Marcello's of New Orleans

4.7
1106 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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!
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 1106 People Are Saying
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DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and never disappoints. Great wine selection as very affordable prices.

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J
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Loved the risotto, meatballs and veal. Our waitress (Jackie I think) was wonderful. She guided us on adjusting the entrée so it exactly fit our taste. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!! Great service!! Our favorite place in New Orleans!

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CS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfectly prepared, light not heavy ( sometimes Italian can be heavy). The server was attentive without hovering. Test menu varied enough to meet everyone's needs. Quiet enough fo conversation which is unusual for New Orleans. Wine selection reasonable and plentiful.

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great wine selection. Highly recommend

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B
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots whenever we are in New Orleans!

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t
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcello's was incredible. It's an elegant restaurant in every capacity. The food was excellent along with the wine selection. The service was superb as well. It's a "must-see" when you visit or live in New Orleans. I will definitely come back when in town.

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g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great restaurant.....friendly staff....interesting menu. nice ambiance....would go again and would recommend it to others. small issue: the butter was served "rock" hard for the bread basket.

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DI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service a must when your in New Orleans..👍🏻👍🏻

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SF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service. Second time we tried the place and still consider it below average food.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had Veal with artichokes, capers in butter sauce with Angel hair. I loved it!!!
My husband had the Lasagna which he said was ok.
The edges were burnt.
We are from the New York,NJ area where pasta and Lasagna is fabulous .
I will come back when in New Orleans

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J
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atomsphere and food!!! Highly recommend!

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JD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service was great! Try the veal, it was so tender.

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N
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Air conditioning wasn’t working and it was way too hot.

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CC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a spectacular business lunch.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and a fabulous meal! Marcello’s did not disappoint and delivered a fantastic dining experience.

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MC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My co-workers and I were in town for a business meeting. Someone suggested going to the wine bar for a quick bite since it was later in the evening. We sat at the bar waiting for our table both bartenders were fantastic friendly and knowledgeable. We then were seated at a table and had the rudest waitress no one felt comfortable even asking for a drink refil. We did not want to complain and hoped it would get better, it did not! I would never go back and told everyone about our experience there. Such a shame for a small place with potential.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome waitress. Didn’t rush us at all, in fact insisted we take our time for the birthday celebration we were having. Great wine selection too

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FT
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALL of the food was fabulous.

The unique feature of this restaurant is the wine shop. Instead of reviewing a wine list, one takes a short walk to the back of the building to look at the actual extensive wine selection. The staff helped the process without being overbearing. We tried a new Italian wine that was outstanding.

We started with the crabmeat and fried eggplant app. The style was napoleon style, with a layer of eggplant, then crab meat, etc. It was amazing. There was not one piece of crab shell in the meal. I do not even care for eggplant, but this recipe was quite tasty.

My wife tried the bolonase over pappardelle pasta. It was wonderful. Classic style.

I tried the pork cheeks. The waitress recommended pappardelle pasta and I fortunately took her recommendation. The recipe was savory, with a brown sauce. I would definitely order this again.

For dessert, we shared the cheesecake-mascarpone with a mixed berry reduction. This was prepared to perfection-great crust, smooth cheese filling and topped off with sweet berries.

Ask for Elliot-she was great! We will definitely return!

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JE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Be sure to have reservations so you get to sit among the racks of wine. Excellent preparation and great Italian dishes.

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The wine experience is "A" and the service was very good "B/B+" Unfortunately the food was only "C". Antipasta was excellent! The eggplant parm was deep fried and finished in the oven with sauce and melted cheese, very short-cut. The tomatoes in the caprese salad were the cheapest, whitest grocery store produce. The carbonara was glop. Awesome wine list, and good service. The food....they just didn't even try.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was exceptional. The wine market concept gave an outstanding selection and final choice that perfectly accompanied our meals. Just a great experience on our 50th anniversary celebration with our family.

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PP
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice experience with attentive and friendly service provided by Elliott. Food was good and a nice variety to choose from. A good selection of wines but not familiar names.

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CH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great but so noisy that we had to yell to have a conversation- on a Monday night!
Liked everything about it but the noise level.

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EK
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a city filled with fabulous restaurants, Marcello's is definitely a standout. Charming atmosphere, amazing wine list (buy by the bottle, prices are great!) and the food is amazing. I had been to the one in Baton Rouge which was also fantastic so we decided to try this one and it did not disappoint. Our server was especially great!

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EH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! Great value, awesome food, spectacular service (Amanda)

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n
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and the service was excellent. It is a terrific place to get together with friends. We were not rushed nor pressured by our waitress so we were able to relax and enjoy being together.

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RM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the ambiance were excellent the food was served hot and we never felt rushed. Would eat there again

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B
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional from cocktails to dessert. Great. friendly service. Will visit often

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p
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were so outstanding that we went twice. Even though nothing vegan was on the menu, the chef graciously made delicious vegan meals on both occasions. Anytime we are in New Orleans, Marcello's will top of our list for dining.

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PS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attentive service perfectly completed the food. The sommelier was knowledgeable and very helpful. A great dining experience!

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OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great little find for us. We were looking for a quiet place to enjoy a good bottle of wine and have some light food and it didn't dissapoint. The food was very good and the service was awesome. They spent time to talking with us to find the bottle that fit our tatses. Definitely worth a visit - highly recommend.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Was rushed through the entire meal. Was brought dessert when we still had an entree plate on the table we were still eating. Had a 4 course meal in an hour. Talked to the manager; he offered nothing to lead me to believe anything would be changed. Don’t go here if you want a leisurely dining experience.

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GF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was just ok. Expensive for the quality received. Service...meh. Overall kind of disappointing.

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M
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KB
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LL
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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