Bistro Di Marino
Bistro Di Marino

Bistro Di Marino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrodimarino.com/
  • Phone: (856) 858-1700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: James Marino,
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between West Gorman & E Garfield
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro Di Marino
James Marino, Collingswood native son & Villa Barone alum, has opened an intimate 40 seat BYOB restaurant on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey. Bistro de Marino offers traditional & tasty Italian fare in a neighborhood restaurant setting..
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bistro Di Marino reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)great for outdoor dining (79)fit for foodies (74)special occasion (59)good for groups (58)romantic (52)great for lunch (18)hot spot (16)scenic view (12)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • lilrock71
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was great. The first time I was there was for birthday dinner of about 60 people and the food was great. I regret that it took me a year to get back. However, the food was still amaizing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time.
    Great
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Every time we go to Bistro Di Marino the food is fantastic, the service is great, and the owners are welcoming. We love it there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little place in Collingswood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Nice looking place with really good and friendly service. The food was good but not great. I would go back if someone suggested it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal as usual
    LovesGoodFood
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We went for the $20 special 3 course meal offered on Tuesday during the fall. Very good listing of items to choose on the menu and the 3 of us all enjoyed the meal. Restaurant was very busy on a Tuesday as it appeared that most of the diners went with the 3 course special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    alisonandfrankVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    There were 5 of us celebrating a birthday. We ordered the Antipasto Freddo, which is absolutely phenomenal. We then ordered the long hots which were absolutely cooked to perfection and just hot enough to make you want more. Gnocchi was the order of the day, and all three were just as good as we had the first time out. I had the Gnocchi with Sausage, mmm mmm good. The girls ordered the salmon and the capellini seafood dish, while Tommy had the gnocchi too. For desert we split the 7 layer chocolate cake which was the closest thing to chocolate heaven we've had in a while. The cannoli was also fresh and delicious. A great meal, again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patd027VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC, THE VEAL DISHES WERE EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality BYOB
    Winendine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Everything was fresh, served hot and had a great taste. Will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    Frank
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I'll will return again for dinner! I enjoy both inside and outside dinning!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro di Marino
    Daner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Delicious!! Great food and atmosphere. We love bistro di marino
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Resident
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I recently went with a group for the buffet lunch. Everyone was very pleased. There were three salads to enjoy. They were all fresh, cold, and loaded with tasty ingredients, including large chunks of blue cheese. The hot items were all hot and not overcooked. The chicken marsala was particularly good. The dessert canollis were among the best that I've had. Servers were attentive and cordial. The owner was on-site and attentive to what was going on. This is a great little restaurant and competes well in a neighborhood that has several other Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good choice
    DonaCook
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    He have eaten at the Bistro many times. We always have a great meal. The wait staff is always personable and helpful with menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most of the food was excellent.
    BASS
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Service, Outside dining and appetizers were outstanding. The Lobster bisque was too salty. The leaf on the table was very weak. The Crab Risoto did not have enough crab taste. I would return at lunch and possibly try the gnocchi's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Small, intimate, frienday place that I would recommend to all of my friends. I'll return soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Es729
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had an amazing dinner last Saturday night. I had the sweet potatoe gnocchi with a Gorgonzola cream sauce that was one of the best meals I ever had!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10 friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We all had a great time and the food was excellent. Our server did a wonderful job waiting on a larger group. Next time I will dine in the outside garden with my wife. It looks very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    tjl78
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was probably our fourth visit to this restaurant. Each time the food and service has been very good. The waiter was enthusiastic about the specials and we ordered one of the appetizer specials. Sadly he came back apologizing that they had run out. That was disappointing, especially since we had a relatively early seating at 6:30. One of the things that sets this restaurant apart, imho, is the chefs treat of his homemade "chocolacello" after dinner. Again, not available last Saturday evening. Other than those two events, the dinner was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, did not disappoint
    LoveAGreatMeal
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We frequent this restaurant every few months, and even though it was the last day of SJ Restaurant Week, and the regular menu was not available, we were still not disappointed. We usually go with a group, and everyone in our groups (we try to introduce different people to Bistro), no one that we've ever been with has ever been disappointed with their meal. Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - Nice Atmosphere
    VeganKimVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed our pre-concert dinner at Bistro Di Marino. My fish was delicious and my dining companion had a wonderful 3 course prix-fixe menu for restaurant week.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv This Place!!
    rere
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Once again Bistro Di Marino gets rave reviews . Wonderful restaurant week selections ..four courses for 35pp. Had the pecan encrusted salmon ..absolutely delicious:)) nice ambiance n great service !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TriciaD
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Delicious food and great service! I would highly recommend Bistro Di Marino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    mikeymVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The best gnocchi I've ever had, and that's saying something. We went for restaurant week and every course was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Thestefsmom9
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic food. The only slight negative is that is you are bigger people, the chair space is a bit small and the parking is tough. Of course you have to try the gnocchi. Sweet potato gnocchi was to die for. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant
    rickVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    a little disappointing I had the wedge salad very blame also had the pasta in the beef tips also very blame not to mention no atmosphere at all not even a picture on the wall
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Veal was average but the seafood and pasta was outstanding. Very noisey when there is a full house; new menus had tiny print and was hard to read in the dimly lit room. Staff is the most attentive and does a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table unreliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Open Table set up and confirmed a dinner reservation for 4pm on Friday night. The Restaurant does not open for dinner until 5pm. The only thing wrong with my dining experience was my open table reservation. It is your responsibility to check for restaurant availability at the time requested. Your service is unreliable. Ed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    Faile
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants to go to, the food is suburb and the service outstanding. Love it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Out with 4 couples last Saturday, one which was there previously. From the moment we were seated until we left, the whole experience was flawless. Our server, Jeremy was excellent, knowledgable, friendly, and nothing was a problem for him. From the appetizers to coffee, everyone was extremely pleased with every selection, and it was varied. There was nothing to find fault with. Will be back soon, living only a few minutes away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the Top Food and Service
    Antonia
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first time to visit Bistro de Marino. I had family visiting from out of town and I was nervous about how the dinner would come off. I had no worries. Our party of 7 raved about each one's dinner. My husband and I can't wait to go back. Loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Collingswood Gem
    ChefAnnfromNJ
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Was so happy to see Bistro di Marino was a bit outside of town and we could find easy parking on the street. The ambiance is very warm and inviting and our server was excellent. The food is authentic Italian and expertly prepared. Their gnocchi's, which are their specialty, were melt in your mouth delish! We also appreciated not being rushed and being given time to digest our appetizer before the entrees were served. Will definitely revisit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dianefrom12thstreet
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food is always great. My favorite restaurant on haddon avenue. Great al fresco dining. I had apps for dinner..shrimp wrapped in pancetta..artichoke fritti...short rib gnocchi s app. Fabulous! Everyone ate something different and enjoyed it all. No room for dessert.. We will return for pumpkin ravi's. ,,!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Patio
    Philly86VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We will miss the patio now that the weather is cooling down. For sure the best outdoor dining in the area. Lots of new menu items to try. So far they are all yummy. If you haven't tried Bistro yet what are you waiting for. Great food. Great service. Great family owners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vey enjoyable
    Thedink43
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great ambiance tho a little noisy. Attentive service, very good food. Ate inside would like to try outside area weather permitting - maybe not until next spring
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro Di Marino
    McGin
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a great little place. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the ambiance was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining al fresco at its best
    Lizzy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food spectacular: gnocchi the best I've ever had; figs wrapped in prosciutto exceptional; grilled peaches w/cannoli cream delicious. Service could not have been better - Chris was super attentive. Outdoor patio is a real treat. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella17
    Bella17
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Second time here in this cozy little Collingswood NJ restaurant. Absolutely loved the food. I am Italian and I have to say that I have never tasted a gravy that mimicked the gravy that my grand mom used to make. She passed many years ago but the second I tasted it the memories came back. Everything was perfect from beginning to ends. May be my new fav italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian we've had since italy
    alisonandfrankVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We stumbled on this on the advice of a friend. Upon arrival we asked for outside seating and were pleasantly surprised at how simple and beautiful the patio was. Our server was attentive and made solid recommendations which we followed. We ordered the Prosciutto wrapped fig, the Longhot peppers stuffed with fennel sausage, and the antipasto for two. All three were fresh and absolutely spot on, thanks to Chris' recommendation!! We ordered the Gnocchi in the house Pork Sauce, family style, and it was awesome. The only way to follow this meal was with a terrific desert, which was the grilled peach, with cannoli cream, and two cannoli's. DELICIOUS! We are looking forward to going back (and finishing off the leftovers tomorrow for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was a little disappointed with the wedge salad. I would rate that as fair. The rest of the meal was excellent, especially the fig appetizer and gnocchi. We look forward to coming again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Although there's not much time left, try to get to the outdoor dining at this restaurant. They run a grill and do some amazing work. We had an appetizer of a fig that was stuffed with Gorgonzola wrapped in pancetta and then grilled.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night
    Luv2wineNdine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I went for dinner with one of my best friends who I haven't seen in awhile. We relaxed by the waterfall fountain in the courtyard over one of our favorite bottles of wine and we were able to talk and catch up. We love that Bistro Di Marino is BYOB and we love the atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service was great. It was a perfect night out and we will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fix the Air Conditioner
    Localgirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    we had a Friday night reservation. The hostess asked if we wanted to sit inside or out, we choose inside since it was one of the hottest days this summer so far. After we were seated we overheard a waiter telling another party the airconditioner was broken. We ordered the wedge salad with gorgonzola dressing. Couldn't taste any gorgonzola in the dressing. We both had different veal dishes and the veal was tough in both. Really not impressed with the food, and the heat didn't help. Decided to leave immediately after we finished dinner since the room was extremely uncomfortable ( no windows or doors open ).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate