Marcello's Ristorante of Suffern

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131 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
If you don't see your desired time please call us! If we don't have a private party in our banquet room we can seat guests in there! Please call 845 357-9108

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!
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g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Food and service fabulous. Our go to place for dinner when we are in the Suffern area. Wish I lived closer!

m
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!!

LP
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!
Marcello is the best!!
Delicious food!
I recommend you ask to purchase some of his sauce and pasta!!

JD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

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.

F
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

JY
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in ROCKLAND by far

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Received a high zagat rating although the food was only okay. Service was borderline good and annoying. Parking is a pain (street parking).

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great meal, from appetizers to dessert.

GF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Convenient place to meet if coming from different directions.
Restaurant itself is decent but nothing special.
Tables too close together and provate conversation difficult.

t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2012
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Have eaten in Marcello's before, and it was good. This time menu did not represent the restaurant , and choices were very mediocre.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Food is always great.

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2012
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for the restaurant week menu...A very pleasant experience, we will return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

L
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Prices are high but well worth it!

H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

LF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2012
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

t
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A notably superior restaurant in a county where there are unfortunately few.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time! Had wanted to go to Marcello's for years...the food was great and we lingered at the table afterwards and were not kicked out. Nice wine list as well.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

the Jazz group was great to have with dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Rockland County, bar none.

H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable dinner for four. Food and service were very good. I will return.

B
Montreal
40 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, great service. This is a General note for ALL RESTAURANTS. Wines where told to be drank room temperature.True back in the years when rooms were at 5 to 10 degrees lower. That without talking about all the electrical appliances that blow eat in those rooms where wines are kept. Blowout all the flavors and subtile fragrances of great red wines by chilling them just a wink. Not cold, just ok (between 51.8 F for fruitfull/soft and light and gradually all the way up to 68F for bold/complex older wines). And the more complex the wine is, the more it needs to breed too.Thats the temperature they should be drank at.So why don't everybody keep them at 50F AND THAN let them breed

RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2012
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

overall good...entrees could have been hotter

S
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2012
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I come here regularly so was quite surprised by the indifferent service we received.
My entree was put down in a rather careless way. It was my daughter's birthday and I indicated that on my Open Table reservation. Not even a "Happy Birthday." The owner was at his other restaurant and I think that made a difference.

BD
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was served hot and presentation very appealing

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Without a doubt the best restaurant in Suffern and in the top 10 in Rockland County

G
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2012
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcellus has been at the top of the food scene in Rockland for over twenty years, and for good reason. He can't seem to serve anything that is less than absolutely delicious. His cosmetic make over of the restaurant transformed it into a lovely club like setting However, all of this does not come cheap and a tab of $130 per couple for Rockland County is outrageous. Granted, our dining. O panino ordered two drinks and three of us had one, but still, one does not expect to pay that in Suffern! Also, there is a tiny feeling of elitism in that regulars are given much warmer treatment than an unrecognized face, and again, at these prices, a little more warmth for the strangers would be nice.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I have never had a bad meal at this place. Whether it's a special occasion or just a regular Saturday night, this is the place to be, if you want a fabulous meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

appetizers outstanding, veal chop tasty but small but the waiter did warn me..he recommended the braised ribs with gnocchi which is now on my list to try, wine menu extensive but not overly expensive...had excellent wine with champagne.. was my birthday.. glad we went .. big al

AL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food. Not a Mom and Pop Italian menu, but very tasty variations. A welcoming environment.
Ambiance was very good, but that will not register on rating page.

TC
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2012
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed Marcello's!
The service is excellent- very attentive, very professional, everything you'd want in a server.
The cockles appetizer was excellent, though their garlic bread was only "eh."
The dinners were HUGE portions, and the meats were cooked beautifully. The sauces were a bit heavy and very thick, which was great for the chicken but not so great for the fish.

We will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went during restaurant week so menu choices were limited, but I thought they represented the main menu selections well. Our appetizers of "Mussels in wine..." and "Penne ... with truffle sauce" were excellent with all the subtle tastes expected from their respective ingredients. For the main course the grouper was good, particularly with the medley of chickpeas, sweet peppers, tomatoes and leaks. The salmon with horseradish crust was scrumptious with just enough bite. Their sommelier provided us with excellent pairings from their wine list and as a special treat, we had a flight of desert wines to accompany the combination desert. It really "topped off" the evening. We will definitely return for their regular menu.

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ever since he opened this fabulous restaurant 26 yrs ago, Marcello's passion & love for superb food & making his diners feel like family have been the hallmark of this gem. One can't eat better food, enjoy friendlier / better service, or be treated to a visit from the unassuming but always charming Marcello anywhere! His menu offers the best in familiar Italian fare as well as dishes unknown on the standard American menu, & some plates to please the less adventurous.

He insists on the best, genuine, & freshest ingredients for his kitchen & keeps himself fresh by semi-annual trips to Italy. His enthusiasm is boundless and it shows in every detail of this remarkable restaurant that I am lucky to live so close to!

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