Marcello’s Italian Restaurant and Bar on the Piazza

If you are looking for a classic Italian restaurant in South Padre Island during your next trip down to South Padre Island, Texas, make sure to stop by Marcello’s Italian Restaurant & Bar on the Piazza. Marcello’s is led by Executive Chef Bettina Tolin and Chef Juan Hernandez, who has been cooking up fine dining dishes for over 22 years at Marcello’s; he initially worked with Manuela, the restaurant’s original owner. Over the years, Marcello’s has served from-scratch recipes of house-made bread, pizza dough, and a variety of sauces. Locals can still remember during their youth the same taste of the recipe as it is now today. At Marcello’s, you will experience new twists on classic Italian dishes that will leave you satisfied.

Fine Dining Menu

Marcello’s is open for all lunch and dinner hours with various dishes and cuisine. For lunch, you can experience a significant menu of antipasti, insalates, zuppa, sandwiches, pasta preferiti, frutti di mare, la carne, pizza, and calzones. The artisan pizzas features made from scratch dough and sauces for an authentic Italian experience. Only fresh and high quality ingredients are used in each dish. The dinner menu features the same fare, but with additional options in each category along with bigger serving sizes. The Veal Marsala has been a local favorite of Chef Juan’s for years now and is definitely worth a try.

Expansive Drink Menu

Italian food is always better enjoyed with a glass of wine to go with it. Marcello’s Italian Restaurant and Bar on the Piazza understands that and offers an expansive list of wines from California, Italy, France, and Spain. All of your wine favorites such as merlot, pinot noir, chardonnays, and more can be found on their wine list. If you are looking for a stiff drink, then check out their signature boozy cocktail list featuring margaritas, piña coladas, martinis, manhattans, and more. The drink menu is rounded off with a lengthy selection of domestic, imported, and craft beers available by the bottle. Whether you prefer your drink by the bottle or glass, you will find an adult beverage of your choosing at Marcello’s.

Fine Dining Done Right

Marcello’s Italian Restaurant makes sure that fine dining is done right with their unique twists on authentic Italian cuisine. Visit them during your next South Padre Island vacation at 110 N Tarnava St. or give them a call at (956) 943-7611. You will leave satisfied with this amazing Italian cuisine that is perfect for the whole family.