Marcello's Ristorante of Suffern
Marcello's offers small plates and large plates as well as hand-crafted cocktails, delicious Italian wines, Italian craft beers, home-made desserts, cooking classes and private chef dinners and live music on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30pm!
My husband and I asked our waiter if we could share the caprese salad appetizer. Our waiter cheerfully accommodated us. We then ordered the Nile perch for one of us and the veal rollatine for the other. We didn't specify which dish was for which of us, and our waiter asked if we were intending to share. When we said yes, he proposed that the chef would split the order in the kitchen and time the two dishes so that we could eat the fish first and then the meat, effectively giving us separate courses. The food was excellent, the preparation was outstanding, and the service was SUPERB. We were thrilled with our meal.
I have been enjoying the food here for years. My favorites include the seafood. Last time I had delicious Branzino fish, shrimp and scallop over a veggie medley. You cannot go wrong with gnocchi or the short ribs!
We had been to Marcello's once before and decided to go again because we had tickets to a performance at the nearby Ramapo College. The food was OUTSTANDING again!
Service was lovely and friendly. No problems. But the food?? WOW. My husband and I usually don't order pasta at Italian restaurants, because, well, I make it at home. BUT, we both had the butternut squash soup, which was a daily special, and then two different pasta dishes. OMG. Mouthwatering. We took home what we couldn't finish, and I am still enjoying the food!
this was our first time at Marcellos. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more attentive and sincere in wanting us to enjoy our evening. The food was excellent. We did the salsa dancing afterwards and had such a nice evening!
Lloyd was excellent had great recommendations
We were seated immediately and the waiter took our drink orders .
The drinks came quickly .
Menus and specials were given and terrific choices .
Food came out and the presentation was lovely.
The owner was walking around and he chatted with us.
My business associates were in from Minnesota, Maine and Pa and I am from Queens.
He told me he knew Lydia from my town and I always see her in the Supermarket .
Every morsel was delicious and enjoyed by all.
The desserts were wonderful .
We were very pleased with the service and food !
We went to Marcello’s during restaurant week and loved their options! Excellent food and great ambiance! We will be back!
My husband and I went on a Sunday night. The food was amazing and everyone was extremely nice and attentive. Will definitely be going back.
Food and service at Marcello's is always amazing. Everything is fresh with incredible flavor.
Food & service were excellent.
You can ALWAYS expect an excellent meal at Marcello’s ... the veal chop that I ordered was the best veal dish I ever ate. Tender beyond words and the mushroom sauce was outstanding! In my opinion, Marcello’s is a gem a hop, skip and a jump from Bergen county.
we had a large group affair. Marcello himself guided me through my different options. We settled on a family style meal OF HIS CHOOSING. He and his team did a WONDERFUL job. Thank you Marcello!!!
As Tina Turner would say SIMPLY THE BEST!!
Service was impeccable.
Lloyd was kind, polite, and very accommodating.
Service was excellent.
Food was not bad, but not great either.
A bit pricey~
We will return, as we never judge a restaurant on a one time visit.
The service alone, warrants a return visit~
Excellent service. Food was solid, not stellar, but certainly worth the trip. A little pricy at $200 for three people (no wine, one drink per person, two appetizers and coffee).
Every dish was more delicious than the previous one!
Wonderful first time experience.
Will definitely eat there again!
Great casual dining, great wine selection and upscale service.
Excellent as always. Food and service fabulous. Our go to place for dinner when we are in the Suffern area. Wish I lived closer!
Food was superb The appetizer of clams casino done perfectly the main dishes of short ribs and lobster ravioli were prepared well and delicious.
The downfall was the service. It was slow and spotty at best
Marcello's is our favorite restaurant! We especially like it for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions as well as ordinary days. The food was excellent as always, however my husband, who's birthday we were celebrating was not happy with his. We will still go back!!!
Marcello is the best!!
I recommend you ask to purchase some of his sauce and pasta!!
Very noisy. Music was loud. Music did not seem appropriate for the ambiance of the restaurant. Food was good staff were polite. I wasn’t expecting loud music but other customers did not seem to mind.
We haven't been to Marchello's in a number of years since they changed their menu and decor. We really enjoyed their menu which basically allowed you to have either a large or small plate of virtually any item on the menu allowing people to share 3 different"small" dishes instead of getting 2"large" plates. As always the food was terrific. We had the eggplant appetizer, hand made raviolini and sauteed shrimp. All were great. The sauce and combination used in the shrimp dish was just terrific. The portion sizes, both small and large, were perfect. All in all, a very enjoyable place for a high quality dinner. We will be back sooner versus later.
Marcello’s is another one of those sleeper restaurants that is still doing it better than almost everyone else but doesn’t get the acclaim it deserves because it’s been around for so long, it’s off the beaten path, and the trendoid crowds have long since moved on to the next new IT place.
I hesitate recommending Marcello’s solely out of selfishness so as to keep it to myself.
Very friendly staff the waiter were excellent the cook came out to greet the people.
The band they had hip replacements music was fantastic.. would definitely go there again
The best restaurant in ROCKLAND by far
Received a high zagat rating although the food was only okay. Service was borderline good and annoying. Parking is a pain (street parking).
Excellent. Great meal, from appetizers to dessert.
Convenient place to meet if coming from different directions.
Restaurant itself is decent but nothing special.
Tables too close together and provate conversation difficult.
Marcello's was excellent. From the friendly greeting at the door, to the great table, great food and dessert you cannot go wrong at this restaurant. Marcello has been doing this for a long time and it shows.
Have eaten in Marcello's before, and it was good. This time menu did not represent the restaurant , and choices were very mediocre.
The service was fabulous and the food even better. A great restaurant- started with the goat cheese salad, it was even better than I had imagined and the crispy fried goat cheese ball was delicious. Decided on the salmon for my entree and was very pleased with it but was blown away by the dessert- a quad of small servings that included berries in a raspberry sauce, tiramisu, vanilla bean custard and chocolate gelato... We chose this restaurant because we had heard great things about it and it was Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. It was everything we had hoped for!
Outstanding service. Food is always great.
Went because of restaurant week. Greeting was friendly, waiter very stiff maybe to professional not personable. We both ordered grouper which was very dry, salad was good. Our only option for dessert was chef choice. Nice variety late except 2 items were Chocolate which I don't eat. Not worth the trip.
We went for the restaurant week menu...A very pleasant experience, we will return.
My son really enjoys the food at Marcello's. He usually order the pork entree. How he finishes the entire amount is beyond me. Anyway, he recently announced his engagement to Danielle, and my wife and I wanted to do something special for the couple so we choose Marcello's for dinner.
Great meal. Prices are high but well worth it!
Wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
We have been going here for over 20 years but hadn't been back for over 10 yrs--the inside of the restaurant has expanded but the same wonderful atmosphere and food is still the same along with the great service!! We hope to return sooner than 10 yrs!!
Food was fine. We were using a Groupon and the waiter did not offer us the more expensive specials which we overheard him telling the next table.
When the plates were cleared the bus girl just stacked them right on the table. Not very elegant.