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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Marcellino Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 28, 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
  • Excellent food , outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food & service outstanding , hand crafted pasta is amazing. Live romantic music with a singer & keyboardist. Highly reccomundation this restaurant for fine dining Italian style
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    excellent food. Excellent service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Entertainment was very good but was very difficult to visit with friends. {to loud} Next time we will seat at the back of the restaurant and it will be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtoeat65
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    One of my all time favorites restaurant in Scottsdale. We go every time we are in Arizona. Would recommend it to everyone!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    JontVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was our first visit. I had read and heard that it was fantastic but it had not reached the top of our list of places to try. If you are in the same position, shuffle your list and go here now. Don't spend to much time on the written menu. Wait until they bring the fresh pasta plate. The pasta is fresh and terrific. The sauces are top-notch. Eat and enjoy. We found nothing not to like about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Judie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    A lovely setting...delicious Italian food and wine...outdoor dining at its best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The carpaccio is amazing. The Leon herb dressing is the best. We had two. Homemade pasta with fresh tomato sauce....yummy! Veal.....perfect. CE remembers my wine and is always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delectable Dining
    PilofritosVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Delectable dining . . . the pasta was simply exquisite. They give you the option of having two different pasta options on one plate. We're looking forward to our next dining experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pmorris
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food was amazing. All pastas are handmade each morning. Menu changes everyday with delightful new specials that are out of this world Chef is a genius
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive for what you get
    TexmexVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    2 shrimp for $16 is a rip! Pasta for $38, oh my! Food is tasti, but only for the rich!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Italy eating ..... maybe.
    alexandro
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This place is OK but there are other resturants as good or better for less $$$.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian Gem
    JonnyBoy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Delicious house made pasta...veal gorgonzola was rich but amazing. Ambiance was absolutely perfect, although the weather may have had a hand in that, as we sat outside and it was the perfect temperature. Service was better than good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The soup, gnocchi, veal scallopine and bread were all delicious! The sauces were spot on. Highly recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Outdoor Dining
    LuvRetirementVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner at Marcellino on an evening when sitting on the patio was perfect. Enjoyed a caprese salad along with pasta pomodoro. Wine list was perfect for the food. Vita, our waiter, was very knowledgable of the menu, and was perfect, appearing at just the right time! Will return on our next visit to Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was absolutely delicious!
    JessicaF
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was my boyfriend's birthday and we had been to Marcellino's once before and really enjoyed it, so we decided to come back again. We sat on the patio which was wonderful. We each had different pasta dishes that were from the specials, and they were both outstanding! We split a salad as an appetizer and that was very good as well. I had a delicious martini and my boyfriend had a nice red wine. The only thing that could have been improved was the service. It took quite some time for the waitress to come over and tell us about the specials and it then took her a significant amount of time to come back and take our order. She was very nice, but seemed overwhelmed. I would definitely recommend Marcellino's to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent Food, excellent service, an outstanding Italian cuisine experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This always get's great reviews and is a nice place. But I have to say nothing we had was so outstanding. It's expensive and was a little to loud because they had a musician playing. Think he could have been placed in a better location. The pasta's are homemade, for my taste a little to heavy. And the sauces didn't have any punch to them. We both had starters. The Carpaccio was cut to thick and only a couple of slices The Polenta was Ok, but not great.The server was very good , but I think they're are much better choices for Italian in Scottsdale.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    bobpVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food and great service always. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday experience
    CCJCVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined there for my husband's birthday. It was a good experience and he had a great birthday dinner. Food and service were both good and the musicians were a bonus. We liked both entrees and the appetizer special and dessert were delicious. We have already recommended to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shai
    shai
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been going to this place since it was in a strip mall. It was wonderful as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gt food. singer out of place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ate here for the first time on date night with my wife. Homemade noodles were excellent
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Marcellino's is the best Italian food outside of Italy! I brought my Italian born mother here and she said it felt like food from home.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Marcellino's has a nice atmosphere and wonderful homemade pasta. Caution, you are not coming here for a plate of spaghetti and meatballs. The food always delivers though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perennial Favorite
    HeavyMetalMeatHammerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and service never disappoint. I usually order from the pasta specialty plate; this time I tried one I hadn't had before. The pasta itself was a reddish (sun-dried tomato?) linguini, cooked just barely al dente. It was bathed in a slightly spicy tomato sauce and topped with shrimp and sliced scallops. Perfection. My date tried a salmon dish from the regular menu that was likewise excellent (long name in the menu entry, but basically salmon with porcini mushroom accents). A bottle of crisp white wine washed everything down in fine style. The server and the helpers were friendly and efficient from start to finish. Because we dined mid-week, we managed to avoid the opera shrieker, er, singer. This is a good thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 261 reviews are from the Marcellino Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Perfect
    FHPhotog
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    With great ambiance, food and service, what more can you say? The place to go to get away from the bar scene and TV screens. Ideal place to take your sweetheart, to treat yourselves or best customers or go with friends who appreciate outstanding food and service and a chance to have a nice conversation over dinner. This is a restaurant definitely on par with finer NYC and Chicago restaurants, something we've been searching for since moving to AZ. We consider this a real find! Has a separate room for larger groups and one for a couple celebrating a very special occasion as well as pleasant outdoor seating. Ask when making your reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stubal
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Excellent food and exceptional service. I would recommend highly. Expensive but worth it if you want the best Italian around
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Italian at its Best
    fredoluv
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is our second time at Marcellino's, and they haven't disappointed. The service is right-on and the food is extraordinary. All of their pastas are home made in-house. If you get the chance to dine here, make sure you try one of their pasta dishes!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Restaurant
    Datenight
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    What a wonderfully romantic restaurant with great wine list and fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • as good as I recall
    localarry
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I haven't been to Marcellinos for quite some time, in fact since they had moved from 13th st and northern to scottsdale. It is still magnificient and worth the drive from North Phoenix. In fact, we started with a 6:30 dinner reservation and wound up closing the restaurant. Just couldn't leave. Everything - food, service, ambiance are perfect as they should be. Scott our waiter was attentive but not hovering. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Italian Cuisine
    FoodDivaVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This place has it all - good food, good service, and a beautiful dining room. The food is exquisite. The server brings out a tray to show you all the fresh home-made pastas available. Rich, flavorful dishes do not weigh you down, they just leave you feeling satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Best Dining in Area
    topdowngo
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very Authentic Italian Food, Chef is from South Italy. Homemade infused pastas, made fresh, absolutely amazing! Little pricey, but the ambiance, and service were well worth it, not to mention our dinner dishes. AMAZING! Wonderful wine list of Italian Wines. First time here, will be back SOON!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Beekay
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had to send back one dish, so salty I could not eat it. Second entree came out with the plate and food so hot that it could only have been accomplished in a microwave. This was an overpriced and only average dinner, except for the pasta dish whoch was very good.
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  • Father's Day Celebration
    italyfavorites
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We love Marcellino's and had a wonderful dinner last Saturday night! It's always a treat to dine there no matter what the occasion!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marcellino's the find in the Valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. Fresh pasta was stupid great… They have it ALL together. What a GREAT Place you must have them on your regular rotation of fine dinning in the valley!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delightful evening
    JNewRiver
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    From the time we were greeted at the reception desk to the time we left, everything was a pleasure. We had a knowledgeable and appropriate waitress, Vita, the support staff was attentive, the dinner exceptionally good, and a visit from Chef Marcelllino to chat with us about our visit and the restaurant. We came to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were treated to complementary champagne at the beginning of our dinner, and beautiful and delicious chocolate mousse dessert and with complementary port wine to close our evening. This was one of the very finest evenings and dinners we have had in the eleven years we have lived in Phoenix. Our compliments to Chef Marcellino and his excellent staff for a delicious evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Totally Enjoyable
    DavenDonna
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    With two sons in the fine dining business; New York City and Las Vegas we tend to know a great restaurant when we find one. From ambience through service to food quality my Birthday dinner was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fishVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We loved the opera singer! He was an enjoyable surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very nice restaurant for Mother's Day. The outdoor environment was perfect and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bite of Italy
    AzGuy
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Excellent meal and service at Marcellino's celebrating our anniversary. If you understand good Italian food this is the place to dine. Fresh pasta of varying kinds sets it apart from other Italian restaurants we'd say are very good but not at the level found here. Having been regular visitors to Italy and family background we know Italian food quality from Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Campania and of course Rome and it's environs. Marcellino is not ordinary American Italian, but closer to real Italian good found in Campania. Expensive but worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fell last night
    JimCVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have dined here about 6 times this year and it was always wonderful. Not tonight. We arrived at 5. We should have known something was amiss when the bread tray consisted of a variety of toasted slices left over from the previous night. The peas in the soup were crunchy, obviously not ready on a slow night. My wife's portion of Gnocchi was about a third of what it had been - cutting back in the slow season or possibly all that was left from the previous night? The shrimp in my pasta, a "special" were tough. We thought we had found a good italian chef, but we will never return after Saturday, May 2, 5 PM.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great romantic evening
    eatoutaz
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was our first time to the restaurant and it was a very nice experience! Our favorite was the gnocchi!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate