Marcella's

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2.0 rating over 3 reviews

518-399-1901

517 Saratoga Rd ( )

Schenectady, NY 12302

 
Tags: American, Delivery, Pizza, Deli, Sandwiches, and Subs
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by far the most filthy place of business I have ever witness

This place is a complete joke. Coming from someone who worked there as a cook, I can say please do yourself and your loved ones the favor of avoiding Marcella’s. I worked there very shortly and left due to the fact I couldn’t stand working in such a dirty environment, and trust me I am far from being a neat freak by any means. But working somewhere where you know people can get ill and where you are constantly slipping on god knows what and being covered in filth is not something I enjoy enduring, not even if the pay is alright. When food falls on the floor, they TELL YOU to put it back on the plate that they are too busy to make it again. When chicken is cut on their pizza station ( all in the midst of having food made on the same station) they tell you to just wipe it down with a rag instead of properly sanitizing it with cleaner that every food establishment by law is supposed to have. From the words of the owners son who is also their main “cook”, he has told me and others that his parents dont care about using spray just wipe it down. The ceilings are literally falling apart from grease and mildew that has fully saturated them over the years. YES, THEIR FOOD TASTES GOOD (of course it does who serves food that tastes like dog food, fat makes everything taste good). YES, THE PRICES ARE OK. But who cares about that when the food you are eating is covered in filth. The cooks do not wash their hands ever. They do not wear gloves. EVERYTHING IN THE BACK IS COVERED IN A BROWN-GREY FILM, which seems to be just grease and dirt built up over decades. Every item they serve is stored until it is noticeably rotten.Everything sits out for hours on end, somethings 12 hours or more. On numerous occasions they thaw out food in the back dish room because there is no other room there to place it as they are overcrowded. Last time I noticed a 30lb container of lobster tails sitting in a bowl within the midst of their dish washing station. They sat there from 7 in the morning until 9 at night. When I went to go put it back into the freezer I had to pick food particles and slime off of the food so that I was not noticeably contaminated. When I showed this to the manager she said just put it back for tomorrow. ??? I have seen them give people rotten food and just over-seasoned it to avoid loosing money. Folks, I have had years cooking food for others and in no way shape or form is this something I normally do, I am not a rat and I don’t like to spend my time doing things like this. But it is THAT bad to where I need others to know about this place and how not to go there. It is a miracle they haven’t got shut down it is only a matter of time. IF you do not believe me I urge you to ask to take a peek in their kitchen and you will easily see within an instant what I have just told you. DO NOT EAT HERE DO YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES A FAVOR, EAT AT ONE OF THE DOZENS OF OTHER PLACES AROUND THERE WHO MAKE THEIR BUSINESS SUITABLE FOR SERVING FOOD, AND ACTUALLY DESERVE YOUR BUSINESS. MARCELLAS IS A WRETCHED FILTHY PLACE RUN BY HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS AND STRUNG OUT WAITRESSES, AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY ALL, SIMPLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DIRTY AND DO NOT SERVE FOOD THAT SHOULD BE EATEN.

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everything they serve is dirty. Not the food itself…..but the surface areas on which it sits and the equipment used to store it and cook it on.

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January 3, 2010

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Marcellas Pizza

Pizza here is better than average but not unusual. Basic items like sandwiches/subs are also offered.

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March 27, 2008

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Not bad!

The food here is ok, depending on what you order. The entrees, wraps, subs, and pizza all seem good. They have one of the best macaroni salads I've ever tasted too! Their soups are the pits tho, as is their coffee. They offer Perry's…

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Overall:  80%  Food:  57%  Service:  66%  Ambiance:  83% 
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  •  "Great fresh food. Reasonably priced!!"