Marcello's of New Orleans

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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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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Fabulously fabulous! Amazing dinner and spot on service! Our server Christian was fun and professional! Love perusing the wines in the rack. Great ambience! Go!.

C
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Excellent. One of my favorites when I’m in town for business

D
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was incredible! Highly recommend, will return!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as good as the Lafayette restaurant.

KD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and meal were excellent! The table they sat us at was in the bar area so it was pretty noisy even though it was only 5PM. The main dining room may not be that way. Food was definitely worth dealing with the noise.

KW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the intimacy of Marcello's. It's fun to pick a bottle of wine from the back and the staff is very knowledgable about the bottles.

S
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! The chef salad was the best! Wonderful service - Justin is an excellent server -so attentive, helpful and friendly!

j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Italy in May and ate Lasagna at several different areas and none was better than Marcello's and a few were not as good. Very Very good. Same for the Veal. You can't beat Marcellos' for the quality, quantity and price. The same goes for their wine selection.

GL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was exceptionally warm and fun, short ,thin redhead, I apologize not knowing her name...food was good. Need to make their own pasta.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our time we spent here was wonderful!! Will be highly recommended!

LC
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! Excellent wine cellar, food is awesome. The service was excellent. Love this place

G
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was absolutely great but know the food was astoundingly great. One of the best if not the best Italian I have ever had. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Hats off to Marcello’s.

JN
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome...from the bread to the calamari to the lasagna. Loved the idea of taking wine off the rack and drinking great wine at retail prices. Our favorite dining experience in NO.

B
Portland
64 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in the warehouse district of NOLA. Service was very nice. Ambience was fun - sit at a window or among the wine racks. No wine menu you just pick what you want off the racks of wine which change periodically. Food is great. A change from the usual fare in NOLA.

OT
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was a little surprised when my food was brought out that they didn't have one of the substitutions that I requested and just brought me the side that I didn't want. I would expect a little more from a restaurant of this level. Otherwise, the food was good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every bite. The bottomless white wine bucket drink special was fun and a good deal.

SN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and our waiter was accommodating. We also enjoyed having a window table.

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic; the food absolutely dreamy and the atmosphere fun and lively but not too noisy. We ordered a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts and every single dish was super. I will return.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Amazing wine selection. Our server Mike was very attentive.

P
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food with flavor for days!

B
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 4 couples on a weekend trip to New Orleans from Florida. After local New Orleans specialities we needed a break and went Italian. It was awesome in every way...food, selection, quality , service. It is a great restaurant and experience.

BH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. Huge selection of wines at reasonable prices. Great service.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great go to local restaurant with good food and service.

GE
Detroit
42 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch at Marcello's. I arrived late, so it was really quiet. Service was excellent, Food was very tasty... I had the speciality pasta with shrimp was extraordinary. Highly recommended!

OT
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcello's never fails to satisfy - such a great place for a business lunch. Grilled artichoke is a favorite and everything else is wonderful! Not a bad choice on the menu! Our server, Justyn, was friendly and efficient - overall another great experience.

SF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we had during our recent trip to New Orleans. Food, service and ambiance was outstanding! Will definitely be back during my next visit!

TH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. There was so much sauce on top of the spaghetti but I could not taste the pasta. The meatball was flavorless and soft. My husband and our guests all ordered chicken Parmesan. The chicken was so heavily breaded that it took away from any flavor of chicken, sauce or pasta. The quality of the food served at this restaurant is comparable to ordering the same meals at a fast food family operation. I would never go back nor will I recommend anyone go there.

AB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We picked Marcello ‘s from the selection of Restaurant Week New Orleans. The variety of offerings was wonderful and the addition of the wine pairings made the special menu exceptional. We have already told several friends and plan to go back.

CC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service! I’ll definitely be back!

AG
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Marcello's during New Orleans Restaurant week. It was my first visit but I will definitely return. The service was outstanding, the food amazing and the wine choices were incredible. Loved everything about it!

TR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place... people were awesome. Excellent wine selection..service was great, my only ping is they didn’t make their own pasta.. That said I’d go back.

K
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a patron of Marcello's for years and the service and food is always outstanding. We have had the same server last 4 times we have been there and she does a wonderful job of making our meals come out quickly and removes plates immediatly and is always there with a smile but not hovering over our table. I love the wine selection and always can counts a great service in selecting just the right bottle. We recommend to all of our friends visiting Nola.

BD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Marcello on a friend’s recommendation - major props to my friend for the recommendation- delicious selections for dinner and really expansive yet well priced wine choices. We were lucky enough to come on a night when the wine buyer was there and he was super down to earth and helpful in picking a bottle. Good place for a date, business dinner or family get together. Service was outstanding. Have already recommended this spot to others and plan to return on visit next month to NOLA.

j
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is lovely. Service was good. The meal was lacking. The spaghetti with clams was very wet and flat. It was not hot. Clams were rubbery. Pasta was tasteless. I was born and raised in New York. If I had gone to Little Italy this would not have been an acceptable plate. Price for meal I felt was high even for New Orleans. I have had much better.

B
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When out-of-town friends visit, this is one of the places we take them. Food is consistently great, service and ambiance is just right. Everything from the bread to the lasagna, pork cheeks, Molli chicken, clams pasta, all have been delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

HB
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch or dinner, whatever the occasion. Food is great. Service is awesome. Chris, the restaurant manager, is very knowledgable in wine(s). They have a wine market in the back of the restaurant. You can with the help of Chris pick out a bottle for the table to enjoy. We dine almost weekly if not once a month just to say hello to the staff. Would definitely recommend.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Just ok. Good service. If you like thick intense red sauce on everything it will be an enjoyable evening. Lafayette venue had better food. Good wine selection. Good service

WP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat!! The pork cheek was excellent.

C
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food. Great service. Big, beautiful beautiful windows.

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