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We had such a fantastic experience! Our server was outstanding and guided us through our dining experience. My husband is a vegetarian and he took the time to let him know which dishes would be best for him. He brought out the pasta tray to let us know which additional pasta specials that they had for the evening as well. He also recommended wine pairings for the food. We never had a moment where we would have to ask for anything. He anticipated our every need. The atmosphere is romantic and relaxed. The entire evening was splendid and I walked away feeling full and Marcellino’s exceeded my expectations.
Chef Marcellino is masterful with simple ingredients and house made pasta. His Italian roots are evident in everything on the menu. We have joined him for several pre-fix wine pairing meals but this evening we ventured into his regular menu.
The wine list leans heavily towards Italy and has both familiar and rare selections. We chose a wonderful Barbara which paired perfectly with the entire meal.
Our shared appetizer consisted of prosciutto wrapped mozzarella with tomatoes, basil and a balsamic drizzle. For our entrees we shared a plate of pasta with lamb ragu and a second dish of fresh porcini mushroom infused linguini with a mushroom butter sauce and fresh lobster. Dessert was Tiramisu with was delicate and creamy.
The only blemish on the evening was the after dinner drinks. My double espresso arrived luke warm and the chocolate martini did not taste at all like chocolate. They did, surprisingly, taste great when I poured my espresso into the martini. The bartender might want to take note of that.
Birthday celebration for my wife, that we shared with my brother and his wife. They had not been to the restaurant previously. It was great food, outstanding service and a wonderful evening.
Very nice visit and delicious food!
Great dinner and service! Fresh pasta is amazing !
The food and service were EXCEPTIONAL!
Food was okay. They were under staffed.
My wife and I have frequented some of the finest Italian restaurants in Italy, Los Angeles, and New York, and with all of those experiences we can confidently recommend Marcellino as one of the finest Italian eating experiences that we've ever had (without the super-expensive prices that typically accompany finer Italian restaurants). SEVERAL hand made fresh pastas, including options infused with various ingredients guaranteed to please any palate. Delicate yet robust fresh marinara (or as we say in the old country "gravy"), wonderfully balanced pesto sauces, a "zuppe di pesche" with a variety of fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Excellent service and presentation of pasta selections. Wine selection could be a bit more robust, particularly for super-Tuscan aficionados. Met the owner and head Chef Marcellino, who truly cares about creating a wonderful culinary experience. Bravisimo!
Excellent food !!!
We loved Marcellino such much that we ate there two nights in a row. The fresh pasta is a must!! The service was excellent!!
We had a wonderful time from the moment we walked in and were greeted at the door, through dinner and leaving! We will definitely be back.
Food quality is consistently good. The fresh pastas are a must. Service from start to finish is never rushed and timed perfectly. Highly recommended!
Professional and personable waiter Mike. Live music was great. (Sit inside.) Loved the fresh pasta.
Everything was incredible, food, service, and atmosphere!
The experience was overall super not poor. Our waiter was fantastic!
Our server, Sean was awesome, personable and fun! My 1st.time and I came w/my Goddaughter for my early birthday celebration!
We had a lovely experience. We sat outdoors with tables appropriately spaced, and the ambience is lovely. The food was excellent, and we chose from the pasta specials as we usually do. The wine by the glass selection is a little limited, but adequate. The waiter was professional but occasionally absent, especially toward the end of the dinner. We realize this is a challenging time for restaurants, and they made a great effort. We don't eat here frequently, but when we do we always are very pleased and will return again.
Great food. Service was a little slow but, in hindsight, paced just right to have an enjoyable evening outside. COVID protocols were observed and appreciated. Highly recommend.
As first time diners celebrating my wife’s birthday, we had an AMAZING dinner at Marcellino! Everything from the taste, quality, presentation, service, ambience and even Covid precautions were impeccable. Our Server, Marco, did a fantastic job presenting the specials for the evening and helping me select the right dish for my enjoyment. I had one of the nightly specials which consisted of a daily house made pasta with lobster chunks, mushrooms and white truffle oil and it was delicious. My wife really enjoyed one of the other special that was also fresh made fettuccine, butter, white cream sauce and loaded with big chunks of white truffle. We dined in the main dining room that was clean, had great lighting, refined decor, not too noisy and was very relaxing. We will sit outside next time for the patio dining that looked so inviting and reminded us of the restaurants and cafes we’ve dined at in Italy. We were very impressed and will definitely be back!
