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32A Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HD, England
+44 1392 879061
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We turned up on spec on a Friday night (4 adults, 3 children) and the owner was very helpful. Although we had to go upstairs as all the tables downstairs were booked this actually worked out very well for our party. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great.

1 Thank JoanneStrong
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have visited this restaurant before and had enjoyed our meals. However on this occasion we were not so pleased. Our friends are vegetarians and that is why we choose it for dinner one night. One of our guests asked for a pasta dish which was not on the menu but they agreed to make and he was happy. The... More 

Thank scarlet_gl0betr0tter
Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I visited this restaurant recently with family. The downstairs room is fairly small and we were sat by the door which was quite draughty. Service was fairly slow but I could only see one waitress so I guess that is to be expected, not ideal though as we felt pressured to leave not long after they closed at 21.30. The... More 

Thank leahcar-namurt
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here with family. Food was 'OK' but nothing special and certainly not worth the prices charged. It was supposed to be a special meal with a family whilst visiting the area. The family member visited the restaurant beforehand to ensure they could prepare spaghetti Mariana, it was quickly apparent this was clearly not a dish they had prepared before,... More 

Thank Alemattmum
Rugby, UK
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

For a single traveller, the welcome from the waitress was great, service was prompt and friendly. I ordered a lasagna, was disappointed that it came with no accompaniment, no side salad, no bread, just an oven dish of lasagna that may well have been home made at some point but I am quite sure was microwaved. This would not necessarily... More 

Thank iSargSteve
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited on Saturday night, great food, lovely flavours. Hannah, our waitress, deserves a special mention. She was great.

1 Thank Jill T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with family. Waitress attentive and friendly. Childrens starters huge and pronounced delicious. Mains excellent including Osso Bucco, Pork Milanese. Wines good value. Recommended.

Thank Nigel C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Did not reserve but managed to get a table for four. Excellent service, nice wines and terrific food,

2 Thank Wallywelling
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Have eaten here on a couple of occasions. The first time we really enjoyed a particular chicken dish. This had disappeared from the menu when we revisited and the choice seemed to be more limited. Disappointing.

Thank H1ghSpy
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Okay, so you can ask questions about authenticity. But still. After 2 weeks of disappointing pub meals, Marcello proved to be great value for money. Pizza's: base could be thinner. But pasta's were all just good proper tasting food. Friendly waitress, nice red wine per glass. Don't hesitate: in Topsham is Marcello the better choice.

Thank Qruun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32A Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Topsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 879061

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?