My wife and i had dinner there
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!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic Pasta - best we have ever had!! The chef is brilliant and the service good!!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
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).
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Romantic Dinner
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.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was amazing. Try the
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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my girlfriend to this restaurant for her birthday and she loved it!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
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!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pasta!! The entertainment
Excellent pasta!! The entertainment Saturday night was fantastic!! Tremendous dining experience!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food
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!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian by Italians
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.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Exeprience
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.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The house made pasta served here is the best this side of Italy, so we always stop here when in town. We have never ordered off the menu, always from the evening specials plate of fresh pasta. The porcini mushroom pasta with lobster and truffle oil is delectable and cooked to a perfect al dente. We also had the tortellini filled with filet mignon and vegetables - also very good. The imported buffalo mozzarella and imported gelato are good but not sure they are as good as their price tag would have you expect. My son would have preferred a Caesar salad but there isn't one! So stick with the fresh pasta - you can't miss!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took the wife here for our date night and I was amazed! Nice romantic setting, soothing music in the background, candle lit dinner, and the service was outstanding.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The menu selections were pleasantly varied, giving you a choice of a variety of seafood, homemade pasta and meat dishes. We will definitely go back when we are in Scottsdale.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We enjoyed an excellent meal with friends at this spot. The service was perfect and all the entrees were excellent. The live entertainment was good and not too distracting. Definitely a place we will return to.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We think this is the best
We think this is the best Italian food in Phoenix. Their fresh pastas are superb.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for someplace different to take my wife for our anniversary. I happened upon this restaurant and I couldn't be happier! From the food to the service to the ambiance it was perfection! We were seated in a quiet secluded table for two and it honestly felt like we were the only two in the restaurant and that everyone there was only working to make sure our night was as special as I had hoped! We will definitely return to this special spot!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The homemade pasta is so good here that I've never ordered anything other than the pasta specials. They are expensive, but delicious.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A unique dining experience
I come away from my maiden feeding at Marcellino with a definite desire to return. Value? Not an issue; and if you are looking for that, look elsewhere. I knew that going in though; so was expecting the bill to be about $100.00 per head (and I'm a teetotaler...). No sticker shock therefore; but no "pleasantly surprised" experience to report, either.
That said, this was as the title teased, a unique dining experience.
I was all ready to pounce on the waiter with my cry of "I'll take the gnocchi!", when here he comes with a tray of the most beautiful semolina offerings imaginable, all in their infantile form, and needless to say, all looking immaculate.
This grazing was going to be about the semolina stuffs on that platter! Bye bye menu!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find!
Found Mercellino's on Open Table. What a great place! Food was outstanding and service was great!
Vita, our waitress, took great care of us. Would definitely dine here again... Check it out
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect date night spot
Right in the heart of Old Town, this place is a pure gem. Atmosphere was elegant and appropriate. Prices were a bit steep, but we also ordered the most expensive plates so no fault of the restaurant's. Service was exquisite...never once did we even need to think about needing something. Absolute perfect dining. The girlfriend and I walked away satisfied and impressed.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always at the top of our list...
It was a pleasure to introduce our daughter (from Baltimore) to Marcellino's. The warm welcome we received from Marcellino and Sima was wonderful, the food and service couldn't have been better. The entertainment was perfect - soft jazz sax! We had a great time!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in the Pheonix area
Nice upscale Italian dinning. Average $50 per person w/o wine/etc. You need to have a good understanding of upscale food to enjoy the food at this restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is delicious, especially the hand made pastas. The wines paired well, and they are all from Italy. Service was excellent. The server was very knowledgable, friendly, attentive and graceful. The ambience is dark and lovely, although restaurant may benefit from some updating of decor.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having eaten at many restuarants throughout the country, we feel this establishment far surpassed our expectations. Food was great, portions good and our server Zema was extraordinary!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites
This has been one of our family favorites for years. Highly recommend it.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM