Marcellino Ristorante

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987 reviews
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The secrets of authentic Italian cuisine are proudly showcased by the man who creates the most innovative dishes this side of heaven. Let Chef Marcellino mesmerize your palate any night of the week with hand-crafted, naturally flavored pastas [saffron, squid ink, cacio e pepe, etc.]; heaps of crustaceans; wild game; reduction sauces; seasonal truffles and more. Seeking simplicity? Scialatielli alle Vongole. Comfort food? Gnocchi so light and sumptuous they'll make you sigh. Decadence? Porcini-infused Fettuccine, sautéed with generous amounts of lobster, shitake mushrooms and a white truffle drizzle. Vegetarian: Fettucine Contadina with a dollop of ricotta. Vegan and no-gluten options available; please allow extra preparation time or provide advance notice if possible. Celebrate your next occasion with us, and share the delicious, old-World elegance of a Marcellino experience with your family & friends!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pasta ever, and the variety is amazing. All the food is wonderful, the drinks are great, the wine list~extensive. One of the very few restaurants I consider.

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JK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wine, customer service and experience. It is a gem!!

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JF
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quiet, elegant high quality. Some of the tiny shrimp in my entree were a wee bit over cooked but overall everything was delicious. We will return. The waiter was outstanding.

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TT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crazy amazing Italian restaurant - my all-time fav in Scottsdale. Live music most nights. We even bought the CD! (My 3rd visit)

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C
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Super expensive for not much food. You pay for the experience. $42 for 5 Raviolis

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DK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The aesthetic of the restaurant is very pleasing and added quite the romantic setting for my girlfriend and I. Although, the service is slightly slow and the food (strictly my opinion) was not very good. I can see many people enjoying the food here as it is very unique, but it will either be a solid hit or solid miss as to whether you like the flavors or not. Was not 100% satisfied, but was not disappointed either. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful on guiding you through their vast variety of food.

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PN
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We were given water and then waited 20 minutes to order drinks and I had to ask for our waitress. We waited another 10 minutes for drinks. Waited another 20/30 minutes for food which was dropped off by a non/smiling food server. Our waitress stopped by when we were almost finished to ask how it was. Also, I had to ask for bread. Service was not good, food was expensive and we felt basically ignored. It was an anniversary and they did not ask if there was an occasion, etc. We live in Scottsdale and eat at many restaurants. It was disappointing to say the least. Not going back.

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y
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, we loved the house-made Mozzarella and highly recommend the cheesecake if available.

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OT
Phoenix
114 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two birthdays ‼️ Great authentic Italian food‼️
We all had a great time

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L
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

My husband is a vegan/vegetarian. The website mentioned that the chef would go out of his way to accommodate special dining needs. The website states that the chef is passionate about creating a complete dining experience. When asked if we could substitute a sauce to go with a pasta, my husband was told that the chef would not substitute anything. They brought the wrong order twice. After two different dishes, my husband went home with out eating an entree. It was our Anniversary and we found the experience to be very frustrating. There was no attempt to correct the situation.

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JW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good!!

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DM
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the pasta is made in house, I am sorry I didn't get to try, but the branzino was delicious, great wine list

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Our server James was knowledgeable on the food and wine choice the Chef came and chatted with us and educated me on meat temperature and the process of meat which I am grateful for. We had an amazing night will definitely be back for their Chefs Tasting. Thank you for making our evening amazing.

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LF
Phoenix
77 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Ordered a bottle of wine which came 30 minutes later after inquiring twice. Salads came promptly but entrees more than 45 minutes later. Dessert came 25 minutes after ordering and coffee, which was specifically requested to arrive with dessert, delivered 15 minutes after dessert was gone. Had to beg for the check. Too many other good Italian places to deal with this.

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CL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were absolutely awesome. Once again using Open Table has not let me down when traveling.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

On a family vacation. Great food and wonderful ambiance, sat on the patio.

