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“Might be the worst ever” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Comellas Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 56 Restaurants in Marblehead
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Might be the worst ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Just wasted my time, my money and my share of stomach to perhaps the worst place on the North Shore. If you're curious about dinner at Comella's in Marblehead, take my advice and don't bother. Literally a mess on a plate that tasted as bad as it looked.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SeaJoyII
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pathetic food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

Pasta overcooked to point of mush. Sauce from jars would be a vast improvement on their touted 'home made' stuff. Their mess is in edible as well as ugly. If they stay in business here they will have to do some cooking on site, not truck in frozen glop from who knows where. Really pretty awful excuse for Italian food. Encore frozen is a step up.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Takeitout
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Salem, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Jury is still out......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

We were very curious after checking out the website for "Comellas" in other areas. My husband and I always try anything new that opens. So, we tried the cheese pizza. To me, the way to judge a pizza is just a plain cheese. If they get that right (italian right) then the others should be good as well. Basically, it was inedible. I guess it is Conveyor belt pizza (not italian) and the belt must be set to move too fast. The dough was raw, the sauce had a tinny canned taste and the cheese was scant and not flavorful. We will try the meatballs and perhaps a couple of other items before we make a final decision and review. But the pizza is not an item I would ever try again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MAFOODIE01970
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just "so-so..." It's a chain restaurant with buckets of food to go.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is part of a chain of 10 other Comellas. I am sure the original founded in 1988 by patriarch, Gene Comella, it was good. A single outlet is far different than opening 10 more and expecting consistency with menu and recipes. in y opinion is nothing special.

The area in Marblehead outlet to dine is small and noisy. Its new so its very clean. Staff is friendly, and hopefully, they hired locals.

Food quality. Nothing special in my opinion. Sweet tomato sauce for pizza made with soybean oil?? Where is Italian olive oil??

And I question the fact that this is "homemade-in-the-kitchen" pizza dough. It's thin and cheese is skimpy. Pasta is overcooked. Eggplant seems smooshy like baby food. Alfredo sauce doesn't resemble or taste anything like Alfredo Viaggi's "alfredo sauce." Prosciutto raviolis use PUREE!

Basic 16 inch cheese pizza starts at $5 and you can build on for $2-$6 more a topping. Problem is that after 4 additional toppings your pizza is over $13.

The "Family Messes" is an actual name. Family Messes according to their website a mystery recipe.....yeah...And it is a mystery to me to even bother.

Four sizes. A Single for one person, a 1/2 Bucket serves 3-4 people for the price of 3, a full Bucket serves 6-8 people for the price of 5, and a Double Bucket serves 20-25.

If you are looking for authentic non chain Italian food. This is not your place. Really. Simply don't go. Italian last name only thing authentic.

If you want buckets of food. Don't care about legitimate Italian cuisine?....This is your place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Marbleheadguysson
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