Marcella's - LoHi

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Marcella’s, a Cameron Mitchell Restaurant, is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family, or for a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino. Begin your meal with a sampling of Italian meats, cheeses and olives. Next, try several of our signature hot and cold small plates. Then, choose from a selection of pizzas and pastas, or one of our signature entrees.
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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tricia our server was awesome!

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Food quality outstanding! We shared many dishes, each so delicious.

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C
Denver
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, the ambiance is terrific, the service is fantastic, and then there is the food. Simply one of the best brunches I've ever had, no matter how many times I've been here, it is delightful. This was Easter Sunday and they were fabulous!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great. Food was timely and overall pretty good. My pasta dish was somewhat overpriced for the taste and offering but I’m chalking it up to just a bad meal choice. We ordered the cheesecake to all share and not one person who tried it thought it was good so I’d probably stay away from that. But overall, great menu selection, great ambience, great service, good with kids, enjoyable time. Will likely be going back.

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a
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience. Fast and friendly service. We had a larger party and our service was great (Thanks Marcus). He also did a great job of explaning the menu items. We also had a manager (I assume) come check in with us multiple times, she was very nice as well. Very accommodating. Would definitely be back.

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JC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great half way location to meet friends between Boulder and Castle Rock. Marcella's created a wonderful atmosphere that makes it feel like the restaurant has been there for decades. By Denver standards this is about as good as Italian gets.... being spoiled by NYC and CT Italian food did not let me give five stars for food - otherwise everything about Marcellas was great and will plan to return.

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b
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never fail to deliver gray food at a reasonable price

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l
Denver
98 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Marcella's is a lovely, warm and inviting restaurant. We sat in the bar and had a great experience.
The cheese and meat tray is a good choice.

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MO
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for my birthday, and had great service and an overall excellent experience sitting on the patio for dinner. Highly recommend the linguine with clams!

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BB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu selections, prices and food were very good. Trish was our waitress and the service was outstanding. We were a party of six; two of the entrees arrived warm, but not hot enough for our taste. We asked to have them heated a bit more (a request, not really a complaint) and the staff could not have been nicer or more apologetic -- they even asked if they could bring us some other food while we were waiting so the others would not be eating their entrees while we had nothing in front of us. We really appreciated the attention to every detail to make our meal enjoyable.

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MH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had great service on the patio on the first nice day of spring!

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious and I love the ambiance. The only thing I wish was a little better... our waiter. The place was slow for a Friday night and still our waiter was no where to be found. Our drinks sat empty for 15-25 minutes before anyone asked if we wanted another round. We may have been needier than your average table because there were 6 of us. The bill was really cheap considering but we would have been happy to spend more money there if someone would have given us more attention. I’ll definitely go back for date night thanks to the food but probably not with group again.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great spot for happy hour drinks and snacks

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TS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great happy hour. We appreciate that Marvell offers free parking in the garage behind the restaurant. Our waitress was attentive and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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j
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the BEST happy hours in Denver. Great food at 1/2 off!

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AB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My husband and I introduce friends to Marcella’s almost every weekend.

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AP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We all loved our food. Atmosphere was upbeat and fun. Server was a little distracted, didn't get our drink order so we had to ask, and forgot my salad completely. Noise level made it tough to hear my guests at the other end of the round table. But overall it was a good experience and I would definitely go back to try some other things on the menu.

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EB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

It looks like a great place from the outside. The inside is finished beautifully. But that is where the positive experience ended. It took an hour to order our dinner! Only after we were done with our appetizers did he even take our order. We had to get the bus person to get our waiter to order dinner. The waiter was more worried about how handsome he was than working. One diner asked him if he had a beer like Blue Moon and he said we only have what is on the menu. duh He did not even know what Blue Moon was! He made the experience horrible and after 2 hours and 30 minutes we left. Food was ok but sauce was to heavy and slathered all over the Lasagna. The best food was the Chicken Marsala because it had no red sauce drowning it. The bus person provided the only good service we had filing our waters all the time and thank god or we would have died of dehydration waiting for the dinner. We had 7:00pm res and ate at 9:15.

