Marcellino Verzino

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    September 8, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Spotted Donkey Cantina Tuesday, September 9 Tomorrow Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal in North Scottsdale will host a tequila dinner event featuring Tequila Chamucos. The five course dinner will start with appetizers including la canasta chips and salsas; cheese chicken quesadillas; and salmon ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Marcellino Launches All-Day Pizza Bar

    Marcellino and Sima Verzino want to feed you more than just pasta. Now pizza's on the menu. Just a month after Marcellino Ristorante Italiano started offering lunch service -- and with it, chef Marcellino Verzino's wood-fired pizzas -- the high-style SouthBridge spot is expanding its offering ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Marcellino's Now Serves Lunch and Pizza

    ​It sounds like things are going really well for Sima and Marcellino Verzino at their stylish new SouthBridge location of Marcellino Ristorante Italiano. The couple recently returned from a trip to Italy and are "thriving" after five months in business, they tell me. This week, they're ampi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    41: Santa Lucia Pasta at Marcellino Ristorante

    ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section. Visit our siste ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Marcellino Verzino of Marcellino Ristorante, Part Two

    Photo courtesy of Marcellino Verzino. ​Yesterday we ran part one of our Chef Talk with Chef Marcellino Verzino and his wife and partner, Sima, of Marcellino Ristorante. The couple believe that their restaurant is an extension of their home. Therefore when people come in, they are treated li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    July 15 In Blogs: Russell Pearce, Chris Mars, i-Dosing, Boba Drinks, and James Arthur Ray

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Marcellino Verzino of Marcellino's Ristorante, Part One

    Photo courtesy of Marcellino Verzino.​Chef Marcellino Verzino is anything but average. While he's one of the best known Italian chefs in the state, his reputation extends across the world. Hailing from Italy, the cuisine featured at his restaurant, Marcellino Ristorante pays respect to the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Marcellino Ristorante Set to Open Next Week at SouthBridge

    ​After years of building a reputation for gracious service and exquisite Italian food (just look at all of the Best of Phoenix awards devoted to them), culinary power couple Sima and Marcellino Verzino are about to leave behind their strip mall digs on Northern Avenue and open Marcellino Ristorant ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2004

    My Lucky Seven

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  • News

    July 29, 2004


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