Marcello's of New Orleans

4.7
1219 reviews
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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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JP
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar, service was absolutely awesome!!

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K
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Excellent service. Very flexible and attentive to my wife's food allergies. Definitely recommend.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian Restaurant in the country. New Yorkers agree

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

Great dinner! Only issue was some food was room temperature. Could have been served a little hotter.

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal. Wonderful Italian cuisine . Outstanding service staff. Great ambiance. We will be back.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best italian food I've ever had. Awesome service also. Had the special of the night and it was fantastic!

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V
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service amazing Food & wine selection service was outstanding all the staff wa knowledgeable

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BG
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Comfortable and convenient location. Seated right away. Entire staff is friendly and helpful.

The calamari was a bit over fried. The mista salad was delicious and different.

The masala pork cheek was delicious tender and delicious. The veal Parmesan was wonderful and the nice waitress out bolognese sauce on my spaghetti which was great!

The portion were generous and I thought prices fairly.

We didn’t have room for dessert and the choices weren’t too interesting.

The ambiance is far from warm but is welcoming. There were a few women at the bar who were loud enough to be asked to leave but weren’t.

The good is great and I’d go back and try something else.

It has an extensive wine list...but I don’t drink wine.

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K
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always amazing. This is easily my favorite Italian spot in the city. Service is wonderful as well.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner here, celebrating an anniversary. Our waitress was phenomenal; polite, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was incredible. I had the King Salmon with pasta which was absolutely delicious. They remembered that we were celebrating our anniversary, and brought us cannoli, which my husband raved about. We will definitely return here when we next visit New Orleans.

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JA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve... 9:45 pm reservation , seated by 9:50 pm.. wine director extremely helpful in recommending an Italian wine that was $98.. great choice., We had the pork cheeks very good , but ran out of polenta.. I definitely recommend, we walked from our Marriott hotel .. 15 min

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B
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Nola. Let’s start with the bread. OMG. You have to ask them to be liberal with the oil and parm, but don’t eat too much. I LOVE the shrimp scampi. It’s so fresh and flavorful and plentiful. My date had the chicken Parm. His was easily enough for two meals. Server was fantastic. The manager Chris, worked the room and made sure the guests were well served. Great dining experience

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S
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Marcello's is always a nice date night spot for me. The service is wonderful. The food was a little off this year, as my Chicken Mole was a little over flour-ed and had too much breading. Last year was much better. Still, it is a very nice restaurant.

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OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service!

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AA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an early dinner before going downtown for New Year's Eve celebration. Very pleasant experience and great food. Would like to return for a later time slot.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and even more delicious wine. Thanks, all!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all over

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TB
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has become our favorite in NOLA. The food is excellent, and the service is the best. I highly recommend for any occasion.

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c
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Marcellos was delicious! The service was fantastic - thank you Rene- and the concept was really great. We loved this special little gem on our visit to Nola!!!

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HD
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambience and service were top notch. We loved the wine selection and assistance from the sommelier. Food was decent but for us it wasn’t nearly as wonderful as other Italian places we’ve dined at. The marinara lacked depth and the bolognese was over-seasoned with nutmeg flavors. But overall it was a lovely experience.

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AT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We will go back!

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r
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

NICE ambience, incredible wine racks, excellent service and quality traditional Italian food with large portions

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P
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding choice.

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AS
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful service, amazing food and easy to walk too from Canal.

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CJ
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited for a late afternoon dinner - Great wine & appetizer specials.

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RC
Richmond
103 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A great concept -pick your wine. Told no markup except prices tended to be 2-3 times going retail. Markup already there!

Food was well done but nothing special. Caprese salad was rubber mozzarella and styrofoam/hothouse tomatoes. Service hit or miss.

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LL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Marcello’s was wonderful. The waiting staff was friendly and attentive. Our food was absolutely amazing and came out very quickly. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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g
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Its hard to evaluate a restaurant on a holiday visit, but we did . It was rather noisy, but the ambiance was
good. The food portions were large. I prefer my veal to be more delicate and flavorful, but it was fine, and served with ample pasta and hot. I would try it ag

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NO
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met for Christmas Eve Dinner. Loved that we could choose a bottle of wine from their extensive selection, priced at standard retail, and have it served with our dinner with no additional cost.

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HS
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space with an amazing wine selection. Minus one star due to mistakes in the kitchen, but it was a busy night.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our table host, Taylor, was very attentive and helpful. She made sure we didn’t want for anything. The space is very attractive and is perfect for small, intimate dining but can handle large groups. We tried the less typical Italian dishes and were treated to a fantastic meal. I’m already anticipating my next visit.

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m
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every trip to NO means a trip to Marcellos. The food and service have always been excellent and wines by the bottle or glass at retail prices is unheard of in the restaurant industry. Just a short trolly ride from the French Quarter takes you out of the madness to a great dining experience.

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JT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great date night spot.

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TM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. The Pork Cheek meal is probably one of the best dishes on the menu.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of us went to Marcello’s for Christmas lunch today and everything was fabulous! After being disappointed in our choices the past few years, this was a welcome return to a really nice lunch with fantastic food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best! Server was rushing us! Celebrating it anniversary and it sure wasn’t special! Should have picked another if the great restaurants in Nola!

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HJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the first date night my husband and I have had in a long time. We are new to NOLA & chose this spot for location & great reviews. (We are serious foodies!) It did not disappoint! The customer service was beyond expectations. The hostess, our waiter, our servers were all the kindest, most personable people. It was genuine, classy, & not stuffy. And the food was spectacular! Would definitely recommend.

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was incredible!

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S
New Orleans
95 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I go to Marcello's a lot and it is always very good all the way around. This time, we had a great meal and a great time. My only complaint is that our server had noticeable body odor. I have found this to be an issue at some restaurants that see themselves as catering to a bohemian crowd. Marcello's does not cater to a bohemian crowd, but be that as it may, diners should not have to smell body odor coming from the server when reaching across the table. It's offensive.

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