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Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza

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110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
+1 956-943-7611
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went too Marcellos one evening and the food and wine was great. The waiters were very nice and atmosphere was wonderful with a gentleman playing sax and other woodwind instruments.

Thank LA-NM-Boy
Greenville, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing, from the service to the food. They were continually checking to see if we needed more bread (so good!), beverages, etc. Then came the food, it was outstanding! My husband had the snapper and cannot rave about it enough. I had the gnocchi and the sauce was incredible. The kids had spaghetti with a giant meatball. This... More 

Thank Mindy F
San Antonio, Texas
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a party of about a dozen for a meal on Saturday night during Spring Break. In spite of this demanding task everything went great. The food was excellent, including the red snapper I had. The gelato for dessert was also very tasty. The service was friendly and prompt. All in all, if you are looking for great Italian... More 

Thank Xphilosopherking
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have a nice dinner while in town so after reading a few reviews we decided on Marcello's. There were 11 of us (4) adults and the rest was a mix of teenagers and younger kids. The setting here was semi casual, there was a lot of older folks here so our table was the loud rambunctious one....... More 

Thank Vi S
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Started with excellent service,Marinara sauce of several types had the perfect amount of spice and sweetness' very reasonable pricing for the large quantity meals

Thank Ronald B
South Padre Island, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you want real Italian food, go to Marcellos. Chef Bettina lets the flavor come through her menu items. Not overly spiced and seems like how Italians in Southern Italy really prepare their entrees. A nice sit-down restaurant. The atmosphere is friendly too.

Thank cdtleader
Thunder Bay, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Marcello's is a great place to eat. It is a bit more upscale than most on SPI or Port Isabel which my wife and I found to be a pleasant change. On the night we were there it had both great food and great entertainment. So what else can I say? You have to try it for yourself but I... More 

Thank onemansmind
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The last time we visited South Padre Island we discovered this gem for Italian food. The Wednesday night we visited, bottles of wine were half priced. We ordered spaghetti with marinara sauce and a medium pizza. Both were delicious but the bread was to die for! My salad was delicious and the bleu cheese dressing with a separate soufflé cup... More 

Thank Joyce G
Brownsville, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The rest of you may dread going to work on Mondays, but not me. I know I'm going to Chef Bettina's wine pairing dinner in the evening. If you sign up to get their emails, you'll receive the menu on Thursday or Friday, make a reservation and you're in! I've never eaten anything there I didn't love. Wonderful place!

Thank littleem318
Williston, North Dakota
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience at Marcello's!!! First, the Lobster Rockefeller was excellent! Something new, I hope is added to the menu!! Our entrees were also excellent! Portions large and very good! Forgot to mention the bread. Could make a meal of it by itself!! Oh yes, the wedding soup is also great!! Service was excellent! Timed perfectly!! Thank you... More 

Thank Charlie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?