Marcello's of Lafayette

4.8
554 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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MeganM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always consistent. The service is awesome and all the server’s were very knowledgeable in what was on the menu, specials, etc.

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vipCecelia
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since new owners took over. We were very pleased. Everything was delicious and somehow ‘brighter’ and a bit sparked up. One dish was a little too spicy (shrimp pepite), otherwise just terrific.

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Pablo
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience, it was all great. All 4 of us throughly enjoyed ourselves. My only ding was the size/cost of my plate, the Shrimp Pepate. The dish itself was delicious but a 1/2 size serving of 3-4 shrimp, pasta and pine nuts should not cost $17.00. I’d still go back, though. Food is that good!

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HunterC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, with big portions. They have an amazing wine selection. Service is great. This is our new go-to date night spot.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about this staple of consistency in all areas! Thanks !

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 14, 2021

Mr. David, thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoy every visit with us. We look forward to your next visit.

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MarlaF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! It was the perfect choice for our Anniversary dinner!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 9, 2021

Ms. Marla, thank you for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your anniversary dinner at Marcello's. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the service was just as good.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 9, 2021

We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and our service. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipJj608
Baton Rouge
36 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I had their daily special which was their pork cheeks sandwich. Portion was a little larger than I expected so I had some to take home.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for joining us for lunch. We hope you enjoyed your sandwich the second time as much as the first. We hope to serve you again soon.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The wine was exceptional as well.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 9, 2021

Ms. Julia, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to serve you again soon.

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EataLotOut
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just above average, wasn’t good nor bad- service could have been a little better- simple steps were missed

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 3, 2021

We are so sorry to hear that you didn't thoroughly enjoy your evening with us. Would you mind sharing some more info? We would love to know what areas we can work on. Please email us directly at info @ marcelloslafayette. c o m We look forward to hearing from you.

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vipCarriec674
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Great service, great food, great wine

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 9, 2021

Ms. Carrie, thank you for being a loyal patron of Marcello's. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us & look forward to your next visit.

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cynthiak
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent meal great server Hallie cannot wait to go back

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Hallie. We hope to see you again soon!

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AliBroussard
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seth was amazing! The food tasted great as usual. The portions have gotten really small. The amount of pasta given as the side wouldn’t fill up my hand and the lamb chops were TINY. The men left still hungry unfortunately. Hoping that isn’t a trend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully delicious!!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on September 9, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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5eaux4girl
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunningly consistent and charming. Chef is genius with fish...grouper tonight...simple and extraordinary in the sweetness of the fish. Lovely service by Kayla. Dinner for one. Bellissimo.

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vipMaxJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Blair, was excellent!

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and accomplished much conducting business while being attended to by wonderful staff.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when I go to Marcellos. Always the right choice whether business or friends or special occasion. Keep doing what you do. Don’t change a thing.

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vipHOWARDC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Callie is the best!

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MusicMan
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding; service is great; venue is nice.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most accommodating restaurant that attends to your every need consistently! Oh and fantastic food!

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ScottyT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful relaxing atmosphere! Great service & food, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service , great experience. Highly recommend Marcello’s.

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CatherineM
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, 2 of us had the chicken parm and 2 of us had the fish special of the evening. The service was very good with the right amount of attention. Marcellos continues to be one of our favorites.

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AngelaR
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was decent. Had not been there in a few years and felt the food was better then. Our service was poor…she was not friendly and had poor attention to detail and didn’t make you feel taken care of, so made the dining experience reduced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Annivesary

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friends great food and great service!

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GeorgeA
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was nice, but I felt a bit rushed. But overall a great meal.

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vipHigg3
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow !
Given wrong check !
Still a pleasant night !

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Rimus
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Marcello’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Lafayette, & last night did not disappoint. The food & service were both great! Our waiter recommended the mussels appetizer, but as an entree by adding shrimp & crabmeat over linguine. It was delicious! My friend got the lamb chop special, which was also really good. The limoncello cake and the caramel dessert topped off the perfect evening!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so happy you enjoyed your waiters recommendation. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will often have date nights at Marcello’s. The food and service is always wonderful. It always feels quaint and never too loud.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate date night with us! We are so glad you enjoy your visits. We look forward to taking care of you on your next date night.

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Lafayette. Consistently delicious food and great service.

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tyentzen
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really don't have much to complain about. The food was great! Maybe the service. But I know everyone is short handed right now. Our waiter was nice and pretty good.

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vipBruceB
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were great.

Lighting could be a bit dimmer.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thanks for the feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We will look into dimming the lighting, we appreciate the suggestion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience3

They charge a 4% fee if you use a credit card (noted on the receipt). What is this, the 1980s?

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TomC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't remember not spending an anniversary here since we've lived in Lafayette. Of course, we try to visit when it's not an anniversary, but it's still a special place.

Our server Seth greeted us almost immediately after we were seated and kept tabs on us throughout the meal. However, he was not disruptive at all.

The antipasto board is a must for us even though we won't have much room left for the entree.

Oh, and the drinks! My Old Fashioned was spot on, and he Franco 75 we delicious.

I usually go with seafood such as the Lobster Tritone (which I highly recommend), but I was in a poultry mood and ordered the Palermo. Well, of course I took some home! I can enjoy Marcello's even longer!

Seth topped off our meal with a special caramel dessert with sliced almonds and whipped cream. Not on my diet, but who cares?

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on July 8, 2021

Mr. Tom, thank you so much for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner. I look forward to sharing your comments with Seth, I know he will appreciate your kind words.

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DebbieR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town visiting after recently having moved to Nashville. Dining here makes me feel a little homesick! A great place to meet with friends for an outstanding meal in a friendly, warm environment! I highly recommend Marcello’s!!

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CandyB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcello’s Lafayette is always a good choice! Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic food & service!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kitchen was slow but food was good when it arrived.

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JudyT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding The service is great the food is awesome. Always enjoy going there.

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Marcello's of Lafayette is rated 4.8 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.