Everything was absolutely wonderful! Their homemade pasta is to die for. Definitely go!!!!!
Great people and great food. Highly recommend and will return.
Friendly wait staff and excellent food. A bit on the high side of $$$$, but for a special occasion would be a strong consideration.
Exceptional service with excellent food.
My friend was supposed to meet me but she had to cancel. I decided to go solo, as I had never eaten there and was curious. I love Italian cuisine, and the menu was impressive. The service was friendly and attentive. I had a lovely table outside in the corner, where I could view the activity around me and enjoy the lights and greenery.
My meal was outstanding and I had a really enjoyable time. I felt like I was back in Italy, which is one of the happiest feelings I could have. I plan to bring my husband there next week!
Consistently great food and great service. Fabulous pasta.
We had a very nice experience! Pleasant hostess who sincerely welcomed us and conversed with us. Brought us to lovely outdoor table for two. Our waiter was well-informed, welcoming and charming.
Took my wife here for our anniversary. Great spot, great food and great service. You really can’t go wrong going here. It’s not cheap, but quality never is nor should it be. 100% recommended.
Wonderful evening with great food and service.
Beautiful restaurant and great food .
Great, really great food, ambiance and service! Premium price on food, but you don’t get that flavor anywhere, certainly not where we live. Worth every penny to us! Can’t wait to get back
Excellent. Had a very meal and excellent wait staff
I loved the live music and ambience. I wasn’t a fan of the filet stuffed pasta. I thought I tasted like canned ravioli but the lobster/mushroom truffle pasta was outstanding. Overall it was a nice experience. Nothing beats fresh pasta
Amazing handmade pasta. Perfect al dente with amazing sauces
Service friendly and professional. Will always go back
I was glad to find this neighborhood gem. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining, which has a rustic feel. We were there for an anniversary dinner and were given champagne to toast! Nice touch! After reviewing an extensive menu, the server told us about the many specials they had available. So many items sounded delicious. Our meals were excellent and I can't wait to return to try something else!
Excellent! Tyler (I think) was excellent.
First of all, I will say that the food, service, and ambience was outstanding. All of the staff we came in contact with was extremely courteous. We started with the Carpaccio appetizer which for $18 was not a good value, only 2 small pieces of beef, but delicious anyway. My wife had the Paccatelli al Ragu Salsiccia which was very good. I had the Zuppa de Pesce which was flavorful and cook perfectly. Since my dish did not come with pasta, I asked about a side order and was told that it would be an additional charge of $15.00 which is just ridiculous in my opinion so I abstained. This is the reason I gave it only 4 stars for value. Overall, a nice place for a casual dinner out.
I had the veal, very, very small portion for $35
Best italian food ever.
Another excellent experience at Marcellino’s Ristorante. We return to places we really enjoy for the quality of the food and service and Marcellino’s is one we frequent. Unfortunately, we were locked down for close to 6 months but 2 weeks ago we had our 1st night out for fine dining and this was our choice then and 2 weeks later we returned.
We usually default and order the specials as they are always outstanding but this time we decided to have a meal from the menu and we were not disappointed.
The Caprese Salad with good tomatoes and mozzarella asa starter was a good choice. My wife has the fettuccine Contadina with fresh tomato and asparagus which was very good and I had the Paccatelli with a ragu of tomato and sausage which I thoroughly enjoyed. Panna Cotta for dessert is impossible for my wife to resist. I was satisfied with the wine by the glass, a Barbera, fairly priced. The wines by the glass are good and fairly priced.
If you’ve never been to Marcellino’s I’d highly recommend if you go to order a special although a premium price they are well worth it but the regular menu is also fresh pasta and you’ll have a meal to enjoy.
Obviously, we are fans of the Chef and his staff and will be returning. My granddaughter in college called us to ask if we’d take her there again when she comes home for the holidays. She’s an athlete as well as academic and is a foodie who has enjoyed Marcellino’s in the past knowing the food is fresh and healthy as well as delicious.
Thanks for an enjoyable night, Chef. And thanks to Robert for good care and service.
Marcellino Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 990-9500.
Marcellino Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 1270 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.