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Marcellino Ristorante

4.5
716 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Lunch and Dinner served. Live Music begins at 5:30 pm. Mom's special offering is "Tagiolini Mare e Monte." Handcrafted, long delicate pasta sautéed in rich tomato sauce with tailed shrimp and mushrooms. $23.95. Mom will also enjoy creamy Tiramisu for dessert, compliments of Chef Marcellino.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 716 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 15 hours ago

Not that accommodating. Service wasn’t all that good. Food was better than average.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Second time we have been to Marcellino's and it was even better than the first visit. Highly recommend one of the special fresh pasta dishes. All were terrific. The seafood options were a little light on the seafood but wonderfully prepared. I had the parpardelle with lamb ragu which was especially delicious. Reasonably priced wine list of decent wines.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful! Recommend for all sorts of occasions. We absolutely love this restaurant and would suggest anyone to go there for a fancy outing.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent authentic Italian food. Much more to choose then what is Joan on the menu. The homemade pasta’s of the day were fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It is a beautiful restaurant with tremendous food. It is one of our favorite restaurants in The Scottsdale area. It’s a great location.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always superior. I had the salmon and friend had shrimp. Both were full of flavor. Started with a salad with red peppers and olive oil. Delicious!! Added a very nice Malbec.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

very good food and service, we recommend this place

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great outdoor seating with music. Homemade pasta excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, Homemade pasta, the service is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was my first time here. Everything about my visit was fantastic!
This place will be in my regular rotation going forward.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We ate here while on vacation with our young teens. We enjoyed exceptional service, and amazing food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Clients dinner

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Was recommended this restaurant as it has been around for some years and decided to have dinner with friends there.
The environment is lovely. Clearly a classy place and has nice decor.
There was a band playing (which was too loud) and we found it difficult to have conversation at a normal volume. We did have to speak quite loudly throughout dinner to hear each other.
The food was good although my wife did not enjoy her meal at all. Was a little cold and tasteless.
I had the osso bucco which was very good. The others had the same and the lamb ragout, which they bother loved also.
Wine list is pure Italy which is nice and the desserts were good, but over priced for the size of the servings.
Overall, a reasonable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Insane good, one of the best resturaunt meals I've ever had!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It is always a special occasion when we get to dine at Marcellino. We live in NC & every time we come to Arizona we save a night to have dinner here. Food is always outstanding & we even were serenaded by Sima. Great night all around.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Our server Marco was extremely attentive. We were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary and he brought us complimentary cordials.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Service was lack luster

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The server was not friendly, bordering rude. Did not explain the restaurant did not try to explain or encourage us to try appetizers or anything. I asked for a variation on a entree she looked at me like I was crazy and said I doubt the chef would make pasta with just olive oil instead of a tomato sauce. I travel extensively and eat at many nice restaurants , never has this happened. By the way the chef had no issues doing this. The food was not just good - but outstanding!!! Too bad server was poor or this was a 5 star night . Would have been nice if a manager was greeting tables , I would have spoken up.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is my favorite place to go for Italian. Chef Marcellino always prepares an amazing meal. I recommend his specials. Very unique. You will wish you found this place sooner.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Absolutely amazing and authentic food. You will think you are in Italy. Paula was fantastic and I will give it a ten!!! Will definitely go back when we return.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was not worth the price as nothing stood out and made you think, "wow, this is fine dining." Girlfriend has made dishes at home that taste much, much better. I'm sure people enjoy the food, but it simply did not stand out as fantastic Italian cuisine. It was, in fact, very bland.

