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Marcello's of Lafayette

4.7
199 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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At Marcello's Wine Market Cafe we specialize in true Italian cooking. We use the freshest ingredients that reflect authentic Sicilian cuisine with a touch of Northern Italy. Shop our retail section to pair the perfect wine with your meal. You are certain to have the most unique dining experience in Lafayette.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(337) 235-1002
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Graeff
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Private party facilities
Our Godfather Room is used for private dining for up to 30 people.
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Private party contact
Thessa Young: (337) 235-1002
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Bayou Parkway
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Parking details
Parking lot at restaurant
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The classic Italian dishes are excellent. The service is fantastic and the wine list is awesome. We love this restaurant and recommend it for any occasion.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I live 75 miles away; worth the drive and have done it three or four times a year.
It's a toss up as to the wine, service and the food; all are 5 STAR. I am a second
generation Sicilian and so is Gene; the proprietor. He too is 5 STAR.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was delicious as well as the wine. Overall good time.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I've been to Marcello's many times. Always consistent, lots of variety, good quality for the price. I would highly recommend Marcello's. I'll be back.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our server wasn't great but it was our very first experience of a mediocre waitstaff. Normally our experience is delightful, but our server was not with it.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very good Italian cuisine, great wine selection, nice atmosphere, good service.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Consistently delicious with an upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere. Great for business meetings, special occasions, and everything in between. Best wine list (and prices) in town, food and service are always excellent. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Never a disappointment, regardless of the day of the week or time. Always consistent and reliable and a very inviting atmosphere with prompt and polite service and a menu that has items that will appeal to all. The wine selection cannot be challenged. It's unbelievable and priced right. There is no price gouging at this fine restaurant. It's very popular locally so make your reservations early and if you are there when Gene is on site, you'll even have more fun. While I'm at it, if you happen to be in New Orleans, you absolutely will not be disappointed with Marcello's downtown location on St. Charles Avenue, where advanced reservations are even more important.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Need more meat/shrimp/etc in the entree

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantastic! Great food and great atmosphere!wonderful veal dishes and great wine selection.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My wife and l came on a Thursday night for an evening together before a business meeting, it was our second visit, and we had a great dinner!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Lovely, fairly quiet restaurant. Appetizers, entrees were exceptionally good - I'm pickier than usual since am a James Beard Foundation member. All desserts were heavy, rich, sweet. Greater variety of types, textures, sweetness would have been helpful, but more tempting.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

outstanding dishes n recipes. wine selection is the best ever. you can pick you wine by browsing the wine racks that are in the dining area. this is the real Sicilian thing.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Food and service outstanding, as usual. Marcello’s never ever disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

We were given an excellent table in the dining area. You walk to the wine area to choose your wine, much like shopping in a wine store. The selection was amazing and reasonably priced, for a restaurant. Our food was prepared perfectly and was delicious. Absolutely a gem of a restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday lunch with family! Everybody likes their food! Soup always good! Fried shrimp BLT awesome! Eggplant fried With crabmeat on top good ! We were there from just before 12:00 until 1:30? Entirely too slow ! I don’t think it was the waiter who did ok but the kitchen was backed up it seemed! It was full on a friday at 12:00! But it usually is so disappointed entree didn’t come out sooner!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always consistent and delicious !

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

I love Marcellus for almost any special occasion, as well as for everyday dining. Always consistently good food- even the specials.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Marcello's makes wonderful Italian food. We had a fish dish and a shrimp/linguini pasta--both delicious. Marcello's makes fantastic cappuccinos too, and has a nice by the glass wine list. Service is fantastic. The only glitch on our visit--which was unusual--was a crying baby who was with less than attentive parents. Totally tough situation for the restaurant of course. Still highly recommend Marcello's.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server was great! Barbara was very knowledgeable and professional. She took great care of us and knew we had a deadline. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Always consistent. Food and wait staff.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Ashley was wonderful taking care of wife and I Good time!!!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Love this place!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was very good. The food was great. It was my second time here’s do would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Marcellos is our favorite restaurant in town.
Food is excellent, service is excellent, and ambiance is excellent. Great for special occasions and everyday dining. Great for two people or a group.
Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Perfect Evening!! The service was fantastic. This lady could not have been nicer or more informative.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

It was an amazing meal. The food is always exceptional. The only hiccup on the evening was slow or inattentive waitstaff. My drink wasn’t refilled without having to flag down and ask.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is always great, we've always been satisfied. Great service, courteous servers.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Lafayette. I'm always pleased with the food, drinks, atmosphere, and service.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Marcello's continues to be one of my favorite places to dine in Lafayette. The food, ambiance, servers, all come together for such an enjoyable evening. My experience has been consistently excellent. I look forward to many more wonderful times at a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service!
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service, ambiance, and food. Our favorite place for date night and special occasions.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food, atmosphere and service are excellent. Very relaxing place to dine. If you're visiting Lafayette this is a must try. Recommend reservations.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Another great meal at Marcello's. The food, drinks and service were all terrific, despite the crowd that was there as well. We had a variety of seafood, pasta and chicken piccata, all were delicious, hot and well prepared. Marcello's also makes a great cappuccino if you are a fan--accompanied with a tasty and crunchy biscotti.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Awesome food and great drinks in a nice location. Awesome wine selection.

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Another very good meal at Marcello's. Tonight we enjoyed a wine that was a special for the night, and quite a good value for the price. Entrees were well prepared and tasty as always, and service was professional and competent. The bread is quite good at Marcello's, though tonight it was not quite as good as usual. This is a go-to spot when in town on business.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Would not hesitate to go back.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Still one of my top three restaurants in Lafayette.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

This was my second dinner at Marcellos, both business dinners. The Italian food has options beyond standards, and the pasta in particular shines--great taste and presentation, often incorporating Gulf coast seafood. On this night there was Coppola cab wine special--fine wine at a fair price. Service is polished and attentive.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

I enjoy being visited at the table by the Owner, Gene. Makes you feel that he's glad you're in his restaurant.

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