Marianna Ristorante - Renton
Marianna Ristorante - Renton

Marianna Ristorante - Renton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mariannaristorante.com/
  • Phone: (425) 271-7042
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday 11:00am to 10:00pm
    Saturday and Sundays 2:00pm to 10:00pm
    Happy hour everyday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have an small Private room that can accommodate up to 20 people and has a pull out screen for presentations and meetings.

    We will work with your budget in creating a menu that fits your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Santiago 4252717042x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South 3rd street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available
A word from Marianna Ristorante - Renton

We specialize in Northern Italian cuisine. Delicious homemade pastas such as Gnocchi, Fettuccine and Ravioli…but everyone loves our Spaghetti Bolognese!

Our Veal Piccata is to die for and we run specials every day such as Pork chops, Steaks and Fresh Seafood. Allso we have a beautiful brick oven where we make thin crust pizzas and bake our own bread. The Wine List is mainly Italian but we also carry several local wines. We also have a private room than can accommodate up to 20 people for special events. In addition we invite Winemakers and we host 5 course wine dinners for those who like to know more about all the different types of wines from Italy and the rest of the world.

Our dining room is very cozy and romantic to impress that special someone. We also have a full bar where we run happy hour from 3:00pm to 6:00pm everyday, $2.000 off appetizers and well drinks as well as pasta tasters for $6.00
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Marianna Ristorante - Renton reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (4)special occasion (3)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great food, forget a quick lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I love the food at Marianna. It really is good, and have been many times. I took my office there for lunch and the place was extremely quiet, only one other table in their "back room." I suspect I know why. They can't turn a table for lunch in under an hour,if you are trying to have a work lunch and have to get back, forget about it! It took us 1 1/2 hours for a lunch, and, remember, we really were the only table there. The other issue I have is that I asked about the "lunch combo" Spaghetti. The waiter said I could simply add meatballs to the Menu item one to have the same dish, without the accompanying salad/soup and coffee/soda. What he didn't tell me was that the cost was the same and for 2 small meatballs, it was an extra $3.50.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Renton.
    corvettesparky
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second trip and it was as great as I remembered! Parking is a little difficult but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latest visit.
    MichaelB
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Ummm, well, this was our 8th-10th visit since they opened in downtown Renton. We got there ahead of our reservation, waited about 10 mins for someone to come out and seat us. We were seated by who appeared to be our waiter, were given menus, water, then a different person came to take our order. Never heard the specials, soup of the day, etc. Very disappointing to be treated this way. Food always was excellent, service was marginal at best. It appeared as if we were just someone to serve, not a customer. May not ever come back, which is too bad as we are retiring outside this area and Marianna would be the ONLY reason we'd ever come back to Puget Sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the Marianna Ristorante - Renton reviews archive.
  • Great Italian menu
    Cyrilla
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If you are looking for a great Italian restaurant in Seattle this is the one. It is in Renton in a small neighborhood but worth the cab ride from downtown or your car from the airport. Super italian menu and nice Italian wine list. Some of the best Italian food I have had in a long time. The Bolognese was superb as was the Lasagna and sea food dishes with pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy4me
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was very good, as was the service. The desserts were excellent, and the salads crisp and fresh tasting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Service Experience
    Mullin
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The restaurant was either understaffed or just extremely poor service. It wasn't even busy but the other patrons experienced the same misfortune of a bad Renton dining experience. Arrived at 6:30 pm and the evening went downhill from being seated, At 8:45 got up and had to find a waiter for our check. Had two small pizza's, one chicken dinner (side salad never delivered) and two dinner salads .(served on small plates). The entire evening was very strange indeed.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our food was delicious. Lasagna and rigatoni, both prepared well. Rigatoni was al dente, the extra sauce on the lasagna was terrific. It raised the bar on the lasagna! Great bread and oil and a wonderful ceasar salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing
    JamesMVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Given the many positive reviews, we reasonably high expectations for dinner here but were very disappointed. The service was nearly non-existent, despite the restaurant being nearly empty. Our waiter spent his time sitting and talking at another table. As a result, we had a 15 minute before our order was taken, long waits with empty water glasses, and we had to ask for our check twice. The food was ok but nothing special.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great dinner.
    MichaelB
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Wow. What a great meal and a great experience - as always. Once again the entire staff at Marianna's made this yet another memorable experience. The food was exquisite, the wine fantastic, and staff and service second to none. We are planning our retirement and move to AZ within the next 10 months - and I can say that Marianna's is going to be the one and only place and the one and only experience in the ENTIRE Puget Sound area we are going to miss. Marianna's would be the ONLY reason we'd ever come back up here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Always yummy food with vibrant atmosphere. Surprising to find such a place in Renton....but we keep going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice Italian Restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went down on Mothers day for dinner and had the special of that day: One Fillet Mignon (me) my wife's was poached King Salmon. Both entries were exceptional. Sontiago the owner was our waiter. Very professional. We went to Marianna's as we have eaten there before and found the food very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great italian in renton
    byoselfVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    food was tasty and plentiful, however with the amount of wait staff working the night we went, service was the speediest or attentive. first time here, will go back for a future dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    NWJ91
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had read through reviews that the food was good but service was not up to par so that is what we had expected. We were pleasantly surprised with incredible service! There were 6 of us and they did not miss a beat! Food was incredible and we had terrific service! Can't say enough about this place, we think it will soon be a new favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit
    tpilichowski
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Marianna Ristorante is always consistent with their service and food and is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Filet cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. Food and service excellent as always. Love the beet salad. Try it....you'll love it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining, but...
    edyakVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The Italian waiter that served us sang and entertained people, but he forgot our order right after taking it and had to return to ask what one of us ordered. He was the only waiter working the dining area, and was not very attentive. The pizza, although flavorful was soggy in the center.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I dine there regularly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I dine there regularly and never disappointed with quality of food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant never rushes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This restaurant never rushes you. You dine at your pace with very attentive waitstaff. The food is always good and the wine list is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian fare, very nicely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great Italian fare, very nicely prepared. One of us is Sicilian/Italian and the meatballs appetizer and sauce reminded him of his Mom's. Service was very nice. Only complaint is that the restaurant has a little identity crisis. The bar is a little loud, with happy hour, while the restaurant has a very nice low-key ambiance. There is no separation however, so the soft music and dim lighting of the restaurant is displaced by the loud music and revelers in the bar, until they left. The drinks were great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On this visit service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    On this visit service was OK....not exceptional as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service lacking
    EatItAll
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was amazing. Really good flavors, portion sizes, and presentation. Only thing that marred our experience was poor service. The waiter was short with us and not very interested in serving us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but...
    Allie
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    This was my 2nd time here and I have to say both the food and service were sub par; much different from the great 1st time experience. The food didn't seem carefully plated, more like thrown together in a hurry; and didn't seem seasoned. I was surprised at the indifferent service received too. Seemed like the waiter just didn't want to be working. He barely kept our water refilled and did not offer pricing on the specials for that night. He also did not offer fresh ground pepper for our salads, and seemed more interested in helping other tables he had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was just ok
    Rose
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    OVerall experience was very good. Service good and friendly. My husband has pizza which was a bit soggy not a traditional Italian pizza. My seafood pasta was ok. Prawns tasted like cholrine and the pasta a bit dry and tastless. Bread and wine were wonderful. Would go back and order something else though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As a recent visitor to Italy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    As a recent visitor to Italy, I love the authenticity of the Tuscan influence. They have great food and awesome service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in the area
    Arnaud
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Best gnocchi I ever had outside of Italy. This place is a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy coming to the restaurant
    Wizard29VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Enjoy coming to the restaurant in our neighborhood
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality food and great service,
    jayk
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Quality food and great service, We have been at Marianna several times never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marianna's = Magnifico!
    DebandErin
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Always a pleasure dining here, from tasty entrees, daily specials, specialty cocktails, and wine selection, you cannot go wrong. A neighborhood favorite, and one of the best restaurants you will find outside of downtown Seattle. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always good food...however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    As always good food...however their dinner specials have not been to my preference.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Linguini Venezia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    I had the Linguini Venezia special. It was an awesome blend of flavors with the scallops and prawns sauteed to perfection. They should make it a permanent menu item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and Miss
    date2nite
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Sometimes is place is good and sometimes not. This was a not. Pasta undercooked for both our dinners. One waiter it seemed for the entire restaurant so service was very, very slow. Ordered bottled water. Never came so we told our bus person and he said we did not get it because they were out. Hello?! Could we have been told this? No one came back to us to ask how the food was so we just ate it. We were starving. Last time we were there it was just the opposite but have to be truthful about this night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better food than Armando's
    KerryVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The dishes here were higher quality than Armando's. We started with a lovely Burrata appetizer and then had a pasta and a chicken dish. Food was on par with the prices. Service was not so wonderful on the night we were there. Just a lot of waiting - first for a server to stop by, then to take our order. Once our order was placed our dishes arrived too quickly (we saw the server come by with our entrees and return to the kitchen, i.e. heat lamps when she noticed we were still eating our appetizer). We experienced the same thing at the end of our meal. It took forever to get the bill taken care of and to get a little more water after our meal. We'll go back, but don't expect top notch service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I eat with family or entertain
    john
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    I eat with family or entertain business clients at least once per week and am so glad that Renton has a restaurant at this level of quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I am there at least once per
    john
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I am there at least once per week with family or clients and they all rave about the place. The owner is always present and makes it a point to stop by every table and it makes you feel like you are having dinner at a friends house. Want your meal prepared a special way, no problem. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad food and service
    Domonique
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    The puttenesca was extremely fishy and had far too many sardines. The ravioli was undercooked and so-so. The veal picatta was very good however according to my son. The waiter was rude and kept telling bad jokes at our expense. Their old restaurant Vino was so much better than this.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Lovely dining experience all around great service great food highly recommended
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining in Downtown Renton
    bbrelaxed
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We loved the food--lots of choices. Mostly moderate prices--some higher. It's good to have more dining options in downtown Renton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    This is the place to go for authentic Italian food. Great food, service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went there for Valentines
    msginny
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went there for Valentines day - they featured a 5 course dinner - it was outstanding! Their new chef "Jackson" did an amazing job! Can't wait to go again and view the menus and check out the special - YUMMY stuff!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we were not aware it would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    we were not aware it would be a fixed price menu. Neietrh of us enjoyed the limited selection.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate