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Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza

110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
+1 956-943-7611
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (49 reviews)
“bread” (53 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was just great! The service was so good and the food, oh the food was So Amazing!!! I simply loved it and highly recommend it!

Thank Paola_Turandot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Solid quality of Italian food, the wine list could be better though. The hostess was very nice, the service a bit slow. I would recommend it for dinner though not sure how it is for lunchtime. The side area selling souvenirs is a nice addition.

Thank Sara O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was very good.. our waiter Willie was great. The bread lived up to reviews on this website. Salad was cold and fresh.. highly recommend the house dressing. Red snapper Siciliana is excellent !! Capellini was perfect with an excellent lemon butter garlic...More

Thank Katie3199
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely establishment; great food and good service. Do yourself a favor and order the tiramisu for dessert--you won't regret it!

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Prices are between 9.00 to 25.00. Nice quiet atmosphere. Service is great. Food is excellent. Pasta and pizza on the menu.

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This place was awesome! The bread was the best I have ever had at an Italian restaurant. The services was excellent and the food was sooooo good. All four of us enjoyed what we ordered.

Thank bell0ni
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The menu has changed completely and now offers authentic Italian food with a good selection of wines including Chianti. Service very good. Sophisticated and fun music while dining. Great date place for dinner but also for families. Comfortable bar attached to dining room.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The food was good, the portions were huge, but the selections were average. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Solar-sailor
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Quiet interlude on a hot day. I had the Meat Lasagne. Fresh garlic bread was delish. Service was attentive and iced tea refills were frequent. Lunch for one was $16. If you want a relaxing lunch without having to wait an hour Marcellos is for...More

Thank Swede55
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant the food was wonderful and the service was amazing. It is one of our favorite restaurant close to South San Padre.

Thank Joyce B
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Questions & Answers
Tom G
18 March 2017|
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Response from Joyce G | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is acceptable but dressy would not be put of place.
Paul D
20 October 2016|
Response from Rafael T | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I did not drink any alcoholic beverages. But I'm sure you can call the restaurant directly and ask. The staff were very friendly and receptive.
17 May 2015|
Response from spiislandstylin | Property representative |
Thank you for thinking of Marcello's. We are a menu restaurant and do not offer a buffet. We can accommodate special request if you are looking for a large party of something special. We hope to serve you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Isabel
  • Phone Number: +1 956-943-7611
  • E-mail
Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza is located in Port Isabel, Texas adjacent to our historic and renowned Lighthouse Square. Enjoy our classic Italian dining and coastal cuisine with old-world charm, casual elegance and a vast menu of hand-made pasta dishes, delectable seafood, pizzas and other Italian classics. At Marcello's all of our bread, pizza dough, sauces and dishes are made from scratch and we take great pride in our fresh, quality ingredients. We serve lunch and dinner daily. We look forward to serving you!
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