service starting with a great bottle of wine and finishing with a tempting carmel apple dessert. The shrimp and feta appetizer was delicious. The tortellini stuffed with filet mignon served with a bold red sauce was spectacular. One of the top 5 italian meals I've had in AZ.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Marcellino's moved, but that's
    HooferVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    Marcellino's moved, but that's all that has changed. The owners are welcoming, the staff are service oriented and the food is some of the best in the metro area. The outdoor dining area is quiet, intimate and protected from that sun we all love. Indoors, a very chic, yet comfortable decor makes for a place you just don't want to leave. Marcellino's now has the room to perform. Outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old restaurant in a new location.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2010
    Old restaurant in a new location. Location is,much nicer. We find their food always consistent. Their evening special pastas are always excellent--although in all the years we have gone there I've never seen another selection on the evening specials!!! It's always the same specials!!! We only have one complaint--their waiters are very loud! It sometimes feel that we are sitting in a classroom being taught! I think the servers/waiters should be a bit more sophisticated to go with the new locale!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant! Both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/7/2010
    Excellent restaurant! Both Marcellino and his wife Sima came over to the table. They were friendly and warmly welcomed us to their establishment. The food was delicious and the wine superb. Overall, one of the best dining experiences we have had in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While several of the dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/2/2010
    While several of the dishes were quite good (there were six of us with appetizers, entrees, and desserts), one was very poor and others mediocre...and all were very over-priced. Service was okay but stiff and not particularly friendly. There are too many excellent high-end restaurants at good value in Old Town and near the waterfront to make this one a do-over which is unfortunate as we like to support local restaurants and want to see the waterfront thrive. We do like the fact that they support Phoenix Opera!
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  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/26/2010
    The food and service were both amazing. The handmade pastas were unbelievable. Our waiter, Armando, was extremely helpful. Don't make a decision until after you hear about the specials. This is a can't miss spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We brought a group of customers
    Rickdude
    Dined on 5/17/2010
    We brought a group of customers here and were well taken care of. The menu was outstanding as were the specials. Excellent wine list and at the end of dinner the chef (who may have also been the owner?) came out to thank us and ask us how everything was. My only regret was that we couldn't set up for a large group outside as it was a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellant food, nice service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/15/2010
    excellant food, nice service with both indoor and outdoor dinning in relaxed atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service were very
    Jimmy
    Dined on 5/12/2010
    Food and service were very good, but pricey. Almost empty on a Wednesday evening, so it was very quiet - might not be so if full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Food was a wow! Incredible
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2010
    Food was a wow! Incredible homemade pastas, fabulous zuppa de pesca! Opera singers, great wine, wonderful service. What else could you ask for. Thanks for moving to Scottsdale!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marcellino had just moved
    RomanticOnes
    Dined on 5/3/2010
    Marcellino had just moved the previous Friday to their new location in downtown Scottsdale on Stetson Drive. Overall, the food was delicious, well- prepared, and chef Marcellino came to our table to ask how everything was. Italian food with a different twist, and using all very fresh ingredients. A fine dining experience. We did think that the pasta entrees were priced a bit high, at $32+ for some of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • amazing food and you find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    amazing food and you find the famous itallian passion for life at Marcellino
    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 LevelModerate
  • Marcellino's Restorante is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Marcellino's Restorante is always a wonderful dining experience. The food is excellent and the host (Sema) and chef are very friendly. They had 2 fabulous opera singers entertaining us also. We definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marcellino's again was soo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Marcellino's again was soo amazing. They had a female & male Opera singer from the Phoenix Symphony that just topped the night off. Such a wonderful restaurant and such nice people!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An old fashioned Italian neighborho
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    An old fashioned Italian neighborhood restaurant with awesome food, wine and staff. A member of the opera brought his guitar and sang during dinner, with some songs a duet with his wife - all in Italian! Terrific.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • We have never been disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2010
    We have never been disappointed in the food. It is always outstanding!! I wish it were not so expensive so we could enjoy it more often. We think it is one of AZ's best!!!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • The food is to die for!! Marcellino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    The food is to die for!! Marcellino and his wife greeted us at our table. It was opera night and we were lucky to see two very talented members of the Phoenix opera who sang in the restaurant. What a beautiful experience. Marcellino has been a chef in Italy, and New York. He is very talented and creates the most delicious home-made pastas I have ever tasted. Every time we are in Phoenix I make it a point to dine with our friends at Marcellino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marcellino and Sima are incredible
    HooferVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2010
