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“Poor service average food”

Marcello's Ristorante & Pizzeria
Ranked #11 of 91 Restaurants in Redcliffe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$23
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Marcello's Italian restaurant is a family business that opened in Redcliffe in January 1981 It is run by Laura Alesi (wife of Marcello Alesi) and their twin daughters chef Sabrina and front of house manager Valentina. It offers traditional Italian cuisine and amazing house made desserts. Open Monday to Wednesday for lunch and Thursday to Saturday for dinner.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Poor service average food”
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

The level of service here is very ordinary, the manager seemed to be upset at something. The food is nothing special, we had a pizza entree which was ok, but the mains were very average. I cannot recommend this restaurant, and would visit other places nearby first.

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We love Marcello's.”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We love Marcello's but don't tell everyone, shhhhhhhh. Looks unassuming, checkered table cloths at night, bare tables for lunch. Fairy lights on in the arcade reflected in the windows, pretty. AWESOME Italian food. The lazio pizza just hits every tastebud in your mouth. My daughter vaccuums the cabonara, Penne Vodka, YUM, cannelloni which I had today YUM, I've been trying new dishes NEARLY every time we go. Try and leave room for dessert. Panna Cotta is to die for, Creme caramel beautiful. Okay salivating better go. Service is prompt and no fuss. I'm stingey and think it is very reasonably priced.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Trevor M
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Australia
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Simple but tasty small restaurant”
Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

Had dinner with family of 4 recent. Quietly located in a little nook off the main strip. Simple but tasty meals. Not pricey. If you are looking for a fancy place with attentive staff with excellent service skills, this is not the place for you. If you are looking to have a deliciously simple meal in quiet and clean surroundings, priced accordingly served by a pleasant but not skilled person, then dine here. I will return. Family type atmosphere.

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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“It's very ordinary”
Reviewed 19 December 2012

I always believed Italians know their food but something has changed at Marcello's it's not so good anymore. If you don't like too much flavour and "safe blandness" this is the place for you. My friend had 'Mamma's secret recipe' She said it was best she kept it secret because lacked flavour and panache ;-( I can't recommend it.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Real Italian Food”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Great Pizza and Pasta at great prices with fantastic friendly service. BYO . Taken friends for a fun inexpensive night out on three occassions and has always been the best. Highly recommend . Suggest checking opening times as they sometimes vary.

  • Visited December 2012
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