Marcellino Ristorante

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Italian
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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KM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us enjoyed an excellent meal. One of our guests was from San Francisco (they have fabulous Italian food), his comment was....guys, this was really good!!

T
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful extremely although I had reserved the table for 4 by the window . Our son was in town as a special visit to see us, and, although I wanted to eat outside, as usual. Thought it would be too chilly on patio, this I reserved just inside. When we got there, reserved table was far inside in wall by private room—- diametrically opposite request. We were moved to table in middle of room—-better but not requested. It was empty, but just as we were getting resented, another foursome was seated there.
Overall, wonderful evening, great meal and service, just a bit disappointed with reserved table.

JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, but I really expected to have one of the specialties shown on the online menu. Unfortunately, when we arrived, we were told there was no Osso Buco to be had. What a disappointment!

The items we had were a little pricey.

KA
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We chose Marcellino because of it's great reviews and beautiful pictures. The restaurant is lovely! It has the ambiance of a cozy romantic trattoria. We felt so sorry for our waiter because not only did he have NINE tables to take care of, he was also the host, and the bartender. The food was not even close to excellent Italian. The carpaccio was too thick and there was not much of it. Tagliolini con Pomodoro e Basilica........the sauce was so thick that it seemed like it was reheated for hours. The pasta was doughy, so together it made for a very heavy and gunky dish. Grilled Jumbo Shrimp.....tasteless.

ND
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and presentation of meal. The meal was fabulous.

P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went above and beyond to make us feel special for our wedding anniversary! Food was out this world! Love the off-menu items.

JW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and the ambiance were perfect. The attention to detail and quality of the entire experience was outstanding.

I
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We arrived and were seated in a timely manner. The server took drink orders and returned to explain the nightly specials. He was pleasant but not in gauge. The menu was very limited and did not feature traditional Italian fare. We ordered and entrées were delivered in less than 10 minutes by a food runner Who literally threw the plates on the table with no regard for where They went. She did not smile and scowled The entire time. She or anyone did not ask if we needed Parmesan cheese or bread or ground pepper. Her demeanor set the tone for the entire meal. NEGATIVE! We won’t return. It was overpriced pretentious with attitude. With so many choices in Scottsdale ..... you can do better.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was as spectacular as the food was. Would definitely recommend and would go back.

JR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh pasta and attentive wait staff. Perfect date night in Scottsdale.

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and live music. Loved it!

j
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere each time we eat here.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had top change our reservation time due to my wife's work, and the staff was very accommodating. It just got better from there. Great atmosphere, exceptional service, great meal, and great dessert!

DR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding (as always). This is definitely our favorite restaurant in the Valley.

DM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My husband and I celebrated Valentines Day there. We had never dined there before even though I know it is a well established restaurant. Keeping in mind it was Valentines Day we had an early reservation. The waiter was ready for us to order the minute we sat down. I asked him to come back after I had a chance to look at the drink menu. He. And back, I ordered a glass of wine, and he wanted my dinner order. I asked him to bring the wine and I would look over the menu. As soon as he came with the wine he again asked to take the order. I asked for a few minutes. I wasn’t familiar with the menu and wanted to look at my choices. After a few minutes we were ready to place our order. I wanted pasta but asked if a regular white pasta could be substituted for the black pasta. The answer was an across the board no to any changes or substations. I ordered Salmon instead. For entertainment, the restaurant had a singer with a microphone singing to recorded music. Although the singer was talented enough, the volume was ridiculously loud. My husband and I practically had to yell across the table to each other. The food came in a timely manner and we were satisfied with the quality. The prices are steep for the portion size. Several servers and hosts came by to see if we were finished with our entrees. I barely had the last bite in my mouth when my plate was whisked away. When asked if we would like to see a dessert menu , and the answer was yes, the server was practically annoyed because we weren’t going to quickly pay the bill and leave. We had one dessert and it was very good but again we were getting the glances to finish and leave. At a restaurant of this caliber I would expect to be treated better. As we walked out my husband and I agreed that at this price point there are many other restaurants to enjoy. The food was good but the rush hustle was bothersome. Especially because they were not so busy that they needed the table!

BF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! Great food, great service, great place to go on classy night out!

