Absolutely horrible customer service!. I tried calling for a reservation and they hung up on me several times. I left a message and they never returned it. I can't believe how unprofessional and rude the staff is. I wish I could give a zero star rating because one is far too generous.
Authentic Italian. Their entrees are pretty good. I've tried a few and liked all. The gnocchi...is...amazing! Try it! I used to live near this place and go more often because it was convenient but the food is really good and it never seemed too busy.
Definitely a must!. Good food, service, authentic dishes, and great atmosphere. I truly recommend this place for Italian. Plus, there's parking, which is always great in Seattle.
Great hole in the wall Italian place.
By the looks of the outside, Marcello's is nothing special. But step inside and you are transported into another world. The open fireplace in the middle makes the whole place warm and cozy. The ambiance is fantastic.
Then there's the food. I can honestly tell you I have only had one item on the menu even though I have been here ten times or more. It's the Gnocchi con Gorgonzola. It is the best Gnocchi I have ever had, and I have worked in several Italian restaurants. My husband has tried many other dishes as he is not a fan of gorgonzola. He says they are great as well.
This is my favorite "special occasion" dining place. However, we went on new years eve once and it was packed. So packed, our service was slow and we didn't get a very nice table. I would recommend Marcello's very highly, just not on new years eve.
My absolute favorite restaurant! They have amazing seafood! I think the gamberi is my favorite. The chicken cacciatora is also quite yummy. The chicken is always nice and moist.
Sometimes the service is a bit slow, but they are always very kind. So, I don't go when I'm in a hurry, but when I have time to relax and really savor my meal. It's also a bit expensive, but I think pretty much all Italian is expensive. The seafood seems like a good value though. (Good seafood is usually so much more expensive.)
The atmosphere is lovely. Quite romantic. They also know how to treat their regulars (which would include me.) I always feel good during and after my meal when I go to Marcello's. Isn't that what it's all about?
Slow service, great food.
My wife and I went there last friday night. This was the same day they got their review in the Seattle Times. We were seated outside. It was our second time at this restaurant and we enjoyed the food very much the last time.
They did a great job of decorating this place. It's very romantic and clean. The food is very good. My wife had a mushroom ravioli dish that was excellent as well as a bread salad that we both liked. I had the 3 cheese pizza. I don't recommend it. It was one of the worst crusts I've ever had.
Dinner took over two hours. This was mainly because they seemed to only have two waitresses handling over 30 tables. Everyone was getting irritated at the extremely slow service. There seemed to be family members available to help clear tables, get drinks,etc. however they were rarely to be seen and dishes kept piling up and drink glasses were almost always empty.
I thought some of this was because the place had just been featured in the paper, however I heard from the staff that they had known about the favorable review for over a week, so I don't see a good reason for the slow service.
Go for the food, but be prepared to wait.
Marcello's. Finally an authentic Italian restaurant in Seattle! Great service, great wine, great food. I don?t know what else to add that could entice you more?
Eccellente!. Marcellos is an absolute gem! As a chef and restaurateur myself, I rarely eat out and seldom get wowed when I do. It?s nice to have found a place with good food, good atmosphere, and good service. What?s more is that the cuisine is all authentically inspired while keeping taste and presentation new and inventive. So if you aren?t looking to drop a fortune at Cafe Juanita or drive all the way up to Vancouver?s Caffe de Medici for exceptional Italian, head here. It?s a truly great find.
Authentic and romatic Italian restarant.
If you want to feel like you?re dining in Italy, try Marcello?s on Roosevelt. It could be the Italian owners, or more likely their commitment to creating meals of perfection. The atmosphere is very romantic. Soft lightening and a central fireplace help set the scene.
I ate there last week with my daughter and had a fabulous meal of veal, stuffed with fresh asparagus and portabella mushrooms, accompanied by roasted potatoes and vegetables served with a delicate, white wine sauce lightly seasoned with fresh thyme. It was wonderful. For dessert we had an upside-down lemon cake. Do not miss this delectable treat! A tart, fresh lemon sauce poured over a delicate creamy filling simply melts in your mouth.
good entres, poor salads/appetizers and prices much too high. Great entres, but the salads are very poor quality and everything is vastly over-priced. The place is usually always very empty or very full, depending on holidays, etc. Their existence must depend on quite wealthy clientele.
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