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Marcello Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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140 W Hillcrest Dr, Ste 117, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-4221
+1 805-371-4367
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Marcello is a wonderful casual Italian restaurant with spirited service, delicious food and reasonable prices. It is in a strip mall, but upon entering, the cozy atmosphere and welcoming servers predominate. The warm bread with a outstanding sundried tomato dip began our meal, and favorites included the eggplant parmigiana, light and crispy calamari, and fresh pasta with large sausage links... More 

Thank LA1289
Thousand Oaks, California
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

its just plain good unique creative tuscan cuisine by two guys that care about having a little restaurant to be proud of and want a clientele that cares about good food as much as they do. Its good.

Thank Robert M
San Diego, California
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Absolutely enjoyed the items we sampled off the menu. The house-made dipping remoulade for the bread is exceptionally good and can be purchased at the neighboring deli. The pasta dish I tried was one of the lightest I can recall eating with an outstanding sauce. The calamari are tender and very lightly battered. We will definitely be back on our... More 

Thank DavidUmstot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Marcello has been on my list of restaurants to go in Thousands Oaks since I moved here about 13 years ago. I have lived in 6 countries and traveled all over the world. Marcello brings that close to family feeling every time I visit. The service is always great, the food very tasty, and the prices very reasonable.

Thank Carlos G
Simi Valley
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had an enjoyable meal with my wife. Generous portions of tasty, well seasoned food at reasonable prices. Will be back soon.

Thank advisor256
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191 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

For entrees in the 18-25 dollar range, one expects a better culinary effort. My linguini with clams was tasteless; my wife had the Scottish Salmon which she thought was fairly good and nicely presented. Not impressed and would not return.

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Perryville, Maryland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We checked Trip Advisor for suggestions, and decided on this restaurant, which was in walking distance of our hotel. We were greeted by a charming host, who seated us and got our drink order. Our waiter was also charming, with a lovely Italian accent. We ordered the calamari appetizer, which was outstanding. My husband had the special, penne with mushrooms,... More 

Thank ktmommablue
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent, homemade delicious food with white tablecloth service and good wine. We shared an amazing butter lettuce salad with Parmesan and golden raisins. I selected a divine squash ravioli with sage butter and a fresh tomato sauce while my colleague had a fresh pasta complete with a lot of sausage and fresh tomato sauce. It was our favourite meal in... More 

Thank Raj S
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and service, friendly owner. Everybody working here has an Italian accent. Owner told us they've been "practicing making their food for 39 years". The cappellacci I had has been on the menu since the place opened. Really cute ambience. Highly recommend.

Thank goodfoodnut
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180 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Visited on a Fri night. Easy seating.Waiter did well on specials, but completely forgot the drink I ordered and had to remind. Ordered a sausage pizza - thin crust - when it came and I cut out a piece, it was in a little puddle of liquid and the crust was soggy. Not too appealing! Other entrees here in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 W Hillcrest Dr, Ste 117, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-4221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: +1 805-371-4367

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?