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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (46 reviews)
“bread” (49 reviews)
“stromboli” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
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Reviewed today

Beautiful view of the lighthouse, elegant dining & the seafood was excellent. The pasta had a nice light pine nus sauce which was so non-traditional. It's so rare to find cloth napkins & tablecloths in our society that this is a must have event for...More

Thank sunsetwatcher1969
Reviewed yesterday

who would have thought in a small coastal town, renowned for seafood, among so many mexican themed restaurants one could find an Italian restaurant and an excellent one at that. Marcella's is a treat! I had the snapper and my wife had Chicken Florentine. Excellent....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We used to eat here a lot about 10 years ago and then we stopped because we were not happy with the food quality or service. We decided to try it again after seeing a new menu online. So glad we did! They have new...More

Thank Jenny31991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marcello’s has the most amazingly fresh Italian food ever! Everything was just so delicious. My little one even enjoyed his Italian fare and dessert. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. I would highly recommend this top notch place. Our waitress was also very attentive to...More

Thank Haley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place for lunch, have not had dinner yet but will be back. Some of the best garlic bread we have ever had. Staff prompt, helpful and attentive.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was some of the best Italian food ever! The marinara sauce is wonderful and doesn't have large chunks of tomato! Yea!

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated immediately and served our drinks as ordered. The waiter was friendly, informative, and very helpful. I got the lasagna and my wife got the Italian Nachos. The food was good and the portions were good sized.

Thank 2014psr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to lunch on Wednesday around 1:00 and were warmly greeted. We were the only people in the restaurant so private dining at its best! The complementary focaccia is addictive with abundance of butter, garlic and salt. We were fortunate to dine on a...More

Thank Hystericalhappiness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We make Marcello,s a regular when were in the mood for Fine Italian, Excellent food and service, would highly recommend. The couple that we go with keep wanting to go back also.

Thank bonnici1175
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Marcello’s. Generous serving of wine, quiet ambiance with live musician on Friday’s. Best pizza ever. We always pay them a visit when we are in town. Lunch menu is great value.

1  Thank Mark G
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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
  • Food
  • 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, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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