Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant

4.5
583 reviews
$30 and under
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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vipMAW1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time visit. Very good pizza and Stromboli for lunch. Service was very hood. Drinks were refilled without having to ask. It was a bit busy. May need more wait staff but it is covid.

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DanielleP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcello's food is always consistently fantastic! The service is impeccable! If you're around Bordentown, I HIGHLY recommend it!!

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Megg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and specialty cocktails are always on point and Saturday night did not disappoint. Great job maintaining Covid protocols. The beer list, however, really needs some attention. Very poor, limited selection if you are not into IPAs.

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Chrissyv36
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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Peabo52
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Good experience ruined by bad service. We were greeted by a server only to wait 15 more minutes for another server to come out and restart the experience- not a big deal at the time.
The meal started as normal apps and salads came out, all were delicious - It is Marcello's and that is the expectation. When it was time for main courses one chicken dish came out before the pizzas, my son was able to eat the entire meal as we were told 3 or 4 times that our pizzas were just finishing up. So the pizzas finally came out about 20 minutes after the chicken. Again all the food was delicious as normal for Marcello's.
This is where things got uncomfortable. The server asked for our dessert order. One of my sons is a Nutella fiend and had his heart set on the Nutella cheesecake dessert - its awesome. The server took the our coffee and dessert order and left. The server came back 5 mins later and informed us he couldn't serve us dessert because we were at the max time at our table.
I am a flexible guy and the pandemic has changed everything, so for me to get ruffled takes a blatant lack of service. In this case there are so many ways to make this right. We were at max time at our table through no fault of our own and that was clear to the server and anyone who watched. Dinners were not presented at he same time which is a basic requirement. A simple offer to buy the one Nutella dessert and bring it out to the car as we waited would have been a simple solution to a less than perfect dinner experience. Instead we were very matter of factly told that time is up and pay your check.
In the end I will be back to Marcello's, it is a local jewel and I don't know what I would do without the Diablo pizza (and all the whiskey cocktails are on point) but basic customer service needs to be maintained even in a pandemic.

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vipSanchoPanzaJr
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter,Kelvin, was very friendly, efficient and helpful. Carbonara is superb. Wines by the bottle prices too high is my only complaint.

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DeniseS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. Michael P was very personable and attentive.

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vipFloraNJ
Orlando
120 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon tartare was fresh tasteful and the right portion. The burger with bacon caramelized onions and cheese was juicy best meat ever perfection. Enjoyed the leftover ½ of burger for breakfast the next morning. Negroni was good too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was amazing and great ambience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place- but tonight we had the best server! Over the top attentive - but not too much!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great night here! The clear ice cubes were really cool!

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MeganT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent vibe, excellent food and a great waiter. With reservations, we did have to wait a few minutes to be seated while tables were finishing/being cleared off and service from the bar was a little slow. Our meals out at different times. Nothing that would set the rating back too far considering they’re doing their best with covid restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Debra was excellent and the food was delicious, fresh, and the drinks were great. We will be back.

ME
MargaretE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was great by the fireplace
They were expecting us & had my name
No rush! Michael was our server & was very accommodating
Food & drinks were delicious

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danab
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server Devin. Very accommodating with a dinner that was not on the menu. Food was delicious! And the Stromboli dessert was out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food from the app’s, to pizza, to the homemade pastas! Only one suggestion bring back the homemade RED WINE RIGATONI please!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent: food, service, ambiance. Perfect NYE meal; couldn’t ask for a better night and the freshest pasta we have even eaten. Will definitely go back again; have to have the pizza next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Marcello’s. Love the food and the drinks are amazing!!!!!

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JodiS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve. Great food and atmosphere.

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JoeNJ
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don't dine here enough! Great appetizers, pizza, beer and just about everything else. Try it! You'll love it!

JD
vipJaimieD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Hand-crafted Cocktails were amazing and they had such a unique selection! I would return for the cocktails alone. Appetizers were good but the entrees were a bit small for the price and lacked the flavor I was expecting at such a nice establishment. Entree prices were a bit high for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was good but please turn the heat up. It was a little cool inside.

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foodgoodnoservice
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent as it has been the several times we've been here. The service was not good. We were seated quickly but seemingly abandoned. I understand that with the CCP Virus the prices necessarily increase to account for reduced capacity but why can't I order a full size pizza?

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vipUpstager
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and staff were fantastic. Food was good as well.

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BirdsNest
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Excellent food, Inventive and generous drinks, attentive service, nice atmosphere. In warm weather when they open the roof it is amazing. Although we live 45 mins away, anytime we are near we stop at Marcellos.

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markd
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had clams and lingui just soso. Taste was sour. Pasta was really cooked great. Wouldnt order again. Girlfriend had lobster ravioli said was real good so 1 for 2.

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vipSanchoPanzaJr
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Delicious homemade pastas with interesting fillings and sauces. Wonderful bread.

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stevenp
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great menu, food , and service. Always get a high-top in the bar.

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vipSanchoPanzaJr
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome from hostess. Seated at great table at bar. Ordered Pasta Carbonara. Best Carbonara we've ever had. House made pasta and fresh egg on top. Delicious. Great bread too.
Talked to manager Eric who was informative and friendly. They sell wonderfully priced house made pasta for $5 a pound. Great service. Cozy atmosphere. My only complaint, which I brought up with Eric, is that wine by the bottle is too expensive. Otherwise, we can't wait to return.

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come from an hour away several times a year because we love this place so much...
It never disappoints! Everyone we have brought or sent here always have nothing but excellent compliments as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat by the bar. Staff was very attentive and at times entertaining! Food was delicious. Restaurant was beautiful. Loved the lighting and ambience. We had a great date night.

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CeliaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great coal fired pizza, that were absolutely delicious! Our server went above and beyond making sure all was good with our experience. Definitely returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious... service was awesome :)

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AtriceM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice sever, she was very attentive and made us feel welcome. Will definitely come back.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was well prepared and fresh. Outdoor seating during the virus was comfortable and felt safe. Our waitress went out of her way to make the experience great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome- we go here all of the time!
Now, word to the wise- it’s getting cold out folks- so be prepared to be sitting outside or under the open roof.
Don’t complain- you want to eat here because the food is stupid good.
Put a sweater on- order a drink and relax. Oh and get the Diablo pizza.

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MargaretE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Jeremiah waited on us & was very engaging
Pizza excellent
Sangria good
Sat by the door & was chilly on complaint

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vipLovefoodnj
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Usually love this place. We know the virus has really hurt some businesses but this was not that. Food today was below sub par . No taste. Poor presentation. It was not crowded so it was not because of that. Very slow service. But the drinks were amazing!

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vipLoves2eat
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

They have a good menu but food is just ok, this was my third time dining there I can’t say that I’ve had anything great, we go there more out of convenience I guess. Service was decent.

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vipLSant16
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was delicious but service not so good. Waiter walked passed the bar where our drinks were sitting 3 times and never served them to us. I had to ask the bartender if I could get the drinks myself which he said was fine and apologized. Never got bread before our meal and seems like they don’t serve a salad with your meal anymore or we just didn’t get that either. Portions were small for price, my 11 year old cleared his plate and was still hungry. Charged $3.50 for “dirt” in martini as an extra. When questioned about the $3.50 we were told it was just how they rang up martinis. Then people were sat next to us with a dog... inside... and our waiter proceeded to pet the dog while still waiting on our table. Since when are dogs allowed to dine in indoor restaurants?!?!? Super disappointed.

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Marcello's Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.

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