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j
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fabulous. We were celebrating a milestone and she was attentive and personable. Great atmosphere and fabulous Happy Hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good although I feel it was overpriced

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

This was one of the more FRUSTRATING dining out experiences my family and I have ever had. We had reservations for a birthday dinner, 5 adults & 2 kids, verified when I got there. We got our table right away, but the service was really bad. Our waitress never smiled once, she’d just walk by and ignore us, was very difficult to get her attention, when we did she’d scowl and act impatient. She gave our very hungry table only one bread basket, but the table next to us two, which had fewer people, and multiple refills. Yet she wouldn’t give us any more than 8 very small slices of bread, total, despite all of us asking for more. The kids were hungry but very well behaved, we all were, despite poor acoustics and a lot of noise. They brought 4 of our 7 our meals FORTY minutes after ordering, and the others 45 minutes after that!! Sadly one of the kids had to wait an hour and 20 minutes for her meal. And they didn’t give her her entire meal either! My dinner was cold & when they remade it, was more watery (watery marsala!). They comped us three meals, and said they comped us the birthday desserts but didn’t, and they charged us for coffee we asked for but never got. Oh and we got someone else’s leftover box too. $200 with no alcohol for this experience makes us never want to step foot in there again. Kicking myself for going to Marsalas, but we’ll have something to talk about for many birthdays to come, even if it is just to laugh at the worst birthday dinner experience ever!

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made a dinner reservation, day of, for our anniversary. I had pizza and he had pasta. We both loved our food! The only negative thing I have to say is that I wish they served the wine in real wine glasses instead of those tiny glasses.. We did get a free dessert since it was our anniversary, that was nice!

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DS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the spaghetti and meatball. The sauce was a little to sour for my taste, and although the meatball was huge it was super soft like tofu. The meatball had no chew texture to it, which took be by surprise in a bad way.

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h
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service with good food. This restaurant has an active vibe and we love to bring people to this place.

We have had several selections from the menu and have never been disappointed. The meatballs are worth the visit in themselves.

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DM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The Restaurant and food was great! Only turn off was the service

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BO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time. We had a group of 6 and got there in time for happy hour. Marcella's happy hour is awesome! I guess 80% of their menu is available at their half price happy hour, including their awesome meatball. Pizza's and charcuterie were great, calamari very good. Our service was great. She provided some of the best service we have had in a long time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to Italian place! We love it!

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TB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great place with pretty good food, we went for restaurant week and got a great deal but the chicken was chewy and kinda weird for the Marsala but everything else was good :)

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K
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was good but loud inside. Food wasn't that amazing, a typical Italian restaurant.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcella's has a great atmosphere and fabulous view of downtown. The food was delicious and offered some different options from standard Italian food which I appreciated. They served the biggest meatball I have ever seen!

Our waiter, Marcus was spectacular! He really made the experience remarkable. I can't wait to return!

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AB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I have been to Marcella's 3 weekends in a row. We really enjoy Happy Hour and this time I brought the whole family. Jennifer was our server and was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for better service.

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RA
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Was there during Restaurant Week, Great Value! But dinner took two hours and we have two 10 year olds, way too long for them.

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SJ
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious!!!!

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DD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a quintessential Italian restaurant. The food and service was excellent. Ironically, our waiter was named Marcella! We were there for Restaurant Week, and their menu was great.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing and wonderful! Jennifer was the best server we've had in a very long time, she was awesome!.. and Dane couldn't have been better...…….. Food was deeelicious, we all loved it! Thank you! We would definitely recommend this restaurant!!!

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b
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, we introduced friends to Marcella’s. They were extremely impressed by everything. We were fortunate enough to be in during Denver restaurant week and the value of the $25 prix fixe menu was incredible. Because they were traveling the next day and couldn’t take any of their extra food home, and because we certainly couldn’t eat all of the wonderful food you brought to our table, we took on a lot of food do you enjoy in the coming days. Thank you for being such a gem.

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J
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was mostly mediocre. Risotto balls stood out. My Osso Bucco was bland. There are too many excellent options in Denver to return.

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C
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I’m from Ohio where I fell in LOVE with this Cameron Mitchell restaurant and I was so excited when I found out there was a location in Denver. But, this location did little to maintain the high quality service I was expecting.

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d
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place, such a treat to have such an extensive menu. Everything we ate surpassed my expectations. Will be back soon without the kids, for cocktails.

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun spot, good vibes. We also had a nice server and the food was pretty bomb. 4/5 cause my girlfriend and I thought the main dishes could have been better.

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