Italian chef Marcello Russodivito based in Suffern

Chef Marcello Gourmet Imports LLC features only the finest products handpicked by Chef Marcello himself from different regions of Italy. Products ranging from the best Extra virgin olive oils, Artisanal pasta, Calabrian spicy chili products and Tomato.

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MARCELLO’S CHILDHOOD

Marcello Russodivito was born in Campobasso – the capital city of the Italian region of Molise. His family originates from Riccia which is one of the largest towns of the province where he spent his infancy and childhood.

Born the youngest of five children, after the sudden death of his father, he began working in restaurants when he was just 13 years old. At the age of 14, he traveled to study at the “Hotel Institute of Montecatini Terme” in Tuscany for three years until he graduated.

  • Vittoria Valente, Marcello's Mother
  • Nicola Russodivito, Marcello's Father
  • Young Marcello Russodivito in Vineyard

MARCELLO’S CAREER

  • Italian Chef Marcello Russodivito at Restaurant, Suffern
  • Italian Chef Marcello Russodivito in Kitchen Cooking Fish, Suffern
  • Italian Chef Marcello Russodivito at Brindiamo, Suffern
  • Italian Chef Marcello Russodivito in Kitchen, Suffern

In 1986, Marcello realized his dream as a chef and opened his first restaurant in Suffern, Rockland County—New York State. In 2017 he realized he needed to bring products from his homeland in Molise to America for his customers, friends, and family to enjoy. He wants to share his culture with all of you!

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ASSAGGI E VINO

Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant Logo

Marcello’s, one of the best Rockland County Italian restaurants has a storefront charm that welcomes you into a unique European atmosphere. Enjoy a romantic evening at one of the most sought after Rockland County Italian restaurants or just mingle at the bar with an upscale crowd. Enjoy both traditional and contemporary gourmet Italian creations. Having a party? Let us host your special affair at one of the best Italian restaurants in Rockland County NY. Entertain family and friends in one of our party rooms or perhaps “Marcello” can become your very own personal chef and prepare a gourmet meal for you and your friends in our state-of-the-art cooking kitchen (seats up to 12). Experience Marcello’s – experience one of the best Rockland County Italian Restaurants

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  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Outside with Fiat 500
  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Opening
  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Outside

Dinner Room

Enjoy both traditional and contemporary gourmet Italian creations. Entertain family and friends in one of our party rooms or perhaps “Marcello” can become your very own personal chef and prepare a gourmet meal for you and your friends in our state-of-the-art cooking kitchen (seats up to 12).

  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Tables
  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Bar

Elegant events

Elegant Events at Marcello’s Ristorante is at the crossroads which makes our location convenient for all your guests to come together to celebrate your most memorable day. Whether your guests are coming from New Jersey, Westchester or Upstate New York our location is the perfect fit for everyone to celebrate. From intimate weddings to rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, baby/bridal showers, confirmations, communions, anniversary parties, graduation parties and more, our service professionals and event planners will be with you every step of the way to ensure your day is unforgettable! With being in business since 1986, Elegant Events at Marcello’s Ristorante is proud of its reputation for attentive service and culinary excellence at affordable prices. Banquet managers will provide you with menu package options or let us customize a menu, specific to your liking. Let your special memory start with Marcello’s!

  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Elegant Event Room
  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Elegant Event Room, Party
  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Elegant Event Room,Tables
  • Assaggi e Vino at Marcello's Restaurant, Elegant Event Room with Piano

CHEF TABLE

Our NY Chefs Table is located in Marcello’s cooking studio and is a great place to have private parties for up to 12 people. You will have a private chef and wait staff. At our New York Chefs table we can create fantastic gourmet meals of wine and delicious entrees.

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COOKING SCHOOL

Quatto Mani at Marcello's Restaurant Logo

Come and experience one of the best cooking classes in NY at Marcello’s. We offer a lunch class and a dinner class. Classes start at 1:00 pm for the lunch class and 7pm for the dinner class. The costs of these classes are $55.00 per person, plus tax, tip and beverage, which includes a three course menu of an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee. Beverage on consumption. Every one of our NY cooking classes will offer different recipes, so the more you come, the more you can learn and enjoy.

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ITALY TOUR WITH CHEF MARCELLO

Marcello Russodivito was nominated Ambassador of Italian Cuisine and Way of Living by the Italian Government in 1997. Over the years he has helped many people tour Italy and visit many historic and beautiful places. Italian-speaking or not, Marcello can make visiting Italy extremely easy and stress free. Many people have requested Marcello help them create the perfect trip, from A to Z. Experience Italy tours with Marcello.

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Abruzzo, Molise and Amalfi Coast 2018 Tour