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Marcello’s Cucina Italiana

57031 Ponderosa Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-593-8300
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57031 Ponderosa Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a big group here and all seemed pleased. Lots of selections to fit every taste. Huge wine list, many European ones but had hoped they featured more locals.More

Thank evetsc
Persinger A, Owner at Marcello’s Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That is a good point about the wine. We do tend to feature a lot of Italian wine, being an Italian restaurant, and because there are not a lot of Italian options in Central Oregon. There are very few truly local options, since the growing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat down at 6:00pm and no one came to greet us or take our drink order until 6:15pm. There were only two other tables in our area. Finally one of us went and asked for service. The wait person was belligerent and explained that...More

Thank JRExplore
Persinger A, Owner at Marcello’s Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry you did not feel that you were greeted quickly enough. Your server was taking care of the table that was seated just before you at the time you arrived. We have a very large restaurant, and it is a common misconception that the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a long drive there, so it was nice to check in to the Sun River resort, get a shuttle over and because we had reservations, get in fast, rather than get back in the car and drive some more to town. We were...More

Thank SuzanneLG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the steamed clams and Pasta Vongole so much we came here 2 of our 3 nights in the resort. I also had the eggplant parmigiana which was excellent. Good wine list reasonable pricing. Nice staff good service. Very pleased

Thank Karen12350
Persinger A, Owner at Marcello’s Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Karen! The clams have been a best-seller this summer! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Sunriver. We have eaten here for many special occasions - anniversaries, birthdays, Valentines Day, special events. But we also go here for dinners any time we want a delicious Italian Meal. Food is wonderful, good wine list and service...More

Thank raytopping
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were a little disappointed in Marcello's for dinner the other evening and usually we find their food and service to be excellent. Unfortunately they were out of clams and scallops which several of our party wanted and our dinner reservation was 7 pm so...More

Thank rae_wul
Persinger A, Owner at Marcello’s Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We use all fresh seafood, not frozen, so if it runs out, we can't just grab more from the freezer like some businesses might. Sorry that happened before your reservation, but this was probably one of the busiest Sundays we have ever had, in all...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat when in Sunriver. Everything is prepared fresh, and they do an awesome job with both their pastas and their fresh seafood. The staff and owners are just wonderful and accommodating. It is a wonderful place just to get...More

Thank Lem1234
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious , service was great, wine list impressive. Family ate there twice during our stay at sun river resort. Both times we visited the service was great and the staff very friendly... something for everyone on the menu. Not too pricey but...More

Thank roadtripusa2017
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had Lasagna and Manicotti. Both were good. Nice wine selection and the patio is great. Very good service and friendly staff. One of the better places in the area.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

They were great to serve a table of 14 of us, with lots of kids. We asked for outside which was wonderful. They have umbrellas to shade the sun and the staff was attentive and friendly.

Thank 116marylouc
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Questions & Answers
28 July 2016|
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Response from Persinger A | Property representative |
Yes, I would definitely recommend reservations!
5 April 2016|
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Response from Persinger A | Property representative |
Potentially, yes. Please call the restaurant to work out the details.
13 February 2016|
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Response from Persinger A | Property representative |
Our patio holds up to 40 people comfortably. Please call to make a reservation well in advance, as groups this large require special accommodations. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 32
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57031 Ponderosa Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Sunriver
  • Phone Number: +1 541-593-8300
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This family-run, family-friendly restaurant features fireside dining, an outdoor patio, and a beautiful, cozy lounge. Our extensive menu is always prepared fresh, to order, and dietary restrictions are easily accommodated. Many options are available for private parties and corporate events. We offer take-out, a children's menu, off-site catering, and many nightly specials.
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