Marcello's of New Orleans

4.8
1070 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in New Orleans at 715 St. Charles Avenue in an historic 1930"s building, MARCELLO'S Restaurant & Wine Bar is owned and operated by the Todaro Family.

With a passion for food and wine, our patriarch, Gene Todaro, Sr., arrived in New Orleans from Sicily in 1961 and, since then, has succeeded as both a wine merchant and restauranteur. Today, MARCELLO'S is the marriage of those two specialties. From Italian classics to modern chef creations, our menu is simple but robust. With our entire restaurant selection on display for guests to personally peruse, our wine program is unique throughout the city. In addition, competitive pricing distinguishes MARCELLO'S from traditional restaurant wine mark-ups.

At MARCELLO'S, you will experience gracious service, an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, excellent comfort cuisine and a competitively priced, comprehensive wine selection.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(504) 581-6333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Blakley Kymen
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Catering
We offer On and Off site catering options
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On St. Charles Ave. between Julia and Girod
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Parking details
Off Street Parking, public pay lot access
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Public transit
St. Charles Streetcar line runs in front of restaurant
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Special events & promotions
Call us for your special events!
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Marcello's can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 1070 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

A wonderful family dinner with outstanding food, service and wine! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Visiting New Orleans and we were looking for a place to eat away from the French Quarter. Saw a review for Marcellos and decided to try it. So happy we did. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and much better than expected.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food and service. I’m never disappointed and always pleasantly surprised by how wonderful Marcello’s is.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

First time to Dine at your restaurant and the food was amazing. The staff was very courteous and we had some of the best cocktails ever. Worm and friendly atmosphere! Be one of our favorites when visiting NOLA .

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always a magnificent meal here. Great wines to choose from. If you decide to get a bottle, you get to walk through their wine shelves to pick your own. Don't worry, they will also discuss the wines with you as you wander. Prices are listed on the bottles for the wines, and there is very little mark up. Always a wonderful evening here.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Fabulous restaurant. Magnificent food. Amazing Chef Blakley always does it right. Elliott brings outstanding service to the table. Great wine selection at such reasonable prices. Simply a perfect dining experience. The entire team here just makes it work. You’ll always go back for more!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Marcello's is an amazing restaurant. It's a wine market so we were able to look through their selection of bottles and buy the bottle we wanted to have with dinner (great prices). The food was delicious. We are going back to try everything on the menu!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food and service
Love the unique wine selection

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The sauces were delicious! And I really enjoyed being able to pick my own bottle of wine from the wine racks. Great idea.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Love this restaurant! The staff was friendly, didn't hover, but we did not ever lack for service. They accomodated any change we had to a dish with a smile. Food was fabulous and I am a foodie! Recommend this restaurant highly! Bon appetit.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Delicious Italian food. Been on numerous occasions. Consistently good. Great selection of wine.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Great authentic Italian. Classic Sicilian gravy. Very fresh ingredients. The table bread was amazing! Service wonderful. Highly recommend. Great alternative to your typical tourist NOLA quisine.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Co-worker had dinner here on Sat and she loved it so much she wanted to go back again with me the following night. Food was delicious, great wine, great bread right out of the oven, dessert was heavenly. Service from Talia was top-notch. Would love to visit again next time I'm in New Orleans.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I’ve never been to a restaurant where you can pick your own bottle of wine by walking through the shelves to make my decision. I loved it.
The food was delicious and the waitress a delight.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Elliot is such a sweet angel from heaven.
That Domaine Serene was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Good food, friendly wait staff, and you sit at tables amid rows and rows of wine racks filled with Italian wines of every description.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This was the most amazing restaurant. We loved it so much tonight that we decided to come back tomorrow. The wait staff and the regulars are so amazing and inviting. We were able to meet the head chef and the owner. She was the most amazing lady. We were so pleased with this experience. The food was amazing, tasty, and classy. 10/10 would recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional!! The only thing I would change is the music that was just a little too loud. It was distracting but overall a WONDERFUL meal. We will definitely return!!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Awesome service, very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was delicious. Everyone ordered something different and everyone gave rave reviews.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

My wife and I were visiting New Orleans. We went here last time, December 2016 and had a 5 star meal. We couldn't wait to go back. This time, the food seemed a little over cooked and although it was still good, it wasn't quite as spectacular as last time. We had the pork cheeks, which we had recently in Italy. It was prepared differently, which was fine, but as I said, seemed a little dry and 'well done". The Spaghetti Bolognese was also a bit dry and over done. I will give them another chance and I would still recommend this place to friends.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Service could have been a bit more attentive. I think she got busy with other customers. We enjoyed our meal, the experience, and we will be back. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fathers Day dinner! Fantastic service, food and wine!!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, food quality, service, wine selection and attention from staff was top notch. Highly recommend without hesitation.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always amazing!!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We had a fabulous time. Our waiter, Justin, was totally great. We are definitely coming back!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

First time there. Wow! Did not disappoint. Amazing welcome by hostess, comfortable seating, amazing server (Eliott), stupendous wine selection (and Chris is so helpful), reasonable cost. Blown away. All around.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Always incredible in every way!!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Despite our unassuming appearance, we were treated very well (mom & young son). Food is fantastic! Very tasty authentic Italian cuisine! Service was extremely attentive! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank You !

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

A little mystified with all the 5 star ratings and rave reviews. The food was adequate - certainly not a spectacular example of good Italian cuisine. Our service person was odd - friendly, but trying too hard to the point it made us uncomfortable. The wine concept is a good one in theory, but not executed smoothly at all. We are visiting, and ate here with “local” friends. All of us were underwhelmed.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fabulous. Fabulous server Talia. Fabulous bartender Chad. Fabulous food. Fabulous, happy, friendly crowd. Had a FABULOUS TIME!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great dining experience, interesting ambiance, very high end wine list. And not so noisy!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always fabulous and the best wine prices in the city.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food and service was great. Interesting approach to wine by the bottle. It’s like a wine store to pick out your wine

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent experience

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great place. I over ordered. Portions are great and tasty. The appetizers are bigger than most you get elsewhere.

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1.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Don't waste your time. Nothing special. Too bad considering we chose it as our anniversary dinner.

Bring your crayons. A $200 dinner for two buys you a paper table cloth.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Our server was great. Attentive and gave us some suggestions. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. The sauce for the pasta tasted like it came out of a can and was terrible. The veal parmigiana was poorly cooked, very greasy, and too much cheese. The appetizer of eggplant, zucchini and peppers, was very good, but that was about it. For a restaurant that was supposed to be so highly rated, the food was below expectations.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Marcello's of New Orleans is a wonderful restaurant. The atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. The food and service were excellent. Apparently, Marcello's got it's start as a wine store, so wine enthusiasts should enjoy their selections. (I'm not qualified to evaluate wines, but I could tell this was a spectality of theirs.) More traditional Italian fare is offered along with their versions of seafood and steak. We enjoyed our meal immensely and hope to return soon.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The meatball appetizer was a stand out, as were the veal entrees and the spaghetti with meatballs. But, what really made it special was our fantastic server, Jennifer. She was terrific, especially considering she had a picky table! Everyone left full and happy!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful as always!

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