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HS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Restaurant. Excellent service. We will be back.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was deliberate, to accommodate "dining." My gnocchi were simply the best--the most pillowy, the least gummy--of any I have tasted, whether here or in Italy.

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JL
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

delicious food, great for restaurant week. outdoor seating available

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter was great
Food was fantastic
The restaurant was clean

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BG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is still as good as ever! The service has declined just a bit but still a great dining experience.

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GR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had wonderful dinner the staff was great and responsive and the food was outstanding.

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F
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Tried Marcellino for restaurant week. By far our worst experience. Our waiter seated us and only provided normal menus. When we inquired about restaurant week menus, he left us waiting for about 15 minutes before providing. When I asked for a wine recommendation, he stated that they were all good. Some of the worst service in a long time.

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MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delight to eat here. Food is exceptional as well as the service!

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KC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here during Arizona restaurant week. Very good. Will definitely be back. Food and presentation was impeccable.

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KB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had very good food. But the service was mediocre as we rarely saw the waiter and no one asked us how our food was. It was restaurant week and we were not offered the 3 course tasting menu despite asking if there were any specials.
We found out it was restaurant week from other patrons at the restaurant. We spent a lot more money than the tasting menu and had similar food. We don’t think restaurant week should be a secret. We were very disappointed with the experience.
The following night at another restaurant we were immediately informed they were part of restaurant week and provided with the tasting menu.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice dinner, but the AC was very cold and the music was too loud. We first were seated right in the path of blowing cold air and asked to be moved. But the restaurant was uncomfortably cold.

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JW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice! Have eaten there a couple times the past few weeks - - great service!

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S
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and as awesome as the first! Food, ambiance and service were exceptional! A new favorite for sure.

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BG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter was a bit short with us and annoyed with the local musician that was playing outside the patio.

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AV
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely evening! We had dinner outside. Food and service was great. Pasta was made in-house too.

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TS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and we loved our server.

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EO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is authentic hand made pasta. The best gnocchi in the US.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service, consistent quality, and just the right amount.

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BS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Good food and great atmosphere. Indifferent service and marginal value for the experience.

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

OVERRATED! Service was the worst I’ve had in a long time. The server was nice and polite but was slow and ineffective. We had to wait over half an hour just for our bread. Then the server came with a very lame excuse on why it was taking so much time to have our main entree. To make it clear, the restaurant was not super busy, otherwise I would understand if the waiter is slammed with many tables. The food was good but very average. Furthermore, the server never asked us if we would like some fresh ground pepper or Parmesan cheese. However, we watched another table receive that service. For the price and reputation that they have, we were extremely disappointed and will not go back.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m from Boston and have traveled to Italy and this place had some of the best Italian food anywhere. Pasta was served perfectly cooked sauces were delicious. The chef came out at the end of our meal and was so personable

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience. The venue is very high end with outstanding service and of course, the food is simply amazing! You must have a bottle of their spectacular Italian wines!!!

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AM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary (5/2) and enjoyed one of the best meals ever. James was our head waiter and I can't say enough good things about the service we received. We were seated at a very quiet table. Dinner started off with complimentary glasses of Persecco to toast our anniversary, along with some cheese and bruschetta. James reviewed the hand made pasta selections but, we already knew we were going to order, the Tortelloni filled with Filet Mignon and vegetables in tomato sauce. We decided to share the Beef Carpaccio as an appetizer, Tortelloni as our pasta course and Veal Scaloppine in a creamy gorgonzola sauce. Every course was delicious but the Tortelloni is to die for! Next time, I am going to order this as my main course. We ended our celebration with warm Apple Galetta with gelato for dessert. Thank you Marcellino's for making this dinner so special for us.

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ST
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love,love, love their homemade pasta! The service was phenomenal the waiters know the menu and had a wonderful way about them in serving customers. Thank you had a delicious lunch! Will definitely come back again when in Scottsdale!

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