Reviews

Happy hour in the bar is great! Food was very well prepared!
We went for Happy Hour, and the appies, and Pizzas were very well prepared. They had a singer in for entertainment, and he added to the fun. They have specials on for food, in the bar, and the prices, and quality of food was great,...More ... read more
BadgerMbTraveller via tripadvisor.com - Dec 7, 2017
Excellent food and great service. I’ve never eaten anything there that wasn’t very good.
Excellent food and great service. I’ve never eaten anything there that wasn’t very good.
Charla Gray Givens via facebook.com - Dec 6, 2017
I love this place, great food, great Bartender's, excellent happy hour ... read more
Marc Wissler via google.com - Dec 5, 2017
Port Isabel's only world class restaurant. Great food and great service. It's not cheap but then quality never is. If you want fine dining however, you will find it to be a good value.
Warren Winger via google.com - Nov 28, 2017
Best bread I have ever ate in my life!!!
Brandy Popplewell via google.com - Nov 28, 2017
A wonderful dining experience!
This place is great! Our very personable and efficient server, Bridget, made our dining experience even more special by the great care she took of our large group (including 5 young children)... Everyone was very happy with their food....the chicken piccata is delich! Prices are...More ... read more
Gg S via tripadvisor.com - Nov 18, 2017
Amazing food and even more amazing staff
An amazing experience! I contacted Marcello's in advance requesting help to make our night special. Not only did they call me to confirm but they fulfilled all request. Red table cloth.....covered strawberries. The staff was very warm, nice and professional. We will definitely be back....More ... read more
Dede H via tripadvisor.com - Nov 15, 2017
Always passed Marcellos when me and my wife would come down to the island for our winter vacation but never went inside. We decided to go have lunch and a couple of drinks and our experience was awesome. We both had the Steak & Gorgonzola Salad and afterwards a couple of drinks. The bartender Schuk was alert and made the experience ... read more
Mikey Donna via google.com - Nov 15, 2017
An amazing experience! I contacted Marcello's in advance requesting help to make our night special. Not only did they call me to confirm but they fulfilled all request. Red table cloth.....covered strawberries. The staff was very warm, nice and professional. We will definitely be back. It was worth every penny. Food was amazing. Than ... read more
Dede H via google.com - Nov 15, 2017
Great food great service. Been here several times with family and friends every time we visit SPI.
Great food great service. Been here several times with family and friends every time we visit SPI.
John E Scarborough via facebook.com - Nov 14, 2017
Great food and great service
My family and I always make sure we enjoy Marcello's when we come to town! The food is terrific and the service is speedy and friendly.
crystalenn via tripadvisor.com - Nov 1, 2017
Every year
We spend a week in SPI every year and always eat here once and this time twice. Half price bottles of wine Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Guess what nights we were here. Sorry we missed Bettina Tolin the chef. An awesome lady. Our server ,Wesley,...More ... read more
flybear36 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 1, 2017
Twice this week. Food and ambiance ...
Twice this week. Food and ambiance is unbeatable. Half price bottles of wine Tuesday and Wednesday. Guess which nights we came. Have never had a meal we did not love. The chef,Bettina Tolin is the best on the Island. Gotta try it.
Ted L. via yelp.com - Nov 1, 2017
Great service, Bridgette gave us wonderful service.
Isaac Zamora via google.com - Oct 29, 2017
Food was good & bread was great.
Charlotte Wood via google.com - Oct 29, 2017
Excellent service, and the food was delicious, I had the Rockefeller oysters, delicious. : ) ... read more
Jorge Kowalski via google.com - Oct 29, 2017
Great food and great service ... read more
jim shaw via google.com - Oct 29, 2017
Great food.great atmosphere.service#1 ... read more
G via google.com - Oct 29, 2017
Great place to eat! The food is delicious and fresh, very friendly staff also. Only reason I'm givi
Great place to eat! The food is delicious and fresh, very friendly staff also. Only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because we ordered before the lunch hours special were over and was charged dinner price after being told we wouldn't be.
Cecily Gonzalez via facebook.com - Oct 28, 2017
Open for lunch and dinner, across ...
Open for lunch and dinner, across from light house. Bread pre-meal ok but not great. Food was very good. I had pizza it was good. My friend had chicken salad sandwich which was really really good. My husband had fettuccine with shrimp also good. Nice atmosphere. Mario our waiter was wonderful. The bathroom had a special salt soup sol ... read more
Laura M. via yelp.com - Oct 24, 2017
Really good atmosphere for a nice ...
