Marcellino Ristorante

4.5
1452 Reviews
$50 and over
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 and friends!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1452 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The waiter was horrible , and wouldn’t explain anything to us. The food was okay but we probably would’ve gotten something different if he would’ve explained the plates to us but he had an attitude with us and talked about how children stare and that we were ungrateful lol all bc my man asked him to change the sauce on his good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Marcellino! By far the best Italian we’ve found in AZ

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vipfoodiej
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best food!

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AlexZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with amazing service. Had not had dinner at location in nearly a year but we'll worth the wait. They staff is super friendly and we'll knowledge. The meal are hands down amazing but the Home Made Italian cheesecake is by far my favorite part of the meal. One of the best dessert I've had. We will continue to do dinner here at least every other month

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MariaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was great. I enjoyed the pasta but I do think it was a bit over priced

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SarahD
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! And the people are amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. 10 out of 10 restaurant.

JS
vipJulieS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, all around.

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vipFoodAfficiando
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Marcellino’s is always PERFECT.
We enthusiastically recommend this superb restaurant to all who are seeking to enjoy the highest offerings in culinary art.

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vipLeeB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants ever. We dine at Marcellinos on almost every trip to Phoenix and it never disappoints.

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BruceA
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!!! Our favorite restaurant!!! Drive up from Tucson to eat here for special occasions!!

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MartyG
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience dining at your establishment. It would be nice to have someone at the entrance as you leave to thank you for dining after spending $300.00 otherwise, everything was excellent, will be back next time I’m in Scottsdale

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vipBEMLBK
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcellino is a gem! The chef has lots of passion not just about the food but in the guests to make this a truly memorable occasion. Highly recommend

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vipsarkscottsdale
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was very good but service lacking ..
Server acred like He was doing us a favor !
Only redemption was the food ..

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vipJessicaF
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was my favorite restaurant until this experience. WILL NEVER GO BACK. First woman who seated us and took our drink order described in great detail about how the cockroaches come out on the patio...while we were sitting on the patio. And she could not find the right wines on the menu. Then we had a mix up with some dishes and the chef/owner had the audacity to come out to our table and yell at me. Saying my pasta was cooked fine. It was not cooked fine...I had that dish before on other visits and last night it was tasteless and pasta was way too al dente. Had better pasta at Olive Garden. And sauce was tasteless...like bland butter. Also martini was terrible. Tasted like cheap vodka. Used to be my go to special occasion restaurant. And I would recommend to friends. Now I will strongly recommend people NOT to go there. I wanted to tell the chef/owner when he came and yelled at me...well I would not be so annoyed at you yelling at me...but need to eat quick before the cockroaches come. Will be calling the Department of Health about cockroaches issue. Did not make a big deal of it last night...as other people were dining on the patio and I did not want to gross them out. Plus, I was already so embarrassed by the whole thing as I had taken a friend who had never been there and I had been raving about the place. AWFUL experience.

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Snoopy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautifully presented and served temperature hot. Wait staff seemed inexperienced.

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vipluv2beaguest
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were introduced to this restaurant because of Restaurant Week-would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and authentic Italian food and experience! Great for place for All dinner occasions. Looking forward to trying the off menu pasta dishes next time.

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vipRalph
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Noise level was very high for what is advertised to be a romantic Italian restaurant

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JAMESL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating a special event, and the staff really performed.. Food was terrific.
The only drawback is the overall noise level. VERY high. Conversations were very difficult, lots of 'clarifications' with waiter because noise level made it so difficult.

JM
vipJenniferM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average Americanized Italian. Nothing unique about the menu. Servings were small for the price point. Definitely paying for the Old Town Scottsdale location.

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Liannon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m not going to give a negative review because they place wasn’t that bad. I think it’s just difficult to find good food in Arizona. I had the squid ink pasta which unfortunately did not have much flavor. I think the pasta water was not salted. The tomato sauce was literally diced tomatoes sautéed and placed on the pasta. Again. No salt or garlic or olive oil. It wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t flavorful either. The waitress was very sweet and accommodating. I felt like if Gordon Ramsey were there he would have flipped his lid. Over all it was OK. Would I go back? Eh.

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AnneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent. Our server, Diane was very attentive. We had the house specialty’s, squid ink pasta and porcini mushroom pasta which were delicious, however over priced. If you are looking for Italian food that is beyond spaghetti and meatballs, Marcelinos is that place.

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vipSoCalGene
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall enjoyed our meal and the inside ambience very nice. Soup and mozzarella appetizers were ok, but nothing special. The passatelli with sausage ragu was excellent. A salmon entree with a caper sauce was tasty and cooked just right. We both enjoy the panna cotta for desert. Service was attentive but not over bearing. We had a white wine, which was kept chilled in a community bucket, but our glasses were never empty. We would return.

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vipJeffDeb
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best high end Italian meal in Arizona.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner during Restaurant Week. Our meals included mashed potatoes which were average tasting but everything else was excellent.
Service was very good.
The wine (by the glass) we ordered was also very good.
Would recommend for a nice dinner out for two or a larger group.

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jennifers
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian bartender was wonderful! Food was delish!

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LindsayK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their handmade pasta is amazing! Lots of thought was put into the menu and it was very tasty. We would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service and food mediocre-we had high expectations considering the recommendations. Even though we had a reservation, we were told to order because the kitchen was getting ready to close.

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vipHarold
San Francisco
161 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Terrible cocktails .. food was ok but not wonderful and High prices .. It may just need to revive after pandemic as right now it’s very amateur.. but probably this restaurant is loundering for new staff ….

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome dinner. Great food and service. We will be back again!

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vipScottsdalelocal101
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server, Denise, was amazing. The food wasn’t as good as we remembered. My scallop appetizer was over cooked and two of the main courses were bland compared to previous visits. I’m sure they’ll be back to the previous level soon.

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KevinK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food with outstanding service! The Pappardelle with Ragu sauce was loved by everyone at the table! The combinations of seafood and pasta in the specials were extraordinarily flavorful. The staff was courteous, attentive and professional. We will continue to dine at Marcellino’s!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!!

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vipjmdr
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, great location, would definitely return. However 65 bucks for a pasta dish is beyond outrageous

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Squid ink pasta and sun dried tomatoe infused pasta was delicious.

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stevec
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great we enjoyed the food and the service

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food is mediocre consdering the price.

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vipvlrrrrr
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dining outside. The pasta is amazing as well.

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viptravelandeat
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo! All around magnificent experience. Seated on the patio on a warm evening. Perfect for both the climate and people-watching. The service was quite polished. Attentive, but not hovering. Victor, the assistant waiter, was on-the-spot with whatever was needed, yet he never intruded. The pasta was exquisite. Perfectly prepared and presented. I recommend the daily pasta specials. Marcellino Risorante is now one of our top five restaurants in Phoenix. Really appreciate that they actually have a dress code.

FAQs

Marcellino Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 990-9500.

Marcellino Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 1452 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.