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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” (44 reviews)
“bread” (45 reviews)
“stromboli” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 N Tarnava St, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4514
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a little nicer restaurant then some of the ones on the island. My son and I both had the chicken Parmesan which was really good. It was made differently than any other one I've ever had. It was covered with some kind of...More

Thank dbwokc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent 28 bucks on a stuffed flounder dish that was obviously not made in house. My suspicions were confimred wheb the table awkwardly close to us asked the waiter for unbreaded eggplant parm. The waiter came back and said it came frozen and pre breaded....More

Thank Rachel R
Bettina T, Owner at Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for dining with us at Marcello's. I regret you did not have a fabulous experience with us and I hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. As the Chef and owner I'd like to clarify our eggplant parmesan preparation for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect pasta, drinks, and atmosphere. Service was very good and their location next to the lighthouse was great.

Thank abt2345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on Saturday evening of Memorial Day weekend and the traffic was horrible, no parking in the area but we were determined to try this restaurant. We are so glad we did, great service, the food was soooo good and calm ambiance amid...More

Thank adriana s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for our anniversary, and everything was delicious. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the bread was so good I thought I may never stop eating it. Our waitress was very attentive and did a great job taking care of us. This is...More

Thank Wjlacy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast and very helpful. Food had excellent taste and prices were good. Recommend for families

Thank Joseph R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a very nice, upscale restaurant, with lower prices than you would expect. When we went it was a quiet time of day, the service was prompt and always ready. My husband had a steak and I had Chicken alfredo and both were delicious....More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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
Reviewed 4 April 2017 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...More

Thank Mindy F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank Xphilosopherking
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tom G
is the dress formal or informal?
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
When are your wine special @ 1/2 price
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.
Do you have your buffet on Saturday?
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, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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