Marcello's of Lafayette

4.8
618 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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Ugie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful. Overall experience was great.

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Jam54
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was great

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Chris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service and a congenial atmosphere - Marcello's has it all.

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Nina
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The mussels had a heavy tomato sauce, not a light saffron sauce i expected.

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ScottyT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends, always a pleasure! Awesome food & Chelsea went over & above!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Food, service and ambiance were excellent. Will definitely be back!!!

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Jfun
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great !! Wonderful atmosphere. Wonderful service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
70 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience as expected from beginning to end. Thanks for everything!

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DougD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted immediately with a welcoming smile. We were seated and served water and we placed our drink order. The waiter was great. We ordered an appetizer and meal at the same time. The food was amazing. The waiter and support staff made sure we were taken care of. The pre bussed the table and kept our drink glasses full. We love the Marcellos experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and delicious!

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TravisC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff, dining experience and the food is exceptional!

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ScottyT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canaan was excellent & personable!
Wonderful Christmas lunch with friends!
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Wendy
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, service excellent and location and ambiance cannot be beat.

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Critic923
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

If you have a very specific craving, this place would be perfect. If you’re into a filling pasta, also the perfect place. EXTENSIVE wine list with very knowledgeable & attentive waiters

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Waited 1 hour 20 minutes for food. Second time that this has happened. My shrimp dish had so much garlic it was not edible It was bitter. There was only Four tiny shrimp in the whole dish. My husband had the special. It had 6 tiny shrimp for $25.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great fine celebrating our friends birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!! Tricia was amazing and as usual the food was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is lovely and decorated quite cheerful for Christmas. The food was ok. The eggplant appetizer Melenzane Fritte was disappointing as they were paper thin with just a hint of marinara but we asked for more and got a condiment cup more. The Crab Eggplant dish Crabmeat Contessa needed a sauce. The crab is a cold salad between two eggplant slices. The chicken piccata was good but the accompanying noodles desperately needed a sauce. Any sauce. The best dish of the day was the Shrimp Pepate. Lots of garlic in this one but friend said delicious. We didn’t get salads but not sure if it comes with our entrees or not. The wine was great though. Good girl’s lunch place.
We didn’t get salads but not sure if it comes with our entrees or not. The wine was great though. Good girl’s lunch place.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a delightful discovery! My first visit to Lafayette - I meet a dear friend who was driving with her daughter from Texas to Florida. Marcello's didn't disappoint. Artichoke appetizer was different, and good! The restaurant had a nice lighting level and the noise level was perfect for conversation. Food was excellent. Would recommend Marcello's and would come back again the next time I am in Lafayette.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tickets to see the Nutcracker so we decided to come in to town early to eat before the show. Our waiter, Seth, was absolutely amazing! The food was perfectly prepared and delicious! Our experience eating here is by far the best dining experience I’ve had in a long time! We will definitely come back. It’s well worth the 2 hour drive!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us. We appreciate your kind words. We hope you all enjoyed the Nutcracker as well. We look forward to serving you on your next visit to Lafayette.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
71 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and attention to our every need. Thanks for doing what you do!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on December 13, 2021

DavidW, thank your joining us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Marcello's. We look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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KatieV
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic atmosphere, great food and drinks and an amazing staff (especially gabby)!!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on December 13, 2021

KatieV, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us and I look forward to sharing your kind words with Gabby. Thanks again.

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vipJnola
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and the food is right up to par as it is always been! I strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is celebrating a special occasion or just a night on the town.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on December 13, 2021

Jnola, thank you for recommending us, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you have always enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to your next visit.

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vipCarriec674
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good!

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you for the 4-star review, we are so glad you enjoyed dining at Marcello's! If there is ever anything we can do to reach 5-stars, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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Pablo
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Marcello's is one of our go-to restaurants in Lafayette. Always great food and service.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on December 13, 2021

Pablo, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are honored to be one of your go-to restaurants. We look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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vipTravelingFoodie
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant if you are seeking great food and wine with a romantic ambiance. I am from Lafayette and in my opinion, we have five top restaurants and this is one of them.

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AceC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the minute we walked in was impeccable. Server was phenomenal. Will definitely return soon.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on December 13, 2021

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

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vipStephanie
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an evening with family. The food was very good. My new favorite salad is the roasted beet salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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ChuckM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Italian food. Great service. Nice atmosphere.

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ReneeD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was perfect! Drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert were amazing! Love love Marcellos!,

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TimD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food
Outstanding Service

We had a great night of just dining out with friends, catching up in your wonderful environment.

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Judith
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service excellent. Looking forward to going again.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My first time there and everything was mediocre… service was average, my veal was tough, something was wrong with the cocktail… we also got seated right near front door and there was plenty of other places to sit…I don’t think I’ll be back.

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NaomiQ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday celebration at Marcello’s! We love everything we’ve had there. The service is always stellar and you can’t beat the atmosphere. Definitely our favorite upscale restaurant in Lafayette.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on November 17, 2021

We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday celebration at Marcello's. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special day with us. We are honored to be your favorite upscale restaurant in town. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was excellent! Very helpful and knowledgeable about wine pairings and after dinner drinks

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on November 17, 2021

We are so glad Sam took such good care of you! Thank you for choosing to dine at Marcello's and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipEatoutalot
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Marcello’s in Lafayette. The good was very good and the ambiance just want we wanted for a evening with friends.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on November 17, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your evening at Marcello's & we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine selection is always the best. The ambiance is perfect. My favorite restaurant in Lafayette.

Marcello's of Lafayette
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are honored to be your favorite restaurant in Lafayette. We look forward to taking care of you many more times to come.

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LaurenK
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as usual! Great spot for a date night

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Marcello's of Lafayette is rated 4.8 stars by 618 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.