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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%
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“pasta” (46 reviews)
“garlic bread” (22 reviews)
“stromboli” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovered this on trip advisor. Love the food and the staff is attentive and accommodating. We highly recommend the Ciopinno and the Lobster Rockefeller. Great kids menu as well. Family friendly.

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tablecloths, live piano, very attentive staff. A little expensive, but well worth it! Many menu choices and wonderful bread sticks.

Thank geneb786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a GREAT experience we had at Marcello's Italian Restaurant on July 27th! Chef Bettina and staff raised the bar to an unbelievable level! My wife and I are from San Antonio and planned a MUCH needed vacation on SPI the week of 7/24-7/28, with...More

Thank sagolfmike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a number of good restaurants in Port Isabel but this one is my favorite. The Italian food is consistently great and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is very pleasant and low-key solo musicians perform during dinner a few evenings per week. I've enjoyed a...More

Thank msray53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for an early lunch and there was only one other guest in the restaurant we were promptly greeted and seated but after delivering our order our waitress seemed to have forgotten us . We asked for more bread and received it as we...More

Thank Aquiles O
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch. From the moment we stepped into Marcello's Italian Restaurant at Port Isabel, until we finished and left, we received great service and excellent food. We ordered their meat lasagna and started with their fantastic bread. Delicious and the portion was...More

Thank L P M
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on our first night of vacation. The food was great. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere is very romantic.

Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I have been told they have the best ciopinno in town, They were right A large bowel with lots of clams mussels shimp and othe sea food, but no fish throats. Had to take some home it was too big to finish, Great flavor, that...More

Thank DavidWarmke
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Our second trip to Padre and our first trip here. I've read some of the reviews beforehand and I am dumbfounded to explain why people think this is overpriced - because for the incredible cuisine they serve - it is unmatched in the area. I'm...More

Thank wbwooly
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My review might be a tad tainted because I always have the same dish when I go there. The Chicken Piccata is a stand-out meal at this delightful Italian restaurant on historic Lighthouse Square. Parking can sometime be a problem here but the food and...More

Thank Tom C
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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
USD 8 - USD 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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
  • 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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