    Marcellino and Sima are incredible hosts which, coupled with the super cuisine, makes any visit to their restaurant a delightful experience. They can't move out of the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food, etc was great. However
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2010
    The food, etc was great. However - I had noted on my reservation that it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary and when we arrived it was obvious they had no idea. I am wondering if there is a disconnect with your service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • comfortable, romantic, superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/11/2010
    comfortable, romantic, superb food: we try to get to marcellino's every year we visit phoenix
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The meal was absolutely amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/10/2010
    The meal was absolutely amazing!!! Chef Marcellino was very considerate to come over to table to say hello. Such a beautiful place, great service, and by far wonderful homemade food. Polenta with sauteed mushrooms & truffle oil-outstanding. Main course-Porcini Mushroom Pasta with Lobster & Filet/Vegetable Tortellini were out of this world. Will most definitely be enjoying another meal at Marcellino's.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I found the food to be good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2010
    I found the food to be good if slightly overpriced. Simply put, I wasn't "wowed" enough by what I ate to warrant the bill I received. Otherwise, a very pleasant experience.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Appetizers, soups & salads
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/4/2010
    Appetizers, soups & salads are all outstanding. So are all the handmade pastas. This visit included the Cacio e Pepe (cheese & black pepper-infused pasta with sautéed pancetta) and the Porcini Fettuccine (porcini & shiitaki mushrooms and lobster meat). Both were excellent and our server paired some nice wines to go with them. It's a bit of a drive for us, but always worth the trip. Well, almost always. We try to avoid Opera Nights: they're just too noisy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely amazing! You may
    EatUp
    Dined on 3/3/2010
    Absolutely amazing! You may feel a bit of sticker shock when you see the prices but once the food hits the table and between the visual presentation, the aroma and finally the taste, you will know that every penny was well spent. The restaurant was warm and charming, the patio was comfortable and secluded and the service was perfect. Questions were answered, recommendations were made and the server was ever present without being intrusive in the least. The courses were well spaced but never dragged and the food was served at the perfect temperature for each dish. We will definitely be back. Without question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My mom and I ate there Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/26/2010
    My mom and I ate there Friday night, it was a wondeful experience. Lisa Egbers
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW ! I love Marcelliono is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    WOW ! I love Marcelliono is great food and fun... and live opera what more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Marcellino doesn't look like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Marcellino doesn't look like much from the outside, but once inside, it is a treasure. The service is friendly and attentive and the ambience is cozy. But most importantly, the food is exceptional, especially the fresh, innovative pasta specials. I don't know that there is better Italian food anywhere in Phoenix.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small, romantic place in east
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Small, romantic place in east side strip mall. We went on Valentine's day and the place was packed, making it a bit noisy. The food was excellent, but expect to pay for the high quality. Great place for the romantic special occasion when you want to go "all out". They were hosting "opera Night" when they ask local opera singers to perfrom periodically throughout the evening. This was quite nice and REALLY impressed the wife. They evidently do this once a month. The service was average, but again, they were very crowded. Expect there would have been more of a personal touch on a normal evening. We plan on going again and have recommended the place to several others.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great and home made
    Nedder
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    Food was great and home made pasta was excellent, but don't go there if you want to have conversation. It is much too noisy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have dined here several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2010
    We have dined here several times - consistantly fantastic food, wine and service! Recommend highly and without reserve... Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's all about the food...so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    It's all about the food...so if you appreciate the care and talent it takes to prepare this excellent offering, this is the place to go in the metro Phoenix area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant offers fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2010
    This restaurant offers fine Italian dining and great pasta.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • The amazing fresh pasta was
    Gerrie97VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    The amazing fresh pasta was as good as always, even on a hectic New Year's Eve. And although we had to wait for our reservation, the manager warned us in advance and have us a few nibbles while we waited. A terrific gem!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The good news: best Osso Buco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    The good news: best Osso Buco in town, wonderful homemade pastas, excellent sauces, outstanding service. The bad news: Opera nights, opera nights, opera nights, opera nights. You can't enjoy your food, you can't converse with your dining partner, and you can't enjoy the singing even if you wanted to because the acoustics are totally inappropriate. We have been dining at Marcellino for years, but we will definitely schedule all future visits to avoid opera nights. If it's a choice between opera night and dining somewhere else, somewhere else will win every time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic