Marcellino Ristorante

4.5
827 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 3

DINNER
Monday - Thursday 4 - 10
Friday - Saturday 4 - 11
Sunday 4 - 9

[Dark on certain holidays and for two weeks every July]
We will be closed for summer vacation July 16th through August 2nd, Re-open August 3rd for dinner at 4pm.
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Phone number
(480) 990-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Marcellino Verzino
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Catering
Dream of celebrating your Wedding, a special Anniversary, or milestone Birthday in Italy? Taking 50 or 100 of your closest family & friends to the Italian countryside may be a fantasy, but having Chef Marcellino bring authentic Italian cuisine to your location is entirely possible. Have a festa all'italiana right here in Arizona, no passports required.
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Cross street
Camelback Road/Scottsdale Road
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Parking details
GARAGE Free, public parking directly beneath us. Enter on West side of Stetson Drive, between 5th & 6th Avenues. Marcellino is most easily accessed by the circular stairway or elevator/stairwell just directly adjacent.

VALET Stetson Dr just North of 6th Ave, or corner of 6th Ave & Stetson near the Clock Tower

STREET 5th or 6th Avenues, Craftsman Court, Marshall Way

NORDSTROM GARAGE a short walk across the pedestrian bridge over the canal.
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Public transit
Downtown Scottsdale's free, public 'Olley the Trolley' -- running every 10 minutes from Scottsdale Fashion Square and numerous stops throughout Old Town.

http://www.dunntransportation.com/dunntransit.html

Hospitality Trolley: Between several nearby resorts and the downtown area, runs January-March only.
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Entertainment
THURSDAYS
Live Jazz 6 - 9 pm

SATURDAYS
Big Band, Swing, R&B & more 7 - 10 pm
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Special events & promotions
SUMMER SUPPER: $35 tasting menu available nightly through September 12th: Prosecco | Antipasto choice | Secondo choice | Biscotti


LITE BITES: 4:00 - 6:00 pm daily at the bar

BAR: Ideal for solo dining or 2-3 guests short on time. C.E., David & Lucky are delighted to pour your preferred vino, shake up your favorite cocktail or tempt you to try something new.

TO GO: Call ahead & we'll have it ready at the time you specify.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating special occasions with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Marcellino Ristorante can accommodate all your special event needs.

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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Marcellino Ristorante is celebrating another blessed year. Join us to ring out the old year and start the new one with a bang.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 827 People Are Saying
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TG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I've ever had in my entire life, I'd give it 1,000,000 stars if I could!

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! They even offered a free birthday dessert to our friend.

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EV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. Great ambiance and fabulous food.

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DH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing!! Love that everything is made from scratch. Love goes into each meal!!

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DF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first experience with open table and Marcellino's. The food was amazing and the service excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back. Thank you, DebraF

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M
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was excellent and everyone cleaned their plates, however the service left a lot to be desired. It took 10-15 minutes for our waiter to acknowledge us, 40-45 minutes to place and receive our drink orders, another 15-20 to even be able to place our food orders and nothing to snack on, until our food order was placed approximately 1 - 1/2 hour after arrival. Our food did arrive within about 15-20 minutes, and as mentioned above was excellent. As it was my boyfriend's birthday everyone ordered desserts, and everyone received their order very quickly except me. I ended up canceling it as everyone has been finished about 10 minutes by the time the waiter showed up to see how everything tasted. No sense in everyone sitting around waiting on my dessert when we had already been at the restaurant almost 2 1/2 hours at this point. The atmosphere was nice except the noise level was pretty high. I'd like to recommend this restaurant based on the food and hope that you receive better service than we did for our special outing with my boyfriend's family in town from Chicago

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M
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Usually we have had a great experience here but this time it was like it was under new management or ownership and didn't know how the restaurant was run previously.
Very disappointed

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, fantastic setting on the patio. The wine selection was excellent.

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LL
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love everything about this place. Service good but need to be patient on those extra busy weekend nights. Also love the live music on weekends. Sima is lively and so enjoyable to hear. We keep going back to one of our favorite!!

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M
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good time, however, I thought the portions were a bit small and the mark-up on the wine a bit large.

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RG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten here a few times. Never disappointed! Tried ravioli this time. I highly recommend it. Will come back again! Must try it!!

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Munich
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. Marco was a fabulous waiter and the squid ink pasta was perfect!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had! The filet stuffed ravioli was incredible, and all of the freshly made pasta was delicious. Great atmosphere and special place.

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RR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Was a little noisy when full. But would not stop me from going again! :-)

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente service and food, me and my wife were there for special date night. We are definitely coming back.

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SG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent and so knowledgeable
Her name was Paulo
Pasta with broccoli was ok
Salmon was very tasty but portions small and somewhat pricey
Tiramisu was yummy

I like that we were able to try a few wines before deciding. Love eating outdoors

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Pretty pricey. My boyfriend ordered a pasta from the special menu and had no idea it was going to be $40. Would have been nice to know beforehand. Food was delicious though so it wasn’t a waste.

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CK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to Italian restaurant. The service is always impeccable, the food fresh and amazing. Best Italian in the Valley!

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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Highly recommend one of the home made pasta specials. We shared one as an appetizer. The food is good, but the service was slow.

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RK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 1

We usually love this restaurant but they had the band practising very loudly for about the first 15 minutes into our reservation... made conversation impossible! The entree pastas were extremely overpriced. Couldn’t hear the waitress because of the band. Did not enjoy our visit !

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DB
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ample wine list. Excellent service! Highly recommend.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. What a wonderful place for us to spend time reminiscing the highlights of 15 years.

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R
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for a birthday celebration....quite disappointed in the food, ordered the veal, quite tough, ordered 2 different special pastas, one with lobster and squid ink, one with porcini mushrooms & extra truffles, both of them had absolutely no flavor whatsoever, tried a ton of black pepper and grated cheese, but didn't help.
Wine was great, but only because we chose what we wanted, apps were good. Truly the best thing they have to offer is their bread! What a disappointment. Server was pretty good except she needs a lesson in pronouncing some of the Italian items!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I think there was not enough protein in the specialty pasta, especially for the price. One guest returned the chicken because it was too over cooked and the chef said it would come out the same way if she reordered it (which is what she wanted) but instead ordered a salad. Would have been nice if they didn’t charge for the salad. I like to end on a positive...I do love their homemade pasta but not sure I’ll be back. If I do come back, I will NEVER order the special pastas for the prices they’re charging!

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Don’t come looking for spaghetti and meatballs/Cesar salad. House made pasta with unusual fillings and sauces.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and the food was awesome!

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DM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pasta is made fresh daily, the staff know their stuff and are unassuming. Never a disappointment well with the coin.

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can see why this was voted best in Phoenix! So delicious!! One of us ordered the three course meal for restaurant week and the other ordered an incredible dish from the regular menu. We loved it all!! Service was also top notch!

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D
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant week menu was relunctantky given to our group, with a bit of an attitude. What the? Isn’t that the purpose, new guests please come try our cuisine!
Food was really great. Service ended up being very nice after he adjusted the attitude about requesting the advertised menu. Tiramisu and panna cotta were sublime!

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CB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited again for restaurant week, and we were not disappointed. Probably the best tiramisu I’ve ever had, & the espresso after, truly the best blend. Wish I could find that coffee out at retail, lol! We will be back again.

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JO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I absolutely love this place. We make it a priority to go here every time I visit her at ASU. The food is amazing and freshly made--you can tell! The service is always over the top. The overall experience as soon as you walk in the place is just something we really love. There are so many restaurant options in Scottsdale but we just keep going back to this one, time and time again.

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l
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic creative refined and one of the top Italian restaurants in the valley. The entertainment is exceptional and the service without flaws, you will never be disappointed.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rashida our server was AMAZING!!!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was bland no seasoning at all, very disappointed for the price.

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BM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

As we had an early reservation and we were rushed. The staff hovered over over to make sure we finished quickly and departed.

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J
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, attentive service, lovely place. We'll be back.

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MD
Phoenix
113 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

There are much better Italian places in Scottsdale. The original was much better than this location. Way too expensive for what you get, even though the pasta is hand made, which other places also do.

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Scottsdale!

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Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

While the food is outstanding I was reallyvthere for the music. The owners opened this place with love and passion and you can feel it. They believe in supporting musicians. Gotta love that!

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C
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food consistently excellent! Service very good Pasta Rules !

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