Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant

4.5
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444 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

Marcello’s Restaurant has been a local favorite for scrumptious coal-fired pizza and authentic Italian delicacies, all in a warm and welcoming ambience. With a menu filled with unique and tantalizing options, some appetizer favorites include the flash fried calamari in a honey soy sauce and the arancini mozzarella-stuffed rice ball. Marcello’s Restaurant specialty pizzas, such as the sottosopra, with tons of cheese and fresh San Marzano tomatoes, and the big fat pizza, with house-pulled milk mozzarella and an extra-thick crust, have customers dining in droves. Marcello’s also has an excellent selection of pastas, seafood dishes and steaks, all prepared the authentic Italian way with imported ingredients.



When you go to Marcello’s Restaurant, be sure to bring the whole family as it offers a full kids’ menu, as well as the occasional specialty events.


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4.4
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4.5
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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lunch with a friend. Decorated beautifully for the Holidays.

JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience2

Cold in the Open area.

DL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing. Our server was very sweet. My only con would have been a little more attentive service, I think they were busy and possibly under staff. But all and all loved it!

MM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Extremely loud. Served a different meal than ordered. Pasta was WAY undercooked. Just an average experience. Will try again based on reputation.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed dinner but very loud and couldn’t have a conversation. Had to go somewhere else for dessert because was too loud.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizza was tasty and David our waiter was fabulous.

c
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding cocktails and food. Love spending time here.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the trip. The food was good, as was Tyler, our server. It was a busy Saturday night so we knew everything would take a little longer but it was worth the wait. We'll definitely be going back.

p
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

The food was tasty, but service was terrible. Hostess said something about having to make a reservation "earlier" on OpenTable in order to be seated on time. Those who came in later were seated first. Waiter was TERRIBLE. Super rude and slow. Won't be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was seated immediately and the staff was extremely helpful. The menu provided many options. All dishes were very tasty. The bread and dipping oil was especially yummy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relative visiting from Florida

h
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Second time here (Thursday & Saturday reservations) and same issues as before. No table ready and almost annoyed by us using OpenTable because they wouldn’t have allowed the reservation? At least 45 minutes before we even got bread to the table. Appetizer looked skimpy & tasted off. Dinner portion sizes are large. Not sure it’s worth going to again unless for takeout.

FR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best veal I’ve ever had it melts in your mouth, marinara was perfect. Bread was delicious. Dave our server was great. Front windows were open great experience.

OT
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was good- food was excellent. The wings are the best.

PN
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick dinner on a Sunday night was great. Was able to get a reservation at 2 pm for dinner at 6 pm. Parking was easy....walked right in. Service and food was perfect like always.

WS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday dinner reservation. We had outdoor seating and it was absolutely beautiful. The pizza is delicious as well as the Guactail, and the shrimp Fantasia. Exquisite. Will definitely return.

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

We could not sit at the first or second table reserved for our group of 6 outdoors because of swarming flies. We were allowed to select an outdoor table on the other side of where the flies were swarming. Although better, we were all swatting away flies during our entire meal. This should be addressed from a health standpoint. It was really disturbing. As far as the food, the pasta was firmer than al dente- it was undercooked. We are not in any hurry to return unfortunately.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent Date Night

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the drinks to the food and all in between, everything was on point!

G
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Happy Hour has great salad selections, apps and pizza. Generous portion for 8.00!

PS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marcello's has a nice menu varietty. We traditionally like to go there on Wednesdays for the pizza and wings. Great pizza deal on Weds...1/2 priced, which can't be beat. Coal fired wings are amazing. Highly recommended.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service with a menu that satisfies all tastes. Relaxed, fun and a terrific “go to” to have - never disappoints!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t even Describe how wonderful this place is food is outstanding sangria is delicious beautiful atmosphere and our waiter Michael he’s the best I look forward to many more dinners with my soon to be husband and friends!!!!

SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What a terrific dining experience! We sat on the patio which had great ambiance. Good service and great food. Started with the Piatta Rustica and had a pizza as well - both were delicious! Looking forward to returning to try other dishes that sound amazing as well!

DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table was ready early and we were seated outside on a beautiful late summer evening. Service was attentive, the menu had enough on it to satisfy all of us (and we do have particular requirements). Our waiter took our drink and food order quickly, but not quickly enough that we felt rushed in any way. The food was delicious... we had the Flounder Franchese, Chicken Franchese and the Pelto Marinara. Everything was prepared perfectly and plated attractively. We finished around 9:30 and were not rushed to pay the bill. We will be returning.

CH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just get something with their sauce and you’ll be happy.

MC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Menu was able to be worked around garlic food allergy and salt intake. Server was patient as our guests spoke Portuguese, knowledgeable and went the extra, bringing spaghetti when noodles were on the original ate and spaghetti had bee asked for but not heard by server

TN
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met up with some old friends at Marcellos in Bordentown last Sunday for lunch. I had a reservation and we were seated right away. It was not very crowded as brunch was ending soon. I had veal parm. So delicious! My iced tea was refilled often. We also had drinks. Our waitress was great. At one point, we asked if we could switch tables to have more room, and the answer was yes. We took a long time to order because we had a lot of catching up to do and the waitress let us be. We never felt rushed. Maybe it would be a different story on a Saturday night. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely be back.

JD
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Our waitress was awesome young lady with a great personality. Pizza came out before entrees but pizza was great
table was a bit small for 4 adults
Overall I would recommend this place
We will be back

SP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very good. We were greeted warmly by the head of house & seated immediately. The flounder was delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

This is one of our go-to restaurants, but the latest experience was disappointing. The level of service was poor from the moment we checked in all the way to the time we left as the staff appeared overwhelmed and hurried. The meal itself was nice but expensive for what we had. Thank goodness for the ambience and the company.

AC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Overpriced for what you get. We had reservations and were stuck at a high top instead of a table. If not for the great waiter we had would have been even worse.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Pizza and food is great. Wine selection by glass is not great. Should offer at least one premium wine selection.

Kids may not like the kids menu. My son is picky though.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic

WB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A summer Friday night, a comfortable temperature, let's go dining, outdoors. Marcello's has their alley-converted to a bar/casual dining area, so let's go for it.

The place was surprisingly full for a weekend-dinner-during-shore-season, and with good reason. Great sangria's, delicious cavatelli, and a shrimp-over-angel hair dish. Noise level was high, even for a roofless environment, but, heck, its Friday night!

A good night out on all fronts. (I even got parking a block away, ON A FRIDAY NIGHT!)

MS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughter’s 12 th birthday. This was where she chose to come

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Marcellos!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always delicious! Our server Tianna was so sweet and attentive.

KW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Waiter was very busy and mixed up a few items but fixed them immediately

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

$30 for a 4 glass pitcher of sangria is just a bit much. Also this was the first time I ever made a reservation for dinner and was told you have to request INDOOR seating.