Marcello's of New Orleans

4.7
1288 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Chris, the waiter, was very knowledgeable and helped a lot. Would definitely come back next time we’re in New Orleans!

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N
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good, but the service was very slow. We had to ask for our food to be served.

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JN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always try to make this place when we’re in town for lunch. We love ❤️ their wine selection and love picking it! Food couldn’t be better!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful, relaxing evening at Marcello's with some excellent recommendations from the wine expert. All four of us enjoyed our meal and hope to come back when we visit New Orleans in the near future.

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DV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food . You didn’t have Sauvignon Blanc though.

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KM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Food is a little pricy but so good! Waitress was phenomenal! I am vegan and she recommended several altered menu items as well as a pasta primavera. I went with the primavera and it was delicious!

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K
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself & fellow colleagues are in town for business, I have been to Italy 3 times , I must say that this restaurant rates high in my list!! The wine choices are fantastic, g

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M
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selection, prices very reasonable. Food was excellent!

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AR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last day of a meeting in New Orleans and I thought some good Italian food would be an excellent way for my wife and I to close this trip. As an Italian American from NYC, I wasn’t expecting too much. My mistake. This meal was awesome. There is a difference between Italian-American food and Italian food. This was true Italian-American. And it was awesome. My veal scallopini was as good as I have ever had in Brooklyn. Artichokes, great. Out of clams, they made an awesome pasta with wonderful mussels. Fantastic cheese cake. If you love Italian food, this restaurant ranks with the best of the best.

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OT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service by Justin.

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SM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was average. Veal was good but was topped with canned artichoke hearts. Calamari was good but not great

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PD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening with family before the Pink concert. Loved it!

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TH
New Orleans
99 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique environment where the wine list is the wines in the racks lining the walls! Great Italian food. Very attentive service. We always come to Marcello’s when we come to NOLA.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was very accommodating with our dietary needs
Great flavors

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TJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcello’s offers phenomenal cuisine amidst a very attractive ambience. Service was fantastic, and drinks were perfectly mixed. Highly recommend!

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LK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calamari and mussels appetizers to start were lovely. Everyone enjoyed their entree selections.

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CC
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A late lunch turned Happy Hour was perfect for a light afternoon meal...the Guappo Chef Salad was wonderful and well portioned; the side of pan-fried Brussel Sprouts was both huge and delicious. The only disappointment was the Caprese, while good in quality was small in portion and odd in presentation—a jumbled pile of diced regular and halved cherry tomatoes over a small quartered wheel of mozzarella...not awful by any stretch—just missing something.

All in all our first visit begat a really wonderful discovery—we will be back very soon!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was simply wonderful!

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j
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service via Justin! Excellent food and we will come back on our next visit,

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DD
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were outstanding. Thank you to Justin for creating a fantastic dining experience!

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was incredible. Very attentive, great advice on pairings with the wine we chose. This is my favorite Italian place in New Orleans and it never disappoints. The bolognese is delicious. Would highly recommend trying this place and if you're a tourist asking the waitress where she recommends seeing on your trip as well.

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AM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went back to Marcello's before an event and it was as good as I remember it. The appetizer was a little on the salty and spicy side, but still good. The entrees were really good so I recommend the pork cheek on polenta. Our waiter was great, and really on top of things, so we'll be back.

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

Our waitperson was friendly and accommodating, as was the chef. The end result was an excellent dish. We ordered the trout and paired it with zucchini noodles and vegetables. Highly recommend!

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P
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always a Pleasure. Good food, great service, and one of the best wine experiences in New Orleans. Perusing the wines on racks with the help of knowledgeable and friendly staff is more satisfying than combing a bare list for inspiration. Plus there always seems to be something new to try. The food sometimes seems to complement the wine rather than the other way around but it all works and keeps us coming back.

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Al reservar indiqué que se trataba de un cumpleaños. Al llegar se lo volví a recordar a la persona que nos atendió, indicándole que pediríamos un postre y si por favor podía poner una vela en el. Me dijo que si. Nos atendieron todo el tiempo con apuro por parte de la mecera. Parecía más que estábamos en un “fast fotos” que en un Restaurant disfrutando una cena. El vino (pedimos un blem de la region de Toscana) llego caliente. La comida (lasagna, polenta y tiramisu de postre) no me pareció nada relevante ni para destacar. Finalmente llegó el postre, pero sin vela... y junto con el postre, la cuenta, como invitándonos a retirarnos pronto. Las ventanas estaban ambas bloqueadas por las tribunas instaladas en la calle por la celebración del carnaval, que ya había pasado, pero que daban aspecto de estar en una obra en construcción, viendo los andamios. Una desilusión y un error haber elegido ese restaurante para un festejo especial.

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W
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the real deal for Italian food. When my husband and I returned from 3 weeks in southern Italy and Sicily, we headed to Marcello's for our first meal back in the States. It really hits the nail on the head. No thing compares. Outstanding.....

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AA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was greeted with champagne to celebrate my birthday. Lovely touch.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. Our server exceeded expectations in recognizing a birthday and also our anniversary during our visit, which was really unexpected. The food was well prepared and presented with more-than-adequate portions and was delicious. We will definitely return to this location as well as the one in Baton Rouge when returning home again.

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C
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To remind people that parking is crazy during Mardi Gras and to maybe Uber

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BN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Chicken Parmesan was very good with linguine, but the Mario’s lasagne was tough, the noodles were hard in some of the plate, but the sauce was tasty. Overall good he meals were good and the service excellent.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with a great wine selection. Cute, quaint and perfect for a date night. Food was delicious and it was fun to pick it a bottle of wine from their large selection. We were visiting NOLA and stumbled upon this gem on Open Table. We highly recommend; one of the best Italian meals we’ve had.

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C
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific delicious food. Great service. Sexy Italian ambience.

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JC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a NYC native, I was hesitant to try New Orleans Italian. It was amazing! The service e was impeccable. I will dine at Marcellos the next time I'm in NOLA.

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AJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The wine selection is excellent and the staff is very knowledgeable. Great recommendations, great food, great experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The pork cheeks were amazing.

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ST
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and wine offerings.

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ND
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Server very professional & attentive. Wine steward extremely knowledable. Only detriment which was not their fault was that their was construction in process directly in front of restaurant making it hard to find and get in. Very satisfied. Would definitely go again

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JD
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are great. The menu is interesting and original.

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AB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love wine, you need to visit this restaurant. The staff encourages you to walk around and look at the collection. We selected a Chianti. The staff was helpful explaining the different menu items. The focaccia was crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. We were there for a friend's birthday; the manager brought us cannoli. Great service and delicious food at a leisurely place. If in New Orleans, I would go again.

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