Marcello's of Lafayette

4.8
230 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
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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SW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Lafayette. Gene runs a great place and has a phenomenal wine selection at very good prices.

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JL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcello’s is truly a hidden gem! The food, drinks, service and ambiance are wonderful and make for a great evening.

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F
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcello's is one of my favorite restaurants between Lake Charles, Louisiana and New Orleans, Louisiana. The food is exceptional, and I love the place. It has such an old Italian feel. The menu has lots of choices from authentic Italian dishes to nouveau cuisine. One of our guests has dietary restrictions, and they accommodated her requests very easily. Highly recommend.

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

Great place to eat! The atmosphere was friendly as was the staff and the food was great

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C
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service.

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H
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Been there many times and always outstanding.
BUT, on a Monday night, my wife's food was extremely over salted...........to the point it was not eatable. Sent it back, server was gracious, Manager replaced with another dish (at no charge) that was served when I finished my dinner. Oh, and they forgot to bring out my Caprese salad. It was really an awful experience but to be fair, only one of many experiences there.

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JG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Outstanding food. Pork cheek was amazing.

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NL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Always consistent. We will definitely return.

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SA
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Every item on the menu is delicious. The family recipes are superb! Wine selection is fantastic!

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LH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great! The bread was fresh and hot out the oven, the eggplant parm melted in your mouth, and the crabmeat contessa was uniquely pleasing. With that said, the service was interesting to say the least. The person who filled the water glasses didn’t speak (not even in response to a thank you), never met your eyes, and left me with an empty glass quiet often. The waiter, too, wasn’t too keen on eye contact.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints!! Highly recommend. One of my favorites in Lafayette.

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OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very good and timely
Food was wonderful

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

Birthday was fabulous! Great food and setting.

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GL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Lafayette. Great atmosphere, food is always incredible.
I’ve never had a bad experience and will go back again and again.

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CA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The soup was AMAZING. Our server as very attentive.

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LA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a GREAT experience! The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was outstanding!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seth the waiter was very helpful and courteous. The Chairman’s Choice steak was phenomenal. I highly recommend it.

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KB
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was fantastic. Even able to recommend things off the menu.
Highly recommend!

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SD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Best restaurant in town!

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S
New Orleans
43 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from Lafayette and this is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Lafayette. If you enjoy authentic Italian food this is the place your you. Best wine selection in Lafayette. Great service!

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

The pasta was very good, nice restaurant, service was excellent.

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n
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great as usual. Tasty but a little slow on the kitchen. Had plenty of drink.

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F
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an awesome all around experience. Food very flavorful and portions were just right. Waiter was knowledgeable about the wine and recommended a very nice bottle. Service was fantastic. The surprise of the evening was the croutons. Will be back

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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M
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good service if you are not in one of the back rooms.
Food was very good. My husband loved the lobster mac and cheese. My artichokes were great. The veal parmigiana was divine. Service was a tad slow but they did look slammed at 7:00

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T
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Senior ring ceremony

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WA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service great food

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B
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious! You can’t beat the Shrimp Papate’! The service is always good, too.

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H
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent, reliable and always good for the best Italian in town.

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TG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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CM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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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NL
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Need more meat/shrimp/etc in the entree

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