Bistro Di Marino
Fabulous FindFirst time visiting. Great food! Wonderful service. Will definitely be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Birthday Dinner!This was not our first visit to Bistro Di Marino, nor will it be our last. We love the service and the food...OMG the food! We brought family and friends this time for my birthday and as we expected even with a large group everything was amazing. As always.... Fantastic!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good but not greatThis was our third trip to this retaurant. We recommended it to friends because we loved it so much and we especially love the courtyard. Eating in the courtyard is a must as long as the weather permits. It was a little chilly but we
didn't mind dressing a little warmer in order to enjoy the ambience. We ordered the crab and avacado appetizer special which was outstanding, as well as the long hots and gnocchi which were very good as well. However the entrees were not as good as we have had in the past. No one was in love with any of their choices. Not bad, just not great. Maybe just an off night in the kitchen. Still, all in all, I highly recommend this restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Di Marino was a greatBistro Di Marino was a great find. The food was spectacular especially the award winning gnocchi. It is a BYOB and there was not a corking fee. They also allowed us to bring in a birthday cake and did not charge a cutting fee. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was a great way to celebrate a birthday with family.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMReally fine food and impeccableReally fine food and impeccable service. Our waiter was Michael for two consecutive Saturday evenings. He's a true professional and understands the Bistro menu from top to bottom. He was not only attentive to our group, he remembered us by name when we returned one week later.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an enjoyable dinner withHad an enjoyable dinner with friends. Everyone enjoyed their dinner selections. I ordered one of the veal dishes. The veal was tender and yummy. Only complaint is despite having a reservation we had to wait 20 minutes for a table. We could have been seated right away if we wanted to sit outside but it was too chilly for that since the patio heaters were not on. Would go back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Di Marino is "the" place!Bistro Di Marino is "the" place! Awesome. We wanted to sit outside on the patio but it was still a little too chilly. The food and service is always tops! Love the fresh specials. The chocolate-cello is to die for! And when it comes to outdoor dining there is no place locally that compares.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGnocchi heaven!!Food!! If any other reason to come here it is for the food. Every thing we had was excellent. And the Gnocchi's.....OMG works. Best iv'e ever had. The sampler is good enough and large enough to also be an entree. Staff is friendly and fast.Place is clean with beautiful hardwood floors. Table settings nice and clean Parking is street on Haddon ave or side street so be prepared to walk a block if needed. Only issue, is the chairs. Not very confortable and most were loose and wobbly. Even my 8 yo daughter had to switch one out. Was afraid would fall apart under her. Prices are fair becuase of how good the food is. Id say $$ for apps and $$$ for entree's. And remember to BYOB. No bar here. I would recommend to friends and family for sure.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTo Die For Food!AMAZING FOOD! I love my Chicken Franchaise and the Gnocci with Gorganzola Cream Sauce was to Die For! They were perfect light little pillows in a amazing sauce. Best Italian food I've ever had! Can't wait to come back with my Mom!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific findThe food was great. The service was outstanding. The wait staff is one of the best I have ever experienced. I find it hard to believe the wait staff is that good all the time. I do need to find out by going back.
It was very noisy but that's because we had 2 birthday tables near us, but better to be noise and energetic than quiet and dead.
