Da Marino
Da Marino

Da Marino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.damarino.com/
  • Phone: 2125416601x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pasquale Marino & Massimo Occhi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful Italian restaurant located in the heart of the theater district. We provide custom menu, prix fixe, buffet, or open bar available for booking.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Wieland 2125416601x
  • Entertainment: Live piano music is offered every day in the evening from 6:00pm - 1:00am.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Public Transit: N, R & W subway lines to 49th Street and C & E subway lines to 50th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available next door at the Crown Plaza Hotel parking garage.
A word from Da Marino
Da Marino serves traditional authentic Italian cuisine featuring Chef Massimo's Northern Italian dishes and Chef Pasquale's Southern Italian cooking. Upon entering the restaurant you feel that you are in an old Italian villa overlooking the Mediterranean through balcony windows and terrace. The restaurant was created and designed by Chef and Owner Pasquale and painted by Italian artist Davide Rodoquino. We offer live piano music every evening.
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Da Marino reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (36)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (34)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (11)late-night find (8)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • My favorite restaurant ever!
    JennP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I go here every time I am in the City. We always get amazing food, service and entertainment!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Significant drop off in service, food and ambiance since we were last there 2 years ago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious, service fair
    Travels2much
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Do not recommend as a pre theatre restaurant. Service was slow despite the fact we advised we had tickets. We had to follow up twice on our wine and our server did not get my friends order correct. All that said when the food arrived it was delicious. I just wish we had time to savour it. It was an hour after we ordered that our meal arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic NY restaurant
    French1
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Amazing food, wonderful service, friendly staff. Recommend to everyone I know !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Theater District
    WinnerWinnerChickenDinner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I take a girls' trip to NYC every year, one of whom is religious about having at least one meal in the Times Square/theater district. Many of those places are touristy and sub-par, but Da Marino was a great find! You walk down steps from the street, and that plus the soft lighting give it an intimate feel. The menu had lots of Italian crowd-pleasing fare, but it seems like they really care about quality, too. The pasta in my papardelle Bolognese was done perfectly. Delicious. The servers were friendly, and the singer sings with a wink and a smile. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night prior to theater
    cc13165
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to dinner there prior to the theater. The food was great, service excellent. Good live piano music that was festive!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot off Times Square
    Pearlyb
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We happened upon Da Marino's for lunch when trying to find a place out of the hustle bustle and noise. Great food, lovely scenic décor, and relaxing rather than loud and rushed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Treasure!
    Bella214VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is my second time visiting Da Marino's while in NYC. The cocktails are exceptional. The food is awesome. The entertainment is outstanding. It's a fun place + all staff members are super-friendly as well as being knowledgeable. Can't wait to return to hear Dennis tinkle those piano keys again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very good Italian food in a city with a lot of competition. Usually don't enjoy pre theater meals, so left some extra time. Very comfortable and good service, food good enough to want to come back when we can eat later, less crowded, in order to enjoy the ambience a little more. Stepping down into the restaurant reminded us of a couple of restaurants in Sorrento. Nice bar, could use a better wine selection though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ugh!
    kimchris
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very dated dining area. Bathroom was full of knats. Real turn off before dinner. Sat at the bar first for a before dinner drink and asked what types of wine they had...the response was Italian. Not informative at all as far as I was concerned. The food was not that good at all. Greasy calamari for starters. We should of ended it after the appetizer instead of continuing on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Alone
    Clare
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had a wonderful meal! Was traveling alone on business but made to feel very welcome and comfortable as soon as I walked in the door. Was encouraged to stay longer but I had a meeting and could not. Next trip!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Italian
    luvitalian
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I spend a lot of time in Italy, so I guess that's why I like this restaurant. It reminds me so much of Italy. The food is very good and definitely Italian. We have been there many times. I asked for a dish that was not on the menu and they made it for me. That tells me that everything is freshly made. Try it out, you won't be sorry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Antejen
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great service and food. Loved the care paid to our experience by staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed
    C2Naples
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    After reading the reviews and viewing the pictures I was expecting a very nice dinner with my girlfriend. We got there and they didn't seem to have our reservations. They set up a table next to another one and in the pathway to the bathrooms and kitchen where people were always passing. The waiter got us moved and then we moved again to a quitter spot. The appetizer special was very good. The main course was not what I expected from such a highly rated restaurant. Over all I would not go back there and would not recommend anyone looking for a very good Italian meal in NYC.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Disappointment
    VoodooKAP18
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Unfortunately, this one fell flat of being impressive in any way. Food was mediocre at best, and the main waiter was rushing us as if we needed to east as fast as possible so the next table could be seated. For an Italian restaurant with what I read was a well trained chef from Italy, the "risotto" was nowhere close to being appetizing. It might have been better suited as sticky rice to be used with sushi. We paid way too much for what we were given. We won't be returning anytime we visit NYC.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • showdiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our first time there. We enjoyed the food and the service. we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before the Show
    stillhereforthefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Da Marino is one block form half a dozen theaters. It makes a big difference to be that close to a Broadway show. Given the price of show tickets, the evening better be special and Da Marino is. Unique ambience, great food, a generous pour withe house wine. Only problem this time: took 20 minutes to order, which made us nervous that we wouldn't make our show in time. The food flew out of the kitchen once we ordered, but it started the evening off on a tense note.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good news bad news
    warren
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food was delicious and the ambiance was quite nice, especially for the Times Square area. The portions of the chicken dish and lasagna were extremely generous, very fresh and tasty. Each was certainly enough for two people and possibly a small family. My problem with this restaurant is their up-selling. The waiter thoroughly described many specials. But he declined to mention their costs. One was a pasta dish. When I asked I learned it was $37. I think this should be told in advance. The cost of desserts are not on the menu and a carafe of house wine is nearing $50. If money is not an issue for you then this is a great place to go. Great food.Nevertheless I was not pleased with their approach
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We took my mom out for her 60th Birthday. The food was amazing, the service was outstadning. The piano player was excellent. The atmosphere was romatnic and relaxed. I highly reccomend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our dinner at Da Marino was excellent. From the appetizers through to the dessert and Limoncello, everything was perfectly prepared and full of flavor. The decor was charming, thestaff was friendly, and we will definitely be back for more! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    BillD
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent food and staff, go out of their way to make you happy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Theater Dining in NYC
    Goodfood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The location is ideal and the service was great (other than the waiters who couldn't pour a glass of wine without spilling some of it on the table); however, the food was mixed. The seafood pasta special was disappointing while the filet mignon special was delicious. My son described the filet as "succulent". The restaurant was quaint. The biggest negative was the noise level (really loud). Finally, it has the most interesting women's restroom that I have ever been in, with two water fountains (not including the toilet or sink) and other statues and knickknacks all around. You have to see it (too hard to describe). Anyway, we enjoyed our experience and food at Da Marino and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian Just off Times Sq.