Really good atmosphere for a nice night out. I got the pancrusted salmon dinner and my husband got Italian nachos. The wine selection is really good. Bread was to die for. Meal cost around $100 ... read more
Nicki A. via yelp.com - Oct 23, 2017
We ate here our first night of ...
We ate here our first night of our trip (10/14/17) and it set the bar high! Even though my husbands order wasn't exactly what he ordered (asked for alfredo sauce and got marinara -he didn't say anything but I'm sure they would have fixed it) he loved it. We had a party of 5 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
Angela E. via yelp.com - Oct 19, 2017
Best dinner I’ve had in a long time. The chef is fantastic, wait staff was very attentive. Definite
Best dinner I’ve had in a long time. The chef is fantastic, wait staff was very attentive. Definitely recommend.
Billy Fletcher via facebook.com - Oct 17, 2017
Excellent service our server was ...
Excellent service our server was Edwin, very nice and helpful, the food was great, I would skip the chicken parm, but the appetizer was good and the salad was excellent. As far as the atmosphere it was very fitting and loved the sea salt for available in the bathroom.
Stephen G. via yelp.com - Oct 11, 2017
The food was great, the music was wonderful as well as the atmosphere. We'll be back!
The food was great, the music was wonderful as well as the atmosphere. We'll be back!
David Haynes via facebook.com - Oct 9, 2017
Great food and staff! Always love coming here and Bettina is an amazing chef!
Great food and staff! Always love coming here and Bettina is an amazing chef!
Andrea Wright via facebook.com - Oct 4, 2017
Excellent dining experience, great food and ambience!! ... read more
Juanita Villarreal via google.com - Sep 29, 2017
Love this restaurant!! Food is always good , service is excellent always!! We especially appreciate Gilbert & Socorro they are the best! We eat here every time we are I town. I recommend this restaurant ... read more
linda ozenbaugh via google.com - Sep 29, 2017
awesome food!
Matt Albright via google.com - Sep 29, 2017
Very good food!
Gerald Vineyard via google.com - Sep 29, 2017
Great food, great service, will return.
John Grady via google.com - Sep 29, 2017
Very nice restaurant, wait staff is extremely professional and the bread is ,well yummy. We spent 22 per plate.
Don Wagstaff via google.com - Sep 29, 2017
Italian dining near the Gulf
Family style dining. Went for lunch and had the chicken fried steak. It was good but a little thin for my taste and the price.
Rafael F via tripadvisor.com - Sep 28, 2017
Best bread
I am a big bread guy. They have the best bread I have ever had. The butter and garlic were blended perfectly. My wife also agreed. Going back this weekend.
Don D via tripadvisor.com - Sep 21, 2017
Wine tasting
Was absolutely fabulous! Chef Bettina paired 3 beautiful wines with some really delicious appetizers!
mariamL4975VQ via tripadvisor.com - Sep 7, 2017
Excellent food, menu and service ...
Excellent food, menu and service. Outstanding even. Lots of good options too for vegetarians, pescatarians (which I am), gluten free choices and of course everything else. Wins all the way around. Food, atmosphere and service was 5 star. Would go back again and again and totally recommend.
Hillary L. via yelp.com - Sep 3, 2017
Very good food and service!
Norma Larios via google.com - Aug 29, 2017
Good food.
Marie Pratt via google.com - Aug 29, 2017
best eggplant pamigiana ... read more
Jenna DeChant via google.com - Aug 29, 2017
Amazing food. Great service. The best Italian restaurant i have been to.
Carrie Westfall via google.com - Aug 29, 2017
It's been our favorite since 2003 great food great atmosphere!!!
Gloria N. Tamez via google.com - Aug 29, 2017
Will be Back
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.
Dana P via tripadvisor.com - Aug 10, 2017
Elegant dining, not expected in such a small town!
Tablecloths, live piano, very attentive staff. A little expensive, but well worth it! Many menu choices and wonderful bread sticks.
geneb786 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2017
Great atmosphere, food and service. Been there several times and always enjoy the experience.☺
Great atmosphere, food and service. Been there several times and always enjoy the experience.☺ ... read more
Gracie Reyes via facebook.com - Aug 3, 2017
Marcello's Just Keeps Getting Better and Better!
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 ... read more
sagolfmike via tripadvisor.com - Aug 1, 2017
Best Italian food in port Isabel..period. Great staff and atmosphere..
Best Italian food in port Isabel..period. Great staff and atmosphere..