Great place.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to meet and greetWhat an illusion. When I first saw the place I was wondering how the restraurant was going to feed alot of people. But, as I walked through the first door, my guest and I were greeded then was asked if we wanted to sit in the courtyard. Inside, they did have great sitting but the outside had GREAT sitting also. The sun was about to go down and we had music and in my opinion the best server was(Chris). I am very light hearted and very amusing. So Chris really got all of my kidding and laughter. I must say, Bistro DiMarino hired the right server to greet and serve. By the way, the appitizers and the meal was amazing. Great restraurant. Definitely will be back.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were great. The place got a little too crowded when a large party came in and needed to be seated together. Then tables and chairs were added making it difficult to move around.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were treated very well.We were treated very well. It was full for the Easter holiday and our food was delicious. The staff was pleasant and helpful.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael Marino was very helpfulMichael Marino was very helpful in fitting in a larger group than we had originally made a reservation for on Easter Sunday. Food was really great and the portions were generous. We will certainly return, especially when they open up their patio seating.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in CollingswoodWe were a party of seven on Saturday night. The restaurant graciously changed our party size from six to seven at the last minute. We shared 3 appetizers and all were amazing. The gnocchi did not disappoint despite the glowing reviews. I highly recommend the baked gnocchi in cream sauce with panchetta. My ribeye was good (not great) but all of the other entrees were exceptional.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for the first timeWe went for the first time to celebrate my son's birthday based on the reviews from Opentable. The food and service was fantastic! I was extremely impressed at our waiter's sensitivity to my mother is elderly and walks with a walker. He offered to help her with her walker, hold her to get down the steps - we go out to dinner fairly often and have NEVER had that kind of service and caring!!! We were incredibly impressed - beyond words! The after dinner shot was perfect - delicious and hit the spot. Very nice! We will definitely go back!! I highly recommend!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis neighborhood restaurantThis neighborhood restaurant has consistently provided excellent food and friendly service for dinner. A warm atmosphere located right on the main street, Haddon Avenue, in Collingswood. This is a standout among several fine restaurants located in this town.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was very attentiveThe wait staff was very attentive and did their job well. The delicious food and friendly staff made our experience wonderful! I wish Collingswood had a better parking situation for downtown visitors.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI regularly go here for lunch.I regularly go here for lunch. This was my first time for dinner plus it was Restaurant Week. The meal was outstanding.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Di Marino is alwaysBistro Di Marino is always a great time for use. We went for restaurant week and the menu was fantastic. Each of us had something different so we got to sample everything. This is one restaurant that is consistently very good.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here during restaurantI went here during restaurant week and it was fabulous. I dont even normally like Gnocchis but I would eat them here any day of the week. Everything was delicious and the service was great !3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSix of us dined during restaurantSix of us dined during restaurant week. The food was very good. Our server was very attentive but did not hover. An unexpected and nice surprise were the complimentary shots of chocolate hazelnut liquor were were brought at the end of our meal. We were given coupons for their outside dining area. Sounds like we'll be back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent food andAlways excellent food and service. I have never had a disappointing meal here. One of my favorites and at a great price point.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time SaturdayWe had a great time Saturday night. Even with a reservation, we had to wait 20 minutes. Once we were seated, our waiter, Michael, was very attentive. Food was really good, and of course, the gnocchi were to die for. Restaurant is a little loud, but the vibe is great (the place was packed). Would definitely go back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time here. It'sMy first time here. It's a hidden gem. Food was excellent and service was outstanding.
Will definitely be on my list of to go places.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSeveral customer reviews recommendeSeveral customer reviews recommended the gnocchi, so we tried the sampler (choose three of six types offered). I am not a gnocchi expert but the texture was buttery soft, not chewy, and the sauces were savory. One thing for which I praise the chef is that he uses salt sparingly in his sauces. It is easy to make a sauce seem tasty when you have loaded it with salt. The sauces stood on their own merit without unnecessary saltiness. I would suggest you bring a wine which is not too tannic or robust. The portions are generous without being ridiculous. Dinners were prepared quickly, without a lengthy wait. Staff was warm and welcoming. I will return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding andThe food was outstanding and the waiter was ok, he seemed a little preoccupied. Loved the complimentary after dinner drink.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Awesome! Every time we go to Bistro Di Marino it is terrific. The service is always prompt and friendly. The food is homemade and delicious.
We enjoyed two specials. The artichoke crab dip appetizer and the flounder with shrimp. Many times with fish the sauce is so overpowering that you can barely taste the fish. We usually push the sauce to the side. Not so at Bistro. The sauce complimented the fish well and we found ourselves double dipping.
The complimentary shot of chocolate cello was awesome as was the attention from one of the owners Mike.
Can't wait for warm weather and the Bistro patio. If you have not experienced the Bistro patio then you are missing a gem. Great experience complimented with terrific food and ser3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM