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Marcello's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marcelloscafe.com
  • Phone: (504) 581-6333
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Blakely Kymen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact Management.
  • Private Party Contact: Marshall Schneider (504) 581-6333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Julia and Girod
  • Public Transit: St. Charles Streetcar line runs in front of restaurant
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Pay Lot 2 Doors down
A word from Marcello's
Located in New Orleans at 715 St. Charles Avenue in an historic 1930"s building, MARCELLO'S Restaurant & Wine Bar is owned and operated by the Todaro Family.

With a passion for food and wine, our patriarch, Gene Todaro, Sr., arrived in New Orleans from Sicily in 1961 and, since then, has succeeded as both a wine merchant and restauranteur. Today, MARCELLO'S is the marriage of those two specialties. From Italian classics to modern chef creations, our menu is simple but robust. With our entire restaurant selection on display for guests to personally peruse, our wine program is unique throughout the city. In addition, competitive pricing distinguishes MARCELLO'S from traditional restaurant wine mark-ups.

At MARCELLO'S, you will experience gracious service, an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, excellent comfort cuisine and a competitively priced, comprehensive wine selection.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went for dinner, five of us. Started with cocktails. Then shared 3 appetizers-truffled mac and cheese, grilled artichokes and zucchini fritters. All were very good. One had a caprese salad. We all ordered different entrees. I had the Marsala pork cheeks. They were so good. We also picked out a bottle of wine. We will go back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Charming new venue on St. Charles Avenue. Good menu variety. Vongol was disappointingly flavorless, however, but remainder of selections excellent."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Dishes were disappointing MAYBE because what arrived was not what we expected due to inaccurate descriptions on the menu. One of us got bolognese which arrived with lamb chops which was not mentioned. Another got cacciatore. the description leads off talking about chicken thighs raising the expectation of having a chicken thigh but instead the meat was chopped up in the sauce. We might have made different choices and enjoyed the meal more had the descriptions been more accurate. I will try again as the feeling of the place is great."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service, and wine list. Made reservations to come back the next week!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "cannot get over how good this place it...every aspect top notch!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We really enjoyed dining here - noise and all. And it is noisy! At some points I couldn't hear the waiter. Seating is very close together, so if you are so inclined, you can make new friends. :) The Insalata Caprese was delicious, but a little pricey I think at $15. I substituted pappardelle pasta for angel hair in my dish after I asked if it was house made. The waiter was very helpful and told me to substitute because they do not make their own angel hair pasta. So yes I would go again - as long as it doesn't matter how noisy the place it!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had been to Marcello's several times and suggest to my friends to have dinner here. They were a little iffy, but decided they wanted Italian food. Well, they were blown away by the wine selection and the more importantly, they food. We had a very good time, again and will definitely be back for lunch and dinner. Thanks for a great time."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "From being greeted at the door to thankyou goodbye, everything was excellent. Great food, perfect timing of courses and personal greetings from Bartender, owners and Manager making us feel very welcome and appreciated. The eggplant contessa was amazing! Just when we thought it couldn't get any better the entrees arrived. Every bite was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I've eaten here several times and it keeps getting better. Love the food, love the waiter Nick, desserts are special and bar scene is great. Love the ambience..."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "wonderful experience. The whole staff is attentive and friendly. The wine list is extensive with fair pricing. The food was outstanding with great appetizer choices."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful. Excellent service. Love concept of picking wine and purchasing"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We've enjoyed every aspect, but wine and food selection and prices are exceptiona. Owner, chef, management and staff are congenial and welcoming. A very safe bet to bring even picky eaters."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Imagine being in a very good wine shop cuz that's what Marcello's is. You walk around and select the wine you want at retail prices and then enjoy with your yummy good."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Service was fantastic. loved the wine setup and selection. Food was delicious. Will be one of our staple restaurants now."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "In a city that's well-known for other fare, Marcello's stands out for excellent Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We took some ex-pat New Orleanians who now live in Dallas to Marcello's for dinner. They had dined all over NOLA during their say and commented that Marcello's was their most memorable. Service and food were terrific, attentive but not overbearing. Then, just when it can't get any better, all the wines are priced basically at retail! Not the 3X mark-up most restaurants charge What an extra treat!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Loved the food. The 'cheeks' lived up to their billing and the sauce was rich flavored but not thick & heavy."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "As an Italian, one of the few Italian restaurants which I would recommend!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Wonderful food (antipasti plate over-priced for what it was); best saffron risotto EVER! Boyfriend drooled over fried zucchini. Service very attentive; not overly friendly (in a good way). Two negatives: 1) SO HOT. We're not fussy people, but we sweated through our entire meal. Didn't ask about AC--figured July in NOLA + old building...probably not much they could do. 2) Had easily the WORST table in the house, for which we had a reservation and for which we had to wait. Crammed next to another couple @ end of a long banquette/booth @ TINY table--jammed in more seating at expense of comfort? Really got to know the couple next to us...and never had to exchange a word. Would DEFINITELY go back with girlfriends--not for date-night."