Marcello's of Lafayette

4.8
526 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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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHigg3
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Rimus
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 a day ago

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 7 days ago
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 a day ago

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
1 review
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
1 review
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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BeNice
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience and great food.

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fortyyears
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and served freshly prepared. Wait staff very helpful. My fourth visit. I will be back

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on June 17, 2021

Thank you for the review and your continued patronage. We are so happy you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to many more visits in the future.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our appetizer was the grilled Artichoke hearts and they were delicious. My wife ordered Veal Marsala and she said it was very good. I ordered the Veal Palermo and I will have to say it way past delicious and I could not have dreamed of it being better!
Our server was the best!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on June 17, 2021

Mr. Robert, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy you and your wife enjoyed your evening out with us. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad you enjoyed dining at Marcello's. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipGccjriaft
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chicken Marsala was wonderful

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoy our Chicken Marsala. We hope to serve you again soon.

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TonyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

M&D’s anniversary dinner (54)

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DerekB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and romantic restaurant. Waitress was amazing and never let our water glasses get below half full.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on June 14, 2021

DerekB, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipCarriec674
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice evening out. great food, excellent service, good prices.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so happy you enjoyed everything. We look forward to your next visit.

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MichaelC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and good service. A tad pricey but good value overall.

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vipAshleyR
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For an antipasto board, I would have liked more cheese and less pickled items, but everything tasted great. One of us ordered lamb, it was overcooked, but he said it still had good flavor. I can't say enough great things about Seth. He was fun, and did such an amazing job. Finally, the tiramisu is a must!

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
54 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it has always been a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Thanks!

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vipStephanie
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have had a pleasant experience at Marcello’s! Hopefully it will continue with the new ownership. Wishing you could have different fish offerings. Not very fond of bass.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on May 24, 2021

Ms. Stephanie, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening at Marcello's. We appreciate the feedback & I will share your thoughts with our kitchen staff.

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Mai87
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for special occasions. Everything was perfect!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on May 24, 2021

Mia87, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am so glad everything went perfectly. We look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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ItalianGirl
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very Good Italian food. We didn't order alcohol and our bill with tip was $50 per person. We did have a couple of appetizers and each had a dessert. Absolutely would dine there again

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on May 24, 2021

ItalianGirl, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening at Marcello's. We hope to serve you again soon.

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Jt727
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Great wine selection
Bread and dip was fantastic
Had the grouper topped with crabmeat.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on May 24, 2021

Jt727, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and wine selection. We look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Ambience was warm and welcoming. Fabulous wine list, delicious food and impeccable service. Our waiter, Seth, was personable, professional and very knowledgeable. His recommendations were right on! Will be returning to Marcelo’s again and again.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - food always delicious!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on May 20, 2021

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoy your meals with us. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
54 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal and perfect for a business discussion.

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vipLigeD
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !

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vipmassemail
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We have dined here many times in the past, and for that reason we always return. This time turned out to be less than stellar and was very disappointing. Not sure if our waitress forgot to turn in our food order, but it took an exceedingly long time for us to get our food. We watched several tables around us who arrived after us get served, finish, and leave by the time we finally got our food. The food was delicious as always, just hoping the service was a fluke this time.

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ChadB
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Suitable seating and lighting should initially create the atmosphere for the whole dining experience: our dining experience was less than suitable. With that said, Marcello's food is always consistent. The wait staff are knowledgable and helpful.

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Gretch
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed Mother's day at Marcello's. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and beautifully served. The Grouper was wonderful as well as the veal marsala. We will definitely be back and recommend to friends and family.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing Marcello's to celebrate Mother's Day. We are so happy you enjoyed everything. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we look forward to your next visit.

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fortyyears
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food accept open table reservation. Waiters excellent in helping order new or special items. However I would eat there for only the mussels in tomato gravy. Great place

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vipHOWARDC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fiancé and I’s first time dining here. The ambiance, food, and our waitress, Brandi were top notch. I cannot believe we waited so long to try Marcello’s. We cannot wait to return!

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SteveS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Marcello’s ambiance was wonderful. The specialty drink I tried was tasty, vodka and pomegranate. Dinners at the table included chicken Parmesan and chicken fettuccine Alfredo, which were excellent. However, my husband ordered the veal fettuccine and when it came out, the piece of veal was super thin and about the size of a post-it note for $27.00
We questioned the server about it, and she shrugged it off as “ that’s just how they do it.”
My advice, DON’T ORDER THE VEAL.

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Birdie
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! I always get the same thing-shrimp papate. My husband & friends get something different every time & we all leave happy!

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vipmadeleinen
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and terrific service ! Just one of the best all around restaurants anywhere! Great atmosphere too! Can’t wait to go back ! Ahhh, and the wine - spectacular too!

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Marcello's of Lafayette is rated 4.8 stars by 526 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.