Marcello's
Marcello's

Marcello's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marcelloscafe.com/
  • Phone: 5045816333x
  • 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 5045816333x

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Marcello's reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (97)fit for foodies (75)special occasion (63)neighborhood gem (62)romantic (56)good for groups (40)hot spot (39)vibrant bar scene (37)great for lunch (33)scenic view (28)great for brunch (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Wine list is priced right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my friends from out of town with us and had a wonderful experience. Only issue is the noise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • De La Salle Boy
    JimmyB53
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had heard a lot about Marcello's and our first meal there was lunch the other day. Food was delightful, and the portions were a little bit thin, but good. With Italian restaurants, you expect mighty portions, so that was a surprise. The waitress, Ashley ??, was very good and attentive. My Wife and I will return for dinner. This place has a great upside. Prices are fair too. No gouging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Wine & Good Food
    pablomarco
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The wine is the hook. There is a by the glass menu but the thing to do is browse the racks and get a bottle at a very attractive price. Our service was outstanding, knowledgable, helpful and unrushed. We got the Guapo Chef Salad and split it. The salad was good and even split the portion was large. I had the Veal Molli that was delicious. The flavors went together very well. My wife got the Tritone and liked it. I thought the veal was better. We finished with splitting a cannoli that was quite good. Prices were moderate, especially for the wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Laplace
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food and great service, good size portions. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Cupcakes29
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I love the fact that you can pick your own bottle of wine and there is a huge selection. The menu has something for everyone and is fresh and very tasty Sicilian dishes. Limoncello was not on the menu for an after dinner drink but was available. The ambience is very homey, and the décor makes want to catch the next plane to Sicily. The place is busy and reservations are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    foodlovers
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My daughter had eaten here before and described it as "awsome". It was a very enjoyable evening. Server was very good. The food was all excellent. Our daughter had the lobster and shrimp with linguine, which was excellent. We also had the pork cheek with angel hair (excellent) and the veal piccata (Molly)--also very good. Cheesecake and tiramisu were both outstanding. Our daughter picked a wonderful Italian wine for our dinner when she went "shopping" with our server. They do serve as a wine store with a nice selection of wines. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian Restaurant
    NOFoodie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is a restaurant that everyone must try. I promise you will fall in love with the place, the staff and of course the food. My favorite is the mussels and love dipping the bread in that fantastic sauce. Save enough room for dessert. The cannoli and tiramisu are two desserts you can't go wrong with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jyvdude
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Waitstaff not familiar with the menu, rubbery lasagna, Chicken Parmesan basically a chicken breast with a spoon of red sauce dumped on top. There is so much better in New Orleans.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great As Lafayette!
    Therese
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I are from Lafayette, where the original Marcello's opened and we frequent and love it so much, we had to try the one in NOLA. It was so impressive! The bar is open and gorgeous as well as the restaurant! I love when the tables are not crowded together yet the energy and good vibes are felt around you! The food and wine is never disappointing and the owner Gene welcomed us like family once again! Great job, New Orleans is lucky to have you!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit to Marcello's
    BridgetVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Already a regular
    PixieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Love the consistant warm welcome and name recognition when I walk in the door. Love the continued great service particulary by Nick and Jess. Thanks for coming to NOLa and choosing this location, great vibe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New in New Orleans
    Xanadu3
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Charming new venue on St. Charles Avenue. Good menu variety. Vongol was disappointingly flavorless, however, but remainder of selections excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's On The Menu?
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian in New Orleans
    nolaguyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Wonderful food, service, and wine list. Made reservations to come back the next week!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous meal...every time
    nolagirleatsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    cannot get over how good this place it...every aspect top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    JCNOLAVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Dress Run
    Roland
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovesfood
    Lovesfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovethisplace
    Lovethisplace
    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...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    amanandhisfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cameo
    Cameo
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Absolutely wonderful. Excellent service. Love concept of picking wine and purchasing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Understandably tough reservation
    ucangohome
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing wine concept
    JoMa
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Time2Eat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great food, have been in for lunch and dinner. Always had good food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it
    ash0lady
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was fantastic. loved the wine setup and selection. Food was delicious. Will be one of our staple restaurants now.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Italian cuisine
    visitor2cityVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    In a city that's well-known for other fare, Marcello's stands out for excellent Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service.
    TCNOLAVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian special
    Janeem
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Loved the food. The 'cheeks' lived up to their billing and the sauce was rich flavored but not thick & heavy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellisama
    Alias316
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    As an Italian, one of the few Italian restaurants which I would recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Atmosphere Needs Work
    NOLARed
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappointed
    charles
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place
    DebbieDoesFood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must
    Knowingnative
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow...loved it!
    nolagirleatsVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Italian
    Betsy72
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT new restaurant
    Pgunn
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Endless wine selections. Unusual menu specials. Unbeatable staff. It's a must go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A 10! Service AND Food
    iamnolaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unsure If I will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate