Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant

4.6
744 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Marcello’s Restaurant has been a local favorite for scrumptious coal-fired pizza and authentic Italian delicacies, all in a warm and welcoming ambience. With a menu filled with unique and tantalizing options, some appetizer favorites include the flash fried calamari in a honey soy sauce and the arancini mozzarella-stuffed rice ball. Marcello’s Restaurant specialty pizzas, such as the sottosopra, with tons of cheese and fresh San Marzano tomatoes, and the big fat pizza, with house-pulled milk mozzarella and an extra-thick crust, have customers dining in droves. Marcello’s also has an excellent selection of pastas, seafood dishes and steaks, all prepared the authentic Italian way with imported ingredients.



When you go to Marcello’s Restaurant, be sure to bring the whole family as it offers a full kids’ menu, as well as the occasional specialty events.


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vipMelster
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food.

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JaneM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great. Only complaint was any change from menu was an up charge. My daughter didn’t want pasta she asked for fries instead $2.00 extra. Ridiculous

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 27th anniversary. Our waitress provided excellent choices and made our anniversary very special
We had sticky calamari, fresh bread, lobster ravioli and chicken parmigiana with linguine

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Cruz41
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food!!!

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We had drinks, dinner and dessert for our anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only complaint was dinner size Caesar salad, mostly croutons, very little lettuce or cheese
Lobster ravioli was fabulous

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Cruz41
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, drinks and service were excellent. The mixologist served a slammin’ cocktail and our server was attentive and exemplary in her service to our table.
We appreciated her flexibility in handling our requests.
Our food was delicious as is expected from Marcello’s.
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was excellent. Tatyana was a pleasure o a waitress.

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Sylviag
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service was not attentive.
Bit pricey but the food was excellent aa well as the ambience.

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JuliaF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp fantasia was wonderful as was the mushroom ravioli.
We will be back soon

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vipVincentG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and wonderful food.

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cindys
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here. The patio atmosphere is great!

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vipRoseanneF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sticky calamari and fresh bread with oil was great. Pizza was delish. Cocktails were fantastic!

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gtime
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Marcello's is an ever reliable local favorite. Pizza is the best I've had outside of Italy! All the food is great and the bartenders really know how to mix a good cocktail. Friendly attentive and efficient service. The only negative is that their menus are disorganized and confusing. They really need some editing. But that's a small gripe for an otherwise great place!

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MonicaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salads and bruchetta were good. Sat near window, enjoyable.

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vipChrissyv36
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Michael is the best

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vipJeanB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow but it was no big problem since of the five people we had not seen each other for quite some time so we enjoyed chatting.

Three of us got the three different kinds of sliders, they were greasy and the chicken was very tough. We love the way the bar area looks so we always bring guest here but I feel the food and drinks are pretty expensive.

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ValerieW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food, hot and perfect portions. Michael our server was great.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Ambience was lovely. The food however, was less than stellar. The burger was like bad meatloaf in a bun. It had long strips of green and red peppers in it…not kid friendly. The pizzette had a very soggy bottom. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow to get drinks and refills
Mimosa Lobster Ravioli was watery. Usually delicious!!
Waiter was very kind.

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Nanny
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler, our waiter, was amazing. Great entree and drink recommendations! Can’t wait to go back!

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SusanT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food was very good but price for side salad very expensive and substitution for pasta ie vegetables should not be an extra charge.

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ForrestL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was quite good and the service was memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Felt comfortable. Food was delicious as always. We had Emily as our server and she was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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LynnK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Tianna made our first visit excellent and the food was delicious.

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ppprmintz
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here almost every week. Sometimes at the bar, sometimes, outside, sometimes at an inside table, sometimes takeout for pizza. Enjoy the food and the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had an amazing experience. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars due only to the noise level in the indoor dining room. We had to raise our voices to speak to each other and lean in to hear. Typically we sit under cover near the bar which is what I recommend weather permitting. The food is outstanding. Make sure you try the red sangria! Wait staff is also very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lotta flies

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MxEm
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience. The menu was fantastic, and great service.

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Terry
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kevin, was excellent. Made several passes at our table to check on us.

There was a new manager there a young woman who did introduce herself, but I did not remember her name. She stopped at our table when we were done and asked how our server was and the food. Great to c the follow up and we informed her that Kevin was awesome!!! Food was great !!!

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annette
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was extremely slow. Liked the outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal!!

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MarkS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night out at Marcellos. Great food. Great service. Great times.

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relishes4
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were graciously greeted by the manager who offered us a variety of seating options. We chose a nice table outside and were quickly greeted by our server, Evelyn who was very attentive throughout our lunch. Menu choices were many and we loved our garlic knot sliders and Caesar salads. A glass of rose wine rounded out our meal. Highly recommend this downtown gem!

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Evan
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable, snd the lighting/ambiance was perfect for a low key night out

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JoeNJ
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Disappointed for the first time ever...
Six of us went there for dinner on Sunday night. Server was great! But...spending $157 for what we had was ridiculous and overpriced. They should be ashamed of their mushroom combo appy...three no larger than a quarter and the other three only slightly larger. When it came to the "THREE PIZZAS", I clearly stated I was ordering, we were also underwhelmed. The first two came as pizzettes. The Brooklyn Sicilian pie (thick crust) was nothing more than a large foccacia bread. While there was sauce on it, the mozzarella was almost non-existent. It needs FAR more cheese to call it a pizza. BTW....nothing tasted "coal-fired" either.

I was going to say something while we dined there. But, my family does not like when I share my honest opinion...even though they felt the same. It's never my intent to complain in order to get something out of the restaurant. I see it as constructive criticism, especially when it's a place that we used to enjoy. So, this is why I'm taking the time to share these comments. I know it's been a tough year and a 1/2. But that's no excuse. I have no issue paying more when I'm WOW'd. But when underwhelmed by a place i loved, I begin to lose faith...

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vipChrissyv36
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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Scott
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The waitress was very attentive and nice.

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vipChrissyv36
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcellos food and service it top notch every single time!! Michael is the absolute best server ever. Can’t wait to come back

JH
JennifferH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent along with the service. The staff is very friendly and attenative.

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You can order delivery directly from Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant using the Order Online button. Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 298-8360.

Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 744 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.