Small plates of food are all the rage at the moment, so you’ll be delighted to discover that Marabel on Allandale Road specialises in these exquisite bite-sized dishes. These dishes go by the name of cicchetti, which is Italian for small snacks or side dishes, typically served in traditional bàcari in Venice, Italy. So despite being located in Stoneygate, Leicester you’ll get nothing but Mediterranean vibes in this restaurant and wine bar. With everything from pizza to pasta and from meat to seafood, Italian flatbreads and salads on offer, even the fussiest of eaters will find something enticing on the menu at Marabel.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 00:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 00:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 00:00
- Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 00:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
- Sunday Closed
Authentic Italian grub around Leicester really doesn’t get much better than Marabel on Allandale Road in Stoneygate. Priding themselves in serving up excellent Italian small plates called cicchetti, the menu at Marabel encompasses all that is good about Mediterranean food – good seasoning, lots of olive oil, a sprinkle or two of chilli, and bucketloads of garlic. Choose from creamy pasta dishes, seafood risottos, crispy slow-roasted pork belly dishes, fillet steaks with balsamic glaze, and so much more, with lots of vegetarian options to boot! Plus, the beauty of small plates is that you’re completely justified in ordering more than a few things off the menu, so you can get a real taste of Marabel’s fantastic Italian offerings.
If you’re heading out for dinner at Marabel in Stoneygate, Leicester we highly recommend kicking off your meal in style with an Aperol Spritz or two. For starters, ensure you try their crispy fried gnocchi with a fiery tomato dip and lashings of freshly shaved parmesan. For mains, a selection of cicchetti is the only way to go with the wild mushroom arancini (stuffed rice balls coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried) and a smooth carbonara with linguine and crispy pancetta are amongst some of the best on the menu. Oh, we’re drooling at the mere thought of it. You’d better book a table at Marabel immediately!
Great, professional and friendly service. Food beautiful. Recommend 2-3 dishes per person. We are at a Saturday lunch sitting and catered for well. Lighting is a little dark but ok.
Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Staff were all very pleasant. I will definitely recommend Marabel. Great experience and we will be back again soon
The food was fabulous and the service was great. The staff could not have been more helpful. The restaurant has a wonderful friendly atmosphere. It was very relaxed and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Tasty small dishes ambient music and polite staff just a shame we had to ask for the bill 3 times will go back tho for sure
The restaurant was lively and all members of staff were friendly & accommodating. However there was a very long wait for food - over an hour from ordering. Food portions were quite small - 3 very small pieces of chicken in the chicken cacciatore! One dish was incorrect & had to be changed. We were charged for a bottle of prosecco instead of a glass - asked for it to be taken off - they added a glass but didn't take the bottle off so had to ask again!
We wanted to go somewhere different for a birthday meal. This was ideal. Lovely staff and very helpful with excellent food. Would definitely go again.