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Marcellino Ristorants

38.Marcellinos's Ristorante

Chef Marcellino Verzino has brought vibrant Italian passion to Old Town Scottsdale with his restaurant, Marcellino's Ristorante. Verzino was born and raised in Italy and began cooking at age 12. Once he turned 21, he began to travel and refine his cooking further, eventually opening bistros and restaurants in Rome, Calabria and Abruzzo. Now, Verzino and his wife Sima share their hearty Italian cuisine with Scottsdale customers searching for their own taste of Italy (after spending years at their successful Phoenix location). The menu lists each dish by the traditional Italian name followed by a mouth-watering description.  The wine list itself is lengthy, giving guests plenty to choose from. Saturday nights are filled with the sound of live music from a changing list of performers.