CL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our waiter was rude but the owner and the rest of the staff were great. Food was delicious .

T
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch could only be described as perfection!!

DH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music on Thursday night

j
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time - will definitely go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

They charged for two full bottles of water even tough they refilled our waters amounting to roughly one full bottle.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The pork was tasty but super hard to cut... though. My hand hurts now of trying to cut it. The veal, my friend said didn't have much flavor. His onions were delicious, he said the best part of the meal. Table next to us seem to know the chef. They were cursing and super loud.. just annoyingly close to us. Waiter would take forever in between...would walk by that table mentioned above but ignore us most of the time. Tiramisu was delicious...it was my birthday. When I made the reservation, I noted it. Sound silly but I wanted the happy birthday on the dessert. Never got that... why ask for occasion if they aren't even going to look at it. Just average at best.

S
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Scottsdale. Always great service, ambiance and delicious food!!

VT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with Family!
Food was out standing from the start with the bufola mozzarella, osso buco in the middle only to be topped by the tiramisu and biscotti.
Monte and Dave preformed Spanish Eyes which brought tears to everyone’s eyes at the table.
So proud of Christian and his outstanding service as well as the great job of all of the support staff!
Thank you everyone from the door to the kitchen for a fantastic evening!

MQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, service and food!!! Perfect birthday dinner!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey and tasty food but you need to invest in quality Fish ! Size of Variety of Fish was not authentic for the money but taste great!

JW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Ambiance and service is great! The quality and consistency is always impeccable!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere on patio. Food was excellent as was the service. Will be going back sooner than later.

FH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My wife and I had dinner on Saturday night. This was our fourth or fifth time at Marcellino. We knew it would be crowded, but the noise level exceeded anything expected. A second-class male vocalist which no one seemed to be listening to, certainly added to the noise and made talking to each other, even at a small table, nearly impossible. The wait service was average . . . that is, about what you would expect at virtually any restaurant. It was not what we've had before at Marcellino's in the way of service nor was it what you would expect for the prices being paid. Now the WORST. I would downgrade the food considerably from what we had before. The special was halibut which I ordered. It came as about a three bite size on a plate with a small scoop of mashed potatoes. No vegetable, no garnish, no sauce. A tiny piece of fish and some mashed potatoes for $42. A good value? No way. My wife had a pasta dish which I tasted. Our mutual opinion was it, too, was average, NOT outstanding. We could name three or four Italian restaurants where the food would excel what we were served and for less money. For special occasions, as our was at Marcellino's, I will gladly pay the price for service, ambiance and food quality or good combination thereof. But I feel cheated as I had to pay the high price at Marcellino's but got the same as I would have at most any far lower cost Italian restaurant. On the way home, my wife and I agreed not to return. It's just not worth it.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food had good flavor but nothing that stood out. But a very nice restaurant with great service.

T
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight! My friend and I enjoyed a very leisurely lunch outside on the patio. The food was absolutely wonderful, and the service was impeccable. I can’t wait to come back soon for another bowl of mussels!!!

PU
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. The Waiter did a great job of taking care of us. We would recommend to anyone to who looking for great pasta.

T
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would have given a 5 star review, but I had an uncomfortable, rude experience at the host stand. I told the host my name for my reservation and then another party walked in after me and she asked them for their name. She then took them and seated them ahead of me and ignored me! She came back and sat me, but that was really rude, to take them ahead of me! The food was great and the specials were wonderful. They need work at the host stand. Very bad start to my anniversary dinner.

JR
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Setting beautiful. Music loud. Patio nice. Server extremely slow unfriendly. Food tasty but lack in quantity slightly over priced. Pasta lacked a depth for fresh pasta.

It took us 3 hrs to eat. That’s too long.

Glass of wine turned. Serve bad Cabernet.

G
Philadelphia
357 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG. Amazing food and fantastic service. The bread is to die for!!!! We had pasta and it was delicious. One of the best Italian restaurants in Scottsdale hands down. We highly recommend.

AA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, food was delicious, fresh and flavorful. Service was great, one of the best restaurants in Phoenix!

n
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music. Excellent food and service.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb Italian

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, very pricey.

OT
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Servers and owners had an attitude. Mediocre loud entertainment. Overpriced!