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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
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7:00 PM
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Marcellino Ristorante

4.5
674 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Romantic (22)
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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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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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What 674 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

This was an excellent restaurant. The ambience is warm and friendly. The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. We sat at the bar for dinner and it was great. The cocktails are excellent. The food is amazing. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. From their locally source produce to the home made pastas, it was truly an unbelievable meal.

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vipLulubell (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Everything was wonderful. The staff, food, atmosphere, menu, wine. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

Superb food and service! Definitely some of the finest Italian food we've eaten in Phoenix.

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vipShip (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2017

Food was very good, but over priced. Wait staff was ok.

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vipShanup (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Unfortunately, the food is mediocre. We ordered two dishes of pasta and both were pretty bland. Maybe it was an off day? At least the wine helped. Would try it again.

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vipVicM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

Great home made pasta's. Fabulous desserts. If you like authentic Italian food,, then you will like Marcellino's.

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vipReed (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Rebooked again for future date. Only request would be for live singer to sing softer. So loud that guests started talking over live music and entire ambience was very very loud. Could barely carry on a conversation with my wife across the table.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Excellent ambiance, handcrafted authentic Italian food, romantic, live music... I celebrated my birthday Saturday night and had a great time and great food. Our waitress was excellent and friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and wines and chef Marcellino and Sima came to our table and spoke with us! I would highly recommend Marcellinos!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

Truly one of the best meals I have ever experienced. The mussel appetizer was sublime~ the broth exquisite, we wanted to dip a loaf of bread in it! I had the lamb ragout on pappardelle and
ate every last bite ~ amazing!

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DesertDrummer (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2017

This place offers very authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable, upscale setting. The service is excellent, sophisticated, and friendly. We were impressed by the fresh-made pasta specials, and the ones we had were fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Pricey but worth it
Pasta is to die for
Meats are excellent quality
Food is excellent

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Ozziegirl (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Singer way too loud...made any conversation a strain. Decided to go home to bring in the new year . Disappointed.

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JTthedon (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Took the wife out for an early night New Years dinner. Food was good as usual. Service was fantastic...but a little disappointed in the prices being jacked up beyond normal. I guess that is what happens on NY. $15 for a dessert is pretty absurd. We always enjoy the atmosphere so we will back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

The singer was not enjoyable at all and we could not talk and hear each other because of the music and singer

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Service was inconsistent. Food was average. Prices were high, not qualities of a pleasant experience.

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OliviaR (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

Absolutely fabulous food! I finally found the place that is better than any of the restaurants I visited in Italy!

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vipez2pleez (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Fresh pasta to please! Delightful experience. Rarely is there an "Italian" restaurant in Scottsdale that comes close to what you experience in east coast Italian strongholds, but this does a real good job with an upscale flair on traditional Italian fare.

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vipjp1000 (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Okay; nothing overly special. If you use price as a variable, then it is quite disappointing.

The polenta/mushroom starter was a very poor dish. It lacked any flavor, was gritty and just not good.

Our main meals of branzino and veal chop were quite good; the sides were pathetic and just made no sense for such nice main meat/fish dish....some boring, tasteless mashed potatos and 4 measly vegetables.

Service was satisfactory. However, I was a bit upset that the prices of the specials of the day were not clearly articulated. It was quite a shocking surprise to see the price of the veal chop I had when the bill was brought to the table. Going to the value portion of this meal, that dish was in no way worth the price paid. So while it was good, I walked away upset and disappointed.

We certainly will not be back anytime soon. Too many places which don't gouge customers and provide solid value.

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vipVicM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

Great atmosphere, entertain and food. Will be back

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viplawmangm (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Stopped in for my anniversary dinner. The homemade pasta was dry and bland. It needed salt. However, the pork loin was very good, though I'd have expected the pasta to be the plate of choice.

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Cbl20 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2016

This restaurant was highly recommended and it lived up to all that was said about it. Food and service were outstanding!

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vipPinard (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

We visited Marcellino Ristorante with another couple for the first time and found the food and service to be excellent. We loved the fresh pasta and the different sauces were very flavorful but not heavy. The prices are expensive but the ambiance is very nice. This is a special occasion restaurant for us

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

Extremely poor service. Also, avoid the pasta specials. They are pre-cooked.

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vipDaveH (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2016

Pasta, Oh My! Marcellino's is a wonderful place for a special dinner. It is expensive so go prepared. The attention to detail is amazing from the attentive wait staff to the very creative food. It is authentic Italian but don't go expecting spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmesan. The menu is much more thoughtful than that. Once seated, our waiter brought over a tray of the day's fresh house-made pasta selections. These are off the menu and change often. My wife started off with the fresh lentil soup. It was rich and wonderfully seasoned. I had the house made mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto and served over a thick tomato slice. For our entrée we chose to share the beef tenderloin tortellini and the lamb dish. The tortellini was tender served with a marinara sauce that went perfectly. The lamb was amazing; tender, rustic and so well seasoned, a truly spectacular dish. The wine list is Italian and has excellent sections from the moderately priced to the truly spendy. Dessert was the only area where the meal fell short, though mostly due to the fact that everything else was superb. We ordered the Apple Galetta topped with a Hazelnut gelato. The galetta is sliced green apples over a crisp puffed pastry. When it arrived it had the consistency of a soggy pancake. It had good flavor but I was expecting more of a crustada or something with light crispy texture. Our first cup of coffee arrived cold and bitter. The waiter replaced it with two Americano's but they did not have much flavor. The gelato, however met the standard of the rest of the meal. When we go back we will try the tiramisu and see it the results are better.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

Best pasta outside of Italy!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

Food and service were outstanding , the restaurant is a beautiful space, unfortunately we did not know they had live music on weekends. Others seemed to be enjoying the singer, I'd say check the restaurant website to see if this is your thing , it wasn't ours and really detracted from the evening.

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vipJohnny (Denver)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2016

Looking for good Italian in Scottsdale and found it.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

Great birthday dinner at Marcellino. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

We have always had excellent food here. Not your usual Italian food and service has always been friendly.

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vipfoodfan (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

Great food and music Would be 5 stars but the wine is over priced

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