The "sheet" that drapes on the ceiling is pretty gross. My date and I almost requested moving our seat outside because it just seemed dirty and unwashed. We felt bad leaving our waiter, though, as we had already ordered.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It's absolutely wonderful and seriously expensive pasta. It just adds up quick with apps, drinks and wine, so we don't go often.
That said we do love it.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great as always

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have loved Marcellino and the food was always outstanding. In fact, it had been our favorite Scottsdale restaurant. This time, however, our experience was different. Unfortunately we came on a Thursday night when they had live music inside the restaurant. There was a singer, three musicians, one with drums. The noise level was off the charts which actually made the whole experience excruciating. We had told our friends so much about this restaurant but unfortunately all anyone wanted to do was rush through their meal and get out. It was a truly painful experience. My recommendation to the restaurant would be to only have live music outside, if at all. Conversation was absolutely impossible. In fact our server had to wait to be able to speak to us in between songs or during a break. This made the service less than stellar, to say the least. Not sure if we will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food!! Great service! Best authentic Italian food!!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Restaurant looks old school Italian, but the cuisine is anything but. Excellent and creative home made pastas.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food and ambiance at Marcellino's were fantastic. Would highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lousy service...unfriendly, slow ...bad combination
Were there 45 min before wine arrived
Probably better options in the area

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Been going there for 13 years....
Outstanding !!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great fresh pasta made daily. Sauce like I had never had before. We sat outside on a beautiful March evening. This was an excellent meal. Don’t order off of the menu. Wait for the daily specials.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My husband and I have eaten here a couple of times. The food is absolutely delicious. Very good service. Highly recommended. A great place for a special occassion.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We discovered Marcellino on our last visit to Scottsdale. We loved it then, and our return visit did not disappoint. The food is excellent, the service prompt and courteous. The room has a nice ambience, and the live music is a plus (although some might find it a little loud for relaxed dining). It's now a must each time we visit.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our second time back. Excellent pasta superb
Will be back. Also love the atmosphere and live music which was not overpoweringly

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great location and food!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food once served was great, the load music from the Mexican place next door not so great. Expensive for pasta dishes and wine list overpriced.. Service slow but it’s downtown Scottsdale during Cactus League season? Locals find better away from the crowd. All the food however, well presented and prepared.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I was the first to arrive for my dinner reservation and was sat promptly by a nice hostess. After about 20 minutes my wife and parents arrived and a different hostess directed them to my table, according to both of them, she was quite terse with her directions and they didn't feel welcome at all.
I eventually ordered the appetizer Gamberi e Feta, which turned out to be (2) shrimp on a 4" square of feta cheese, not worth the $20 price.
My father ordered the Scaloppine al Gorgonzola, which is veal, but felt the "creamy Gorgonzola sauce" was a stretch as it was more watery than creamy. He also ordered a rum and coke that took just over 15 minutes to arrive.
We also watched as our server lost a 5 top table that only ordered wine; for whatever reason, they walked out.
I attempted to order the Cacio e Pepe (which included grilled onion and sliced tomato, which is NOT how it is made in Rome at all though this chef is alleged Italian) when I asked the server if I could have the onion and tomato removed, she said no, the chef won't change the food for you, patted me on the hand, and told me to order something else. I admit I was flabbergasted. I then ordered a Filet Mignon con Tartufo that ended up having the most bitter, astringent wine reduction I've ever had, and the mashed potatoes were tasteless. $43.00 waste of time and money.
My wife ordered the Salmone in Crosta di Porcini Con Cognac e Porri where she found the fish was fine, but again the mashed potatoes were cold and tasteless and the vegetables consisted of (3) carrot sticks and (2) cucumber sticks. $29.00 sort of well spent if you count the fish was tolerable.
I must add that Thursday's are live music nights. And the singer is atrocious, to say the least, she's flat, nasally, and LOUD. It is impossible to hold a decent conversation with your table.
Our server was beyond put out that we refused to order dessert, tossed the check on the table and stalked away. $165 meal that sucked and was NOT Italian IMO

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This restaurant is a must when visiting Scottsdale. The food is fresh and delicious, not to mention the service is above and beyond expectations!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Everything was wonderful! Food was fantastic... Carpaccio di Manzo, insalata, tagliolini make Monte, scaloppine Al gorgnzola, special - sea bass, and more. We topped it off with the apple galetta, which was wonderful! There wasn't a bad bite and the service was prompt and pleasant. We will definitely be back!

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