DePhat LeBunny via facebook.com - Jul 31, 2017
Service was great!!
Josh Magsig via google.com - Jul 29, 2017
Delicious food! Great place for lunch or dinner. I recommend the chicken parmesan.
Darren Garcia via google.com - Jul 29, 2017
Etcelent service and delicious food ... read more
Romero Martinez via google.com - Jul 29, 2017
Wonderful food ... read more
Colleen Gray via google.com - Jul 29, 2017
Great food. Service not so much.
Ann Elise via google.com - Jul 29, 2017
Awesome as usual! New flatbread with fig, bacon and cheese, yum! And the desserts too! ... read more
Jennifer Boyd via google.com - Jul 29, 2017
Delightful dining experience. Food delicious, music peaceful, service excellent. Definitely will return. ... read more
Jean K. Pettit via google.com - Jul 29, 2017
This place was awesome. After we ...
This place was awesome. After we were told there was an hour wait at another restaurant on the island, we decided to try here. I hadn't been to this restaurant since my high school dance days! This place did not disappoint. We walked in at 8:30 pm and we're treated like royalty, our waitress was superb. They serve you warm, toasted g ... read more
Nelda R. via yelp.com - Jul 28, 2017
Favorite Restaurant in Port Isabel
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 ... read more
msray53 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 24, 2017
Wonderful food , service could have been better .
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 ... read more
Aquiles O via tripadvisor.com - Jul 18, 2017
Food was very delicious � � Best garlic bread I had ever eaten. My family and I were very satisfied
Food was very delicious � � Best garlic bread I had ever eaten. My family and I were very satisfied and our waitress was very friendly and attentive.
Abigail Solis via facebook.com - Jul 13, 2017
Deliciousness with great service
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 ... read more
L P M via tripadvisor.com - Jul 11, 2017
Great service and the food was great. We had the shrimp and oyster Rockefeller, stuffed sea food sh
Great service and the food was great. We had the shrimp and oyster Rockefeller, stuffed sea food shells and a chocolate cake for dessert. Definitely will be coming back.
April Martinez via facebook.com - Jul 10, 2017
We had the mussels , they were simply delicious so fresh! And that bread.. the salad 🥗, the hous
We had the mussels , they were simply delicious so fresh! And that bread.. the salad 🥗, the house dressing !! Simply divine! Can't wait til next time.. oh and the music was particularly memorable!!
Cynthia Lozano via facebook.com - Jul 8, 2017
Great italian food and atmosphere
We had dinner here on our first night of vacation. The food was great. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere is very romantic.
Sheri M via tripadvisor.com - Jul 6, 2017
I am a Chef/Pastry Chef on vacation from out of state, so I love trying new places to eat. The Muss
I am a Chef/Pastry Chef on vacation from out of state, so I love trying new places to eat. The Mussels Antipasti was outstanding! Great flavor and cooked to textural perfection. I had the Flounder Fruitti di Mare, light and flaky. I finished my wife's Gnocchi. So creamy with the smooth texture of gnocchi and gorgonzola cream sauce, i ... read more
John Collins via facebook.com - Jul 5, 2017
Great Ciopinno
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 ... read more
DavidWarmke via tripadvisor.com - Jul 3, 2017
Simply incredible
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 ... read more
wbwooly via tripadvisor.com - Jul 2, 2017
Very fresh & flavorful food, friendly hostess and wait staff, attractive atmosphere and wonderful g
Very fresh & flavorful food, friendly hostess and wait staff, attractive atmosphere and wonderful gift shop. We ordered pizza, salad and breadsticks...marveloso!
Liffin Molter via facebook.com - Jul 1, 2017
Delightful and delicious
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 ... read more
Tom C via tripadvisor.com - Jul 1, 2017
Very good Italian
One of the very best restaurants in the South Padre Island area. Good Italian selections, well prepared. A nice sit-down restaurant good for a business dinner or a romantic evening.
BILL C via tripadvisor.com - Jun 29, 2017
Very good food and drinks ... read more
John Combs via google.com - Jun 29, 2017
Awesome ... read more
Scott Frisbie via google.com - Jun 29, 2017
Really good food for the area, with reasonable pricing and a quiet atmosphere. ... read more
Robin Beran via google.com - Jun 29, 2017
For my first time in years it was great for Father's day ... read more
Roli J via google.com - Jun 29, 2017
Everything was great, food, service.
wes a via google.com - Jun 29, 2017
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