    DocJerryL
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant is in a basement, but the inside is well lighted, decorated and inviting. The traditional northern Italian food was delicious and the service was excellent. Good choice before or after the theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, ambient and Service
    Alfonso
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Ambient, music, service and food were excellent! Loved the chocolate pasta, lamb chops, caesar salad and dessert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Manager
    Nycweek
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Got here 15 minutes prior to reservation and the manager greeted us. He told us it would only be a few minutes. He proceeded to hit on the two girls seated next to my 9 and 12yr old daughters. After sitting and listening to him for the 35 minutes we still had not been seated. At 20 minutes passed our reservation time I paid the bar tab and left. There are too many good places in NYC to go back to this place.
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  • Birthday celebration 2014
    Lafam2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Wonderful evening celebrating our daughter and grandaughters birthday! Food was awesome, ambiance lovely! Treated us like royalty and the piano bar was icing on the cake! Very attentive staff! Thanks so much, the girls are still talking about it being the highlight of our trip!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-theater spot
    luvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This was our fist time at this restaurant. On waiter took our order, another served it and when we had issues we could not attract our first waiter to help. The manager (or owner..not sure) was going around talking to some tables. The food, however, was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Ambiance, music, food and service were great and price was OK
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    NYfoodie
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is a simply wonderful restaurant. Cute, cozy ambience, beautiful live piano player, attentive, friendly, and thoughtful service, and excellent food. Will definitely be paying them a visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farmingtongal
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Good food (linguine al carbonara was yummy) and nice service. Portions are pretty large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live piano and sing-along! Great!
    CarTer
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We arrived a little early for our reservation, and found that two reservations ahead of us were waiting to be seated. During this time, the owner offered all of us a flute of Prosecco, thanking us for our patience in waiting to be seated. The staff were all professional, friendly and eager to please. I would definitely recommend this "restaurant row" gem to anyone who wants a enjoyable, delicious experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Theatre District!
    ccus911
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have eaten at Da Marino's many times, and it remains a favorite on theatre night. It's not fancy, but the food is great classic Italian family food...A signature dish that I get every time is the "Chocolate pasta" with Shrimp and vodka sauce...The pasta is fresh, made in house, and is not sweet. They put cocoa in the flour when making the pasta that gives it that hint of cocoa in color and flavor, and it marries very well with the richness of the vodka sauce....Everything comes out fresh, and flavorful....You may even find a celebrity in there, my wife sat at a table next to actor, Chris Noth one evening when there with her friends....a great little secret spot close to all the theaters...enjoy!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Broadway Restaurant
    Pavarotti
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The ambience here is good and the service excellent (despite our waiter knocking over a glass of wine) which is just what you want if you're there for a pre-theatre meal. The 'house' specialty of chocolate flavoured pasta is fine as an amuse Bouche or,perhaps as a shared starter but way too rich for a main course. The rest of the food was superb and although the wine list is limited here it is quite enough for a "quick" Italian.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly perfect
    ellenVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Its like coming "home" to your beloved Italy, even if you aren't Italian, you will feel Italian when you are here. The food is perfect, the service excellent and the music outstanding... What more could anyone want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very overpriced
    NancyWestchester
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We were a party of 6 and the check was $600. The food was not the caliber of paying such a price. We chose the restaurant because of proximity to the theatre. Big mistake. Way overpriced for what we got. The menu said included pasta and vegetable. No pasta was served. Just too much money for what it was.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    lunch was the best i have had in the city in a long time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent food, great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at DaMarinos. Excellent food and service. Very quaint intimate atmosphere. Loved the piano player and singer. Would go back when in nyc again
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Chr4101
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was great, the servers where really on the ball:) I felt that it took a long time to get the food. The piano music was really good! The ambiance they created is relaxing and romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the convenience!
    lauriemar324
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Don’t let the convenience of Da Marino fool you too! It is an overpriced tourist trap. We were seated in an narrow corridor of the restaurant literally sitting on top of other people. If I were claustrophopic I couldn’t have sat there. Salad drenched in so much vinegar it burned and then entrees that were tasteless. No room for salt & pepper on the table and no waiter to be found to ask for some. Do yourself a favor and take the extra time and venture further away from the theater for a good meal somewhere else!
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  • After Theater Dining
    ItalLuv
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent experience at DaMarino, already recommended to 3 people. Great for before and after Broadway shows. I took two of my best friends for their birthday celebration after a show. Experience was divine, food excellent, we had additional cocktails and deserts for free at the end. Staff is very attentive and courteous, they sang Happy birthday for my friends. Great entertainment. We went after 10pm on a saturday, it was not too pack by then. I would recommend for intimate and group dining including with kids.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.