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We are frequent patrons of the Lafayette-based Marcello's. We decided to give the recently-opened New Orleans' Marcello's a try and were very satisfied with the service, friendliness, and delicious food. We will make it a point to go back next time we are in New Orleans."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We use to eat at their other location when we lived in Lafayette and loved it. So happy they opened a location here. This location did not disappoint. Great food and a extensive wine selection. I love that you can bring your own wine as well. My favorite did would have to be the lamb ragu. The staff is always friendly. We have never had a bad experience here."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A must a must a must. This restaurant has it all. Each and every member of the staff is exceptional, the ambiance is fabulous and fun, the wine concept and the wine selection outstanding and most certainly the most amazing menu and incredible food. The crudo offering is not to be missed. The fish special is beautifully prepared and so fresh but make sure to get into the Italian dishes as well. No dissapointments anywhere."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "it was one of the best meals we've had in new orleans in a long time. great new restaurant! so excited to find it!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was fresh and delicious. Bread: fantastic. Server: attentive and informative. Also, they did not bother us by constantly checking on us. They let us stay and catch up after coffee so we didn't feel rushed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Had a great dinner, fun "shopping" for wine and enjoyed a friendly waiter. The noise level was fine and we could hear each other across the table. Every dish was special. The meatballs and spaghetti were excellent as were the veal dishes."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Endless wine selections. Unusual menu specials. Unbeatable staff. It's a must go to restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It's going to be hard to get back to Herbsaint with this restaurant here now. May not be the same cuisine, but the waitstaff is much more approachable and down to earth. A new go to fave for Italian for me now."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went for lunch After an hour and a half had to ask for my entree to go- Way too slow for lunch even on a Friday in New Orleans. Also the parking is an issue as the adjacent parking lot springs on unsuspecting parkers and boots their car as soon as their time is up. Ended up paying over $12 for parking at lunch for a meal I had to take to go. I will think twice about returning."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wonderful addition to NO restaurant scene! Food was exceptional and service was "just right" - friendly and comfortable, not stuffy."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This restaurant opened in April and I have been wanting to visit for lunch. I finally went with coworkers and we were all very pleased. The food is moderately priced for the portion you get. There is plenty of wine to chose from. The atmosphere is great!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great fun selecting wine from their retail selections and taking to table. No corkage fee. Food was delicious, but hard to select entrée as all looked so good. Server, Ailla was delightful and proficient. Managers checked in at table. No negatives. Nice dining experience. Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "… w/a good friend -> great, non-intrusive service / interesting menu / perfect cocktails + delicious food. We were seated in the front dining room (w/a bar / crowded but not loud) w/a view of the Ave. Later we toured the rear, much larger dining room which is segmented by metal wine racks holding hundreds of bottles - all available slightly above market price ('corkage fee') for your meal, so I'd say Marcello's wine 'list' is endless."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The two Gene's have created a wonderful new establishment for the warehouse district. the bar was hopping this time which is wonderful for the neighborhood and the food was outstanding as always."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I was so excited to take my family to Dinner for a celebration. Our waiter could not have been better! Had the cheese board for our appetizer and it was delicious! Two guest had the special rib eye steak...was so incredibly tough and it was cooked medium rare. The other dishes just fell flat. I hope someone can rework the menu as this Restaurante has great potential. Sorry"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Best classic Northern Italian food in New Orleans. Thank you!!!! It is great!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had to wait over an hour for our food as the kitchen was backed up. Then wehn it came my came with an extra side of HAIR. . I undertand it is a new resturant that just opened so I sent it back . Then it came out very fast and it was RAW!!!! The only good thing was that it has a great wine selection and the waiter was good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a great lunch including salad and entree at a very reasonable price. The veal parmesan was delicious and served with a very light pasta. Perfect for lunch. Our group split the tiramisu which was also very good. I love the space and can't wait to go back for dinner and try one of the many bottles of wine. Our server was very attentive which added to a very enjoyable experience!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had such a great first meal at Marcello's that within a month we were back. And, we brought friends. It was even better the second time. We had a delightful waitress named Jackie--she was a "go getter" with awesome suggestions. I had the papparadelle pasta with fennel, brussel sprouts, pancetta and added chicken and it was outstanding. Everyone in our party loved their meals."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed dinner and the service was great. Authentic Italian/ Mediterranean food and the wine choices are second to none.Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our table was ready for us when we got there, which was nice. As soon as we walked in, we could tell that it was a popular restaurant. It was a Thursday night and quite busy. Service was a tad slow but that wasn't because of the waiters fault. I think they need to hire another waiter and it'll improve. I ordered the chefs salad which was lacking a flavorful dressing. Olive oil only just doesn't do it for me. I also ordered the pappardelle with the Brussels sprouts. One bite of the peppery sprouts, and I couldn't taste anything else. My husband seemed to like his choices...the mussels and the veal parm. If I'm in the neighborhood I MIGHT give it another try but I'm certainly not going to drive there from Lakeview."
    Dined on 6/19/2014