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4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
+1 941-921-6794
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal chop” (24 reviews)
“caesar salad” (34 reviews)
“cioppino” (8 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Friendly place, good & courteous service. After finishing my caesar salad (not bad but unusual to be called caesar), I was looking forward to my favorite - cioppino. And then my enthusiasm waned. What I've been served didn't look like a fish stew, nor did...More

Thank yefims2015
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Staff is engaging and helpful. AND Marcello is a welcoming owner and chef. The veal chop is special. Pounded thin and ser ed in several different styles. Loved the way he serves the caprese - real Italian. AND a great...More

Thank FishSRQ
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service. Small place allow chef to have very fresh changing menu each night. Choices are many and tempting. Only downside is how difficult it is to get a reservation--even off season!

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The seafood is bought from Walt's market across the street every day. Depending on what Walt has that day usually winds up on the rolling blackboard which lists the specials of the day. Only 9 tables and 4 seats at the chef's counter looking into...More

Thank Lee P
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Marcello for the first time with friends who had been there eight times. We had reservations at 6 pm on a Friday night. When we arrived the restaurant was full or nearly so. Although there is a printed menu, most people order...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I had a business meeting with 4 other people. Two had pasta and two had seafood. All meals were excellent. I ordered a veal chop, which was pounded thin but still on the bone and covered with bread crumbs and cooked. It comes with arugula...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was my second time at Marcello and it was even better than what I had remembered. It is small and located in a not very fancy location in a strip mall-- so my husband was resistant-- yet we ran in to several people we...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Our second visit in a month confirmed first impressions. From beginning to end Marcello's is excellent. Marcello answered the phone both times when we called for reservations. The wine list is good with reasonable prices. For appetizers we had Bressola - thinly sliced with arugula...More

Thank howacow
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Marcellos was a real find for us on our first trip to Sarasota. It is located in a strip mall area, but don't let that stop you. The food was some of the best we have had in ages and rivals our upbringing in NJ....More

Thank DanaW873
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Unless you are in downtown Sarasota or on Siesta or Longboat Key the dining scene is oft times in little strip malls that suggests anything but a wondrous meal. Marcello's is no different tucked into a corner next to a mattress store on the Tamiami...More

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4155 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-6794
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