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Da Marino
Da Marino
  • Address:
    220 West 49th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

Da Marino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.damarino.com
  • Phone: (212) 541-6601
  • 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 (212) 541-6601
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great service and food. Loved the care paid to our experience by staff."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our first time there. We enjoyed the food and the service. we will be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and staff, go out of their way to make you happy"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Ambient, music, service and food were excellent! Loved the chocolate pasta, lamb chops, caesar salad and dessert!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Ambiance, music, food and service were great and price was OK"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Good food (linguine al carbonara was yummy) and nice service. Portions are pretty large."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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! "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "lunch was the best i have had in the city in a long time. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We made the reservation here based primarily on location near the theater. Host could not have been more welcoming, waiter was a little overbearing. Food was great! Nice variety on menu, all well prepared and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We made reservations before a broad way show and selected the restaurant because of the reviews in Open Table and the menu. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to eat there because of an inappropriate host. When my husband entered the restaurant and approached the host, he stated that he was waiting for me his wife. The host then replied, sure she is seated in the back. My husband walked to the back only to find two women sitting, drinking and laughing. It wasn't me! When my husband returned to the host station, the host starting laughing and stated "Oh, I was only joking". My husband didn't think that it was funny and left. We both like good jokes, but this wasn't the way to welcome new customers. You should look into this! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I wanted to like it. Really. I needed something close to the theatre with good food. What you get is one level above restaurant chain food. Lower expectations and go only because of proximity. Stay basic and ask for smaller portions and ask to put any possible sauces or dressing on the side. The house wines are awful. Ask for a taste before receiving a bowl full of grape ade. Better yet, skip it and eat after the show. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This was our first time and we very much enjoyed our dinner at Da Marino. The atmosphere was just perfect and what you would want in an Italian Restaurant. We especially enjoyed the live music! Can't wait to go back and try the desserts!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "What a fun night at Da Marino's! A group of six women on the town having the time of our life. We didn't think it could get any better, but then we stepped into Da Marinos. From the moment we sat down to the last sip of Limoncelo (on the house) we were filled up with excellent food, wonderful ambiance, music, and the most attentive wait staff -- loved Vadeem! You must try the cheesecake for dessert - divine. We stayed almost three hours - and could have closed the place down it was that much fun. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It's a small cozy restaurant, friendly environment and the food was really good. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food! They have the theater crowd down pat. They can seat you, serve you drinks and dinner and get you out in time for dinner. The food was great and the service was excellent.l"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had out of town visitors and wanted something very "NYC" for after a show - we found it. The service was fantastic and the food was DELICIOUS. Loved the ambiance and will definitely return. It is a bit crowded and active, which is exactly what we wanted. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food is great; all four if us had terrific meals. Service was absolutely the best, from the maître d to the waiter. Pick your time thoughtfully so that you don't get stuck between servings for Broadway Show groups. It is a small but cosy venue. But go. You will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014