Marcellino Ristorante

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859 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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CK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

you will not be disappointed ... the service was excellent. a true dining experience. so tired of chain dining.

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KW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, but dinner was average, taste didn’t sweep either of of off our feet and very expensive. $122 for two with one glass of wine

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d
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We started going to Marcellino when it first opened in Phoenix. The food is really great. However, the prices continue to get out of control. I have no problem with expensive meals but some of the dishes are plainly overpriced. I wish it wasn't the case as I love the food and the couple is charming but I just have a hard time justifying the cost.

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f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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SS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Marcellinos for years, and each time it gets better ! the service is unbeatable. the food...all i can do is drool when i think about it! i got the tortelloni with black truffles and it's my favorite dish.

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a
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Marcellino's before and always had excellent service and great food.
The Veal Chop I had Saturday night was very fatty. I should have sent it back.
My wife had the Ravioli special and she said it was very good.
The service was excellent!

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SL
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food on the menu was nice - small portions. The special was tiny and too small for a meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal; food, atmosphere and service were all top notch.

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TL
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our 2nd visit was as good as our 1st. We both tried something different. Live music on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Average food, overpriced!!!!!

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OT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is Always Phenomenal!!!! BUT man it took 1 1/2hours to get our Food!!?????

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K
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this restaurant...food, service, ambiance!

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LP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought my boss there for a dinner to celebrate the holiday season. This was a first time eating there so really impressed by the food and service.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

We were celebrating our 25th wedding Anniversary. We hoped for a nice Romantic dinner, very disappointed!! Tables too close, too noisy and wine list was Overpriced!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Offered us free Prosecco for our anniversary and made an effort to ensure we were taken care of.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcos was excellent and we had a wonderful dinner. Hand made pasta was amazing.

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, true Italian food! Handmade fresh pasta; charming service and great ambience. This is exactly the food as you find it in Italy. My only caveat is that the food is seasoned in the European manner, not the American manner. That means not overly salted and desserts are not overloaded with sugar. This is exactly food is prepared in the "old country." One bite of the obviously fresh well-crafted pasta and I was transported back. Loved everything about Marcellino. Also, a great wine list!

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waiter was rude, acted like he could care less if we were there. Food was definitely not up to the level of price. I don't mind paying more, as long as the food is worth it. My wife's dish was plated horribly, and the sauce was disgusting. My chicken was poor quality, and the dish was prepared bad. Definitely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated at an inferior table

We requested a better table location and we were told it was reserved

Needless to say no one was ever seated there

We will not be returning

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful place a great meal Marcellino the chef is the owner and on site always. Best Italian in town.

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VE
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant with the owner /chef on premise making sure that things were done well.

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DS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Pops at the symphony.

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MS
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Specials are outstanding! The squid ink pasta dish was fabulous. They have a lounge singer that sounds like Johnny Fontana in The Godfather. Great ambiance

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n
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Always an amazing date night spot.

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LL
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always a great place to dine Italian done in a creative way and the house made pasta and biscotti are a treat.

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DT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely location, great service and outstanding food! The restaurant just needs interior and exterior updates re fabrics and overall decor and logo.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to have been one of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had! It came highly recommended by friends who previously visited Scottsdale. This is a MUST!

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NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been going to Marcellino’s for years now, almost every visit to Phoenix. From Tucson. The food is authentic and well prepared. This was the first time Chef did not come out and personally stop at each table, Our server was adequate, yet a bit distant. Hopefully our next visit will provide a more warm atmosphere. BTW best cheese cake ever.

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P
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The pasta fagiole was average. The special home made pasta (mushroom linguine) was good, but not great. The liver was average. The ambiance is very nice for both indoor and outside dining. Our waitress, Roxanne, was excellent.

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
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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SM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best authentic Italian food hands down! Amazing service and extra attention to details makes this a place to absolutely try.

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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
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 on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
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 on November 14, 2018
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
80 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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